The 12X12 build...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by NortwestRider, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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    Indeed. Excellent idea. I might steal it for my own monstrous creations in the future. >_>
  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Good,I have all this build in my ahead ( along with my next one:evil ) so sometimes it's hard to get it on paper/puter screen !!.
  3. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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    I gotta hand it to you. You just DON'T give up......:clap
  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I will figure this out, come hell or high water!!!.
  5. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I got a full day in the shed today,sick Friday and Saturday.I built my swingarm today.I used 2.5x1.5x120 tube and plated one side with 3x1/4 plate.Next weekend I will build the caliper mount and shock mount.

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  6. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    That should do a great job.
  7. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I hope so, Jay at DMC uses 1.5x1.5x120 so I think this should be flex free.What size did you use for yours??.
  8. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    1x4 solid and it is holding up great. Took it through 12" flowing over a low water crossing and the exhaust sounded awesome. It was only 30 yards wide.
  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    WOW,1x4 solid BETTER work great !!,thats a mans peice of steel !!.:evil
  10. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Looking good Alan. :clap
  11. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Thanks Dave.
    It's comming together,slowly but surely.The big Rally is in the middle of May so it has to be done and sorted by then.Lets see if I can get the best of show award at it this year to??.:clap.Probably not,it might be alittle to
    " Mad Max " for the older folks!!.:evil
  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    So I've made alot of progress.I got the swing arm down and the shock tower done.I hope to have the frame ready to REattach to the bike by Sunday night.
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  13. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    I like them high performance hex spacers to shorten the caliper bolts. It took me a long time to fabricate mine.:rofl:D
  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Just for mock up,allen head ones in my truck at work.Amazing how they were the exact size I needed!!.
  15. Speed Triple

    Speed Triple Adventurer

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    I like the welding table! :clap

    No really, I'm going to have to do something similar.
  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I bought the top of a old welding table for 10 cents a pound and then painted my wooden bench with some old fire proof paint ( pink!!! ) and it works great.
  17. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen MORE COWBELL!!!

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    So you're going to take your allen head caliper bolts out of your work truck to put em on the hack?:ear

    Brilliant!:freaky

    Screw work, ride bikes!:clap
  18. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    My Freightliner doesn't need any stinken brakes !!!!!.I got some bolts at work and there RIDING around in my truck!!.
  19. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Alan I love how you are doin here. Persevering till the dream becomes real. :thumb
    Cheers Bruce
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Thanks
    I'm on a mission to see this thru.I didn't get any work down last night,my grandduaghter was born last night so things are a little crazy here right now.