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A new frame a new day, what to do?
Battery mounting plate welded in, just a bit more smoothing out to do.
Disc brake mounts welded on.
I tried all the sizes of disc. 160,180 and even a 203mm wouldn't clear the frame. so went for the biggest I could get for a cycle a whopping 223mm. Sorted!
With the frame welded and in for paint it was wheelie that time again, wheel building
Many hours later.....
With the frame back from the painters and looking gorgeous in candy purple, it's time to build
Starting with the front, springer forks and shorty fender in place, so far so good
Mounting the motor, battery plate, running the wiring loom and rear end was next on the list.
With all the main parts fitted I could concentrate on the finer things and finishing touches.
A Quick test ride highlighted some issues, because of the rake in front end with the springer forks the 3inch tyre would rub when cornering, the chain was also catching on the rear tyre. problems solved with new long triple clamp forks and a home made chain tensioner.
Out for a shoot, something still not quite right, back to the drawing board.
A big bike needed a big seat, it was banana time
All done and time for the shoot
The Beach Bum