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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Pezz_gs, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Ok . . . . . I had better fess up I suppose . . . . :hmmmmm

    There is movement at the Skunkworks :augie

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  2. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    I see the ADVespa is coming along nicely!
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  3. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    Skunkworks is looking rather tidy Pezz!

    I'm thinking a swingarm stretch is in the works?

    And whats attached to the back wheel on the left there mate?
  4. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    So you saw I have Husqvarna forks on my KLE and you just had to copy me...
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  5. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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  6. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Hi Dave :wave

    Definitely a 100-110mm stretch is in the works. Just have to fit the DR200 front end to get the correct length. Will be running a DR200 rear wheel

    Not the Husky forks as I may have upset @tHEtREV :fpalm Actually they are way too long for this build :norton

    Let me tell you about that bike below :augie

    Before I started Scrapheap, about 12 years ago, a few mates and I had a $200 challenge. (Sound familiar :ear) To build a pushbike with a motor to race around a farm paddock. I had a tasty Victa 170 motor lined up (which is still in the shed) and was going to shove it into the Stingray Chopper frame with a couple of v-belts as a clutch. Unfortunatley one of the boys just purchased a china 66cc M-box kit, blew his budget and the race never happened. . . .

    But that was what morphed into Scrapheap.

    Stingray is going up on Gumtree this weekend. running out of room in the Skunkworks :hmmmmm

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  7. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Tossed up whether i should put this in the joke thread or here....

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  8. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    Hey @Pezz_gs :wave

    Ahh - I do remember the story about the beginnings of Scrapheap - but I didn't remember the Stingray - Cool Bike.

    I thought the long Husky forks were the go for that bike this year though - Isn't it the year of the Phat Wheeled Chopper?

    Otherwise ... I know a 'bloke' whose got lots of experience with very tall suspended bikes with very short swingarms - he's a legend & should be able to get you sorted in no time!! :wings

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  9. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    This is a rather tasty T500

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  10. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Discuss........

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  11. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Creative engineering...........love it!!!:clap
    Ive converted a couple of drums to discs,I weld a mount on the lower fork leg
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  12. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    TT250 from the Snowies Scrapheap
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  13. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Ah yes but you're showing some proper welding talent there. I like the way the chap in my pic has made the caliper mount a bolt on affair. Proper bodging that is
  14. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    He used high tensile bolts, what's the problem?
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  15. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Edit:
    Think the calliper on the back of the fork leg would make much more sense.

    Don’t like the single bolt clamp on the top of the bracket...

    Much simpler solution than the mechanical antidive on Reg

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  16. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    + 1 Pezz's comment.
    The curved 'support panel' on the front of the leg isn't doing anything to support the lower fork leg.
    All the brake pressure would be focused on the area between the two bolts - potential failure??

    If the curved support area had been at the back of the fork leg with the brake mounted on the front I think it would have been better.
  17. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Ok @OldDog, it seems the consensus is you should cut that off your scrapper and start again. . . . :imaposer
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  18. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    :( everyones a critic hey mate. Best damn weld ive ever managed too!
  19. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    So chaps, working on a scrapper that has a stock 41mm road bike front end which im planning to swap over to a 41mm dirt bike front using the road bike yokes. Im thinking off a xr250 maybe? Anyway, im after dimensions eg length, fork spacing etc, anyone using 41mm forks?

    Cheers
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  20. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Here's a list of candidates just need length & spacings now.

    At least make a short list of what's available.

    Cheers
    Dave
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    41 Honda CR-250R (81)
    41 Honda XR-250L (91-96)
    41 Honda XR-250R (86-89)
    41 Honda XR-250R (90-04)
    41 Honda XR-350R (83)
    41 Honda XR-350R (84)
    41 Honda XR-350R (85)

    41 Kawasaki KX-125 B1 (82)
    41 Kawasaki KX-125 H1 (90)
    41 Kawasaki KDX-200E5-E6 (93-94)
    41 Kawasaki KX-250H1 (90)
    41 Kawasaki KXT-250B1 (86)

    41 Suzuki RM-125 L (90)
    41 Suzuki RM-125 L (90)
    41 Suzuki RM-250 K/L (89-90)
    41 Suzuki RM-250 K/L (89-90)
    41 Suzuki RMX-250 K/L (89-90)
    41 Suzuki RMX-250 K/L (89-90)
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