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Old 12-30-2016, 03:41 PM   #121
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What kind of bushings or bearings are you running those pivots? You may have said and I have forgotten...
I'd have to check my receipts but it think I settled on 932
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:44 PM   #122
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Awesome build. Could you post a link to the Reddit thread?
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:56 PM   #123
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Very impressive work. can't wait to see more.
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Old 01-06-2017, 02:55 PM   #124
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Damn man, just found your build thread...insane work, looks amazing!
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:04 AM   #125
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Updates.

Been spending a lot of time designing some taillights/sissy bar. (I think I have about 50 hours into the design at this point... But I did manage to get some physical work done...

Got some parts back from the plater. Had them done w/ electroless nickel, primarily because I needed a very thin coating on most of the parts as they were press fit (goes on about .0002-.0006 and very controllable), but secondly I think it will contrast well with all of the polished stainless... I don't want to use much (if any) chrome on this build).



Next I put my rear wheel together. The rear hubs had moved a bit from heat treat and the plating made them a little undersize, but a quick hand ream made them right on again.



Then I whipped up some rear wheel spacers in a nice concave shape and polished them, but you will never see them. Then I threw the rear wheel on. No pixxx but here is a video:

https://youtu.be/jSioPbc8W7s

Then I made some girder spring locators (that you will probably never ever see) from polished SS:



Which allowed me to get the front end together. Here is my stem nut (made from 1145 hardened to HRC 51 with a stainless cap). It is locked into place with two 12 point locking screws that align with reliefs in the nut flange. In order to have the correct torque and correct alignment, I have .003" SS shims under the nut. Practical?? No... not really. But good for this bike.



Theseare some headlight bracket mounting bolts I cleaned up. I don't think there is currently any hardware on the bike that I haven't made or modified in some way.



Then I got the rest of the front end assembled. Don't have any detail pics of that, but I did take this picture of the axle nut/hub/axle/lock screws:



And finally here is a picture of the whole bike. Feels great to have it on wheels (last time it was on wheels it was tack welded and loosely bolted together and just felt terrible). I don't think I will need to remove the front wheel or the fork for anything at this point.




LASTLY: can someone please change the title of the thread to "1940 SS Knucklehead: People's Champ 5 Build"

Thanks, because I will need all the support I can get in this contest.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:10 AM   #126
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Looks so good man!!

You know... what's really going to kick your ass here more than any of your fine machine work? Paint!!! and tank.. the bane of every bikers life.

I assume even though this is for PC5 you're going to use it? Show bikes are ace but when people roll them out of a truck and never use them a kitten dies.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:16 AM   #127
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yeah. I'm not even sure what kind of paint it will be but I think it is going to be fairly simple. I don't want a crazy chopper paint. I want people to look at the metal not the paint.

And yes, I ride everything.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:08 AM   #128
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I think the world needs more pale yellow bikes. Great underrated colour!

Good to hear!!
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:17 AM   #129
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yeah. I'm not even sure what kind of paint it will be but I think it is going to be fairly simple. I don't want a crazy chopper paint. I want people to look at the metal not the paint.

And yes, I ride everything.
For traditional derelict chopper style in contrast to all of your amazing polished metalwork, I would like to see good ol' basic black tins.

I've been watching this build since the fork-only thread. I'm not really a fan of girders, but hand-made anything catches my attention. Stainless made it more appealing, as did the drivetrain choice pre-modifications, and your design, fabrication, attention to detail & willingness to shitcan ideas that took hours and even days of labour is awe-inspiring. Amazing build.

I'll go back to watching silently.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:23 AM   #130
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yeah. I'm not even sure what kind of paint it will be but I think it is going to be fairly simple. I don't want a crazy chopper paint. I want people to look at the metal not the paint.

And yes, I ride everything.
First instinct on tank color: deep pearl black

I'll hush up now.

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Old 01-09-2017, 11:24 AM   #131
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Are you going to have to deflate the rear tire to get it out of the rear stays? It looks that way in the video but may just be an optical illusion.

I guess if a star hub is ~4" wide between flanges, that plus spacers would be a normal 18" rear tire width? Assuming your one-off hubs are in the same zip code dimension-wise...
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:29 AM   #132
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For traditional derelict chopper style in contrast to all of your amazing polished metalwork, I would like to see good ol' basic black tins.
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First instinct on tank color: deep pearl black

I'll hush up now.

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Without having the tins on the bike to visualize, A thought I was having was half black, half white, split down the middle, but I'm not decided on anything yet. It will only be one or both of those two colors, though. I don't intend on having any color aside from the taillights. The wheels are black and white, want to carry that theme throughout.

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Are you going to have to deflate the rear tire to get it out of the rear stays? It looks that way in the video but may just be an optical illusion.

I guess if a star hub is ~4" wide between flanges, that plus spacers would be a normal 18" rear tire width? Assuming your one-off hubs are in the same zip code dimension-wise...
The sprocket and rotor are essentially at shovelhead spacing. The axle from tip to tip is less than the inside dimension of a panhead swingarm.

But yes, the tire does need to be deflated to get it out. Axle plate inside width is 5"
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:00 PM   #133
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Your black and white
Going by your rims ?


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Old 01-09-2017, 12:08 PM   #134
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Your black and white
Going by your rims ?
My heritage? No I am half danish half german.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:32 PM   #135
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A methodical Viking, then.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:01 PM   #136
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I had the privilege of meeting Christian on the weekend in Toronto ON at the bike show. I will say he is a very humble man. As a person who does this stuff for a living. This man has more talent in his one finger than I do in my whole shop. I've been following this thread quite closely and was blown away when I got to meet the man in person. From all of us at the freedom machine booth, Thank you for stopping in. Letting us waste your time with our mediocre shit. Keep up the good work, because in my opinion you sir are going to be if you are not already. one of the best bike builders in the world.
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My heritage? No I am half danish half german.
half danish half russian here! almost.. haha.

Black and white would work.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:58 PM   #138
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Wow. The sprocket and disc outside of the frame came out so perfect.


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Old 01-09-2017, 04:27 PM   #139
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LASTLY: can someone please change the title of the thread to "1940 SS Knucklehead: People's Champ 5 Build"

Thanks, because I will need all the support I can get in this contest.
Name change done!

Roller looks incredible, so much time and work going into this build, very refreshing, keep it going.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:28 AM   #140
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Don't know who champ and his people are but whatever you won.
Sick shit man.
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