Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles - Page 3 - The Jockey Journal Board

Go Back   The Jockey Journal Board > General Discussion > The Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-01-2011, 02:37 PM   #41
supercrouton
Senior Member
 
supercrouton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Mississippi
Posts: 2,035
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

^^ I know, right? I was thinking the same thing, no battery was the original plan, in fact. But after some lengthy discussions with the Alton engineers, as well as one of their distributors here in the US (that has seen several Alton w/no battery attempts), I learned that they will not function for very long, without a decent size battery that is also in good shape.
They told me some stats which I will share (incorrectly, I'm sure); The Alton uses thicker gauge wire, of much shorter length in it's windings. Thus if not connected to a battery, it, and the regulator, will attempt to charge at infinity volts, thus causing a thermo-nuclear meltdown of most of North America, or something. Weird, huh?
__________________
If you were to take out someone's small intestines, and stretch it all the way out end to end, you'd go to jail.



Angry Monkey Motorcycles official website

Last edited by supercrouton; 11-01-2011 at 03:14 PM.
supercrouton is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #42
Rob Axel
Senior Member
 
Rob Axel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Savanah Ga.
Posts: 1,596
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

^^^^ that sounds about right......
__________________
"The heart is happiest
When the head and the hand work together" - Jay Lenno
Rob Axel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #43
Loffer
Senior Member
 
Loffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: WINSTON GA.
Posts: 3,187
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Great details Dan.. I love the AM rocks glasses , that's pure class. That's a great customer.
Loffer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 11-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #44
supercrouton
Senior Member
 
supercrouton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Mississippi
Posts: 2,035
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Another issue that I run into with pre units is footrests. It seems when I need them, they either cannot be found, or they are $200 a pair for original rests that are mangled and bent beyond recognition. So this is what I came up with. Itís not the first time anyone has used dirt-bike foot rests, but for me, it is an elegant solution to a recurring problem. They have been warmly received so far. My next several clients have already said they want them for their bikes. Plus they have spring-loaded folding action, in case they drag in a turn. I tested them on my personal bike first to be sure the geometry was right, and that they contact the road before any other part of the bike.



Nothing new here, just some 10 gauge spring perches
__________________
If you were to take out someone's small intestines, and stretch it all the way out end to end, you'd go to jail.



Angry Monkey Motorcycles official website
supercrouton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #45
model-a-fan
Senior Member
 
model-a-fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 689
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Looks good Dan. How many more bikes do you have lined up?
model-a-fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #46
supercrouton
Senior Member
 
supercrouton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Mississippi
Posts: 2,035
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Quote:
Originally Posted by model-a-fan View Post
Looks good Dan. How many more bikes do you have lined up?
Thanks man. At this moment, I have three more builds scheduled after this one, so I'm gonna be busy for a while
__________________
If you were to take out someone's small intestines, and stretch it all the way out end to end, you'd go to jail.



Angry Monkey Motorcycles official website
supercrouton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:46 AM   #47
fuelrod
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mass
Posts: 206
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Looks great Dan!
I recall from watching the Angry Monkey build that you mentioned you just had a MIG welder. Did you finally pony up and buy a TIG? Those welds look TOOOOO smooth for a MIG machine...
fuelrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:02 AM   #48
supercrouton
Senior Member
 
supercrouton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Mississippi
Posts: 2,035
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Quote:
Originally Posted by fuelrod View Post
Looks great Dan!
I recall from watching the Angry Monkey build that you mentioned you just had a MIG welder. Did you finally pony up and buy a TIG? Those welds look TOOOOO smooth for a MIG machine...
You are correct, it's all TIG now. Specifically a Miller syncrowave 250 with a watercooled torch.
Cheers, Dan.
__________________
If you were to take out someone's small intestines, and stretch it all the way out end to end, you'd go to jail.



Angry Monkey Motorcycles official website
supercrouton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:57 AM   #49
Loffer
Senior Member
 
Loffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: WINSTON GA.
Posts: 3,187
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Love those footpegs/mounts. Cool thing about folding pegs is you have soo many options for different pegs. I used them on my last build .
Loffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #50
kllrjo
Senior Member
 
kllrjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: sunny tampa fla
Posts: 726
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

love the build, dan...coupla things, the machinest/layout compound is commonly referred to as "prussian blue" it drys on metal,allowing a scribe to mark perfectly, and its an antidote for thallium poisoning! [really!]
did joe show you the EI units he made up? absolutely stellar work!
will be following the build eagerly.
__________________
Originally Posted by cmantle1 https://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/h...s/viewpost.gif
yea Newtons fourth law says mass x triumph engine x pavement = the need for head steadies!? haha

http://www.ace-custom.com/
https://www.facebook.com/acecustomcycle
kllrjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:16 PM   #51
Deadbird
Senior Member
 
Deadbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mansfield, IL
Posts: 184
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

I've always used Dykem Blue for layout. Probably the same stuff.

Another cool build thread.
Deadbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 12:22 AM   #52
selectedgrub
Senior Member
 
selectedgrub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,219
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Beautiful to watch.
Motivating to say the least.
selectedgrub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 12:28 AM   #53
Bodyworx
Senior Member
 
Bodyworx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 588
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

You can finally get back to building bikes now that i am not calling you every other day with some "Why" question. Hahahaha.. Top notch work as usual Dan.

Phil
Bodyworx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 02:26 AM   #54
Uuh...
Senior Member
 
Uuh...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 119
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Wow, almost missed this thread.
It's looking real nice!

Admins, can Dan get his own channel or section on the board? Then we don't have to miss his builds. And you know he'll be on here for a while, since he has 3 more builds to do.....
Uuh... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 10:08 AM   #55
supercrouton
Senior Member
 
supercrouton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Mississippi
Posts: 2,035
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loffer View Post
Love those footpegs/mounts. Cool thing about folding pegs is you have soo many options for different pegs.

Yep, If you noticed there is a different one on either side. This bike is getting the bronze, CNC'd ones, I have the plain black "stock" ones on my bike.


Quote:
Originally Posted by kllrjo View Post
did joe show you the EI units he made up? absolutely stellar work!

Yep, Joe is sending me his latest work; Upgraded front motor mounts for "generator" motors, and his new EI setup. I will post pics here when they show up.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbird View Post
I've always used Dykem Blue for layout. Probably the same stuff.
Another cool build thread.
Yep, That is exactly what I use. Thanks!


Quote:
Originally Posted by selectedgrub View Post
Beautiful to watch.

Thanks!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodyworx View Post
You can finally get back to building bikes now that i am not calling you every other day with some "Why" question. Hahahaha..

Anytime Phil!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Uuh... View Post
Wow, almost missed this thread.

Thanks!


Here is the exhaust’s rear support brackets, not fully welded.


Head steadies




Now, on with the motor work. Here is a fin repair performed on the head, here it is, after a thorough cleaning, and beveling of fin stub...


Here is the replacement fin after layout and cutting. Before I welded it back on it got a ton of shaping, as these fins taper in thickness from the inside out to the edges


Here is the finished repair.....



“Hey, I think I just broke a bolt off in the sump plate!” “Dude, just drive another bolt right in there at whatever angle right next to it, and while you’re at it, crank the other three bolts until you pull the threads out of the cases!” (conversation between previous owner and buddy, however many years ago) So the sump area of the case had to be opened up with a die grinder, bolt remnants removed, case welded back solid, filed true, drilled, and tapped. And the other three holes got heli-coils.

__________________
If you were to take out someone's small intestines, and stretch it all the way out end to end, you'd go to jail.



Angry Monkey Motorcycles official website

Last edited by supercrouton; 11-04-2011 at 10:14 AM.
supercrouton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #56
Ironsled77
Senior Member
 
Ironsled77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 430
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Your tig's look great. Any training or just practice? Also do you use 10ga for all your fabrication?
__________________
A generation born to witness the end of the world
Ironsled77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 10:47 AM   #57
supercrouton
Senior Member
 
supercrouton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Mississippi
Posts: 2,035
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironsled77 View Post
Your tig's look great. Any training or just practice? Also do you use 10ga for all your fabrication?
Thanks. Both actually, but practice is definately key. I use thinner and thicker steel for things, but 10 gauge is my preference for most things.
Cheers, Dan.
__________________
If you were to take out someone's small intestines, and stretch it all the way out end to end, you'd go to jail.



Angry Monkey Motorcycles official website
supercrouton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 01:25 PM   #58
Tan-Dawg
Senior Member
 
Tan-Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 599
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Dan... you've gone "International"... awesome man! The build looks killer- love to see you TIG welding- great work- as always! Glad I tuned in to see this! You're a rockstar! \m/
Tan-Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #59
steel horse rider
Member
 
steel horse rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: fresno, ca.
Posts: 78
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

Nice looking build can't wait to see more.
__________________
IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT !!!!
steel horse rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 08:48 PM   #60
buddhistpunk77
Senior Member
 
buddhistpunk77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: london uk
Posts: 117
Default Re: Kustom 1959 pre unit by Angry Monkey Motorcycles

that fin repair is superb! I've been a fan of all your builds but you really have raised the bar on this one, the detailing is truly impressive.
Joe's engine mounts are a great addition.One of the first bits I bought for my build!

Jerome
buddhistpunk77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
angry monkey, build thread, kustom, pre unit, supercrouton

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 PM.