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Old 11-29-2013, 11:59 AM   #2281
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I had the rock in the fan happen & made a mesh guard to protect the fan from the bottom. After studying it, that had to be how got in there. No issues since. Nice build!
thanks, got the cool "4play" parts on there too.


as many miles on gravel, i'm surprised it hasn't happened to me.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:33 PM   #2282
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trimmed the fender, drilled some holes, stuck it in the mount to check the fit. this fender was left longer than the last one to help keep mud off the front of the bike.



wings added to the radiator guard to deflect gravel away from the fan.

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Old 11-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #2283
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had some lights on the shelf i'd been saving for this build, guess i better figure out a mount. four of these should just about do it, and if ya happen to light them all up at once, the grass on the shoulder of the road might catch on fire.

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Old 11-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #2284
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...wings added to the radiator guard to deflect gravel away from the fan.
Dave - I like! W/ your permission I'm going to make some up and rivet them to my two rad guards.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:50 AM   #2285
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With those lights,a solar panel and an electric motor you could go hybrid without having to charge -plug into an outlet

your mileage and distance will of course may vary according to the position of the potentiometer and speed,but will not have to resurface to recharge the batteries nor the contact of the rear wheel to the ground be required.

you Will have to rev the engine occasionally to get an engine roar but at this rate you will be concentrating on the blurr in front of you.no sensation of speed by the engine sound.

maybe next year,as the saying goes ," AT some point in every project, it is time to shoot the engineer and get on with making the thing".
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:06 PM   #2286
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Dave - I like! W/ your permission I'm going to make some up and rivet them to my two rad guards.
eddie, you're not planning to take your street bike out on gravel roads are ya?

go ahead and rivet on some wings. when you look at the OEM mounts, you can see how problems could happen. i will say that i have not field tested this setup, so you should report back since you be the dude with the runnin' moto down there in AZ.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #2287
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...no sensation of speed by the engine sound.
unfaired bike, you know when the speed is getting up there. think i'll have a little conspicuity?

i don't call it procrastination, i use other descriptive terms.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:25 PM   #2288
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snuck out to the shop for a minute to prep the fender mount for paint. it's an interesting process forming the compound curves to fit the top of the fender.

So why don't you tell us about it? It looks good, looks like a 30 gallon drum may have been involved.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #2289
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So why don't you tell us about it? It looks good, looks like a 30 gallon drum may have been involved.
that particular fender has a slight rib running down the center in the front section, so the transverse radius was not uniform side-to-side. without accounting for the rib, the mount wouldn't seat, so you had to work in the rib and that radius, then apply the longitudinal radius to each side of the rib separately.

good guess on the drum, but an old truck rim was close...that and a BFH, plus a suitable amount of cussing.

surprising how far that little thing could fly if ya didn't whack it quite square.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:53 PM   #2290
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Fender mount looks really nice, you're going to make the old-timey blacksmiths list with this type of metal work.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #2291
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Fender mount looks really nice, you're going to make the old-timey blacksmiths list with this type of metal work.
not me, that part was crazy to fit, it's warped every which way it seems.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:14 PM   #2292
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Does the "truck rim" part of the support extend to the back side of the fender also?
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:10 AM   #2293
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Does the "truck rim" part of the support extend to the back side of the fender also?
i swear, there's nuthin' that gets past you guys. there's a mount on the back of the saddle, but the radii on the fender were uniform, and the mount shorter...made it easier to run through my custom CNC truck wheel forming equipment.

photo to follow.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #2294
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the fender mount on the back side of the saddle, everything is rock solid.

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #2295
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no superman powers, just persistence. i start the search for a project or parts bike knowing that the right deal is out there somewhere, i just need to find it. when the right deal is found, it's the reverse of the norm in the sense that the seller is essentially paying you, the buyer, to take the bike off his hands.

Considering that you're the Dali Lama of ratbike dirt ninja builds, karma is raining super sweet part deals on your shop. I wish I was a little closer to major metropolis where the crashed bike density is a lot higher. I'm working on my google fu right now but can't get my eyes on a bike within an all day round trip and for some reason salvage bikes are a closely guarded secret to find around here.

Highliner screwed with this post 12-01-2013 at 04:59 PM Reason: I still haven't made it to the end of thread, getting closer.
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