OH NO!!! It's Frankinbike Build Thread

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Casejeep, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. F800ekelley

    F800ekelley Adventurer

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    Wow i thought i was cool when i upgraded my tires this bike is awesome great build see u live in flag, do u ever ride down in the valley maybe ill see u on the trails
  2. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    HAHA! No way!
  3. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    How goes the tank?
  4. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Next Tuesday i drive 200 miles to get it welded. $200 and but this places welds gas tanks all the time (most places wont because of liability). If that doesnt work.... find some kind of filler and fill up the whole area inside the tank around the hole. If that doesnt work, It still looks better than my stock plastics which were all crushed.
  5. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    He he..... On another note.... How much does the tank weigh......??
  6. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Well today i drove 300miles to get the tank welded, I was told there was no guaranty they could do it, but I went anyway. They had it for 4 hours and when i came back I found this amazing piece of work!

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-08_17-36-09_123.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-08_17-36-09_123.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    They also reinforced the hole to give it extra strength.

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-08_17-36-15_307.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-08_17-36-15_307.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

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  7. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    How do they think it will hold up? I am just worried that if you drop the bike this will break easy. Will you be modifying crashguards? Or just rolling with it?
  8. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    It looks and feels bulletproof. Im still going to try and make the crash bars fit. im going to hook it all up today. pictures to follow.
  9. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Cool beans! This is a great deal and will be an awesome addition to your bike. I am staying away from the large tank right now, like to be as nimble as possible.

    I really dig that you stuck with this, while we all ran away hiding. :clap
  10. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Cool that you got it fixed Case!

    Dave
  11. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    With the tank all fixed and the paint touched up, time to bolt it in and attach the hoses. I filled the thank up with 2 gallons of gas. I held my breath and flipped the switch. The pump works! But i smell gas so i quickly turn off the pump.

    Shit!
    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_11-43-21_49.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_11-43-21_49.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    I turn on the pump again and try to find out where its coming from.

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_11-44-53_184.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_11-44-53_184.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    The damn vent hose. Just like xpdishun said it would. But since i knew where it was coming from i wanted to see how much would really come out....

    Well the answer is ALOT!
    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_11-45-23_201.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_11-45-23_201.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    But there was a ton of gas making it into the tank.
    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_11-45-03_955.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_11-45-03_955.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    So my new plan is to put a fuel petcock on the vent line, so ill just close it off when im pumping the fuel and leave it open when im riding.

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_11-46-57_517.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_11-46-57_517.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    And the finished product. It came out better than i could have hoped!

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_13-41-14_383.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_13-41-14_383.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>
  12. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Now that i have the tank fully installed, time to size up the Altrider crash bars.

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_13-46-27_282.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_13-46-27_282.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    Only like 3" away from fitting. Im going to bend them out 3" on each side and see where it is. I have high hopes.

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_13-46-54_465.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_13-46-54_465.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>

    There is plenty of clearance for the crossbar support.

    <a href="http://s1262.beta.photobucket.com/user/Case_Frick/media/2013-01-09_13-46-39_39.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii607/Case_Frick/2013-01-09_13-46-39_39.jpg" border="0" alt="Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App"/></a>
  13. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I took her for a ride today. I think she liked it!

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  14. Sohere

    Sohere Adventurer

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    Bike looks great.Looking forward to see the tank with some crashbars!
    Any idea where the previous owner got the rubber pads from that are on tank?
  15. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    No Idea my man. Sorry about that!
  16. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Just got my used xChallange forks in the mail today. Im going to use them to make my forks adjustable, and paired with new springs = Sweet!!

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  17. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    my favorite mod so far!
  18. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    awesome man, can't wait to see how this turns out
  19. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    Single rotor?
  20. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Im only taking a few of the parts from the xChallange forks, the cap and some internal parts.