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Old 02-07-2011, 01:37 PM   #16
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fork tubes

Northwest:I bought a LL fork(Unit) for an FJ 1100 Yamaha.Adapting it now
to a BMW K 1100.The tubes are 41 millimeter outside and a second tube is inserted to make inside diameter 25 millimeter.Wallthickness is a lot more than 0.12 inch. Had to shim the outside to fit the BMW triple trees and had to narrow the swingarm slightly.

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #17
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I also have a OLD stick welder that I have welded 1/2 flat with ( 220V),but I have to run a 50ft cord all thru my yard and move my dryer to plug it in ,so the little wire feed is MUCH easier !!.I know all about keeping HER happy,it's been 25 years and still going.I found the secret !!,let her by a $3,000 carbon fiber Bicycle ( she is a long distance bicycle rider)and I can get ALMOST anything I want...
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:17 PM   #18
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:27 PM   #19
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All right parts to keep you going.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:49 PM   #20
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Here is the new suspension.

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #21
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So, you got the romantic weekend outa' the way and the s/tep class done... Now it's time to get to work! I'm curious to see how quickly yours comes together. I thought mine would only take a few months to build and I'm still working on it. I started last summer... I hope you have a clear image of what you want when you are done. I didn't, so it changed as I went along and that slowed the process.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:54 PM   #22
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This is going to be fun. I'm excited to see the finished product! If you need help, let me know. I can lend a hand.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:51 PM   #23
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YUP,all of the mushy stuff is out of the way.I'm heading out to the shed here in about 20 minutes.

THANKS Red,I'll let you know ( maybe you can be the FIRST passenger!!).Rode home in the snow today,boy is a 3rd wheels gonna be nice !!.

OH YA,passed the class with 100/97% !!.What a hoot..
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:13 PM   #24
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Yeah, that class is a hoot! I had always been intrigued by hacks, but I wasn't sure I wanted to own one until I took that class! That sealed the deal for me! Wish I were closer, I'd offer to help as well... maybe some inspiration.



Wish I had a more current pic. It's got a seat in the hack and upholstery on both seats!

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Old 02-22-2011, 08:02 PM   #25
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WOW Speed is that tempting fate or what !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:26 PM   #26
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I figure you can't take life too seriously, nobody makes it out alive anyway! I've had 3 different bodies on there so far.There was a flatbed, then a truck tool box and then this coffin showed up on craigslist. (The bike came from craigslist too) I couldn't resist! Some people really like it and some think it's terrible like I'm tempting fate. It seems to be polarizing. Nice thing is, people notice it! Usually they slow down and stare, maybe they won't pull out in front of me then. I hope. Enough about mine though, I don't want to threadjack or derail you. Let's see some progress!
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:17 PM   #27
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I like it,I kinda go my own way also...

Picking up tire and wheel tomorrow so I can mount the axle this weekend
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #28
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Picked up tire and wheel today at Discount Tire.Ordered a white spoke ( CHEAP ) and they shipped a chrome mod ( NOT CHEAP ),but they gave it to me for the same price..$40.00.Mounted it up to the axle tonight and there should be plenty of clearance.LOTS of work for this weekend,I'm going to pick up the fender tomorrow.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:21 PM   #29
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Great chair, and love the old 70's Honda, had a few of them, 500,550 and 650 all solo though. Often thought about building an outfit from one, good to see.

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Old 02-26-2011, 07:15 PM   #30
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LOTS of progress today.Got the suspension mounted to the frame AND found a tub for the beast !!!.

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