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Old 01-01-2010, 07:06 PM   #166
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Chucked it in the snow and everything. That's awesome!

Nice job!
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:18 AM   #167
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Chucked it in the snow and everything. That's awesome!

Nice job!
Glad someone saw the humor in that post



A few more picts. Havent made a ton of headway but its moving along slowly. I spent about 4 hours in the garage grinding away unwanted pieces of the frame. My wrist was wrecked and I was 1/2 deaf at the end but its starting to shape up.











Did a quick mock up to see how all the parts will fit together before I start welding. Its looking good so far.



And of course the obligatory sitting and thinking shot while I try to work out the next steps in my head.

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Old 01-02-2010, 03:34 AM   #168
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And last night I quickly put the engine cases, tranny, and front sprocket together and bolted them into the chassis and off to my welder for a confab, ok sitting around his garage with friends swaping lies all night.

But we have a plan and should start welding sometimes next week.





I wanted the cases in the frame so I would have a front sprocket for referance to line up the rear sprocket to when we weld on the riged. My buddy had other thoughts on how we should do this but once I talked him thru my line of reason he started to see things my way. I have thought things thru a few times.
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:34 AM   #169
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Take it from a guy who worked for 30 years in places like stamping press rooms: Wear ear plugs when you operate ANY power tools or lawn equipment.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:23 AM   #170
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Looking good! Can't wait to see the rolling chasis
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #171
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Was curious and googled some.

They look nice.




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Old 01-03-2010, 07:38 AM   #172
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This one right here is what I am going after. Only with the black seat, more conventional bars, and the stock forks and wheel.

I might at some point go with a Harley front end as I really like the looks of the springer forks. But well see how it looks with the stock setup 1st.

Im also going to eliminate the battery. In this one he has the battery box built into the back of the oil tank. Im not using a battery. With a Boyer power box I can eliminate the battery. The power box has a capacitor that charges with you kick the bike. So you kick it 2-3x to build a charge then it fires.

Pretty much the last few items I need to buy is the boyer ignition, power box, and rear fender. With those parts I can finish mocking up the frame and get it off to paint.

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:02 PM   #173
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Made a whole lot of progress tonight.

My buddy down the road helped me with a lot of welding. He is a magician with a TIG welder.

In 3 hours we got the rear welded on, oil tank and seat mounted.

I ran home and quickly threw it togther to see what it looks like.. And I love it













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Old 01-05-2010, 10:15 PM   #174
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It's looking like a bike!
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:08 AM   #175
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Nice welding. Nothing looks as good as a properly done TIG weld.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:16 AM   #176
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That's going to be a very cool bike! I enjoy following the process.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:45 AM   #177
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Laugh Sweet!!!

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Old 01-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #178
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So whats the rake and trail numbers now?
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:56 AM   #179
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So whats the rake and trail numbers now?
Ahhh..... yea
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:56 AM   #180
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Made a little progress. Parts are arriving regulary.

I got my tailight and license plate frame so yesterday I drew up my brackets and fabbed them up. Bandsaw, beltsander and drill press are your friends.

Hopefully tonight Ill head over to my buddies house and get it welded up.





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