Learning something new on a twice barn-found beater

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by dorkpunch, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Thanks! Playing hookey (sorta... long story) today, after I get some chores done I'm going to try my hand at sewing a seat cover... :huh
  2. dorkpunch

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    Whew. Add sewing to the list of things that I'm not all that great at... :lol3

    Lets see what I can do with all of this crap.

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    Today's helper: Slinky.

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    Measurin an markin:

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    Turns out sewing zig zags are a little tricky. Meh. Good enough for now.

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    Really tricky getting the ends on.

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    Fitting it up.

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    Add some bling.

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    Done for now.

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    Turned out about how I envisioned it, which I *think* is a good thing. Still need to figure out a hinge for the cover on the back, the tail light, and some sort of mount to attach the whole shootin' match to the bike. I've got a pretty good idea how to do it, just need to DO it. The sleeping pad cushion is surprisingly comfortable too!
  3. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    FYI- I requested that the thread be renamed and moved- I think its a better fit now for this section... If anyone is interested, I added a poop load of writing / story about the history of this bike- It was my first ever bike, found in a barn, and drug home when I was maybe 15?. Enjoy.
  4. DRjoe

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    great project.
    Your being a bit hard on yourself with your welding.
    Not easy to but weld thin ally sheet
  5. dorkpunch

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    I know... I just want it to look GOOD.

    Probably the last bit of stuff I'll get done on it for a week or two, as another project FINALLY showed up. :deal You can read more about that here if you want: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854167

    Fabbed up some brackets for the seat.

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    Made some rubber mounts out of stoppers to absorb some of the vibes...

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    And made a little side cover to kind of tie in the tank and seat. Not sure it will stay, have a few other ideas in mind as well, but this is what I've got for now.

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    Its just sitting in there loose in the last pic. I will probably have to remake it when I get the tank finished to make it match the lines.
  6. dorkpunch

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    Yes, I'm still being distracted by my 3D printer. But hey, it sort of relates to this bike!


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    Looks almost like the real thing!

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  7. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Hi dorkpunch,

    I've got a similar 66 yj-2.
    And I've been thinking 3d printing might be a good way to remake the intake snorkel joint from the case to the air filter.

    There a few on eBay, but re-popping them the traditional way is going to cost like $400.

    I'm wondering if 3d printing could print in Pliable rubber format?

    Thoughts or ideas?
  8. dorkpunch

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    You mean the rubber piece that starts out square over the top of the carb and goes up to the round metal can where the air filter is?

    That would be a tough shape, but I think it would be possible to print. However, I don't thing it would be useable unless you have a printer that can print with something soft / rubber like. I can only print in ABS or PLA, both of which are a pretty stiff plastic. Not to mention it would be obvious that it's not original... so if you were going to to that route why not just buy one from a junkyard to begin with? WWWAAYYY cheaper and you're also not out 30 hours of design time and 6 hours of print time...

    Just my .02.

    I am still working on the bike, got a bit more done on the seat and made a bracket to mount the tail light up. Pics probably next week.
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    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Yes that's the piece.
    Well, the reason is that, even n.o.s., the rubber is slightly crispy. Not stretchy like new rubber
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    Give it a slow boil in oil of wintergreen.
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    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    I did a recast in urethane if anyone needs one.

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    dorkpunch or anyone else out there. I'm a taller guy and was thinking of picking one of these up (80cc) to tool around when my wife rides her scooter. I know I'd fit and would look stupid-looking on the thing. Think it would be worth it / how small is it for a guy who's 6'5 to fit on. I have long legs / regular lenth torso...

    thanks
  13. dorkpunch

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    I'm 6'6", and with the cafe bars, it's a tad uncomfortable. I'm hoping the rearsets I built will help with that. I don't think its the kind of bike youre going to want to put more than 50 miles on at a time anyways, so I'd say go for it. Small bikes are more funner-er anyways!

    You WILL look stupid funny though. Case in point- one day my phone dings with a picture text. It is a picture, of me, on my bike, taken from a truck as it passes me. I look like a bear on a bicycle. Turns out, this guy saw me and thought it looked pretty funny. He worked with a fellow that's 6'8" and likes bikes too, who turned out to be my BROTHER. My brother gave him my cell number and he texted it to me. Wish my phone hadn't died and I still had the pic. :cry

    Meijer- those are AWESOME! How much do you want for one?!
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    p.s.- here's a pic from several pages back. This is what 6'6" looks like on one of these. :D

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    awesome, thank you! I think the plan is I'll go pick it up tonight with luck!
  17. dorkpunch

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    Look! I actually did something on this poor bike!

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    Finally got around to mounting the tail light.

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    Still need to figure out how to clean up the back edges of the speed bump, and install the cover thingy. That'll have to be cut down a bit to fit in behind the seat.

    Also got another big chunk of aluminum to turn into scrap.

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