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Old 04-07-2013, 05:02 AM   #661
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Its an on going work of art Jim , like everyone here all waiting to see the final result.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:36 AM   #662
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WOW!!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:24 PM   #663
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Jim glad to see that the tank arrived and that it is a gorgeous as anything that Evan touches!

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After a years wait (and well worth the wait!), the new tank is here. Absolutely Gorgeous

I provided the foam mock-up and bike and Evan Wilcox improved on it and made it a reality. He is truly one of the few masters in the world able to do this kind of work.

We agreed that Evan can make this tank for others now that he has the templates and can reproduce it. Call him and get on his wait list if desired. For any future SC3 builds we do - this will be the tank we install.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #664
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For the exception of the new rear shocks coming next week, the bike is all together with the new triples, steering damper, forks, Braking caliper, front hub, gas tank, and crash bar.

Took it for a nice ride up in the hills (hwy9, 35, page mill - for the locals), and was very happy with the handling. The bike felt more stable at all speeds.

For the gas tank, I was shooting for 6 gallons by design. Today was the test fill to see how close it came - 6.3 gallons with room to spare! That should be good for at least 200+ miles before reserve. When Evan did the tank, he added a bit more volume by adding some crowning here and there.

The front Braking caliper also is a big improvement. Two finger pull does the job.

Heres a few snippet pics before I get the new shocks on...










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Old 04-14-2013, 07:02 PM   #665
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Looks incredible Jim.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #666
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Looks great Jim, how about a full side shot right side up ;)
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:22 PM   #667
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Looks great Jim, how about a full side shot right side up ;)
What John said. Other than that, I am without words!
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #668
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Damn Jim! This makes me wish that I had finished my mechanical engineering program! Great job!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #669
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Looks great Jim, how about a full side shot right side up ;)
Hmmm My guess Jim,s waiting for the shocks that will be shown off with the colour co-ordinted re-anodised swinging arm....i feel a new screensaver coming up.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #670
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Just beautiful Jimmy!!!

I may have missed it earlier, but what master cylinder are you using? What diameter piston is it?

Thanks for sharing this build with us bike building dreamers.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #671
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Hmmm My guess Jim,s waiting for the shocks that will be shown off with the colour co-ordinted re-anodised swinging arm....i feel a new screensaver coming up.
You are correct !!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #672
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Just beautiful Jimmy!!!

I may have missed it earlier, but what master cylinder are you using? What diameter piston is it?

Thanks for sharing this build with us bike building dreamers.

Thanks. Im using the stock Sportster master cylinder. I didn't measure the piston diameter, so don't know. I thought id try it first to see how it would work, and it works well. I did a seal rebuild on it while it was apart too.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #673
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Thanks Jimmy for the info. What year stock sporty MC? I can find out diameter that way.

I was hoping my beast was gonna look good when done, but you have set the bar WAY high...too high for me. I will just worry about it running and handling and forget looks at this point.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #674
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Looking good, Jimmy!!!


Hadn't noticed before, but I think the reg/rec needs a rock guard?
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #675
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Thanks Jimmy for the info. What year stock sporty MC? I can find out diameter that way.

I was hoping my beast was gonna look good when done, but you have set the bar WAY high...too high for me. I will just worry about it running and handling and forget looks at this point.
Its a 2003. Im pretty sure its a 9/16" diameter bore on the front MC but check me on that.

Don't worry, when mine is done, i'll start riding it more off-road so it wont look so pretty
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