My "Sportstour" creation

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by c1skout, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Daddyo

    Daddyo Been here awhile

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    Here's a few from when I first got it mounted. Maybe. If it pics load.

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  2. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Looks good! Did you ever bother to color-match it?
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  3. Daddyo

    Daddyo Been here awhile

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    Not yet : )

    But I did put on a set of black bags, so it "almost" looks intentional.
    It's a daily driver, and I ride year round so it's hard to tear down and paint. Some day.
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  4. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    I hear ya on the someday.
    I haven't made much progress lately, real life's been in the way. I Went to the Harrisburg swapmeet today but didn't find anything I was looking for, picked up a pair of footpegs to make a "set" of 4. At least it wasn't a wash.
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  5. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Let me know what ya might need. I have some spare sporty parts.

    The build is looking good, interested in the final results.
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  6. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Thanks for the offer! I've got a shifter on the way so I don't need one of those now (unless I get the wrong one). I'm hoping to find someone local who wants to trade a 19" cast front wheel for my 21" laced, but so far that's been a bust. Shoot me a PM with what you have, might be something I need that I'm not thinking of.
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  7. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    To much to list. As you build it if something comes up just let me know. I really like the looks so far
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  8. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    I measured the factory sissybar, 9/16" square stock. Nobody in town carries 9/16" square stock! I figured I can turn 5/8" round into 9/16" square easy enough! I found an old tire-iron hiding in a corner of the barn and decided the angle looked close enough, so I used that as a pattern as I heated and bent my new 5/8" round stock.
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    I cut that piece to length and made another to match. Then I made some sharpie marks on them and started grinding to make the round peg fit the square hole.
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    I could have done some trial fitting while whittling these down.... but that didn't occur to me at the time. Taking them down to 9/16" made for a slightly loose fit in the side brackets. With the fitting completed I marked them for the mount bolts and tapped them 1/4" fine thread just like the originals.

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    I looked at the other bikes in the barn and the luggage racks were all placed about even with the top of the passenger seat, so that's what I was shooting for, but now I think I might make it an inch or so lower. The top boxes I'm looking at seem to mount onto a plate that gets bolted to the luggage rack, so I may make the rack even lower so the box isn't as high when it's all put together.

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    I dropped them down a bit more from here.... but I'll go more yet. I'm planning on the rack ending up 8" wide by 10" long.
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  9. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Here's my layout for the rack. Those crossbars are 1/2" square tube spaced an inch apart. Does that look too busy? I may start welding it up later today.
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    I plan to make the crossbars flush with the top of the 3/4" flat steel, then set the whole contraption onto the top of the 5/8" round stock for final assembly.

    I got my new used shifter. It had some road rash.
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    I took the chrome corncob peg off and installed my rubber peg in the opposite side, I guess my replacement might have come from something with forward controls? Anyhow it's on now!
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    I put my matching pegs on the rear too.
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    That's it for now. I'm gonna go try to cut some grass before the snow comes tomorrow.
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  10. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    I sent you a PM, or conversation thing.
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  11. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    I got some more time in the barn this afternoon. I had glued some cuts of innertube onto my frame where the seat lift will ride against it. I used some sacrificial zip-ties to hold the tube while the adhesive set.

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    I decided on 1 1/2" spacing between the crossbars for my rack and started welding it together. I clamped it to a piece of heavy plate steel while welding to keep it from getting all crooked, worked pretty well. I also cut down the vertical support rods another 1 1/4", that saved me drilling and tapping 2 mounting holes, since I cut through what used to be the lower hole, then just made new upper ones. Here's where it sits now in relation to the seat.

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    I got the rack mostly welded to the uprights, but ran out of wire before I finished it. I'm planning on putting a diagonal piece on before I'm done, I think I can also make that into my turn signal mount. We'll see how that plays out later.
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    I grabbed the top-box from one of my other bikes and set it on the rack for a looksee. I hope to get a box about twice this size, this one will barely fit a fullface helmet.

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    That's it for now.
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  12. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Got some mail today!
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    These are the most economical hard bags I could find. I was looking at some deals on larger used Givi bags, but I think bigger bags would look TOO big. I took them down to the barn and stretched a bungee over the seat to hold the bags up while I did some planning.
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    The bags have a big end and a small end, I guess it's up to me which way to mount them. I kinda like them with the big end forward..... my wife says big end to the rear. The lower mounts are arranged such that if I were to make the bottom mount lugs level the bags would hang crooked.


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    Here's the bag with the short side forward.

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    Still not sure which way I wanna mount them. If they were simply cube-shaped it'd be an easier decision.....just level em up! Looking at different bikes on the internet it seems like people mount them both ways, so no help there either.

    I started looking around the barn to find some inspiration for mount material. Didn't come up with anything inside, so I went out to gaze on my scrap pile. That's usually good for inspiration.
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    Even looked at the non-ferrous pile.
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    Now that I've got a plan, gotta go get me some steel stock!
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  13. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    I think your wife is a smart woman.. big end back. IMHO
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  14. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Have the wife sit on the back, you may find it fits best for her with the large part to the back.
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  15. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    excellent point.
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  16. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Yeah, Ida had her down there tonight, but she's got that stomach bug that's going around.
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  17. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    That's not good, I'd never got the wife out to sit on a bike with her sick. Meaning she wouldn't go
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  18. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

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    I'm with the wife and Max on this one:nod
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  19. theKite

    theKite Ulyssean

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    Great project! here is my old Touring Sporty travelling pal - HarleyBoy, waiting for the ferry. _ROB5825.JPG
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  20. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Looks like you were loaded up!
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