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Old 12-22-2016, 12:01 PM   #101
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Wasn't on chopperswapper, was it?

Honestly, the biggest compliment I could ever receive was not that something I did was good, but that it inspired someone else to try harder.

I made an internal throttle this weekend, but I don't know if I love it.

In the mean time, here are some allen nuts that I spiffed up a bit.

I just thought you got too many pats on your back.
So i tried to make joke.
You deserve all pats and thumbs up you get dont get me wrong.
To be perfectly honest your work makes me jealous.
Your an engineer doing this as an hobby. Im an shopmachinist prowelder carving things out of metal for a living and i think you weld as good as or even better than me.
And i cant make those castings you made for the frame. And so on.
Polishing skills na na, dont care.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:18 PM   #102
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Well, I just killed an entire evening reading though your thread. I almost never check the JJ anymore, but jumped on here looking for a good 4 speed rebuild thread....which, I still need to look for.

I follow your Instagram page, and I gotta say, this is just some outstanding work! I kinda feel like that 8 year old kid changing in the YMCA locker room for the first time...I was pretty stoked on my shit, until I took a peek at yours!

Man, you're killing it...I love it.
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:31 AM   #103
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Thanks!

I got the headlight mounted, but I couldn't get any pictures to really show anything.

Here is a gif I made:

And since the quality of that is shit, here are two videos:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOYjYcSF...en-by=ctnewman

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOYiMqqF...en-by=ctnewman
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:51 AM   #104
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wow - excellent work -
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:20 AM   #105
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Pretty radical if you ask me! now to get the engine in it!!
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:00 AM   #106
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Show winner for sure,but is there gonna be any colors? like gas tank paint job or?
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:02 AM   #107
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Unreal. Just when you think you have seen it all someone builds frame and front end like this.

Are you going to polish the frame weldings or leave them "colored" like they are now?
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:56 AM   #108
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Show winner for sure,but is there gonna be any colors? like gas tank paint job or?
There will be paint on the tank and fender. Probably something simple though. I want the metal to do the talking, not the paint.

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Unreal. Just when you think you have seen it all someone builds frame and front end like this.

Are you going to polish the frame weldings or leave them "colored" like they are now?
Thanks. The only thing separating this frame from a chrome frame is those welds, so I'm going to leave them as long as possible. Over time they may start to look shitty and will have to be polished.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:12 AM   #109
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Where you have added the solid decorative pieces in the frame there is are black transition marks almost like threads or something? Knurling?
Thanks for posting your work!
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:17 AM   #110
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Last night I blended the case so it matches up to the kicker lid. It's annoying to me that the hole that locks the shiftershaft from the top of the case is not covered by the lid. Also, the case was a little cut back under the lid at the front right corner, but these are things I can live with.

Also added some holes for clutch linkage mounting and tapped a few things for plugging, like the shifter shaft right side hole. Speedo drive hole will become new fill plug, so i tapped that to M18-2.5 (the hole is .625 and the M18-2.5 tap drill is .610, close enough for a no-load fitting). (blending isn't complete in this picture)



Then I smoothed out the whole case for bead blasting. I thought about doing a full polish on it, but I think the contrast of the blasted case to the polished lid and new kicker will look good. Plus I don't want people to be distractd from the engineering by a shined up stockish case.



I did notice that my case (while new) has a .002 taper on the countershaft holes (I could put in a stock cshaft bushing about 1/3 of the way by hand) and the MDG race is oversize by about .0015 ( a STD Jims race could also be installed completely by hand), so I dropped it off to my trusty local harley machine shop in Lockport, NY (BA Enterprises) to line hone these areas. I didn't contact Cal because I didn't buy the case direct from him.


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Where you have added the solid decorative pieces in the frame there is are black transition marks almost like threads or something? Knurling?
Thanks for posting your work!
Those are titanium rings that someone gave me and thought they would make a cool Easter Egg to discover.
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Those are titanium rings that someone gave me and thought they would make a cool Easter Egg to discover.
I was wondering about those.

Saw your reddit thread, btw. Amazed you've gotten such a positive response from that crowd.
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Saw your reddit thread, btw. Amazed you've gotten such a positive response from that crowd.
Once they realize it doesn't have a front brake it'll be downvote city...
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...or that it's not a Ninja 300 and that you don't wear a helmet and it's going to be powered by a Harley...
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If you're getting positive feedback on reddit you're on to a winner they're a savage bunch. As Gov has said though no flashy sports exhaust or 'Jap' racing power you'll get shot in flames. That frame looks too nice to be used!
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Old 12-29-2016, 07:04 AM   #115
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Polished up the clutch release fork. Polishing hardened 17-4PH is a pain but it came out pretty nice. Also machines it to accept a cable, but I am not positive how that's going to work yet.



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What tools do you use for polish?
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:39 AM   #117
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What tools do you use for polish?
The majority is done with a dynafile (pneumatic) and various belts. A blue belt with black rouge removes stock pretty quick without digging in. All the final polishing is done on a pedestal buffer.
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:08 PM   #118
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A lot of elbow grease!

17-4 polishes up nicely.
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What kind of bushings or bearings are you running those pivots? You may have said and I have forgotten...
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:31 AM   #120
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The majority is done with a dynafile (pneumatic) and various belts. A blue belt with black rouge removes stock pretty quick without digging in. All the final polishing is done on a pedestal buffer.
Thank you i always have polishing trouble lol
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