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Old 05-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #31
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this thread is delightful, out of the box, and vintage and modern all rolled into one.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #32
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A good friend of mine gave me a /2 rear fender that looked like it was run over by a truck a few times so I straightened it out and I now have a rear fender.

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #33
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Machined up the end pieces for the sidecar upper mounts.



.. and bent up some old school beach cruiser style handle bars out of 7/8" tubing with 22mm ends so the BMW throttle will work without any problems.



Made them a little long so I have the option of cutting them down.

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Old 05-19-2012, 09:52 AM   #34
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Front disc spacer machined and installed.



Modified the /2 ball mount to fit the later style frame.



Lots of welding done.



Front wheel spacer made and wheel centered.



Front caliper template ready to be traced and plasma cut out.

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #35
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Front brake foot pedal and master cylinder are all figured out and tacked together. The floor board moves up and the brake still works. Now it's time to figure out where to route the rear brake cable.





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Old 05-19-2012, 09:56 PM   #36
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Front brakes are done and work fantastic. Time to finish welding, grinding........ and figure out what I want the floor boards to look like

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #37
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The left floor board and clutch pedal are tacked together.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:46 AM   #38
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Floor boards are done.





Time for bed.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #39
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what about running a proportioning valve and linking the front and rear brakes together?

looks good chris, thanks for giving us something interesting to read.
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what about running a proportioning valve and linking the front and rear brakes together?

looks good chris, thanks for giving us something interesting to read.
The rear brake is a cable actuated drum that will be linked to the front brake pedal.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #41
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320mm floating disc and a BMW 4 piston caliper = LOVE.



13mm master cylinder from the rear of an R1150Rt works great for the front brake. Working on sidecar mounts.



I'm looking for a small vintage screw cap bottle for the brake reservoir.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #42
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Mercedes (gasp) 190sl has a nice metal resevoir, though its probably 3x the size of the one pictured, holds about 5 ounces give or take.

Could make somethin neat, but then it wouldn't be vintage, but with. Couple brass freeze plugs (top and bottom) and some brass tubing, a lid outta something, and a fitting for the bottom, you could have a neat piece.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:34 AM   #43
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The sidecar is leveled out and the bike is in position and measured out with a 1/2" of tow in.





...and temporary upper struts are tacked in place so I can build mounting points and the upper struts. At this point if the sidecar wheel was finished I could roll it around the shop and it would all be in alignment.

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