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Old 06-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #31
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Fantastic fabrication!

In his last post gristone was trying to buy a KTM LC8 fork so I guess he is still on it.

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Old 06-15-2009, 05:44 PM   #32
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Jeez... forgot I signed up for this thing...

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Old 01-14-2010, 08:27 PM   #33
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Progress??






I milled a little area on the headstock for the serial number which I stamped by hand with some steel stamps. It actually looks mostly legit.








I'll take some pics of the steering damper mount I made and the rear end with lights and stuff. I still need to get a fairing and some headlights.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:17 AM   #34
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:56 AM   #35
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Nice work!

Just two questions. Is there adequate room for a 21" rim, and is it just the photos, or is the fork angle a bit steep?

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Old 01-15-2010, 10:36 AM   #36
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Gristone that is some wonderful work you have done, far superior than the Niko bekker/Bursma attempts, then poorly copy here by some call "Members"

I do have a question, how did you calculate the location and angle of the steering column.??

It looks pretty step on the pictures but maybe is just a optical illusion.

Second question, are you planing to make some of them for sale? if that is the case hopefully I can become one of the owners.

Again wonderful work, not only for the fabrication skills but the innovative approach to the space constrains, please keep the pictures coming
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #37
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. . . are you planing to make some of them for sale? if that is the case hopefully I can become one of the owners.

+1 on that!
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:43 PM   #38
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Fork angle

Fork angle is a little bit steeper than stock--2.5 degrees on the protractor. The pictures do make it look unusually steeper than it actually is.
I did this because I read an article that intrigued me and I wanted to try something a bit different.
Here is a link to the article:
http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/RakeEx/RakeEx.htm

It really sounds like there is only beneficial factors attributed to steeper steering angles...IF...you have forks that withstand the forces associated with braking-- which I feel the 48mm WP's can probably handle pretty well. We'll see in a few weeks.
And yes, you can mount a 21" dirt tire and still clear the pipes and front cover with a couple of inches.

With the stock frame mounted in place I made a fixture that would support the new steering tube and allow me to change the rake by a couple of degrees. see earlier pictures in this post.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #39
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I know that this is an old post, but what happened ???
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:39 AM   #40
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+1 on that!
+1 on that !!!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #41
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I know that this is an old post, but what happened ???
Not much, really. I finished the bike and rode it around nyc a little, but I have a crazy busy schedule with a new kid and another on the way, so I never got to take any trips with the bike.

I was recently thinking of selling it so I can finish my R100 cafe racer project.

If I can't sell it as is, I may put the bike back to stock and try to sell it that way or maybe just part it out.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:59 PM   #42
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If you've got the time I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate some pics of the finished bike.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #43
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I may develop this a bit further and offer a kit with just the frame-- you find your own forks and everything else.
I'll keep posting and we'll see how this one turns out first.. I know it's way overbuilt to begin with, but the first one always is.
I hoped that you had a kit ready by now.....
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #44
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some pics

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If you've got the time I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate some pics of the finished bike.







gristone screwed with this post 03-07-2013 at 04:20 AM
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:16 AM   #45
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Pics posted

Sorry about the bad links. Pics are up now.
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