Rusty apocalyptic black.What are your plans for paint?
I'll get a picture tomorrow!We want to see FENDERS
I raised it in the rear some when I made the extended drop outs. I need to donate some of my ground clearance to Rockafella.Lotsa clearance on that bad bear .
...Sick and mean stance!!!!
...Yeah! This looks tough,
Just wow man!! looks like a street fighter!
Love it, of course.
Mean, tough, street fighter beast.Those curves , she's a beauty & the beast .
Low bobber style seat position, slight rise motorcycle style bars. I'll basically be riding in the fetal position....I'm anxious to see the riding position. Knees up tucked in? Or kicked back with some pull back bars? Only TRM knows at this point.
I don't expect any problem with that. I weigh much more than the engine and will be riding higher on the bike!Do you expect the center of gravity to be impacted by having the motor that high?
The halfs will be bonded together with polyester fiberglass resin and a layer of glass will cover the seams on the outside. The inside will also be coated with a tank sealer.Figured you had it sectioned off. How will you get those 2 halfs to seal?
Looking cool...red ano chain tensioners are a nice touch.
I did some more work on the engine yesterday morning before leaving town for the day (I'll get pictures this afternoon). I discovered that the chain line for the engine is going to be too close to the knobby tire. It might work with a normal tire but that's not an option. I believe that the best solution is going to involve using a jack shaft which was in my early concept ideas for the bike, but was removed from the plan to save time.
That brings me to a cross road. With exactly 3 weeks left, it has become painfully obvious that it will be impossible to completely finish Project Chris before the deadline. I felt like this would be the case from the start, but now that it's here I'm still disappointed.
I have 3 options:
1) Concede defeat and move the journal to the regular builds section.
2) Use the one frame swap rule and build a traditional rat rod bike in 3 weeks.
3) Limp across the finish line with a 'rideable bicycle' with an inoperable engine.
If it is acceptable to have two builds listed at the same time, I could possibly combine options 2 and 3 and give myself a little longer to decide which route is best. But if I wait much longer about option 2, I'll end up short of time again!
What do y'all think?