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JamesS 10-01-2020 01:06 PM

Two more crucial mounts fabbed and fitted.
First the rear brake stop, fairly improtant , fabbed with a stock hanger so any custom brake for that year will fit:
And I have decided to run some s/s struts up to the rear of the fender , rather than add 15 lbs of steel to make it solid.
So here is a mount to match the tail/licence mount on the other side:
Thanks for lookin' , feel free to comment.

JamesS 10-02-2020 05:56 PM

Mounts getting tacked in, fender and 5th trans :

axeychrome 10-03-2020 06:23 AM

fender bracket looks good. wider spacing on bolt holes = stability. not as important if no passenger, but wider best.

JamesS 10-04-2020 07:32 PM

Tryna get the rear wheel and tranny mounts out of the way I tacked in the chain gaurd mount:
Made out of 3/16" angle , its a little heavy for a guard, but could also double for a pipemount later on.
And gladly getting the polished rear wheel & painted fender out of the way , I blasted i n the missing 4th oil tank mount:

Should be able to go crazy with the mig tomorrow then transition to the tig machine for the final welds.

axeychrome 10-05-2020 11:21 AM

choppers vibrate. heavy metal is good.

JamesS 10-08-2020 09:45 PM

With such a large chassis dainty little artsy mounts will only sissify the chopper!
I like as much as possible sorted before going to final finish , electrical as well. I must have wired 50 choppers in my time so layout progress' naturally.One thing I like is a plate to mount equipment. Here is one for under the tank , holding the TSC , 2 breakers and a terminal board I added at the last minute hence the short plate. The plate can be welded to the frame or rivited , 10-32 screws mount the parts:
The other 2 parts are ground lugs one under the tank , one under the seat.

axeychrome 10-09-2020 06:20 AM

i always got paranoid about the tank hitting the wires/lugs, so i put components parallel to the spine spaced out or even in the cavity above the motor mount. will that ignition module fit inside the tank tunnel? guess it's not really much wider than the spine. looks like you know what you're doing!

JamesS 10-10-2020 01:28 PM

At that point the tank had been on/off over a dozen times as I laid out the electrical parts. There would be little point in the ignition going under the tank as it has adjustments you would want to access.
Layout work continues with a cardboard template first:
Dimensions of components were taken and recorded as layout continues , this enclosure is of polished s/s sheet a friend gave me:
The enclosure fits snug on the top motor mount 'triangle' and is secured by the top m/m bolt. The enclosure will hold the ignition switch and the oil idiot light:
Kept going on it:

axeychrome 10-12-2020 11:20 AM

never seen switch mounted there. should look clean. will that be comfortable to reach around the tank to that? i used to mount my switch on the coil cover on the left hanging from the motor mount.

JamesS 10-19-2020 05:36 PM

Plenty of room , check the very first pic on this thread.
Rolling on with the enclosure I found the thickness was a little too thin. Envisioning the wood grain dashwork from English cars ,and having numerous burls and exotic woods for my sign and woodwork , I selected a piece of ironwood burl. Made some programs and cnc routed my own little dash, spacing the key switch and oil pressure light out enough to be comfortable:

axeychrome 10-20-2020 04:55 AM

that's new. don't see much woodwork on choppers!

JamesS 10-21-2020 12:24 PM

The wood is a necessity to space out the key switch for wire clearance.
Advance work on the wiring is always a good idea , saving the fabrication around parts that are in final finish.
With that in mind another panel was fabbed for the seat area to carry the ignition , relays , breakers and connection device' :
Tabs to be tigged.
The headlight got a blue dot for the hi/lo indicator light:
And as problems are solved new ones emerge. I guess the previous owner decided to mount these 2 coils on the frame rails under the seat. When the seat was installed they promptly broke off. So solving a mount issue has arisen:

Kept going on it . milling out a coil holder from Delrin or the like , pretty tough stuff and can be tapped:
All strapped up!

The delrin can now be the mount. Some more s/s for the sides and maybe some more wood on the front.

JamesS 10-29-2020 07:05 PM

Learning over the years not only what is needed , but how to do it properly has always been a lively exercise. especially with wiring. Here is the headlight nacelle prepared with the blue dot installed and a small bulb for the hi/lo light mounted to a piece of stainless from a screw clamp. Also the front nacelle mount was used for the grounds. They are 1 to the frame under the tank , one to the hi/lo light , one to the headlight socket and one I added at the last minute. That one goes to the rigid leg of the springer , my thinking there , looking at the springer , if the sprung leg is grounded , what about the rigid leg?

JamesS 11-06-2020 10:55 PM

Thanks for lookin' in.
The coil mount gets into final form with a s/s structure , the delrin coil holder , a s/s surround and will have the cnc machined design on the screen for the outer cover. That will be of matching burl to the ignition dash.
and finally the oil tank has its filler section fabbed:

JamesS 01-14-2021 12:36 AM

Got back on this with some MIG welding of brackets and mounts.
Under tank ground:
S/S rod to align , left bracket on backwards , I'll rip it off tomorrow and re-tack:
Steel runners so the oil tank drain plug isnt ripped off:

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