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Old 12-06-2011, 09:02 PM
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Default Winter Project, Nirve Switchblade

I've been looking at this bike, Nirve Switchblade, for a couple of weeks. Then, I was watching old music videos and saw the Easy Rider clip of Captain America, Fonda's ride in the movie. I thought, how neat to build a motor bike that would have the look and flavor of that icon of motorcycles.
I got a good deal. End of season and it had a scratch in the lower right chain stay. $100 off the price. I couldn't pass it up. I'm not thrilled with the color but if all goes as planned the bike will be red, white and blue when it's finished anyway so who cares what color it is now.
I'll keep you posted.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:07 PM
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Awesome Tom, look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:13 PM
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yeah.. I like the Switchblade!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:17 PM
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Thanks, Ale.
I'm not shooting for a clone bike, just something recognizable as looking like the original. I had to sell one of my old favorites to make room for another bike but it's going to a friend and neighbor who's an avid motorcyclist and mechanically talented. It's going to a good home and will be just down the street.
I'm anxious to get started. Looks like a fun project.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:49 PM
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What bike did you sell Tom? The Jag? That is a nice Nirve, I'm sure that will look sweet at the cruises. Keep me updated with this one. . .
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:00 PM
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Frank,
I sold the blue Jaguar. I'll never part with the Norton. Too comfy to ride
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Captain America was my dream motorcycle after seeing Easy Rider (I was like 9-10, I think)

what a cool bike to emulate !!!

I am definitely following this thread,,,

Thanks for bringing back fond memories (I had a stingray that my dad extended the forks and painted in the red, white n blue pattern because I liked Cap'n so much )
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Frank,
I sold the blue Jaguar. I'll never part with the Norton. Too comfy to ride
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I figured that was the one you parted with. I just had to double check and make sure. Well maybe he can join us in the spring??
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:14 PM
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Worked on the rear engine mount today. I used a piece of 1/4" wall 'C' channel which will be welded to the frame as soon as I talk myself into grinding off that new paint. I'll probably do that tomorrow. My wife says she doesn't want to watch.

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hey 2 door, whats up there, hows it goin, i just wanted to write in here cause i been kinda silent latley-lol, but, well i know u have a vision in your mind, and im not 100 percent sure what your doin here yet, but i was lookin at that rear bracket you made and was thinking if you welded 2 little tabs on the top and bottom of that braket then it would be like a kustom clamp then, maybey fabricate a back bracket that fits together to the front peice, then it will look like a flate block of metal, finish it off with some acorn or spike bolts, just throwin an idea in there, and to say the bike is badass. i been lookin at that bike for a long time, and i seen venice and some other guys with some really kool builds with that frame,allso curious, you gonna make the top tube the tank? that would be smooth. either way,axious to see how this one turns out, rock on....
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