Adventure Sportster Build AKA Piglet

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Austin hayes, May 28, 2016.

  1. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Got the hydraulic clutch installed and some new grips, took it for test ride. It doesn't drastically reduce clutch pull but it does give it a much more precise feel
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  2. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    One thing, I had a skid plate that helped cover that, come to think of it I still have a skid plate:lol3
  3. AK650

    AK650 Long timer

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    Not to be Captain Obvious, but you definitely want to be sure the bolts aren't too long(especially just barely too long), as you run the risk of bottoming out in the blind hole, and damaging the case.
  4. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Wow! Looking great!
  5. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    That wire clip that was on the hydraulic line was attached to the motor mount bolt. It kept the line close to the bike.
  6. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Started working on the exhaust
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    Made the collector from a 90° bend, exhaust is going to wrap behind the shock and I'm running a lossi reverse cone muffler
  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Lossi (lossa I think) uses cone engineering megaphones/mufflers etc. check cone engineering out might save ya a few bucks.
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  8. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Finished building the collector and tacked everything up. I wasn't quite sure how to go about building a collector, but what I did worked out decent, could be a little smoother finish.
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    I ended up hammering out a piece of straight pipe over a piece of Dom in the bench vise to flare the end. Still need to route the exhaust up and behind the shock to the muffler
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  9. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Welded up the exhaust, just gotta finish grinding some welds and make a mount tab for it
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    It tucks in nice and tight against the bike, and sounds killer. Stoked on how it turned out
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Pipes look great!

    Those gas rear shocks?

    Not a fan of the rear bodywork, but the rest of the bike is kick ass!
  11. Bigeyedfish

    Bigeyedfish Adventurer

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    Gotta admit, I don't know my way around a V-twin very well. Is the exhaust all one piece? Seems like it would be tough to remove with no connections between the cylinders and collector.
  12. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    All one piece, it slides right into the exhaust ports no problem
  13. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Made up a rear exhaust mount
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    Finally figured out how I'm going to keep the chain tensioned
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    Maintains equal chain tension during full suspension travel. The slider is a slide pad from a telescopic crane and and is moly impregnated plastic, it should last quite a while even with the pressure of chain during acceleration. I need to finsh the mount for it still, it's just tacked in place.
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    Stripped it back to the bare frame and painted it
  14. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Interesting solution for the chain slider/tensioner. Curious how it’ll hold up over time. Can’t wait to see it all back together!
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  15. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Put it all back together and started final assembly. Still waiting on a few parts to finish the swing arm and oil tank, frame paint looks like complete shit, solvent pop and flat spots everywhere but I don't have time to do it again right now. It will get powder coated next winter.
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    All of the wiring sits inside of the headlight bucket and any exposed wire is cloth covered, loom is asphalt covered fabric
  16. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    She's done! Shakedown run went well, chain slider is wearing to quickly, ordered some stronger nylatron slider material and I'm going to try skateboard wheels for the roller. Other than that it ran great
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  17. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Wicked. Can’t wait to see it tearing up the Rockies!
  18. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Looks fun



    I ended up with a skate board wheel on mine and it worked well. I tried different slider materials and mounted them flush with the swing arm. A little shaping and you can get them to bend slightly around the swing arm pivot. I believe I settled on delrin for the side. I still have a piec out in the shop. If ya want I can get the specs off of it.
  19. Dino de Laurentiis

    Dino de Laurentiis Working on it

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    I think you have a swingarm geometry issue rather than a slider material problem. Easier said than done, I know, but id say you won’t get around the problem unless you lower the swing arm pivot an inch or so, and mount the slider flush to the swing arm like johnw suggests above. Anti squat would be less extreme as well that way.
  20. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Yep I agree,already planning on that. I've got a spare frame sitting around to experiment with.