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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Bob and Chop => Topic started by: VonYinzer on Dec 03, 2016, 17:04:26

Title: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 03, 2016, 17:04:26
Got this motor from Mr.E so long ago I don't remember the details. I know it originated with him, got transferred to Hurrco about 100 years ago and this morning I was finally able to head into the wasteland known as Ohio to get it ;)

Motor is basically a basket case and will be my first top to bottom four stroke engine re-do. Pretty simple motor for the most part, so no biggie. Seems like all the expensive stuff is here so that's nice.

Someone down the line holed a piston, but it looks like there are two good ones in the extra shit bin. Cylinder head will need a good going over, but nothing looks catastrophic. Just a little surface rust. Will likely toss some new valves/guides in while I'm there. They're cheap.

Hardtail section is Monster Craftsman. Used their stuff before and it's always well built.

On to the pics...



Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 03, 2016, 17:07:55
I'm really stoked on the tank. Glass KR replica I picked up this AM (thanks Levi!!!). Gle coat flake makes me moist lol. Needs buffed out but it's RAD.

Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 03, 2016, 17:13:31
Wheels are going to be Suzuki GS "snowflake" or "star" mags. 19f disc and 18r drum. I have an old 2-1 headwr lying somewhere I'll likely scavenge to make a cool one of a kind exhaust.

Not sure on the seat, but probably a basic Bates style solo sprung unit.

Not doing anything revolutionary here. Just a nice, clean 70s style chop.

And the name, Big Dark Love. I like to name projects after some of my favorite songs:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FpKU3bIjVN4
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Deviant1 on Dec 03, 2016, 17:20:52
That tank looks great on that frame. I'll be following this build.


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Dec 03, 2016, 17:26:26
I'm on board.

Ya done yet?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: canyoncarver on Dec 03, 2016, 17:31:17
Hell yes. 
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: HURCO550 on Dec 03, 2016, 17:39:59
I'll watch I guess ;) glad it finally made it to you. Tank fits much better than I thought it would. See, there is at least ONE good thing/place in Ohio ha
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Dec 03, 2016, 18:29:34
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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: advCo on Dec 04, 2016, 07:16:32
Right on. Git me some popcorn and watch. The GS ninja stars will be right at home on this thing.


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: SF on Dec 04, 2016, 11:44:45
Cool look man and I like the toon


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Ryan Stecken on Dec 05, 2016, 05:43:52
Count me in Sire.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 06, 2016, 20:07:08
Was able to dive into the motor a bit after work.

Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 06, 2016, 20:13:16
Don't know why the pics keep going wonky.

Anyhow, cylinder walls should clean up just fine. Old pistons are shot, but I have new (to me) ones. Cylinders are marked 007 so the new pistons (marked 956) should be fine.

As the above pics show, the tensioner das kaput. They can be had on the cheap. No biggie. There are bits of it in the oil though  (as well as metal) so I have to pull the whole motor apart to clean it. Figured that would be the case. Gasket and seal kit to be ordered shortly.

So far no suprises. I'll try to yank some more apart later tonight and keep digging.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 06, 2016, 20:35:12
Top end looks to be salvageable with new guides and some clean up.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 06, 2016, 20:38:22
The cam shaft on the other hand...
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 06, 2016, 20:43:17
Oh. And this...  :P
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 06, 2016, 21:08:44
Arbitrary pic of a bunch of crap on a workbench ;)
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: canyoncarver on Dec 06, 2016, 23:28:53
I've never looked, what kind of aftermarket cams are around for this one?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 06, 2016, 23:31:44
I've never looked, what kind of aftermarket cams are around for this one?

You name it, someone makes it. Folks have been racing these engines since the early 70s. Just about anything is possible if your wallet is fat enough.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: canyoncarver on Dec 06, 2016, 23:38:03
You name it, someone makes it. Folks have been racing these engines since the early 70s. Just about anything is possible if your wallet is fat enough.


Massage that motor a bit while you have it apart. 
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Brodie on Dec 06, 2016, 23:58:21
I had read of a rocker arm mod to replace the small adjusters with "elephant feet" adjusters. It is supposed to reduce wear due to the minor offset of the rocker arms.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Dec 07, 2016, 07:07:23
Time for a rephase, Mike!
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Dec 07, 2016, 07:28:34
I believe that to be true.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 07, 2016, 08:27:09
I had read of a rocker arm mod to replace the small adjusters with "elephant feet" adjusters. It is supposed to reduce wear due to the minor offset of the rocker arms.

Interesting. I'll look into that. The rocker arms are actually in good condition. The cam would have been had it been stored properly.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 07, 2016, 08:27:30
Time for a rephase, Mike!

You buyin?  :-*
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 07, 2016, 08:30:01

Massage that motor a bit while you have it apart. 

The only changes I'll be making are in regards to reliability really. Individually the parts and pieces needed to really bump up performance are affordable. Start adding them up and it's way beyond the budget for this bike, which lies somewhere between carving needed parts out of wood and turning tricks for gas money. Lol.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Dec 07, 2016, 08:39:47
 
You buyin?  :-*


I'll buy you a beer.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Maritime on Dec 07, 2016, 08:40:31
LOL I hear you Mike, you get about the same $$ to spend I do. it hurt me just to buy the fork brace I needed for the GL it was half going price at 75 bucks but broke the parts bank hard.  Looking forward to seeing this one done rad on a shoe string budget,
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Dec 07, 2016, 09:02:35
Aw man, one less kitty sweater and you should have plenty of money.  Maybe avoid the pics with Santa this year too. 
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 07, 2016, 09:08:39
Almost forgot this. Coolest part of the whole deal so far. No clue if it works. I'll test it later this week.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: NoHonestlyitsme on Dec 09, 2016, 09:35:48
I love that tank
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: HURCO550 on Dec 23, 2016, 21:39:50
Done yet?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 24, 2016, 10:49:44
Done yet?

Kind of. Working on the final needed parts list for the motor.

Should have the frame cleaned up and tacked together next week.

Then I need to organize everything and cover it up. Have to head to Alabama for a month for work again. Ugggh.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Dec 24, 2016, 12:09:39
(https://utzfmc.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/christmas-in-dixie.gif)
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 24, 2016, 23:47:07
Aren't the Duke boys from Georgia?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Dec 25, 2016, 01:17:23
Aren't the Duke boys from Georgia?
Ya just had to get technical, dint'ya?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: MarcW on Dec 25, 2016, 09:23:09
I dig it!


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 23, 2017, 20:50:23
Well, this thing is still... A thing. Haha. Work (I travel a lot) and family and house and blah blah blah shit has gotten in the way.

If all goes as planned, I'll have the frame welded up this week.

Still need to order some odds and ends but some real deal updates should be coming soon for those still interested.

 :-*
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Maritime on Apr 23, 2017, 20:55:55
Life sucks sometimes but glad you're back on this thing!
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: HURCO550 on Apr 23, 2017, 21:41:04
I think another trip into the Ohio abiss May be in order for you soon as well :)

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 23, 2017, 21:58:17
I think another trip into the Ohio abiss May be in order for you soon as well :)

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That's the problem... I need more time HERE in PA. Haha

Have to catch another flight to GA tomorrow AM, so no garage time until Thur at the earliest.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: HURCO550 on Apr 23, 2017, 22:03:05
That's the problem... I need more time HERE in PA. Haha

Have to catch another flight to GA tomorrow AM, so no garage time until Thur at the earliest.
Give me a few weekends, I may be able to deliver

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 23, 2017, 22:56:12
Give me a few weekends, I may be able to deliver

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I'll come get the new lump man. No need for you to burn your gas up.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: HURCO550 on Apr 23, 2017, 23:01:27
I'll come get the new lump man. No need for you to burn your gas up.
No worries. We'll make it happen one way or another

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 25, 2017, 19:42:32
So, I don't have pics yet but I found some cool old parts for the XS. I was digging around in my brother in laws garage and found a stash of my parts that I must have bought several years ago and promptly forgot. LOL.

On a work trip in GA now, but I'll post up when I get home.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Apr 25, 2017, 22:08:35
You're such a tease.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 25, 2017, 22:28:21
You have no idea...
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 09, 2017, 14:27:14
Stuff happens sometimes...
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 09, 2017, 14:30:12
So, instead of the boring late 70s XS frame we cut up an XS2 frame. Cool wishbone downtubes. Less crap to cut off. Blah blah...

So other than a few welds I need to wrap up (stupid auto darkening lid quit on us) it's about time to make it a roller.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 09, 2017, 19:24:26
Looks great man, glad to see it.  Got a color in mind?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 09, 2017, 19:58:05
Looks great man, glad to see it.  Got a color in mind?

I'm thinking about saving up the money to have the frame "chrome" powdercoated. Ends up looking a lot like nickel plate.

As far as the tins... Bright. Not 100% on the color yet, but think 60s show bike stuff.

Of course this is me though so expect all of that to change about 40 times before it's done.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 09, 2017, 22:23:13
I'm thinking about saving up the money to have the frame "chrome" powdercoated. Ends up looking a lot like nickel plate.

As far as the tins... Bright. Not 100% on the color yet, but think 60s show bike stuff.

Of course this is me though so expect all of that to change about 40 times before it's done.

I dig the chrome look idea for the frame.  Don't change that. 

Wheels?

Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: vwrabbit on Jul 09, 2017, 23:08:23
Fellow yinzer following along!  Frame looks great! 
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 09, 2017, 23:44:01
I dig the chrome look idea for the frame.  Don't change that. 

Wheels?



Not sure about wheels. I have a few options in the garage. Likely a 19/18 combo. Drum/drum spoked wheels
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: HURCO550 on Jul 09, 2017, 23:45:18
Not sure about wheels. I have a few options in the garage. Likely a 19/18 combo. Drum/drum spoked wheels
I've got a line on a pile of titan drums ;)

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 09, 2017, 23:46:03
Fellow yinzer following along!  Frame looks great! 

Welcome to the shit show. I'm moving pretty slowly here so don't get too excited lol.

Where are you located?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 09, 2017, 23:47:01
I've got a line on a pile of titan drums ;)

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Lol
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: vwrabbit on Jul 10, 2017, 00:16:38
Welcome to the shit show. I'm moving pretty slowly here so don't get too excited lol.

Where are you located?

South Hills - Carnegie.  You?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 10, 2017, 07:33:32
I like the way the frame sits mike, looks good... I dig the chrome powder too, I saw one with a little gray added to it that gave it a pewter/nickel look that was bad ass... been thinking about it for my triumph chop
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Jul 10, 2017, 08:57:33
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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 10, 2017, 12:24:43
South Hills - Carnegie.  You?

Up north in Beaver Co. Next time I have some DTT fellas over I'll let ya know. About 40min from the Carnegie exit on 376.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 10, 2017, 12:34:01
Yep.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Maritime on Jul 10, 2017, 14:09:11
Yep, glad to see some progress on this. I got the GL ridable again this weekend LOL it was supposed to be done in April.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: vwrabbit on Jul 10, 2017, 14:12:23
Up north in Beaver Co. Next time I have some DTT fellas over I'll let ya know. About 40min from the Carnegie exit on 376.

Sounds like a plan!
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 10, 2017, 14:22:37
Yep, glad to see some progress on this. I got the GL ridable again this weekend LOL it was supposed to be done in April.

Well, as usual Mike... Life gets in the way lol. I'm not even going to attempt to finish this thing this year. Juat taking my time and doing things right so that next year I can roll it out and KNOW it's done and ready.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Maritime on Jul 10, 2017, 14:25:56
Yep, I agree with that. The GL took so long for same reason, too much other life stuff and me screwing the paint up a few times and stripping it all off and redoing until it was right, or as close to right as I can get painting out in the yard LOL. This should be a keeper when you get her all done.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 16, 2017, 03:07:07
So...... We have a new motor. It supposedly runs. We shall see. I have three more to steal shit off of if doesn't. Anyhow, I've been wasting a shit load of gas and wire filling gaps to mold the frame. You know, like them rad 60s scoots.

Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 16, 2017, 03:08:09
My view for about 10 hrs now. Weld, grind, file, weld, grind, file, etc....
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 16, 2017, 06:43:52
Nice mike, I gotta do the same as soon as I get stateside. My chop has lots of little imperfections that need to be filled and ground down.   I'm not looking forward to the 15 hrs I need to spend on it...
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Maritime on Jul 17, 2017, 08:35:03
My view for about 10 hrs now. Weld, grind, file, weld, grind, file, etc....

If you're gonna do it, do it right LOL
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 18, 2017, 09:35:35
If you're gonna do it, do it right LOL

+1 ^ might as well put the effort in right
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 18, 2017, 11:22:02
+1 ^ might as well put the effort in right

That's the plan
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 29, 2017, 15:47:33
Got my tank in today. Needs a tiny bit if massaging and it'll be perfect.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/0564771a7752e8eee433b73f5582aa65.jpg)

Threw a clean set of 37mm GS500 forks on and they look the business as well as perform WAY nicer than XS bits.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/3c8e8f8132d18e6cee2b3a8ed2ab9ccd.jpg)

I need to start building some wheels... Up front will be an Indian 125 mini drum laced to a 19x1.85 Taskago alloy hoop.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/7cd504036627ae24f9cf7ce30c907df8.jpg)

Out back will be a 17", early GL1000 hoop laced to a CB750 rear drum.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/ee4549cd3b81939a9c0b941536955eef.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/8cf9597fb0ef7d5ce401c8f0afde9890.jpg)

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 29, 2017, 15:52:17
Some more tank shots. Keep in mind that it's not sitting right at the moment. Need to widen thale rear of the tunnel by about a 1/2".

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/204a36bd23179be5c2e93ae07a41d23c.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/3e90ff2a79d7ed5bde90dfd006ac9250.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/313807bfe0bd67e697fd811336a5f7cc.jpg)

Need to decide on a headlight too. Toss up between the triangle or the old Indian 125 unit.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/1d487a844e6132ba9781fb035615d966.jpg)

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 29, 2017, 16:45:45
Like the tank mike, is it a triumph?

I dunno about the triangle, could look cool but I lean towards the round light


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 29, 2017, 16:55:37
Like the tank mike, is it a triumph?

I dunno about the triangle, could look cool but I lean towards the round light


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Yup. 70 Bonneville. I've always loved the triangle lights... We shall see.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 29, 2017, 17:37:19
Yup. 70 Bonneville. I've always loved the triangle lights... We shall see.
Nice, eBay score? I need to find a stock tank for my 69


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 29, 2017, 18:07:28
Nice, eBay score? I need to find a stock tank for my 69


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Yup. Pretty cheap too. $100 shipped.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 30, 2017, 08:21:12
Yup. Pretty cheap too. $100 shipped.
I hate you...


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 10, 2017, 22:37:46
Little mock up action tonight to see if it all fits together in real life, not just in my brain...

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 10, 2017, 23:32:22
W a motor
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: advCo on Aug 11, 2017, 01:35:01
Yissssss


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Brodie on Aug 11, 2017, 04:59:04
Noice!
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 11, 2017, 05:50:14
Looks good mike, whatcha thinking about running, bar wise?


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: trek97 on Aug 11, 2017, 08:42:21
Wow thats looking good.  Loving your tank choice.  So much better than those small tanks that sit above the frame.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 11, 2017, 10:43:52
Yep. Righteous.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 11, 2017, 10:59:38
A few more angles. Everything in the pic is just kind of thrown on, so ignore any weird fitment issues. Once I finalize a few other things I'll start making mounts to keep everything where it belongs. And ignore the dirtbike tires as well. Just using the wheels. It'll get proper rubber.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 12, 2017, 10:31:38
Thanks fellas.  :-*
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 12, 2017, 10:32:56
Looks good mike, whatcha thinking about running, bar wise?


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Clip ons mounted above the top tree. Keeping it as simple, clean and low to the ground as possible.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 12, 2017, 10:34:03
Wow thats looking good.  Loving your tank choice.  So much better than those small tanks that sit above the frame.

Thanks! I've wanted a Triumph tanked chop forever. Decided to take my time, and come off the wallet a bit for this build so it was the only acceptable option.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 12, 2017, 10:52:58
I've been looking for a Bonnie tank for a while now for my chop... the prices people want are nuts for honestly pretty shitty tanks


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 12, 2017, 11:08:20
Like what is this bullshit

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Gas-Tank-Triumph-T120R-TR6C-1966-To-1970-2-5-Gallon-Used-43-00609-/252932636686?hash=item3ae3f5c00e%3Ag%3AG7IAAOSw%7Ey9ZFHla&_trkparms=pageci%253A14bf4e26-7f67-11e7-8eb7-74dbd1802662%257Cparentrq%253Ad6c22e2e15d0aa12b3c3ed29fffff68b%257Ciid%253A4

And this

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Gas-Tank-Triumph-T120R-TR6C-1966-To-1970-2-5-Gallon-Used-43-00858-/302309922548?hash=item46631356f4%3Ag%3A8SAAAOSwfIxZY6cc&_trkparms=pageci%253A14bf4e26-7f67-11e7-8eb7-74dbd1802662%257Cparentrq%253Ad6c22e2e15d0aa12b3c3ed29fffff68b%257Ciid%253A3

What are these people smoking



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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 12, 2017, 11:11:53
Like what is this bullshit

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Gas-Tank-Triumph-T120R-TR6C-1966-To-1970-2-5-Gallon-Used-43-00609-/252932636686?hash=item3ae3f5c00e%3Ag%3AG7IAAOSw%7Ey9ZFHla&_trkparms=pageci%253A14bf4e26-7f67-11e7-8eb7-74dbd1802662%257Cparentrq%253Ad6c22e2e15d0aa12b3c3ed29fffff68b%257Ciid%253A4

And this

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Gas-Tank-Triumph-T120R-TR6C-1966-To-1970-2-5-Gallon-Used-43-00858-/302309922548?hash=item46631356f4%3Ag%3A8SAAAOSwfIxZY6cc&_trkparms=pageci%253A14bf4e26-7f67-11e7-8eb7-74dbd1802662%257Cparentrq%253Ad6c22e2e15d0aa12b3c3ed29fffff68b%257Ciid%253A3

What are these people smoking



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You can buy a brand new Bonneville tank for about $400.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GAS-TANK-Triumph-Bonneville-TR6-T120-2-5-gallons-1963-to-1970-/381964596929?hash=item58eedd36c1%3Ag%3AWfQAAOSwMNxXbY0S&_trkparms=pageci%253A0fbf9700-7f68-11e7-9766-74dbd1802223%257Cparentrq%253Ad6c89aab15d0aa12b3e9728fffffac3b%257Ciid%253A12

Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 12, 2017, 11:15:06
You can buy a brand new Bonneville tank for about $400.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GAS-TANK-Triumph-Bonneville-TR6-T120-2-5-gallons-1963-to-1970-/381964596929?hash=item58eedd36c1%3Ag%3AWfQAAOSwMNxXbY0S&_trkparms=pageci%253A0fbf9700-7f68-11e7-9766-74dbd1802223%257Cparentrq%253Ad6c89aab15d0aa12b3e9728fffffac3b%257Ciid%253A12
Still though, I think 10 years ago I bought 2 for $100


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: irk miller on Aug 12, 2017, 11:18:31
We sold one at Mid-O for $25.  I think venue is a key consideration here.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 12, 2017, 12:10:56
We sold one at Mid-O for $25.  I think venue is a key consideration here.

Exactly.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 12, 2017, 14:52:28
We sold one at Mid-O for $25.  I think venue is a key consideration here.
That is exactly what I was thinking, I need to make it to Mid-O one of these years... or barber, it's just such a long trek.  But it would be a great place to find some stuff to finish my 69 t-120 chop.  I really want to get it on the road so I can move on to another project.


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 12, 2017, 15:18:19
That is exactly what I was thinking, I need to make it to Mid-O one of these years... or barber, it's just such a long trek.  But it would be a great place to find some stuff to finish my 69 t-120 chop.  I really want to get it on the road so I can move on to another project.


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Still have my phone #?

Just text me a list and I'll shop MidO for ya next year if you can't make it.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Maritime on Aug 12, 2017, 17:23:34
Yep. That looks great. I hope to see it in person soon.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 12, 2017, 20:06:05
Had this 2-1 setup laying around. Threw it on just for fun. Looks pretty good.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170812/74315924c57d429282bb054892240924.jpg)

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 12, 2017, 22:21:57
It works!

Crazy
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 13, 2017, 05:33:55
Yeah as long as your number hasn't changed... I don't have a US number anymore but I'll send you a text when I get back state side, hopefully that will be in September.

Tank is the first thing I need, I have a wassell tank on it now that's mid high mount and I just don't like the look... I think a stock tank would bring the eyes in lower and I could hide the open space that's been blended on the frame to give it less of a dated look.  As much as I wanted a frisco chop originally, my tastes are changing.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/675285900e80b70eb8692b687fb1fda4.jpg)

Also thinking of going spokes in the rear and maybe lacing up a front drum hub.


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 13, 2017, 09:27:27
Yeah as long as your number hasn't changed... I don't have a US number anymore but I'll send you a text when I get back state side, hopefully that will be in September.

Tank is the first thing I need, I have a wassell tank on it now that's mid high mount and I just don't like the look... I think a stock tank would bring the eyes in lower and I could hide the open space that's been blended on the frame to give it less of a dated look.  As much as I wanted a frisco chop originally, my tastes are changing.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/675285900e80b70eb8692b687fb1fda4.jpg)

Also thinking of going spokes in the rear and maybe lacing up a front drum hub.


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That's killer. Definitely hit me up... I may have some parts you'd need/want.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: Sonreir™ on Aug 14, 2017, 12:36:34
You going PMA?
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 14, 2017, 13:28:13
You going PMA?

Eventually. Not in the budget atm.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 14, 2017, 15:55:08
That's killer. Definitely hit me up... I may have some parts you'd need/want.
Cool I will, need to get something done with it, it's been sitting neglected for a couple years now and I would really like to get it on the road soon.

I was actually looking for a new frame with a title to go a little different route but decided I should just Finnish it and then look for something different


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 14, 2017, 16:42:28
Yeah. Just Sweden it up. There's Norway it wouldn't be cool.
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: dakine_surf on Aug 14, 2017, 18:22:59
Yeah. Just Sweden it up. There's Norway it wouldn't be cool.
Bahahahaha, thanks mike I needed a laugh like that 🤣


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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: bradj on Aug 17, 2017, 11:36:50
Pun ha
Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: HURCO550 on Aug 30, 2017, 18:18:14
Done yet?

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Title: Re: Big Dark Love... Another old XS chop.
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 31, 2017, 10:39:46
Done yet?

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No