I picked this bike up last summer for $200. It was running but not well. After some major carb cleaning abd making baffles for the air filters, I got it running pretty good. I decided to go with a rat rod theme by using things I had lying around to fix up the bike.
The original owner had moved the coils out onto the front downtubes because he couldn't make them fit under the harley tank.
I gotan extra set of wheels with it so those had to change and a new Harley rear tire.
I removed the passenger seat mount and lowered the pan area a little to allow for some springs under the seat.
The other owner had started to make forward controls but they were very sloppy, so I made new ones out of old sockets, extensions, and chain. Then I used another drive chain to make a "chain" guard.
I swapped the handle bars and got some smoked turn signals
I made a keychain out of a live .308 round I had from an old rifle. The primer is still live. lol
Unpainted booger- welded sockets and chain don't go with the relatively clean rest of the bike. Redo the chain guard with the welds on the underside, otherwise a cool idea; never seen that before. Not something I'd ride, but I respect the time, thought and skill that goes into building stuff like this. More pics, please.
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I should take more pics now because I took a wire wheel to the chains and chaid guard to polish them up and then cleared them. You don't notice the welds on the guard now that it is cleaned up. I shot a fresh coat of black on the frame too. Remember, this whole bike cost $200. I personally love the welded sockets because they go with the rat rod feel I was going for. Rat rods originate from using anything you had laying around the farm to get your truck running again. I never thought I would ride a cruiser after my Ninja 1100 but you can't find a good looking crotch rocket for 200 bucks. I get tons of compliments on this bike from people of all ages. It's just something to ride to save on gas.
Usually I am sad to see vintage bikes turned into choppers/bobbers/cafe racers. But I asssume the bike was in pretty poor shape since you got it for only $200.
That it was. REALLY rough shape. It barely ran on 3 cylinders and every part of the bike was in need of TLC. I actually traded a 1980 Yamaha xs400 forit plus $200. I had bought the xs for 400 so only had 200 in this bike. The xs was CLEAN but underpowered and uncomfortable.
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