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Old 03-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #276
sailah OP
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Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Turning expensive metal into scrap
Oddometer: 5,756
Been awhile but I got some solid time in at Tech Shop on the bike. Makes a huge difference when you have plenty of space and some really nice tools to use. Got to use the plasma cutter and mig as well as a shrinker and bead roller.

I cut the tank on the band saw then sanded it on the big disc sander.

I also beat out the huge dent on the left side once I had opened it up. Will def need some bodywork

Tacked the new panel in place. I'm glad I extended the seatpan forward even if just a little. Makes the sitting position very comfortable, and you can stand easily with arms extended to the bars.

I need to also bend and weld in a piece for the bottom, then weld in my fitting bung

If I keep getting in productive days like this the bike should be done in fairly short order. Lots of little finishing projects that can take up an enormous amount of time.
We're not out here to rough it. We're here to smooth it. Things are rough enough in town.

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