69 BSA bobber project...or...the cure for wintertime madness!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by YZman, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. jbcaddy

    jbcaddy Long timer

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    ya gonna round off those corners? I love the holes! much better with the two sizes rather than just the large ones. JB
  2. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    better :D

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  3. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Got my rear brakes working

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    Got new K&N air filters and Taylor plug wires

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    And a new horn

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  4. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Startin' to look like a real motorsickle. :clap
  5. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Ive avoided it long enough..... Time to mount the fender

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    It will be next week before I can get it welded and make the rear supports.
  6. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    what???? :lol3

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  7. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    Wow that looks fantastic!
  8. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Its getting close. Once the rear fender is mounted all that is left is

    -throttle cable
    -clutch cable
    -front brake cable
    -oil lines
    -fuel lines
    -make a wireing harness
    -finish the exhaust.
    -new valve cover and bolts for the headlight (this thur)

    Then fire it up.

    Then strip it all down, sandblast it, powdercoat it, and re-assemble

    Oh and I still need to send my Akront wheels out to get drilled and build the wheels with new stainless spokes. But that might wait for another day. I think I want a running bike before I worry about the wheels.

    And I think the forks will need a little more TLC before Im done. They work and go up and down. But arnt quite right. For one they leak. Wrong seal on the bottom drain bolt. Gotta get some new ones ordered. I lowered the forks about 2-1/2" and that put a lot of preload on the springs. THey are a tad stiff. Not to mention that the springs are pitted and rusty. Might have to get some new springs as I imagine mine are sacked out.
  9. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    are those mounts slotted for adjustment??? if the upper and lower aren't parallel to each other you won't be able to adjust it.

    there's a Triumph build in here if you're interested
    http://www.markvanderkwaak.com/
    i couldn't link the actual build because it's embedded in the main site. it's not hard to find. he's got some renderings of the bike and the actual build going on. he'd be interested in your project too. send him some pics when you'r done.
  10. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Yea they are slotted for adjustment. Yep they are relativly parrallel (as close as I can get by eye). Camera angle makes it look strange thats all.
  11. Big Doobie

    Big Doobie Frustrated Redneck

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    That is going to be a Stylin little bobber.

    Really enjoy following your progress.

    I was one of the "don't cut it" guys, but like somebody said "it's your bike".

    And it looks so sweet chopped.
    or bobbed.
  12. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Bump. Is it running yet?
  13. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    lol... nope.

    Spent last weekend up north watching Rally Racing. www.sno-drift.org

    Spent today digging out from the storm of the century....or whatever they are calling it. Im wrecked.

    But I have more parts coming. And still have to get the rear fender mounted. Hopefully this week/weekend. Well see.
  14. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    was thinking of this thread when i bought this saturday. had an a65h hardtail chopper a few years back.
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  15. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Nice looking bike there. Id have a hard time chopping that one.


    I got the rear fender mounted last night. It turned out very well.

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  16. vicster

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    Yes it did. Looking good.
    I bought a '70 Lightning back in '71 and I remember it as pretty dang reliable for the day, believe it or not.
  17. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Got fuel lines ran. Still need some clamps. They are on the way

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    Got the exhaust finished. Im pretty stoked with these.

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    That marks the end of the fabrication. No more welding needs to be done. Its finished. Just needs to oil lines, control cables, wire it and see if it will run then tear it all down, sandblast it and re-assemble.

    Plus a lot of other things I know I have forgot :lol3

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  18. ky2008

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    Can I have it?
  19. Goggles Paisano

    Goggles Paisano La Muerte Peluda

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    Sweeeeeeeet:clap
  20. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    VERY nice. Oh yea, don't forget that little step between sandblasting and reassembly where you apply a durable, protective, anti-corrosion colored coating to the frame. :D