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top three color schemes after 100 votes. which would you choose?

honda red with black frame
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46%
sky blue with silver frame
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21%
multi hued copper
29
33%
 
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duke182's -"worlds slowest build thread"

Post #1 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:37 pm

i have been on this site for a little while now and have been really enjoying the place.
there is so much to view and learn that it is hard not to.I
when i joined i figured to glean a few ideas and apply them to my bike, in addition to what i had already done.
well since then i have just about driven myself nuts deciding wether or not to continue on the already choosen path or to take the bike in an entirely new direction.
it would have been easy to alter my view entirely because there are so many great ideas on this site.
what i decided was to follow my original plan and finish the bike according to my first vision of it while incorporating those ideas found here that fit the style i wanted.
so i guess its time to twist the throttle, so to speak, and get this project back underway.

my intention is to chronicle the effort up to and past the first ride as a completed project.
there have been so many great builds here that i dont expect to make an impact, i just want to do it and see what you guys think as it happens.
i expect this to be the slowest build thread on here so i hope ya'll will be patient.
what i hope to get from you is feedback. good or bad. im sure i wont like all your comments or use all your ideas but i am looking forward to them.
i will list and revise my basic list of ideas in this first post and will try to provide plenty of pics along the way.

THE LIST:
-completely dissassemble the bike--------------------in progress
-front fender removed-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------done
-www tire-----------------------------------------------
-forks extended----------------------------------------extended fork tubes-------------------
-raked trees?--------------------------------------------
-stock headlight and bracket with custom grill ------------------------
-stock bars with custom risers--------------------------------------------done
-frame modified at the neck for rake and/or stretch
-customized shelter------------------------in progress
-custom seating-----------------------------------------in progress
-rear of frame modified accordingly--------------------still undecided about rear frame treatment
-custom sissy bar---------------------------------------have one, need to make it fit
-side covers customized---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------done
-shorter shocks-----------------------------------------maybe solid struts
-rear fender bobbed----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------done
- stock rear wheel with solid discs added-------------have discs, need to modify
-www rear tire---have tire needs to be mounted
-custom taillight----------------------------------------in progress
-custom radiator grill----------------------------------in progress
-radiator and fan detailed-----------------------------in progress
-belt covers removed???------------------------------thinking about custom made covers
-alternator conversion---------------------------------contemplating a poorboy conversion---leaning more towards jake2012's example
-custom wiring harness--------------------------------skematic is done, now the fun part
-gel battery---------------------------------------------have one located, just have to get it bought
-k&n air filter-------------------------------------------have one located, just have to get it bought
-new belts----------------------------------------------have one located, just have to get it bought
-carbs rebuilt(possible single carb conversion)
---refinished
---stainless hardware
---tuned
-engine cleaned and detailed
---new belts
---new gaskets
---water pump inspected
---head work as necessary
---valves adjusted
---stator removed/replaced???-----------------------------must study this some more
---custom cover if stator removed???-----------this too
---stainless hardware kit
---paint and polish as necessary
-custom pegs including passenger and highway
-custom jiffy stand--------------------in progress
-center stand removed-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------done
stock exhaust removed------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------done
- custom exhaust installed-----------------------------some pieces on hand, some parts located
-gas tank removed-------------------------------------going to modify the stock tank to allow a seat to set lower
-custom gas tank?--------------------------------------
-color????-----------------------------------------------to be decided by poll------------------------very close voting so far
-maintainance and performance mods as needed or desired
-hopefully a lot of detail work that will make the project fun and draw a little attention from those in the know when its finished.
-present finished bike

any way that pretty much sums up the wish list.
you dont have to wish me luck but i would like to know what you think about it.

i have also included a poll about the color. please tell me what you think would be a good choice of color(s)
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Post #2 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:05 pm

just thought i would show you who to blame for hacking up an 84 standard model
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Post #3 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:16 pm

this is what i have after stripping off lots of stock and broken parts. i didnt have the forthought to take a picture right after i brought it home. i guess i was having to much fun riding the ugly beast.
at this point i have removed the front fender, broken wind shield, crash bars, busted fog lights, blinkers, tail lights, mufflers, center stand, shelter lock and broken ignition switch as well as the shelter , seat, side covers and saddle bags which included extra lights and crash bars for the rear.
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Post #4 by Roady » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:17 pm

I vote that you should paint it your favorite color or match the original color.

And, of course, we will need lots of :popcorn: pics of the bike and the progress.

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Post #5 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:33 pm

some of the parts on their way to the great scrap heap out back.
more pics later!
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Post #6 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:50 pm

well roady,
those listed in the poll are some of my favorite colors and combinations of colors.
so what i figure is this: since paint will be some time in the future, i would let the poll run, and when it is time for paint i would take the number one vote getter or my favorite 'other' opinion and use the opinion of the board to help me make the final decession for this project.
and i hope to meet your expectations of pics and info.
i just hope i dont lose your interest when things get slo. my budget is never constant so progress will most likely come in bursts when time and money is available.
right now im excited as possible about this build. sure hope i can keep it high until completion.
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Post #7 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:57 pm

in this picture the shelter has been primed and the lock hole filled. the rear fender has also been bobbed filled and primed.
the rear schock has also bee laid at a different angle to see how it would affect ride height.
the bars are also taller than stock due to 6" dogbone style risers.
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Post #8 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:06 pm

here is the switch i intend to use. it has a start feature built in so i will be able to eliminate the start button from the bars.
also are a few supplies i purchased for use on the project.
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Post #9 by Hoosier Daddy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:24 pm

Peaked my interest! those are some awesome plans, I think with a list of modifications like that the wilder the paint scheme the better, bright color with bass boat sized flake. But lets see how she pans out before I click a button. Sometimes the build itself decides the color. Regaurdless of how long it takes I will now get notified of updates, so keep em comin. ;)
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Post #10 by Neil » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:46 pm

Nice project ... will be watching this one :popcorn:

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Post #11 by FirstYearDeek » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:28 pm

I love the idea of a red/silver bike (I just remembered Doug's Cyborg!) but that fits a more sport bike feel... ditch the red, keep the silver frame and the sky blue would look sick!

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Post #12 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:16 pm

some more parts and pieces that most likely wont be used
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Post #13 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:23 pm

and some more
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Post #14 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:42 pm

a few parts with uncertain futures.
-the side covers look good but im not sure they will fit the look im going for
-the exhaust tip worked and sounded great but i think i want a longer pipe for the next incarnation
-not sure the glove box will fit after other mods i want to do
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Post #15 by duke182 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:47 pm

more parts with uncertainty.
- i want to put the speedo in a custom dash but im not sure the tach will be incorporated
-the trailer fender was considered to build a street sweeper style fender. dont think its gonna happen on this bike
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