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OK here it is, the seventh V-Twin Forums Ride of the Month event for 2017.

In keeping with the previously voted on format, this month is an open event. Any V-Twin scooter can be entered. Long as you own it, it plays.

As always, please remember to format those entries properly. And keep comments on topic in the entry thread. Don't re-post entry photos in your quotes. Save the fun and harassment for the poll threads.

Year:
Model:
Eng size:
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc):
Pipes:
Seat:
Wheels:
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Example of a simple entry with one photo: http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/4941906-post2.html
 

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Harley Night Train/FXSTB
96 Engine
6spd Trans
V&H Short Shots
Brawler Solo Seat
Stock Wheels
Harley Deuce Headlight,Powder Coated Black.Harley Tri Bar Tail Light,Heartland USA Side Plate And Plate Light.Lowered A Bit,Powder Coated Pulley And Covers Along With Belt Guards.Alloy Art Rear Turn Signals Painted Wrinkle Black To Match.And Custom Made 3% tank Bib.

The story, It all started about a year ago I read this forum and many others to research my first Harley, and after about 6 months of reading I narrowed it down I had 2 bikes to pick from, the Fatboy and the Night Train, my local Harley dealer had a Fatboy so I went and sat on it, didn't like the feel, felt like I was on top on the bike if that makes sense,but no one anywhere I could find had a Night Train. So I took the biggest gamble of my life I bought the Train from 3 states away and all I had was pictures and my research never even seeing one in person much less sit one. But I bought it had it shipped to me,and as soon as I sat on it, was like a glove it felt like I was sitting in the bike/part of it. Its perfect everything about it. my Big Gamble paid off. Thank God.

 

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Year:1988
Model: FXLR
Eng size:80 in Evo
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc): 5 speed
Pipes: V&H STRAIGHTSHOTS
Seat: Lepera Bare Bones
Front End: Wide Glide
Color: Root Beer with ghost flames.
And the story:1988 FXLR that was completely rebuilt by a friend of mine who owns D'Vision Cycles in Dover NH. Bike had 17,000 on it originally. It has 6000 since the rebuild, mostly by me. I had a chance to buy it last year, and I jumped at it. I changed the bars to Wild 1 drag bars, and added the Lepera Bare bones seat. That was it. Since then I'm riding it as my every day ride.

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Here's mine then ......

Year, 2017 just finished last night !
Model, Custom Bobber
Engine Size, 93" S&S P-series Panhead with Morris magneto ignition.
Transmission, 6-speed Trikshift & 2" BDL belt drive.
Pipes, One-off OJZ pipes with PipeWerx end cans.
Seat, Rich Phillips
Wheels, Rear - 18" 240, Front - 21" spool wheel

Bought the first bit ten years ago after seeing a picture one of my friends showed me of a Youngs Choppers bobber. Engine is a S&S P-series 93" Panhead powder coated & rebuilt by Accurate Engineering. Frame is by Fenland Choppers over here in the UK as is the oil tank/battery box. Fuel tank & under-seat cover are one-offs as is the rear mudguard. Paint is by Joeby Airbrush Art, again here in the UK. Front & rear calipers & switchgear is by Performance Machine. Front disc took some making, a friend to draw it on CAD, a local firm to laser cut it out, 410 stainless steel from the good old USA, heat treated by a local firm & surface ground by an aerospace engineering firm who's boss is into bikes !!

http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=226570&stc=1&d=1500223144

http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=226578&stc=1&d=1500223161
 

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Here's mine then ......

Year, 2017 just finished last night !
Model, Custom Bobber
Engine Size, 93" S&S P-series Panhead with Morris magneto ignition.
Transmission, 6-speed Trikshift & 2" BDL belt drive.
Pipes, One-off OJZ pipes with PipeWerx end cans.
Seat, Rich Phillips
Wheels, Rear - 18" 240, Front - 21" spool wheel

Bought the first bit ten years ago after seeing a picture one of my friends showed me of a Youngs Choppers bobber. Engine is a S&S P-series 93" Panhead powder coated & rebuilt by Accurate Engineering. Frame is by Fenland Choppers over here in the UK as is the oil tank/battery box. Fuel tank & under-seat cover are one-offs as is the rear mudguard. Paint is by Joeby Airbrush Art, again here in the UK. Front & rear calipers & switchgear is by Performance Machine. Front disc took some making, a friend to draw it on CAD, a local firm to laser cut it out, 410 stainless steel from the good old USA, heat treated by a local firm & surface ground by an aerospace engineering firm who's boss is into bikes !!
Quite a machine! That front disc is very interesting.
 

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Wow..........that truly is a one of a kind Bobber. Sharp looking bike.
Cheers!
 

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Cat3,,, ya got a sharp bike!!!
 

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The rotor is probably Buell, but the implementation is unique and looks well done.
To be honest the disc setup was copied from a Youngs Choppers bike so the credit should really go to Hank Young !! They're based in Georgia, USA. Also, Cook Customs have done a similar perimeter disc on some of their bikes.
Over here in the UK the only bikes I've ever seen with a similar front disc are, like you say, Buell, but they have fewer mounts & are a smaller diameter.

I got some 410 stainless steel from the USA because over here in the UK the only suppliers I could find wanted to sell me an 8'x4' sheet & because they were aircraft certified the price was "in the clouds". I got a 4'x2' piece from the USA far cheaper, including the shipping & import duty.
I think Cook were using 316 stainless, but I'm not sure of that & I never asked what Youngs used as disc material as they had stopped supplying them when I asked a few years ago.
According to a friend, who is an expert on brakes, motorcycle brakes in particular, the best material to have used was manufactured in Japan & hard to come by. 410 stainless steel was the next best thing.
The discs were then laser cut out, heat treated (normalised & hardened) & then surface ground. I got a jig made to drill & weld the wheel rim & then had it powder coated & re-spoked.
The caliper is a standard PM two piston item & the caliper mount I machined up myself on my mates manual milling machine.
 

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I think we're not supposed to clutter this thread with conversations. I'd like to know more about those brakes. Could you start a thread showing how they were made?
 

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I think we're not supposed to clutter this thread with conversations. I'd like to know more about those brakes. Could you start a thread showing how they were made?
You're right Lumberjim, apologies to the Admins !
Please see the Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension section.
 
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