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Old 12-07-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default Lets see some details and fabrication on your bike.....

There are some very talented and creative people on this board, and some excellent fabricators from all over the country, We will not be able check out everyones bike on here in person, and oogle over the custom stuff, and frankly,,,, small pictures of complete bikes don't show much. So lets see some of the small details you have built (or bought) for your bike. You know.... the stuff you spent longer than you should have making, the stuff you made 3 times to get it right, the cool piece you found at the flea market and grafted on your bike.... the stuff magazines don't show, cause they are too busy showing the revolver risers someone bought from a catalog....Lets see some stuff you can't buy from a catalog, or how you modified something, cool little stuff that turned out good, I am sure everyone has a couple COOL ideas, or small details on their bike......... LUKESTER

Here are a couple of things I have been working on on my sportster project, they are nothing major, but I can't make a post like this and not offer any pics myself.... First are the rear fender braces I just made, Second are the shaved fork legs done with a grinder, and last, is the beginning stages of my "battery tank", that should be finished up this week...... LUKESTER
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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Here's only one for now. And it has changed some. Friend and i put in this filler piece in the gussett and put the ign. switch into and the headlight switch. Has a different key switch now and it's a lot cleaner. Can't really see all the crap in there.


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Old 12-07-2005, 02:34 AM   #3
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Does leather work count?

Well, actually I made the pan/trim too, along with my pipes, bars, oil tank, tag bracket, battery box, frame mods...
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:31 AM   #4
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Here's what I've done in the last two weeks:

Welded in a new single downtube with supports at the front motor mount:


and on the sides of the front motor mount:


and in front of the seatpost:
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:35 AM   #5
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I just started on my gastank a couple days ago. I took a stock triumph tank:


and cut out the tunnel and about 4" of length through the midsection:


so now it looks smomething like this mocked up:


I was going to narrow the tank, but after taking out the length, I like the proportions now. I still need to fill in the gap in the front, make the tunnel, shape the bottom of the tank to hug the backbone, and weld it all together. Maybe next week.
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Heres a few things.
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Trent, nice jockey shift
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:30 AM   #8
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is splitting rocker boxes purely a cosmetic modification? either way I think they look cool like that...
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:29 PM   #9
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Heres a few things.
Very nice stuff,the question is will you do a tech piece on splitting the rocker boxes? I would for one, be very interested and i'm sure others would be also. Gregg
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This is probably about as basic as you can get for fabbing stuff, but I'm pretty happy with the results given my lack of experience.

Took a $10 peanut from the swap and cut a piece of the 35 Ford fender that I used as the fender. I wanted to carry the ridge up over the tank, so I cut a piece about 1/2" wider than the ridge and at the bottom left enough so I could fold the fender into a point to stretch the tank (which is really dead space as I didn't cut the tank at all).

Welded the piece onto the tank. Hammer hammer, little bit of filler, and voila...
Tank is stretched into a point and has the ridge to match the fenders.

Watch out, I'm almost a Salinas Boy now.
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This is probably about as basic as you can get for fabbing stuff, but I'm pretty happy with the results given my lack of experience.

Took a $10 peanut from the swap and cut a piece of the 35 Ford fender that I used as the fender. I wanted to carry the ridge up over the tank, so I cut a piece about 1/2" wider than the ridge and at the bottom left enough so I could fold the fender into a point to stretch the tank (which is really dead space as I didn't cut the tank at all).

Welded the piece onto the tank. Hammer hammer, little bit of filler, and voila...
Tank is stretched into a point and has the ridge to match the fenders.

Watch out, I'm almost a Salinas Boy now.
Hey man, that's pretty slick! I'm also glad to see that I'm not the only one with motorvehicles in my house - I had a minibike sitting in my kitchen for a year - I should print out some of these pictures to prove to my friends and family that it's not just me!
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Very nice stuff,the question is will you do a tech piece on splitting the rocker boxes? I would for one, be very interested and i'm sure others would be also. Gregg
I think Rich did a piece on splitting boxes.

I probably wont split another pair, and those ones are just sitting on my shelf..

They are great for holding business cards at shows!
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:58 PM   #13
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I put the cutouts in the side of this tank with just a ball hammer and alot of time.
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I put the cutouts in the side of this tank with just a ball hammer and alot of time.
Hey, what about that car shock? under the seat. That's pretty slick. Any spring in the system?


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Hey, what about that car shock? under the seat. That's pretty slick. Any spring in the system?


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hey you guys don't miss a thing. Its a suspension unit from what we call a mountain bike ( pedal cycle ) then covered with an ally shroud and painted black. Not many people pick up on it.
here's a pic of the finished bike ( you've all seen it before ).


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My leather tooling......

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some of my stuff on the blower bike. body is all hand formed sheet metal, frame rake, nitrous bottle mount, 6" strech swingarm with mono shock for 180 rear tire, quick bob sporty tank with molded speedo, 2" goose neck with 42 degree rake
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:28 AM   #18
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..my favorite thing on my bike that no one notices....






the whole lower tube-sleeved to look factory-motor mount thingie...

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Old 12-08-2005, 05:32 AM   #19
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I do not fabricate....I build works of art that while looking at them tell you whats in your soul and reflect that back at you.At this time mine is telling me not to post pics of it cause its a topsecretneverbeendonebeforebikethatwillruleandeve ryonewillloveeventonybones


I really aint fabricaten anything right now bsa is just mocked up and its sobject to change many times before its done.

Some great stuff and by the way Jay I did notice tha mounts on your bike and thought they were cool.


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Old 12-08-2005, 08:57 AM   #20
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Here are a few of my previous builds/fabrications /paint jobs etc.
These are all sold and workin on a bunch more!


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Old 12-08-2005, 09:54 AM   #21
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the whole lower tube-sleeved to look factory-motor mount thingie...

how bout some more pics of that frame ? whats the story on it, is it a modified aftermarket or what ? whats that neck from ?
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here's my heel guard. tim
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:05 PM   #23
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Sissy Bar using Fab Kevin knuckles.
Fender Supports.
Gas tank and cap, center of tank is from a 1966 Volvo 160 hood, cap is from an old oxygen bottle with a custom brass insert.
Foot controls, floor boards and necsssary linkage.
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The finished project
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it looks like I killed the thread, here are some of the new build, most I have posted before.




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^Thats the part I miss most about that bike.
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Couple o my fabs and leathework. those are Winchester 45's on the rear fender.And yes they were fired first.
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cool.... heres my primary for my knuck project.. All of my bikes have a Caddy emblem somewhere, I cut and drilled the "starter ear" so I can keep my elec. start; and my friend Jay made the finned oil tank w/drilled scallops...
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All very cool, Glen. Love the pegs, pedal... killer bike.
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duel amal iron head

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first off. lukester:you rule.i eagerly wait for your posts.i've been a fan for as long as you've been on the hamb,and your shit really has influenced me to take time to find the lines in my work,and develop creative and safe fab work,instead of rushing through and slapping shit together.thanks man....heres a real fucked up motor mount/coil bracket.i gotta say i think nazis are idiots,but what the hell.it's a magical symbol for these olde timey bikes

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oops wrong pic that's the brake pedal. same bike.here's the (unfinished) bracket...
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And some fenders that I have a few orders for:


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I guess the finished product is the result of fab:

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WIth some tank details pinched from Deguello:

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Bwanger hey bro, not trying to be defensive actually trying to be sure and safe, question about what is scary there. It is boxed in sides and bottom with three eights plate (thats .375 thickness which is thicker than everything else but the 1/2 inch axle plates)tying in the neck with the downtubes and the backbone on the sidesand bracing the bottom of the neck to both downtubes.
Thats the way i've done Captain America replicas and the way the original was done as well(actually I dont know the thickness on the original but it was boxed like that).
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:41 PM   #39
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I'm not an engineer, but it just looks scary to me. If there really is that much material there in the gusseted area, maybe you'll be fine. It just looks odd i guess with the Head tube sticking up like that
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:47 PM   #40
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I did that to get the top tree and the bars where I needed them based on the customer's plan for the looks. Oh and thanks for the comment on the tank
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:05 PM   #41
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Some things I have got done lately. Fender strut, kickstand, SS pipes, hidden M/C for clutch under tank and new flat bottom on a King Sporty tank
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:36 PM   #42
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Here's a simple thing. Guy brought me this Unity light, wanted me to somehow fill in the switch hole...

So after some thought, got out the aircraft tools, made a little stainless filler panel, and riveted it in place. Looks like it's supposed to be there, nuff said I think.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:56 PM   #43
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Seat - Pipes - Oil Tank
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Trying to keep this post live,

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Old 08-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #45
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Nice job there on the motor mount Glen. Did you make a jig to build it, or tack it up on the bike?
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:21 PM   #46
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tacked it on the bike.
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:54 PM   #47
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Same here, just curious. I put a brass spacer on mine. Got Time today to finish the battery tray. Used some #10 all thread that was lying around to mock it up. Will change it out for some smooth rod and nice fastners.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:34 PM   #48
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custom made seat pan
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:39 PM   #49
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:40 PM   #50
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:03 PM   #51
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dont you just love duct tape! more to come as i continue on with my evo build.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:05 PM   #52
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To me... details are those SMALL things that you do yourself...

I took a bolt and made a screw out of it.


Then made a washer for it to fit in.


Then some little stands... and welded them in the frame.


Here it is bolted together.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:57 PM   #53
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This is probably about as basic as you can get for fabbing stuff, but I'm pretty happy with the results given my lack of experience.

Took a $10 peanut from the swap and cut a piece of the 35 Ford fender that I used as the fender. I wanted to carry the ridge up over the tank, so I cut a piece about 1/2" wider than the ridge and at the bottom left enough so I could fold the fender into a point to stretch the tank (which is really dead space as I didn't cut the tank at all).

Welded the piece onto the tank. Hammer hammer, little bit of filler, and voila...
Tank is stretched into a point and has the ridge to match the fenders.

Watch out, I'm almost a Salinas Boy now.
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Oil bag brackets out of two $1 gussets and two rusty combo wrenches.

nothing earth shattering, buth they've never broken.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:07 PM   #55
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Here's some stuff on the knuck I'm trying to finish.. (engine almost there!)
Cut off outer primary ear and drilled it for my elec. start, powdercoated it along w/ my r. fender (Reflecta-Chrome PC)Also cut, drilled and shaped the "scallops" on the ends of the oil tank my friend made. (It was a little too plain..)

Plasma cut and ground out this plate- taillight / remote filter mount and had it chromed.. made the frame mounts out of 3/8" rod.

Wanted to use some of Kutty's Hippy Killer shift pegs I had because the color and style matched the bike so well, but they were kinda short, so I cut some aluminum tubing down and drilled it to make some cool extensions.. they will be polished..

These are my cheapo wide glide stubbie risers to springer studs/and aluminum spacers, for the cheap "boardtracker" look, with some 19.00 drag bars I cut down..

Heres a pic from the rear... engine's supposed to be done in a week
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:38 PM   #56
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What are those extensions for? Gonna put a P-Pad on it? With a lanky ol' lady on the back fender... those would put her knees up behind her ears! I like it!

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narrow-bob tank on my '55... finally going to get painted soon.....Luke
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Those came out real cool!!!! Saved a set of 60 tanks to cut up and axe but someone came and made me an offer i couldent refuse,looking at yours i should have kept them
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:08 PM   #59
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hand made shock mount bar
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What are those extensions for? Gonna put a P-Pad on it? With a lanky ol' lady on the back fender... those would put her knees up behind her ears!

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Extensions and NO P-pad are for "P-ssy emergency"... when you show them how they have to ride to your house; and they still do it; you know it's on... and the "knees up behind the ears" thing... EXACTLY.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:13 PM   #61
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now you see it, now you dont...
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The most time consuming thing I ever made, but the most rewarding
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:17 AM   #63
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Dam how could i forget about your Girder. That is bad ass. If I get this XS rolling by spring i may have to make a roadtrip and see that in person. Nice!
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man never thought of that. there are a few of those layin around the shop. tools? red scotch brite and zep 45? please tell...
I used several thicknesses of steel wool w/water and just kept going round and round. thicker wool to take off the big stufff, thinner to get rid of the scratches. 1000 grit sand paper with water to finish. trick was to keep going round and round otherwise youll see the scratches and it wont flow well
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:55 AM   #65
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I ended replacing my 550lb springs on my cheap chinese shocks with the following springs from http://www.mcmaster.com/

1 96485K138 SPRING-TEMPERED STL JUMBO COMPRESSION SPRING, 3" LENGTH, 1.937" OD, .25" WIRE DIAMETER 2
EA 2 0 11.77

They are a little longer and slightly wider inside diameter, but they hooked up just fine. Still a little harsh, but way better than the 550lb springs. I wont be able to tell how good the setup works until I get the bike together and can ride it.
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I made my upper mount up to look like two small hammers..... sorry for the ugly center bolt, this is an older pic.


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Old 11-22-2007, 11:58 AM   #70
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Speedball tank emblem and homemade matching point cover..

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Old 11-22-2007, 06:11 PM   #71
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HERE'S MY OIL BAG MADE OUT OF A FIRE EXTINGUISHER WITH A BATTERY BOX.





CONTROLS I MADE WITH A MAIN SHAFT TRANNY BEARING IN IT.



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The bee hive that started the aluminum tank line and the mustang ax job.
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Narrowed "fat bob" tank. Pie cut down the middle and added the peak.

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Someone asked about splitting rockers, these are some I did for my ironhead. I think I posted the tech here once before, but I have it on my site now too:

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71-72 Triumph front end, 74-76 Sporty hub with 21" wheel. Took almost two inches off the rotor diameter. Machined the Triumph axle to have a nut on both sides. Stainless bracket for Honda caliper
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So the frontend that I'm usin on the Ironhead I'm buildin has had the riser holes bored out so the regular bushing kit won't work. Today at work I made these with a file, lathe, a drill bit and some urethane roundstock that was kicking around the shop. Not too bad for a one armed machinist.






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shock mounts made from 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1/8" square tube.
I made some earlier from flat stock, but could never get the bends just right. square tube is the way to go!
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here is a pic of my upper motor mount i made from 1" solid round s.s. and my axle spacers/ fender strut mounts
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Not a very good picture of the sportster but it has a 40 degree on the neck and the swing arm is 4 inches longer.

The plate is on my 2004 Harley. The eyes in the skull light up with the brakes.

and the picture to the left is the air cleaner on the same Harley
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:01 AM   #82
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was farting around with the crappy stock sporty brake pedal last night:




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That's bad-ass low buck cool, the best kind: making way cool stuff on the cheap. But a quick suggestion: if you want to clean it up even more, counter sink the peg bolt and drill and press in a pin to stop it from rotating, so you can lose the star washer. Wait. This is you. You probably already had your own plan, didn't you? Never mind... :-)

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I going to run a rear disk brake on my '70 right side shift Sportster. This is the beginning...

Stock EVO pedal(rt side brake)
cut up pedal
left one is the "new" one right is the stock EVO
weld on the "new" left side brake pedal.
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my first try at this burned a huge hole in the front of the tank so i had to cut it out and make a patch panel for the front will post more pic when done.
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:01 PM   #86
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ya....the center bolt sucks, the cool industrial hardware store was closed today

where are the rockershafts on this motor?Is it an S&S thing?
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:30 PM   #87
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that seat is sweet, attached is my evo build so far... your seat makes mine look like humpty dumpy's... But, i did cut it out of 10 guage steel with an angle grinder and pounded out the shape myself....
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:57 PM   #88
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This is an oil tank bracket I made with an angle grinder and 1/4" thick 6061 aluminum square tube. just need to finish sand them... Took forever to hack em out and get them to fit!
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fender strut with a snake climbing up the inside. I made the struts out of 1/8" steel. but they needed some support, so I welded in some round bar. Got to playing around with the grinder and it turned out looking like a small snake, will be pretty cool when its finished up...
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:23 AM   #90
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almost done with my narrow sporty tank...

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Here's a few off a GSXR rigid i did last year. The tank started out as a smashed Kawasaki Mean Streak item. I cut out the bottom , cut 8" out of the center , beat the sides back out(5" on one side and 3" on the other) , welded it back together with an 04' GSXR750 filler , added a Z650 tap mount , made a new base & tunnel and got Neo Dutch to paint it. All out of 1.0 or 1.2mm steel. Fiddly to work with but a unique tank. I also made the bars as 1.25" that reduced to 7/8ths , modified the 02' Indian Rear Guard , made the frame and modified everything else .




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Old 04-19-2008, 01:03 AM   #92
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Just a kickstand, but really satisfying.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:22 AM   #93
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couple of pictures from the sportster i'm building
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i also have some shots of my brakes in progress and battery box
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Some detail i'm adding to one of Craig's fenders.



My first attempt at rounding the edges of the recessed mounts on a tank.

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Some fantastic pieces here.Very thought provoking. I made 2into1 pipes and a seat for fun and a friend with a lathe,spun out this 2-1/4" billet oil cooler on his lunch break.Works good too.
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Some fantastic pieces here.Very thought provoking. I made 2into1 pipes and a seat for fun and a friend with a lathe,spun out this 2-1/4" billet oil cooler on his lunch break.Works good too.
Nice!! Always hated giant, ugly-ass ones.. thats pretty cool. Could mount it anywhere.. good work.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:49 PM   #98
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Tailight made form 5 horse briggs piston and con-rod I got from the dump.
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A couple more shots of the ongoing project. Not the actual tank that's going on it, my tank is being molded & primed.



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Copper

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Here are some velocity stacks I have made.



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Old 04-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #101
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How about in-process fabrication?
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:51 AM   #102
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i built my swingarm to house a 17x6.00 wheel with a 200mm tire,and was dead set against making an frame mods.i pulled it off like this.
milled these axle plates out of a chunk of steel i have been using as a press plate in my press.took about 23 hours on my little mill.

workin on shock placement.


done and painted,for now.

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:05 PM   #103
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I made this tray on an Armstrong metal brake - you know, my welding table, a big piece of angle iron, two clamps, and two strong arms.





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Figured I'd post some pictures of the hidden axle blocks I made.

Here's what the real thing looks like, usually CNC machined out of steel.

Basically they are axle blocks that have a plate covering the axle, so they're called hidden axle blocks.
My version:

cut the 1.5" inner diameter piping in half

space the two sections apart using 1.5" pieces

Bevel all the edges and weld it up then grind them smooth

now do the other side

I had some spare aluminum from building my last intake manifold, so i used that for the covers

to attach them I made some little tabs to go on the inside, welded a nut to the backside. and countersunk the holes in the cover for the screws




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Old 05-26-2008, 11:52 PM   #105
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Thanks for looking
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:26 AM   #106
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Gawd almighty, there some mindblowing'ly
formidable stuff here !


Unfortunately my own welding capabilities are
slightly less than those of a piss-drunk child,
so I leave that to others.



Generally I enjoy doing the things that most people dislike
and find tedious.
Like doing multi-carbs
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and the VERY small details:




Vargas girl printed , cut out
and covered with several layers of clear-coat,
used as Volt-meter needle.





Micro-fabrication one might call it...ha ha.







That all pales compared to what I see here in this thread.

RESPECT !

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The jockey shift I toiled over to get it right. Works awesome and I think it looks sharp.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:32 PM   #110
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Some things from my bike; SS shifter bracket w/sealed bearing, aluminum mounts for oil tank and sissy bar from 1/2" SS round stock. Have to size a few more pics , post them later.
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my air cleaner i made
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My new oil tank/mount.
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...and my pinned kicker.... So I can spin it around so its not in the way of my leg on my mids.
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Well it's not my bike but here is the seat I made for my brothers 1970 Triumph.
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Here are some pics on my tank attempt.


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Here is a couple things I did to adapt a pre70 rear wheel to a 5 speed left hand shift motor... also a custom top motor mount, the frame was a GME or so I was told...
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:56 PM   #118
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Here is some rod brackets that I made for me bike.

They're 1/4" S.S. kinda a pain to get them to come out the same.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:53 PM   #119
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Here is another


There are more here.
https://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...ighlight=nigel

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Here's what ive got to add to this post. Nothing as cool as what ive seen so far.

My bars and headlight hole fillers


Foot rest and key mount


Tail light


My im to lazy to weld it to the frame tag bracket/mount
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sprocket guard, stop's the oil off the chain going everywhere, when running open belt-drive,

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Made these inlet manifold's out off a couple of bit's of alloy, like the piece on top of the gearbox.

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this is the kind of thread that keeps me coming back, alot of free thinking ideas, fucking love the spam tailight. heres a few



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Here's a few things we did on my Triumph.

This is what I bought...



This is the day after I bought it...





Here it was in the original incarnation...





Seat was a King and Queen....this is what was left after chopping away for a few hours.



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So we made a 1/2 frame, the controls, the pipes, the seat, modified the fender, made sissy bar, modified the narrow glide, modified the tank, made battery box (that now only houses the typanium, a couple wrenches, small flat head screw driver, points, condenser, and i think 2 plugs---just in case)...

and now here is the second incarnation, the way it sits today...

disc brake on the back...

Made the top tree and the clip-on-esque bars...



new covers on both sides...had to modify some of the holes to get them to work...





This was a 10 over Denver's Springer, we cut 13" out of it to make it work...






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Primary chain guard, engine plates, Oil tank, Intake manifold, rear sets and shift linkage.

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Have posted a few of these photos on another thread, so forgive me if youve already seen them. this is my latest build, fabed the entire frame all the mounts and other bits by hand, hand formed tank, seat and oil bag, not quiet finished but getting close.
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Been on for 2 months now....and it don't leak....


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Old 12-16-2008, 12:28 PM   #130
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Heres a couple things I just finished before the weather turned unbearably cold.
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heres a pic with seat and taillight/plate mount. Also fabbed up the bars from a bent up
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MAN. some beautiful fab work done on these bikes. A few things i made for my Enfield ....tailite body i hammered out exhaust pipe and polished, hard tailed the frame, coil bkt, velocity stacks are flex exhaust pipe and polished, gas tank, oil tank and cap, battery case, modified original pipes, ponity nuts n bolts litter the bike all hand ground, etc bkts
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:22 PM   #132
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:27 PM   #133
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:03 PM   #134
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My gramps oil can tailight

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Old 12-18-2008, 10:35 PM   #135
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 AM   #136
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My headlight mount....I didnt build it ..but it's on my bike.....I'm still in training...
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Here's a tank I built.

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Old 12-30-2008, 10:09 AM   #138
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heres a remote filter mount that I made that mounts on the kicker cover of my 4 speed ratchet top, also fit my spring loaded ignition switch on it as well,
still have to trim it up a bit, and get it painted
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:13 PM   #139
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I've been working on my welding. This is my new jockey shift. It needs a little grinding, but I was pretty proud of it so I wanted to share the "raw" weld.

I've been reading up on dual carb heads and the modifications I will need to make to my heads. I think that will be my next project.
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My gramps oil can tailight
I LIKE that tail light!! I'm getting some great ideas from you guys. I hope you don't mind if I borrow some concepts.
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Made me some motor mounts that i nickel plated,
On the last picture you should see the difference in color from bare polished metal, and the one whit the nickel plated surface.

Just so fucking boring to grind and wet sanding it.







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can you do chrome in there as well?
great work
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Nah, if you are going to chrome it I think you will need cyanid, and that could be a problem
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That's sweet, I want to know more. Do you know of a web page or a book which has information on how to do your own nickle plating at home?
www.caswellplating.com

Make sure to check their finishing forum.

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Nah, if you are going to chrome it I think you will need cyanid, and that could be a problem
Nickel once it's suspending in solution is very carcenogenic also. You're looking
at super fund juice in that barrel of yours if you want to get rid of it through
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www.caswellplating.com

Make sure to check their finishing forum.

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has anybody ever used this stuff?

http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm


any advantage over paint?
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Used something similar on some gun parts a while back. Black oxide works great. Best if you bead blast the metal first, shoot it with compressed air to clean it up and drop it straight into the solution. Fingerprints don't show that way. I'm not sure how it would hold up to getting wet on the road...water, salt, etc...but it's great for steel parts.
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Nickel once it's suspending in solution is very carcenogenic also. You're looking
at super fund juice in that barrel of yours if you want to get rid of it through
the proper channels. Most home platers just dump it in the backyard, closer to
your neighbors well than your own

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Haha that's one way to do it.
But we got recycling stations that you can leave it to, The great thing is that it's free and they're bound to take it.

I'm new to this nickelplating thing, but i read that you should not put stainless steel in becouse if you do you may get Cr in your "stew".
But I also read that you could De-chrome whit simple tools in you's garage, but the things that come out of that can't be healthy right?
Or what do you think?
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chain slipper i made to stop the chain eating the g/box case,,

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A nice flat weld bead is cool..
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From a 72' OIF BSA that I am screwing around with............ever so slowly...
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the kicker is being the "BUTT" of some ridicule,,
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I'd like to see more pics of this bike.
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^55 on that.Nice touch.I will have to look into building one of those.
Go for it!!!..just make sure your 'o'rings are in good shape.....


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a revamp on the bike new pipes mid controls and bars

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just did a little overhual on mine, homeade pipes, new paint, coil and ignition relocation, head light relocation with fabed up bracket, jockey shifter..............







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Old 02-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #163
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Well, the weather's been shit (working under a tin roof outside), but I did make some progress on my customized 2.2 gal. Mustang tank a few weeks ago.

Made a small dash out of some 18 gauge for the speedo I frenched into the tank (wiring runs inside the tank):



Did some more metal finishing on the lead work on my extended tunnel and welded some nuts inside to mount the coil:


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I put this in my build thread but what the hell its pretty cool, made with me own two hands for the cost of free scrap from work.

Home made oil filter adapter, using the same oil filter as my Buell.



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I might as well post some pictures on my oiltank build.
Making the both sides in the tree stump whit my ball hammer and the e-wheel:






Mock up after welding it together and a lot of grinding:





The final pice, after I nickel plated it and fucked up, did a dee chrome,
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Been on for 2 months now....and it don't leak....


This is cool, any fabrication details?
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The starter snout for my LSR sidecar.
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The sidecar. Nearly there.

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This is a tailight I'm making out of a D cell Maglite.[/IMG]
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The "Tiki Pan" gas tank
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here's a few from the last bike.
shovel front rod brake pedal, brass foot board...


rock shift knob...


old ford tail light mounted on a hunk of crash bar tube...


oliver tractor headlight...


and here's one from the past. steel tube plumbing, filter behind trans that also mounts risers and cut buck horn bar turned to rear pegs...
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Some bars I made for an old Sportster...

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Frame mount remote me working on:

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I live in Africa so I have to make my own!!! Couldn't figure what ratio so I made a bunch. Other stuff I made at home.
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from my build. . . made the mid controls, right hand jockey shift, round electric box and end caps, and the battery box.

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Got the starter for the sidecar done. It works fantastic. Cranks the engine no problem.
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Axle plates with 'trick' chain adjusters.

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:58 PM   #182
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Here's a few shade tree mods on my bike:

This is the caliper mount adapter I made to allow the use of late model 4 piston brakes on early forks. It is a Harley caliper, I just shaved it.


This is a shot of the fender struts. They're stainless and welded to the bottom of the fender to look cleaner. Next time I paint, I'm going to polish them. I started to this time but it takes a lot of time to polish stainless, so I gave up and just painted them to match the fender. The fender is a $10 trailer fender from Northern Tool.



Here's the clips ons. I made a 41mm slug that I bolted into the top fork cap on the wide glie forks. The clips ons attach to that. I had them on the forks, but it was too low. The clip on clamps are Vortex, a Craiglist find for $40. The bars are 1" turned down to 7/8" for the Vortex clamps. Also note the spacers and mounts for the bar end mirrors. They needed to be moved out just a bit to keep them from interfering with the clutch and brake levers.



Right side mid controls. These are off a Suzuki and bolted to a mounting plate attached to the tranny. I also made the timing cover.



Left side controls:



Homemade pipes. The mufflers are turbo flows for a car. I'm not sure if they'll stay or not. Gonna ride 'em for a while and see. I also made the air box.



There a lots more mods you can't see, like relocating the rear shock mounts to lift the rear up an inch. And a great deal of mods to the heads. These are actually very similar to the S&S SA heads, but they were made before S&S had SA heads. It's a 113" motor that makes 144 hp.

There it is. Not as fancy as some, but it suits me well. I like to ride the north Georgia mountains fairly aggressively, so it's nice to have some ground clearance and handling.

If you made it this far, thanks for looking. Hope this inspires you to make some of your own shit.

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This fuel tank is what we have made this weekend, I have a standard tank but it is on loan. I have never done any metal work before. my pal who has years of experience helped, he did all the wealding and i did some cutting and hammering and filing/grinding.
This seat is just for mocking up . I want to make this shape properly



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Old 05-26-2009, 03:18 PM   #184
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Not much fabrication but I welded a few tabs on this WWII postal bag/box to give myself a little tool box





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Old 06-20-2009, 05:57 AM   #185
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Here's a few things for my IH build I've got going on

39mm trees with 41mm forks. I machined a bushing to adapt the tube tops to the different top tree.






Used the top of a rod from a spool valve for for my top motormount. Shaped the flatbar later


Filled in the old petcock location on my tank and moved it to the bottom of both sides with 2 rad little brass valves.


Had to space my rear sprocket out to align with tranny sprocket so I machined the spacer to match the shape of the hub of a dual flange. I turned it on the lathe and Indexed it in the mill using 2 drillbits the same size.

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Old 06-20-2009, 06:04 AM   #186
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wanted to lift the front of my tank a bit so I made a spacer/mounting bracket to match the tunnel.


Running a drum wheel off of a mid 70's RM250 so I had to make a tight brake stay with the now narrower frontend (5 1/2" between lowers). Drilled and tapped the brake hub for a 3/8 NF bolt.




Bent up and threaded some rod to mount my oilbag. It's a kick only bike so I can run a smaller battery. I'll have another mount/anchor underneath center to stabilize it.



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Old 07-21-2009, 09:08 AM   #187
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Here is a old jap brake im going to use on the chop
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #188
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I made this jockey shift out of 1/2" stainless and a candlestick from the local goodwill.



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Old 08-12-2009, 02:45 AM   #189
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https://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...RD+TRACK+RACER






Last photo is of the bike together, then I took it all back apart for painting and some detail work. I will add this to my thread when its done.

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:43 AM   #190
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My stuff is no where near the level of what I see in this thread, but it all makes me want to keep tyring! Definitely inspirational. Here's a tail light I whipped up that I'm pretty siked on though.

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Old 08-18-2009, 08:04 AM   #191
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it aint much, but often simple is best.
i whipped up ths headlight mount bracket this weekend and welded it up at work yesterday. cost me about 1.80. the square nuts were .90 each and i had the strap steel left over from something


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Old 12-21-2009, 05:14 PM   #192
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This is my adjustable rear fender mount. It goes up, down, forwards and back, and even a little yaw. I saw a youtube video of some dude using heim joint rod ends but it looked worst than these.

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I used 3 axle plates.


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Hopefully I don't kill myself with this, there's only like 1/4" before it hits the tire.

The brassknuckle part is from rocktitemetalfab.

Makes me wish I had a laser cutter thingy or a waterjet.

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Old 12-21-2009, 06:31 PM   #193
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the jockey shifter is from a slot machine in vegas. and if you can see we added the flare on the peanut tank to fit the triumph emblems and welded the metal strip down the middle
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:51 PM   #194
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Oil tank:






Shifter:



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Caliper bracket (prototype on right, actual part on left)


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Old 12-24-2009, 04:16 AM   #195
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Didnt know this thread was here
Awesome
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I put it up on Friday art a bit ago ,but i think she belongs here ,,










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Old 12-24-2009, 04:58 AM   #196
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Cool thread. Merry Xmas to you all.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:15 AM   #197
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A few more bits.
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