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Old 03-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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Send me those grips for some engraving.
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Got the makings of the forwards and made more progress on my fender roller and will be able to try it soon I hope.
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Got the controls mostly together but need to make some splined arms and some brackets, bearings etc.
Machined most of the brake cylinder and need to work on the mounting.
Also made an oil tank.



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Old 08-17-2013, 04:36 AM
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As always it,s amazing to see one off parts. Looks as if they come to life from CAD drawing .
As if not machined, but materialized from the thin air.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:52 PM
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So today I made the makings of the side stand, it has an internal spring design .
The bracket is stainless steel and the leg is HT and I'll heat treat both to toughen them up.
It is not finished as I don't know the final length yet until I get the bike on wheels at which point I'll shorten the leg and make a foot for it.
The bracket needs another hole to mate it to the forwards, I also need to get a shoulder bolt for it but I mocked it up with a cap screw to test it and it works well.



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Old 09-07-2013, 02:37 PM
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looks great!!!!! ..i love the build!!!
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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Such an awesome build.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:12 AM
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This is fabrication at its finest, kudos jedi! a quick question, im interested in getting a mini lathe to do small scale lathe work, have you had much to do with these and are they worth the money? cheers
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This is fabrication at its finest, kudos jedi! a quick question, im interested in getting a mini lathe to do small scale lathe work, have you had much to do with these and are they worth the money? cheers
just my $0.02, but i used nice lathes at the old man's shop as a kid, a good one in college, and at a previous job. when i opened the bike shop i dropped $1000 for a cheap made combo mill/lathe and was absolutely horrible. could barely trim down my aluminum spacers for the axle adjustment. never had a single success with the mill part of it, couldn't even handle aluminum on it. i'd just be real cautious before spending money on the harbor freight special stuff when it comes to tools like that. can waste a lot of money like i did otherwise.
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just my $0.02, but i used nice lathes at the old man's shop as a kid, a good one in college, and at a previous job. when i opened the bike shop i dropped $1000 for a cheap made combo mill/lathe and was absolutely horrible. could barely trim down my aluminum spacers for the axle adjustment. never had a single success with the mill part of it, couldn't even handle aluminum on it. i'd just be real cautious before spending money on the harbor freight special stuff when it comes to tools like that. can waste a lot of money like i did otherwise.
I was going to reply in the same tone really. I really think money is better spent buying
something bigger but older so it doesn`t break the bank.
The newer smaller stuff uses light weight castings obviously to save weight for shipping around the world but therefore struggle with rigidity usually producing a poor finish when taking cuts.
An old solid heavy lathe provided it isn`t beaten to death will be much better to use and difference
would soon be obvious if you could compare the two together.
Some older lathes suffering some wear can be brought back to life provided the bedways are still good. If just the saddle needs some attention it can be fixed up with some time and effort.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:14 AM
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Thankyou axeychrome and jedi, i know i sort of expected this answer, i was hoping it could do small scale but like you boys say you get what you pay for! Just everything is so dear here in oz and cheapest one on ebay i can find thats good is like $2500 and i just dont have the space or money for a big one..maybe oneday thank for the response boys
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Best build tread I've seen in a while. Keep it coming!
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Was going to machine some wheels but I got a good deal that was hard to refuse so I pulled the trigger, it will also save a bunch of time.
Now I have the height I can finish off the side stand.

We often buy bits and pieces from some of the commercial auctions here and recently found a commercial powder coating unit with boxes and boxes of powder so I'll do the frame and anything else that needs doing, just need a bigger oven! I have a small unit at home but this is more advanced.


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Old 10-11-2013, 03:37 AM
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starting to take shape!
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Cut out a cardboard template and traced that out on a sheet, cut it out, annealed it , bashed the crap out of it on a beat bag and then started to wheel it.
This being the makings of the tank, this obviously is the tank top.
It is starting to take shape but needs a bit more shrinking yet to the final shape.
I have blisters lol.


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Got the top part of the tank finished but had an idea I wanted to try along the way so I did it.
I blew one up with the water blaster using hydroforming.

It works and requires little work apart from cutting it out.










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