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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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harley winter project

Winter is coming real soon, already started getting cold. I was thinking about maybe restoring a bike during the winter. I'm looking for a harley bike to repair and restore, dont care if it even runs or not. so if anyone might know of one (not sure about any specific models yet) for sale, or if someone might know where I should look, please let me know.

yea yea, I watch american chopper and biker build off on discovery all the time. Id like to build a chopper sometime in the near future, a great start would probably be working/restoring bikes.
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im looking for a dirt cheap one that needs some serious work (hopefuly not a bike that was one fire), something around under $500 perhaps.

nice one SloRoll, what im looking for atleast a lil bigger than that
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You'll be lucky if you find a bare HD frame for $500. Even if it was on fire.

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yea i talked to larry (crash) about it just now, what are my chances from a motorcycle junk yard?
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Not gonna happen for $500. My buddy bought an absolute heap of shit sportster and it was still $2k. Every single thing on it is corroded, massive electrical problems, blown forks, rusted out tank, clogged up carb, and the motor needed to be rebuilt. I absolutely hated working on that pile of shit and I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
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How about a Yamaha xs650 chop? Parts are everywhere and they're dirt cheap.
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How about a Yamaha xs650 chop? Parts are everywhere and they're dirt cheap.
yes, and dorks like me think those are cool.

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I don't know if Dr. Theo is still in the country but he had a couple projects he was looking to drop for $500, ask him.

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Same here.

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Beats the crap out of that OCC junk, real simple and real mean, Brian likes too.

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How about a Yamaha xs650 chop? Parts are everywhere and they're dirt cheap.

looks interesting, just needs to be assembled? if so, gotta pass, i wanna work on something (restore) and costimize my self.

whose Dr Theo? how do i get ahold of him?


what are my other alternatives to a non-harley- but looks harley models?
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No you don't just buy random crap and assemble it.

This is a stock XS650...looks nothin like the one above eh?
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lol wow, only part that i recognize is the engine, is that a whole new frame? tank, seat, .... haha everything but the engine
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You can buy a frame or have one custom built to your specs...then basically you just rob everything you want from other bikes or use custom parts. They have a big following and tons of them were sold, so there are plenty of parts around. It's all cheap too.
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some more random ones I found online.
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nice, very interested now
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I perfer a Honda for butchering. I have a 82 cb650 I'm trying to make look like a bobber...more rat bike than anything. I'll post pics soon. My goal is to keep the total cost of the whole project including the bike under $1000. Unless something expensive breaks it will be possible.

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I perfer a Honda for butchering. I have a 82 cb650 I'm trying to make look like a bobber...more rat bike than anything. I'll post pics soon. My goal is to keep the total cost of the whole project including the bike under $1000. Unless something expensive breaks it will be possible.
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Doc D! show me some please! pix that is
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question: what is the price range of chromoly 4130?
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