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  • #61
    Overall i think it runs great! But it might be a wheel bearing or something that needs replacement. Something feels a little… not right can’t really point it out for sure tho

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    • Solo
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      Your vicla/cholo build came out looking “chingon” badass! You definitely put your abilities, creativeness, and inspiration into her, congrats! I have also been following Bnag0’s rebuild…..between your 2 builds and the expert advice and research I have done from this here clinic I have decided to redo my own vicla/cholo RS with Harley split tanks and only primer for paint until I can develop painting skills like yours…. My project is stalled due to new baby and pissy toddler, diaper changing, etc….so daily I try to wrench on her at least 1 hr on my rebuild….. and I am stuck on rebuilding my carb for the 7th or 8th time….anyhow, eventually I will prevail even I I have to take the carb off my other RS in order to keep moving forward. Again, awesome build!

    • ElVispo
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      Wow!
      Thank you solo! It makes me really happy that you like my work that much.
      As i said before, it´s my first bike ever.. So getting feedback like this makes me eager to get another project Since i had a deadline on this one, i think i could have done it better if i did´nt had to hurry up like that.

      Anyways, it really gladdens me to know i´ve inspired someone else!
      So again, thanks alot man!

  • #62
    Finally got them turn signals there.. was not really just to bolt them on either lol.
    Dark smoked lenses and re-wired them so they work as orange positionlights as well. I know you american guys have like that, probably original.. But in Sweden we’re nåt allowed to have orange lights forward

    Well, im happy with it, thinks it turned out real nice


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    • Father Pobasturd
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      I have chrome turn signal lenses.

    • ElVispo
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      Father Pobasturd, chrome lenses..?

    • Father Pobasturd
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      Yea, the lenses are chrome.

  • #63
    Great write up and build. I like it. I have always like ape hangers, white walls and fishtails look on these bikes. Real classy and I really like the paint job too. Does your rear fender hit the road on larger bumps? Here in NB Canada would surely be wrecked.

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    • #64
      Originally posted by Jclevesque View Post
      Great write up and build. I like it. I have always like ape hangers, white walls and fishtails look on these bikes. Real classy and I really like the paint job too. Does your rear fender hit the road on larger bumps? Here in NB Canada would surely be wrecked.

      Thanks man! It’s really fun that people appriciate my build
      Yeah i love the style to.. 100% the most badass look for a bike

      Speedbumps is fine actually, but when i need to cross a sidewalk curb… Aauotch! It hurts my heart… and fender

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      • #65
        I am just now noticing the 'white privilege edition'. Nice touch lol.

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        • ElVispo
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          Lol, yeah i kinda like to provoke haha

      • #66
        Originally posted by ElVispo View Post


        That's a good start! Nice looking bike! Where are you from?
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ID:	144450 ​ ​​​​​​​Happend to be with bags.. never been a fan of baggers, but it’s very comfy to have lol. And looks kinda ok to i guess

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ID:	144929 Allways some sh * t happening.. the clutch began to slip.. so i took it all apart, cleaned everything up, rugged the surfaces, oil bath and put back together… aaaand.. slipperyslip, same as before

            Pedal to the metal on my old Benz, 250 miles (one way) to get new stuff TODAY

            And my god! Now we’re talkin’
            Better than ever (at least since i bought it)

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            • #69
              Great weekend with alot of ridin’, a little windy (tired arms lol) but overall great weather
              Anyone else that think the streetglide looks kinda.. small?

              on my way back home the clutch cable broke.. just my luck.. but of course (since i now have bags) i allways carry some universal cable with me, so made a new one at the side of the road

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              • MidnightRide
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                Dang, I'm impressed! Lose a cable on the road and you've got a universal spare that you can build on the spot? I'd be trying to figure out how I could jam gears to get myself home, or just calling AAA to get me to the nearest shop. Nice job.

                Bike's definitely got a unique look, like a throwback to earlier days. I'd like to see it in person, but Sweden's a tad far to go just for an up-close-and-personal! Enjoy your ride!!

              • ElVispo
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                Midnight ride: yeah, allways! Costs like $5 at the local bicycle store, using bicycle brake cable for clutch, and gear cable for my gas cable

            • #70
              Wtf, halv my post went MIA

              Yeah, well.. Guess i don’t have to tell you it get pretty much attention
              Not only at bike meetings, can’t go in to my local grocery store for a minute without people standing by it while i get out

              If you would change your mind, you are welcome to try it out

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              • #71
                Originally posted by ElVispo View Post
                Midnight ride: yeah, allways! Costs like $5 at the local bicycle store, using bicycle brake cable for clutch, and gear cable for my gas cable
                There are several motorcycle specific ones available also.

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                • #72
                  Originally posted by Shores View Post

                  There are several motorcycle specific ones available also.
                  Yeah sure, same stuff for five times the money

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                  • #73
                    Originally posted by ElVispo View Post

                    Yeah sure, same stuff for five times the money
                    Heavier gauge inner and outer cable though.

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                    • ElVispo
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                      Well for the clutch yes.. but no need for that

                  • #74
                    Hello guys! Been a while since last post.

                    Well, i´ve not been very productive mostly riding, or spending time with family.
                    Some small stuff has most likely happen tho
                    And had to rebuild my starter. it died like 1km away from home a friday night...

                    At least, here comes some fresh sunset pictures from this weekend

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                    • #75
                      That's amazing for a first bike. We are all in awe of your ability. You should be very proud of what you have created.

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                      • ElVispo
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                        Tanks alot!
                        I really appreciate it!
                        And well, i am a little bit proud of it tbh
                        Especially considering under those conditions, cold, tight space, tight budget, no access to fancy machines/tools and so on lol

                    • #76
                      Originally posted by ElVispo View Post
                      Hello guys! Been a while since last post.

                      Well, i´ve not been very productive mostly riding, or spending time with family.
                      Some small stuff has most likely happen tho
                      And had to rebuild my starter. it died like 1km away from home a friday night...

                      At least, here comes some fresh sunset pictures from this weekend
                      A genuine artist making things come alive!

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                      • ElVispo
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                        Oh, wow ! Those are big words. Thank´s alot, i really appriciate it!

                    • #77
                      Originally posted by ElVispo View Post
                      Great weekend with alot of ridin’, a little windy (tired arms lol) but overall great weather
                      Anyone else that think the streetglide looks kinda.. small?

                      on my way back home the clutch cable broke.. just my luck.. but of course (since i now have bags) i allways carry some universal cable with me, so made a new one at the side of the road
                      Ok, I had a throttle cable break a while back. I need more info on the "universal emergency cable kit".

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                      • ElVispo
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                        Just take your pick
                        But i swallowed my pride and bought a "real" cable for the clutch now. For the throttle i will keep going with home made tho.
                        But it broke again at night, and it was dark as hell, and no battery on my phone or other flashligt...
                        And had to ride the day after, so when i got home i did a suicide clutch / hand shift convertion.. That was kinda interesting to ride with in combination with those high bars ;D
                        I liked it, but not for a "daily-driver" bike tho..
                        So now i got a fkn $70 cable, hope that one won´t brake lol


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