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Old 08-18-2021, 08:17 PM
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Frame and accy's into gloss black:

And a cool dual USB port with led volt meter:

Steadily forward.
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Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
Thanks for lookin'

Convenience is not high on the list for a custom builder.
Doing it easy is , well , too easy.
And generally creates bikes that are of singular use and attractive to the builder mostly.
The work done and the experience of dedicated custom builders is not to be easily dismissed.

FINALLY the oil tank is tigged and airtight. A whole lotta patience required to get there. Its ugly as hell , not something I would use on a personal build , but it will work and is pretty much invisible on the finished machine. I'll find a 'hammered' or textured paint to finish it with , wrinkle black or such will hide some of the imperfections.
Here the tank and the battery box are placed in a tub , CLR is introduced , water to fill , and placed in the sun. The CLR will clean the steel and etch it for the primer to come. It will also create a no rust etching inside the tank . Placing the tub in the sun to heat it will accelerate the process.We did this to gas tanks at the chopper shop where I worked. The treatment works great for any new construction or repair work.
Good work I am enjoying the progress.
I was thinking of using vinegar instead of CLR do you know if that will work OK??
Keep up the good work
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Vinegar will work , in a hundred years.
CLR gets it done in a reasonable amount of time.
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Frame inside the house for now on a stump.
Under seat wiring plate finished and installed:

And time and care was taken to assemble a set of mounting hardware , consisting of chrome 10/24 acorns , washers and allen bolts.
Mounted are the horn , ignition , starter relay and the main circuit breaker , nicer when the work is laid out prior to final finish' being in place.
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Electrical assy continues with the install of the led turn sigs. These are red for lighting /brake and yellow for the turn signals.
Look ok:

And the rear axle , an important piece , supplied as a hardened steel rod with threads on either end. I know how critical it is to have the rear axle stable and secure. Looking to the stock Harley item we see one end with a nut welded on. As I was looking at the parts making a plan , I noticed that rectangular washers would help keep the axle from turning.
So I made some 1/8" washers , welded a nuit on one end ofthe axle trapping the washe in place , I then tigged the washer to the nut:

And installed you can see the axle will have a tough time rotating if it came loose:

I may take the other rectngular washer and make a lock plate for the end with the nut.
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