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Old 04-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #16
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The last two things I needed was tires and something for a seat cover. The only tired I could find were either full on dirt tires or dual sport. I think think with the style of the bike a little more aggressive tire works well. For the seat I knew I wanted leather but for leather at my local Tandy was going to be expensive. At least $150 because I couldn't just buy what I needed. I had to buy a whole side of a cow. This would have to wait a couple weeks. In the mean time I hit a couple thrift stores and bought a couple leather coats to cut up. One black and one red. When I laid both on the bike I liked the red so that's what I cut up and wrapped the seat with. It was ok and would do for a temporary fix. It's impossible to wrap a seat with one piece of material and make it smooth. All that was left was a few decorations. I wrapped the air cleaner in brass and painted a few nuts and bolts brass.



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Old 04-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #17
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And of course the key needed to be modified.


One more from the riders perspective.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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Yeah I see those creations on CL pretty regular,I think the novelty goes away once all the paraphanelia is bolted on.

Those bikes like most are always worth more $ bone stock,looks like your having fun though.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:14 AM   #19
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It only took about a week until I was sick of the red crappy seat cover. I went and bought the leather and lacing I wanted to use. I spent an afternoon cutting and punching holes.


And finally got the seat I wanted all along. The leather had branding marks so I made sure to incorporate those into the seat.


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Old 04-17-2013, 08:24 AM   #20
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The last piece to the build. A brand new original plate. And coincidentally it came from the same person that hooked me u with the bike. My brother.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #21
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Nice work! I'm doing a bit of this on a CT90 (but what I am doing REALLY pales in comparison to your work on this bike... great stuff)
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:20 PM   #22
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Yeah I see those creations on CL pretty regular,I think the novelty goes away once all the paraphanelia is bolted on.

Those bikes like most are always worth more $ bone stock,looks like your having fun though.
Thanks i'am.
I've yet to find an SL or CL modded much more than a bobber. And i guarantee I could sell this bike for a lot more than I could have in stock form.
The great thing with this build is I have not done anything that can't be put back to original.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #23
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Well it's unique and unusual....

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:45 PM   #24
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Wow, what a cool build. I especially like the taillight. Too bad it wouldn't work with using the actual filaments in the tubes. I can imagine hitting the brakes and the two outer tubes slowly lighting up to a bright orange!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:58 AM   #25
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Wow, what a cool build. I especially like the taillight. Too bad it wouldn't work with using the actual filaments in the tubes. I can imagine hitting the brakes and the two outer tubes slowly lighting up to a bright orange!
Yeah I thought about that but with 6 volts I could have come to a stop, waited for traffic, and it still probably wouldn't have started to glow. :)
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #26
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I received my new brass levers and got them installed. It's a much better look.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #27
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nice work, love the motif
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #28
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I love the idea, and most of the look, but there are a couple things that just seem off. The tanks look disproportionately small to my eye. Also, the garden hose valve for a kill switch is kind of tacky. I think it would look much better with another toggle switch, since that is an on/off anyway.

But keep up the good work, this is a lot of fun.
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I love the idea, and most of the look, but there are a couple things that just seem off. The tanks look disproportionately small to my eye. Also, the garden hose valve for a kill switch is kind of tacky. I think it would look much better with another toggle switch, since that is an on/off anyway.

But keep up the good work, this is a lot of fun.


The valve is more than just an on/off kill switch. It also functions as a three way headlight switch. off, low beam, & high beam. So a toggle switch would not work and be to small. Plus a water valve makes more sense with cylinders that more than likely would contain a fluid.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:23 PM   #30
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The valve is more than just an on/off kill switch. It also functions as a three way headlight switch. off, low beam, & high beam. So a toggle switch would not work and be to small. Plus a water valve makes more sense with cylinders that more than likely would contain a fluid.
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Okay, that makes a bit more sense than I thought. I am still not a huge fan of that specific knob, but the valve makes sense. Maybe it's just me, but that one just says garden hose too much to me. Although, who am I to criticize, I have nowhere near the skill to make something this cool.
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