Knewman's Knuckle


#1

Step one will be piecing together the motor.

Going to try to use all original external parts, but don’t have a problem using new/updated/upgraded parts inside the motor.

I’m going to build a frame from scratch, and have a whole list of things I’d like to do, but nothing too crazy, no boost. Half considered fuel injection, but I’ll see how that pans out.


#2

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

This is going to be another great thread. Fuck yeah.


#3

moose?

Fuel injection would be sweet. An m400 should do the trick nicely.

Edit: are you willing to mod the outside of the engine to add cam/crank position sensors though?


#4

I am not saying this to be an ass, but, I can only imagine what that collection of parts cost. Is what is in the picture what you have? I would keep it stock looking on the outside. I think the knuckle looks perfect. So say you build a frame, what do you do for a VIN? Do you just use the engine VIN for registration purposes? Does anyone ever care/check shit like that on a bike?


#5

harley didnt stamp vins on frames until late 69 which they would consider a 1970 model year.

pre 70 all vins are on the case.


#6

Yeah, there is no VIN on the frame pre-70s, so as walker said you can pretty much do whatever you want.

I’m likely not going to modify the engine or transmission at all. I will use aftermarket internals and maybe jugs, but will try to keep the exterior stock. I’m torn if I will use the standard sort of sloppy oil line routing, or if I should make my own. I’m leaning toward the later, but if I do that, I will not modify the OEM knuckle tins and just get repop ones.

Yeah it’s expensive. I’ll likely be around 15 for the motor alone all said and done, I suspect, but you gotta pay to play…


#7

Looking forward to this :tup:


#8

I thought this was gonna be a male tail thread…shame.


#9

:tup:


#10

If you have to ask…


#11

What is wrong with the ones you have?


#12

Take that, wallet! UGH!


#13

These ones were in better shape. No repairs. I’ll sell what I don’t use.


#14

Makes sense


#15

I hope you paid in singles?


#16

20’s 50’s and 100’s


#17

I’ve been doing a lot of design work on this bike over the past couple weeks. I’m debating on trying to get it into a big show in early 2017, but if that’s the case, I can’t really post anything until mid next year. :confused:

That being said, I’ve closing in on 15 grand in parts spent over the past couple weeks, not including the 9 grand I’ve got into the motor already.

This is going to be an expensive motorcycle.

I suspect I’ll have between 40 or 50 into it when I’m done, at 0 dollars/hour labor. Eesh.


#18

but youll be on the top of the chopper pyramid


#19

And it could lead to a future career of being a highly paid motorcycle fabricator.


#20

Maybe you can go work for Orange County choppers if you get good enough