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Old 06-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #161
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...I placed the master cylinder; it s from a new Bonnie.



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Old 07-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #162
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...have a few bits done; all in rough state:
-top torque stays in a simple way; just heated a piece of metal
and bend it then cut and did holes.
-choke clamp the same way.
-the exhaust pipes adaptors
The pipes are 1 1/2 as we discussed in other thread. I went to a shop to did them; I forgot the camrera, I put the bike on a truck to go there, so I
was a bit worried about scratches, etc; well we took a rod cutted in 3 pieces to mimic the pipes then spots welding and couple of
inserts (pipes) that provide a "pivot" point to have the top curve of the jig for one side or to the other; very practical; I must say.
Then he used his machine to does 2 small curves on the pipes and that s it.
I have the pipes parallel to the floor and in the same line of the frame front tube; still uncut and too long, also I think they are too far from the bike; I ll try to
tweak them a bit more; may be I weld there kind of trumpet tips

-I moved a bit the master cylinder to have place for the regulator, but still the tank rubs against it, so Im thinking to cut 3/16 of
the fins...
That s a good place; its hide, have plenty of air, in front of the engine not on top, so no heat involved; no rain; this regulator
have very thick cables so better to hide them there.

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Old 09-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #163
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...ok, I decided to do an update for the members here that followed this thread; I came back from Japan, 2 months trip, I thought to finish the bike promptly, but when arrived I found my house stolen, the fuckers broke down the backyard door!..so not only stole many important things but they also took couple of parts of this bike that I have in a box. So Im in a very bad mood; I ll try to update this thread with a better pace but I need a well disposed mood and order again some parts.
Will continue with the protocol that I m using right now, so next week or so I ll go to the town where I have the project and do something; I ll post some photos.

So the odyssey continue, thanks for the patience.


---edit: also always forget about it, I know that the title is misspelled but I do not know how to change it.

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:34 PM   #164
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wow that sucks man..keep us posted..just started my 750 build today..76 Bonneville..
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:43 AM   #165
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if you need an ex block pm me. as for the two ex , they will work as the ex was the only oiled one used, but i think that they are dif diameters on some years. i think your doing exceptional work and very creative with this project. if the blocks fit , n thats what u have well use them , but only remember the oil passage . that bike is looking very sharp indeed.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:52 AM   #166
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friend , you are one determined and talented person, i really like the oil tank , you could have the bottom feed even with the bottom of the motor as the oif tanks were. i think it would make little difference. those mounts are beautiful! keep on with the creativity.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:12 AM   #167
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That news sucks. But I get the impression you'll pick yourself up and get on with the job in hand. Good luck!
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #168
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...thank you very much Drumrooster, Brent64 and Ourmaninshanghai.

-regarding the bike, I found the pipes too large to the front passing the frame front downtube, also too large to the floor, so I cut them in 2 places (on top and in the down tube) , however, I noticed this after the welding...so I re did it again. The adaptors are made again due to I finished with a not so big I.D.; now have the same diameter than the valves.
Had to make another piece to weld in the pipes to fit. And an inside mini tube to hold the pipes in place and have the right curves down there.

I have a question regarding welding:
I used Bronze, is this ok? or cannot handle the heat, fire, etc?
Tomorrow I ll use Bronze to weld those cuts on the pipes...but I have different opinions here about if it s good or bad if its resist or do not.

I hope some welder here put me in the right direction.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:16 PM   #169
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Hey Reverb, I am sorry to hear your bad news. Some people are the shits and breaking in is pretty low.

Bike looks great though, I like that you are getting on with the exhaust.

Keep to pics coming.

Cheers Dan.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #170
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...hello Danboy, thanks man.

-In the meantime, I have the lever done, in rough state due to I need to check few more times the way I can place it.
Im thinking to place it under, like in the photo, but parallel to the shock.
In this way Im not putting an obstacle in front of the chain adjuster; but I dunno if it s work already.
-I used a Matchless gear lever.


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Old 10-21-2013, 02:29 AM   #171
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Ive seen bronze used to mate siameze pipes lower down but Im skeptical about bronze that close mate.
The plug joining the pipes will disturb exhaust gas flow if yr concerned about performance.
Like the choke position.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:53 AM   #172
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i always like to check the Progress on your Project

sorry to hear about the stolen parts

hope to see more updates anyway
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:34 AM   #173
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and the placement of mc . had one under seat once. good shit m8
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #174
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...hello 4444design, thanks man; I ll try to be more motivated to drive those 30kms (60kms) to the other town where I m making this project.

Hello Daddyboy, I see what you say, I cut off again and get rid of the joining plug (however, is too small and thin to make any difference...)

Here some pictures of the handlebar that Im making:

-1" in the middle then 7/8 to put the levers and grips.
-Lathe work to fit one inside the other.
I tried with the press but did not worked properly so the heat was the rudimentary solution; you know, I do not have the right tools to work with metal so Im trying my best to do a clean work without the gear.











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Old 11-12-2013, 08:07 PM   #175
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...hello, many problems that Im trying to solve:
Rear brake; the foot lever did not had space to perform right without touching the exhaust pipe, so I relocated in the middle of the motor mount, cover the hole, then did a spacer; however, now, the thing do not looks so clean like before...(all that previous work to make them nice was useless)
I relocated the hollow piece that I did for the other mount, both now are aligned straight (not like you see in the photo couple of post before) to clear the chain, so I straightened the rod by heating it. Red hot heated the lever to get a bit more curve.

Ok, now the next big problem, the kick lever...it did not have space due to the spacer for the brake lever...man...so I measured triple time and did the spacer and Bronze washer to just clear the pipe (I ll manage to put the pipes in the only place that I have now)
and finally kicker will work but with only 2mm of light...
I was thinking to make an acorn nut (stainless) but now I do not have enough space.

Alright, but the brake did not brake actually! I tried welding that flat bar that pull the brake rod in different positions to achieve the desired effect but without luck; also I tried with different lengths.
I do not have space too; finally, the only solution was "the Donkey kick", so now the brake rod do not pull (that s the best way) but push!, so I changed the other rod, spring and I made one 8mm thick and double nuts. Tweaked the brake spring too.

-I did the torque stay too, with an stainless tube. Those moldings were done like the old brits with 2 flat bars and a vise.
Then made the brake nuts etc all in stainless, but still without polishing.
In fact are all in rough state.

-Now the LINES do not look so clean; as many of you know, I say when a bike do not have pleasant fluid lines, etc
Im saying this, cause now I finished with a 4 different lines: the swing arm, the torque stay, the brake rod and the left exhaust pipe.
I preferred the older torque stay system like the one I have in my 500 pre unit that is hidden on the frame; these other bars are truly ugly and longgg.

Anyway, here some photos:

















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Old 11-13-2013, 12:53 AM   #176
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Great thread with lots of nice fab and mechanical work going on.
Hand shaped parts are just in a class of their own.

Great job!
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #177
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...hello Lester, thanks; I tried to build a simple bike but she s very rebel, I must say.

-I let the pipes to weld by a guy who have a TIG or by defect to weld with oxy acetylene...he said yes; I let its in his shop due to that will be the best welding for those cuts (check previous photos)
But the guy did the job with electrodes then finished sanding with a grinder so now I have a not smooth surfaces and uneven not straight line in that area (do not appreciate so well in the photos but the dents are there)
Im thinking in refill them, by I do not know a good method; then smooth out everything by hand.

-I found a place to hold the pipes and place the bracket.
-Cut the foot pegs, red hotted and tweaking a bit; still unfinished.
-Made the rocker top torque stays distance pieces and thick washers with stainless steel.













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Old 11-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #178
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...a have problems with the sign in, posting, etc so days trying to upload some photos; anyway, here some of the side kick stand. Main problem is I do not have too much space or ground clearance so the bike finished too tilted; like 45º; seems that I do not have other option; but if you want to suggest other possibilities; will be good.








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Old 12-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #179
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...I almost finished with the pipes; these fuckers took me forever...still I need to make kind of rings for the tips and may be a Triumph logo. I m happy that I get rid of the dents (check previous post) and now have "fluid lines" that follow the contrast with light and shadows in the downtubes.
I did the trumpets with old silencers and to see if I can put a bass note in the final sound; I ll see.

Bit a pain in the arse to keep the things somewhat symmetric.
Of course I need to weld everything and get rid of some dents.


















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Old 12-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #180
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Looking good Reverb. I love the little megaphones and lots of pics. Keep 'em coming.

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