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Old 02-17-2012, 08:43 PM
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I personally think spikes have been done to death. Along with swords, door knobs, dice, six gun anything, tribal paint, flat black, big metal flake, FLAMES, lace, whitewalls, red rims, ammo can battery boxes, and wrapped exhaust. But that's just me!

Is there anything else you're thinking of doing, that I can tell you is uncool?
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:10 PM
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I personally think spikes have been done to death. Along with swords, door knobs, dice, six gun anything, tribal paint, flat black, big metal flake, FLAMES, lace, whitewalls, red rims, ammo can battery boxes, and wrapped exhaust. But that's just me!

Is there anything else you're thinking of doing, that I can tell you is uncool?
just something i like, and its the look that i am going for. i want to see if i can get the look of a custom built bike that someone spent tens of thousands of dollars on, but do it on a shoe string budget.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:29 PM
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just something i like, and its the look that i am going for. i want to see if i can get the look of a custom built bike that someone spent tens of thousands of dollars on, but do it on a shoe string budget.
Don't mind Joe, he is just sad that his bike is in boxes and unusable!
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:30 PM
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[quote=Nightengale;357876 also i did think of bar end mirrors but the grips are crome spike grips and they wont work with bar end mirrors.[/QUOTE]

I would think that seeing CLEARLY who is bout to pancake your backside would take priority over spiked bar-ends.............but some seem to think they are still invinsible.......
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:39 PM
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yes it is going to be part of something structural, I am cutting out a section of crossbar that runs just above the swing arm pivot, so that i can have the battery box as low as possible. and this part of the battery box gets welded in place of the section of cross bar. also i did think of bar end mirrors but the grips are crome spike grips and they wont work with bar end mirrors. dont really want to change the grips, because i am gonna use the spikes as a theme for the bike, spike bolt covers spike axel bolt covers, and so on.
Great, I like dual purpose stuff.
And building a chrome hedgehog, are we? Be careful how you fall off it, eh?
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:44 PM
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Just my thought Fred. With all those spikes round the bike, you may find just getting on and off normally will end up a bit like playing hackeysack with a porcupine. Careful how you climb on and off or you might end up getting a spike to the boys. imagine THAT trip to ER.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:29 AM
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Just my thought Fred. With all those spikes round the bike, you may find just getting on and off normally will end up a bit like playing hackeysack with a porcupine. Careful how you climb on and off or you might end up getting a spike to the boys. imagine THAT trip to ER.
it wont be that many spikes, i am just gonna have a few here and there and in places that wont interfere with riding, just suttle. i have seen bikes with them all over and i dont like that. that would be hard to explain to the people at the er.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:23 AM
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I would think that seeing CLEARLY who is bout to pancake your backside would take priority over spiked bar-ends.............but some seem to think they are still invinsible.......
i am putting mirrors on but i just dont like the bar end mirrors for the style i am going for, when i build my wifes cafe racer, that will have bar end mirrors on it. I am just looking for suggestions on types of mirrors that people might have seen. i just want something simple and clean looking. I know how important mirrors are on a bike, and wouldnt ride where i live without them.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:36 AM
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You could do something like this....

[IMG][/IMG]

This was a pair of cheap 'universal' mirrors with custom-bent stems made from 3/8" rod. Biggest hassle was threading the ends.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:32 PM
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You could do something like this....

[IMG][/IMG]

This was a pair of cheap 'universal' mirrors with custom-bent stems made from 3/8" rod. Biggest hassle was threading the ends.
i like that i had to look for a sec to see them, thats what i am lookin for.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:07 PM
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off work today

off work today waiting on my car to be fixed, so i have some time to work on the bike since i am stuck at home with no transportation. working on installing the battery box. where can i find an new rubber boot for the drive shaft, i havent looked yet, but mine is dry rotted and coming apart. i will post some pics later with the battery box installed.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:36 PM
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...where can i find an new rubber boot for the drive shaft, i havent looked yet, but mine is dry rotted and coming apart...
You can still get them new from Yamaha (about $60 list price), otherwise you'll need to look for good used. This part was used on all the shaft-drive bikes '77-82 (750, 850 as well as the 1100), so there's some out there...
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:54 PM
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You can still get them new from Yamaha (about $60 list price), otherwise you'll need to look for good used. This part was used on all the shaft-drive bikes '77-82 (750, 850 as well as the 1100), so there's some out there...
cool good to know thanks for the help.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:52 PM
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pics


battery box welded in place

another view.


battery in place still need to fabricate an hold down bracket


and after alot of advice and reading other posts i had to put the front fender back on.

the bike as of today

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:23 PM
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battery in place still need to fabricate an hold down bracket - - -
Hi Nightengale,
what my BSA has is a wire loop welded to it's battery tray back and front just tall enough to get a sheetmetal hook into. A rubber strap with hooks on it's ends goes up and over the battery to hold it down.
BTW, your hardtailed frame is not beyond salvage. When your stern can't take the pounding any more, cut out those struts that diagonal across the battery, weld forks on the ends and put a pair of really stubby shocks in there.
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