What the Frig do I do now

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MGV8, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Nice looking welds.
  2. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, it is what has been keeping me side tracked this winter. As part of the Fat bike part of our Cycle club we have a pilot project going on some of our city trails. Took a bit of politicking to get every one on board. Every one is loving it now. Lots of work but fun at the same time. Kind of like wrestling a hard steering Rig. I won't need to go to the gym any time soon
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    Russian made, but a good old Briggs motor. This is one of the little ones but is way more capable than I first thought it would be
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    Sets a very nice trail to hike or ride on.
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    You stand on the drag and steer from there or Run beside it !!!!
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    The trails are tight is a few spots. :D Having fun but it's keeping me from working in the shop more than it should
  3. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Those are Brock's, certainly not mine.
  4. Zoef zoef

    Zoef zoef Long timer

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    Hmm, that design of bottom mount looks bit dodgy to me, would prefer to see a square cross section there (due to the torsion).
  5. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Just a Mock up to make sure every thing fits. I'll make it better, then take it to a real welder. LOL I have a TIG but I'll probably make a mess. Know your strengths. Mine is taking things apart !!
  6. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Made some progress, between working, trail grooming/ hiking with my sweetie and general life. Got my lower shock mount fabbed up and decided to weld it my self. A welder I am not but it should stick well enough. Comment away but I'll ignore most of them. :D In the process of figuring out the shock geometry I destroyed the upper shock bearing. I will fix that next weekend. I have a lathe and a machinist I am not so expect many ruined bits. Actually works in my favour as I was going to have to make spacers, so now I make the whole thing. Lathe practice here we come. The TIG practice wasn't the best But I'm getting better, Ha!
    I did accomplish the end goal which was to get all the bits ready to take to the powder coater. Should definitely stand up better than the rattle can paint we did to start with.
    Plus I started to assemble the front suspension for good. Got the right bits thanks to [email protected] Getting excited about this one too.

    Nothing to see here all you welders, move on!
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    The bike subframe
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    The car frame-- the fender in the back ground is just back from the paint shop.
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    Sub assembly.
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    Ad of LBS Sidecars knows his stuff, every thing just fits perfectly.
    More to come--
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  7. LBS-USA

    LBS-USA Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    A fun build thread. Your "garage" is beginning to look like mine. If I tried welding I'd need a defibrillator and entire engine company to contain the blaze, looks plenty good enough to me! And those Wilbers! Oh, nice leading link too by the way!
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  8. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Don't worry Mike my Shop will never be a neat as yours, no matter how many projects you take on. That Attention to detail thing we talked about :-) And yes the Wilbers do look awesome. Suspecting they are going to work that way as well. Sure happy with the fit, every thing just lines up with no fuss. Now where did I put that bottle of polish, It must be here somewhere. Oh well Maybe we'll find it tomorrow !!
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  9. LBS-USA

    LBS-USA Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    If it would help, I could ship you a rattle can of calcium chloride, sodium chloride, silt, and a splash of iron oxide to paint the leading link and Wilbers to match the rest! What are friends for?

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  10. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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  11. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Very inspiring build Brian. Love all the fabrication you are doing to bring this rig to life.
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  12. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    It's actually it just a refurb to extend it's life. Something your ST1100 will probably never need. They just go on forever. Beemers need a little going over from time to time.:lol3
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  13. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    ^^^ "just" ^^^ :imaposer
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  14. TurTal

    TurTal Long timer

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    Damn those Wilbers are Purdy
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  15. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Didn't get much done, busy with my trail grooming project. But did get some maintenance done and started the dreaded cleaning. Thought I would start with the baked on crud on the Exhaust
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    Just a good wire brushing to start
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  16. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    You have a sandblaster? Cool!

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  17. Reklaw59

    Reklaw59 Faster than your Nan.

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    That is some fancy tube notching at the fork leg to swingarm joint.
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  18. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah, I named it Elbow Grease :lol3
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  19. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works Supporter

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    while you're at it ...
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  20. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    I finally found some time to start Reassembly. Got my frame and stuff back from powder coat . Exhaust turned out cleaner. ! Using the Vinegar trick to clean various bits. Works better than my other industrial cleaners.
    Nice to have the Lathe at home as I had to make some new stepped bushings to replace the ones I fucked up. Was having so much fun I made Three. A machinist I am not but I am happy with the result. If I can find some stainless I might repeat the process but for now paint will do.
    If things work out I might have it on It's wheel next weekend. Then I might be able to get the measurements that Jeff at The Beemer Shop want so we can re-spring my rear shock and get a spring for the car shock..
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    The other mounting structure freshly painted. I should have had the Struts painted as well but didn't. Rattle can will have to do.
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    Given another life time I might actually figure out my lathe and not take all day to make two of these little guys.
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