72' R75/5 Cafe Build Thread - Leadnuts

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Leadnuts, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Bravo!!:clap
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  2. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    How the hell did you go from such shitty welds to beautiful work like that so quickly!?
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  3. Kai Ju

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    + 1 and then some.....
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  4. regomodo

    regomodo Been here awhile

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    Your 1st attempt with TIG looks like my 1st attempt at using MIG on stainless. I just kept blowing holes or putting down fat beads. You must have practised a lot to get from there to your final results.
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  5. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    Thanks.. Between the top pic and the headers there were of course a few tries... The settings I was using and travel speed were off. Also for some reason I was trying to stitch the weld. As soon as I realized that through the help of someone who knew what they were doing it all came together.. 2 or so hours and I was welding like a boss. I will say the most important thing I learned was fitment of the joint the tighter the fit the beter it looked after.

    Today will be the test to see if it was beginners luck.
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  6. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    So today finished up the exhaust pipes.. minus a brace and the spring joints.

    Later half with collector.
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    Mounted!
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    A bit of grinding and the stand out to swing back up into place... I've spent so much time worring about how to get this done I'm not sure what to do next...
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  7. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    What to do next? Raise a pint, nice job, you have earned it! :freaky
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  8. regomodo

    regomodo Been here awhile

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    Nice work! Its very tidy. Wish I saved my money and got a tig instead of my mig welder.
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  9. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    I am going to start posting some of the things I find while looking for ideas for the bike. I think you might enjoy them.

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  10. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    As trippy as this looks from the front, imagine riding a bike down the road with 82 reflections facing back! Imagine if the sun hit them from the wrong angle behind you, you could be blinded for life!:lol3
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  11. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    So I was thinking color-wise.. It might be neat to go with a color scheme that is based of a WW2 captured german aircraft or visa-versa.

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  12. SERE Nate

    SERE Nate Been here awhile

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    Love the bike build! I'm wanting to do a similar exhaust. Cant wait to see how this looks when its done....
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  13. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    That "WW2 captured German aircraft" is in fact a North American Mustang fighter with German markings.
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  14. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Your bike is really looking like something special.

    Don't pay any attention to Paul. That's only a Mustang in some books. In others it's a German fighter. :freaky
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  15. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    Yeah the "visa-versa" I mentioned... couldn't actually find a god pic of the captured German version.. My WW2 aircraft knowledge is limited... limited to the fact I can recognize they are aircraft, and thats about it.



    Pic i found while searching horn options.
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  16. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    Does anyone have some experience with adding a keyed ignition on a /5?

    I Have seen an image somewhere but can't find it.. and would like to do it to mine. I just know with my luck the first place I park will be the last I see it with only a button.

    thanks
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  17. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Here's your huckleberry: http://www.rockypointcycle.com/p-bmw8_electrics-9650.html

    It's a bone simple install compared to the prong mounting misery associated with the stock ignition plate.

    <img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6054/6371899277_b7ff958e8b.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="IMG_5394">


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  18. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    Thanks a bunch!

    Also that bike of yours is lookin super nice! Did you run your own wires or is that a OEM harness in there i see?
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  19. blaine.hale

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    Hey Elite, any chance I could get a link to a high res photo of the headlight bucket guts?
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  20. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Just the stock harness, but the levitating connector block at 10 o'clock is from the new keyed ignition kit.

    Thanks! Looks like you're running a cone engineering muffler too? Love mine, but damnÂ… louder than a bear on fire!

    Great work BTW. :nod

    For sure, check your PM

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