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Old 01-10-2011, 09:47 PM   #16
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That str8 was really sharp, but I bet he has a lot more than $135.00 tied up in it.

Besides I enjoy doing as much of the fabricating as possible. It sure would help to have a mill.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:08 PM   #17
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Got past our freezing temps and headed to the barn this evening. Here's a shot of one idea of a nose cone.



Still not sure if that's what I want but it's a lot better than not having any at all.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:47 PM   #18
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:19 PM   #19
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #20
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I enjoy the building as much as the riding and do somethings because the parts just show up. Kind of like this Chevett trike.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:45 PM   #21
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I enjoy the building as much as the riding and do somethings because the parts just show up. Kind of like this Chevett trike.
Thats a real boat of a bike
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:03 PM   #22
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And the state of Texas even issued a title.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:47 AM   #23
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Got past our freezing temps and headed to the barn this evening. Here's a shot of one idea of a nose cone.



Still not sure if that's what I want but it's a lot better than not having any at all.
Bet the view looks just great from the chair and the bike. Besides nothing a coat of paint can't fix. He he, enjoy.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:32 PM   #24
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Added a Fiearo steering damper that stopped the wobbles even though the only place it would mount to forks was the lower. Took it for a fair ride with out counter weight and all went well except for the 14.5" Sportster shocks bottoming out and riding like a hard tail.



I still plan to build leading links but may add exposed springs to the front forks for the time being. I also picked up a rotor and caliper from a Ford Explorer to use on the sidecar. Just need to redrill to the right bolt pattern.

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #25
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Four days iced in and I had to try getting out. even with 5"s of snow on top of the ice I didn't get 100ft but at least I tried.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:05 PM   #26
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Started fabbing on the leading links today. I used an extra set of forks and added 1 1/2" sq. tube with .120 wall.



Then I drilled some 1 1/4 x 1 3/4" stock to accept the axle and machined down to fit inside the 1 1/2" sides for swingarm.





That's it for today.

P.S. Thank's Clancy for the good pic's of your build.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #28
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The frame on the stand is great for mock up and I'm not on my knees.

With all the weather we had I'm still waiting for shocks to arrive.

Thanks NWR.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:09 PM   #29
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Started fabbing on the leading links today. I used an extra set of forks and added 1 1/2" sq. tube with .120 wall.


Nice,
whatcha gonna use for shocks...?

Excellent build cleatusj... Oh, and good bid on the snow ride... !

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Old 02-10-2011, 05:31 PM   #30
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I'm going to start with a pair of sportster shocks and adjust from there. Haven't spent much time in the shop this week with the below freezing temps and no heat out there,
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