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  • tussuck
    tussuck
    3 months
    I'll start the conversation...
    Tank Lift Done
    Wiring hidden
    Coil relocated 
    Key relocated

    A good start for week 2!
    Next up will be the new tank (did a dry fit and it looks friggin awesome!


  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    3 months
    Looks good mate, I just have 2 questions and a comment;
    What is your seat covering made out of?
    What is the new tank you're putting on?

    I live in Queensland so it's business as usual up here and the weather is too good to start a build, we're all out riding... Haha
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    3 months
    Quoting Birtyyy on 14 Aug 2020 04:16 AM

    Looks good mate, I just have 2 questions and a comment;

    What is your seat covering made out of?
    What is the new tank you're putting on?

    I live in Queensland so it's business as usual up here and the weather is too good to start a build, we're all out riding... Haha

    1.  Black Duct Tape (as one does!) - its a king/queen that I made over a stock seat base and have yet to get it professionally upholstered - Its bloody hard to find a good quality shop that knows what they are doing.
    2.  I scored a 883/1200 Custom 4.5 gallon tank with a small dent which I will fit as I like the wider chopper look over the 12 litre peanut one.  On the plus side is the EFI fuel pump is a simple plug and play to swap over, which is a total PITA otherwise.  Bloody paint is not cheap though as I'm doing a Flake / Candy look and buggered if the paint alone will cost a few hundred. 

    Friggin northerners!  Half my team is off work today due to bloody Ekka day!  and its that damn self righteous we are living in the warm smug look they all have too!  Sigh...
  • sinny
    sinny
    3 months
    Waiting for the corona bugs on the delivery box to die before i can install the new front and rear suspension - California to Canberra in 4 days... 

    PS im not locked down. Can still go to the pub in Canberra! 


  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    3 months
    Quoting Birtyyy on 14 Aug 2020 04:16 AM

    Looks good mate, I just have 2 questions and a comment;

    What is your seat covering made out of?
    What is the new tank you're putting on?

    I live in Queensland so it's business as usual up here and the weather is too good to start a build, we're all out riding... Haha

    Quoting tussuck on 14 Aug 2020 06:16 AM

    1.  Black Duct Tape (as one does!) - its a king/queen that I made over a stock seat base and have yet to get it professionally upholstered - Its bloody hard to find a good quality shop that knows what they are doing.

    2.  I scored a 883/1200 Custom 4.5 gallon tank with a small dent which I will fit as I like the wider chopper look over the 12 litre peanut one.  On the plus side is the EFI fuel pump is a simple plug and play to swap over, which is a total PITA otherwise.  Bloody paint is not cheap though as I'm doing a Flake / Candy look and buggered if the paint alone will cost a few hundred. 

    Friggin northerners!  Half my team is off work today due to bloody Ekka day!  and its that damn self righteous we are living in the warm smug look they all have too!  Sigh...

    Hang in there T man, I'm trying too.
    Fuk this time Fuk this V -19.
    Am with you- Northmen, think they got it sown up, well tellem us Southerners are tougher, and we may well build a wall to stop any ingress of Northerners. Hah
    Like your project , can you paint , if not give it a go. I'm a no one and paint a Rolly Royce once.
    Have a good upholster in Bendigo, too far north though.
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    3 months
    Sinny am jealous.
    She looks good, actually she looks beautiful. Keep going.
  • Pagey
    Pagey
    3 months
    Installed Hammer 1250 kit On my 883
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    3 months
    Quoting Pagey on 14 Aug 2020 10:11 AM

    Installed Hammer 1250 kit On my 883

    Well... full story man.  Much difference?  Pricey?
  • Sparra
    Sparra
    3 months
    Quoting sinny on 14 Aug 2020 07:44 AMedited: 14 Aug 2020 07:46 AM

    Waiting for the corona bugs on the delivery box to die before i can install the new front and rear suspension - California to Canberra in 4 days... 

    PS im not locked down. Can still go to the pub in Canberra! 


    How did you get your bike up onto the bench?
  • Mr.Mow
    Mr.Mow
    3 months

    New set of tins for the softail, just figuring how to get them to the painter when we can’t travel or even get packing material from Bunnings.
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    3 months
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 14 Aug 2020 10:57 PM


    New set of tins for the softail, just figuring how to get them to the painter when we can’t travel or even get packing material from Bunnings.

    FARK thats a small tank - will look good though!  I like the way they integrate the lift into the tank rather than the aftermarket extensions.
  • Mr.Mow
    Mr.Mow
    3 months
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 14 Aug 2020 10:57 PM


    New set of tins for the softail, just figuring how to get them to the painter when we can’t travel or even get packing material from Bunnings.

    Quoting tussuck on 14 Aug 2020 11:14 PM

    FARK thats a small tank - will look good though!  I like the way they integrate the lift into the tank rather than the aftermarket extensions.

    Yeah that’s my only concern! I figure I’ll get 60-70k from a tank :)
    There’s also mounting holes on the side bracket for the ignition switch and key, clean and tidy!
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    3 months

    Got my old Honda sevenfiddy four stripped down for a big bore kit, new primary and cam chains, frame paint, stainless steel spokes for front wheel etc etc.
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    3 months
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 14 Aug 2020 10:57 PM


    New set of tins for the softail, just figuring how to get them to the painter when we can’t travel or even get packing material from Bunnings.

    Quoting tussuck on 14 Aug 2020 11:14 PM

    FARK thats a small tank - will look good though!  I like the way they integrate the lift into the tank rather than the aftermarket extensions.

    Quoting Mr.Mow on 15 Aug 2020 12:52 AM

    Yeah that’s my only concern! I figure I’ll get 60-70k from a tank :)

    There’s also mounting holes on the side bracket for the ignition switch and key, clean and tidy!

    I get about 200 on the Sporty.
  • Pagey
    Pagey
    3 months
    Quoting Pagey on 14 Aug 2020 10:11 AM

    Installed Hammer 1250 kit On my 883

    Quoting tussuck on 14 Aug 2020 11:10 AM

    Well... full story man.  Much difference?  Pricey?

    It is a completely different bike now and pulls real hard. Runs 80hp now with my Cobra Speedster pipes.
    Cost about $1200 and installed it myself over a weekend. Tuned it in with an FP3 tuner 
  • John.R
    John.R
    3 months
    Will be swapping these wheels on once I get some rotors.

  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    3 months
    smdf,very nice and neat,its good seeing peoples thoughts/builds out side the square.
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    3 months
    WAY more sophisticated than mine!.... I'll take some pics after I do it today.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    3 months
    I do my bit for the planet and vent mine to the atmosphere...
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    3 months

    my old Dyna 95", doing some carb dyno testing, this is how I've always done the breather, 7 just make a catch can up.
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