"hardley davidson" first build!

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by RMWdave, May 30, 2009.

  1. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    im a greasemonkey, so a retro looking utility bike naturally came togeather :) i love riding it haha

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    It should be easy to do wheelies with a few pipe wrenches in that tool box. Nice job.
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Down to the dice valve caps. Great look, Great job.
  4. rockvoice

    rockvoice Member

    I like it! Good job
  5. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    yeap! right down to the dice is right haha
    thanks for the comments, now the mechanical part comes in. I guess this is where i transform from a builder to and enthusiast, i really love how it rides just like a dirtbike that feeling is definitley something you miss out on if your pedalling!

    to fix: clutch cable and actuator arm.
    i also will do a really good going over of the whole bike making a few other tweaks. i really dont like that chain tentioner.... but it has to be there to clear the chainstay... as far as safety goes i just may design one that attaches to the seatstay as well idk.

    but she works good!
  6. rockvoice

    rockvoice Member

    If you want your clutch pull smooth as silk do the "Large Filipino" mod

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  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice looking canadian bike :cool2:
  8. kitcarguy

    kitcarguy Member


    That is one great looking MB
  9. graucho

    graucho Active Member

  10. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    had to show my political side haha note that its red and not blue.
  11. will_start

    will_start Member

    Nice bike, I put a basket on the end of my bike, and an esky on my electric.
    am thinking of replacing the basket with a large plastic box.

    Do you find that extra weight at the back makes any difference
    to bike handling ?

    I don't mean to detract from your thread, those pics are nice.
  12. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    not at all, the box weighs less than a lb. i would never fill it with alot of weight tho because its up too high i did the toolbox mainly for looks and to have a little spot to put stuff if i need to (mix oil, plugs, my smokes the usual stuff haha)
    i think ill pick up a couple ammo boxes to mount up front on the forks, saw it on the happytime website i think!
  13. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    haha :):):)...
    it takes a fellow canuck to know crappy tire's store brand as well :cool2:
  14. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    i should call er the canadian tire special since the box is a mastercraft haha
  15. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    I love the cleanliness of it, the police are less likely to stop you with it looking that way. I have a white wall all chrome frame & springer front end that I bought from Spookytooth and I haven't been stopped yet and here the cops know nothing about the legality of their use. I'm not saying that if your ride looks homemade and dirty that the cops will stop you, but the cleanliness helps in that respect.
  16. will_start

    will_start Member

    I have trouble keeping many things clean... :rolleyes7:

    So, I went with Black Spray paint to cover the dirt/grease/Oil,
    Hi Temp Black Paint for the Engine.

    Seems to be working so far.
  17. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    police only spoke to me once. i think she was intrigued more than "ready to ticket" all she did as suggest i wear a helmet. which i DONT. because i dont have to HOWEVER....
    i had my first biker's near miss today trying to take a right some ******* in a big bad charger locked up the brakes and i had just enough time to get out of the way. our mirrors touched..... close one.
  18. will_start

    will_start Member

    Ok, I'm probably posting this in the wrong spot, but at least I'm getting it out there...

    I did put the large Plastic box on the back on my bike.

    It will releive my back of carrying back-pack weight, but now the bike has
    a definite wobble at low speeds, and clunks when I go over bumps... :taz:

    Even these two are worth the trade off against getting a bad back.
    Question is, how to stabilise an unstable object ?

    I'm going to start a new post for that...
  19. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    do you have a pic of the box mounted up? mine clunks too but. hey. its a toolbox your definitley right the tradeoff is by far worth it.

    not sure about the wobble that sounds more like a bearing looseness issue to me, mine loosen off every litre of gas or so.