Camp F*ck n F*ck rat-rig assembly

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MotoJ, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Whilst I'd been splattering paint, Tom had taken it upon himself to fashion and weld on a top clamp to the subframe, now giving it a fourth point of attachment where it needed it most. He also made a bolt on stretcher between the frame backs above the battery, to distribute stress across the bike.

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    He also turned a dandy new footpeg. The stock had to be taken off when we fit the subframe.
    The new one is bolted through an eyelet on the subframe.
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    Now we were all set to start mounting the finished frame. We levered in the shock and mounted the wheel.
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    Finally we set the tub in place just to see what she looked like...
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  2. davide

    davide Been here awhile

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    Friggin' awesome. Nice work, looking fwd to seeing pics of the rig on the road...
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  3. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    So, everything seems to fit together OK, let's tighten some bolts, strap on the tub, and take 'er for a spin...

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    I sure as hell wasn't going to get on that thing! I've never driven a rig before, so I let Tom be test pilot...


    (problems with video link from Photobucket here- any suggestions?)

    Sounds good! Now we have to wire it, mount the fender and lights, and start the road testing...
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  4. Ryushin Kan

    Ryushin Kan kancho

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    Amazing, great build - now rip the engine outa that porsche and stuff it in the bike!!!!:clap
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  5. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Great job man!
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  6. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Not quite done yet. Those last two pics bring everything up to present. I'll post more and hopefully a video once all the finishing touches are complete.

    Cheers!:freaky
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  7. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Amazing, great build - now rip the engine outa that porsche and stuff it in the bike!!!!:clap

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    Here's a 1967 912 motor waiting to get shoe-horned into somethin'!
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  8. bereahorn

    bereahorn Long timer

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    :lurk
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  9. RevChris

    RevChris Merchant of Chaos

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    MotoJ,
    Just saw your bike over at Tom's place, and he told me about this thread. It looks awesome, you guys have done some great work. Bringing it to Peter's for first Thursday?
    Cheers,
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  10. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Thanks for the compliment!

    Hadn't thought about Pete's- that could be cool. Not sure I'll be ready to negotiate Fell's Point so soon, though.
    I just drove it for the first time last weekend, up and down the alley. First time driving a hack. I plan on finding a nice big parking lot and practicing a LOT before I get into any traffic.

    Mods vs Rockers is this Saturday in Essex, too. That would be a good destination for a first voyage, but again, not enough seat time yet.

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  11. Ryushin Kan

    Ryushin Kan kancho

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    Put the Porsche engine in the chair - great ballast, no worries!:rofl
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  12. RevChris

    RevChris Merchant of Chaos

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    You may get a shot at Mods vs. Rockers. They rescheduled to Sept. 10 due to impending hurricane.
    http://www.charmcitymodsvsrockers.com/

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  13. Bunny Wigglesworth

    Bunny Wigglesworth Long timer

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    MotoJ, I live in South Baltimore. Where is Tom's shop?
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  14. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Pre-hurricane update:

    Fender and bumper are on. Lights are on and operational. Sidecar step shined up, clear-coated, and installed. A lengthier shakedown criuse revealed some headshake, so we're going to fit a VW steering damper I got off EBay. I think I'm going to go with a solo seat, so the pan will get cut and the foam reshaped and the cover "tailored" and screwed to the bottom. Tom has a cool old rack we'll make fit. Finally, some driving lights for the car, and then it's time for me to learn to drive it!

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  15. cdf

    cdf Adventurer

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    Great thread!!! I am inspired and this is far more interesting than signing loan papers on a new UralÂ…
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  16. Goggles Paisano

    Goggles Paisano La Muerte Peluda

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    Sweet looking rig. I'd love something like that fior myself when I eventually get around to sidecar action.
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  17. mb8

    mb8 One planet, no option.

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    Great thread, I'm in. :clap

    Looking forward to your first ride impressions.
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  18. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Really nice rig, interesting build.


    I live a little further west in Maryland, maybe I'll get to see that in person some day.
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  19. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    Sweet rig. If I ever was to build a Beemer-hack, it would look just like it.

    Cheers,
    Greg
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  20. sati8d

    sati8d REALLY?? Eh! Oh! ca va pas non??? Supporter

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    I loved the process of the project and I really like the shop! Porches and bikes galore! cool.
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