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  • My first bike build - Roadstar 1600 Cholo / Vicla project

    So, as i said in my introduction i will share my bikes transformation with you guys!
    When i bought it, it was.. horrible i must say.
    But i got a good price, and i didn't want a stock bike either, so i didn't mind about that.

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    This is what it looked like. Electrical wires all over, taped sissy, bad mounted batwing, horrible fenders and the bags.. wtf?
    First day in the garage i removed 25(!!) skulls and left it like this..

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    I had absolutley no experience in painting, but i had to do someting. So i got myself som good quality rattle cans and some striping tape.
    I'm not gonna go thru and show all the process it will take to much time..

    Went on and got a used stock rear fender witch i have dropped down, and a new Harley FL front fender, witch i had to modify of course.
    Took away the footpegs and bought some stock floorboard.

    Of course i had to have a fatbar apehanger, witch is 16" high, because my friend had one so i got a decent price.
    Crashbars in front and rear comes of a Harley as well, because most people i know ride Harleys and i like to get stuff for a good price ;P
    Auxillary lights was and headlight convertion to LED, tombstone rear light...

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    Of course this is not everything but a short version at least.

    Currently i am, building my own true duals, new side covers and redoing the seat.
    Looks pretty much like tis...

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    The air cleaner mounting is temporary, dont worry!

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    Well, that's kinda where i am right now.
    Please leave your feedback, good and bad.

    As i said it's my first build, and i'm learning by doing


    Take care!

  • #2
    Sending you a pm
    LET'S RIDE

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    • roadiemort
      roadiemort commented
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      Of course you are Mr. Sideburner lol.

    • Dr. D
      Dr. D commented
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      I was thinking the same thing lol. Are you going to see about getting the pipe shipped from Sweden?

  • #3
    Vicla style is Sweden. That's awesome. Get some fishtail extensions on those pipes and your closer. How much money are you gonna throw at it? There are some parts that you may be I terested in located in a neighboring cou try I could tell you about. Found some unicorn parts there. PM me and I'll give you some info on those
    Go ahead, I dare ya.

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    • #4
      Good work

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      • #5
        Thanks!
        more pictures will come.
        and Lifeguard, i am actually building my own fishtail end caps as well, that process is already active

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        • #6
          Nice work!
          2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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          • #7
            That belt guard is interesting with all the holes along the top. What is the silver part that appears attached to the axle bolt? Is that a part of the belt guard?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Brad_G View Post
              That belt guard is interesting with all the holes along the top. What is the silver part that appears attached to the axle bolt? Is that a part of the belt guard?
              This Thingy?

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              • Brad_G
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                Yes!

              • Hyn4
                Hyn4 commented
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                Looks like his old licence plate bracket, 1st pic

            • #9
              Wow, looks awesome, i need some info on that custom made True dual exhaust

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              • #10
                The ”silver thing” is half the old license plate holder, correct!
                it replaced and worked as a belt tensioner, thats why it’s still there.. But i’ve made a ned piece to get rid of that

                Hyn4 well, what do you wanna know?
                i can post some pics tomorrow

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                • Hyn4
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                  What headers you used, and how you made the bends To go To the left side? And what diameter pipe you used for the exhaust? Yeah, lots of pics of course!!

              • #11
                I did'nt use any factory made headers, i built my own
                And the little left bend motherf***er was a little tricky, made out of two short radius 90 degree bends + a little more angle, not sure exactly but maybe it's like 190 degree.

                For the headers you will need to make a flange to attach it to the cylinder, and a collar to seal against the gasket.
                Put on the flange on the pipe you want to use, and weld the collar in place.

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                Here's the falnge and the collar.. This is not the flange i used in the end, because it was a little to clumsy, so i had one made to fit perfect

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                This was a little trycky to line upp, but not impossible

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                Welded together, so here's the final left header.

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                And mounted on the bike it looks like this.. Stock side covers wont fit tho, and i did'nt want to cut in them so i made a new pair from an old steel shelf.

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                And the right header.. No need to say that was a little easier right?
                Hope this can be helpful

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                • Hyn4
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                  Wow thanks dude! This is super helpful Hope i have time to plan and do this while its still winter!

                • Brad_G
                  Brad_G commented
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                  So what are the plans for the finish on the pipes? Going to go with heat resistant spray paint?

                • ElVispo
                  ElVispo commented
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                  Brad, heat shields was my original plan, but i think i will get them chromed

              • #12
                Been writing about building side covers and fishtails, but haven't shown anything about that yet..
                So while i'm still at it, i'll share some of this with you guys to.
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                The shelf....

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                Current shape of the "shelf"

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                Did some freehand drawing to get a little more personal, excessive shape than the traditional fishtails..

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                This is as far as i got yesterday.. I think this will be bad ass when it's done!

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                • #13
                  Hyn4 i se you are a "neighbour" from Finland!
                  Your bike looks real nice to! Is that a 21 inch wheel in the front?

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                  • Hyn4
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                    Yeah, we are neighbours Yup, that's a 21" fat spoke

                • #14
                  Some old harley fender. Still need a brake rotor
                  Attached Files

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                  • #15
                    Yeah i got kinda same fender, but would like to have that wheel to

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                    • #16
                      Not been much productive activities since my last post, mainly because i don’t have enough time and because my grinder chosed to die..
                      But now i have bought two new ones and wife and kinds ara away for the evening

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                      • #17
                        Nice fabrication skills! Looking good.

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                        • #18
                          Originally posted by Duke View Post
                          Nice fabrication skills! Looking good.

                          Indeed,,,there's some real badassery going on for sure !!
                          I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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                          • #19
                            Originally posted by Chromepony View Post


                            Indeed,,,there's some real basassery going on for sure !!

                            Thank you guys!
                            I did'nt even know i could do things like this before, haha!
                            Just gave it a try and it did came out kinda cool if i may say so

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                            • #20
                              I too am building a VICLA so I'll be paying attention to this thread.

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