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Old 07-26-2012, 04:06 AM   #181
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safety in welding

Hi,
Great build, be careful that you don't nuke yourself while welding. Solvent cleaners and hexavalent chromium vapors may cause permanent damage while welding.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:18 AM   #182
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Great build, be careful that you don't nuke yourself while welding. Solvent cleaners and hexavalent chromium vapors may cause permanent damage while welding.
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Yeah I have heard about this I heard a story of an american guy who was welding heaps, Apparently he was an avid hobby welder, he always used brake cleaner to prep his welds and he switched to a new brand of cleaner and the fumes created were the equivelent to some sort of chemical vapour used in chemical warfare and he managed to give himself burns to his lungs and permanantly damage to his liver from a "mustard gas type exposure".

I am very wary of this during my welding I never use any solvents to clean or prep welds just clean the metal with a wire brush

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Old 07-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #183
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yeah its def stainless, good luck with the project
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:53 AM   #184
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Thumb last bits of the electrical fittings

I went to work to use the guillotine and the bender to make a tray for the cdi module. I also turned up two studs and welded them to the subframe to mount the voltage regulator. On the right hand side I have mounted the starter solenoid under the top subframe rail, This spot isn't the best because of the long lead from the starter solenoid to the starter motor but its the best of a bad lot because it keeps the hard un-switched positive off the battery to solenoid in the safest spot with nearly no chance of damage that would cause a fire or melt down.



I have had to take a bit of a small guess with the regulator because the seat is at the motor trimmers getting covered. But all should fit !!!

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:04 AM   #185
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Thumb Right hand side foot peg done

I had a little night on the mill and have made up new foot peg brackets much the same as the old ones just extended to the front a little.



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Old 08-12-2012, 05:47 AM   #186
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Wink nice rear end

Fitted up the number plate hanger and made the mounting brackets for the indcators, I had to put them here because the exhaust will melt the right hand indicator if I put it down the back. The bracket also doubles as a stifener for the rear guard to stop it floping around.

I have also fabricated the left hand foot peg bracket but need to clean it up on the mill so no pictures yet

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:58 AM   #187
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Eek she is off the stand

Big couple of days I have fitted all of the fiddly bits and pieces and made a headlight mount so I can mount the instruments. I have fitted all of the bits to make the motor wiring harness and I will be glueing the inlet manifold together and fitting it in the next few days. Once this is done I will wire it and see what happens!


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Old 08-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #188
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:50 PM   #189
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:48 AM   #190
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Laugh My to- do list keeps getting smaller

I have been working my butt off but it looks like I have done nothing!
I have done all of the little fiddly jobs like making the speedo mount, front mudguard washers, offset washers for the chain slider painting and fitting footpeg mounts, fabricating the headlight mount, mounting the rear brake master cylinder reservoir and reservoir lines, mounting the speedo, hour meter, neutral light, key switch and I have tourqued up the whole front end to the finished product.

I STAND BACK AND IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE DONE NOTHING.



Turns out that the trailtech speedo has a crap sensor, Who new, so I took the plunge and cut it off! I had a spare ktm sensor and used this instead, much better. I turned up a small mounting bracket to fit to the front end. I cheated here because I have the same setup on my yz and this has been there for a few years now and works very well.



Here is a veiw from the cockpit this is a temporary set up untill I decide to mount the front fairing


I STILL HAVE A MASSIVE LIST OF FIDDLY SHITTY JOBS TO DO.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #191
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And its the little stuff, the details, that can ultimately break the final product. Keep it up, looking great.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #192
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Any progress Hamish??? When are you coming over for a ride in the desert?
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:15 AM   #193
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not long

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there has been a lot of family stuff and more importantly I had to put a new gearbox into my yz and then promptly test it so I have stalled a bit I have my sons christening, a wedding and some night shifts coming up so it may be a little way off. Some of the guys fom the club did a three day leaving from hattah to murryville to robinvale and back to hattah. They did one of Klaus Mullers rides and they loved it so we will be up there sooner rather than later.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:53 PM   #194
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Question Who thought i had given up?

I have just returned from a succesful first road test of the bike and all is well I have a few small problems but, all in all, it was a great sucess. I did a mixture of highway, gravel roads, suburban streets and a quick trip up the freeway and over the westgate bridge. In total I did 160 km this morning.

I will have to pull the plug out to check the jetting I have a feeling that it will be a bit rich but all in all pretty close to right.

I found that I have a counter sprocket shaft leak (easy fix) and that the headlight was frightining all of the possums in the neighbourhood because it is so high so a quick re-fab will be required





Here she is in all her glory

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #195
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