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Forum: The Board 01-23-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By BSATOM
Re: Hallcraft mini disc hub bearing replacement

If the chrome beauty ring needs to come off then try a little heat and a padded claw hammer etc. Rant in case you don't know....

Only drive the outer ring and never the inner ring of a sealed...
Forum: The Board 01-21-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By BSATOM
Re: Dopethrone Engine Swap

The non adjustable caliper mount allows enough travel to adjust for chain stretch but that is it. I get full 100 percent pad contact so no cocking or jamming is possible. The caliper is dual piston,...
Forum: The Board 01-12-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By BSATOM
Re: Dopethrone Engine Swap

Brake setup is a BMW/Brembo that came off an R1100. I live on a dirt road and so do friends. No downward pointing street sweeper loud as fuck pipes for me.
Forum: The Board 01-11-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By BSATOM
Re: Dopethrone Engine Swap

With the turnouts and washers in the end it is actually pretty mellow for straight pipes. I can short shift right past the cops with no problems. Same pipes as before. Just reworked the top half for...
Forum: The Board 01-10-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 129,512
Posted By BSATOM
Re: Post your 45'' pics, please!

Here is a 45 jalopy I made from extra and scrap parts. The frame was three different sections. The VL forks were really long and deadly until I cut them back to stock length, straightened and...
Forum: The Board 01-10-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By BSATOM
Re: Dopethrone Engine Swap

Got the 1982 Shovelhead with matching rotary top trans installed. 4 1/4 Evo 3 piece flywheels with 3 5/8 bore. 88CID. Runs good. Next I will make a reverse twisted sissy bar from 1/2 square 304...
Forum: The Board 12-29-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By BSATOM
Re: Identify Vintage Harley hardtail frame

I agree with Zeeman. Open brake stay. 1936 and 1937. The factory welded them closed starting mid 1937, until the new closed stay forgings were stocked in mid 1938. The factory also offered the weld...
Forum: The Board 12-18-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By BSATOM
Dopethrone Engine Swap

I have this bike I call Dopethrone, because I was listening to that album when doing final assembly on the build all night one night. It's my Dopethrone. Anyway, it is a sawed off 1960 XLCH 75ci...
Forum: The Board 12-18-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By BSATOM
1949 in a Drop Seat Build

I have been gathering very low cost and free parts for a low budget build. The labor I will do and won't be counted in the build cost. My very good friend gave me the frame and swingarm. It has been...
Forum: The Board 12-03-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 129,512
Posted By BSATOM
Re: Post your 45'' pics, please!

I did not do the Aluminum actually. Doug Harnden did. He made wood hammer forms for each item. Welded the pieces together and hand filed the welds. After welding no power tools were used on any of...
Forum: The Board 12-03-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 129,512
Posted By BSATOM
Dougs 52WLA Korean War Engine Turned Street Racer

Me and my friend Doug built this. 4130 1 5/8 .120 wall tubing. 6061 .125 sheet for all aluminum work. K model top end. Sporteter oil pump. Hot. 4 5/8" stroke. Norton Commando trans. Dual 19 wheels....
Forum: The Board 12-03-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 129,512
Posted By BSATOM
AL S D's Chop

Originally built in the 60s and taken apart in 1978. Needed a front end and a trans case. I got a front end from a local parts hound and had to cut 7 inches off the bottom of the legs. SEM Hot Rod...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 11-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By BSATOM
New here but not to chopping

Hi folks. Tom here. Been building bikes for 20 years. Started with a 1967 BSA Lightning
that had been chopped in 1979 and stored since then. I got it for $800 and it still had an Arco rear tire...
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