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Old 03-10-2014, 03:30 PM   #81
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Yeah this is coming together very well.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:08 PM   #82
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Loaded in the '55 fourby and headed to the other shop:

But had to stop by the local tavern on the way for beer and a burger!
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:30 PM   #83
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after a coupla beers to lubricate it, the motor slid right in....


Want to work on getting a better fit on that rear fender to the tire.
Pickin' thru various shades of red tryin' to match the original color. Got no record of what that was, only remember it was many, many coats of lacquer, with lots of rubbing, that was the hot setup "back in the day"....
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:23 AM   #84
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Shit yes!!!

Now to wire and fire. WE need to take the tank or something to a paint shop that has that special tool....
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:29 PM   #85
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Seems like there's been a bunch of delays keeping me away from this project....

Whether it's got 4 wheels or 2 legs, it's been one problem after another to deal with....

But finally got back on it this week, dug out the old Primo belt drive parts and checked it all out, need to find a belt for it, but most of the parts look good to go....



This is the primary drive I used for a good many years on this bike in the 70's and 80's...





The plates all move smoothly on the studs and on the inner lugs on the drum, it was all working smoothly when I took it apart....

Will polish this up a bit, then I need to find the belt, or buy a new one, and get it on the bike.

The kick stand is kinda loose under the frame when folded up, need to figure out a way to hold it about here when it is folded up, as long as it clears the belt drive....



More pix here (Link)....
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:00 PM   #86
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I would ask when are you going to be done..... Then I would hve to answer the same question.

I forgot that had a chrome drum. I need to look for an old patina'd chrome clutch hat or something to keep the "driver" in character.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:29 PM   #87
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Sheesh,
how did it get to be Thanksgiving week?
Well, way too many trips to the mainland and other islands (family stuff),
a surgery, and kept catching colds that slowed me down, plus problems with
my '58 truck and my '55 gasser, have kept me from making any progress on this bike.

It still sits pretty much this way:


so will now be tearing it down and cherry out the frame, tank and fender and paint. Then back together again, will post some pix as the painting starts....
Going to have to travel again in 3 weeks, so let's see how far I can get with this....
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:12 PM   #88
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As I mentioned in one of the posts above, before I tear it back down for paint, etc, I wanted to get a good fit on the kickstand. Put the clutch assembly and drive belt on and checked that out....



It hangs down quite a bit....

Put some blocks under it to get it up as much as I can and still clear the belt....



Considered welding on a piece of 1/4" rod bent in a shape to catch the end of the kickstand and hold it in this position. Then decided to just bend it up a bit and see how that works, heated it near where the spring is connected to the kickstand....



I got it up as far as I can without rubbing against the drive belt. It's pretty close, but it's not touching. It was hitting on the frame at the end, a piece of rubber hose fixed that....



It looks good to me....



I can always make further adjustments later....
Now for tear down and paint....
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:03 PM   #89
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I've run this bike for many years with no front brake, but think it is time to put one on.

Had an '84 Suzuki front fork assembly on the junk pile, pulled it out for a look....


Also had the calipers, a pair of grease balls....


Cleaned up the left side caliper, looks good to go....


Loaded the cleaned up parts in, now to find a rebuild kit for this caliper....


Will polish up the caliper a bit more, I think it will look good on that front wheel.
Now to design a rotor carrier that will fit in and bolt to the star hub....



One inch is not a lot of room, but I think it is doable....
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:09 AM   #90
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One question,
I'm looking at mounting the caliper either at the top of the rotor, where it would pull on the anchor link from the fork slider, or at the back of the rotor, at the 3 o'clock position, where it would be pushing up on the anchor link to the fork slider. I like the looks of the 3 o'clock position, but wonder about the effects of the caliper pushing up on that anchor link ??

Any ideas?
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:56 PM   #91
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Default Re: '62 Chop, 4th Rebuild in 42 years.....

as long as the caliper bracket is bolted in good there should be no problem at 3:00. look at fab kevins design
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:44 PM   #92
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Default Re: '62 Chop, 4th Rebuild in 42 years.....

Willy,
Sometimes those dog-gone kick stand springs stretch out to the point where they just won't keep the arm retracted snugly. The length on a stock spring (even on an extended length kick stand like yours) that's just laying on the bench with no strain on it, is 2-7/8" from end to end including the hooks. Sometimes that's the "cheap fix" .

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Old 12-01-2014, 01:41 PM   #93
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Think I got lucky, George, on this one, the spring is pretty good, had a difficult time stretching it far enough to get it on the kickstand, and it pulls it up snug against the frame rail, where I know it would be rattling, so the piece of rubber hose I think will cure the rattle. The shape was just hanging too low for me, and it was not bad before when parked....



So that bend I put in it will give just a little more lean over when parked, it might even need a little more, which I can give it by just shortening the kickstand, if it needs it.

Later I might put a rubber pad on the frame where the kickstand touches it, to eliminate that piece of hose out there on the end of the kickstand....
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Old 12-01-2014, 02:33 PM   #94
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Here's two shots showing how much I changed it. Not much, but with new, clean rubber on the bike, I know I will get "into it" on occasion, and I wanted that kickstand tucked up out of the way, don't like things draggin' on the ground when crankin' thru the corners....

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Old 12-01-2014, 03:35 PM   #95
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Back to the front brake, took that Suzuki wheel apart, cleaned up the left side rotor and rotor carrier, and had to just try it on the wheel. The rotor carrier is too wide, but with it and the original front brake drum to get the bolt pattern for the star hub, I can come up with a design to fit this wheel....

Breaking down the wheel....


Everything was lock tighted together, needed a "cheater" to break 'em loose...





Parts look good....




Had to try it on the wheel, but that carrier is too wide....




More later,
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:14 PM   #96
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OK, got to put these parts together....


Just stacked 'em up for a look....


one way to go....


Or mod the Suzuki carrier....

Choices, choices...

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Old 12-03-2014, 07:37 PM   #97
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That caliper is nice looking and so are the stacked up parts. I can dig it cause my chopper has a 77 jap rear brake
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:03 PM   #98
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Visited my machine shop buddy, thought about modifying that Suzuki disk carrier vs making a new carrier from scratch, decided on the "new" one. See sketch above.

We'll machine the OD of the part that goes in the star hub with the 5 original HD bolts, I'll tig it to the plate, then he will machine the whole thing to the final specs to keep everything straight, no wobbles....

So I'm hunting for raw materials now.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:31 PM   #99
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Found some 3/8" and some 3/4" steel plate today, will mark it up for my plasma cutter and take some pix....
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #100
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Found some 3/4" and 3/8" mild steel plate:


Cleaned 'em up a bit and marked 'em for the cut:


Cut 'em out slightly oversized, welded 'em together, will finish 'em up on a lathe:


Aiming for this:


It'll be interesting to see how many questions I get about this front brake setup....

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