Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Quite the neat project! Well done! The color is interesting...thought perhaps you had chameleon paint that was blue and would change to purple in the right light!
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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very nice build..great attention to detail..
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Very nice work and great looking product.
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Impressed ....

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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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How did you align the drive shaft?
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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The prop shaft runs at a slight angle and is out of line by about 2" over a 2' length, so far it has not been a problem but putting new tubes on the axle to move it in direct line would be an option. A fairly costly option but as the axle is not cast as one piece it can, and has, been done.
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Got it. Thanks.
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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That was a LOT of work .... impressive design skills ....

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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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DuncanV wrote:The prop shaft runs at a slight angle and is out of line by about 2" over a 2' length, so far it has not been a problem but putting new tubes on the axle to move it in direct line would be an option. A fairly costly option but as the axle is not cast as one piece it can, and has, been done.
Shouldn't be an issue...4x4s routinely run waaaaay more angle without any problems.
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Could you provide us with the build details on your taillights? They look "FAB"! :-D
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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RAT wrote:That was a LOT of work .... impressive design skills ....

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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Congratulations for Bike of The Month.
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Congrats on BOTM!
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Congrats on BOTM! anim-cheers1
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Nicely done!
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