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Old 02-21-2020, 09:15 AM   #141
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What was your reasoning in running a single carb? Anything beyond "simple to tune"?

Sorry if you've explained this already. I'm too slothful to root around in this thread's early pages right now.

Manifold is a thing of beauty.
I appreciate that, it took me 3 times of cutting it apart and modifying it to make it fit properly. I prefer single carb for many reasons though. Easy to tune, only 1 throttle cable looks clean, i have a brass air cleaner ive wanted to put on a moyorcycle for about 15 years and decided it IS going on this build, and i like the carb not hanging out the sides.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:37 AM   #142
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So im not the best on the mill at work but im learning. Check out this clutch lever assembly I made. Part of it was my first bar riser i cut out but botched my measurements and had to recut them so i figured it would work well here. This is the first part ive made in a while that didnt feel easy for me. So its safe to say im proud of it.
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Old 02-21-2020, 03:51 PM   #143
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WHOA!

I'm in danger of overcomplimenting your work, which would make you neurotic. "Whoa" was not a compliment, just an outburst.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:33 PM   #144
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WHOA!

I'm in danger of overcomplimenting your work, which would make you neurotic. "Whoa" was not a compliment, just an outburst.
Hahahaha no, i get it. I am super happy with how this turned out. Its very rewarding to see a tarnished "scrap" piece of brass turn into something so damn pretty. Bad news is... that was the last decent sized peice of 1 1/4" brass i had.
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:34 PM   #145
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DAMN!!!! I may as well use stone tools. You can be proud of that.
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:22 PM   #146
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So, making a throttle assembly was harder than expected and i came very close to ordering one. But since i finished it, im glad i made it. It works very smoothly. The part that the throttle cable slides into was made out of a second peice of scrap cut with a band saw drilled and bolted to the unit i made with a small groove to hold it in line. The bolt head acts as a stop and a second bolt was put in as the other throttle stop. This was the first time i have ever cut a groove inside a part with the lathe and im actually surprised I finished it within .005 of my drawing. I used a plastic throttle unit and cable that i got at a swap meet a while back for $4.00. Got the bars off Amazon for $18.99. $1.75 for hardware and brass was all freebies from leftovers from jobs. So this whole set up costs me less than $26.00. The brass got a rattle can coat of urethane clearcoat to stop oxidation and corrosion.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:53 AM   #147
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Some fine looking work there! Like I always say, you can buy lot'sa stuff, but you can't buy bragging rights!
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Old 03-08-2020, 08:18 PM   #148
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This is the first time ive ever made custom pipes. I will be tigging them up. Smoothing out the welds a bit, then a coat of high temp black folled by exhaust wrap. I need to make a mounting bracket off of the frame as well where the pipes come together. Theae should look cool when theyre done tho.
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Old 03-09-2020, 06:06 AM   #149
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Wow, that's a whole lot of fiddly-diddly work, but I'm sure the results will be awesome!
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:35 PM   #150
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Tigged the pipes up. Spent about 3 hours smoothing them out, and pressure testing them for leaky welds. They are now air tight and ready for paint then exhaust wrap. Im going to put some baffles in as well because i dont like super loud.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:26 PM   #151
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Gave the pipes a high heat black paint job and wrapped with white exhaust wrap. Just need to make a mounting bracket and a couple heat shields and they will be all done.
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:40 PM   #152
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these skills are kinda making mine feel distinctly
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:07 PM   #153
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Hahaha im sure theyre not that bad. That made me Lol for real tho. 😂 just take you're time, anything can be done if you refuse to give up. Some things will take me multiple attempts and restarts. I am very greatful to have the tools i do have at my disposal but i have made things with just a torch and a grinder that would surprise people. Heres the exhaust heat shields i made out of an old Corvette sidepipe muffler i got for free a while ago.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:24 PM   #154
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Those are supercool. But don't they need about 150,000 speed holes to look finished?

Kidding. Speed holes would dink up their, uh, muted refinement and look cheap.
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:16 PM   #155
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Haha i need speed holes in my frame and gas tank too
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Made a master cylinder bracket and linkage to mount up for my harley disc brake rear. I ground down my old brake pedal surface and used tig braze silicon bronze over the surface about 3/16" thick and waffled it like the original but when i paint everything black the brass should pop. (Brake pedal was worn almost flat anyway) Also made an exhaust bracket to mount the pipes to the frame by cutting out a simple bracket and drilled and tapped for a 3/8 stud. Ill tig it solid when i tear down for finish welding and paint.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:10 PM   #157
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I fabbed up a cool kicker pedal. It was harder than i thought it would be because i cant paint it to hide any imperfections. Also my old machinist friend at work showed me how to do a cool pattern on the lathe with a knurler to create a spiral instead of the normal cross hatching. Theres a lot of machine work into this with a delrin insert that was a press fit inside the stainless housing to keep it from rattling. And a machined oring groove to make it so it spins when necessary but wont flip or flop around while riding. It looks simple but it is NOT!.
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:24 PM   #158
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It all looks slick as hell. That is a cool pattern you made with the knurler. Real tidy.

The four ears projecting radially from the end of the oil tank: what's their purpose going to be?
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I really enjoy watching this workmanship. B.Z!
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It all looks slick as hell. That is a cool pattern you made with the knurler. Real tidy.

The four ears projecting radially from the end of the oil tank: what's their purpose going to be?
I unrolled and hammered out some brass material and gave it a brushed finish to do kind of a false brass cap on the sides of the tank. I will also put a sight guage on the same side as the fuel sight guage. Thats what the two plugged holes are for.
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