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Old 05-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #16
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Time to start the front end!

I needed to mount the front tire so I could figure out how I'd line up the frame. The biggest issue was that the Lambretta originally had 8" wheels and I planned to use 12" wheels originally intended for a pitbike.

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I had two sets of forks for the Lammy so I set about gettig a little extra length.

Welded a brace on


Chopped one set long from the bottom, the other long from the top


Welding them together to get about 2 extra inches of length in total


And mounted the front wheel!
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #17
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Shorten the swingarm!

I didn't take a ton of pics of thise but here you can see the line where I cut the swingarm to shorten it


And here it's welded back together, about 3 inches shorter


Here's a test fit of the new wheel on the swingarm, didn't have much more room to go shorter so this will have to do
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #18
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Time to build the frame!

I chopped the front off one of the frames and stuck the front wheel on it


Pulled the ninja guts onto the lift and started playing with alignment


This was the first frame I built, I ended up changing it a couple days later (see below)


Those braces were going to get in the way of the side panels so I put the piece of the ninja frame back on that I had cut off previously and removed the side braces.


I chopped up the seat area form both frames and started lining up the pieces


I think there's enough side panel to cover the length (hopefully)


Welded the pieces together to make sure the whole thing would fit together.


Started lining up the tail of the Lammbretta to get welded on


more bracing


little note here- I had to put that tube going up in the picture below because that's where my VIN is!


That's all I have time for right now, I'll be back soon to post more!
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:27 PM   #19
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little note here- I had to put that tube going up in the picture below because that's where my VIN is!
That is interesting. With that much modification to the frame I'd have thought you would need to have it registered as a special construction and get a new VIN.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #20
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That is interesting. With that much modification to the frame I'd have thought you would need to have it registered as a special construction and get a new VIN.
That is NOT a modification, that is a

SAFETY IMPROVEMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:02 AM   #21
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That is interesting. With that much modification to the frame I'd have thought you would need to have it registered as a special construction and get a new VIN.
What are you, the Fun Police?

I think that falls under "don't ask, don't tell"
;)
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:11 AM   #22
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I want to hang out in your shop! Great build!
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:01 AM   #23
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The brakes!

It's much easier to push the scooter around the garage when you can stop it easily.

I made a plate to get the front disc mounted


The hole is for the axle, the slot hooks onto a tab on the wheel cam (the little silver arm) to keep it in place


Here's it's mounted with the caliper in place I had to cut and reweld it a couple times to get it to fit just right.


Onto the rear brake-

Here's a test fit, I wanted to be able to reuse the brake mount from the ninja, that wasn't going to happen


So I made another plate to attach the mounting bracket that came with the caliper


And shortened the arm that attaches the new bracket to the swingarm.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:12 AM   #24
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Just checked the info on the pictures I'm uploading into this post, these were taken in the beginning of May, so we're about 2 months into the build already. I really want to ride this to a rally the first weekend of June so I start putting in lot's of night and weekend hours in the hopes that I can get it done in time.

Got to get the exhaust mounted!

Why did I leave that arm sticking down at the rear of the frame?


Because that's where the exhausts are going to attach!




It was a really tight fit to get the exhaust headers mounted.


I had to cut the cross tube out of the header and cut, bend and weld the headers into shape.




Maybe not perfectly in line but close enough for this build
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:31 AM   #25
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Pedal Power!

I had two rear brake pedals from the Lambretta purchase, why to cut the head off one, reverse it, build a mount for it and use it as the shifter?


Here you can see how I mounted the rear brake and attached it to the pedal


For the shifter I had to make an arm to bring it outward and downward. Outward to clear the engine and downward so the pedal would shift gears before bottoming out


One really long shift linkage later and it works!




Bonus shot- Here you can see the reservoir for the rear brake fluid (blue cap) and the radiator mounted
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:32 AM   #26
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I want to hang out in your shop! Great build!
If you ever find yourself in Brooklyn PM me, the motorcycle garage that I've been wrenching at always has beer in the fridge
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:28 AM   #27
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Brilliant.

Can't wait to see how the story ends.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #28
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #29
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We need video of that!

Nice build.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #30
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What are you, the Fun Police?

I think that falls under "don't ask, don't tell"
;)
Of course it does. But some municipalities, states, and insurance companies, are very good about asking.

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