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The NGW Project Bike. Body/frame/style

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PLEASE READ
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So here we go.
This is what have been done so far:


Ready for strip down
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...the 'scallops' thing on the 'tank';
that day I was supposed to go riding and the tour was canceled
due to the weather...so, you know; I had just been visiting
the "Killer Bobber" guys, and I just wanted to pi** them off
a bit, by adding scallops to a GoldWing, so I spend a couple of hours
doing it, just for fun.
Darn! they liked what I did .-(

Who need fenders anyway
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That's more like it. This bike's going naked
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Standard seat??...naaaa. Way too big.
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Small front fender? Harley aftermarked seat?....nope!
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We want 16 inch FAAAAT wheels...Bobber style. YES!
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Will it be OK without rear fender?
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Let's try this; here's a GL sofa.-)
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...here's two half sofas
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take off some hight. We want a low seat
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Put it back on seat pan
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How that?.....er....not too pretty
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Now this is more like it: 16 inch fat front wheel on (tyre is side-car type. Willhave to go)
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OHHH yes; found this on ebay. Triumph Speed Triple seat.
Short. Low. Has a humb at the back = perfect.
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Made a (very fast) photoshop draft of how I'd like it
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needs to be modified to fit here
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front of seat shortened. Fits nicely
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fits pretty flipping good, I'd say
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look at that "tank" to seat curve
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yes...curve's good
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front fender as rear fender?
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a friend gave me this old fender-bit. I'll go for that
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more (now really fast) photoshopping. Standard muffler has to go
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new brace for front lamp. Sitting lower. Speedo etc. lowered too
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as the fork legs were off, in order to replace lamp brace:
why not fix them up!?
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going for a painted look here. This is not a crome-flashy bike
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Rebuild 16 inch wheels, new tires (got them from a freind REAL chep)
and a test set-up with BSA mufflers.
Not bad ! Nor bad AT ALL !
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Link to the wheel rebuild

Kind of agressive looking?....GRRRRRRRR
I think it gonna be called Black Bulldog Bobber
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...we'll see. It will probably change dusins of times.



Any ideas for styling?
Yeah I know; those "scallops" on the 'tank'....mmmmm?
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Octane , What size of front tire ? I have the 140/90 - 16 " on the back and would love the front as well . The stock tyre I have on front is the 120/90 - 18 " . I would trade my 18 " Lester rim , brand new 120/90 - 18 " Avon Venom for a 16 " front rim . ANYBODY 8) ??? Love what you are doing to that Baby . tumb2
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Hey Lars, so far a yob well done.

Did you use a rear rim for your frontwheel, is spoking it a difficult yob??

I can imagine for respoking a wheel I will have to go to a specialist or is it easily done :-? :-?

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(Z and Bart; we covered that in the other thread, right?!)





....YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES


Just ordered a set of these

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same as these on Menkelwings

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at only 120 US$ for a set....that really isn't too bad .-)
from LUIS in Germany


any comments ?

Envy ?...-)

Anything ?
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Yep..... ENVY 8)

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maybe just go
black-black:

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..what'da you think ?
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Also nice but I would go for the other version.
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Yes thanks we did cover it there , and Envy big time especially when you get those pipes on . I'd love to get a set of those . Great work .Those tires look great with those rims also Octane . tumb2 ( Z )
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Hi Z and RR
remember those speedo/rev. things I asked you about?

Watta'you know, I found them tucked away in a box here

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How about an off white stripe, with a red pin-stripe (like on the rims)
...Small speedo/rev.
...Lowered headlight
...'Racing' stripes on tank-top
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mmmmm I like that. Kind of makes the tank look smaller.
Getting there..



Oh I could go on doing this stuff for weeks.




Anyone care to raise their opinion ?
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that's also nice, Octane.

Keep up the good work :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Well i guess thats a bit of "red" ...<sigh>

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.



does anyone have any experience riding without those
thingies each side of the raditor ???


Sorry but Picture not hosted on NGW WF

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I'd really like to get rid of them.
...and NO I'm not living in the tropics....faaaaar from!


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I don't have them on Annie also, don't need them :-D :-D :-D :-D

If the engine gets to warm I can switch on the fan with an extra switch I installed :-D :-D :-D

Have driven it like this for two years now, no problems yet.
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Thanks Bart



A friend dropped by.He cleaned up my hepless photo'shopping
and added the mufflers I'm waiting for:



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$. 02,

I'd like to see a small chrome front fender on the BIG front wheel. :twisted:

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