Form, function and comfort, a Frisco Chopper build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by n8mandy, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    It basically is a thread in extension, then you’re not clamping the fork tube, you’re clamping on the cap.

    fork tubes aren’t expensive really. The damper rods are surely less expensive than fork tubes. It’s just a matter of what’s in your bike
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  2. willis 2000

    willis 2000 neo-quixote

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    slugs
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  3. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    I assumed that the caps were the same as slugs and had been warned away from them. Thanks, I ordered the longer damper rods from Tracker Die. They get in later this week.

    I hope to get some time in with my buddy with a shop so as to get working on it.
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  4. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    Got some more things in the mail today. I already had the Frisco bars, but couldn't put them on due to the brake cables being too short. So today I got the grips for said bars and longer dampers for the 2" over... which I can't put on until I get the brake lines.

    I also got an email from Dennis Kirk saying that my order for the brake lines didn't process and needs to be resubmitted.

    ... and I received the spring seat base, which doesn't help me without the seat that goes on it. :fpalm
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  5. n8mandy

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    Good change, and an easy one at that. It took more time to change the grips than it did to change the bar.

    It did take a little bit of time to get the right hand side set up due to the brake lines being a tight fit.

    It also took a little trial and error to get the controls set up at the right angle.
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  7. n8mandy

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    I was having issues with the attached pics above, so I just copied and pasted them.

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  8. n8mandy

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    Added a little suspension travel for the bum. 20191028_164435.jpg

    I went on a test ride and was aiming for imperfections in the road because it was such an improvement. :hmmmmm

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  9. n8mandy

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    Sorry for the picture quality. I took the picture with my crappy little replacement phone when our power was out and couldn't see how blurry it was on the little screen. :doh
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  10. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    Love this look, I may have lost the back support bar as it serves no purpose. A small flat rack on the rear guard would maybe look well, a nice simple one.
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    n8mandy PadreN8

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    I felt the same way about the sissy bar, but I have a bag that slides right over it and it takes about 2 seconds. So if I need some space to go shopping or whatever, I can toss it on, do the shopping and then pull it off.
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  12. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    I googled Frisco Chopper to see if I could get a picture of a better example with rear suspension. The original club bikes had the suspension because they rode the snot out of them and look what I found:
    upload_2019-10-29_22-12-13.png

    Ironically, a picture of my very much not a Frisco Chop! :augie
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  13. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    WOW, you're famous. Millions have seen your bike and know your thread now. COOL. :D tp
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    :lol3
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    So I didn't want to tie up the "What bike do you want today" thread, but found out that the Seventy Two had the same length forks, just a 21" tire instead of a 19" so the difference is only the tire.
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  16. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    "raised pegs and mild fork stretches, 2" or 4" over to gain clearance for corning and those sharp hill transitions."

    Not really into the chopper bikes, don't really under stand them, except getting the weight down.....but how did I missed the fact that the extended forks were added to gain clearance for corning and those sharp hill transitions?
    Funny how a fad gets started.

    Makes me wonder about ape hangers.

    A bud had a 1000 Sportster...the one with the two Dorleto carbs hanging outboard to bang you knees on.
    We were on a ride up to Mt. Hood in Oregon on a nice twisty mountain road.
    I got a ride on it and started to have fun with the torky engine, until I started to drag hard parts.
    Oh, I thought. Funs over.
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  17. fast1075

    fast1075 Not a Lemming Supporter

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    Ride a Buell XB-12s. Nearly double the HP of a stock sportster, a lot lighter, and if you drag anything other than the footpeg feelers, you are crashing. And I like the 'Frisco style chopper. Sensible and rideable. I have no use at all for those "give me 40 acres and i'll turn this thing around" mile long front end choppers.
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    But that's when it gets fun, because you have to do this:

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    Exactly, more go than show.

    If I were to get a Buell, I would probably get one of the naked tubers, like an S1W.

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    I would want to paint it black with a contrasting red frame though. I don't want the seating position of a Buell though.

    If I wanted more performance in a more of a standard seating position I would build a Dyna or preferably an FXR

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    But I want a Frisco chop, so that's what I'm building. :D
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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Could always build a 100” sportster and get real fuckin nasty
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