started November 2013
29 May 2014
Added hand- and footcontrols, new top
motormount, hidden coil, reshaped tank-
cutout and a brand-new primary
15 April 2014:
Added EMD "Snatch" ribbed covers
and updated the paintjob
26 March 2014:
New pipes and stripes, replaced the
Mikuni carb with a Weber IDF and notched
the gastank to be able to tuck in the carb
12 March 2014:
Tweaking the overall lines a bit; handle bars
lowered 1", tail section remodeled etcetera
28 February 2014:
Added headlight, handlebar grips,
front and rear PM brake calipers,
kickstarter pedal and aircleaner.
Modified and narrowed the gastank
and added ribs on the mufflers.
14 February 2014:
Added pipes, handlebars and a
new color scheme
25 January 2014:
Added Seat , Tank, Front Brakes and Primary
15 December 2013:
Added rear sprockets and chain; 24 Teeth on the front
sprocket and 43(!) on the back. This in combination with
the big engine will make for great highspeed riding. I also
added wheelhub details, axles, top fork tree and a Mikuni
HSR 45 carb.
3 December 2013:
STEP 4: Added a cast-style neck, full floating 12"
brakediscs and added a narrow lower forktree.
24 November 2013:
STEP 3: I added Marchesini wheels, although the 21"
front wheel would probably need to be custom
machined as that size is not available from
Marchesini as far as I know. I also added Upside-
down forks in 8" overstock length.
The transmission is a 4-speed, extra gears will not
be neccesary as I plan to use a very small rear
sprocket and the bike will be in 4th gear (direct
drive) most of the time anyway. This will make
for comfortable highspeed cruising!
20 November 2013:
STEP 2 was modifying the frame to accept the much
bigger Twincam A engine. My intention is to make
the frame keep it's classic look while adapting it to
fit long forks and a modern engine,
14 November 2013:
A new project, and the "theme" will be Speedchop!
I hate the word theme by the way. I started with a
stock classic hardtail frame (that will be modified
ofcourse) and a big Twincam A style engine that
does not fit in this frame at all yet. 17" rear wheel
with a 170 modern Metzeler tire, 21" Metzeler at
the front. Lets see if I can make something out of this...