Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Sign Up

04 pitbull to ridgeback build

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

  1. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,312
    Likes Received:
    4,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    California
    My Bike(s):
    2004 Pitbull/ridgeback , 2006 big bear sled 300
    First Name:
    Paul
    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.
     
  2. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Mr. Old Fart member #145
    Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    10,555
    Likes Received:
    4,114
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    hilton head is., sc
    My Bike(s):
    black cherry '07 K9
    First Name:
    Tom
    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.
     
    HMAN, pknowles and chubs like this.
  3. Th3InfamousI

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    10,542
    Likes Received:
    15,441
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Texas
    My Bike(s):
    04 Ridgeback & 07 K9
    First Name:
    Eric
    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.

    Sent from my 2PS64 using Tapatalk
     
    pauldeepsea, pknowles, HMAN and 2 others like this.
  4. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,312
    Likes Received:
    4,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    California
    My Bike(s):
    2004 Pitbull/ridgeback , 2006 big bear sled 300
    First Name:
    Paul
    Not a chance ,


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Rottweiler, pknowles and HMAN like this.
  5. HMAN

    HMAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    3,703
    Likes Received:
    2,879
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    fk it
    I thought I was the only one that felt that way. Love the feedback on the Pit. Lets ya know you are riding.
     
    chubs, pauldeepsea and pknowles like this.
  6. Five Five

    Five Five Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Southern California, The 714,
    My Bike(s):
    2003 pit bull (sold) & 2006 K-9 (bought)
    First Name:
    Bill
    Paul you love taking those bikes apart..... they have more wrench time then road time.... is that a daytec frame with the 300rear
     
  7. tuffnutz

    tuffnutz Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    NJ
    My Bike(s):
    Limited edition k9
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Very nice paint job
     
  8. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,312
    Likes Received:
    4,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    California
    My Bike(s):
    2004 Pitbull/ridgeback , 2006 big bear sled 300
    First Name:
    Paul
    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.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Five Five likes this.
  9. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,312
    Likes Received:
    4,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    California
    My Bike(s):
    2004 Pitbull/ridgeback , 2006 big bear sled 300
    First Name:
    Paul
    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


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    HMAN likes this.
  10. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,312
    Likes Received:
    4,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    California
    My Bike(s):
    2004 Pitbull/ridgeback , 2006 big bear sled 300
    First Name:
    Paul
    Thanks I like it


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,312
    Likes Received:
    4,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    California
    My Bike(s):
    2004 Pitbull/ridgeback , 2006 big bear sled 300
    First Name:
    Paul
    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 :(


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    francoblay1, pknowles and Unsprung like this.

Share This Page