bajaharley upgrades

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by jimjib, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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    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
    New exhaust heat shield


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  2. Captain Yesterday

    Captain Yesterday Been here awhile

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    Cool bike :clap

    What harley engine and trans did you use?
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  3. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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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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  4. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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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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  5. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Looks awesome, love the tank!!! :clap
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  7. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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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.
    Congrats!
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  8. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    bitchin!!1
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  9. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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

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  10. RZMike

    RZMike Adventurer

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    Who makes the headlight assy?
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  11. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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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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  12. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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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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  13. Kawidad

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    Nice! :thumbup
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  14. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    I sure would like to see this creation in person, someday.
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  15. Ridin Dirty

    Ridin Dirty What day is it?

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    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. :clap
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  16. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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    Thanks for the kind words
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  17. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Looks good Jim. When are we riding?
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  18. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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    I have a few minor things to work on....may do a little jaunt on sunday if the weather is nice
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  19. TrailRider

    TrailRider Been here awhile

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    You can be our new Mad Max border patrol agent riding that beast:clap:shoot
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  20. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    You should let me race this bike in Baja :deal

    No, really.
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