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Discussion Starter · #39 ·
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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Discussion Starter · #42 · (Edited)
Any idea on the bike's weight? It's about as stripped down as it can be. How's it handle/ride?
I have no ide, heavy is all i can say!

well its not that bad, but im used to the hinckley Triumph that feels light as a moped so.....

its a quite stiff ride but turns easy and feels great at 110km/h... love the torque!
easy to handle at low speeds to!

from bikez.com... this is the 1980, 80". they didn have the sheet for the -79, 80"
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:289.0 kg (637.1 pounds)
 

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Discussion Starter · #43 ·
I measured the length of the shock mount that hung over the edge of the swingarm and spun the balance round. Then I drilled thru the center of the swingarm directly below the original location and welded it in. It dropped the ass of the bike 3 inches without fucking up the geometry. The further you move those mounts back, the less they absorb. And yeah you could buy new shorter shocks but new shocks are initially stiff and give a hard ride. And im poor, $300 shocks ain't happening.
im a poor n cheap bastard.. and it was quicker to move the shock mounts istead of ordering them and wait 2 weeks....

do you have a pic of your bike?

cheers // Kenneth
 

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Discussion Starter · #45 ·
Looks good Knallert,new bars are a big improvement. Hows the other bike project coming?
Thanks mr..

the Triumph is "on hold".... she looks pretty sad standing in the garage with just the frame, motor and front end... some day, some day my love!

Stealing parts from the Hinckley project to this bike... handlebar, levers, throttle, wires and rear wheel...

still alot of stuff that has to be done.... piece by piece...
 

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Dr. Benway: i only have a glass bathroom scale, dont think its a good idea..
have to get some goats for the roof...
hard work to lift the lawn mower up there...

Ok...

had to do something with the wires that came out of the handlebar..
I really get stressed when its time for rewiring..

phew, the bike started after i was done!

wires will go through a diet this winter, so this is just the start......

with no blinkers i could get rid of the badlander box... horn (didnt work)
and i cut the starter system away to... relay and fuse (start button on solenoid)



Made a little box and mounted it were the coil goes OEM... (1.5mm thick)
the 3 way switch is for half/full light
and the little one is the "kill switch".. not the best place but i dont want it on my handlebar!



Also got the seat welded in place...



and a close up on the box...


next is the rear fender.............

Cheers // Kenneth
 

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Discussion Starter · #52 ·
Thanks juspassi...Its nice to have a little different house from all the others. it makes me "special" Lol :)

and thanks Jtw79 to for your kind words.......

OEM front brakes (1 pot) is a piece of shit enginering!!

My -69 triumph had better brakes than this scoot!

so here is what i started working on today...



cheers // Kenneth
 

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Discussion Starter · #56 ·
Thanks guys!!

nothing much has happened today.. nice weather so i have been riding!



My baggy skateboard jeans got "stuck" in the belt... gah! that was scary!







Its gonna rain tomorrow and a few days so now i can get that rear fender mounted... if all goes well :)

cheers guys... and thanks for all the support! :)
 

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Discussion Starter · #59 ·
I 'm usually not much for the look of a swing arm bike but i have to say this is one of the coolest i have ever seen! You have definitely taken it in to a whole new direction and its a good one!
Thanks... glad you like it :)
I have to agree with you on the swingarm argument...

but the more i look at swingarm bikes (built right) the more i like them..

dadeamann: thank you.

oh and i forgot to ad my $2 update... Harley logos on the tank :)

cheers guys and keep building and riding them!
 

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Discussion Starter · #60 ·
Fix it time!

Tonight i started tearing down my bike because my engine needs some love!
AND I got to do something about the yellow on the bike.. jugs frame etc!

a Q.. shouldnt a 1979 fxs have rubberband fitting to the carb inlet?
my bike have O-rings... (or is it the other way around)



here is a side shot of the engine... dont you just love yellow!

(notice the broken front spark plug! never happend before)



and I really have to clean up the oilpump to...
dont need every connection on it since i have the 3" open belt...
any ideas on that?



well, thats what i had time for tonight..

Tommorrow im gonna borrow a bigger air compressor so i can lossen the big fucking bolt on the front belt pulley.... tryed every trick i had... didnt come loose..

more to come guys, and i hope you are doing well in your own garage :)

cheers // Kenneth
 

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Looking good man, got to get rid of all that yellow though. Keep up the good work.
Thanks mr Greybeard. im working on the paint "problem"...

The engine is out of the frame!



she looks kinda sad...



Had some problem with the nut on the front pulley.. i used 3 different air driven machines before it came loose!!
fuck i was nervous!
those threads doesnt look OK to me....



luckely I had some luck also...
built a engine stand "by eye"...
close call.



more.......
 

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What do you guys think of its color... a little blueish.. to hot or is that normal?

front cylinder inlet...



front cylinder exhaust...

oil oil oil oil....jesus!



rear cylinder exhaust...

also a little "damp"....

 

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Discussion Starter · #64 ·
more new posts above....

last 2 pics....

belt...
it didnt like gas dripping on it!



atleast i got this one as a spare on long runs....

A question guys.. how the fuck do i get the cluth of the gear box??



cheers // Kenneth
 

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Discussion Starter · #66 ·
You said your trams was a 5 in a four case?.... Is it a ratchet top or rotating top? I am looking at redoing my primary /starter setup (smaller starter), I already have a 1 1/2" belt... But don't want to spend $1000+ just to have a smaller type starter..
its a Revtech 58295...

link here...

http://www.retrocycle.com/CustomChr...iveSpeed_in_a_FourSpeed_Case_with_Kicker.html

BUT its a really tight fit between my starter and the swing arm!
PO had to grind of some meat on the starter...
 

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Discussion Starter · #68 ·
Thanks.....it must be the BDL set up...
The progress on your bike is awesome! Giving me inspiration..
thanks! its always nice to get friendly comments!

thats the beauty with forums.... wrench/read/wrench/read

repeat :)
 

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Discussion Starter · #70 ·
Thanks for the help Bigdawg... i thought i could do it without a puller....
(easy way)

have to fab something :)
(fun way)

im having a "wrenchtillyoufallasleepnight" to night hopefully i get the frame naked and ready for PAINT... phew getting tired on that yellow

thanks again for the input. and have a nice weekend :)
 

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Discussion Starter · #71 ·
8 hours in the "workshop"... good music and alot of Grovsnus!!

what else can a man wish for...hehe..

Made a simple puller out of a 5 mm (0.19") stainless steel plate, drilled three 10.5 mm holes in a triangle shape with a 12 mm center hole for the "puller bolt" and a aluminium spacer between.. not harming the axel..

had to hit the center bolt with a hammer a few times and "pop" it came off!!

I really dont think this BDL setup with my gearbox was made for this bike...

just look at the machine work done on both the inside of the engine plate and on the backside of the clutch!!

motor plate...


clutch....


Really dont like the look of that starter gear!!

can it be pressed loose and turned over?
or do I have to buy a new one?



and then i saw alittle tear in the bearing plastic thingie..


I can feel alittle "play" in the bearing and it makes a "dry" sound aswell when i spinn it!

leave it or change the bearing? what would you guys do?

cheers // Kenneth
 

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Discussion Starter · #74 · (Edited)
Sweet build ... and family. I'm thinking of a black tank with colored frame. Now I got an idea what yellow would look like. Thanks.
Thanks... im really blessed.. lovley kids and a good woman :)
im not liking the yellow... but hey everyone is different..
good luck with your scoot.

jupp... is that a problem or what are you saying? :)

I did a quick paint test...
its a smooth black enamel...
brushed it on...



close up..


i will let it cure for a couple of days and se how good it will stick to the frame...

if its good.. Just brushing the whole f...ing frame and be done with that.
if its shit.. Taking the bike apart some more and powder coat it black!

its -25 celcius to day... to cold for me!!
 

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Discussion Starter · #77 ·
Thanks and thanks for helping out:)
I will change that bearing... just have to find a good source.

have a HUGE list that i have to order and its getting kinda expensive with a the little parts stacked up :(

but hey.. atleast i know all things are ok when i hit the road this summer... cant beat that!


the saga continues........
 
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