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Old 09-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #31
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Talking A Father's reply

Well, Hello Everyone who has found this thread! This is QuickV4's father, "StreetTracker" , Mark. It is good to actually sit down and finish reading this thread my son had started over a year ago.

This bike is actually 27 years in the making. It had a long rest after the crank failed the first time in 1987. But it was so unique, I never gave up on it. Family life was more important for the past 20 years, but I guess my son has gained an appreciation for my my old bike, an incredible fact him being almost the same age I was in 1984! .

I originally was going to make it more traditional in looks, more like the real shorttracker (with tail section) or more like the "barebones" 83 XLX Sportster. But I like the way it is turning out, it is gaining its own character, week by week.

The update: crank is still not here, plenty of other things to work on. Holes, long planned, are being drilled, many in the same place I had thought of, or even in better places~! Purists need not worry. No immaculate stock parts are being mutilated. I have had plenty of beat-up duplicates that have gained a new life!




Please be patient (I have :) ), Jerry has other interests as well, and I have to work, lately, too much! We will try to post updates when we can!
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #32
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Got the rear brake lever lightened. There is something so satisfying about artfully drilling holes in metal!

Order- Stock, good condition w/ pad; Stock,Poor condition; Lightend "Competition" lever













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Old 10-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #33
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UPDATE 10/21

Steady progress has been made in waiting for the crankshaft to be done, here is some updated pics from the past few weeks.

Front brake strut dilled and painted, rear brake lever painted and mounted.

Yes I know, the front brake strut looks like an Elsie Stick!













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Old 10-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #34
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Here is the second part of the update. I have now started to work on the the footpegs. They are forged steel HD made, with some casting defects. I took some not-so-perfect examples from our parts bin and have been shaving them down and smoothing them for strength, much like a forged connecting rod. I have been taking metal off where I think is appropriate and safe, and dilling holes in the right places. Another few ounces here and there goes along way ( but of course I could just lose more weight myself) Drilling holes is so much fun!

Stock peg w/rubber



Polished yoke



polished and drilled peg



The group ( not a very good pic)






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Old 10-21-2011, 06:08 PM   #35
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Rear bake light mounted. Used rubber innertube for rubber-mounted interface.






And the rear Elsie Sti-----erm brake strut

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:17 PM   #36
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BIG HONKIN' HAPPY SUPER

DUPER UPDATE
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Raphael from Falicon Cranks called me up....

THE CRANK IS DONE AND IS SHIPPED, and should

be here next Wednesday!

A CanAM 370 connecting rod has been successfully grafted into my Aermacchi crankshaft halves.

The owner of Falicon himself did it, since my crank was such an oddball build ( they are more used to GSXR cranks and the like)

Price for crankshaft split, bore out for bigger pin, true and weld, $191 out the door! Pretty good deal, I was fearing more!
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #37
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Cleaning and preppring the cases...

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:02 AM   #38
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Got the crankshaft! It looks pretty, have the video do the talking...







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Old 10-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #39
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Haha

i been fahlohing this thread for awhIIIle nahoh. didn't nohtice where you were fruhm until i played the videoh. Say hi to my cousins for me wouldya?

oh, and nahoh we can finally see this thing come together, eh?
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:58 AM   #40
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Hahaha, took me a bit to understand what you were getting at Dorzok. I am a sconnie, thats for sure! We drink from bubblers, and throw pennies into water fountains here. LOL Yes, it is coming together, so excited. I know there are more lurkers on this thread judging by the view count.

Today, attempting to powdercoat some misc things, and build a blasting cabinet!
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:32 PM   #41
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Been working on the spacer for the con-rod mod. Here is a video showing how its done...




I also successfully powdercoated the gauge holder. I can see myself doing alot of powdercoating! Its the same as paint regarding the prep, but it sure is a heck of alot tougher!
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:00 AM   #42
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Take a length of steel rod of of the right diameter, bend it to match the contour, weld it on, then grind and blend the welds smooth.

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Trying to figure out how to make a new bead on the front lip????? Maybe someone at a hotrod shop has an english wheel or beader that could reproduce the OEM bead????? OEM one is about 5mm wide...

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Old 11-10-2011, 05:11 AM   #43
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intermission?

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UPDATE 10/21

Steady progress has been made in waiting for the crankshaft to be done, here is some updated pics from the past few weeks.

Front brake strut dilled and painted, rear brake lever painted and mounted.

Yes I know, the front brake strut looks like an Elsie Stick!



I saw the ice cream and thought it must be intermission









I love simple ,creative builds with more ingenuity than money
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:09 AM   #44
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Been doing some wrench slinging, and look what happened...!

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Old 11-13-2011, 07:44 AM   #45
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