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Old 04-18-2013, 07:06 AM
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Liking what I see! Keep it up!
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:49 AM
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I'm keeping tabs too. Nice build.

ps. thanks for the front fork cover for my SG I bought from you on Ebay last year.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:04 AM
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Oh yeah! No problem. Glad you liked it!
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:08 PM
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Awesome Progress Update

Well I spent the last two nights making this:


Came out really nice, and one little tapped hole for my acewell gauge.

In other news I've ordered yet more parts, finished most of the rough fabrication, and ready to pull the engine again, finish weld and get things ready for powder.

I relocated the key slot to under the seat/tank area, and hid most of the electronics up in the frame. I'll have more pics in a bit.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll finish some custom knurled pegs.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:23 AM
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Looks cool. Must be just an illusion from the camera angle, but the new one appears to have a much wider spread to the forks...
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:13 PM
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Looks cool. Must be just an illusion from the camera angle, but the new one appears to have a much wider spread to the forks...
Yeah, its just the angle, same size! The old one is up on ebay now if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/200922258620...84.m1555.l2649

Also, check these bad boys out:


Knurled up some bar stock last week, and tapped it for passenger and driver pegs. I think they look sick!
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:16 PM
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Yeah, its just the angle, same size! The old one is up on ebay now if anyone is interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/200922258620...84.m1555.l2649

Also, check these bad boys out:


Knurled up some bar stock last week, and tapped it for passenger and driver pegs. I think they look sick!
yeah those are dope man! nice work so far. Wish I still had access to the plethora of machining equipment I did at school, I would have many cool new parts on my bike too haha. cant wait to see it finished, looks like she will be one clean machine
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:16 PM
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Those do look very nice, you did an awesome job....that being said, they're for you young-uns, us codgers would prefer some cushion from the vibrations under our feet, especially those long trips.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:15 PM
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wow, those pegs look awesome. are you going to fab up some rear sets for it too?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:24 PM
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wow, those pegs look awesome. are you going to fab up some rear sets for it too?
Nah gonna keep the stock rear sets, powder coated though. Here are some more picks of recent work. Fabrication is pretty much done, its on to paint/powder and lots of part cleaning.

LOVING me some hydrochloric acid.

Here I'm priming the front shocks, not pictured is a similarly primed swingarm and rear gear:


That custom clamp fit (thank goodness):


Also kicked of the epic wiring adventure by cleaning up my coils and splicing on some nice old school looking wires and screw on connectors:
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:29 PM
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Also kicked of the epic wiring adventure by cleaning up my coils and splicing on some nice old school looking wires and screw on connectors:
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i love these how hard was it to do i am looking to do something similar on my bike.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:43 PM
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Also kicked of the epic wiring adventure by cleaning up my coils and splicing on some nice old school looking wires and screw on connectors:
i love these how hard was it to do i am looking to do something similar on my bike.[/quote]

This is what I did, and maybe a slight bit embarrassed about it but it turned out ok. I don't see any reason it should not work perfectly.
  1. Attach the terminal to the end of the wire.
  2. Cut the wire to the required length, minus an inch.
  3. Make sure to write the cylinder number on the coil in sharpie just in case!!!
  4. Cut off the stock wires to about 2 inches, remove any hard plastic covering.
  5. Strip off all but 1 inch on the coils.
  6. Strip an inch on the wires.
  7. Trim the coil exposed wire to like 3/8"
  8. Slide on your heatshrink tubbing!
  9. Lap over the coil wire (short) onto the othe wire (long) and solder.
  10. Take the leftover insulation from the new wire and slit it down the middle, halfway then insert it over the soldered connection.
  11. Slide down heatshrink all the way and heat.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:07 AM
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I don't see an elegant way to hoist it into the frame.

Ideas?
I found a few 3ft. long pipes that would fit through the motormount holes as handles,and, using a friend, lifted the motor onto a crate, pulled the bike up close beside it, extended the pipe through the frame, put one person on each side of the bike and lifted the motor into the frame. We then removed the pipes and slid the motor into place.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:10 PM
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I freaking love the coils man! That's on my list next!
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:52 AM
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You're doing some really nice work, I can't wait to see it finished.
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