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Old 03-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #106
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Yes, I'm still being distracted by my 3D printer. But hey, it sort of relates to this bike!






Looks almost like the real thing!

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Old 03-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #107
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Hi dorkpunch,

I've got a similar 66 yj-2.
And I've been thinking 3d printing might be a good way to remake the intake snorkel joint from the case to the air filter.

There a few on eBay, but re-popping them the traditional way is going to cost like $400.

I'm wondering if 3d printing could print in Pliable rubber format?

Thoughts or ideas?
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #108
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You mean the rubber piece that starts out square over the top of the carb and goes up to the round metal can where the air filter is?

That would be a tough shape, but I think it would be possible to print. However, I don't thing it would be useable unless you have a printer that can print with something soft / rubber like. I can only print in ABS or PLA, both of which are a pretty stiff plastic. Not to mention it would be obvious that it's not original... so if you were going to to that route why not just buy one from a junkyard to begin with? WWWAAYYY cheaper and you're also not out 30 hours of design time and 6 hours of print time...

Just my .02.

I am still working on the bike, got a bit more done on the seat and made a bracket to mount the tail light up. Pics probably next week.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #109
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Yes that's the piece.
Well, the reason is that, even n.o.s., the rubber is slightly crispy. Not stretchy like new rubber
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:33 AM   #110
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Yes that's the piece.
Well, the reason is that, even n.o.s., the rubber is slightly crispy. Not stretchy like new rubber
Give it a slow boil in oil of wintergreen.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #111
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I did a recast in urethane if anyone needs one.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #112
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dorkpunch or anyone else out there. I'm a taller guy and was thinking of picking one of these up (80cc) to tool around when my wife rides her scooter. I know I'd fit and would look stupid-looking on the thing. Think it would be worth it / how small is it for a guy who's 6'5 to fit on. I have long legs / regular lenth torso...

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #113
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I'm 6'6", and with the cafe bars, it's a tad uncomfortable. I'm hoping the rearsets I built will help with that. I don't think its the kind of bike youre going to want to put more than 50 miles on at a time anyways, so I'd say go for it. Small bikes are more funner-er anyways!

You WILL look stupid funny though. Case in point- one day my phone dings with a picture text. It is a picture, of me, on my bike, taken from a truck as it passes me. I look like a bear on a bicycle. Turns out, this guy saw me and thought it looked pretty funny. He worked with a fellow that's 6'8" and likes bikes too, who turned out to be my BROTHER. My brother gave him my cell number and he texted it to me. Wish my phone hadn't died and I still had the pic.

Meijer- those are AWESOME! How much do you want for one?!
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #114
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p.s.- here's a pic from several pages back. This is what 6'6" looks like on one of these.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #115
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[QUOTE=dorkpunch;21193211]p.s.- here's a pic from several pages back. This is what 6'6" looks like on one of these.

Hahaha. I'm 6'6'' as well, and used to ride a 1972 TC90 with a dual range 4-speed transmission while I was in university. 35mph in low gear, 70mph downhill in high gear. My 6'9'' friend on the college basketball team rode an XR250L. We looked like clowns but had a damn good time!
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #116
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awesome, thank you! I think the plan is I'll go pick it up tonight with luck!
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