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    So when I'm not painting I help out at the chop shop..We build mainly xs650 chops but have built frames for alot of different brands.
    all handmade,hand bent,and TIG welded.
    Here's a frame for a sportster/buelll power chop.



    and here is a set of stainless handle bars I designed and built..




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    WOW that bike is low.

    Do you know Shoe, Heath and Randy D? They are from Indy.

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    Thanks for sharing this. Your ride is excellent, I'm digging that you made it.
    I rode Honda's than BMWs for about 10 yrs. than quit riding. When I start again it will be for fun vs getting to work on time.

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    Default Re: Motorcycle frames and such..

    Quote Originally Posted by AntLockyer View Post
    WOW that bike is low.

    Do you know Shoe, Heath and Randy D? They are from Indy.
    Yeah I know Shoe and Heath..I have met Randy D through mutual friends..
    How do you know them,you know being inn england and all..
    Have you ever checked out GKM?

    Yeah the bike sits pretty low,If I recall the ride height is 3 1/8 inches...

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    It's a small world. I've been friends with those guys for years, know a few more from Indy Wes, Shortbus etc. We all met on-line originally but we've hung out a few times in person too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntLockyer View Post
    It's a small world. I've been friends with those guys for years, know a few more from Indy Wes, Shortbus etc. We all met on-line originally but we've hung out a few times in person too.
    Yeah it is a small world.Ii know Bus also..

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    I'm not a chopper guy, but that XS is effing cool.

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    He can paint a bike frame pretty well too.
    Tim O'Donnell- Shamrock Cycles
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    I can't take credit for this fine piece of craftsmanship but thought it belonged here.
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    nice work, I have an old panhead, that needs a new hardtail frame. Havent given the project any attention in years. It is sitting in an aftermarket swingarm right now, but that just doesn't do justice to my old pan. Is this a project you would be interested in?
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    Dhoff,
    yeah we could do that..pm me your info..
    Here's some of my non bike paint..(check out Tim's (Shamrock Cycles for my frame paint work)








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    Sure, Clearly a waste of your talent but I'd like a simple paint job on a bicycle helmet..............yes?


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    The first thing I did after looking at the photo of your personal bike is to type xs650 into the search bar of my local craigslist. I'll be having me some of that thank you.

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    Disturbed you have mail..
    Bellman when you find one hit me up..

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    You did that engine right there. Great bike!

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    Awesome bike...but my personal fave for handbuilt motorcycle frames has to be

    Britten_V1000_01.jpg
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    some new stuff..

    barn find style tank..real rust and hand painted pin up..





    and our latest shop build..

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    Sure...are you on Chopcult ?? Paint looks familiar...very nice !

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    Been lurking here a while and saw this thread pop up- figure it's a good opportunity to dive in... For a while I did some vintage road racing here in the North East with clubs like the USCRA (USCRA Home) and WERA (WERA Motorcyle Road Racing :: Home :: v2011n11x9 ::). As a fabricator I ended of doing a lot of modifications and repairs on my own bikes which snowballed into working on other people's stuff. Everything from frame and exhaust repair to new constructions from vintage blueprint and spec. Fun stuff. You can see some pics below...

    Triumph 500 flattracker:


    and with bodywork:

    next up, Aermacchi road racing megaphone exhaust:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/5208336536/" title="Sprint by ROSKO.CC, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5208336536_23126456e7.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Sprint"></a>
    Seeley Honda 350- frame repair, modify and custom exhaust:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/4866311830/" title="&quot;Seeley&quot; Honda 350 @Mid-O 2010- right by ROSKO.CC, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4866311830_9ab2bc56bf.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="&quot;Seeley&quot; Honda 350 @Mid-O 2010- right "></a>
    1964 Ducati 250- exhaust:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/4793564688/" title="Dressed up by ROSKO.CC, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4793564688_f009b99a77.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Dressed up"></a>
    frame mod, 350 honda racer:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/4607791301/" title="helping a brother out by ROSKO.CC, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1110/4607791301_3712728d4d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="helping a brother out"></a>
    a long term 50cc Grand Prix chassis project:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/4145894817/" title="The Black Fly: mock up by ROSKO.CC, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2611/4145894817_bc491d970c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="The Black Fly: mock up"></a>
    partially welded up:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/4146656580/" title="The Black Fly: headtube almost there by ROSKO.CC, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2559/4146656580_cb97f3bfe5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="The Black Fly: headtube almost there"></a>
    Triumph 500 flattracker low pipes:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/5463727557/" title="side by side by ROSKO.CC, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5463727557_9d8fa9a1d9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="side by side"></a>
    that's a start. There's more of course but mostly the same sort of thing. I always dig seeing the custom MC frames and parts- lots of names we would all recognize from cycling. Cool stuff.

    So there we go- first post complete!
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    Default Re: Motorcycle frames and such..

    apologies, here we go again with working links...

    Been lurking here a while and saw this thread pop up- figure it's a good opportunity to dive in... For a while I did some vintage road racing here in the North East with clubs like the USCRA (USCRA Home) and WERA (WERA Motorcyle Road Racing :: Home :: v2011n11x9 ::). As a fabricator I ended of doing a lot of modifications and repairs on my own bikes which snowballed into working on other people's stuff. Everything from frame and exhaust repair to new constructions from vintage blueprint and spec. Fun stuff. You can see some pics below...

    Triumph 500 flattracker:


    and with bodywork:

    next up, Aermacchi road racing megaphone exhaust:

    Seeley Honda 350- frame repair, modify and custom exhaust:

    1964 Ducati 250- exhaust:

    frame mod, 350 honda racer:

    a long term 50cc Grand Prix chassis project:

    partially welded up:

    Triumph 500 flattracker low pipes:

    that's a start. There's more of course but mostly the same sort of thing. I always dig seeing the custom MC frames and parts- lots of names we would all recognize from cycling. Cool stuff.

    So there we go- first post complete!

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