New Guy

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SELF INTRODUCTION: I'm a guy who likes motorcycles. Can never have too many. Finally got out of the corporate gig in automation, and started my own business. I make motorcycle parts, (not custom chopper parts at this time). Do my own design and manufacturing. I do CAD, CAM, and CNC. Always wanted to build my own bike (chopper-bobber-prostreet). Finally decided to get started. So I'm here, looking at ideas, soaking up information. Nice place here, think I'll stay a while.
Location: Corvallis, Oregon USA

New Guy

Post by Boss9 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:09 pm

Just joined this group so thought I would introduce myself.

I have been into motorcycles since a youngster, and have owned more than 20 in my lifetime. I currently design and manufacture motorcycle parts, mostly dropped foot pegs, but no custom chopper parts just yet. I just want to say that I'm not here to sell you parts. I do the design( 3d Cad in SolidWorks), the CAM (CNC machine code), and most of the operation of running the machines myself. All of that is the easy part. Getting machines to run, and keeping them running is a whole nuther story. I have an automation background, which had me building and installing large automation lines all over the world. And then into management. And lastly tired of the whole rat race, and started my own business. But the automation background is what keeps me up and running. I never call 1-800-HELP when I have to install or repair one of my cnc machines. And I'm sure the military background in electronics and other things has helped in many more ways.

It has been on the bucket list to design and build my own custom bike for many years, but growing a new business takes way too much of my time. Now that I've gotten some years behind me in the business, it's time to start on the custom bike. So here I am, experienced in design and manufacturing parts, and a complete newbie to design and build of my own custom bike. Lots to learn, lots of new skills to develop.

I have been all over the board, and the website. Wow ! So much information, so freely shared. Gives me great encouragement that I can actually start and finish the bike build, and meet some cool people along the way.

Anyway, I'm looking at doing a custom Bobber as my first bike, with a Girder front end. I have a large tubing bender, so frame isn't a big issue. I have zero experience in sheet metal, so it will be some trial and error, but I'm accustomed to doing things that aren't suppose to work. :D
I'm too ignorant to know that this isn't suppose to work...

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SELF INTRODUCTION: hi everyone its me from the old bord hopeing to see everyone come here and all the newcomers . lets make this as good as the old one or even better . lookin foreward to seeing everyones projects continue and ill be continueing mine too
Location: utica new york

Re: New Guy

Post by curt » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:44 pm

ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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SELF INTRODUCTION: I am a young punk kid that needs some help building himself a chopper!!

I am sorry I only have a hotmail account???

Tell me what I need to do I need help with my girder!!!





Location: Ohio, USA

Re: New Guy

Post by Customize IT » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:16 pm


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SELF INTRODUCTION: I'm a Kentucky boy who's found himself transplanted into Japan. been into turning wrenches as long as i can remember. i love muscle cars, hotrod bikes, and the martial arts.

been a member of this board since back when it was a part of Chopperweb. been handling the tech side and sharing the admin duties for several years now.
Location: Yamanashi Shi, Japan

Re: New Guy

Post by budoka » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:47 pm

maybe better late than never, welcome!

-experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

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SELF INTRODUCTION: All around tinkerer. Hotrods, cycles, trikes, gardening, cooking, women. Originally joined CBH Jan 29, 2006. Way to many projects, but, thats the fun. Live out in the boonies, less complaints from conformist neighbors.
Location: G,ville Florida

Re: New Guy

Post by sleepyonthree » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:13 pm


Tis a good time to start.
nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool

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