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Old 09-08-2015, 11:31 AM   #41
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Great fab work...I like the tank and fender
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:57 PM   #42
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Clamp the controls where they will live and put the bike on the ground. Now lean it over as far as it will go. See what I see?
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Awesome fab work
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:58 PM   #44
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:03 PM   #45
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Clamp the controls where they will live and put the bike on the ground. Now lean it over as far as it will go. See what I see?
Hello dear JAWS! yes, i took a picture for you, i couldn't put the bike on the floor because i was working with the exhaust today, but made this, hope it works for you to see, i don't see any problem there, at least im not going to do motoGP on this shit, so i think its ok, buuuuuuuuuuuut tell me what do you thing, i really appreciate you help!

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Old 09-08-2015, 10:15 PM   #46
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Today i went to pick up the exhaust a friend made for me, its a triumph replica so i started to figure out where to place it. this is the result, tomorrow i have to fabricate the exhaust finned flange from a chunk of aluminum and a heat shield to prevent getting burned with the damn thing. Hope you guys like how its coming together-


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Old 09-09-2015, 06:03 PM   #47
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You are hand fabbing stuff. Move your pedal mount to a real flat mounting surface instead of the frame tube, higher. Have your buddy sit on it again and get like he is shifting or breaking at the full range, then take your pictures. You will find I'm afraid that you can't move the levers and you won't be able to have feet with toes.

Think hard on this one. A rock or any real obsticle in the path of the bike could cause injury or a wreck. The controls should be a fluid thing, a movement that is like breathing, without thought. Interrupted, they can be real distractions from what needs attention, Iike vision of the road ahead.
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You are hand fabbing stuff. Move your pedal mount to a real flat mounting surface instead of the frame tube, higher. Have your buddy sit on it again and get like he is shifting or breaking at the full range, then take your pictures. You will find I'm afraid that you can't move the levers and you won't be able to have feet with toes.

Think hard on this one. A rock or any real obsticle in the path of the bike could cause injury or a wreck. The controls should be a fluid thing, a movement that is like breathing, without thought. Interrupted, they can be real distractions from what needs attention, Iike vision of the road ahead.
Yes, Its true, i guess ill have to move the rearsets back, near the axle ,ill try what you said tomorrow, but i realize the danger of that, shiiiiiiiiit, you are the man JAWS! thanks brother!
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:23 PM   #49
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JAWS, you where right! That was very dangerous!
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so i moved the rearsets closer to the axle
Here's the original position on the left and the new position on the right, now my toes keep at the same height as the lower tube of the frame. Thanks your sharp eye brother.
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Today i moved the rearsets (thanks JAWS for the safety advice)
and cleaned all the weldings on the exhaust, also made the heat shield. Now i need to make the finned exhaust flange
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:48 AM   #51
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Good call Jaws. I like the exhaust, would be nice to see a curved heat sheild, I 've made a couple out of slightly bigger diameter pipe, drill a bunch of holes ect. A bit more work but they look nice in the end. I know you are on a tight scheduel so leave ot for last if you go that rout.

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This is very cool
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Good call Jaws. I like the exhaust, would be nice to see a curved heat sheild, I 've made a couple out of slightly bigger diameter pipe, drill a bunch of holes ect. A bit more work but they look nice in the end. I know you are on a tight scheduel so leave ot for last if you go that rout.

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Hello Lester! Im doing the shield on the only part of the exhaust that reaches my leg, Maybe for aesthetics is better do a full shield, but im trying to keep the bike simple and clean so for me that small shield works!
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:46 PM   #55
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Hello !!
As i moved the rearsets waaaaaaaay back, i needed to move the handlebar foward for better driving position. I wanted to do something different, but keeping the "drag bike" look on the bars.

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This is how the handlebar attaches to the three, only the first one is tacked in place, the others are loose, i need to weld em with the mig.
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This is a connection between the two bars, also i used it to route the cables so they dont touch the girder
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Once i had the handlebars in place i wanted to do something with the clutch and throttle cables, its kind of a nonsense thing, but i like the final result that was to hide the wires, also the aluminum tube looks better.
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And a last photo how the bike is coming together
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:19 PM   #58
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As i was doing the controls yesterday, today i made the bracket to hold the brake plate on the real wheel, had to delete an existing anchor point prior to fit the one i made.
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I removed the rear wheel so i finished the last mount for the rearsets
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The rear brake is cable operated, it is from an old russian motorcycle. pretty small hub and pads, but i think it will do its job, im planing to put a big ass Gilera drum in the front (wich i always believe it was ugly but i think for this bike it fits)
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Had to fab this extension for the lever as that was the only way it can pull the cable, i thought about converting the cable to a regular rod and lever but i think is too much work, and for what i feel today on the bike it stops fine.
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I took my camera to the shop to take some better quality shots of the bike.

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:36 AM   #60
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Looking real good. Though I think that extension off your brake pedal is going to give you trouble. More pictures.
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