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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MILLENNIUM FALCON, Sep 30, 2012.
I 2nd that!!!
Yer running out of winter, though. Didn't it end like two weeks ago?
It is still in the 20's at night so I still consider that winter. There is still snow/ice on all the mt. roads. I should be done soon. I will need some warmer weather for painting the tub. My make shift paint booth doesn't hold the heat very well. The fender is ready to paint, so all I need to do is fix the dents/holes in the tub and prep it for paint. Yea!! my least favorite part of projects.....bodywork!!
You did a hell of a job on the bike, I followed religiously, it came out great. I'm just waiting to see what you come up with on this!
I love the old dirtbikes, it's nice to see someone save one instead of throwing it out. GREAT JOB!!
I am trying to decide what paint scheme to go with. I have blue and silver paint left from the bike that I plan on using. I am trying to decide if I should go with a matching scheme or I also thought about going with a blue and silver camo pattern or something weird. I also thought about just painting the tub all silver so that If I ever mounted it on a different bike it would have a good chance of not clashing. Any thoughts?
i got my stuff back in the mail today
the bike looks great
I just finished my fender. It still needs paint but you get the idea.....
Thanks zipper! how was your trip? Hey, I wanted to ask you.....what did you do to the triple clamps on you Honda to reduce the trail? Thanks!
awesome trip didnt want to come home
as for the trees
i bought a set on ebay and made a fixture to mount them in
i cut the bottom around the stem moved the jig out 5 degrees and re welded it
on the top i mounted it in the mill upside down at 5 degrees and milled it off flat also over board the center hole so it can be tightened down
i have pics and can talk you through it
way better than spending 600.00 bucks and it is an awesome upgrade for not much cash
Sounds good! That is something I might be interested in doing that. I want to build leading links but I also really want to start riding, so I might save that project for the end of riding season.
Wow MF that brake setup brought a smile to my face.Nicely done mate
thank you Andrew. ill let you know how it works.
Paint is done!! as soon as it cures it will be ready to mount. It is looking good. As soon as my dad can come over and give me a hand ill bolt it up and take some pictures.
i road mine today
glad your almost done
Me too! How is yours working for you?
Well here she is in all her glory..haha. I rode it a little last night but it needs some adjustments. I don't know what i did when I put it back together after paint but now it pulls to the right and has a bad wobble. It didn't do that before so I must have not put it back together with the same setup. I think I need to play with the lean out and toe in.
man that looks really good
you should be proud of your self
always one step ahead of me
The setup should be a piece of cake for ya, keep us poSTed. (Wonder if the weight of the pain would be enuff to throw things off? Nah. )
We saw many, many hacks in Cam and Thai a couple months ago hauling outrageous loads. Those folks seem to have the process down pretty good.
I bet the paint is too heavy. ahahaha! I actually think I figured out what the problem is. I adjusted the toe in when I reassembled it. In doing this I moved the sidecar farther away from the bike without adjusting my struts. This gave me a bunch of lean-in instead of lean-out. This is just my theory. Does that sound like a possibility.
Thanks man. I may appear be one step ahead of you but you are on the top floor, and I'm just leaving the basement.