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X-53: Dirt Machine

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 3 BIKES' started by kingplinker, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. sensor

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    those forks with those bars are going to be sick!
     
  2. kingplinker

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    made a funky kick stand this eve... having fun... - T.

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  3. aka_locojoe

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    You're the king of kool details :D
     
  4. ej599

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    Cool stand. I'm curious where the rusty saw blades goin' now! :shock:
     
  5. kingplinker

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    Made sprocket yesterday - used lawn mower shroud thing to fill the holes...- worked on frame, sanding, etc. will post pics of that later - cheers guys, T.

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  6. ratdaddy

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    no way, don't paint it! That looks tough as it is. looks like art.

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  7. JoeyMac

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    awesome custom chainring! I too am curious where the rusty saw blade will go. I was thinking that was going to be part of the chainring, but then again you'd likely take your right foot off with that.
     
  8. kingplinker

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    Hey, not sure abut the saw blade yet - not for cranks - may or may not use.

    Finally got frame sanded down, took forever as usual - anyways, got it primered too - - decided to go for a satin black & red primer look - not sure yet. I took forks apart and sanded & primered those as well. More soon - Oh, the spikes are "electricity spikes" used on top of buildings and stuff - they are aluminum, so will polish up NICE - I cut the tubes next to them out of old electrical conduit - will paint the tubes - more to come!

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    AND, yes, I am READY! - Happy 4th!

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  9. OUTLAW

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    lookin good so far

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  10. kingplinker

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    sorry for delayed posting - been slammed with work and stuff - have made small amounts of progress, got soem parts painted satin black, frame will stay primer red/brown - should have rims in form CCR next day or so to clean/paint - the aluminum lighting rods shined up NICE, I had to make some black tubing "spacers/extenders" to attach to spot under seat where the factory x-53 back fender thing was installed - has to extend the tubes back, then install the spikes (held on w/bolts, no welding). — cheers!

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  11. KOTA

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    That thing is so COOL looking!............But you may need a WEAPONS permit to ride it! :lol: ..NICE
     
  12. kram

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    Yeah, this is looking dangerous!!! I love it! There are tons of great ideas on this bike.
     
  13. ej599

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    YIKES! LOOK AT DEM' SPIKES! Crazy man, crazy!
     
  14. JoJo Fuzz

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    you win.


    that's pretty much in a league of it's own my friend. it's bad ...!
     
  15. Gold Street Customs

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    I think some really brite LED's for a brake light...naw I think a no tailgaiting sticker would be just fine. Seriously looking good.
     
  16. JoeyMac

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    Man, I think we could all use spikes like that on our bikes, just in case any cops try to knock us off them :roll:

    Looks good and mean!
     
  17. kingplinker

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    Hey thanks guys - been messing with trying to make a headlight for two night now - still have nothing - also going to make a small plate, but can;t find the parts I need yet - once I get the rims in I can at least take more complete pics - thanks again! -Cheer, T.
     
  18. kingplinker

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    OK quick update - made some good progress last night. Got the 24" rims in from CCR trade (thanks man!). Cleaned them up, but still going to paint the inside/spokes - going to leave the edges chrome. The spokes are a little old & wobbly, I tightened down what I could, but wanted to reinforce them somehow so I;m going to try these old hub-caps - hate to cut them, but I went for it!

    Started making frame plate, out of pice of aluminum - I wanted it to follow the curve of the two black bars - should be OK.

    Added some ladies to the rear drop-out area.

    The headlight is a booger, nothing seems to go together right yet - it has to fit in the brackets right, and look al little beefy, so far it'll be the distributor cap. Anyways, having fun! Cheers, Troy. Thanks for looking.

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    IT IS WHAT IT IS!
     
  19. FOUND OBJECTS

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    The hub caps are gonna be a nice touch! 8)
     
  20. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    luv the mud flap chix
     

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