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Exbike complete!

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The Type 4 Exbike was unveiled at the East Coast Cookout 2013……. time to move on to the next build!

Finishing the build with some ‘DEMON’ graphics to complete the front fender.

The plan is to adorn the front fender with my version of the ‘Checkered Demon’.

He will be sculpted from billet aluminum and welded to the front fender along with a set of hands to hold on with.

Here’s the 3D tooling rendition from my sketch and SteveO’s 3D modeling skills:

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The Exbike has been Tested On-The-Street

Here’s the “Exbike” just after the first test run on the street. Drive train, clutch, and shift linkage felt great. For it’s size and weight it trails well.

Easy to manuver, power-to-burn, and very fun to ride! Now it’s time to detail, lights, bodywork, finish and ride!

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Finished the last bit of welding on the tailight

Last night I caught some time to finish some welding on the “piston tail  light”.

Covered the fastener mounting holes and made a hood to protect the LED’s.

Next Step is to add some amber turn signal LEDS in the fender slots.

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Getting the 901 transmission ready

The transmission is out and I’m tearing into it to flip the differential, I put it in upside down when I first rebuilt the tranny.

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Frame straightening exercise diversion

Recently I took on a group project with 3 greats; Charlie Watts, Doug Hoboult, and TC Hoboult. The plan is to straighten an old sporster hardtail frame. If the aligning goes well we will add a few design enhancements. Then Doug and TC will finish the build out and TC will pilot this classic to Sturgis and back! (next year)

Here’s the frame, engine, rearwheel, and forks mounted on the aligning frame.

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from the rear
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laser mounted above
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