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Ant



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PostSubject: Greetings all!   Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:44 am

Hi all, been looking to build a chopper for a few years and been gathering parts over the last 6, finally moved to place with a big enough garage that I can begin!

Gonna be my first build, so the learning curve is steep, the learning’s painful and the only solace is beer when I realise I have made another mistake!

All good though, nothing I would rather be doing.

This site is awesome, been browsing through the threads and what you guys are doing is amazing, I hope you all will put up with some really dumb questions and give me some pointers?

Using a S&S 107" with an Ultima Powertrain, and been spending huge on postage to get things from the States, so finding out where I can source things (and advice!) locally would be great.

I will post some pics of my stumbling build soon!

So greetings all, looking forward to chatting.

Based in Lower Hutt Wellington btw.

Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:03 pm

Welcome to the site. The local shop you need to check out is Harley speed and custom. The boys there are very helpful. There are plenty of guys on here with great talent and full of information also
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:26 pm

L.W.N.C. wrote:
Welcome to the site. The local shop you need to check out is Harley speed and custom. The boys there are very helpful. There are plenty of guys on here with great talent and full of information also

Awesome, thanks!

Looks like I am taking ride this weekend to go chat, the pain......NOTjavascript:emoticonp('Very Happy')
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:18 am

G'day Ant. Welcome aboard. There's quite a big group of people building bikes down your way so it should be easy to meet up with the right peoplpe to get all the help you need.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:43 am

Welcome aboard Ant. Yeah there's heaps of handy people down this way mate.
Look forward to seeing a few pics of your scoot .
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:14 pm

Welcome Ant. There's some real expertise on this site across a whole range of different skills (and good fellas in real life too). HSC guys are very good and well worth visiting... it's amazing what they've got out there Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:24 pm

EEL wrote:
Welcome Ant. There's some real expertise on this site across a whole range of different skills (and good fellas in real life too). HSC guys are very good and well worth visiting... it's amazing what they've got out there Shocked

Thanks guys, feel waaay more confident now, been looking through some of the builds you guys have done and with some advice from HSC I reckon I am on the right track!

Ordered a fork stop plate for my front end, and when that arrives I will begin putting the bike together and start posting pics. Gonna be a bit of a stop and go as I save for parts and add them, but I can start putting what I have together.

Looking forward to taking a ride out to HSC on Saturday and talking to the guys there, couple of immediate pointers and advice will only help!

Thanks for all the responses guys, I thought I was all alone here in the Hutt, but now I feel downright common!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 pm

Welcome,I'm in upper hutt and have built a couple of these two wheel deathtraps,so if you need any help if you get stuck just give me a yell,and are you going to run an open primary.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:20 pm

PAN/SHOVEL wrote:
Welcome,I'm in upper hutt and have built a couple of these two wheel deathtraps,so if you need any help if you get stuck just give me a yell,and are you going to run an open primary.

Thanks PAN/SHOVEL, I really appriciate it! EEL mentioned you to me already and i am looking at your Stench of Death Bike, all I can say is damn! When i grow up can I also have a nice bike...:-)

Yup to the open primary, I have the Ultima 3.35 Open Primary and the Ultima 6spd RSD to fit to it........just looked too good!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:39 pm

My shovel is also on there,on the 2nd page of builds under pan/shovels shovel got offered some good money for that bike last weekend man came to look at it yesterday so will have to wait and see.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:56 pm

Damn, that is one of the best bikes I have seen! No matter what he offers, he will be getting it at a steal! Wish i could look at doing something that good, but on my first, reckon best I can aim for is chrome and black........
For now!

Gonna have to forward that to a bro in the UK, just to show him that the UK ain't got shit!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:02 am

All the powdercoating was done by my friend burt at powder surfaces here in upper hutt and the paint on both bikes was done by chris at d-zine signs here in upper hutt so there are people around wgtn who do good work.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings all!   Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:19 pm

Ant going through some stuff here at home today and found a 2into1 exhaust for a right side drive bike if your interested.
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