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Forum: The Garage 12-15-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By jtn
I guess I should mention that I'm looking to...

I guess I should mention that I'm looking to plate a sculpture that is about 6ft x 2 ft x 3 ft . . . .
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By jtn
Nice, thanks for the references. Had...

Nice, thanks for the references.

Had another thought -- what about painting it to look like polished brass, I'd guess some good custom auto painters could get it pretty close for a fraction of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
Lots of cutting oil, drilled a pilot hole, and...

Lots of cutting oil, drilled a pilot hole, and lower spindle speeds, but otherwise just used my regular bit set, then chamfered the hole. I believe the discs of this era were cast iron and I didn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
I was building it for someone else, but if you...

I was building it for someone else, but if you find a bike I'd love to pass on any info I can!

Here's a video of the final assembly, and I'll search around to find photos of the LED headlight...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By jtn
Brass Plating in CO?

. . . anyone know anyone/company who could brass plate some parts for me? I'm looking for a polished finish. Maybe I can DIY it, but never tried . . . .

Thanks!

ps-- the parts are mild steel,...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,503
Posted By jtn
Welding hood thoughts?

Hi folks, thanks for all the great info here. Didn't see any info on welding hoods here, so I thought I'd ask: which ones do you like?

My Miller Classic (? can't remember the model) from '09...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,679
Posted By jtn
Hi folks, anyone know how a 70's xl350 stator...

Hi folks, anyone know how a 70's xl350 stator compares to the tl250? In the middle of converting a TL to 12v, and the stock stator is only putting out 4vac at idle, 6.5 when revved - was hoping I...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,167
Posted By jtn
Been a while, but thought I'd put up an update. ...

Been a while, but thought I'd put up an update.

I used three M3 bolts to hold the lens on, figured that I might want to swap it out. But, after its put in the headlight housing I'm not sure it...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
That's pretty neat, I wouldn't have guessed there...

That's pretty neat, I wouldn't have guessed there would be so many sidecar stories with these bikes. As far as the rear drums, thinking I'll put in some new brake pads in and see how it does.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
It's a custom frame, I'm not sure who fabbed it...

It's a custom frame, I'm not sure who fabbed it but I know this bike was at one time a vintage sidecar observed trials bike (hows that for specialized?). What is 'arcing the drums'? I'm assuming...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
Found a '75 CB500T front end with a single...

Found a '75 CB500T front end with a single hydraulic disk. Used the All Balls Racing site and a set of calipers to find replacement tapered bearings, cut & re-welded the CB triple tree shorter to...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,550
Posted By jtn
Was just thinking of starting a thread like this...

Was just thinking of starting a thread like this last night -- here's two that I just found. Also, it looks like there's a difference between 'made in the US' and 'assembled in the US' -- was on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,909
Posted By jtn
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/sid...

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/side2.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/back2.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,429
Posted By jtn
Finished up: ...

Finished up:

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/frontweb.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/shadowsweb.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,429
Posted By jtn
Some progress . . . working on the rear...

Some progress . . . working on the rear blinker/tail light and got the pipes on.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/instruments.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,909
Posted By jtn
Just finished up the third one . . . that Lifan...

Just finished up the third one . . . that Lifan 150cc pulls really well, especially compared to the 40-year old Honda 90cc's.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/front.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,909
Posted By jtn
Not an OEM color (yet . . . maybe we'll inspire...

Not an OEM color (yet . . . maybe we'll inspire the return of the 2013 model CT90?)

I'd love to try rebuilding a Ruckus in a better style.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,909
Posted By jtn
They are IRC GR-1's, in 2.5 front and 3.0 rear.

They are IRC GR-1's, in 2.5 front and 3.0 rear.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,909
Posted By jtn
Yeah, I'm going for the 'William Morris meets...

Yeah, I'm going for the 'William Morris meets Ernest Hemmingway' kindof look . . .
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,158
Posted By jtn
It worked great -- it hinges up from the back,...

It worked great -- it hinges up from the back, but I've seen some that open up sideways, and I'm not sure what models those belong to.

Put in that new rectifier and blew out the LED taillight --...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,909
Posted By jtn
Some progress on the latest CT90: The seat...

Some progress on the latest CT90:

The seat was toast, so I used it as an opportunity to play around with some leatherwork:

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/seatpattern.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By jtn
It's pretty straightforward if you use the right...

It's pretty straightforward if you use the right connectors and seal them with good heat-shrink tubing. I like these from Waytek, they have an adhesive on the inside that helps with water protection...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,167
Posted By jtn
I see now -- it makes sense too to have the diode...

I see now -- it makes sense too to have the diode that way or else the battery would just short to itself.

Just out of curiosity, why doesn't the FlexBlock just wire up straight to the LEDs,...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By jtn
What are you thinking of? I've rewired a few...

What are you thinking of? I've rewired a few vintage bikes so I might be able to lend a hand. My shop's near 33rd south and west temple -- pm me
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,167
Posted By jtn
A couple questions -- I'm all thumbs when...

A couple questions --

I'm all thumbs when it comes to soldering -- is there a way to tell if I've got any cold joints or cooked the board? I got some discoloration but I thin that may be the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 275,051
Posted By jtn
I am having a similar problem, noticed the LED...

I am having a similar problem, noticed the LED tail lights were going bright/dim with the rpms, and finally the light stopped working, I'm guessing I ran too much current through it and fried...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,167
Posted By jtn
Just got the parts in the mail -- so psyched to...

Just got the parts in the mail -- so psyched to start. I've also been playing around with the Arduino microcontroller and was thinking about using it to control all of the lights on the bike -- turn...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
Turns out there's an extra TL engine I've got and...

Turns out there's an extra TL engine I've got and a '70 cl350 frame . . . hmmmm . . .

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/enginefittest.jpg

And I haven't done a rebuild yet that...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,158
Posted By jtn
Found that the headlights were draining the...

Found that the headlights were draining the battery, so replaced the 45-yr old selenium rectifier with one from Radio Shack. Simple, cheap upgrade. Now that winter's over I've been riding it and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,909
Posted By jtn
Now on to the next one -- decided to try out a...

Now on to the next one -- decided to try out a new Lifan 150cc engine in this one.

I'll be adding some other color to the frame, the brown didn't turn out as good as I thought.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,167
Posted By jtn
Awesome, thanks for the tips. Just ordered mine,...

Awesome, thanks for the tips. Just ordered mine, also wondering about using the red LED cluster with a similar set-up for a brake light . . . maybe make the dimmed mode as the running light and...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,167
Posted By jtn
Also wanted to see if you had tried the heat...

Also wanted to see if you had tried the heat sinks and adhesive backings from the same manufacturer:

http://www.luxeonstar.com/High-Efficiency-40mm-Round-Heat-Sinks-For-Rebel-LEDs-s/177.htm

...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,167
Posted By jtn
Awesome, I'm going to give it a try but want to...

Awesome, I'm going to give it a try but want to try and get even more light out of it and drive the emitter to 1000mA -- which voltage driver is the 'next one up'? I get confused when scrolling...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
I hear you about the brake -- that stock thing is...

I hear you about the brake -- that stock thing is tiny.

Anyone know a 35mm fork/wheel disc combo that I could swap out? I'd like to keep the stock triple tree to keep things simple . . .

Got...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,548
Posted By jtn
Dual-sporting a Honda TL250

Hi folks, I've had some great input here before on other projects so I thought I'd put this one out there too.

I've got a 1976 TL250 (one of the classic Honda trials bikes) bored out to a 360 and...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 275,051
Posted By jtn
Anyone ever added/seen instructions on putting an...

Anyone ever added/seen instructions on putting an oil cooler on the 160/175 series? Saw a few race bikes at the Bonneville GP with them, although it appeared it requires someone who can weld Al,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-28-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22,530
Views: 2,107,569
Posted By jtn
Dear Utards, I just finished a few bikes that I...

Dear Utards, I just finished a few bikes that I need to sell to buy and fix more bikes, but I haven't listed stuff for sale on adv before -- do I put them in the 'For Sale' thread or spam it to this...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,444,084
Posted By jtn
yeah, everyone asks about that. I share a shop...

yeah, everyone asks about that. I share a shop with Mantis Entertainment (see www.mantisentertainment.com) -- that thing is a 50-ft fire breathing articulating scorpion mounted on a utility truck. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,444,084
Posted By jtn
A build I just finished: before -- ...

A build I just finished:

before --
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/P6174531.jpg

after --
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk247/joetn/Vicarrearweb.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,158
Posted By jtn
I share a shop with some folks who build art cars...

I share a shop with some folks who build art cars - that one is the Scorpion. Check out http://www.mantisentertainment.com/
to see what they're up to. It's headed to burning man in a day or two,...
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