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xv1000 softail chopper build

PostAuthor: motorlou » Sat May 04, 2019 11:19 pm

hi guys. well, been talking and asking questions about this project for a while in the recent past. finally got her going. it is a 1985 xv1000. i am making a whole new frame for her. i will be running harley spoked wheels and a modified softail swingarm. i plan this to project to be my daily rider so i want something comfortable to ride. i have several pictures of what i have done so far but i am having trouble posting them. i lost my photobucket privledges as i did not pay their ransom to continue using their services. if someone could guide me on how to post pics here i would really apreciate it......

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Re: xv1000 softail chopper build

PostAuthor: motorlou » Sat May 04, 2019 11:43 pm

anybody help me post pics? got some pretty neat stuff going on.....i promise!

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Re: xv1000 softail chopper build

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun May 05, 2019 12:53 am

motorlou wrote:anybody help me post pics? got some pretty neat stuff going on.....i promise!


Just below the "Save Draft/Preview/Submit" buttons you'll see the "upload attachment". Click on that, will take you to your files. Pick pictures, select with "Browse", then "Add/Open" file, then just click "add the file. That is, if you have them save in your PC. Good idea to use whatever program you have to reduce the size. Easier to see the whole thing in one shot, rather than moving the picture around on the screen. I simply just use "Paint" for any manipulations of the picture. Lot of times I'll click on "Preview" just to see how big the picture is, first off. Maybe go back and reduce size by few more pixels, if need be.
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Re: xv1000 softail chopper build

PostAuthor: motorlou » Sun May 05, 2019 1:14 am

ok lets try this
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Re: xv1000 softail chopper build

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun May 05, 2019 1:19 am

:GJ: Looks like you got it.
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Re: xv1000 softail chopper build

PostAuthor: motorlou » Sun May 05, 2019 1:21 am

and this?
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Re: xv1000 softail chopper build

PostAuthor: motorlou » Tue May 14, 2019 8:30 pm

alright guys. question for anyone that has chopped up one of these viragos. is the rear wheel of these bikes offset from the engine centerline? i modified a harley spoke wheel and made sure that the center of the wheel was in the same place as the original wheel when measured from certain points on the shaft drive gear housing. next i cut an old frame (the part that holds the swingarm and bolts to the rear engine mount) i used it to line up the wheel to the original position in relation to the engine (left to right) and to see where it was in relation to the centeline of the frame. the wheel is offset to the right of the frame centerline by about an inch. any input?
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