Mp850

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by roamer, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    The frame material arrived in a big tube.
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    Stearing head bearing cup boss.
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    Steering head weld jig.
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    The start of the frame.
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  2. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Details man we need details:huh

    That's a helluva tease. And I'm envious of your welding turntable:D
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  3. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    The plan is an 848 motor, a naked with minimal body panels like a Superduke, a CroMoly frame, a lot of machined components instead of castings, a smidgen of CF and a very comfortable seating position, like a Multistrada.

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  4. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Electric?
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  5. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    Ducati
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  6. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Diggit:evil
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  7. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Looks cool. I'm in. :lurk
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  8. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    IN! :clap
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  9. OaklandStrom

    OaklandStrom Long timer

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    Sounds much better than the vision I had of a Duc motor in a Piaggio MP3. :lol3
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  10. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Ooooh nice start, sounds and looks like this is gonna be a hell of a sexy bike :D
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  11. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Cool

    Are you thinking scrambler or sumo?

    What wheel sizes?
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  12. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    A naked canyon carving tool. It will have 17" Carrozzeria wheels.

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  13. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Jeez you couldn't even spring for the BST carbons? Cheap bastard...:D
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  14. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    I demand MOAR!
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  15. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    A couple more tubes in place..

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    Getting started on some swingarm components.

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  16. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    Doing the layout for the swingarm fixture.

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  17. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Impressive!
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  18. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    I'm more impressed by the tools you've got at your disposal. Holeee-crap! I didn't think the Z-axis way covers looked like Haas but, now I'm going to guess VF-4. Nice 3D taster which says nothing about all the fixture plates. Most people have no idea what you've got tied up there but, I do. Wow!
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  19. roamer

    roamer Been here awhile

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    That's a VF2. The tooling often takes more time than the part I'm making.

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  20. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    If I spent more time in my VF-2, I'd recognize the damn table and way covers. Yeah, the setup and tooling are what people never see.
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