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Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-08-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Still up!

While I'm on work duties in Oz, F800 and SE950 tanks have arrived at home.
Will try to use em both, in photoshop it looks nice, but I'm not sure about
the reality. Will require custom tail section...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-30-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 999,869
Posted By Quacamole
Some dummie ques!

So Varadero swingarm mounts to the engine, or there are separate
brackets connected to the frame?

Now when I saw the naked pic, I have urge to try to fit VFR750 into that frame!

Br.,
Quaca
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 187,554
Posted By Quacamole
Plastic

Lil offtopic, but how's that plastic welded tank doing so far?
No issues, no leaks, have you dropped the bike - no cracks?
Did you cover the welds with additional epoxy and resin for
more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,968
Posted By Quacamole
Offtopic

Off the topic, but I'm in Sydney now for a year, been searching without luck.
Where can I buy bike less than 1000$?

Cheers mate!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Parts n pipes arrived. Decided to ditch the...

Parts n pipes arrived. Decided to ditch the Africa Twin frame plan and build
similar I did before using some segments of it. Africa frame looks too beautiful and iconic to destroy it.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Ok last one! SE set up seems to be the most...

Ok last one!

SE set up seems to be the most economic and realistic choice.
Planning to get SM tank and make it wider to fit my frame.
Anybody have some experience widening plastic tank? Just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Was thinking the same, red-white-black, but the...

Was thinking the same, red-white-black, but the color scheme is endless.
It's doable, just need the SMT tank and alot custom made fairings/panels.
Was thinking Triumph Tiger 800/1200 headlights,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-10-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Concept

Some concept art while I hunt the needed parts!

http://static2.fotoalbum.ee/fotoalbum/419/482/01049914456432b.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-27-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Parts

Most parts come from bike wreckers from Holland (boonstra, motorparts online, etc), Adventure parts go fast on ebay. Total cost ca. 3500euros!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Africa Quadruplet 750

Of course the xrv frame needs some serious modding, also planning to use oldschool technology on this build, suspension, brakes etc...
But Africa Quadruplet 750 is a fact!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Hio., Parts used for KTM: Adventure...

Hio.,

Parts used for KTM:

Adventure 990;
wheels, rear suspension, subframe, rear plastics, front end, swingarm

SM990;
frame, motor + wiring, clocks, silencers, headpipes
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Version 2.0

Since the weather here is not riding friendly anymore and I just managed to get some Honda antiques - looks like there will be version 2.0

Starved 89' VFR and Africa Twin 650 frame.

You'r...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-30-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Greetings and thanks to all supporters there....

Greetings and thanks to all supporters there. Summer here is short and I just wanted to get out there and ride, that´s the reason for switching to KTM.
But yes, planing to finish the VFR also one...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 187,554
Posted By Quacamole
Bow!

Bow to your effort!

Is that Rukka Armas set u wearing btw?

Looks Mad Maxish!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
End of the road!

So much for my vfr750xc. Parts of KTM SM, SMT ADV used. Turned out quite a beast!

http://static2.fotoalbum.ee/fotoalbum/412/112/010305619391dea.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
It's been a while...

Greetings to all followers!

Major changes in the project. Engine and frame will be changed for KTM SM990, go them for mickey money - could not resist. Engine is with 4000km only.
Sold the VFR...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Tank progress

Managed to weld tank pieces together, still some plates to go.
Ventilation pipes were a pain in the ass so I decided to drop those,
will think something through the gas cap.

Not the winner of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-13-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,693
Posted By Quacamole
!

Quality build right there!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-13-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Tank fab

As mentioned before, will weld two tanks together. First will fabricate the lower pan
and then just weld the existing GS tank on top. Will try to fit in ventilation and overflow
pipes also as it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Thanks for the thumbs up everybody!:flug Been...

Thanks for the thumbs up everybody!:flug
Been quite busy with other matters.

Will post some pics of tank fab on sunday, first time using
tig welder so it aint pretty!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-24-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
It's been awhile...

Have been busy with other matters and was waiting for the company tig welder to arrive
to start with the tank building.

Sneak preview of riding position, still missing the saddle though,
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-24-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 67,692
Posted By Quacamole
Loco!

Next build - now that's my kind of guy, always with new ideas to make the perfect bike!
JB weld I have not seen in action but Devcon makes pretty good metal sealing stuff, I have
seen them using it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Tank choppin

Chopped the tank little bit and will merge two tanks as mentioned before

http://static2.fotoalbum.ee/fotoalbum/399/30/0997651552465e.jpg

Lower side for cheking
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
About the VFR1200X it feels desperate solution...

About the VFR1200X it feels desperate solution from Honda to keep up with competitors, they should ressurect Africa Twin.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 30,254
Posted By Quacamole
Whats with the monkey logo - where have I seen it...

Whats with the monkey logo - where have I seen it before?

Hardcore bike btw!!!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Always good to get positive feedback - makes you...

Always good to get positive feedback - makes you work harder! Thanks guys!

About the mandrel bends, difficult to find, atleast in Estonia.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Madness?? This is... ...

Madness?? This is...

http://static2.fotoalbum.ee/fotoalbum/399/16/099758155e214f.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Thought about it, but as I understand the cat...

Thought about it, but as I understand the cat only weights 0,5kg as shown on thread below, so
I wont be touching them until I hear the sound.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Just flushed the tank with high pressure water...

Just flushed the tank with high pressure water couple of times and left the water inside, while using angle gringer.
Can also use the jig saw or recip saw not to create the sparks.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Cans

Also KTM SM silencers arrived while I was away. Heavy bastards, thought them to be lighter like everything else
on KTM's. Maybe I'll end up using only one - still thinking
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Back in the shop

Back in the workshop, but I only had couple of hours for some serious engineering and designing.
Decided not to cut the tank into three pieces, instead I cut the areas off from lower side to make...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Thanks for...

Thanks for the good advice and ides for all of you. Have been working in Sweden for two weeks, will be back next week to continue with the bike.

About the tank - looks like I'll be cutting it in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-26-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
That was one of the ideas, but hard to get these...

That was one of the ideas, but hard to get these tanks and they'r expensive + KTM original frame is with straight tubes, mine has an angle so the KTM tanks will be looking outwars like wings.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-26-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
To make it from scratch I dont have any...

To make it from scratch I dont have any sheetmetal treatment machinery available, so it will be quite angular. Easier to modify some existing tank I think. Also was thinking to shove all the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-26-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
...

Not much progress, still waiting for the silencers to arrive to continue with exhaust pipes.

Today got the 1150GS gas tank, bought from ebay. The tank has a dent on the right forward
side so it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Pipes

Tried to bend 1.5mm wall pipes today, but impossible with hand bender - creates the wawes and flattens
the pipe. Also tried with electric bender but it has too large radius, so it makes quite large...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Thanks for feedback, I'll try to find these...

Thanks for feedback, I'll try to find these online porgrams.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 187,554
Posted By Quacamole
Subscribed! Nice work!

Subscribed!

Nice work!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
Got the subframe mounts welded today and tried to...

Got the subframe mounts welded today and tried to install the exhaust pipes but rear side needs
some modification, chopped off the resonator. Adventure rear fender installed!
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,480
Posted By Quacamole
[QUOTE=DRjoe;19580296]That is very cool. Are...

[QUOTE=DRjoe;19580296]That is very cool.
Are you going to put 950/990 Adv clothes on it or make your own. QUOTE]

I'll try to mix with Supermoto/Adventure and homemade plastics. Also planning to...
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