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Sup fellas, I Started back in July of 2018, I have a very limited budget. I know there's cheaper ways to get on a RG, but Im in it for the long haul. I like to build bikes. I wanted somewhere to post my progress and have a place for people to catch my mistakes.

Here's the Frame Completely stripped down, and started cleaning it. It's going to be a 2005 RG, Carbed 88ci, with a SS larger cam,

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Swing Arm

AUG 6th, Got the Swing Arm and 26th got the shock oil replaced, I used a vacu pump to get the old oil out. Most of it just drained out. I used negative pressure to pull new oil back in. Also installed Belt, axle, Caliper and chrome fender struts.

I decided to go chrome instead of blacked out, The SV650 I built last year was mostly blacked out. So I'm kinda bored of it. I've always dug chrome on Harleys.

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Spoke Rims or Cast

Here's where some learning went on. I thought I wanted spoked rims on my build. They just look classic and I liked them. However after struggling with the tube only to get it punctured. I decided I couldn't patch this on the side of the road and bought a 18" wheel of a street glide.

Having to measure and measuring some more, because this wheel has an anti lock break bearing in it. I shaved down the spacers to fit two new double row bearings, so It would fit using the drill bit method that's in the OEM manual. If I remember right I made the narrow spacer .66 and the wide .776. The .66 on the right side could have been a hair wider. I would start with .776 on both sides then go from there

I didnt use a bearing puller to get the antilock bearing out. I welded a washer on the old bearings and punched them out with a steel rod. Then Gave a one to each of my kids.

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Rolling Chassis

Finally caught up to date. 12" apes came in. I'm 6,1 and this is what I found to be the most comfortable. Its actually putting my hands lower than in my work truck, and I have to take long trips on that. Risers, calipers and stainless steel lines.

Also mounted the rear Tire. A new bottle of Windex not the cheap knock off made this a lot easier. These wheels came with tires but I put a tire with less wear on the back. I'll probably get used to the bike, do a burnout and replace them with new ones. Mounted the Rear Pulley, and Disc Brakes

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