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CloudDiver 08-13-2012 10:45 PM

Now that I got those perfect razor sharp lines on the fender skirts, I am going to go ahead and ruin them with the TIG welder...
You may think I'm crazy but this had to be done to fuse the sheet metal with the inner fender struts. I had to carefully dial in the amps and use a larger (3/16) filler rod to build up a little material. This will allow me to round off the edge.

CloudDiver 08-13-2012 10:50 PM

I did a few passes with the flap disc to smooth the welds i just did, and put everything back on the frame to check. I set up the web struts to check the shape where they meet the fender, a tight match is important here. I noticed (a while ago) that the struts aren't exactly the same size. So instead of continuing to take metal off the fender skirt I quickly concluded that I had plenty of aluminum that I could remove from the struts to tighten the fit. Yes, I ruined the black powder coat but it was stupid of me to powder coat them in the first place thinking they would fit without shaping.

CloudDiver 08-13-2012 10:54 PM

With everything cleaned up and shaped to fit I was able to weld on the bungs and tabs on the inside of the struts. I had also did some fine work with the flap disc to get the tight radius back but keep a rounded edge where I added the filler. There is still some tiny under-cuts here and there, but that will be filled with dura-glass. I also replaced the bung on the right side that had to be moved a little up. If you can see the marks on the axle you'll notice I have the wheel in the forward position where the axle will be with a new non-stretched chain. This just shows that the radius still looks as good 7mm foreword of center where I designed the radius to fit. The fender does not rub in the front there either. It does rub when its jammed all the way forward which is where you have to be to roll the chain onto the sprocket.

CloudDiver 08-13-2012 11:00 PM

Here is the rear view... that's a 1/2" gap. I know some guys go as tight as 1/4 inch, but this is safe and I like it.

CloudDiver 08-13-2012 11:05 PM

This little fucker ran into the garage while I was working... I picked my water bottle at him in a spiral Joe Montana style. I can't remember the last time I've ran into a spider this big, I thought it was a scorpion when I saw it run across the garage floor.

CloudDiver 08-13-2012 11:11 PM

This is probably the last pic of the roller until it comes back from paint. At this point i can take the motor and tranny out as soon as I get my engine stand. I have some finish welding to do on the rear fender and I'll check the radius with the template and make sure it is ready for body-filler. When I get the motor out I'll drill the holes for the electrical runs and do the finish welding on all the frame bungs.

Aussiechop 08-14-2012 04:27 AM

Lookin good man, you seat is a fair way back yeah?

chopperfugger 08-14-2012 08:59 AM

Freeze the spider in epoxy and glue him to the strut.

donald branscom 08-14-2012 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by CloudDiver (Post 1191930)
So this past Friday I took the roller out of my storage garage and brought it just down the road to my house in Phoenix for Mad Fab Weekend... I'll continue there later. Right now its 5:20 am and I need coffee...
(Photo omitted to save space)

Did you make sure the rear wheel is centered in the frame before lining up that chain?

CloudDiver 08-14-2012 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by donald branscom (Post 1194411)
Did you make sure the rear wheel is centered in the frame before lining up that chain?

Yes, that was the first step in the build after the engine, trams, and primary were installed. I had another thread about chain alignment and stretch before I started this build thread, links are in my earlier posts.

fifty 08-14-2012 05:51 PM

befor you paint... reconsider that bung king shock..... nooooooooooooooooooooooooo

beastlightnbs 08-14-2012 07:13 PM

Looks like a camel spider, I didn't know they lived in SD. Crazy shit. Nice bike too!

CloudDiver 08-15-2012 01:42 AM


Originally Posted by fifty (Post 1194443)
befor you paint... reconsider that bung king shock..... nooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Really? Not sure why not... The shock is a Fox, very tunable and I can change it out for any other shock I like. I used to race mountain bikes (over 15 years ago). Air shocks were cutting edge technology only factory teams had back then, today they are common place.

CloudDiver 08-15-2012 01:43 AM


Originally Posted by beastlightnbs (Post 1194449)
Looks like a camel spider, I didn't know they lived in SD. Crazy shit. Nice bike too!

I actually live in Phoenix, AZ for work. I refuse to change my location (also on Facebook) because this is temporary... I'll get home soon.

fifty 08-15-2012 04:19 PM

Im sure it works great but so do 2" coil springs... it will keep the flow of the CFL frame much nicer without the look of the seat floating over the rear fender....

the coil over is the only think I would of changed when I built my CFL.... wish I would of done springs.

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