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Old 11-10-2012   #1
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Has anyone ever built a custom bike and not have alot of cash tied up into it?What are some pointers?Buy a frame and motor and start adding stuff as time goes by>?I have found lots of non running project bikes for sale on my searchs lately...would love a old triumph 650....LOLnothing fancythanks for any tips and pointers
something like this
http://www.triumphflattrack.com/2009_07_01_archive.html

what would the cost be for one like this
http://www.mulemotorcycles.net/triumphs-1.html

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ok where do i start?Who would have build plans?Who sales old parts?
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Start with a frame.

There is a huge group of people who are building custom bikes. If you stick with "Harley Davidson Style" engines everything becomes compatible. Engines fit with gearboxes, primary cases just fit, rear wheel alignment becomes a non issue. It all goes together easily. Home fabrication isn't really necessary. Everything just pretty much just fits. Pick it, bolt it up, paint it & go.

Now don't think just because it's "Harley" you need to build a over the edge chopper, there are quite a few very attractive street tracker frames available that accept a Sportster engine, look cool and ride very nicely, how nice depends on what you spec for components and wheels.

Here are some websites that might get you started - and I have no interest in any of these companies, it's just a starting point.

HARLEY STREETRACKER PARTS

Mean Street Products - Motorcycle Forks, Chopper Forks, Custom Front Ends, Custom Forks

www.rollingthunderframes.com

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"BIGTIME Thanks" John
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It is a very good for you if you are interested in buying a bike but if you are going to buy a custom bike then there are many things that you should have to consider in your mind.
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