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Old 10-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #811
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Today, I have cut off the bottom piece of cam cover just to trim off the dead weight..... Have you thought about it?? One thing that came to my mind when designing one is that I would want to access to the sprocket with my tool without removing it so I would make one with big hole in the middle while still providing a good protection. Any thought??
Sounds good, but I haven't looked into this too much. I did talk with Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles a while ago, and he has done some nice custom work on some of his Sportster sprocket covers. Maybe check out some of his bikes.

http://mulemotorcycles.net/
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:07 PM   #812
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #813
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I should buy stock in Continental tires - seems like everyone these days is putting TKC80's and just about every kind of bike. Even a Ducati Panigale I recently saw!

I like the retro paint on the tank though
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:24 PM   #814
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Development of the plastic 6 gallon gas tank is now underway. Here is the start of the foam plug that will be used for the mold. It's a close replica of the Aluminum 6 gallon tank I designed and then hand formed by Evan Wilcox.

The imperfections in the foam plug will be filled and sanded next...

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Old 10-31-2013, 01:24 AM   #815
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Pm me price and availability when you get that tank done!
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:29 PM   #816
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I could be next in line if the price and release date is right.

Question for you: 1) Will the design of this tank work with any type of triple tree or is it recommended to purchase your triple tree? 2) What type of plastic is it? Is it similar as one that IMS use on their 6-gal and 10-gal that is indestructible? 3) Have you thought on color selection for dying or is it paintable with proper primer?

I just got wheel set from buchanan's on Monday so at this point, I am ready to assemble my bike back together(starting with motor, forks, wheel, etc) and if goes as planned, I could be needing fuel tank short after Christmas to fire up my bike. I am without fuel tank right now.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #817
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I could be next in line if the price and release date is right.

Question for you: 1) Will the design of this tank work with any type of triple tree or is it recommended to purchase your triple tree? 2) What type of plastic is it? Is it similar as one that IMS use on their 6-gal and 10-gal that is indestructible? 3) Have you thought on color selection for dying or is it paintable with proper primer?

I just got wheel set from buchanan's on Monday so at this point, I am ready to assemble my bike back together(starting with motor, forks, wheel, etc) and if goes as planned, I could be needing fuel tank short after Christmas to fire up my bike. I am without fuel tank right now.
The tank will work on a stock Sportster 93-03 but a seat mod is required and you need to weld on (or possibly clamp on) the mounting bracket.

The material will be XLPE - yes, same as what IMS uses. There will be plenty of color options.

Price is still TBD, but it will be much less expensive than the hand formed Aluminum versions.

Timing is also TBD, but hopefully early 2014.

Here's a test fit on a stock 03 883R with my SC3 seat. Works fine with the stock triple clamps.

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Old 11-01-2013, 09:44 AM   #818
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Hmm.. I could get a 36" X 48" .090" thick 5052 plate for $70 delivered but handcrafting a fuel tank is still 'easy said than done' for me. Originally I planned for orange tank but I could go for black plastic tank and just slap orange HD logo sticker on it then call it a day!

Too bad you are still on 'TDB' for price and release date. After I return from Colombia on Nov 20th, my first thing to do is work on fork and get wheels on the frame so I can make some modification to sidekick holder on the frame before mounting motor. It would have been nice to know info on tank so I can decide if I will want it and go ahead to modify the seat part before painting the frame prior to mounting motor. Anyway, would be cool to know info on what kind of modification is needed for seat holder. Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #819
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Hmm.. I could get a 36" X 48" .090" thick 5052 plate for $70 delivered but handcrafting a fuel tank is still 'easy said than done' for me. Originally I planned for orange tank but I could go for black plastic tank and just slap orange HD logo sticker on it then call it a day!

Too bad you are still on 'TDB' for price and release date. After I return from Colombia on Nov 20th, my first thing to do is work on fork and get wheels on the frame so I can make some modification to sidekick holder on the frame before mounting motor. It would have been nice to know info on tank so I can decide if I will want it and go ahead to modify the seat part before painting the frame prior to mounting motor. Anyway, would be cool to know info on what kind of modification is needed for seat holder. Thanks!
No mods to the seat holder brackets are required. The front of the seat just needs to be shortened a bit.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #820
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Tried to connect with Jimmy at a conference this week. We missed each other, but his bike was on display and the comments were about what you'd expect...

"Now, THAT'S a Harley I would ride."

Nice job.

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Old 12-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #821
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Tried to connect with Jimmy at a conference this week. We missed each other, but his bike was on display and the comments were about what you'd expect...

"Now, THAT'S a Harley I would ride."

Nice job.
Hey SFB - Sorry we didn't connect. It was a hectic week, but fun too. I want our next SC3 Adv conversion to look like the Aston Martin - Metallic white with carbon fiber accents! I couldn't stop staring at that car!!!
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #822
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Jim, congratulations on a) your feature story in CityBike magazine (full disclosure, I'm the art director) and b) your inclusion in the top ten best bikes of the year on BikeEXIF!
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #823
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Congrats on the bikeexif top 10! Well deserved.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #824
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I subscribed to CityBike years ago for a period of time in order to get it all the way down here in South Texas; I've never even been to SF.

I used to really enjoy Joseph Glydon. Were his columns ever collected in book form?

Congrats, JTH. The honors are well-deserved. Gorgeous bike.

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Jim, congratulations on a) your feature story in CityBike magazine (full disclosure, I'm the art director) and b) your inclusion in the top ten best bikes of the year on BikeEXIF!
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #825
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Hello there -- That's cool that you've been a reader.

To my knowledge, Joe Glydon or his heirs did not publish a collected works.

However, John D'India's daughter did, and it's available on Amazon Kindle, and hard copies available through Blurb.com
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