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XWL "WARBOY" hits the road

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Post Tue May 18, 2010 5:09 am

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Location: USA
Fran,
It looks outstanding, looks like it just rolled out of the factory. Is that a stock frame and do you have any pictures during the build that you could share? Thanks. The pictures are really inspirational. :D :lol:

Post Tue May 18, 2010 5:43 am

Posts: 923
Location: South Provence of FRANCE

this is the Warboy's raw frame ( still hot from welding ):

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this is the XLH 1994 original frame , deeply modifyed to match the WLA's géometry .
only the swing arm and bottom of XLH frame were kept .

notice i have moved foreward the jiffy stand : just to do the same as on WLAs
( each small détail is important )



the lone frame looks really ugly .
but all the assembled scoot perfectly matches the goal :
this is a new way to work in "custom-building" :wink:

many friends understood that , seeing the Warboy and the lone frame .
they are now trying to test this new way of working :roll:
lots of things to learn before the same résult ....

Post Tue May 18, 2010 2:39 pm

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Location: South Provence of FRANCE

Image

Post Wed May 19, 2010 9:40 am

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I have been kicking around an idea similar to this for years, but always got hung up on the tank shift, and didn't want to do it 1/2 way.

There is a guy in town who splattered O.D. green& a white star on the tank of a Twin Cam in a half-assed effort.

You sir, have nailed this...anything that follows this theme will only come up short.

I type this while standing, partially at attention, saluting.

Post Wed May 19, 2010 12:54 pm

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Location: South Provence of FRANCE


Post Thu May 20, 2010 10:27 am

Posts: 53
Location: London, England
WOW !!!!
I laughed out loud when you removed the battery box lid to access the oil tank; didn't see that coming.

Post Thu May 20, 2010 1:35 pm

Posts: 923
Location: South Provence of FRANCE

the entiere scoot is
"surprise on surprise ..." :lol:


remember :
this is a Hand-Made CUSTOM !
not a restoration :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Post Mon May 24, 2010 3:40 am

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ok, I just saw this when I got ashore.. that's a very interesting bike indeed. I see it has a working hand-change while the previous Sportster-based 45-look-alike didn't - any particular reason for that?


detail is so important, isn't it? Really makes the whole bike fit together...
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Mon May 24, 2010 3:57 am

Posts: 923
Location: South Provence of FRANCE

No , 45 Brit ( if i have understood your question )
the handshift is always fake : just here for déco .
just for the look coz when oldtimers talks about the Libérator : the first thing they remember was the hand-shift .
other reason :
the same tank ( aftermarket trash deeply modifyed to really look like a true 45' tank ) without a shiftgate ....this is ugly .


why i didn't connected the handshift to the footshift ?

because of the shiftgate ( opened in "stairs" ) to much work to plug ( weld ) all this
and after re-open with a straight and FREE long hole .

but :
on the very-next aftermarket catalog i have read :
i have seen now the shiftgate i need to do the job is on the market !

surely on the next scoot !
( connected on the footshift )
Last edited by milwaukee belle on Tue May 25, 2010 1:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

Post Mon May 24, 2010 9:05 am

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ok, I see the shift rod from the rocker pedal. Mea culpa. :?
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Mon May 24, 2010 9:44 am

Posts: 923
Location: South Provence of FRANCE

just play it "heel and toe" mode .
easy-game . :wink:

Post Tue May 25, 2010 7:29 am

Posts: 903
Location: Hill City, Ks. USA

Fran-6
You never cease to amaze me. That is one knock-out of a bike. Everyone is gonna want one.Congratulations on another great build.
Curt!

Post Tue May 25, 2010 7:56 am

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Location: South Provence of FRANCE

see what it gives on the road ! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abWjpVCjhwo

Post Tue May 25, 2010 10:51 pm

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I really do like the riding position on that bike. Stock H-Ds of that period are 'just right' with the pogo saddle, footboards and speedster-style bars.

The shovel-head Electra Glides go slightly too far with the buckhorn bars which foul your legs while turning, and the later ones start to lose the relationship in the interests of moving the seat too far back and down, and the footboards up for more clearance.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Wed May 26, 2010 9:53 pm

Posts: 976
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Fran-6,

Work of art :D :D :D

George

Post Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:23 am

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Location: South Provence of FRANCE


Post Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:47 am
jib

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Location: devon,england
hi guys found this picture the other day.....mmmm does tho moco [possibly tm] like the warboy enougth to put their name to it ,or another spoof? regards jib
p.s. oops sorry it was on http://www.dirtybobbers.co.uk ,there is also lots of old harley pics and redskins too
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Post Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:15 am

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Location: South Provence of FRANCE

this is a home-made spoof ( made by me ) :lol:

Post Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:40 pm

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Location: South Provence of FRANCE


Post Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:01 am

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Location: South Provence of FRANCE

2011 XWL WarBoy vs 1943 WLC Libérator


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh63A0iLnqI

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