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Old 05-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #451
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Just a quick note to say: Your bike is the balls!!

Amazing machine. Have you gotten it properly dirty yet?
Thanks. No, not "properly" dirty yet. Its been offroad at a few local OHV parks, but just dry dusty conditions. No mud yet. I'll be sure to post pics when that happens.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #452
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Jim - have you ramped up production on that skid plate yet? I'm interested if you have.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #453
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Jim - have you ramped up production on that skid plate yet? I'm interested if you have.

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Old 05-31-2012, 02:48 AM   #454
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Hey Jimmy,
I joined up this group just to say what a fantastic project.
Really nice bike.
I hope you'll keep posting any further modifications etc.
I had thought about such a project some years ago, but for a variety of reasons ended building a Buell X1 Cafe Racer. Now I've started thinking Sportster street scrambler again.
Wishing you many safe and enjoyable miles on your bike.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:16 AM   #455
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Hey Jimmy,
I joined up this group just to say what a fantastic project.
Really nice bike.
I hope you'll keep posting any further modifications etc.
I had thought about such a project some years ago, but for a variety of reasons ended building a Buell X1 Cafe Racer. Now I've started thinking Sportster street scrambler again.
Wishing you many safe and enjoyable miles on your bike.
John
Thanks John ! Im still tweaking here and there, so I'll continue to post updates as they come. New blinker brackets done (i'll post pics soon). Currently working on the new kickstand and GPS mount. Later this year, I'll be doing a larger gas tank...cant wait for that!
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #456
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I saw this bike at the Quail Gathering. Impressive work!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #457
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I saw this bike at the Quail Gathering. Impressive work!!
Thanks Al. If i would have known you were going to be there, i would have brought my RTMSB for a signing! Next time. I used this book to help understand the intantaneous force center for determining the swingarm angle on this bike. Worked!!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #458
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Oh, stop, you'll make me blush!

I'm local to the East Bay area, any time you're up this way, I'd be happy to put my mark on it for you.

Glad to hear that the squat segment helped you -- that was probably the hardest bit for me to understand. I think, even with Paul's explanation in person as well as the text, that I have a basic working knowledge about it. Enough to know that when I build a frame from scratch (a someday project) I'll use an insert system to change the squat characteristics. I'd never be so confident about the calculations that I'd feel I got it right from the start. Especially since it has so many variables including consumables -- tires which change size as they wear, and tuning items -- sprockets which can be larger or smaller for gearing changes. Wicked complicated.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #459
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Website down?

G'day Jim,

I just tried to access your website and it's saying that its a known fraudulent website and Norton advises I don't go there. Are you aware of this?

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #460
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G'day Jim,

I just tried to access your website and it's saying that its a known fraudulent website and Norton advises I don't go there. Are you aware of this?

Cheers,

Adrian
No, i havent heard of or had any issues yet with it. I have heard that you can get these types of messages when using certain browsers, where others dont have a problem and people suggest trying a different browser (if you have another). I'll look into it though.

The website is still under development though, so youre not missing too much. I hope to soon get it finished and start offering parts/kits...and more importantly, Scorpion T-shirts
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:44 AM   #461
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'Surfing-in' from Germany via internet explorer works, just tested!

One question, Jimmy, if I'm allowed to:

There's a magazine here in Germany named 'Custombike'. In the actual issue they ran a story 'bout 2 flat-track-styled Sporties. Nice bikes, indeed. I'd like to point them to your building-thread here. They often show bikes from the United States, maybe, they're interested.

I'm no real Harley-fan, the bikes being too heavy, over-priced in my opinion and too 'relaxed' for me. Only Sporties in flat-frack- or café-racer-style pull my interest on them every once-in-a-while. But be assured, if I'd win a lottery, I'll be standing on your door-step to get me a copy of your bike (maybe in a bit lower version, I'm just 1,70 meters small).

Thanks for much fun in reading your build-story and looking at your pics.

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:29 AM   #462
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One question, Jimmy, if I'm allowed to:

There's a magazine here in Germany named 'Custombike'. In the actual issue they ran a story 'bout 2 flat-track-styled Sporties. Nice bikes, indeed. I'd like to point them to your building-thread here. They often show bikes from the United States, maybe, they're interested.
Hi Bambi - thanks for the kind words! Yes, please do. That would be great to get the bike in the mag.

Im also meeting with the chief editor of the new mag, "BikeCraft" in a few weeks to do some riding/pictures. Hopefully it gets published. The first "premier" issue just came out this month and they initially will only do four issues a year, but if successful, then more frequent. Its a cool mag with all makes and types of bikes custom builds.

http://www.bikecraftmagazine.com/
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:40 PM   #463
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Website worked this time....

Hi Jim,

Just tried the website again and it worked fine, without Norton trying to shut me out.
Re the tank have you thought about just going to one of the manufacturers and trying a few plastic tanks? A bloke here in Oz entered the Australian Safari on a BMW 650/850 flat twin a few years back and he shoehorned a DR650 tank on ,looked good too.

Don't get me wrong, your tank looks great, but I noticed the sand on your ride and would worry about denting it in a tumble. Any plans for some sort of engine/tank protection bars?

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #464
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Adrian - good to hear it worked. Could have been a false positive, or somthing tech'y like that that i know very little about.

I havent tried any plastic tanks, but someone posted on page 3 & 4 a large acerbis tank on a sportster. It looks like it would be too tall / top heavy for what i want though. Later this year im going to have an aluminum hand formed tank made thats 5.5+ gal and try to keep the weigh lower. I havent come up with any good ideas on how to protect it for when it "eventually" goes down. Possibly form a thick carbon fiber cover to protect the lower leading edges ??? I'll wait until i have the tank to see what can be done. Maybe work with one of the local gas tank companies and use the new larger aluminum tank to create a mold for a plastic one ??? -
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:09 AM   #465
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Done! Now waiting for reation ...

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