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Old 01-25-2020, 10:54 AM   #21
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Got the bike pretty much finished up. Regretfully I didn't take many build pics as I was in a hurry to get it done for a friend that wants to buy it. I did take some pics of how I was taught to make brake caliper hangers. Nothing new and I'm sure you guys all have a way to do it too but figured I'd share the simple way I do it:

First I take some measurements for the rough piece size by holding the caliper up to the rotor, measure the width of the caliper and a little above the wheel spacer for the height. Once I have my square piece, I clamp the caliper to it and use a center punch to mark the holes.



Next I usually just bolt the caliper on and scribe the shapes of the actual brake caliper or just scribe round lines around the holes to follow with the rotary table. You could do the same thing with an angle grinder and files if you don't have a mill.




once you have the brake caliper where you can bolt it on, take your wheel off the bike. Take a piece of welding rod, bend it around the brake rotor and tape it on. This will establish the clearance so the inside of the caliper doesn't hit the rotor. Next, place the assembly on the rotor with your wheel spacer (if you haven't made that yet, it really helps to have it behind the plate). Either find a center punch the same size as your axle (mine was 3/4" axle) or make one in the lathe. Slide the punch through the axle hole till it it's up to the plate, may have to use a longer drift to reach. Helps to have an extra hand to hold everything tight and square to the wheel spacer/rotor, give the center punch a whack and that will be the hole for the axle to slide through.



Drill the hole the same size as your axle, obviously. Now you can scribe out the final shape you want it to look like and trim all the excess material off.



Now you can put it all together make sure it all still lines up. Check for rubbing, make sure the caliper is center to the rotor and it's not hitting any part of the wheel. I usually make my wheel spacers before I make the caliper hanger, then just minus off the width of the hanger from that spacer. Sometimes you have to make multiple wheel spacers. Fun stuff.



Seat came out really nice, my buddy at Mercy supply covered it for me.



Got excited wanted to fire it up after it was wired, hence the hanging fuel tank. Cranked over on the first kick and runs pretty dang good for a pile of crap motor.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:18 AM   #22
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Real nice, thanks for the Show & Tell.

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Old 01-25-2020, 11:33 AM   #23
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Real nice, thanks for the Show & Tell.

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haha I shoulda put my hands on the pipes! fuck! Gotta love those soupcan E carbs! thanks buddy
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:22 PM   #24
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Great job!
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:52 PM   #25
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great job love it
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:09 AM   #26
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beautiful work
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:06 PM   #27
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Nice looking bike.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:33 PM   #28
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