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Discussion Starter · #182 ·
Unlike your license plates, holy cow look at that thing!
Dr.Benway: you should se it before i cut 50mm (2") of the width!!
hehe..

cheers :)

im back.... Mohahaha!

been working on my axed tank tonight and this is what i have to show so far.

i dont have lots of tools! but this came in handy.. (little blue bender)



it was a bitch to do alone since my table isnt bolted to the floor.. had to stand on the table and pull the bastard towards me..



test fit nr 1 (of a million)



rough cut...



its getting there...





i have to cut the OEM tank mounts to fit it snuggly against the back bone..
BUT since its riding season and im planing to ride it has to wait until the tha tank is 100% done..

dry fit..









i like it... not to small... not to big...

cheers guys!
 

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biltema bender :D does the work but it needs some small reinforcements :)

bike looks good,if you take it through sweden stop by :)
 

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just noticed your angle meeter,have you measured that?? they aren't 90* all times,take my advice and buy 2 of theese instead,dead accurate and has the advantage that you can use them on rounded surfaces as round tubes and square ones to,your lokal hardware store shoukld have them or else give me a shout and i'll get you and send it to you

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pic didn't show,i'll get back
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That's about perfect! Great work!
Thanks Dan... I really appreciate your input! :)
i have had my eyes on a cole foster tank. but

1. not cheap enough for me! haha
2. not so easy to find.. saw they were discontinued on cole foster site and CC had som delivery problems.. i really love that tank. the search goes on.

biltema bender :D does the work but it needs some small reinforcements :)

bike looks good,if you take it through sweden stop by :)
Thanks man :)
yeah they are alittle "flimsy".. the sheet metal is 1.5mm and with the whole 600 mm width its on the very limit of what the bender can do..

I wasnt looking for a 100% perfect bend because it cant preform one ;)
it swells a little in the middle, but i solved that by inserting a 2" x 5" wood piece and beat the hell of the metal until i was satisfied hehe!

and yeah i know about the angle finder.. mine is for wood!

i´ll give you a shout when ever i ride your way :)

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Looks great knallert!
Like the narrowed tank, what will you do with the gascaps? one centered or keep them both maybe?

Don´t forget to give me a shout when you cruise by knuckleworks so I can meet up with U 2 then... Don´t live too far away from him.. ;)
 

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Rain = boring = garage time = home made points cover :)

so this is what i did...

Had this piece for a while and finally found something i could do with it.





drilled and tapped a M8 so i could hold the piece in the lathe.
and started to cut off the material i didnt want..
i could have used a 80mm roundbar but i didnt have that.. hehe
alot of work.. but very satisfying... and its raining!



I´ll skip the lathe part.. and here im back in my garage trying to get some shine on the bastard.



its a solid piece... and one thing i SHOULD have done before making the "curve" on the lathe was to drill and conter sink the holes!
it wasnt easy doing it whit out proper tools.. well next time i know better.



bom smack. done!



im really not sure if i like it.. have to let it sit on the bike for a while :)

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Holy shit. I wouldn't have the patience for that.
Is the back hollowed out?
hehe.. i dont have a job... so i have alot of time to "kill" :)
The cover is a solid chunk of alu.. my plan is to hollow it, but i wont spend that time before i know if i like it..

maybe a inlay on some kind would look nice.. a big silver coin or something :)

looks great!!!!! Bet it was a bitch to drill and counter sink.
Thanks.. and yes it was!
the holes was easy .. drilled it from behind (yeah yeah.. very funny)

but the counter sink was a bitch.. i used larger and larger drills but they always wanted to "slide" down of center..

I should have used one of this... but i dont have one (yet)

http://www.maskinisten.net/userpix/9133_hpim0568_1.jpg

if it was easy everybody would do it :)

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Discussion Starter · #193 ·
I need brakes!

like I said before... i hate the OEM 1 piston front ass callipers!
i saved the yellow color on them so i would hurry up and change them.
painted them silver 2 days ago.. that didnt help a bit!

so today i started on my Tokico swap.



those BIG nuts are just spacers i used when building the bracket.. im not gonna use em...



Gonna re use the OEM "floating bolts" that holds the caliper.. just have to shorten them a bit before its of into the sunset...



this is ALOT of stopping power! if its good for a 300 km/h bike...
its good for me...



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Don't listen to those guys; in a few years those Cuisinart wheels will be all the rage and you'll be ahead of the game. I actually like how they look in that 3/4 front shot now that the whole bike isn't that awful yellow.

Nice job on the Tokicos. You can never have too much stopping power (unless you don't know how to use it).
 

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Looks great Knallert!!! Glad to see that yellow caliper gone it stood out like a turd on a wedding cake.
Thanks :) and they worked like 2 turds to... squeeeiiiilllll

other than that, you have to agree the bike is looking good. I like the points cover alot
Thanks..

Don't listen to those guys; in a few years those Cuisinart wheels will be all the rage and you'll be ahead of the game. I actually like how they look in that 3/4 front shot now that the whole bike isn't that awful yellow.

Nice job on the Tokicos. You can never have too much stopping power (unless you don't know how to use it).
Thank you Dr..
hahaha...the wheels are not everybodys cup i know that, but they are a part of the whole bike so... they will stay :)
and i have to agree on the yellow.. it was butt ugly and almost put me off buying the bike! but i have always wanted to do a "ground up build" and i got the perfect oppertunity when it was all painted yellow....

Tokicos are fucking awesome.. one finger brakeing! (i tryed locking the front wheel at 50 Mph NO problem)

Please stop,my bikes getting nervous.
haha.. sorry
 
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