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96 Savage build
#1
So I purchased this bike about a year ago just as a daily with the intention of doing a quick cookie cutter bobber build. Nothing crazy just a hard tail, solo seat and some friscos. About 3 months ago I met Eric from Casa Customs at a swap meet and was going to have him build me an exhaust. I was fairly new to California, hadn't found a shop I liked yet and didn't have the serup to do the work myself. I swung by the shop one day and we talked bikes for a while. Seeing that I knew my way around the shop he asked for some input on a build he was currently working on. Long story short I put in a little work and 4 months later I'm a full time employee. 

The cookie cutter bobber I had intended to do went an entirely different direction. 
Short list of what's done 
1 into 2 exhaust 
Headlight Fairing with integrated tachometer 
Chin Spoiler 
Cafe style Speed seat 
Hardtail 
Rear wheel moon disc caps
Clip ons
Firestone champion deluxe front and rear 
17/45 sprockets 
Tsubaki chain
Paint and graphics 



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I don't consider myself a bike builder, just an extreme modifier of an existing product!
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#2
not the style bike i ususally like. but damn bro your bike looks sick. its different and stands apart. you got more pics of it?
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#3
nice build man.

what tire is the rear?

do you have any issues with chain vibrations with that long of stretch?
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#4
The rear tire is a firestone champion deluxe 5 rib. It's actually a late 40s John Deere front tractor tire repop. It gained popularity a few years ago with its use on a few Japanese builders bobbers. Their wide front and rear tire style had it showing up on both ends of a bunch of builds. It's a 15" which fills the gap or a retro style tire for 15" wheels since there isn't an actual motorcycle tire in that size of a vintage style. Your stuck with either an excelsior which is a car tire or early 80s versions of vintage.

The chain is 119 links which isn't too bad. I don't get any slap from it. I do get some vibes every now and again but it's not enough to bother me. The stretch is only about 4" give or take.

here is a shot of the bike before I met Eric from Casa Customs. Very simple bobber build. street tracker style exhaust, 4" friscos, bolt on hardtail and peanut tank.
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(08-26-2015, 06:29 PM)1sikthumper Wrote: The rear tire is a firestone champion deluxe 5 rib. It's actually a late 40s John Deere front tractor tire repop. It gained popularity a few years ago with its use on a few Japanese builders bobbers. Their wide front and rear tire style had it showing up on both ends of a bunch of builds. It's a 15" which fills the gap or a retro style tire for 15" wheels since there isn't an actual motorcycle tire in that size of a vintage style. Your stuck with either an excelsior which is a car tire or early 80s versions of vintage.

The chain is 119 links which isn't too bad. I don't get any slap from it. I do get some vibes every now and again but it's not enough to bother me. The stretch is only about 4" give or take.

here is a shot of the bike before I met Eric from Casa Customs. Very simple bobber build. street tracker style exhaust, 4" friscos, bolt on hardtail and peanut tank.
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some build progression photos
1st exhaust attempt
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another angle. bike still had clubman bars, gauges mounted at tanks end, red wheels
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next exhaust swap. Ran it thru the frame and dumped out the left side
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then came the jockey shift. this was extremely challenging since there was no kit I could take from to mount this
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then came the permanent tag mount. Tucked into the tire as close as I could get it
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next came the speed seat
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seat coming together. bending the speed hump over the base and welding in
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ok that's enough for now photobucket is killing my laptop with all the pop ups
I don't consider myself a bike builder, just an extreme modifier of an existing product!
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#5
Sweet build! Can't wait to see more builds from you with this new job coming!
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