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Chopper MAde out of my 83 wing. Its a YOUNG MANS BIKE. It took all winter to build with some 1 inch cold rolled steel welded on. all jhomemade except for the engine and forks! YES...thats a tractor seat...andYES its comfortable. Do i like ythe hardtailed rigid ride YES! Do i miss my oldwing..NOPE not at all! I only got a wing because i am poor and the bike was 600 flat. The tube costs 20 buckls a stick and thats all it took. Welding was free other than sticks and gas. :raspberry:
PS. The fender is mounted on those bars coming off the back. It bolts on as does the tractor seatr for easy removal of the rear wheel if i need to. Also i am 6'7 and need thos bars up there for my long arms. The seat is on the fender area because....like i said i stand 6 feet 7 inches. Check the specs on the steel for the original frame and you will see that the 1 icnh cold rolled was a way safer option!:readit: The bars are homemade and a tank is on the way...homemade of course. I dont have money to buy the bike of my dreams SO I AM MAKING IT. Chill on the negativity please..if you dont like it...dont look
 

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so your "willing to ride" a Goldwing because you cant afford a real bike?
 

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Doesn't sound like the construction was done very well, but I like the look, with a couple of exceptions. Chop the rear fender off about where the bottom of the license plate is, and replace those bars with something lower and wider, something along the lines of the "Yamaha Special" bars of the late '70s/early '80s. The Goldwing engine gives it a unique look, not "just another v-twin" I think the Goldwing 4 cylinder engine would be great for all kinds of custom bikes. The 6 cylinder sure worked out great in the Valkyrie.
 

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Cool concept and execution! It is not 'my cup of tea' because I am by my own admission, an old man, and enjoy the comfort of my 1200 on the long haul.

I do like the looks of this for some reason. A lot has to do with that flat four I think. Nice job.
 

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"Do i miss my oldwing..NOPE not at all! I only got a wing because i am poor and the bike was 600 flat."

Well that sounds a bit insulting to the rest of us :sobbing:

Need better pictures of it and more than one.

As long as you like it that's what counts, oh also that it's safe and don't fall apart of course :ROFL:

I see some things I like allot and a few things I don't care for, but it's not mine so what I think don't really matter. Looks like you did a good job anyway.

Now you should finish it with a few parts that are still missing.
I think that rear fender is rather cool, maybe add a fender to front?
Front tires do toss things up from the road and it does have a radiator up front, a face full of hot anti-freeze is not a fun thing!

I'd either add some turn signals, or if not then I'd remove that big bulky tail/brake light and just put one of those tiny 2" round ones stuck to a pinch bolt on the swing arm on just one side.

Pretty good job on it anyway though it needs a couple things still.

"Its a YOUNG MANS BIKE."
Not exactly what I'd say, I'm not all that old now, and I was even allot younger once also :ROFL:
I been riding since before I could legally drink. I'd probably call it more of a "bar hopping, poker run, mans bike".

Probably fun around town but not something I'd ride for a 750mile day, and I did many of those as a "YOUNG MAN"
 

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why be critical of his work, or how he chose to do this bike? Is it really necessary?

I am happy for him and his accomplishment.
 

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why be critical of his work, or how he chose to do this bike? Is it really necessary?

I am happy for him and his accomplishment.
If you meant me?
I'm happy for him also, not trying to be critical, maybe the way I typed it it don't read as I was thinking it?

I was picking/joking a bit about a couple of his comments though, no insult meant. Even though looks like a fun short trip bike maybe, I don't think it'd be as much fun on a 500-750 mile day, which even in my teens and early 20's I was riding at times.
 

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No, Chromo, not you.

I just think that sometimes my work lacks finesse, but I am still proud of my accomplishments. The comments I am referring to were NOT mean, but the OP came to show his joy, we shouldnt ding him if we see something different.

thats all..
 

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I'd like to see a few more pics. This one's kind of fuzzy but I admire anyone with welding/fab skills and I'm someone who learns best from either pics or hands-on.

I see you also started a thread on one you were building back in 2012 but I couldn't find any pics of the completed project. Gotta remember, we LOVE pics!

Steve
 

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I kind of like it. If it were mine I would have raised the rear fender up to just under the license plate, put on a front fender to prevent damage to the radiator, and brought the handle bars down some. Nice job.

I'm somewhat concerned about there being no fender on the front. The sand/gravel the roads around Bozeman in the winter and you'll be sandblasting/damaging the radiator in no time. ( I went to high school in Anaconda ).

Enjoy the ride!!

Henry
 

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looks great
 

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I am happy to see someone with an imagination and skills to put there vision together . No worries on the price from me . I like to hunt for good deals . I also appreciate the factory tail/brake lamp rather then some tiny lamp thats hard to see . Another thing I like the tail lamp/tag assy in the center of the fender . I nevr have like the tags flipped sideways and mounted to either side of the bike . I guess my eyes like symmetry . I say nice work and I too would like a few more angles of the pics .
 

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I'd like to see a few more pics. This one's kind of fuzzy but I admire anyone with welding/fab skills and I'm someone who learns best from either pics or hands-on.
I agree!
 

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I was a little insulted by his wording as well.

There are a lot of machines out there I wouldn't ride, let alone own, but I can usually appreciate the work that went into them.
 

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Wow...thanks for the hate! And the love. If i didnt have haters...ID BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG. a note on the tubing...someone thought wasnt enough. The original goldwing tubing was MUCH CHEAPER AND THINNER than the cold rolled steel i got at the Shop. I am suprised the rwear end stayed together from the factory. Until you cut your fram...you wont know how thin it is. Laught if you want Chromo.....i made my bike.You do with your bike what you want...I'll do what i want! I didnt realize i was coming here to be hated on by my forum mates. Jerryh, I dont know how you figured it sounded like the construction wasnt done well....since i didnt post anything about it. If you all do some research on your bikes you will see that i have chosen wisely. also it was welded with an arc welder. lol HOW CAN THAT BE NOT CONSTRUCTED WELL? Stonger steel and welds..COME ON Thanks Ubar for your support. Sorry to sound offended...but sheesh didn come here to be bashed by haters THANKS
 

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I think it looks cool and you put a lot of time into it getting it the way you want it.
Now enjoy your work and show it to all.
 
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