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  • mrjessehlee Posts: 186
    Stock Poster mrjessehlee
    09 Feb 2018 05:19 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 09 Feb 2018 12:39 PM
    just my opinion but you can't successfully make a new bike look like a bike from 50 or 60 years ago.. you would be better off just spending that money on an actual bike from that era

     Cheers for the comment, I agree with you on it but nah mate, im not trying to implicate the look 100%. Just some stylistic cues.

    I've had 6 classic cars & bikes (ranging from 40s-60s) in my time and as much as I loved all of them I know they won't satisfy me in terms of reliability. Not because they are shit bikes but simply because of the technology back then. I still choose to ride without breaking out my spanner after every 3rd time I ride.

  • Sporty Posts: 60
    Sydney
    Stock Poster Sporty
    09 Feb 2018 05:32 PM
    Posted by mrjessehlee on 09 Feb 2018 05:19 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 09 Feb 2018 12:39 PM
    just my opinion but you can't successfully make a new bike look like a bike from 50 or 60 years ago.. you would be better off just spending that money on an actual bike from that era

     Cheers for the comment, I agree with you on it but nah mate, im not trying to implicate the look 100%. Just some stylistic cues.

    I've had 6 classic cars & bikes (ranging from 40s-60s) in my time and as much as I loved all of them I know they won't satisfy me in terms of reliability. Not because they are shit bikes but simply because of the technology back then. I still choose to ride without breaking out my spanner after every 3rd time I ride.

     I do like that bobber look, and it seems you're heading that way ...nice! I also agree with the lust over classic bikes and cars, like I'd love a mustang fastbak 64-67.. But now do not have the patience or cash to put up with issues, so would go for a 2018 model and try to add the vintage/classic bits, as I have seen out of the USA.

    So good luck, will be cool to see your finish art work 

  • kiwidave Posts: 2901
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend kiwidave
    09 Feb 2018 05:55 PM
    Sprung solo seat - check
    Brit-style fork gaiters - check
    Lotta black all over - check 
    mini apes, almost like Z bars - check
    ''Frisco choppers 60s style'' peanut tank placement - check
    minimal/no mudguard action - check
    is that a bit of pipe wrap? - check
    all on a high-dollar late-model bike - check

    Sorry.  You did ask, but my verdict is that while it looks good, it's just like thousands of other ''custom'' bikes.  I don't look twice at bikes like this. 

    Spend  money slowly on a bar-hopping Ironhead  as a second bike.  I will always walk three blocks to respect one of those, because very few people do that.   

    If you are really worried what other people think, here's the truth: 
    Your neighbour/dentist/kids' teacher/Rotary club will love the bike you are showing us. 

    But Harley riders with a couple of bugs in the teeth don't drool at anything newer than a custom/stock Shovelhead.  

    Again, your bike looks good. But it's like so many others. IMHO. Because you asked.  I do understand about not wanting downtime and wanting reliability...but here's another truth:

    Owning and riding a truly cool Harley is not supposed to be easy.




     
  • Daggs Posts: 2351
    Lower South East, South Aust.
    Motor Head Daggs
    09 Feb 2018 08:22 PM
    Posted by mrjessehlee on 09 Feb 2018 05:19 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 09 Feb 2018 12:39 PM
    just my opinion but you can't successfully make a new bike look like a bike from 50 or 60 years ago.. you would be better off just spending that money on an actual bike from that era

     Cheers for the comment, I agree with you on it but nah mate, im not trying to implicate the look 100%. Just some stylistic cues.

    I've had 6 classic cars & bikes (ranging from 40s-60s) in my time and as much as I loved all of them I know they won't satisfy me in terms of reliability. Not because they are shit bikes but simply because of the technology back then. I still choose to ride without breaking out my spanner after every 3rd time I ride.

     I only commented because you asked.. I never worry about what other people think so I would never ask that, I do what I like when it comes to mods or anything really. Good luck with it

  • mrjessehlee Posts: 186
    Stock Poster mrjessehlee
    11 Feb 2018 10:19 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 09 Feb 2018 08:22 PM
    Posted by mrjessehlee on 09 Feb 2018 05:19 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 09 Feb 2018 12:39 PM
    just my opinion but you can't successfully make a new bike look like a bike from 50 or 60 years ago.. you would be better off just spending that money on an actual bike from that era

     Cheers for the comment, I agree with you on it but nah mate, im not trying to implicate the look 100%. Just some stylistic cues.

    I've had 6 classic cars & bikes (ranging from 40s-60s) in my time and as much as I loved all of them I know they won't satisfy me in terms of reliability. Not because they are shit bikes but simply because of the technology back then. I still choose to ride without breaking out my spanner after every 3rd time I ride.

     I only commented because you asked.. I never worry about what other people think so I would never ask that, I do what I like when it comes to mods or anything really. Good luck with it

     All good mate. Cheers for your thoughts!

  • mrjessehlee Posts: 186
    Stock Poster mrjessehlee
    12 Feb 2018 07:52 AM
    Posted by Sporty on 09 Feb 2018 05:32 PM
    Posted by mrjessehlee on 09 Feb 2018 05:19 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 09 Feb 2018 12:39 PM
    just my opinion but you can't successfully make a new bike look like a bike from 50 or 60 years ago.. you would be better off just spending that money on an actual bike from that era

     Cheers for the comment, I agree with you on it but nah mate, im not trying to implicate the look 100%. Just some stylistic cues.

    I've had 6 classic cars & bikes (ranging from 40s-60s) in my time and as much as I loved all of them I know they won't satisfy me in terms of reliability. Not because they are shit bikes but simply because of the technology back then. I still choose to ride without breaking out my spanner after every 3rd time I ride.

     I do like that bobber look, and it seems you're heading that way ...nice! I also agree with the lust over classic bikes and cars, like I'd love a mustang fastbak 64-67.. But now do not have the patience or cash to put up with issues, so would go for a 2018 model and try to add the vintage/classic bits, as I have seen out of the USA.

    So good luck, will be cool to see your finish art work 

     Thanks for the comment!

  • hithere Posts: 57
    Stock Poster hithere
    11 Mar 2018 11:21 PM
    Nay, sorry.
  • tussuck Posts: 1384
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster tussuck
    12 Mar 2018 08:48 AM
    So what was the outcome?  Nice Sporty or Rocker ?
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3413
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    12 Mar 2018 12:10 PM
    You planning on riding it on the road?
  • mrjessehlee Posts: 186
    Stock Poster mrjessehlee
    12 Mar 2018 01:35 PM
    Posted by Bonkerz on 12 Mar 2018 12:10 PM
    You planning on riding it on the road?

     yeah it will be customised in a way that meets all ADR regulations. just can't be fucked to photoshop it again.

  • liberator Posts: 138
    Stock Poster liberator
    12 Mar 2018 02:26 PM
    A Custom that incorporates in its build sheet the approval of others is not a Custom, it's just Conforming,
  • mrjessehlee Posts: 186
    Stock Poster mrjessehlee
    12 Mar 2018 04:53 PM
    Posted by liberator on 12 Mar 2018 02:26 PM
    A Custom that incorporates in its build sheet the approval of others is not a Custom, it's just Conforming,

     haha ok. Ill make sure my end product dont look like my photoshop lol

  • paulybronco Posts: 9392
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    12 Mar 2018 05:48 PM
    Posted by mrjessehlee on 12 Mar 2018 04:53 PM
    Posted by liberator on 12 Mar 2018 02:26 PM
    A Custom that incorporates in its build sheet the approval of others is not a Custom, it's just Conforming,

     haha ok. Ill make sure my end product dont look like my photoshop lol

     How true 

  • liberator Posts: 138
    Stock Poster liberator
    13 Mar 2018 11:37 AM
    Posted by mrjessehlee on 05 Feb 2018 04:37 PM
    Posted by B0GN on 05 Feb 2018 04:20 PM
    What’s the back wheel covering gonna look like? 
    It’s not bad as you’ve got it but it needs a bit of arse end balance. 

     This is the render I did with the photoshop. top left corner is the stock.

    concept 2_1.jpg




     might be easier to buy one already done with a warranty, (do they still make 48's ?),

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  • mrjessehlee Posts: 186
    Stock Poster mrjessehlee
    13 Mar 2018 12:29 PM
    Posted by liberator on 13 Mar 2018 11:37 AM
    Posted by mrjessehlee on 05 Feb 2018 04:37 PM
    Posted by B0GN on 05 Feb 2018 04:20 PM
    What’s the back wheel covering gonna look like? 
    It’s not bad as you’ve got it but it needs a bit of arse end balance. 

     This is the render I did with the photoshop. top left corner is the stock.

    concept 2_1.jpg




     might be easier to buy one already done with a warranty, (do they still make 48's ?),

    HD Forums Australia - 2011-harley-sportster-48-1.jpg

     

    Yeah good job for spotting the resemblance. I already have 48.

    As much as I love my 48,, its smaller, slower and runs way hotter (it got up to 48 degrees celsius this summer here), way much more vibration and most of all  I don't like the rear shocks and ugly and thin swingarm.. 


    yeah but thanks..

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