How I copied everyone else's Sportster ADV build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by CopyCat, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    HA!!!!!! Nice catch, Loctite is a friend....use it
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    weight reduction ? to make up for the R/R cover...
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    On a solid mount sportster, blue loc-tite on everything.
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    And safety wire where you can!:D
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  5. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    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.
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  6. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    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 ?
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  7. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    You eagle eyed guys, I swear. Stop noticing stuff:dirtdogIts welded along the bottom.
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  8. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    But that's not the load path...
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  9. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    Nonsense...Thats all voodoo and black magic.:imaposer Its all fun and games till it gives way and I hurt myself, then its fookin hilarious!
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  10. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    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...
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  11. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    Oh OK then. I guess I can't use the excuse anymore that I don't have the time
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    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!!!!
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  13. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    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:
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    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.
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    The bars came out great! :thumb
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    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    You fabbed them up? Very nice work!
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  16. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    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?
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    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)
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    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    They came out great.