Sometimes when I do work for clients, I never see the end results of their projects, and that's OK. Other times I get to see where my modifications fitted in on the finished bike. Shawn just sent me a couple of photos of his finished bike, but first.....
This is what Shawn brought me to start with - a Chassis Design Co. "Bling Cycles" drop-seat frame. Shawn had a couple roadblocks to get around to use this frame in his next build. First, he didn't have enough ground clearance, and second, he needed room for his 135" Evo stroker motor that was being assembled.
So I cut the frame in half, raised the entire backbone 1 1/2", took the deep drop seat section out of the back, and shortened the entire rear section 2" while I was at it. I also put a pocket into back of the transmission plate to tuck in a 16 cell Antigravity battery.
Here's the roller I turned over to Shawn. No, Shawn isn't disappointed, it was just a cold-ass day, with a snow storm blowing in on the horizion. Plus, Shawn wanted to load up and head out....can you blame him?
Before it left here, I aligned the drivetrain for him, relocated/remounted his CDC oil tank, made the mounts for his 5 gal. fatbobs, set the rear fender and seat, fabbed the sissy bar, and made one of my "Heavyweight Champ" tail light/license plate frames.
Shawn took his roller home, and this is how the bike finished off. It's a killer fatbob with a great stance, and Shawn did a fantastic job on completing the bike. The fit & finish is top shelf. The paintwork is another class job from Motorsport Concepts here in town. Same shop that did Lumpy's CFL, from below. Motorsport Concepts also has Deb's rear fender right now color-matching it to her tanks, you'll see the rest of her final put-together coming up real soon on here as well.
In this shot you can see the sissy bar, and my "Heavyweight Champ" tail light/license plat mount. The 135"er has plenty of room to slide in and out now, but the dimensions aren't "over the top" to do it.
Shawn has another frame that you might remember me doing for him at the time I modified this one - that's the Shovel 4speed swingarm frame I filtted the Evo motor into, along with the matching Softail 5 speed trans & primary. I 'm looking forward to seeing that completed as well. Thanks for the final photos, Shawn, I appreciate it. Job well done!
Rich, that came out nice - looking forward to seeing the swingarm.
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