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Old 05-07-2012, 11:45 AM   #181
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #182
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if you were following the thread you would also know there is no room for a 21" front wheel w/the stock exhaust - filter removal has nothing to do w/this exhaust build.

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True I did the exhaust for the main reason of wheel clearance. However the oil filter access is a nice benefit. On my other build I used the stock fz1 exhaust and every time I change the oil, huge mess on the pipes.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #183
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Looking good man!!!
Thanks. Hows the midget coffin coming along
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #184
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Lots of good progress has been made. I was at a standstill for a few weeks waiting on some funds to get the final push rolling.

Ordered the last of the epoxy resins I'll need to finish the carbon fiber airbox cover.

Getting the steel tubing from my buddy to finish the engine cradle.

Got more argon so I can finish welding the header

Bought the tank liner so I can seal up the pin holes from my less than airtight tank welding job

Once I get the engine cradle finished and bent, I can mount the radiator lower mounts (uppers are done) and that should be the last engine system to get finalized other than the exhaust can mounting

Ordered 2 sets of tires for it tonight. I got some Shinko 705 for the dirt wheels and some Bridgestone Battleax tires for the 17 supermoto rims. Also got new sprockets for both wheels





I expect there will be some teething issues, but am fairly confident that it should work as expected.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:03 AM   #185
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #186
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Got some good progress on the bike today. I never liked the front engine supports/cradle so I ripped it off and redid them. Most of the reason is that it got in the way of your boots and also couldn't drop the engine. And since I need to drop the engine in order to finish welding the frame...

So I ordered up some more 1" steel for a crash guard/front engine mount/radiator mount. My 1" bending die has a much tighter radius than the 1.25" the old one was made from, but it's plenty strong.



The back part of the guard lands where the rear shock mount ties to the backbone. I decided to plate over the entire area to help stiffen up the frame.



I'm getting better at my ability to bend the way I want it. It gets expensive with DOM tubing costing $4/ft so you tend to learn fast



I machined up a threaded bushing that I welded to the bars. Also machined up the aluminum spacer I am holding. M10 bolt comes in from the engine side and locks it all together.



Clutch side



Also discovered that my Arrow can is a tight slip fit on my tubing so I just need to attach the spring retainers and make an exhaust mount



I need to take off the header and do some finish welding on it, couple hoses to connect and the engine should fire.

The small stuff at the end is what takes so friggen long

line the tank
Mount the chain and sprockets
Make headlight
Make rear fender/brake light/blinkers
Connect cables
Build battery box
Get master cylinder sealed up
Mount front fender
Finish the airbox cover with carbon fiber
Redo shifter linkage, right now it's in GP style
Plus about 50 other things I forgot


Rip the entire thing down, finish welding, and paint it. Reassemble, go ride.

Getting much closer, today was a good day of progress and not a lot of swearing, always a good judge of progress.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:13 AM   #187
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Those crash bars are nice. Can't wait till she sees the light of day. Can you make different dies for your bender on the lathe?
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:47 AM   #188
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No the dies are specific and rather complicated. The smaller ones are $150-200. The big dues like 2" are 300+
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #189
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Yeah, I keep thinking I need big dies so I can custom bend exhausts, but I keep shying away on the price.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #190
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Crash bars look really nice!
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:33 AM   #191
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Yeah, I keep thinking I need big dies so I can custom bend exhausts, but I keep shying away on the price.
Problem I find is that my bender dies won't get a very tight radius on large od thin wall tubing. The mandrel bends I got from cone allowed me to hug the block tighter. They were not cheap however.


I have 2 dies, 1&1.25" which I find covers most what I want. I'd like to get the 3/4 for luggage racks but I get by. Having a tubing bender is one of those purchases you never regret
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #192
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Made some progress after I had the flu

Built out the tail section/fender





Got a new epoxy system so I decided to play around with some other composites. This is Kevlar, I kinda like the rough look, I might leave it bare like that after I go over it with some more resin. You can see some bubbles under the Kevlar layer which annoy me but not that much





Ass end with exhaust



I'm getting much closer to where I can possibly ride it. I need to finish welding the exhaust, one more attachment for the radiator, and then seal the gas tank. That should be all the systems needed to fire the motor.

I really wish I had the drive to work as hard as I did on the last project but riding is fun too Heading to Hatfield McCoy next weekend with the Husky for some R&R.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:57 PM   #193
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Thats one wild ride,
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:24 AM   #194
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That tailsection looks killer. (Literally)
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #195
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Hey its been a month since HM, get back to work on this or the trailer project
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