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Old 02-19-2011, 05:53 PM   #91
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Edit: Yeah, I guess it's on correctly. The stops wouldn't work the other way. Freaky..
Pretty funny. They would work by using the frame gussets, no? That clamp looks weird. How was the steering stem indexed to the neck?

AND tell me again which front end this is?
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #92
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Pretty funny. They would work by using the frame gussets, no? That clamp looks weird. How was the steering stem indexed to the neck?
Distill that down for a noob. Indexed? The stem looked like it had a slight conical shape, and then there was a pin holding the thing together (plus significant compression, I'm guessing) to the lower triple.

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #93
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Distill that down for a noob. Indexed? The stem looked like it had a slight conical shape, and then there was a pin holding the thing together (plus significant compression, I'm guessing) to the lower triple.
Right ok, compression is the press fit of stem into triple. It has a pin, also? ok, but you made it sound like there was only one way for the stem to go into the neck... doesnt sound right.
Do the fork tubes fit this arrangement? If so, its just a trick of the photo angle. And also, do you think the tubes will hit the frame gussets before the steering stops in front hit?
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #94
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Hope this helps ... You can see the pin in the last pic ...

Close up front top:


Front looking underneath:


Underneath and from the rear:
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I'll be damned. Looks frontways and correct.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #96
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It still looks weird to me.

Do you have a fisheye lens?
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:09 PM   #97
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You can see underneath the four screw holes for the fender ... and the stop will have to be adjusted on the frame ... But I understand what you mean about it looking upside down ...

I do think that my turning radius will be less than for the BMW forks ... but that's more a function of the distance of the steer-tube from the line between the fork centers. I've been told it's about the same turn capability as a KTM ...

But I've never ridden a KTM ... so ...

Cheesey Rice! Ya'll scared me! There really wasn't another way to put it on though ...
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:53 PM   #98
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Hmmmm ... I think I need a rack ... and to sort out the controls ... but ... The Dobber is close ...

The centerstand is down ... and only one side is touching the ground ...
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #99
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Got to looking at it ... and then in what could only be called the result of short attention span theater ... I had a rusted /7 seat pan.


And a /7 seat foam ... the vinyl had long deteriorated away.


So ... I had a razor blade an a metal blade for my jig saw ... I also found an old krauser luggage rack for the back ...


it already had a break in it, so I cut it again ... to make:


Add the vinyl ... and a bit of welding later ...


Have some Mikuni's on the way ... Now ... time to figure out the controls. Looks like the right side isn't going to be BMW ...
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hey Fred. Looking good Is the welder working ok? Didn't use it but to test after I fixed it.
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hey Fred. Looking good Is the welder working ok? Didn't use it but to test after I fixed it.

It's working great! Thanks! The wire feeder slowed down today ... but I tightened the screw and took the copper tip off, and cleaned it. Now it's working REAL well. A big Thanks!

PS - I have 2 gallons of lemon oil if you need it for cleaning two-stroke parts
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It's working great! Thanks! The wire feeder slowed down today ... but I tightened the screw and took the copper tip off, and cleaned it. Now it's working REAL well. A big Thanks!

PS - I have 2 gallons of lemon oil if you need it for cleaning two-stroke parts
I will. Thanks
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #103
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Maybe you can heat the brake lever and bend a 90 in it. You can chop off the square pedal part if it sticks out too far. A little peg is all you need.

Or heck, ride it like it is. The footpegs are probably 3" farther forward compared to the G/S, which is a lot, but it's not something that'll keep you from having fun on it.
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Have some Mikuni's on the way .
Wait, what?
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