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04 pitbull to ridgeback build

Discussion in 'General' started by pauldeepsea, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

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    Will post pics, I am working on getting Cruz armor installed on the paint before installing to protect it from chipsI also need to decide on powedercoating and chrome schemes.
     
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    this is very reminiscent of Gas Man's build-up of the "Phoenix", hope you don't sell it when you are finished and buy a (gag) hardly.
     
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    haha...no Paul will like this ridge too much. I know he loves his BigBear but I'm curious to see where he lands after this one.

    I love riding the K9, but I'll admit I like riding the ridge better. The feel of the road on a rigid machine is just fucking feels right, bad ass! Until you hit that bridge or railroad tracks...haha. Overall, it's a fun machine. Also the 04 with the 250 tire, is what I think a more zippy width. The difference is noticeable, not huge.

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    Not a chance ,


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    I thought I was the only one that felt that way. Love the feedback on the Pit. Lets ya know you are riding.
     
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    Paul you love taking those bikes apart..... they have more wrench time then road time.... is that a daytec frame with the 300rear
     
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    Very nice paint job
     
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    Actually hate taking them apart, lol.. I would say after 17k miles in the last year and half I am doing alright for road time. It is and 04 dt frame. 250 rear, one of the guys I worked with bought the ridgeback frame and some other parts but decided not to build the bike. I stripped my pitbull apart and have been converting it to a ridgeback.


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    I still love the softail on the big bear, the big bears frame is dropseat and it really feels like you are in the bike as it’s low grounded. Anxious to see the difference between the ridge and bear


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    Thanks I like it


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    Well got a call back with a ballpark estimate to have a full install of the Cruz armor, wanted around 900???? It’s basically a full wrap of 3m tape. I can’t justify spending that kind of dough on adhesive tape. I think I will install my own on common hit areas and just live with any chips and scratches.


    Well if I ever get the front breaks aligned on the bbc it would be awesome. I have changed break pads a shit ton of times and have never had an issue. Going to get a new shim kit tomorrow. I am missing some warm riding time :(


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    Update on the build, not much progress due wrenching on the big bear and wanted to have at least one bike up and running.

    Got the new adjure headlight today, I have decided to paint the headlight bucket to match the paint, no graphics just background.
    I also have a lot of little pieces that are going out for powdercoat and chroming.

    Added the pic to paint the picture of the design with the painted headlight, I think it’s going to tie the red, chrome and black together nicely on the front end


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    Well it matters on what side you put the spacers in on! After shimming the bike about 100 different ways I decided to start over and switch the spacers and sure enough the bitch lined up the first try


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    Did not mean to distract you on your build with the "Ride of a Lifetime"

    I think your Ridge would be a welcome addition to the Line Up. I did mention your "hard tail build" to the group and that was what you were probably focused on. Many wanna see an update (paint photos & your arm) especially when I told them about matching paint and tattoos!

    Did not know you was such a "Fashion Plate"!
     
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    I wish, I haven’t touched the ridgeback. Just focused on getting the big bear rolling again. Getting sick of sitting in traffic on the 15. Rode the big bear to work today and no sitting in traffic.
    Today was a good day. I am giving myself a deadline of August 19 for completion of the ridgeback build, taking my time and going to be very detailed.


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    Well quick update, not touching the big bear until after the ridgeback is done. Let’s see how long that last

    Update on the build: dropped the front and rear struts off for powdercoat going gloss black to match the wheels. Should be back in about 2 weeks and I can start putting the tins on the bike. Will post pics.
    I know pretty minor update on the build


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    Thanks for the update.
    Sorry both bikes are down.
     
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    Yes it does , hoping to have the build done sooner now


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    Been looking at allot of wheel options and think I have finally decided on the design for the build. Hoping Santa delivers the wheels. They are damn expensive
    A little different from the normal polished look I am used too but that’s what I am going for. Feel free to share your likes and dislikes, to each his own right! Your opinions are welcomed. [​IMG]


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    AIH had a very similar style wheel and i did see a used set not too long ago. I think they were going for $1200 ?? I'll shoot you a PM if i can come across them.
     
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