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Headhunter (Finished!!!)

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by King Zebba, May 4, 2011.

  1. Willg

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    Re: Headhunter

    Wow! This is so cool! i love the frame design and the paint looks great.
     
  2. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter

    Well it's been awhile. Had some time to work on Headhunter today. I welded on a shifter bracket, relocated the bottom bracket shell, and did a little more work on the kickstand bracket. I relocated the bottom bracket because It was too far forward and too high. All I did was flip it from top to bottom. Just a little more clean up on the frame and It's ready for powder coat. I really want to get this bad boy roll'n before winter gets here. Hopefully I can do that. Here's some pics.
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  3. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter (Updated 9/9/11)

    I got with jezusjonz about a head badge for this bike. A great guy! I sent him my drawing,
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    and here's what he's sending me.

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  4. snydur

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    Re: Headhunter (Updated 9/9/11)

    you cut it?!?! OMG!!! you horrible horrible person! but seriously, really like the frame.
     
  5. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter (Updated 9/9/11)

    :lol:
     
  6. King Zebba

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  7. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter (More Parts)

    Had some vacation days to take so I spent most of the day working on Headhunter. The bottom bracket shell took forever. I had to relocate it because I wouldn't have been able to ride it otherwise. Hopefully it wont look to bad. Tomorrow I'll finish the kickstand and add a support to the rear stays. When I had it put together and sat on it, I noticed the rear flexed a little too much. I'm pretty sure it would have caused chain tension problems. Hopefully another support will take care of that.
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  8. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter (More work done.)

    Finished Headhunter today. Beefed up the kickstand, and added a rear support. The next time I post a pic It'll be completely done! Now off to powder coat.

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  9. UnDerzon3

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    Re: Headhunter

    really good man, looking forward to seeing it all done :)
    just one thing tho... as much as you've been changing things on the frame you almost could've built the whole frame yourself instead of leting firebikes build it for you ;)
     
  10. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter

    Your absolutely right. If I would've had a roll bender I would of done it myself. There are a few things I would have done different. But it is what it is. I do have a roll bender on a list of big tools to buy hopefully in the near future. I will then build a Headhunter 2 to my exact specifications. :)
     
  11. UnDerzon3

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    Re: Headhunter

    that's gonna be really awesome dude, but first things first, good luck with the finishing of this bike :)
    i'm definitley gonna follow this as long as you keep the updates coming :)
     
  12. scott brownsey

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    Re: Headhunter

    those seats r awsum
     
  13. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter

    Well with the holidays and some unexpected expenses I have yet to take parts to powder coat and chrome. I've been itchin to take it for a spin so yesterday I put it together and did just that. Good thing I did because I found the chain rubbed on the chain stay. :( A little frame mod will fix that. I'm going to modify the bars as well. I decided I wanted a lower rise. Here ya go.
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  14. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter (Test Ride)

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  15. Uncle Stretch

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    Re: Headhunter (Test Ride)

    Man your bike really turned out super. Nice job all around.
     
  16. King Zebba

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    Re: Headhunter (Test Ride)

    Thx Uncle Stretch!
     
  17. King Zebba

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    Finished Headhunter today. I did change things again. I went with a candy red powder coat, made a new kick stand, moved the springer mount to the bottom triple tree, and made some different bars. Here's a few pics.
     
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