the project that shouldn't be

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by johnwesley, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. mitt

    mitt Been here awhile

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    looks cool.

    mitt
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  2. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    So we have a swing arm being shipped tomorrow. We're second guessing the whole single shock idea. It may be better to run duals and keep the stress even on the arm and frame. Rick has been a big help with this whole thing and has a few idea's up his sleeve. He is the man when it comes to suspension.


    anyway here is a sneak preview

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    So I am holding off on the coating until I have it mounted and make sure all is well. Looks like I'll be adding a rub block and possible a chain guide. who knows what else maybe some brake cable guides
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  3. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Very Nice ! Looks like he knows where the high stress points are with the added side gussets.

    Looks like we will both be test fitting the arms soon... :freaky
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  4. OhioPT

    OhioPT Adventure Wannabe

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    Lookin' good. It's nice to see a bike conversion done "properly" every once in a while :deal Just get that swingarm done so Rick can finish my custom shock I'm waiting for :D
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  5. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I'm only holding him up about 30 min a week. BTRmoto.com did the arm, Rick has just been tossing out ideas with the shock set up. He does like to blam me on stuff though.:D
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  6. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I have the conversion stem in now it will adapt the yz forks to the Hd neck and use stock bearings. So it is sae to metric conversion. I drew the blue print out and had S&W Machine do the work. Turned out nice

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  7. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    have the forks installed

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    steering stops work well and will give a tight turning radius, better than the KLR
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    A little crinkle paint on the brake center

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    rear sets needed a different brake lever and it is on the way. The pegs need to be lower for a better standing position. lowering brackets seem easy enough to fab though

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    the other side shifter linkage upper half will need a dog leg so that it runs closer to the motor. It gets in the leg space standing

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  8. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    John, the progress on this fantastic! :freaky Those forks will serve their purpose well and the pegs are a nice touch - I'll be putting them on my sporty soon.

    Besides a skid plate, you gonna rig up some engine guards too? It's a long way down from up there :lol3
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  9. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    we'll put engine guards on for sure. I was watching a race video with the sportsters and when they crash they destroy themselves. The foot pegs hang and they flip violently
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  10. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Hey John - Looking good ! I asked Shane at Chainsickle about lowering the pegs and he said he would look into it. Like you said, a bracket add-on or new bracked should be do'able, but need to be careful we dont put too much bending moment on the mounting screws.

    What foot pegs are those ? I need to get a set :freaky
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  11. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    thanks for the complements :D

    I thought about the new force by adding what is basically a lever. It would need to include a stop at the bottom to reduce the bending moment.

    The pegs are joker machine. I got a deal on a used set but still in the orginal package. They are a little pricey new.
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  12. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    the new brake disc showed up today :D

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  13. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    the front is now own for the last time. I have the steering stops fine tuned, replaced the bearings and races. Have the new brakes set up. Just ordered a new front brake line from Rick. The hot set up for the yz250 guys is to run the cr250r front caliper and master, so that is what I have on the sportster as well. Combine that with the 320mm front rotor and she should stop great! :evil

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    I'm heading for tellico plans this weekend for a rally when I get back I should have the swing arm in and hope to have the bike on the ground in a week or so. :D
    depending on the shock issue, I have to confirm the compressed and extended lengths
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  14. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    Another week?!? You're moving way too slow with this! :wink:

    Seen them too...don't want to see all your hard work in pieces again.

    I've heard they fit fine on the stock peg bases, you gonna rig up springs for 'em?
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  15. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    nope no springs and I heard the same thing. They the JM will fit stock peg mounts but only sit right on forwards. The rear sets I have are adjustable for peg angle so the JM pegs work good with them.
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  16. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I got the swing arm in looks awesome. BTR did a great job, I'm impressed. I finally got the shock measurements and should have them ordered by the end of the week. she is really starting to look right.

    the pics are at full extension just to get the extended lengths right. ride heigth should be about 3" less

    the weld looks great

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    has a cool look I think

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    with my lil helper

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  17. Jeff Watts

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    In the last pic, the one with the grandkid, with the rear at full compression, it looks like a more-than-capable hill climber.

    Cool build!
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  18. maxmfp

    maxmfp Dirt wannabe

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    Are the peg mounts made by Storz or did you fab them yourself? I have been looking at putting some on my bike and i know that Storz performance makes some, but i been thinking about making my own.
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  19. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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  20. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    John - That looks awsome ! I would just put short rigid struts instead of shocks and ride it low :evil
    Nice work on the swingarm.

    What mods are you doing on the brake lever to fit the pipe ? Or mod the pipe ?
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