ok, i'm back on track. allot of folks tell me i shouldn't do stuff cause it is just stupid. and it is stupid. i want to do the same thing with my shovelhead FLT, take off most of the non-essentials, add a magneto, drop the battery, then...oh...no battery, no electric start...well bump that shit! but i really think trying to bump start my 600 lb flt every day at work is stupid, but i can't stop thinking about it. if it is in tune it'll go.
Patrick, nice. dual plug, battery under tail?, i love the up-pipe, i want that for the iron one cylinder bike, but on the old frame bolted to the rear fender stay, love the swiss cheese and primary treatment, although i'd like to go way open on the primary, pant legs be damned, is that an XR frame with the bottom loops cut, yikes! i've thought about that since i saw the bmw cafe like that, but i'm worried about the torsion on the front mounts, cerriani's? love the low sump on the gas tank and shovelhead oil cap motif, and the cheezy chinese horn, oh Patrick, fiamm hi/lo duals direct off the battery with a relay, autozone US$30.
The thing about the FLT is the frame, it's lovely the way it juts out in front with the reverse triple tree. and the engine hangs a la buell. so you can cut the bottom rails without worry of torsional stress. and the motor takes a morris mag (morristown, nj) and the motor would be lovely with the primary case flanges cut off the crankcase and trany, and a skinny belt, and you just bump that shit every day at work, and the nay sayers can go quack with the ducks.
thank you all, you are the best!