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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by CopyCat, Aug 31, 2019.
HA!!!!!! Nice catch, Loctite is a friend....use it
weight reduction ? to make up for the R/R cover...
On a solid mount sportster, blue loc-tite on everything.
And safety wire where you can!
Problem: Folding brake tip too short and too slippery to inspire confidence in stabbing for the brake in an awkward situation. I did what a good CopyCat would do.....copy @jdrocks idea of using a much larger brake tip. He uses a small footpeg but that's too big for me. Some mill time and used the folding mechanism from the old peg and presto!!!! 1" longer, 1" wider and vicious teeth for a sure grip. It folds very nicely so maybe it won't break the lever.
That extra weight is going to negate the weight savings of leaving the skid plate bolt out.
Nicely done, looks like it'll do the trick, but...is there a weld missing on that stand ?
You eagle eyed guys, I swear. Stop noticing stuffIts welded along the bottom.
But that's not the load path...
Nonsense...Thats all voodoo and black magic. Its all fun and games till it gives way and I hurt myself, then its fookin hilarious!
Pictures when it does...though I hope it doesn't. Just a spot weld would make me feel better for your well being. Pretty please...
Oh OK then. I guess I can't use the excuse anymore that I don't have the time
Problem: Where I mostly ride has lots of trees. Trees fall across my trail often enough to justify carrying a folding saw. Last year I lost two due to poor mounting systems. I contacted @Ginger Beard as he does some custom sewing. I explained my needs and he agreed to modify a Motopossum tent pole bag to fit the saw. It has a molle system on one side for straps and I can fit it discreetly between my rack and the rear fender. It has a nice roll-over closure like a waterproof bag. It arrived and i was impressed with the quality of workmanship. First rate!!!!! And I thought reasonably priced. Gonna work great!!!!
Been at this one for awhile now. Problem: I fall down ( a lot). The carb and air cleaner stick out like a wart on the right side, and it looks like it could easily be damaged. I have always loved the Carducci sportster bar, so as opposed to my normal copy process, I asked @JimmyTheHog for permission to copy him which he graciously granted and sent me this:
I found out that the smallest radius dies I could find for bending were 3". I bent up some bends and couldnt get the darn mount around my exhaust pipe and still have 2 bends without sticking out needlessly long and found that because I moved my air cleaner forward 2" a bar would prevent me from removing the air cleaner. I remade the lower mount to sit ON the frame rather than over the downtubes then had to use 45 degree bends to get the angle right.
The bars came out great!
You fabbed them up? Very nice work!
Where did you get the donor foot peg?
Wow, those came out great. Where did you get the tubing and what bender are you using?
I guess i wasnt clear on the brake thing. I had a small folding tip already and that is the spring mechanism I used. JDrocks used an unknown donor peg as a tip. I went to local bone yard and they wanted WAY too much money for mashed ugly pegs, so I had one made. The tubing and bender were donated by a friend, I do know its some sort of high zoot 7/8" tubing. (He builds racing bicycle frames)
They came out great.