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Old 05-11-2017, 08:28 PM   #281
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...hello; with this humble lathe that a buddy has, the pieces finish with some marks so I needed to start polishing like sanding (with a coarse grit)
May I ask with what grit do you start to polish these pieces; specially the ones like this mount that have welds?

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:37 AM   #282
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I generally use 120 grit then go straight to a blue belt with lots of pressure. consumes a lot more media but is the least amount of time.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:40 AM   #283
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:55 PM   #284
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Been doing a bad job of keeping the forum updated. Pretty current on Instagram though.

Made this trans plate from 316. Since I was making it to fit the trans case I had, I was able to maintain on;y .002 clearance fit on the alignment tabs on the bottom of the transmission so the belt adjustment stays super square.





Next I worked on some clutch linkage. All these parts are stainless and handmade, with the exception of the cone cable clamp nut. All parts have bronze bushings at pivot points. Cable rides around a pulley to actuate clutch throwout fork.

HERES A VIDEO THAT IS PROBABLY CLEARER: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUIrD-TFTqT













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Old 05-25-2017, 01:56 PM   #285
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Then I pressure tested my frame since it’s also the oil lines. No leaks! Also added two ports with supermag drain plugs in it. Here’s a video describing the oil flow path: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUXdb6elmhX



I also had to make an NPT to banjo adapter so I started with an off the shelf fitting:



And made it nicer:



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Old 05-25-2017, 01:56 PM   #286
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Next I made a kicker pedal shaft. I made it so that it folds in real far allowing me to get my foot on the pegs:







Then I made the actual pedal out of sheet metal.





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Old 05-25-2017, 04:08 PM   #287
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great work man, I cant imagine how much time you have invested in this bike.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:27 PM   #288
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Dude, I hope you sell this thing for $150,000. I would say this is the most work I have personally ever seen put into a bike. You may as well build a motor from scratch at this point.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:00 PM   #289
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:53 PM   #290
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The art Deco vibe this thing has is an architectural flair too. I don't have the words to say it. Nice job, Newman!
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:18 PM   #291
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I joined JJ at the time to witness this awesome build. The vision, dedication and patience are off the charts, and you are doing a superb job in keeping this thread updated. Very enjoyable watching. Thank you!
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