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. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    Whadaya mean grind?

    If it is within 1/4 inch, use the gap rod !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don
  2. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    You the man larryboy!..:thumb That is one of those instant ,:doh Why didn't I think of that?...:fpalm



    A inmate told me about this starter kit...
    http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/yamah...inch-diameter.html?utm_source=google_shopping

    We will see??.....


    Ahh... porosity??:dunno

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-n51O3h6o
  3. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Had to drive the wife to her annual 50% off x-mas crack run, As her idea on a vacation is having carpal tunnel surgery done...:rofl


    Hey I need thase...

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    I could make some but why?? We know these fit....:1drink

    Extraction...

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    All cleaned up....:D

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    Now,,,About larryboy's brilliant Tube idea....Got me thinking that you can make any tube size with some craft paper??

    This is really ruff but I just wanted to try this new trick (love those)...:clap


    Insta tube..

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    pattern check....


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    I looked at a pattern maker down load before but I'm out of ink again!! :cry.
    But it looked something like this...


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    Now it's easy :doh to cut and adjust the pattern....:wink:

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    Thanks ! Larryboy :rilla

    One more look....

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    Me thinks me needs to go for a ride and see some old friends....


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    No grinding.:beer
  4. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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  5. rodteague

    rodteague Enjoying the ride

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    Very impressive; I would re-examine your front rake. Looks a little steep to me. This bike is begin' for a little more rake to lengthen the wheel base a little. What is your current head angle BTW? If I missed it, my apologies:D

    Best regards

    Rod
  6. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Thanks, Rod!

    It looks smaller and tighter in the picture for some reason.??

    24* rake 56" +or- WB with about 39" from grip to seat back.....I could push it to 57"

    I went off a 06 R1 54.5 ....:huh

    My guzzi is a 27* with a 58" WB, It kinda feels like a freight train ...:yikes

    I would like to actually ride this one around town, Maybe cause some wrecks...:rofl

    I hope you guys went riding today!!! Dose a stupid GOOD....:clap

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    250 miles but my friends got tired of hanging around...??

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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I do dirt bikes at 25°, it looks good to me, but I've had a Buell with 22° of rake and 54" of wheel base.

    :beer
  8. waylongway

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    Dam, I thought those Buells always looked snubby...

    The new R1 wheelbase is almost half of an inch longer than last year’s, at 55.7 inches.

    I think 56" sounds good ....:thumb

    We will play with some patterns tomorrow, maybe get something taced up for real !!!!..:thwak
  9. waylongway

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    OK, grab a beer or some coffee ,This is going to take a bit,,

    We start with the new tube patten....:deal

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    Then we transfer oid pattern and start to cut...


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    We find the centers both ways ,so now we can fold both ways and make each side the same... Freakin brilliant....:clap

    Then I get even smarter and use the sander....:wink:

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    This was like the 2nd try I think......:D


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    Little more in the back...


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    A few more tweaks and we have this....

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    Transfer to tube....

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    Fricken,, AAAAA...


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    Broke down and bought a good band saw blade...$53.


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    Much better w/the 3/4 wide.....

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    Cuts the pipe no prob, First:huh pass....


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    Hit it with the grinder..:clap And the cut wheel...


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    Like I said first try!!....:wings



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    Little tight still...Better then loose....:viking


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    We SLOWLY grind and use the mortis sander.....:1drink


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    Things are going good then the on/off on the sander falls apart#$%&*@@#

    So we jerry it and back to work....

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    And this is a hard angle....


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    Better....:evil

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    Bad picture...? But we sand the canfer back and inside of pipe as per pipe welding...


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    Forks off, and use the cones and true rod to set things as they were ...24* and 15* dead center....


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    Bad light again but we sand all the parts clean and looks like this....:eek1


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    Pull things together,Check ,Check ,Check......all good...:thumb

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    Put some tacs all round...Its hard to get in there but we take your time and get propped up on each one with whatever we can find...

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    Remember ,we are not to worried about the back right now... we will work our way back....

    Take it all back apart to weld the rest...Tomorrow, That was all day...:norton


    My first born....:raabia This will get boxed up too, for the motor mounts...


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  10. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Question on the brace:

    The rear section where it connects onto the backbone--are you going to start your weld towards the steering head or the rear of the tubing?

    In other (easier) words, left to right, or right to left as shown in your picture.
  11. waylongway

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    Left to right.. back and forth ? Yes? :ear Center motor, then frame carriage...As that will need to be lengthened on one side to keep things in line ...If that makes sense ?
  12. Chris K

    Chris K Been here awhile

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    As someone who struggles to assemble IKEA furniture, I'm really enjoying this.

    :freaky
  13. waylongway

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    I think we are all challenged here...:webers

    Off to wayne's to see about a gas tank vent and more sanding discs ....Oh boy..:clap
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    I'm all in. Suscribed, I should say.
  15. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo Nomad

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    I was dubious about the plans at the start but now I am wholeheartedly cheering you on and following this after seeing your work. :clap
  16. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Welcome aboard the SPECIAL bus.....:lol3

    Stay tuned for a new update at six...:deal
  17. Scubawerx

    Scubawerx Scubawerx

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    Your patience is admirable, as this project will be in the end. Thanks for setting a good example during fabrication/mock-up. Good Job!
  18. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    To not go bonkers, we divert to a little side trip to wayne's and parts for the gas tank I have been thinking about..

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    Every body say hi to wayne and his wife...:wave


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    This was sitting inside...:evil

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    Me wants it!!

    HO, looky here...:eek1

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    What we are after....

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    Wayne say take it ,,He's awesome!!...

    Stop at the weld store....flapper disks and silicon bronze rod 35$ more....:cry
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    Cutting....For all of you that wondered what the inside of a gixer tank looks like??...

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    What we are after...Oh dear...Think some water got in here??...


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    Bits that we may need....:wink:

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    Will go here....

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    I know some of you are saying it would be Stupid to cut up that nice tank....:lol3


    Now we left off here last night.....

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    As you can see this side ended up w/a big gap that I did not see till it was like F it...

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    Thats what the bronze is for...First one too hot....:annie

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    Turn it down a bit...better..

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    And so it goes ,inch or so at a time one side then the other ...Let it cool down ...More inches....


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    Like I said.... I'm no welder, we do the best we can...
    Prop things up to get the right angle...Hey remember the cones?
    I knew those would come in handy....:clap:clap



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    The key is to get the right position....Old computers are good for something...

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    We work our way round inch or so at a time,one side then the other....

    Cool down....Again....

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    get things all welded up ,A little sand ,grind...:clap

    Slap things back together with out really trying and holy crap ...:pope Its dead on....:freaky

    I told you the sandblaster sacrifice would pay off!!!:clap

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    Now we move to the motor mounts...Get things in place....

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    make the marks....This is EXCITING !! WE are moving now....:rilla

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    the mounts that we cut out of the old frame.....

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    Small holes , then bigger ones....


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    After almost breaking my wrist twenty times w/the drill because when it grabs you can not let off the trigger....:fishie If you know what thats like...

    Helps to go backwards....:1drink

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    I thought the bottom hole would be a bugger ....but not to bad,As you can see.....

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    One more,,,

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    The rest will be done w/the rotozip and carbide tip...That just quit working......:hack: :fpalm Really?
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  19. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    you cant stop here, come on we have to atleast see the mount finished. Use a hand file :D
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  20. jon_b

    jon_b Been here awhile

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    That's....heaven.

    You're insane, please don't stop.