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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #800 on: April 13, 2011, 10:21:16 pm »
Been following your builds for awhile-the latest is awesome. Nice build...Larry

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #801 on: April 14, 2011, 05:03:25 am »
It really is awesome.  Your sis should be delighted with it and you should be proud.  I'm enjoying watching all of your builds on FB and here and I hope that you go very far.

With that said, I feel like a dick for bringing this up but I do have one suggestion for the CX.  It would take very little time and energy for someone of your skill to close that gap at the bottom of the trim piece around the taillight.  Just pop it off, give it a little more bend/curve, and pop it back on.

It's such a dumb little nitpick, I told myself like 5 times that I wasn't gonna mention it, but when I see that otherwise awesome pic that's the only flaw that I see, and it kind of jumps out at me.  You've done such great work that I figured a friendly pointer wouldn't be out of place.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #802 on: April 14, 2011, 07:34:32 am »
No you are right I have been meaning to get around to that. There are a few other niggles to adjust but those almost never go away there is always something. Still it feels good to know its basically done, and my sister is coming to take it home to Seattle this weekend.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #803 on: April 14, 2011, 09:17:19 am »
No you are right I have been meaning to get around to that.
Thanks for taking the comment in the spirit in which it was offered.

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There are a few other niggles to adjust but those almost never go away there is always something.
Yeah, there is always one thing or another.  Some bracket or washer that needs a paint touch-up, a fastener you want to change to hex or allen or nyloc, a bundle of wires you want to tuck up here or tie wraps you want to change to a different color, etc. etc. etc.  You've done great work here, you're obviously someone who cares about the details. :)

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Still it feels good to know its basically done, and my sister is coming to take it home to Seattle this weekend.
That's really awesome.
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There's nothing more expensive than a free bike...
FWIW, I'm not a shill for Race Tech - I've just got a thing for good suspension and the RTCE's are the most cost-effective mod for these old damping rod front ends.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #804 on: April 14, 2011, 03:09:38 pm »
What is that mounted to the frame by the seat? Shock reservoir?

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #805 on: April 14, 2011, 03:47:18 pm »
What is that mounted to the frame by the seat? Shock reservoir?

Yeah I think it's the shock reservoir.  If you look close you can see the hose.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #806 on: April 14, 2011, 04:16:46 pm »
LH, Dragon turned out incredible!  Bring on Grasshoppa!

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #807 on: April 14, 2011, 10:14:39 pm »
Congrats on the wrap-up of the rebuild of Little Horse...I'm sure your sister will love it and enjoy it.  Looks even better than before.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #808 on: June 22, 2011, 05:07:13 pm »
Been riding and breaking things. Latest to go was the gas lid catch I machined a new assembly and this is what it looks like.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #809 on: June 22, 2011, 06:19:14 pm »
Man, you make some of the coolest stuff. :D
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #810 on: August 23, 2011, 10:13:03 am »
Hey Andrew!  Time to brag about your projects, show off all your awesome work!
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #811 on: August 23, 2011, 10:12:25 pm »
LH, I agree.  Show us what's up in that shop of yours!

As you can tell by now, I didn't make it to Portland in July.  Got as far north as Newport before my dad and I headed across toward Bend.  Next year's trip is Alaska, and we plan on spending a week or so in the PNW.  I'll find you then!

Hope you're well.  The FB updates look like you're very busy with customer work - glad to see it!

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #812 on: August 31, 2011, 09:33:31 pm »
So in the last two weeks, I moved in to a new place, the guy running the metal shop with me quit out of no where, and its never been busier for me with both the companies I run. So yeah not even any time left for me to think about my own projects. Although my superhawk did get a little love, I put my dented stubs exhaust back on found a vacuum leak too so now its all fixed I should get my MPG's back for the commuting. I have 7 motorcycles right now and I am trying to convince the wife to let me use the new garage as the first official home of "Little Horse Cycles." She keeps asking me where she will park and I keep telling her outside :)
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #813 on: September 01, 2011, 03:44:34 pm »
LH,
   Just found your thread - beautiful work on both bikes.  I was in OR earlier this summer; bummed I hadn't read this before I went, as it would have been nice to see the bikes in person and meet such a fine craftsman.  Best of luck w/the new place!

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #814 on: December 15, 2011, 07:55:31 am »
Just excited and had to share.

The bike I built for my sister was selected as one of 40 custom motorcycles to be displayed at the international motorcycle show in Seattle this weekend. The selected bikes are picked because they are local and display unique and creative design elements. Needless to say it is an honor and a privilege so this is my way of saying a little thank you to the guys at Soundrider for putting this on.

If any of you guys are going to the show maybe I will run into you.

You can get details and see a picture of my sister's bike on the front page of

http://soundrider.com/
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #815 on: December 15, 2011, 07:58:39 am »
AWESOME!

And well-deserved.
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There's nothing more expensive than a free bike...
FWIW, I'm not a shill for Race Tech - I've just got a thing for good suspension and the RTCE's are the most cost-effective mod for these old damping rod front ends.

 

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