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Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By creola
I have a pair of 3.5" risers for sale. I machined...

I have a pair of 3.5" risers for sale. I machined these for the Rat about 6 years ago for my TAT ride. I have since changed out the entire front end and these are now available.
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Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 06:42 AM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
I got a note and some photos from WayneC1 a few...

I got a note and some photos from WayneC1 a few days ago. Here are the results for spacers:

One is 7mm thick and the other is 12mm.

The diameters are 30mm and 60mm.

I will make these...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5,080
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Posted By creola
actually, there is a hex in the center. I would...

actually, there is a hex in the center. I would try that first and use the drill as plan B
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Here is the latest version of my ignition switch...

Here is the latest version of my ignition switch mount. This one just shipped to Rico.

Note that these are not final finish. Also the bolts are flush mounted not raised as shown.

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Hey Josh, I could machine a couple of...

Hey Josh,

I could machine a couple of pieces for you that would replace the original bottom clamps and alleviate the semicircle you appear not to be using. They could also incorporate the spacer...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 12:36 PM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Wayne, do you know what metal they are using for...

Wayne, do you know what metal they are using for the axle and do you have a dimensional drawing for the caliper mount? I may be able to assist.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 06:07 AM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Pardon my ignorance, but what is that bolt's use?...

Pardon my ignorance, but what is that bolt's use? Is it the swingarm bolt or front axle bolt?
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2013, 07:35 AM
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Posted By creola
As requested I have machined a prototype reaction...

As requested I have machined a prototype reaction link based on the drawings of others. I am not sure what the lift will be based on the 77.5mm center center length. You folks know that better then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
I started boring out the bearing seat for the...

I started boring out the bearing seat for the shorter reaction links.

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola5976/Parts/ignboring001_zps6f39f199.jpg

I am hopeful to have a prototype...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 06:41 PM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Are you sure you don't mean 1300 C, because the...

Are you sure you don't mean 1300 C, because the melting point of quartz is about 1700C.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 06:25 PM
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Posted By creola
Thanks for the resources. I will look into...

Thanks for the resources. I will look into these. I am planning to keep as much metal as possible because after I did the TAT on my GS the tension struts were stressed more than I would like have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,080
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Posted By creola
The torch flame is much hotter than furnace...

The torch flame is much hotter than furnace interior. The interior temperature of the furnace is variable depending I what I melt. Aluminum needs about 1300 to 1400 F to get a good melt. Brass...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5,080
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Posted By creola
Capt. Please revisit the photo above the one you...

Capt. Please revisit the photo above the one you copied. The fire chamber is 5 gallon stainless cooking pot surrounded by clean quartz sand and brick. Almost all of the heat is dissipated in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 06:59 AM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Please let me know how yours turn out and the...

Please let me know how yours turn out and the difficulties you encountered.

These are the standard tension struts, just 8.2mm shorter center to center correct? I have a spare set of tension...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 06:44 AM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Damian, Thanks for asking. I cast an...

Damian,

Thanks for asking.

I cast an ingot because I can. I make all of my non structural parts from ingots I cast in my foundry furnace. It is just part of the enjoyment I get working with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 04:24 AM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
Wayne, this is the prototype I made to get my...

Wayne, this is the prototype I made to get my ideas sorted out. This one is 34mm thick. It is shy of the 44mm your drawing requested.

Since I cast my own ingots I can make them any size. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 04:16 AM
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Posted By creola
Can you send a dimensional drawing to my email;...

Can you send a dimensional drawing to my email; creola5976@aol.com? I need to look at what you want. Right now I am not sure what it is you are requesting. The cost will be reasonable.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
I finally got the ignition mount where I want it....

I finally got the ignition mount where I want it. I left a blank for the holes to mount it to the triple tree and I opted to through drill the 8mm holes in lieu of threading them. I noticed that was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 03:41 PM
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Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
I am just about done machining a prototype...

I am just about done machining a prototype ignition switch mount that I am planning to send to Wayne down under. I was hoping there might be someone in Florida, perhaps near Kissimmee, who would...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By creola
Sneak Preview for the F650 USD Fork Conversion Group

I got a drawing from WayneC a couple of weeks ago. The drawing was for an ignition switch holder to convert the F650 to USD forks. It took me a while to switch around the mill and the lathe and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-02-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By creola
try Ian at: Canuck479@aol.com I believe he is...

try Ian at: Canuck479@aol.com I believe he is still certified. but teaching
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2012, 03:01 AM
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Views: 131,787
Posted By creola
The TDC bolts I make will apparently work for the...

The TDC bolts I make will apparently work for the F800 crew. I have a several on the shelf ready to ship. I you want one PM me your shipping address.

You may pay the $15.00 with a check, cash or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 131,787
Posted By creola
I would be more than pleased to make a batch of...

I would be more than pleased to make a batch of TDC bolts for the F800 crew if the ones I make for the F650 do not work. I need to know the diameter and pitch of the thread and the diameter and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 691,803
Posted By creola
That would be me. I don't need motivation, just...

That would be me. I don't need motivation, just a plan for almost any part you want machined. And yes, I am very reasonable since I am not in it profit, just need things to do in retirement.

I...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By creola
F650 Mirror Relocation

If you are tired of looking in your mirror at your bug covered riding jacket, then you might want to consider the latest Flatistan Farkle Fabricator's offering; the mirror relocation farkle.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By creola
Turning For Tessitori or F650 Ignition Plate

Andrew requested a new ignition switch holder for a fork change he is contemplating. He sent a CAD drawing and I told him I would try to reproduce it in metal for him. After scaling the drawing,...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By creola
Bucket of TDC Bolts for F650

I have a bucket of TDC locking bolts for the F650 ready to go. PM me if you need one. They are $20.00 each shipped within CONUS

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola5976/Parts/004.jpg
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By creola
F650 Highway Peg Mounts

I finally got your HW peg mounts done to my satisfaction. They mount on the crash bars and use your rear pegs.


http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola5976/Parts/hwpegs002.jpg
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Forum: Vendors 01-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By creola
GS, GSA, F650GS, G650GS Peg Covers

The first run of revision 4.0 front foot peg covers are available. You will not need to alter or remove your existing front pegs, except to remove the rubber inserts, to achieve a more stable...
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,505
Posted By creola
Thumb two thumbs up

two thumbs up
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2012, 04:17 AM
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Views: 757
Posted By creola
F650 TDC Locking Bolts

I finished a new batch of TDC bolts today. These are a little longer than the group I made a few years ago. They also have a 10mm hex.
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Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 153,078
Posted By creola
Another year and a TAT ride older: ...

Another year and a TAT ride older:

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola5976/XT%20225/06%20F650GS/100211007.jpg
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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-25-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By creola
Holey Lands, Still Open?

Is the Holey Lands still open for motorcycle riding and where is the entrance? I'll be heading south Thursday morning.

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,009
Posted By creola
At 73,000 miles the Rat is still getting 55 to 60...

At 73,000 miles the Rat is still getting 55 to 60 mpg

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola5976/TN%20TAT%202010/TNTAT2010020.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2011, 04:12 PM
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Views: 3,301,187
Posted By creola
http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola597...

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola5976/TN%20TAT%202010/TNTAT2010039.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-12-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By creola
121210 Scrub

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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-10-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By creola
More Scrub Today

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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-28-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By creola
There are a lot of nice roads heading south along...

There are a lot of nice roads heading south along the Georgia/Alabama border, but time consuming.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-27-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By creola
3N Today

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq118/creola5976/W90/112710/112710NNN036.jpg

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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-16-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By creola
they are still there, Mark.

they are still there, Mark.
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