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    time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    well its that time of year! as always i got myself sorted a couple of months ago with a donor bike, this time im going a bit more modern than the last few builds, got myself a 92 EVO softail that someone had started but never finished

    this is as it came when i picked it up in Wales in August. Mike trying out the bent handlebars they had been cut and then welded back together for some reason, but were not in line!

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    on closer inspection the frame was home made that was very badly put together and was out of shape everywhere, the headstock was not straight and the welding was atrocious, which was fine as i wasnt intending on using it anyway, it ended up going to the scrap heap as it was IMO unsafe...

    Ordered a frame from Briz at CCD as soon as i got the bike and picked it up on sunday, stock dimensions, 0 stretch with 30 degrees rake, few classic touches to the axle plates etc and running a stock shovel width rear end with a 5 speed box.

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    got it home and quickly chucked all the parts i had laying around the garage in to tidy the garage up more than anything else!

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    waiting on a front wheel and tyres front and rear to get it on the floor and have a proper look at it. im running with the stock 5 speed, inner primary and electric start on this one for a change, i did however indulge in a very nice EMD Panhead style outer primary though.

    more updates to come as they happen!
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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    Latest pics from a week or so ago.... need to cut the stock sportster mounting out of the bigger tank to make it sit right but still not sure if i like it or not...

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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    By the way, just have to say - scrapping an unsafe frame you paid for rather than passing on the problem = integrity.

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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    Quote Originally Posted by chopper View Post
    Latest pics from a week or so ago.... need to cut the stock sportster mounting out of the bigger tank to make it sit right but still not sure if i like it or not...

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    Love those pipes !

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    time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    Latest pics from the weekend, been very slow the last few weeks due to work commitments but pretty much complete and ready to be torn apart for paint etc... ended up with a stock sporty tank, didn’t like the way either of the other two sat...





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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    That's looking fantastic!

    Just the sort of bike I'd love to build.

    But don't have anywhere near the ability...
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    1988 FLHS Electra Glide Sport

    Living well is the best Revenge...

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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    Latest pics from the weekend...
    Frame has been powder coated in a nice classic green. Never owned a green bike so thought it was time..



    Set to work yesterday getting it into a roller....





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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    Little bit more done today....



    Need to get the inner primary painted and possibly the new custom outer as well, it was painted originally and very flaky so had it blasted but now it’s a different colour to the motor, need to get em all to the same colour!
    all fun..



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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    Hi Neil. That green really looks sweet. There's a Pan chop locally in a pale powder blue which sounds a bit weak but looks great. That green isn't a million miles from the colour of the early Bantams.

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    Re: time to itch the winter scratch......New Evo build

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Boy View Post
    Hi Neil. That green really looks sweet. There's a Pan chop locally in a pale powder blue which sounds a bit weak but looks great. That green isn't a million miles from the colour of the early Bantams.
    Thanks, i think i know the bike your on about, he comes to the hook up. its a lovely shade of blue that bike.

    This one is very close to a old ford colour, boxwood green, that i have wanted to use for a while. Its going with some cream tank stickers AMF style..

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