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Old 01-27-2007, 07:00 AM
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Thanks Gypsy,,,, Unfortunately I am afraid the other side wont look as good. That is todays project.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:27 PM
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Brake dilema

No matter how much you think these things over,,,you always run into some shit that didnt cross your mind,,,,for instance,,,the little lever that the return spring for the rear brake attaches to.






Not a huge deal,,just a minor pain in the ass. So,,,I chopped it off (this IS supposed to be a chopper right? ) And I added a little length to get it out from under the tube I am istalling.




Moved the two return spring mounts a little further out,,,




Ahhh,,,thats better!
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:32 PM
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My biggest problem is that I dont have enough tools so I am always having to improvise,,,,and as everyone knows,,,,having the right tool for the job makes things so much easier. A prime example.....


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Old 01-27-2007, 02:50 PM
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Well got the other side welded up,,,,doesnt look as bad as I thought it would.




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nuthin wrong with that ricerider....had me worried for a bit, but that looks killer, again.
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yeah,,,dont get much time to work on it,,,so when I do have time I try to make the best of it,,,,been in the garage since about 11 exept to take short breaks and update the thread. Gotta bust ass if I wanna get her done this year! My Goal is August for the Musicfest in Sault St. Marie, Mi,,,,,but if I can get her on the road sooner,,,all the better!
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:57 PM
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nuthin wrong with that ricerider....had me worried for a bit, but that looks killer, again.

Thanks man,,,its good to hear that from someone who builds em for a livin!
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:00 PM
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:20 PM
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i even got a real bench grinder!

Mines real. NOt like its plastic,,,or just there for looks,,,,its a real grinder
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:21 PM
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Hey guys,,,,next step is to put gussets in,,,,,how big should I make them? I am thinking of using 1/8" plate,,,


yall think this will be sufficient for gusseting?
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Your rigid frame design seems to "encase" the swingarm in the rear of the frame. Do you like that physically or are you leaving it there for structure? I personally think it would look better chopped out with the drive shaft exposed. I don't know if it would work at all, or even look any better. Just "thinking out loud".

Looks awesome, great work and I can't wait to see more progress!

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Old 01-30-2007, 11:48 PM
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Your rigid frame design seems to "encase" the swingarm in the rear of the frame. Do you like that physically or are you leaving it there for structure? I personally think it would look better chopped out with the drive shaft exposed. I don't know if it would work at all, or even look any better. Just "thinking out loud".

Looks awesome, great work and I can't wait to see more progress!

Well I left it in for a couple reasons,,,most important being my welding skills arent the greatest and I am using a flux core mig so I am not 100% confident in the strength. Also,,,if you notice, I used the shock mounts on the swingarm and differential to attach the hard tail instead of using the axle. I wasnt sure how it was going to look,,,and while I agree it would probably look better your way,,,I am also pretty pleased with the way it ended up. Just seemed like a slightly easier way of doing it,,,as I am limited in experience.
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Thanks for the info on the welder. How do you like the welds that your laying down with it? Are you able to get any smooth welds yet? I've played with my buddies "gigantimungo super bad ass floor model tig welder" at his shop and I've been pretty pleased with some of the welds that I've put down......and I have almost zero experience welding. But what very very little I've tried with a mig looked like total ASS. But I'm thinking that I may not have the right setup either.

Bottom line is I need to look into some welding classes and chalk up the funds for a decent welder and just DO IT!
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Thanks for the info on the welder. How do you like the welds that your laying down with it? Are you able to get any smooth welds yet? I've played with my buddies "gigantimungo super bad ass floor model tig welder" at his shop and I've been pretty pleased with some of the welds that I've put down......and I have almost zero experience welding. But what very very little I've tried with a mig looked like total ASS. But I'm thinking that I may not have the right setup either.

Bottom line is I need to look into some welding classes and chalk up the funds for a decent welder and just DO IT!

Smooth welds,,,,not so much,,,,not pretty but they penatrate well!
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