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Old 01-22-2013, 03:25 PM   #166
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I agree - the big tank stays. Even if this one is too spanked to use, I'll find another.

On that note, does anyone have any advice on pinhole repair? This tank has got a few leaks. I'm thinking silver solder the holes then line it with the good stuff.
Braze a "reinforcement plate" along the bottom? Usually a pinhole leak (there is no such thing as "one" pinhole!) means there are a bunch more just a'waiting to make their presence known....

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #167
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WTF, it's not purple anymore?!?

And I really can't say what's compelling me to say this but the wheels look like they could use a set of dice valve stem caps.

Looks good for a non-purple scrambler thing.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #168
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I like it too, but, I was a bit attached to the purple tank!
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:55 AM   #169
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Some kind of bump...

Hi there jsullivan!

Your build seems to be just about what I'm looking to build, so I'm ager to know how it's coming along?

Regards (and first post for me, I think),

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #170
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I know it doesn't look like much, but I'm making progress.

I massaged the exhaust a bit more and finished welding it, welded in a more discreet fuel filler, built and mounted a battery box, and checked off many many little tasks on my todo list.

I'm finally almost to the point of putting together a wiring harness and brakes and doing a shakedown run!









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Old 05-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #171
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I smell sizzling leg hair.



That looks really cool though. I kind of like the rough finish on it. Just give a the whole thing a shot of clear coat and freeze it just how it is.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #172
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That thing is all kinds of awesome! Great tire/wheel combination.

I agree with Airhead Wrangler- the rough beater look really does it for me. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #173
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Looking good, but I gotta tell ya, adjusting the valves is gonna suck with no kickstart and those pipes so close to the timing cover.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #174
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sick bike. can't wait to hear those pipes
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #175
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I'm a fan of symmetry when it comes to airhead exhausts, but your 2-1 has changed my rhetoric. Well played...

That cone engineering pipe will howl louder than a chimpanzee on LSD, but don't worry… your wife will eventually learn to speak into your left ear.



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Old 05-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #176
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Looking good, but I gotta tell ya, adjusting the valves is gonna suck with no kickstart and those pipes so close to the timing cover.
Not all that bad. Just put it in gear and use the wheel to turn the crank.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #177
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this is amazing. I love it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:46 PM   #178
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I smell sizzling leg hair.
Haha! *Heat shield coming soon...*

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That thing is all kinds of awesome! Great tire/wheel combination.

I agree with Airhead Wrangler- the rough beater look really does it for me. Can't wait to see the finished product!
I know... This is the point in other folks' projects that I usually want them to leave things as-is. I'm going to shake it down for a bit to see what works and what doesn't before paint & powder, so it'll stay raw for a while.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #179
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Looking good, but I gotta tell ya, adjusting the valves is gonna suck with no kickstart and those pipes so close to the timing cover.
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Not all that bad. Just put it in gear and use the wheel to turn the crank.
Bumping the rear wheel is the plan. I originally tried to keep the headers clear of the timing cover, but it wasn't doing the trick for me.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #180
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sick bike. can't wait to hear those pipes
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this is amazing. I love it.
Thanks! I can't wait to hear it.
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