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It has not turned out quite the way I had envisioned it as the guy that was to build it for me, well lets just say he couldn’t follow a design… But I won’t mention “Ed’s” name because its not “Ed’s ” fault according to “Ed”! It was started about 8yrs ago as a paint & molding job for a finished (not painted or molded) bike as per my design. After I had my way with the frame and saws all it sat, and waited for “Ed”. I was done with his bike except for the paint (his frame needed major surgery and lots of custom molding) If I knew then…. It collected dust until last spring when I started workin on it as time would allow ( I know nothing about the mechanic’s of a bike but I do know a little about design & engineering. For the most part I have built this myself.

What have I done,… I cut the back end off, installed a nitrogen filled uni- shock from a big dirt bike (?), moved everthing.In total I have probably left about 50lbs on the floor Fabricated the bat box and hid it and a bunch of electrical stuff under the seat. Made air intake extentions with a turn for the filtres as they wouldn’t fit with the uni-shock (is that going to be to much airin the middle and am in the middle of fabricating the gas tank which you can see.

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As you can also see the forward controls and supports need help (not my doing) and this is where I need some help! Can anyone suggest a cleaner or better method than this for building the supports, and also point out any problems I may have with the proximity of the gas tank to the top of the engine in regards to heat? I’ll post more pic’s as it moves along.

Fab

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