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Discussion Starter · #21 ·
I tried to flip the swingarm and here are the result....

16"x3" wheel i had on my Triumph project just to have a look..

Avon mk II 5"



hehe... i have to get it on the ground before i can make a decision...

sure looks cool sitting on the lift ( 3" lowerd fork)



Cheers // Kenneth
 

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I LOVE that frame/tank color combination. Love it. I want to do my Ironhead frame a light color like this.
 

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buddha000:Thanks, but i dont think it will be yellow after this winter......

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My electric start system dont work that well... relay just says "click click"........

I have used my leg since i bought the bike. and its nice to kick start a bike again!

but i found some solenoid start buttons online and thought about them for awhile.

so i took the lid of the solenoid and made my own button...(cheap basterd)

10mm bolt that i shaved 80% of its head and mounted a spring on it...
drilled and made a 10 mm thread and glued the skull in place..
it works great!



it had to be a skull, since all the tough motorcycle rider got them, and i dont wanna be any less tougher....

also started on my mid controls (sketchup 8)



its only the start of it all... havent got a good solution for the right side yet, have to think about it and do some searching..

That´s all folks....

Cheers // Kenneth
 

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Once you get it on the ground, I'm sure you'll find that swingarm flip to be too low...if not for speed bumps, corner will stand you up and lay you down.

...and if even if that weren't the case, check you final drive chain to primary housing clearance. I can almost guarantee that it's ready to eat that housing up when you get going down the road.

You can't really go that low, reliably on a suspended bike.
 

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Discussion Starter · #25 ·
You can't really go that low, reliably on a suspended bike.
Have come to my senses and relized it to....
so a reweld of the shock mounts is on the "to do list" now.....

I have a 42 tooth rear sprocket so that helps a little with chain clearance...

you are probably 100% right that it is to low on that pic..

but it looks awesome that low..
 

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Started working on my swingarm tonight...

Sorry for not taking loads of pics, Got a little excited when i got the old milwaukee angle grinder out.. The chrome was a pita to remove, came off in big flakes.. flying all over the "workshop".. will sand blast it before powder coat.

Not my "OEM" swingarm, this one I got from a friend that way I can ride my bike when its still summer and warm outside...

so it will be a quick swap when its done....

A question guys.....

OEM mount is @ 170 mm...

My plan is to move the shocks to 110 mm...

Is that to much??? any thoughts...



Cheers // Kenneth
 

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why are you wanting to move the shocks forward? if your gonna lower it use lowering shocks. and i think it looks killer that low, and anything can be made to work you just have to figure out how to do that. i think you should keep it that low and just cut and weld for your clearances on the final drive.
 

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why are you wanting to move the shocks forward? if your gonna lower it use lowering shocks. and i think it looks killer that low, and anything can be made to work you just have to figure out how to do that. i think you should keep it that low and just cut and weld for your clearances on the final drive.
not forward, back 60 mm (2.something inch)

Have to get it on the floor and put some wood at a desired ride hight under and se were the mounts will go...

but i agree she sure looks awesome that low.....!

im gonna ride it, not wathing the bike from a distance.....
 

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Got the swingarm done tonight.
didnt mount the shocks ontop, instead i drilled it and put them in the middle of the arm.....

Inside... (they are turn in the lathe, so they are round inside the arm)



Outside...


didnt know the final lenght, so here they are still uncut...

Outside...


Inside...


And the final result...


Got 85mm under the frame now...
its gonna be alittle higher when i get the Avon MKII 5" monted...
maybe a 10mm or so...
got plenty of clearence at the starter/chain but i have to do some rideing before i know for sure....

Cheers // Kenneth
 

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Discussion Starter · #34 ·
Thanks duds...

Loffer: Shocks are quite stiff... if i jump and lands on my ass it only moves 0.5"-1" or so..im 85kg

with the other wheel it will sitt alittle higher.
I have to do some road testing :)

lost50pan: hehe... sparks flying all over...



It was kinda "guess-weld-look and se" should have made some more measurements but wth... if you build it, ride it!
 

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Discussion Starter · #35 ·
going for a ride....



my Garage...



ass... (that rear brake calliper has to go...)



Garage and entré...



side view...



weather is good for ones... have to make the best of it... se ya!

cheers // Kenneth
 

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Loffer: Thanks... its not that unusual here in Norway...

little update...

well, tonight it was the handlebar that got some attention.....



never mind my temporary seat... (waiting for the welding machine so i can fix that!)

it REALLY cleaned up the cluth side of the handlebar....



its my 7/8" (22mm) handlebar from my Triumph Scrambler hardtail project...

the 2006 Triumph clutch wire was "bolt on" and that made it super easy!

lever is a re pop of the old ones... -64 to ?

i had to make some rebuilding of the gas wire.. but after a little tinkering i also got that fixed....

over all a good night out in the garage!!!!!

Cheers // Kenneth
 

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looks good with the new bars...now where's the rear fender run off to?
thanks, It sure does... and the apehangers didnt really fit my riding style.

and with mid controls i think it will be even better...

the rear fender is waiting for some cutting and welding love..

i have that sorted to morrow :)
 
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