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Old 12th December 2011, 16:43   #256
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As much as I wanted to use the club putter I realized that the natural angle of the club head when kept flat on the floor was too large to support the bike. I relented and dropped the putter-plan, sadly though!
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Old 12th December 2011, 17:39   #257
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So we decided to create a cardboard reinforced paper template for our new kick stand design and dress our bike with it. Once pasted it gave us all the measurements we wanted (silly we didn't think about this earlier).
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Then we started out with a 16 mm steel bar
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Bent it and machined it...
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Welded the spring side clamp, holder ring and pressed the floor side of the stand for stability.
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Old 12th December 2011, 19:15   #258
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Even though we did mock-up the exhaust before sending the frame for powder coating, the exhaust brackets and final install was a bit of a mystery. The unbalanced engine added to some level of Fear-Factor as the exhaust setup I had was meant for the balanced version of TwinCam (lesser vibrations). Uncertainty ruled, didn't know what to expect out of 'this' marriage. But before that we had to get the exhaust mounting bracket dialed in parallel to the floor to finalize the mounting points.

Is it parallel, yes it is...
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Old 13th December 2011, 00:37   #259
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Ho boy Ho boy! what a tread, was glued like hell, deep respect to you, the kind of passion, perseverance, patience you have and precision you seek huh hats off. in all these years i happened to see this tread now and i'm glued to it.
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This looks like an episode of American Chopper. I mean WOW!!! Never felt that it would be posible to build a custom chopper from scratch. 

Wish the RTO opens up registrations for custom builds. If and when it does it'l really open up a brand new segment in India. And that would only encourage more craftsmen to take to this line of work. The competition would heat up pretty soon then. And it'd be the audiences delight to see the various artworks of the builders.

@Luky_13 i must congratulate you for doing something what mere mortals like us can only dream of. Are you going to do a roadshow of the bike after its done?? Lot of people would appreciate your effort. This baby is shaping upto one beautiful looker. 

My only wish that remains is that the govt. makes it legal to build and ride custom bikes. We need a biker's movement here something on the grounds of the Daytona week. ( forgive my lack of knowledge if there already is any such movement )

Best of luck for the rest of the build. Hope to see this on the roads someday!! What a day that'l be.
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I must admit,
I'm one of the lucky few who got a chance to meet this creation in person
Needless to say it was one hair raising experience...
Would like to see u one road soon
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Although its a kick stand we subjected it to a bit of grinding and hand polishing to remove the rough edges, and it was going on a harley so it had to meet some minimum standards.
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Followed up with powder coating, ready for installation!
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Old 13th December 2011, 08:30   #263
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This looks like an episode of American Chopper. I mean WOW!!! Never felt that it would be posible to build a custom chopper from scratch. 

Wish the RTO opens up registrations for custom builds. If and when it does it'l really open up a brand new segment in India. And that would only encourage more craftsmen to take to this line of work. The competition would heat up pretty soon then. And it'd be the audiences delight to see the various artworks of the builders.

@Luky_13 i must congratulate you for doing something what mere mortals like us can only dream of. Are you going to do a roadshow of the bike after its done?? Lot of people would appreciate your effort. This baby is shaping upto one beautiful looker. 

My only wish that remains is that the govt. makes it legal to build and ride custom bikes. We need a biker's movement here something on the grounds of the Daytona week. ( forgive my lack of knowledge if there already is any such movement )

Best of luck for the rest of the build. Hope to see this on the roads someday!! What a day that'l be.
@Prasthasarthig, I couldn't agree more.

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Ho boy Ho boy! what a tread, was glued like hell, deep respect to you, the kind of passion, perseverance, patience you have and precision you seek huh hats off. in all these years i happened to see this tread now and i'm glued to it.
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@luky_13 : Mindboggling is what comes to mind when I read through. Great work in progress I must say !!

Have you another thought about RTO registration yet ?
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Oh My God.
This is awesome.
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Wow such neat work.that truly is a job well done.
I guess you are going to beat HD at there own game of build quality.
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luky_13,
If HD comes to know about this project by you, they might hire you with a fat compensation!!! Great job there...Kudos to your hard work sir.
Thanks guys for all the motivation and appreciation, I feel honored. All these good words will keep me motivated for my next build (coming soon...)
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WOW! I am speechless.
All I can say is that I am honoured to be a part of TBHP community.

I think we should unveil the Fatboy at a TBHP gathering
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@dreamweaver

"next build coming"????? gee man! you really rock!

Respect buddy. You did get a taste of this and you want to replicate the thrill,no?? You have a huge fan following here. all the best again!
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...and she stands on her feet for the first time ever. The kick stand held up strong!
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Ahhh what a nice feeling when she can stand on her own

Just a note:
When I felt ur bike I thought there was way too much vibration coming from the handlebar, Is your motor counterbalanced (I guess all softail motors are)
the vibration kinda resembled a dyna before rubber mounted motor era
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Just a note:
When I felt ur bike I thought there was way too much vibration coming from the handlebar, Is your motor counterbalanced (I guess all softail motors are)
the vibration kinda resembled a dyna before rubber mounted motor era
Shrini its a TC A motor (unbalanced) like the ones used on dyna and touring models. The counterbalanced motor is too smooth for my liking.
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Dont know how I missed all the updated from November end. happy to see the bike shaping up quiet well. You are an inspiration to all of us who dream about doing DIY stuff.

Next Build - now what will that be
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Contratulations Lucky 13, great work, with lot of precision, quality and innovative job done. Such quality work generally never expected but you and your team break all records.

It is interesting to view the progress and hardwork, please keep updating
as when and possible. Let us know, now what is remaining to be complete, wish to see HD on the road soon.

All the best.
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