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Old 01-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #251
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Another fun Saturday was had with Luke and Rick while working on the 650! First order of business was cutting a piece of 1-1/4" stock in half to create the brake-stay on the swingarm...

...which was followed by welding the two pieces together, some measuring, grinding, and attaching it to the swingarm:

Another view of Luke's TIG Welds:

After fitting up the axle and brake stay, it was time to make some provisions to attach chain sliders, aka: "gussets." Which was followed by more welding.

With the gussets welded in place, some UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) polyethylene was carved up for the chain sliders:

We then needed to bend the sliders slightly to fit the contour of the swingarm... I didn't get any photos of this, but with four hands, lots of clamps and a heat gun, it got done.

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