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Old 10-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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bajaharley upgrades

New 6 gal tank,
Lighting (soon to be HID)
suspension revalving
Bit of rattle can bedliner
Beef up swingarm and raise pivot point
New chain tensioner
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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Cool bike

What harley engine and trans did you use?
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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Nice ! My next project will be a larger tank. How did you construct yours ? Looks like possibly aluminum sheet formed and welded ?
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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Its a 94, 5 speed 883 motor punched out to a 1200. Yes... the tank is aluminum sheet...done by a local fabricator here in phoenix....a little blocky looking but not bad for as big as it is.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:55 PM   #6
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Looks awesome, love the tank!!!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #7
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Man that is a freakin awesome build you did! All business, not pretentious. Kind of punk rock looking.
Great work, the whole package came together nicely. I like how narrow the bike is, and the curves of the header pipes leading to the muffler. Visually, the tank is a nice counter-point to the rounded look of the motor.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:14 PM   #8
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:28 AM   #9
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new lighting

The dual headlight setup didnt hold up...cheap plastic....found a nice three HID light in a single enclosure.

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:30 AM   #10
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Who makes the headlight assy?
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:51 AM   #11
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Has that been tried out yet? The leeward edge of that tank could do real damage to knees and shins coming down from a jump.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:34 PM   #12
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I'm 56 and out of shape...I just plod down the trail trying hard not to hurt myself...jumping is the last thing on my mind. At first the tank was a little strange to get use to but now I find it gives me a better grip with my knees. I have the suspension setup so soft..you would kill yourself if you really tried to hammer this bike. I was after a caddy type ride at moderate speeds and i don't mind be tail end Charley.

The litght came from trail tech. http://trailtech.net/extreme_race_light_kits.html. Haven't actually used it in the real world yet....we shall see.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:24 AM   #13
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:34 PM   #14
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I sure would like to see this creation in person, someday.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:58 PM   #15
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Has that been tried out yet? The leeward edge of that tank could do real damage to knees and shins coming down from a jump.
First...I love this bike. Pretty freakin cool.

Shins shouldn't be a problem and your knees only if they're out of position on a jump. From the look of it I would think that you could bruise your upper, inner thigh(s) when repositioning your weight forward for hard dirt turns. But I don't think it was designed with motoXing in mind. I really dig it. Well done.
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