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Old 04-08-2020, 09:16 AM   #161
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That kickstarter pedal looks like something you would see in the movie Fargo, a part on a wood-chipper, dispensing red chunks onto a field of fresh snow.

Looks like you had a good amount of time to ponder the build, to have it be aesthetically-appealing while functioning-well, and not being annoying (rattling, rotating from vibration).
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:55 AM   #162
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That kickstarter pedal looks like something you would see in the movie Fargo, a part on a wood-chipper, dispensing red chunks onto a field of fresh snow.

Looks like you had a good amount of time to ponder the build, to have it be aesthetically-appealing while functioning-well, and not being annoying (rattling, rotating from vibration).
Haha the mini chipper dont kick it barefoot. squeaks and rattles drive me insane. Part of the reason ill never do a springer again. 2 in a row had a squeak i couldnt get rid of. I see you're from miami, I live in fort pierce so u might see it in person sooner or later at shows. Ive never put any of my bikes in shows but ill make sure this one makes it to some of them in the maimi or ft Lauderdale area. And ofc daytona next year.
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:31 PM   #163
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So I had a little down time at work so i revamped our powdercoat booth into a paint booth. I also do powdercoat and industrial painting for the shop but the powder oven is currently broken with no eta on getting fixed so ive just been painting when needed. The boss had no problems with putting up some new lights and white epoxy to brighten things up. I framed in a 12'8' area with 2x6 so i can staple plastic to make it a clean environment and the room already has filters and exhaust for shooting powder. Hopefully i can get my frame in there next weekend.
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Old 04-17-2020, 07:03 PM   #164
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Black frame? Or you going to do something flamboyant and wacky?
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Old 04-17-2020, 09:10 PM   #165
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Black frame? Or you going to do something flamboyant and wacky?
Black frame for sure. Ill get fancy with it by doing gloss. I hate bright flashy frames about as much as i hate chrome. Maybe why i never fit in with the harley guys.
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Old 04-18-2020, 02:55 PM   #166
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Nice little booth...that'll get the job done. Wouldn't mind see the powder coating process, might try that on my frame.
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Old 04-18-2020, 05:05 PM   #167
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I'd *really* like to see it done with your broken powdercoating rig.
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Old 04-18-2020, 10:48 PM   #168
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Our small oven still works so i can powder smaller parts (24x24x40). To be honest I have access to a great powdercoating system and an oven that can do most motorcycle parts but i prefer paint. Its not quite as durable but its easier to work with and has better results. Powder can be very tricky to get to lay flat, have super high gloss, its hard to do finer details and the prep on this old aluminum is terrible with offgassing and fish eyeing. The only thing i would have liked to powder was the frame and it wont fit.
Maybe ill do a couple smaller parts with powder to show the process and do a comparison of high gloss black powder vs gloss black base clear.
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:22 PM   #169
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Fabbed up a stainless steel battery box yesterday. Mounted my ignition switch and podtronic to it so most of my wiring will be out of the way. Drilled and tapped the box so the studs sit flush so i could make the box as small as possible. Mounted it on some 1/8" neoprene and wrapped the lower half of the battery with neoprene as well to eliminate vibration.
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:36 PM   #170
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I love a nicely fabricated box, perhaps because making such things is about as high as my skill set has ever taken me. That's a particularly good one.

I'm suspecting that it sits on the bottom rails. behind the transmission ... ?
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:36 PM   #171
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Took the bike off the stand today because FAB WORK IS DONE!!!! Here is a few shots before i disassemble and start painting. My paint came yesterday, i got organic green kandy basecoat from house of colors, bone white, and a gallon of clear. I still had almost a quart of black and some 2k dtm primer so i think i have everything i need. (I know i need to adjust the rear fender and bend my pegs a bit to make them straight. It will be done before paint) I also planned on running the bike before paint but i would have to put the actual engine in and wire the whole thing and then disassemble it. I feel like it would be better to just paint it and assemble for real and work out the hiccups later and try to be more confident in my work.
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I love a nicely fabricated box, perhaps because making such things is about as high as my skill set has ever taken me. That's a particularly good one.

I'm suspecting that it sits on the bottom rails. behind the transmission ... ?
Yup. Thats the spot! This only took me about an hour because my buddy at work cut the top and flanges it bolts to with the water jet so no drilling or grinding needed there. I just bolted them together and set the box on it and welded it. Ez perfect fit. I am very very lucky to have access to the tools i have. I would have at least triple the fab time if i didnt work at this shop. Plus the lazer and waterjet have tons of good stainless and aluminum drops that i can grab for free.
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:10 PM   #173
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Haw! That's a great-looking bike, man. It's unique without being a dick about it. It's RAKISH. It's INSOUCIANT. It is FUCK YOU, JUNIOR, but in a nice way.
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:27 PM   #174
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Are the fittings on the tank side for a visible gas gauge?
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:34 PM   #175
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Haw! That's a great-looking bike, man. It's unique without being a dick about it. It's RAKISH. It's INSOUCIANT. It is FUCK YOU, JUNIOR, but in a nice way.
Hahaha. I like you Ratso. Im picking up what you're putting down here. Thanks.
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Are the fittings on the tank side for a visible gas gauge?
Yes, there will be one on the oil tank as well.
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Old 04-22-2020, 08:18 AM   #177
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Beautiful. You've got quite an eye. Love the chainguard shape, tank, all of it.
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Old 04-23-2020, 07:00 AM   #178
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Beautiful. You've got quite an eye. Love the chainguard shape, tank, all of it.
Thanks. Its turning out better than i expected
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Old 04-23-2020, 07:58 AM   #179
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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?
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:44 PM   #180
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Thanks. Its turning out better than i expected

What did you expect, you have some awesome skills! Would like to see the rear suspension in action before paint...just in case.
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