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I've seen "post pics of your shop" threads but I think a "post pics of your shop AFTER you are done wrenching" pics are way funnier. I don't know how but it seems like every tool I own comes out. The wife wouldn't even walk thru the garage during my build.
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oh man, i couldn't stand to look at it, much less think to take pics. i'm still not done cleaning it, organizing. in fact, i now have a lot more stuff to figure how to organize and keep.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:42 PM
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congratulations! all in all... that was pretty fast. i'm excited to see the finished project, the secret weapons, and a picture of your roommate's black eye if he doesn't shut his hot dog hole.
Haha... that probably won't happen... He's 220 and is an accomplished golden gloves boxer, wrestler, and Ju-Jitsu junior state champ. My Wu-Tang style doesn't stand a chance!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:44 PM
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I've seen "post pics of your shop" threads but I think a "post pics of your shop AFTER you are done wrenching" pics are way funnier. I don't know how but it seems like every tool I own comes out. The wife wouldn't even walk thru the garage during my build.
Looking forward to your paint pics!
Holy shit dude... my place is a disaster! You'll see some of the mess in the pics I post later off to the sides. The work bench top is worse...
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:39 PM
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Mission Impossible... Fuck it, lets roll.

It's the 11th hour and I'm fall on my face beat from wrenching for the last 60 days straight... I'm going to dump the last big set of pictures from what I've been up to, but first here is what I've got going on;
It's almost 1130, doing laundry so I can get to bed. get up early, get to work and hope my boss is still on the road so I can sneak out at lunch and not come back. Get home, load the bike and all the parts, sweep and blow down the garage. Stop by the storage unit and grab Pete's CFL frame and parts and beat the afternoon traffic out of Phoenix to floor it on to San Diego.
Hopefully get in early enough to my Garage at the SD Casa and take apart my transmission so Hot Dog can paint the case (i hate the Orange powder coat, what was I thinking?), plus I have to address an issue with seat pan and shock linkage, more on that later. Gotta get all that done and still have time to play with my dog, have dinner with the family, get in the Hot tub, bang my girl friend and then her twin sister... FML. After all that get up on Saturday and meet Hot Dog at the Kustom Kulture show.

So, below are a bunch of pics with a detail or two.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:42 PM
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Here is the fender before it went to the body shop and after I had banged the shit out of it with hammer and dolly to get the sides flat and the rest round, plus re-do the radius and then re-set all the bungs since steel like to move when you hammer on it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:44 PM
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I noticed the tank didn't look right with the frame shimmed to level, so I knocked the mounting tabs off (they were only tack welded) and started over. Here is how I used shims to keep the spacing rich and get the thing level.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:45 PM
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Fucking dead on... BTW, my shop is a disaster!
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:50 PM
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Giving away a couple secret weapons here... Drilling and tapping the Volt Reg. Yes, the wires are going the wrong way. Small price to pay, the Crane Fireball Volt Reg has an on-board smart charger. If I had the wires coming out the Primary side I wouldn't be able to get to the port where the charge plugs in. On the right you see the mounting plate with the Moto-Gadget M-Unit. This single box handles all breaker and relay duties, smaller than a pack of smokes and weather sealed. Plus it has an anti-theft immobilizer (I could give a shit about that part but why not?) Also, you can see where my coils are mounted. The front cylinder coil will use a 90 degree boot and still clears the inside of the primary plate by 1/4 inch.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:52 PM
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Most of the finish welding is done at this point...
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:54 PM
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A close up of my TIG beads on the shock linkage mounts... probably my best welds on the bike. Don't ask to see the welds on the bungs for the coil mounts, they are the worst and thankfully will be hidden by the big ass engine, primary, trans and all that shit...
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:01 AM
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When I read that vertical plate mounts became illegal in California as of 1 January 2011 I decided to go with this one from Fab Kevin with the double-shot tail-light. Got it dead level but to keep the tabs center line on the frame tubes it needed to be shimmed on the bottom mount, just one 5/16th washer.
Interesting about this is that it replaced one of my secret weapon parts... I was going to use a plate mount/light from a Ducati Diavel. If you've seen it you know how it wraps around the tire and floats over the tire with a mudguard. My roommate hated it and wouldn't shut up about it, but that's not why I changed my mind. It would have mounted to the rear brake caliper mount so that it would slide with the axle and always maintain its spacing. I never really figured that part out and I didn't feel like ruining my PM brake mount in the process. The real kicker and the biggest reason I went with the Fab Kevin mount instead was that I hated that the mud guard would cover up a huge portion of my mean-as-fuck rear tire...

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:06 AM
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Another secret weapon part... My ISR Hand Controls.

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:07 AM
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Test fitting the fender after it came back from body work, the inside isn't as pretty as the ouside but who gonna see it?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:08 AM
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:11 AM
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I have two seat pans made, each has slightly different geometry. This one has a shorter tongue and taller rise which will put me a little closer to the handle bars than the first one. Here is the spacing with the shock bottomed out. I cut the seat pan back-bone short to match the first one I built, but in retrospect I could have left the spine on this one all the way to the back and I think that would have been cool.
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