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Old 01-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Sgt. Howard Sgt. Howard is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Okanogan, WA
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Default Re: What would you build?

The first purchase would be a reliable wire-feed welder that can run on 120 volts- then I would design a 7/8 scale 1912 Harley Davidson frame. Then the nessisary aircraft tubular steel would be acquired. There would be a great deal of research into the motor- mind you, I have no issues with the faithless little 'Happy Times' chinese mill... but if a four stroke makes more sense and is affordable after what has already been spent, I could go that route. I would do the Sager springer forks and set it up as a 'touring' bike of the day- yes, I LOVE the looks of a board tracker... BUT I'M AN OLD MAN!!! The idea of riding all over creation hunched over a gas tank has NO appeal to me, I would rather sit upright as on my beach cruiser and show some style and comfort. Peugot Grey with red trim and logo, some dummy aluminum to create the 'crankcase' where the chain tension/motor mount is hidden.
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