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Old 04-24-2020, 10:29 PM   #181
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Yea looks good
how is the rear suspension it works ok?
i presume you sat on it and bounced up and down?
It is very stiff. When i pull it apart for paint im going to adjust the shock to its least stiff setting and ride it. As it is now with me on it trying to collapse the shock i can hardly get it to move. I weigh 220lbs. I hope with it adjusted it will move a little easier but at this point it is hard but has some movement making it like a hardtail with a little give. Now the leafspring seat mount is awesome. It may be the reason i dont see much movement in the shock because when i try to collapse the shock i end up flexing my seat spring. Also my engine is the mock up engine which is an empty case so it will be substantially heavier when i actually assemble it. At this point im at the "fuck it im going to ride it and see what happens" stage. Ill make it shiny, wire it and fire it up. If i dont like what i have or any ideas didnt work then on to fixing it or build my triumph and come back to it
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:52 PM   #182
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So I went against my best judgement and bought rattle can hok kandy basecoat because i thought, hey its house of kolors it was still like $40 so for the name and the price it should work good. IT DID NOT! I got inconsistent fan and spatter from hell. I decided that maybe more coats would level the color out and it might look good when it has some more paint on it. Once again I was wrong. Now i have to let it dry just to sand it off. $40 well spent. If you were thinking about trying this stuff just dont.
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:33 PM   #183
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So im making slow progress now but still getting things done. I had some issues with weather here in florida, trying to paint with 90+ degree temps and 90% humidity is tough. I have a couple small runs in the clear that i need to buff out but the frame is basically done. Im waiting on activator to get delivered for my primer so i can paint the wheels to get this thing rolling before i drop the motor in.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:25 PM   #184
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I got the fender cleared and i like these colors together but im debating whether i should throw a black pinstripe between the colors or not. The tank got solvent pop in the clear so back to the booth with that tomorrow after wet sanding. Also check out the triple tree nuts i machined for these english coins to fit in epoxied them in and cleared over them. They should look nice on the front end.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:24 PM   #185
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Nice paint, real nice. Goofy nuts.

Back in your post #183, first photo: What are the weighty objects beneath the bench your frame is sitting on? Are they forms for something?
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:33 PM   #186
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I'd be inclined to use a lighter contrasting color pinstripe as an accent not a separation line. Just my opinion
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:32 AM   #187
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Nice paint, real nice. Goofy nuts.

Back in your post #183, first photo: What are the weighty objects beneath the bench your frame is sitting on? Are they forms for something?
That is a hydraulic nut buster and those are sockets. I repair hydraulic cylinders for cranes occasionally. I will mount the rod in that machine and use hydraulic pressure to break the nut loose or tighten it back up to spec. Some hydraulic cylinder nuts are 4-6" and require 6,000-12,000 ft/lbs of torque to be "tight". I actually broke a crossthreaded 80mm solid chrome shaft with it before, it twisted it and it sheered in half. The thing is insanely powerful.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:29 AM   #188
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I like the colour combo...it reminds me a bit of my old BSA H57.
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:31 PM   #189
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Went in early to work to spray some clear on my gas tank, oil tank and headlight bezel. Oh and the chain guard but then on the third coat i dropped my chain guard on the ground and ruined it. So ill have to strip it down and restart. I came home from work and put my forks on with the gaiters and headlight ears. A couple bsa decals on the forks should help hide the fact it was a shitty old sportster front end to start off with. I was also surprised how great kustom shop fine line tape worked. It pulled super clean lines, better than any other fineline tape i have ever used.
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:41 PM   #190
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Real pretty. The stacked-musket decals do help diminish those Sportster slider tumors.
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BZ! Looks great!
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Old 06-06-2020, 07:53 AM   #192
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Real pretty. The stacked-musket decals do help diminish those Sportster slider tumors.
One hundred years-ago, BSA was the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles (1920's).

Any particular reason you didn't machine-off the boxes for the rectangular reflectors? If you mentioned it, I missed it.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:20 PM   #193
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Real pretty. The stacked-musket decals do help diminish those Sportster slider tumors.
One hundred years-ago, BSA was the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles (1920's).

Any particular reason you didn't machine-off the boxes for the rectangular reflectors? If you mentioned it, I missed it.
I was planning to put union jack decals there and thought it would look nice instead of putting a rectangle decal on a round surface but ended up doing the bsa rifle decals instead. I still like the way it turned out. I would have turned them off if i went with a polished look but here in florida aluminum oxidizes very quickly with the salt in the air and high humidity so ive decided to paint everything for less maintenance.
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Old 06-17-2020, 12:12 AM   #194
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I hope this isn't such an off-the-wall non sequitur as to irritate anybody. It just seemed so odd I couldn't let it pass. Will gladly take this post down if it gets on Mike's nerves or anyone else's.

The image strikes me as a direct relative of one of those conversations that begins:"Hey man! You got strange suspension on the backa your bike; I got strange suspension on the backa *my* bike! Let's get a beer!"

And after looking at the pic for a while, I'm left with this big question:

Having ventured so far into Uniqueland with the back end, what in hell did the builder do for a front end? A springer in the back is a hard act to follow; or in this case, to precede.
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Nice idea that. Were did you find it?
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Old 06-17-2020, 12:03 PM   #196
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Marvelous....is that allowed according to all rigid owners?
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Joe: It was on Pinterest (the K-Mart of custom bike ideas).
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Maybe he "hard-forked" it.
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Joe: It was on Pinterest (the K-Mart of custom bike ideas).
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:45 PM   #200
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I hope this isn't such an off-the-wall non sequitur as to irritate anybody. It just seemed so odd I couldn't let it pass. Will gladly take this post down if it gets on Mike's nerves or anyone else's.

The image strikes me as a direct relative of one of those conversations that begins:"Hey man! You got strange suspension on the backa your bike; I got strange suspension on the backa *my* bike! Let's get a beer!"

And after looking at the pic for a while, I'm left with this big question:

Having ventured so far into Uniqueland with the back end, what in hell did the builder do for a front end? A springer in the back is a hard act to follow; or in this case, to precede.
Haha, I think thats cool. I dont know how it would ride but i would give it a go. I know a guy who is building a leaf spring front and rear bmw. I convinced him it needed at least one shock absorber somewhere to stop the bouncing. Im wondering how it will turn out but its been an ongoing project for 3 years now.

On another note, ive made some decent progress on mine and ill post some pics up this weekend sometime.
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