CX 650 Custom/ Stupid is as stupid dose ... till it's black and blue

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by waylongway, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    ...let the fun begin! :lurk
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  2. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    :eek1 Still here...The neighbors house burned down the other night.:cry

    I came out of the shop and looked across the hill and it was OMG the house is on fire!!!
    They have 3 little kids and that was the first thing I thought of..Called 911 and ran down the hill, The one little boy was at larrys saying his brother and sister are in the house...
    Run up the hill to find the one little girl 7 coming out of the house witch is on fire! big time by now and try to get her to tell me where the other brother is ...She says she is the only one home.( I'm scared,what about my toys) Grab her run down the hill to larrys.
    Run back up the hill try to get the bull dog to come to me, but she is freaking out and I can hear the sirens now...I just get her to my finger tips and she takes off in the woods....So as the trucks come I spend the next twenty minutes try to get the dog but she takes off...

    Any way every one is fine and the dogs came back...:clap:clap

    Its so sad right before x-mas...Makes you feel so lucky to be doing all this STUPID stuff...:choppa

    Like my band saw that took a crap that I use to cut small stuff..

    I have this 14" craftsman that I bought for wood work that I have tried to get a metal band for ,but they don't make one this big any more and the bands are like 50$ bucks ,,,:hmmmmm

    So I spend the next day finding a band at Lowes 18$ and cut he bottom out of the saw and redrill all the wheel holes to take the shorter band...:deal

    Like lots of things, I should have done this 2 years ago...:fpalm

    The thnig cuts like butter now.See how the wheel hangs down ? .And I can use a miter or tilt the whole table...:D Thanks,Jerry.


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    Much better.....

    Also getting things mocked up trying to get some measurements that make sense.

    Will have more later to night....I'm on vacation ...:clap

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    The wife's bike..:evil

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  3. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Had to finish the left side of the frame careage today so I can move on remember, one is fun two is :puke1

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    backside....


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    front side with bracket done.....


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    Put the swingarm in and line things up...


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    Try to get the wheel base ?/ looks like need to be a little longer than I had hoped...56??:ddog

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    The trees are so flat the the tank needs to be back more...

    Some fantasy mock up, Hey it's a bike...:super Seat height?



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    motor stand works awesome!...:smooch
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    shinyribs and 65matt like this.
  4. duckman44

    duckman44 Living the dream!

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    You are da man!:clap
    Love your work!
    Also a hero we now know!
    Thank you for your efforts dealing with the fire.
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  5. Scubawerx

    Scubawerx Scubawerx

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    Nice job. Thanks for taking us with you.
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  6. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude Supporter

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    This is fun, nice work. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. waylongway

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    No just a guy in a shop...:wave

    Thanks for the company ...:freaky


    This helps to keep me going....:thumb
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  8. waylongway

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    Spent a few hours tonight going over and over the the frame set up ...
    Did not like the little digital angle finder I bought so I took it back and started over...:nod

    I also stopped by waynes and took some readings on a xc500 swing arm to make sure I do not get the drive shaft knuckles too kinked up...:thwak


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    This seems to be around the norm on the honda shaft drives...


    Did some old school checking against my phone app and I have to say,It's pretty dead on... :thumbup


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    I had the main stay at 16* but put it down to 12*to get them lower on the head set...

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    Need to figure the cut out here....:shog

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    Start like this....


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    I have had this mortise machine forever ,I think I used it once...

    Me thinks I found a use for it, with some Jerry .....


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    Quite the high tech set up.......:rofl

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    Thats enough for tonight,we see how it works tomorrow...:deal


    Just you and me and long nights in the shop....Goodnight John boy..


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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    When you give up on trying to notch tubing like that, do some research on bandsaw or chopsaw notching, much easier when you don't have a true tubing notcher.

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  10. waylongway

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    Thanks, Larryboy!
    I have looked at that before and pattern making..I guess I had to try the Stupid way first...:lol3
    It always seems like my band saw wants walk ...

    Cut and grind is always a option...Im still a virgin....:rogue
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  11. waylongway

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    Well,,, you were right Larryboy, the hole saw just burnt up...The tubing is 1/8" and hard. Which is a bummer because that would have been much faster...:zilla

    That"s what I get going for easy button..:bash

    Lets get back on track , the hard way...Cut with band saw and grind..:clap Oh Ya, we love grinding...:clap

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    sage two...


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    More grinding and some file work.Its a hard angle to get just right..

    Hour later...:D
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    One down, one to go.....:war:
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  12. Ironforge

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    http://youtu.be/ekrklfgwkJ0

    A bit late with this video. Cause you already notch the tube. It helps to cope the neck and to notch the tubes to the rest of the frame.
    7:33 notching goes directly on the frame table. Fast and clean.
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  13. Ironforge

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    A bit late with this video. Cause you already notch the tube. It helps to cope the neck and to notch the tubes to the rest of the frame.
    7:33 notching goes directly on the frame table. Fast and clean.
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  14. waylongway

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    Thanks for the input!...

    I have watched that one before...The thing with all those chopper frame/jig set ups is they have down tubes to tie in the center line and a jig that they have made lots of frames in and have pre determined dimensions that they know work.....:deal


    With one stay and the motor for the rest, and a one time frame jig ,Its like you are trying to pull all this out of mid air. With nothing really to go off of ???

    Oh ya, and a cut up rear frame w no down tubes with a swing arm that was never meant to go on this bike....:loco

    As my wife says...for you it would be soooo easy....:poser


    Christmas loot!!

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    Be Well.....
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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I'd like to see his scrap tubing bin. :deal

    It's ok to ruin a few tubes when you do a ton of work, but on a one off you'd best get it right and not throw money/tubing away.

    Merry Christmas!!
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  16. waylongway

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    :whip More on getting things right, No wasting tubing...:nono

    Trying to get the angle right I went to 15* so we need to adjust.

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    Need the frame up more to have more under the tank for things..:evil


    For some reason I really want to use this mortise machine so I rigged up a new jerry set up...

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    This sander chuck is perfect but the learning curve on the right sand paper and jig set up took a hour ...:cromag

    I finally cut up some of my other belt sander belts and that was the trick...:wink:

    Sand,sand, sand..Check...Sand,sand,sand...


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    Some live action ....

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    Much better and easier..:doh


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    How about now....We will come back later and put a chamfer on this...:wink:

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    Now need to cut off the end for sec.#2...


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    This will work out later...:jjen

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    Now.... lets Play with some patterns ....:clap


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    This should get me close with not too much guess work.....:huh


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    Hey that was fun, God I love this stupid shit....:freaky


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  17. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Your frame jig is stupid cool.
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  18. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    You speaka the language ...Yes?.... :thumb
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  19. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Was just reading a notching thread on another forum and somebody mentioned using paper towel rolls and tp rolls for mockup notching, brilliant idea!!
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  20. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    No habla por geometry, but you ain't messin' around. And that fish mouth looks great.

    What are you planning for the exhaust? Something stupid, I hope.