Adventure Sportster Build AKA Piglet

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Austin hayes, May 28, 2016.

  1. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    It's speed merchant. My chainsickle mounts are far from perfect but much better than yours, I wouldn't recommend them. They didn't live up to my expectations for 400$
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    Look's like a cool build! That SM sprocket cover is sharp. The Chainsickle rear sets I got a while back, are of better quality than both of yours. But got so pissed after VI's experience, that they've become donor aluminum in the bucket next to my mill. I'll make my own.
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    Oh no don’t do that!!
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  4. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    Agreed. I would be happy to pay the shipping and the scrap value for them. Might even throw enough for a six pack in there :lol3
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    Wichser Been here awhile

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    What are you doing on adv? Don't you have a hole to drill?
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Left my drill at work!
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  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I was lookin at TCbros universal forward controls, and the quality of my mid controls I got from them, I’d wager they could work excellently for the rearsets and are beefy as hell.

    Would just have to make some spacers and plates.

    I’d love to see a sprocket cover/lowered rearset combo. So it’s not a hodge podge of spacers and brackets.
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  8. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    I was thinking that as well after trying to fit two different sprocket covers to my rearsets without luck
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    its 100% do able, very easy really. could be done with a set of rearsets and a transfer punch to get the layout.

    it'd be optimal with CNC to make it pretty, but it could all be done by hand if needed. turning a chainsikle kit into it would be easiest. he's done a lot of the engineering/ratios and packaging, but his execution in my opinion is sub par.

    it really wouldn't be that hard. i don't know my way around a 3d modeler at all, and I'm not gunna learn, but someone should.
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    I haven't done anything stupid with them....yet. But they sure as shit are not going on my bike. There's little that pisses me off more than people who hang out a shingle and accept others hard earned money, and offer a shit product/service, and a don't give a shit attitude. Friggin' paycheck thieves are a sore point, if that isn'r readily apparent. :shog
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    That's a really cool idea, and would be trick as hell. It would take me forever on a manual mill(and look like hell!), but would be a snap for someone good at CAD/CAM/CNC. A pretty limited market.......for Sportsters anyway.
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  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I dunno, there’s a lot of dual sportsters comin out and trackers etc etc.

    The closest thing I’ve seen is the fast by Fisk hooligan setup, might be right up your alley on your tracker Jeff.
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  13. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    That is a nice set up pricey but whatever. If done right those parts should last. My problem with the chainsikle stuff more than anything is durability and lack of protection for it. Brake pedal took a hit from a rock and crumpled with no folding tip- it would be nice to be included for the lowsets. A parking lot drop will bend in the shifter as well and I believe I still had my full engine guard on when that happened.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah, I like the tc bros controls, they’re steel, and super stout. And they’re cnc plasma at worst and laser at best, beats a router table.
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    I'll have to check out the F by F, that's a new one on me, thanks!
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    Personally I dislike that the foot pegs mount to the engine cases. If I was to design a new set, they would be frame mounted and made of steel, so they are more likely to bend. One day I may go that route but for now the chainsickle rear set is going to work fine. I'm not ready to bash chainsickle quite yet, finish quality is subpar but I haven't had a chance to actually ride on them and see how they hold up.
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    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Also, storz performance makes a nice looking set. I'm fairly certain that I'll be buying a rear wheel from them, they make a billet sportster rear hub and wheel kit
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    Don't think you'll be disappointed with Storz. Great quality, and Steve is a good guy to deal with IME. It ain't cheap, but it's good stuff that works.
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    Another damn good idea.......hmmm.
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    problem being if ya wanna mount em to the frame, ya gotta weld a bung or bungs to the frame, then you gotta paint the frame.

    problem with the storz units, is theyre rear sets, not lowered rear sets.

    good lookin stuff none the less, but not the peg position I'm lookin for.

    HUGO MOTO makes a peg relocation kit, but its bupkis in my opinion, forces the use of a high pipe, and hangs the rear master super far out there.
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