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Old 11-01-2016, 01:29 PM   #21
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great skills and eye.

-the frame is really nice specially the curved part in the tail side tubes and the "shadows" that the welding let.

-The potential to know how to use these cad programs or have some one to made the draws is a HUGE advantage.

-Find a shop that accept these small (quantity) works.

-Find the right materials. Here, there are no availability of anything like that.

-Have the right tools.

-Incredible that you still have a gal...between those hours that you posted seems there is no time for her; and we all know that there s no gal that do not demand time.

-I do not have nothing of that so I am building a daily driver like in the past.
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:11 PM   #22
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that knuckle frame doesn't even need a motor to be a winner - lots of talent - earned by doing it yourself - really nice work - looks great
thanks for all the photos
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:17 PM   #23
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lovely selection of bikes man i'm very jealous! all those working hours does you alright it seems, got a small fortune there. Knuckle for me next, then I want a dodger charger I can tinker with. Also just bought an R100/7 BWM scrambler!
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:34 PM   #24
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I hope Guy from GKM is watching this unfold...

Beautiful craftsmanship, and all in stainless too. This is insane.

I'd post more compliments but I need to get into the garden to tend the big bonfire I just made of all my tools and everything I ever made, after reading through this.
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:43 PM   #25
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You know you're fucked when not only can you not figure out how Newman made this shit, but you don't even know what the name of the fucking machine is that he did it on is.
The machining I get and you did a hell of a job documenting it. I thought I was the only nut job that liked to document stuff like that.

The casting process is what amazes me, I get it, but never did it, so sometimes it's hard to fully understand.

Nice work all around.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:18 PM   #26
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I've taken the day off work to do my Tax return ,this was a breath of fresh air ,custom bike building at its best ,awesome in the truest sense of the word.Thanks for sharing I'm gonna send a link to this to my mates, cheers
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:25 PM   #27
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It was swell of you to document the processes and to do so so clearly. Better than any old five dollars.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:33 PM   #28
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What a wonderful well documented build. I was about to start a build thread on my first build and I'm almost embarrassed to post it.

Nicely done!! Keep the posts coming!!
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:39 AM   #29
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Newman for President
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Old 11-02-2016, 01:37 PM   #30
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... although I do wish I had five dollars.
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Old 11-09-2016, 03:52 PM   #31
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I've been doing a lot of fab work for a transmission project for this bike, but I'm hesitant to post it anywhere. Maybe I'm being a little oversensitive, but a very well known builder has posted 3 things on instagram very recently that are very similar to things I've done and posted, or at least in my style.

I would normally say "eh, that's just the chopper world, everything is very similar", but this person has me BLOCKED so that I can't see his page. Like, why the fuck would you block me on instagram unless you were feeling guilty? IDK. I didn't even sniff this out, 3 different people forwarded me pictures at different times.

Anyway, I made this 5/8-18 12pt jam nut for my mainshaft. You'll never see it, but I'll know it's there. 4140 Q&T 28-32HRC.

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Old 11-09-2016, 06:46 PM   #32
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very nice work and thanks for sharing
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:26 AM   #33
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I have a sneaking suspicion I know who you are talking about. If I have it right I can tell you that is not the first set of handlebars he has made like that. The first set that I have seen was built early 2015. There may have been earlier versions to on differnt bikes but I wasn't following him at that time. First thing I thought of when I saw your frame was his bars. I don't know when you first posted your stuff up but I'm guessing this is more of a case of great minds think alike?

I may also have the wrong person in mind, either way your work speaks for itself. Unless you plan on never riding the bike people are going to take inspiration from it, and copy aspects of it. Might as well keep showing the world your skill.
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:19 AM   #34
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I have a sneaking suspicion I know who you are talking about. If I have it right I can tell you that is not the first set of handlebars he has made like that. The first set that I have seen was built early 2015. There may have been earlier versions to on differnt bikes but I wasn't following him at that time. First thing I thought of when I saw your frame was his bars. I don't know when you first posted your stuff up but I'm guessing this is more of a case of great minds think alike?

I may also have the wrong person in mind, either way your work speaks for itself. Unless you plan on never riding the bike people are going to take inspiration from it, and copy aspects of it. Might as well keep showing the world your skill.

Honestly, that's kind of what I was thinking happened. Nothing I've done is super unique, and I don't think I'm that great or doing anything that really hasn't been done. I guess I was just sort of taken aback that this guy with 30k followers and a legit shop operation thought it was important or necessary to prevent me from seeing his otherwise public page. It's also very out of character for me because normally I couldn't give a fuck about other people's opinions, ESPECIALLY internet ones.

Either way, I'm not posting any of this transmission stuff until I have it entirely worked out. It's a ton of work, I've got 50 hours at least into the design and have only made a handful of parts.
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Old 11-10-2016, 11:11 AM   #35
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Obviously you do give a fuck (your talking about it here)
Internet social network =Faceless minions.

I joined Facebook because i needed it for Tinder(like A get laid App)
and all Facebook keeps doing is sending me messages that i don't have any friends.
Its so upsetting (yea right)

C'mon get your gearbox up.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:08 PM   #36
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Once it's more than a concept and a mess of parts I will.
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:47 PM   #37
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This project is just unreal. Own design beautiful castings of stainless steel. Incredible front end. Incredible frame that has chain and brake disk outside the frame.

I have experiences of stainless steel polishing and I know how hard work it is. My favorite project ever.
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:10 PM   #38
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Your definitly being humble. Not many guys are building stuff like you. Can't wait for the next update!
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:57 PM   #39
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Really nice work, ( I have trouble calling machine work fabrication, with all the math, trig and geometry associated with it ,its more science than something that can be covered by a word that also means lying!). Most of the engineers I know couldn't design any part of this and damn sure couldn't make it! You are a unique individual sir. I also am running aBridgeport mill with some runout, I've found that if I machine something down to say .25mm then make my finish cuts using high rpm climb cuts at my final value I'm usually dead on dimension. Under normal machining practices The action of the end mill tooth on the wall in front of the tooling actually pushes the end mill further into the workpiece making it undersized.
I'm curious, I don't remember ever machining stainless. Is it difficult to deal with? It tigs much easier than plain carbon steal, but I think it is harder?
Lastly, I love the stance of that turbo shovel, what's the rake and trail?
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:12 AM   #40
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No doubt this gentleman is a artist and an exceptional tradesman..
Bravo sir, bravo!
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