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Well my names Jay ransome from suffolk england, im 19 years old. If it the bike needs a part i made it, if it didnt its thrown away, the bikes does everything a motorcycle should, it handles suprisingling well, sounds perfect and looks unique – every aspect of the bike is detailed, from the trick tank mounts to the front cable operated brake, running amal 930 carbs, shortened and smoothed stock forks, rebuilt wheels with stainless spokes and modified rear cafe racer style drum. 95% of the bike is one off by myself. One off exhausts with handmade megaphone tips, sissy bar, trick electrics box.custom handlebars by myself and speedo mount, amal cable levers one off rear lights and foot controls. modified kicker.

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The motorcycle took me 7 months of nights and weekends to build after work at the shop. With minimal help, all the fab, assembly and wiring was done by myself, most of the paint prep up to the primering stage too. The idea of the bike was to build something i could ride and see what i could do solo.

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Well she rides and handles really well, it flicks around corners like a dream. I took it to the isle of man this year for its maiden voyage and even overtook a few sports bike boys on the mountain. I built the o#whole bike myself starting with the frame which is all tig welded my ME.

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I made details of every single feature the bike has from the trick tank mounts to the brake levers. Then I decided i didint want any master cylinders on the bars as they look so pretty, so to unclutter them i went for a pair of amal levers and mounted a guzzi cable operated cylinder down near the electrics box on the frame. I rebuilt the motor painting the crankcases silver, bead blasting the heads and got the barrels powder coated black. cut the sprocket cover and got it polished to make it look more old school.

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I bought a pair of mainifolds off evilbay so i can run the 930 carbs and man what a difference, runs like a dream!. Every single part on this bike was hand fabricated by me. My goal was to create a 70s style motorcycle with a twist of modern with as little help as possible and i think ive done it fairly well. The only help ive had on the bike is with the paint work. I wired the bike up with minimal help running wires through the frame and bars which turned out to be alot harder than i thought.

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Nickel plating everywhere instead of chrome to give it a more period look with class. Made the exhausts cones from sheet steel. Sadly at the end of the year it will be up for grabs to fund a winter project of mine but until then i ride it all the time. Id like to thank my dad at solow choppers for letting me use the shop after hours and for the paintwork.
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Best regards – Jay

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