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Old 05-25-2011, 08:52 AM   #211
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Nice work Jim, the improved riding stance will be a welcomed change, as will the new shifter once it is designed. I like the master set up level, looks better and function is better. Glad that we are going at this at the same time. It really helps me out
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:21 PM   #212
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Stopping power !

Just installed a proper front brake rotor - 320mm dia. Now the front is bigger than the rear...

Just need a kickstand and seat, and this one is done ! - Well, I guess now its time to start the farkling....

Unfortunately, cant ride it this weekend - so, the first off-road test will have to be the following weekend. Cant wait to see how it works.

On the street, it handles nicely. Feels very light and nimble when rolling and turns well. Ive only had it up to 50mph though - but no head-shake or other ill effects.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:33 PM   #213
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So...

not to be presumptious...

but....


How much will the "JTH Advenster Kit" come-in at?...and how soon will it be available for delivery?

I gotta' line on a Sporty.


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Old 05-26-2011, 07:14 AM   #214
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JTH,

Congrats ! You sir have created one of the most badass Sportster conversions I've ever had the pleasure to see! Thanks !

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:59 AM   #215
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Awsome comments all ! - Thanks. Im very pleased with how it turned out too.

Next steps are 1) make sure all the parts work off-road well, and 2) see how I can make the parts available to anyone wanting to build one of these.

All the parts I designed are reproducable to spec, so offering a kit or individual parts for sale is do'able - and in the plans. Along with the kit or parts would come the build notes to help out. Costs - TBD. To get low prices, you normally need high volume and mfg in a low cost region - and thats not realistic for this bike. The number of builds will most likely be low and I plan to keep the mfg in the USA.

Stay tuned....
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:01 PM   #216
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Simply awesome! I would be interested in some of the "custom" parts, ie swingarm, rear fender, rear sets. I would think if you offered these parts, the other stuff (forks, shocks and what not) could be sourced by the buyer to allow them to customize theirs for their needs.

I love it!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:45 PM   #217
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sweet bike! great job!
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:43 AM   #218
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You have the seat finished off yet? Properly upholstered?
To me, a weak area where you need to move around.
Oh, do you have a final weight either gassed up or empty tank?
Seat height?
Other than that beautiful bike!
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #219
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You have the seat finished off yet? Properly upholstered?
To me, a weak area where you need to move around.
Oh, do you have a final weight either gassed up or empty tank?
Seat height?
Other than that beautiful bike!
No, seat is not done yet. Im going to try to get to Corbin next weekend. They will do a custom seat while you wait - need to make appt.

No weight or seat height yet. i'll try to weigh it at work next week on our shipping scale, and seat height after I get the new seat - which will be a bit taller.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #220
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Not very exciting, but necessary - the kickstand retrofit is underway.

Made an adaptor bracket that will nest into the original kickstand socket bracket and will bolt in. No frame mods required.

Still need to make the spring attachment bracket. That will mount where the stock foot peg used to mount.

Also, need to lengthen the kickstand 2" - got it from the cycle salvage. Not sure what it came off - but its almost a perfect fit - got lucky
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:11 PM   #221
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Even your sidestand bracket is sexy. I love both of these Sportster builds.



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Old 06-07-2011, 09:05 PM   #222
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Even your sidestand bracket is sexy. I love both of these Sportster builds.

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Wait until you see the curves in the sidestand itself

Its going to the welder tomorrow to add 2" length !

Then to Corbin later this week for the seat.......
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:03 PM   #223
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Corbin Seat !!!

I made it to Corbin today - finally. This was really the icing on the cake - the bike looks finished now with this awsome seat - fantastic work crafted by their wizzard, Julio - my hat is off to the guy. A real master of his trade - Thanks Julio.

Got there at 8:15am and there were a few guys already there for their seats - and this guy named, Rodent - nice guy with some great stories. He's been around the block a few times.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:05 PM   #224
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I'll show some of the seat making process for those interested. Here they start with taping the area to shape the seat pan around...
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:08 PM   #225
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Then they took a Sportster Solo saddle pan and foam and began shaping to fit around the tank. Once that was done, some rough foam trimming to my desire and fibreglassing......
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