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Old 08-20-2014, 06:12 PM
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What I meant was.......And this is purely if it where me.

I think a springer would be a better choice for the first drawing, with the sporty-esque tank.
I think a girder would be a better choice for the second reversed digger style tank, with a springer being a close second.

The hydraulic forks on that frame just dont do it for me at all.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:03 AM
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cool 'n interestintg build so far

i'd always go with a springer - not that into girders
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:48 AM
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cool 'n interestintg build so far

i'd always go with a springer - not that into girders
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:48 PM
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Frame with engine mounted.

The wood blocks represent EDIT:5 inches from the ground clearance.


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Old 08-22-2014, 12:18 PM
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Fitting the transfer gearbox to the frame and engine today.


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Old 08-23-2014, 01:21 PM
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Today I worked on getting the rear wheel fitted and lined up with the countershaft sprocket.
IT was a GREAT day!
My initial measuring of everything,wheel ,engine etc.,. was very important.
With the HD 5.5 inch wheel the hub width was almost a perfect fit.
I came within .030 thousandths of having the chain sprockets in perfect alignment!


The string theory method.

Stepping back a little.
You have to stand directly in back of the bike and make sure the string goes right down the center of the backbone of the frame and over the center of the rear tire.


This was the reward of all of my initial measuring and figuring.
Now I can make some spacers for this side of the wheel.

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Old 08-23-2014, 05:15 PM
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Interesting the tranny is in back of the center post so there is room for a center post? My Harley frame has the center post so I was worried I'd have to cut it out and move it.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:23 PM
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Interesting the tranny is in back of the center post so there is room for a center post? My Harley frame has the center post so I was worried I'd have to cut it out and move it.
I did have to make a modification to my center post because this frame was for a road star warrior engine and oil tank. Not a big deal.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:12 PM
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I am now working on details of the frame.

Below is one of the engine mount plates after rounding and sanding.
I will turn the bolts around so that there is a nut on both, facing the same way on final assy.

Making sure others stay.



Electrics compartment & battery tray.

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Fender struts added.

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Old 09-01-2014, 12:55 PM
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This is a top view of the fender with the struts.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:48 PM
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I finished detailing those fender struts with welding, filing, and sanding until they could receive close inspection.

Then I worked on a plate structure to support springs for the spring mounted seat.

The mount plate is level with the ground. The work table represents the ground.
The ground clearance is 5 inches.

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Old 09-06-2014, 04:12 PM
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Status report.....

The bike is now broken down into parts and the frame is on the way to be powder coated next week.
Slight break now.
I am drilling bolts for safety wire for the rear sprocket.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:38 PM
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lookin' good
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:58 PM
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lookin' good
Thanks 4444 Design!
It will get more interesting now on final assy.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:08 PM
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What I meant was.......And this is purely if it where me.

I think a springer would be a better choice for the first drawing, with the sporty-esque tank.
I think a girder would be a better choice for the second reversed digger style tank, with a springer being a close second.

The hydraulic forks on that frame just dont do it for me at all.
Turns out I WILL be going with sporty tank and springer front forks.
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