Not your Typical Harley Softail

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Bevelheadmhr, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Bevelheadmhr

    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    In the meantime, my mini sub project to make a replica swingarm in alloy is making slow progress....

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    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    The alloy swing arm is progressing surprisingly well (touch wood).... 15 hours of machining so far, and this is how its looking.

    Harley parts aren't known for being lightweight, and sure enough the original swing arm of my aftermarket chassis weighs a hefty 34lbs. My target is to half that with this new alloy copy, so far with all components it weighs 20lbs, but there's still a pound or two to lose, so the target is possible. 17lbs is still a boat anchor in sports bike terms but its better than 34lbs.

    Note the 'V' shaped grooves machined into the arm where two pieces are bolted together. This is where its going to be welded, as the groove allows for a neater stronger weld.

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    You may wish to visit the ecosse site. http://ecossemoto.com/ definitely motorcycle porn.
    For a small fortune, you too, can have a titanium frame, ohlins goodies and etc, on your Harley with a Patrick Racing engine.
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    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    I've seen those before, doubt they've sold many. I prefer the French Avinton models..

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    Nice!
    But, not so sure about the draw through system
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    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    I think the turbo is a one off, I didn't see it offered on their website.
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    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    The new electrics are now all done, must say I'm impressed with the Moto Gadget components, despite the expense. The workshop charged me £1065 for the work, though more than £600 was for parts, which isn't too bad. With the changes to the swing arm (£140 for welding and powder coating) and another £140 for the new Speedo/tacho, in total all the mods came in at £1445, which is a bit less than I expected.

    Now just waiting for the spring to arrive to get some miles under its wheels. In the meantime my never ending Guzzi project is going to have the same Moto Gadget M Unit and switchgear fitted soon.

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    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    The alloy swing arm is making good progress, with the adjuster slots now milled into the two spars, and some weight lost by milling out the inside of those spars. Next is to make the axle adjusters, then the various pieces which are just bolted together can be welded together. A quick guestimate says it should end up weighing a bit less than half the steel original (17 lbs Vs 34lbs)

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