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    Budget Chopper

    Just about complete with a Budget build. This bike started off life as a Fat Boy, but, somebody crashed it. Allowing me to strip it and stick most of the parts into a homemade frame. Just finished the electrics and everything works (first time for that shit). Now I'm about to make a seat pan. Not bad for 12 days work.
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    Very cool. Just a guess but that frame looks like it might have started as a softail and has been converted to a rigid. Am I close?
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    Cool Relic

    Cost effective bikes are hard to come by and the backbone of how it all started way back when
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    Love that little lampshade between the cylinders -- is that a reading light?
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    Excellent. Looking at the Choppers last night at bike night and some of them just don't look good. Seems they're either too stretched, too tall with a big gap above the engine, or have a 2 foot wide rear tire. One guy had twin velocity stacks and no filters or even a wire mesh to stop gravels. Seems like someone would come up with something to place in that big gap above the engine like a Nitrous bottle or Condom dispenser.

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    nice looking bike...
    I like the way you stated someone wrecked it........that is how my hot rod happened too. It was a bagger, and someone wrecked it (of course, that someone was me)
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    nice job (as usual)...where did you get the batwings? i have tried to source batwings and never found one...very clean frame design- almost a swedish style.

    how you gonna pass tuv without a front fender? you have an inside by now?

    j

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior View Post
    nice job (as usual)...where did you get the batwings? i have tried to source batwings and never found one...very clean frame design- almost a swedish style.

    how you gonna pass tuv without a front fender? you have an inside by now?

    j
    It had a fender for TUV. You need Batwings? The ones on the bike were forged by a friend of mine in Holland.
    My Golf Swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch.

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    Nice job.
    Good to see you still at it Relic.
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