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Old 03-06-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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geoff
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: San Jose, CA
Oddometer: 170
ORGS build up

Hi everyone,

I have really enjoyed the stories of other airhead bike build up projects, so will be posting mine, the build up of ORGS my Off-Road GS here.

I have a good general idea of what I want, but you'll have to follow along as the plan in my head unfolds. My intention is for ORGS to be a bike I can take on the highway and ride all day long for several days to get to a destination, say Moab, Baja, or Copper Canyon, spend a week or so doing some hard riding on unmaintained back roads, then make it back. I want it to be able to take a wipeout without a lot of damage, or cost to repair. That was a drawback of my GSPD. Windscreens, body panels, handle bars, etc. break and cost a lot.

As a base to start with I have bought this '92 GS with 27,000 miles:

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/01-orgs-build-up/bumble-bee.jpg

And I got this run down '92 PD with 52,000 for parts:

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/01-orgs-build-up/parts-bike.jpg

The first thing I'll work on is to get the frame in order. I took a day to strip the parts bike down. Here is what is left that I'll start to craft into ORGS. It looks like a chicken to me:

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/01-orgs-build-up/chicken-frame.jpg

I studied some photos of the frame upgrades done by various projects, and came up with these paper patterns, then cut them from metal I bought at the scrap yard:

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/01-orgs-build-up/gussets-and-patterns.jpg

It took a lot of work to get those gussets cut out using a pneumatic cutoff tools.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/01-orgs-build-up/cutting-gussets.jpg

I made a digital scan of the finished gussets and I'll make some vector graphic data from them which can then be used by anyone interested to program a CAD controled plasma cutter. What took me several days will be able to be done in a few minutes.

Update:
I put the vector graphics I have ready here: http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-bu...gusset-design/
Also, I started a thread dedicated to frame gussets: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=638795
-x3300

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