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Aug 14, 2014

Motorcycle Painting Tutorial

A motorcycle painting guide with step by step directions on preparation for airbrushing and more.

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Aug 14, 2014

Air Adjustable Shock?

Just purchased your softail plans. I am considering an air adjustable shock. Do you know of anyone who has used one? If so, I thought it may help narrow-down

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Aug 02, 2014

1940 UH 80 Inch Flathead

This is an original flathead tank, repop rear fender, a skull dash, and a few other minor parts. The 1938 frame has a 30 degree neck change, and it's

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Aug 01, 2014

Stinkeys Bike Building Projects!

As you can see I like to keep busy with my projects, and tend to have something on the go at any given time. I like the fabricating side of bike building

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Jul 31, 2014

Softail Frame Joint Instead Of Tight Radius Bend

Building a frame joint instead of a tough radius bend on the softial bobber frame.

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Jul 23, 2014

1973 FX 1200 Shovelhead

Here's a pick of my 1973 FX 1200 shovelhead. This really kicks ass. The only reason I pull up at 125 mph is the single caliper brakes, but this is the

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Jul 18, 2014

Tips On Custom Chopper Wiring

A guide to custom chopper wiring and custom motorcycle wiring.

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Jul 13, 2014

Here's How To Build A Chopper Frame

Details on how to build a chopper frame from the ground up and with step by step instructions.

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Jul 09, 2014

Oil Cooler For A Shovelhead

I built my shovelhead in Oregon and ran Valvoline 60 Wt Racing Oil in both the engine and primary without an oil cooler in the Summer time and never had

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Jun 29, 2014

Harley Davidson 1200 Evo Bobber

This is my 1200 evo bobber moon equipped oil tank s&s carburetor. It is a 1989 xl883 on the log book but believed to my knowledge it is the 1200 evo sportster

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Jun 28, 2014

Paughco Rigid S&S 117"

Here is my story. I recently got obsessed with harleys and choppers, so I bought an 84 virago to bob out and resell to afford a Harley project. Well that

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Jun 27, 2014

Time To Build A 1981 KZ 550 Bobber!

I'm a barber in Olympia, Washington, and was recently given a 1981 Kawasaki KZ550 F by one of my customers! The first picture This is the bike pretty much

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Jun 21, 2014

Lift Table Questions and Answers

If you have motorcycle lift table questions then you should check through this resource.

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Jun 20, 2014

Ground Clearance

What should the ground clearance be for your chopper so that you are not grinding rails?

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Jun 17, 2014

Build A Bobber

You can build a bobber as a ground up project or a bobber kit build.

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Jun 15, 2014

WLA Bobber Motorcycle

The wla bobber is a flathead world war II harley davidson military motorcycle that has been customized.

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Jun 14, 2014

Suzuki Chopper Builds!

A suzuki chopper is a good project bike and these backyard chopper builds are proof.

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Jun 13, 2014

Tips On Custom Flame Painting

Article on custom flame painting and why you can't go wrong with a custom flame paint job.

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Jun 13, 2014

Chopper Exhaust Ideas

The chopper exhaust system can make or break the look of your bike so choose your pipes wisely.

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Jun 11, 2014

Tips On Custom Motorcycle Fenders

Discusses custom motorcycle fenders for choppers and bobbers and includes tips on stutless fenders and fender blanks.

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Jun 10, 2014

Bobber Kits

This bobber kits resource will show you how and where to get the best kits cheap.

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Jun 09, 2014

How To Build A Chopper

A few tips on how to build a chopper and how to get you started building a chopper or kit bike.

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Jun 08, 2014

Low Budget Rigid Custom Bike Project

I have ABSOLUTELY NO MONEY in this rigid custom... The picture above is during the sheetmetal mock-up. I have bartered for every single part on this

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Jun 05, 2014

Custom Chopper Forks Basics

The top three custom chopper forks and what you need to know about choosing the right ones.

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Jun 03, 2014

Harley Davidson Panhead

The Harley Davidson panhead engine and motorcycle is discussed and analyzed including a comparison to the knucklehead.

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Jun 03, 2014

A Guide To Wide Tire Conversion Kits

Discusses wide tire conversion kits and what to look for in a conversion kit.

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Jun 03, 2014

Wide Tire Motorcycles

Problems building wide tire motorcycles and tips on overcoming them.

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Jun 01, 2014

Homeless Man To Chopper Builder

In 1990 I bought a 1976 KZ900 Amen Savior frame chopper. I tried to start my own business and failed. Resulted in 3 months delinquent rent.. Had to sell

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May 29, 2014

Pro Street Frame Plans

These pro street frame plans are detailed, crisp, and clean and easy to follow.

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May 24, 2014

What Tubing Bender Die Do I Need For Your Plans?

I have been in the process of building a chopper. I purchased your frame jig plans, and built that. I got most of the equipment now The question I have

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May 23, 2014

1968 Triumph Tiger

I bought this 1968 Triumph Tiger in 1990. I rescued it. It had been in his barn since late late 68 to early 69. I was told it was a Bonneville but when

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May 20, 2014

Center Post Problems

What if there is a built in transmission and there is a seatpost on the frame?

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May 20, 2014

Covell Tig Welding Training Video

Here's a tig welding training video that will improve your welding skills instantly.

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May 13, 2014

Choosing The Right Motorcycle Oil

Information on how to decide between petroleum-based and synthetic motorcycle oil

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May 01, 2014

Problem moving battery and oil tank

I've got an '81 FLT that I am Bobbering. There are several issues, but two are most perplexing. 1: A tank with an FLH dash that will fit over the square

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Apr 29, 2014

Stretch A Motorcycle Frame

Stretch a motorcycle frame and you'll open up the cavity to fit a larger engine and here's how to do it.

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Apr 28, 2014

240 Chopper Frame Plans

Our 240 chopper frame plans come with sectional views and has a pro street look.

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Apr 22, 2014

DMV Called The Police For No VIN Numbers!

I enjoy your articles! This happened to me. I picked up a basket case a few years ago. I got a Colorado salvage title with it and a bill of sale for the

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Apr 22, 2014

1957 FLH Tank Shift

I started on this in 1982, after purchasing a frame for $200.00. After finding 57-58 tank shift tanks I knew it would be a 57. Over the years, I have been

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Apr 18, 2014

Customized Chinese Chopper

Hi my name is Patrick and I'm 18 years old. I really love Harley Davidson motorcycles but it's to expensive for me right now. So I decided to make from

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Apr 18, 2014

Sell My Harley!

Fiive ways to sell my harley davdison motorcycle fast, easy, and for more money.

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Apr 14, 2014

Chopped 1957 Hardtail Harley 1993 Evolution Drivetrain

This is a chopped 1957 hardtail harley with an evo engine.

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Apr 10, 2014

Cost Of Materials For A Frame Build Or Motorcycle Lift

A cost of materials list that covers the frame build cost and motorcycle lift materials cost.

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