I disagree. Take your time. I have enjoyed the idea flow. A guy who’s done a bunch of good builds can crank them out pretty easy the way he wants. But, for a newer guy, for a build to work out the way he wants takes foresight. Lots of times you see people make adaptations which have good intentions but simply don’t look that good.
By posting ideas here he can get opinions from veterans which may save him a good ride and perhaps his skin. Several times members here have saved me some headaches from what I’ve attempted. I’m 61, but I’m a juvenile when it comes to building anything.
I will share Don, that moving the seat backwards may not give the desired result. I did not like the seat position on mine and thought lower and further back would make it more comfortable. So I did it. The lower seat height is great for rolling the bike backwards, but with it further back, I find that on bigger bumps, it picks my butt up and throws me forward anyways. A longer swing arm helped a little. The engineers probably got the rider position about right.
Maybe the veterans will way in on that. Perhaps it can be adjusted with shocks.
Whatever I suggest here should be given ample time for a moderator to delicately correct. I apologize in advance.
77 WING, 1200 engine with 77 heads, cams, gl1100 foot pegs, Magna V65 front end, 764A carbs, [-gone Suzuki M109 monoshock--, replaced with gl1100 shocks] gl 1200 swing arm, gl1500 final drive, wheel and rear brakes Valkyrie seat, Meanstreak tank, Sportster pipes, Power Arc ignition off crank.
77 Wing. black
83 Wing, in pieces
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