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Old 01-25-2011, 05:16 AM   #406
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Looking good YZ, take a step or 2 step back and snap a photo for us will ya.

what????

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:17 AM   #407
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Wow that looks fantastic!
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:33 AM   #408
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Its getting close. Once the rear fender is mounted all that is left is

-throttle cable
-clutch cable
-front brake cable
-oil lines
-fuel lines
-make a wireing harness
-finish the exhaust.
-new valve cover and bolts for the headlight (this thur)

Then fire it up.

Then strip it all down, sandblast it, powdercoat it, and re-assemble

Oh and I still need to send my Akront wheels out to get drilled and build the wheels with new stainless spokes. But that might wait for another day. I think I want a running bike before I worry about the wheels.

And I think the forks will need a little more TLC before Im done. They work and go up and down. But arnt quite right. For one they leak. Wrong seal on the bottom drain bolt. Gotta get some new ones ordered. I lowered the forks about 2-1/2" and that put a lot of preload on the springs. THey are a tad stiff. Not to mention that the springs are pitted and rusty. Might have to get some new springs as I imagine mine are sacked out.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:15 AM   #409
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Ive avoided it long enough..... Time to mount the fender





It will be next week before I can get it welded and make the rear supports.
are those mounts slotted for adjustment??? if the upper and lower aren't parallel to each other you won't be able to adjust it.

there's a Triumph build in here if you're interested
http://www.markvanderkwaak.com/
i couldn't link the actual build because it's embedded in the main site. it's not hard to find. he's got some renderings of the bike and the actual build going on. he'd be interested in your project too. send him some pics when you'r done.

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:23 AM   #410
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Yea they are slotted for adjustment. Yep they are relativly parrallel (as close as I can get by eye). Camera angle makes it look strange thats all.

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:07 PM   #411
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That is going to be a Stylin little bobber.

Really enjoy following your progress.

I was one of the "don't cut it" guys, but like somebody said "it's your bike".

And it looks so sweet chopped.
or bobbed.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:55 PM   #412
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Bump. Is it running yet?
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:38 PM   #413
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lol... nope.

Spent last weekend up north watching Rally Racing. www.sno-drift.org

Spent today digging out from the storm of the century....or whatever they are calling it. Im wrecked.

But I have more parts coming. And still have to get the rear fender mounted. Hopefully this week/weekend. Well see.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:27 PM   #414
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was thinking of this thread when i bought this saturday. had an a65h hardtail chopper a few years back.

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Old 02-06-2011, 05:49 AM   #415
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Nice looking bike there. Id have a hard time chopping that one.


I got the rear fender mounted last night. It turned out very well.



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Old 02-06-2011, 06:49 AM   #416
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Yes it did. Looking good.
I bought a '70 Lightning back in '71 and I remember it as pretty dang reliable for the day, believe it or not.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:59 PM   #417
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Got fuel lines ran. Still need some clamps. They are on the way



Got the exhaust finished. Im pretty stoked with these.









That marks the end of the fabrication. No more welding needs to be done. Its finished. Just needs to oil lines, control cables, wire it and see if it will run then tear it all down, sandblast it and re-assemble.

Plus a lot of other things I know I have forgot

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Old 02-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #418
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Can I have it?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:02 AM   #419
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:45 AM   #420
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That marks the end of the fabrication. No more welding needs to be done. Its finished. Just needs to oil lines, control cables, wire it and see if it will run then tear it all down, sandblast it and re-assemble.

Plus a lot of other things I know I have forgot

VERY nice. Oh yea, don't forget that little step between sandblasting and reassembly where you apply a durable, protective, anti-corrosion colored coating to the frame.
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