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Old 08-03-2016, 05:31 PM   #221
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Looking good! I love projects like this, they have a real DIY feel to them that I can relate to.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:16 PM   #222
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...may be too much DIY now, Jhays79. I see that most builds are solo seats so way easier to fabricate or to finish this thing in time. I m trying to make a bike to commute not a toy, so in this case the mudguard should be strong and I wanted a clean look without mounting units outside, plus a way to put a detachable sissy bar (check previous pages).
A pain in the arse without access to a nice materials or CNC machines...

Anyway; here photos of the mudguard with the filler and primer.









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Old 08-11-2016, 09:43 AM   #223
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...after I shaped the foam (check previous page) I checked the stuff on the bike (I have the bike 30kms from my house)
I m trying to make it thin but when seating down the sensation is like that you have in those cross/enduro bikes that seems that you are "falling" forward; so always you are making some kind of force to keep the lines...
Then I put a cardboard and all went right, but I have 1 inch more thickness; however the bike now does not look like with a "break" in the middle (in an horizontal line). In the photo with the cloth on top you see the total thickness.
I need to redo the pan; larger and cut those sides showing there.







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Old 08-12-2016, 05:09 PM   #224
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Seat looks like it's coming along. What kind of body filler did you use on your fender, it looks like it sanded really nice. Was it Evercoat?
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:41 AM   #225
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Hey Reverb, great work on prepping that rear mudguard. Looks like a pro job.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:53 AM   #226
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...hello Jhays79, Danboy; I did not know about that brand and looks like they have a good catalogue. I used German brand Glasurit. Had a surprise that it was not necessary to use too much body filler. I pretended to use zero but this is my option in this first iteration.

-I cut the sides of the rear part of the pan and added more length, then painted.

-I shaped the front seat to have those grooves etc to try some comfort and checked the gel pad to fit there to copy those silhouettes.










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Old 08-20-2016, 06:53 PM   #227
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...I am waiting for a shop that laser cut the logotype for me there in the lining; meanwhile I redid the torque stays; doubling the thickness.



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Old 08-28-2016, 11:34 AM   #228
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...I re did the kick stand too.
SS rods and tab. I changed the angle of the intermediate piece to have a parallel movement regarding ground and to clear the exhaust.
Heated to bend then polished; the small parts have a thread to fasten there and to not to weld it. Still unpolished.







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Old 08-28-2016, 12:16 PM   #229
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That's great work Reverb on that stand.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:23 PM   #230
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-thanks Dan;

More adaptations. This time figuring out the brake lines.
I bought couple of car flex tubes that have the same ID than the stock ones.
A friend made me the connections in SS.
I tried different lengths etc, I see that I have a gap between the cup and the front down frame to accommodate the hex part so I decided to cut the stock rigid line that goes to the handlebar and put it at 90; this way I have space to fit the tank and action to move the handlebar.





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Old 10-06-2016, 12:24 PM   #231
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...I did this big hole to pass easy all those thick wires to the switch; then welded that part to put the switch on it.
Then made new fasteners with big holes to provide easy joint to solder those wires.
-Still I do not know how to kill the magneto with a key...
This switch have on/off ignition and 2 strokes for the lights.








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Old 10-06-2016, 02:52 PM   #232
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Really nice work.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:14 PM   #233
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very nice - looking forward to see how your seat works out - looks like you nailed it so far
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:18 PM   #234
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...hello Ratso, thank you.
-Hello, Thomas, regarding seat, I put on top of that, 1mm neoprene, a thin high density PU foam to get all the shape right and a very thin plastic film to act as a water barrier, then I went to an upholsterer to machine sew the cover and glue it to the base...however, I m very disappointed with the final results; the guy fucked up the work; I will dismantle it and try to fix it...at some point at least.

-Here I cut the fins of the regulator to fit there, then painted the remaining stuff to prevent rust.
Made another shield, this time larger.





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Old 10-15-2016, 02:11 PM   #235
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...I dismantled everything to sand and paint. I do not have the right space, I do not even have something in the ceiling to hang the frame so improvised couple of things, hence the paint job is not 100% due to small parts where the gun cannot spray perfectly so I ll wait several days to let clear to cure then to fix those problems.
-I spent many hours sanding the frame and I have around 25 parts to paint.







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Old 10-31-2016, 11:55 AM   #236
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...hello, I dismantled the forks and changed the valve damper O rings for fiber ones; changed the oil seals; changed the nuts; the caps and put gaiters. Very difficult to do it alone.
I do not like gaiters but here the weather is very bad and I live besides the Sea, so is all rust here.
Starting to take form so I am very glad.

Here some photos:

I improvised a jack with a box that after few hours itself retired of the service ha aha.







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Old 10-31-2016, 01:40 PM   #237
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I'm very glad you kept the swingarm. Bike is going to look great.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:32 PM   #238
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...hello Ratso, I hope so.
The swingarm was extended as mentioned before. Took me years to have a taste for these. Also I ride a rigid frame.

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Old 12-08-2016, 09:15 PM   #239
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...hello, few weeks ago I dismantled all the engine to change the connecting rods bolts for ARP ones, change the exhaust camshaft and try to advance the inlet cam.
Also, to check for some rust or like that due to just passed several years since I rebuilt it.
I did not shoot photos because I did it the same as showed in previous pages of this thread.
Then I put the motor on the frame and I am starting to attach stuff; however is one step forward two backwards...
Also, I needed to dismantle part of the forks when I decided to put the covers, weld again a part in the painted frame! then repaint etc...









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Old 12-09-2016, 12:20 AM   #240
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Wwwwoooowwww!!!
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