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Old 11-11-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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Bike I built

Well for the past 10 months, in between racing, working, and other stuff I have been building a custom bike. The bike came as a package deal (all the parts needed to create a complete bike). The only thing needed was figuring out how the parts go together, and doing the actual work.

Since there were no instructions, it was basically figure it out on your own, with help of forums, calls to the company who built the frame, fenders, and tanks, as well as a video that I got from the same company.

Well after some frustrating, long hours, I finally finished it (well nearly... I have some small final details to complete).

Here is what I now have:

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Old 11-11-2004, 11:43 PM   #2
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:46 PM   #3
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The frame is powder coated black, while the paint is a black base, with perl white flames spayed just enough to create a solid edge. This created a graphite ghost flame.

It has a RevTech 100CI V-Twin, 6 speed transmission, 3 inch open belt (BDI) primary drive, 250 rear tire, and rear suspension (the hard tail would have been a killer!).

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Old 11-11-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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wow! while im not a huge fan of cruisers... your bike is really sweet! i love the rims on that thing and the paint is awesome. bet that thing is fast too.
hopefully those hard months are well worth the reward of you riding it.... too bad its rainy and all nasty out. congrats on getting it done!
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:55 PM   #5
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Looks bad ass! I like that low handle bar look! Nice, and simple, no fancy paint job. Very nice job.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:56 PM   #6
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which company did you get the kit from? and if you dont mind me asking, how much did it end up putting you back?

did you have to do a lot of fabricating?

i like it.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:05 AM   #7
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The bike is a Big Bear Choppers Venom ProStreet. You can get them direct, or Custom Chrome also distributes them.

The Venom kit is expensive, but when I first started looking (over a year ago), all the kits that had the style I wanted (pro street) were going to need a good amount of swapping parts out for what I wanted. The Big Bear bike had pretty much everything I wanted, so it was worth it to spend the extra money, and not need to spend more to get parts I really wanted (open primary, nice rims, good quality components over all.

I ended up swapping out the hand controls, grips, and a couple other items . Just got Some Choppers Inc .44 mag risers to replace the ones on there, as well as I am waiting for turn signals to come in (didn't like the style that came with the kit).

One of the deals is that just buying the package is only part of the cost. Painters get to be expensive... like really expensive. Powder coating wasn't that bad, and the time is something that you can't put a price on.

However, when all was said and done, I am really happy with how it looks, and the fact that I built it myself just adds to it.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:39 AM   #8
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thats really nice...i like it alot

wow...thats hot.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:46 AM   #9
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What a sick bike! ~drools~
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:57 AM   #10
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Nice job man! Sweet.
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Old 11-12-2004, 06:01 AM   #11
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it's amazing you found the time to build that, race AFM and part of SMRRC season. That's a cool chopper. Did BMT turn "Senior" on you to complete it?
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:02 AM   #12
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Gorgeous, simple lines. Very nice eye!
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:07 AM   #13
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i curious to know the approximate $$$ amount as well for the kit. 15k,20K,30K,more?

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and if you dont mind me asking, how much did it end up putting you back?

did you have to do a lot of fabricating?

i like it.
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:26 AM   #14
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Dang, nice work!

I can imagine it was a major pain assembling that complete bike from a huge pile of parts!
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:47 AM   #15
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Nice work!

Does a kit bike like that have to be CHP/DMV inspected prior to registration?
Or did it the frame already have a VIN when delivered to you?
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