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Old 12-22-2010, 02:35 PM   #796
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no shit. a nice rounded rack that sits 1/2" off the tank is the LEAST of my worries.

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But Doug is basing his latest creation on a girlie sportster so he has had the man plums removed already, so no worries. Just kidding mate, gonna be good.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:03 PM   #797
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Doug,

If you take this bike down the road of bones, do you plan to do anything to raise the Air Intake. I just ask because all the videos i have seen show several water crossings. Including this one I found in Colebatch's vast library of youtube vidoes.



FYI doug, you have him beat by 6 videos.

So, you got a plan for the air intake, or you gonna run it the way it is?
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:45 PM   #798
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Doug, thinking about where this trip is going and how you are building the bike - rather than customize (bash) the tank, what about adding a little more rise to the bars(Risers or taller bars)? If you plan on standing on the pegs even a little bit, that justifies adding in a little more rise, which with luck will clear the tank.

Just a thought.

Based on playing with "just enough" extra rise on a coupla bikes where the bar angle/droop/pullback adjusted to suit my arms didn't suit the tank. But changing the rise rather than the bar adjustment in the clamps solved the problems without any unintended consequences elsewhere in the ergos.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:37 PM   #799
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Doug, thinking about where this trip is going and how you are building the bike - rather than customize (bash) the tank, what about adding a little more rise to the bars(Risers or taller bars)? If you plan on standing on the pegs even a little bit, that justifies adding in a little more rise, which with luck will clear the tank.

Sounds (and looks) like the issue is with the Forks ~ or rather the top triple clamp, not the Bars.

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Old 12-24-2010, 05:27 PM   #800
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As Im working, the cats are hangin out watchin each other.
The big one is Shitty (short for shop kitty) He is king of the house, & the whole world if you ask him.

the little one on the seat is a stray that showed up last week. its real cold here, so I'm lettin him sleep in the garage. Shitty does not approve, & smacks him whenever he gets too close. Tough, Im not gonna let him freeze....


Shitty is probably thinking: "First I had to kick that darn pitbulls' ass now I gotta put up with damn stray cat......"
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:19 PM   #801
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well, its a very exacting & precise procedure, to invert the outward radii of the curve in such a way to give the maximum amount of steering with the minimal intrusion of the tank, as to not compromise the structural integrity of it.


so I'll probably put a piece of pipe against it, & smack it with a big fuckin hammer.
That's great Doug! Reminds me of one of the old Ironworker jokes: Engineer draws it in 32nds, Ironworker lays it out in 16ths then cuts it with a torch (flaming hacksaw). (No offense to Ironworkers, I've got more....)
Looking good. Happy New Year!

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:36 PM   #802
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tolerances

Or the old maxim:

Measure with a micrometer,
Mark with chalk,
Cut with an ax.

Happy New Year all.

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:11 PM   #803
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:21 PM   #804
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That chain has a nasty bend at the tensioner.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:40 PM   #805
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It'll straighten out when he compresses the suspension.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:24 PM   #806
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Hey Doug

Looks like that Shitty could be the Father of the Stray Cat - would that be Brian Setzer??
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:18 PM   #807
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Hey Doug.... what the hell is going on there?

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:50 PM   #808
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I dunno, aint been in the garage, rode the knuckle to key west, be home soon, maybe I'll do a ride report.

maybe I'll finish the last RR too!

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Old 12-30-2010, 05:17 PM   #809
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I dunno, aint been in the garage, rode the knuckle to key west, be home soon, maybe I'll do a ride report.

maybe I'll finish the last RR too!

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Old 12-31-2010, 07:41 PM   #810
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this was fun, I guess I should do a ride report when I get home :)

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