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Old 12-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #46
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Matt cut the shape with a grinder and then lots of sanding. It's a form he made several years ago.

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Wow, the handy work is a treat to see

How was the depression shape in the wooden buck determined, and how was it made so nice and symmetrical 3-dimensionally?

Bravo on your build!
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #47
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Nice work, total respect but I just don't get the point... is it just because you can?, to each one his/her own...
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #48
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What part?

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Nice work, total respect but I just don't get the point... is it just because you can?, to each one his/her own...
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:14 PM   #49
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What part?
Well, I didn't want to pick on this project because, like I said in my earlier post, I completely respect you for doing whatever you like and doing it well, so please understand that what I am saying is not intended to bash your work in any way, I'm just doing it for conversation and to try to understand this project's objective.
So with that said, in my opinion, this bike is kind of a mash-up of different styles, for example:
The bum stop is for a street bike, you can't move your body weight back and forth with that configuration, so it's not only useless on sand and whoops, but limiting and dangerous.
Foot pegs in the original position and stock seat height, so while your riding position is more vertical with the bar risers, etc., your legs are still cramped, not so good on dirt.
The wide fuel tank makes it hard to stand up and hold the tank with your knees, not so good on dirt.
The air scoops are nice, but they are not functional and they look like a lot of work to fabricate just for looks.

In other words, this bike to me looks like a nice custom street fighter with 50/50 tires, so is all this work being done just for the "Mad Max" look?
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #50
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Yep, just for the Mad Max look.


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Well, I didn't want to pick on this project because, like I said in my earlier post, I completely respect you for doing whatever you like and doing it well, so please understand that what I am saying is not intended to bash your work in any way, I'm just doing it for conversation and to try to understand this project's objective.
So with that said, in my opinion, this bike is kind of a mash-up of different styles, for example:
The bum stop is for a street bike, you can't move your body weight back and forth with that configuration, so it's not only useless on sand and whoops, but limiting and dangerous.
Foot pegs in the original position and stock seat height, so while your riding position is more vertical with the bar risers, etc., your legs are still cramped, not so good on dirt.
The wide fuel tank makes it hard to stand up and hold the tank with your knees, not so good on dirt.
The air scoops are nice, but they are not functional and they look like a lot of work to fabricate just for looks.

In other words, this bike to me looks like a nice custom street fighter with 50/50 tires, so is all this work being done just for the "Mad Max" look?
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #51
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Yep, just for the Mad Max look.
One of the reasons I'm enjoying your build so much.

This doesn't do anything for me. I mean sure, it's cool, and high tech, and fast, and all oohed and ahhed at by everyone, but for me, meh. No thanks. I have no interest.





This? This makes my heart flutter and my knees weak with lust




What can I say? Different strokes 'n all that.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:06 PM   #52
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Hey, cheers to that! Subscribed!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #53
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Yeah, the idea was what modifications would a wasteland resident do to his bike, but with better fit and finish. Just a crazy concept bike basically.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #54
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First and last stage of sanding on the aluminum scoops. I've decided to leave them with a brushed look instead of polishing them since there aren't really any other shiny bits on the bike. Rivet holes were drilled too.



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Old 12-13-2013, 06:39 AM   #55
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Really digging this thread!! Holy hell I have a lot to learn when it comes to fab work.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #56
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Amazing Job!
It's gonna be really one of the best Tuono ever seen!
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #57
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Finished up the under-tail section using the stock taillights.

Created an ultra-simple slip-on mount that uses the foot peg pivot bolt. Hopefully it does't transfer too much heat up to the peg.

The seat pan is done. It hooks under the stock metal loop in the front and utilized two pins in the upper rear. A leather tab will be added at the top rear to facilitate pulling the seat back forward for removal.







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Old 12-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #58
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Finished up the under-tail section using the stock taillights.

Created an ultra-simple slip-on mount that uses the foot peg pivot bolt. Hopefully it does't transfer too much heat up to the peg.

The seat pan is done. It hooks under the stock metal loop in the front and utilized two pins in the upper rear. A leather tab will be added at the top rear to facilitate pulling the seat back forward for removal.







I love how the twin round tail lights make me fondly recall a VF1000R. That has always been one of my personal faves as far as a super clean and simple rear end treatment.

Can you trim the thickness of the exhaust standoff a wee bit and insert an insulative spacer washer made out of carbon fibre or HDPE/whatever, in between it and the peg?
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:48 PM   #59
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Really interesting project. Thanks a lot for showing the alu fab stuff!
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:43 PM   #60
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A little more progress on the Wastelander Aprilia today. Almost finished up the oil guard. I just need to rivet the stainless mesh in place.

I was removing the bellypan mount and decided to turn it into a skid plate for the master cylinder.







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