Hardley Davison

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  1. deven_science

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    I've had an idea for a bike that looks like a 1930s Harley for a few years, and I've slowly been collecting parts for the build. It has evolved over the years, as originally, I was going to even include a faux-motor on it, made out of actual V-twin cylinders that I have since decided would just be heavy and unnecessary (anyone need two cylinders? I had already bought some at a swap meet when I threw out the idea). It will be a scratch built frame, with all vintage parts, a great majority of which are motorcycle parts.

    Here's the final sketch:
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    And here's some of the parts laid out:
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  2. toro1978

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    I love the idea, but I am confused with the drawing on that board. Are You going to use the design from the first picture or the one from the second picture?
     
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    You know I always love your builds Deven!
     
  4. deven_science

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    The drawing on the plywood is just my generic frame outline so that I have the dimensions I like. It won't really reflect this particular bike.
     
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    I thought so, thanks for the reply. Well, can't wait to see what You come up with. :)
     
  6. deven_science

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    In order to fit my seat to BB dimensions, I had to make this thing long!
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    Because I'm using so many odd parts, and so many different sizes of tubing and piping, I can't build this the usual way on my workbench. This is going to have to be built very slowly, in a specific order. Here's the ends of the exhaust pipes tacked in place.
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    Lovin that exhaust!
     
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    Time for a major update. The last few days, I've really pushed to get the frame together, and tacked up. It was very difficult, as using so many different tubing and pipe sizes, coupled with the odd sized exhaust pipes, etc., means that I ended up tacking, then cutting it apart, then tacking, then adjusting again, over and over until I was happy with alignment. Plus, I had to change my design a bit as I saw what was going to work for me, and what wasn't.

    Anyway, it's together now, and ready to move forward with all the details to make it more motorcycle-like. I can't tell you how happy I am with the way this is looking. I'm stoked.
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    You're not the only one who is stoked! I can't even begin to imagine how much work you put into aligning this piece of art, but every second of it was worth the effort!
    Can't push enough like buttons so...
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    Gesendet von meinem K00E mit Tapatalk
     
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    That exhaust work is very, very cool!
     
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    I bought a motorcycle split tank some months ago at a local motorcycle swap, and I decided to cut it narrower to make it better for a bicycle. I had to cut it at a weird angle, in order to reduce the width, but NOT reduce the profile size. It took some funny angles, but I got it.
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    The exhaust loop is cool. The asymmetrical design is interesting!

    I'm wondering about the chain line though, looks like it will be close to tube that angles down.
     
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    Shoot, you might be right.
     
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    Easy fix. ....(At least in Photoshop that is.)
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    I've got two extra 45 bends, so I have a fix if it's needed.
     
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    Took me some time to get the fender mounted, but I'm happy with how it came out.
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    The more I look at this, the more I think it may be the solution. Four cuts, and a swap of the pipes.
     
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