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Old 04-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #16
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frame braces

Well today I had a little time after the boy went down for bed sooooo I was able to make one of two frame braces which is super awesome!

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Also learned a bit of interesting info... Here in Missouri it is not necessary to even have turn signals on your bike, though if you have them they better work.

Question of the day:

Has anyone ever made a modification to replace the rear drum brake actuator rod with a brake cable?


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Turn signals in back of helmet....
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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Question of the day:

Has anyone ever made a modification to replace the rear drum brake actuator rod with a brake cable?
bmweuro has done the cable rear brake mod and claims that it works quite well, so I'm interested too.

OTOH, I can tell you this for a fact. that rear wheel braking when using any of the traditional rear sets sucks. They look the biz but the rear brake pedal become usess except for signaling.

Come on Chris... Spill the beans!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #18
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OTOH, I can tell you this for a fact. that rear wheel braking when using any of the traditional rear sets sucks. They look the biz but the rear brake pedal become usess except for signaling.
Thats what I'm worried about after reading around... so looking for ways to boost leverage and am looking at the stud left from where the shock connected to the drive and thinking about a bracket to hold the end of a brake cable.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #19
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rear set mounts..

Picked up some aluminum plate for some rearset mounts.

Rough cut with jiggysaw.
HTC HD7_000583

Finish trim with router with a carbide pattern bit. Templates carpet taped down to aluminum, aluminum taped down to substrate due to the part being so small.
HTC HD7_000585

Then finished with a file... maybe some polish later on.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:29 AM   #20
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what did you do with the old rear shocks?? If the price is right I may have a home for them
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #21
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Yeah I have them I will send you a message here in a few..

Have a bunch of other parts if you need them.. those chrome side covers, fenders, airbox, etc..
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #22
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Wow, looking good! I thought I was the only one who used a router in lieu of a milling machine. I never thought, however to use a template, very clever!

BTW, Leadnuts is a super cool guy, who was beyond patient waiting to get his swing arm back! Much appreciated amigo!

Keep up the great work!
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #23
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Rearsets!

Too excited, got a pretty spectacular looking set of rearsets this morning from a guy I randomly met while getting some coffee and holding a magazine I found called BMW motorcycles or something like that.. saw I was reading it and struck up a conversation next thing you know I have a set of tarozzi controls.. He said he had used them, but they look new to me.



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Going to have to make some new brackets to hold them I suppose... ugh.

Going to do a cable to replace te rod in the rear as well I think. Anyone have a spare cable I can borrow forever?

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Old 04-28-2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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Ah, Houseo, didn't see you there..

It was easy to wait, I just rigged up a cryogenic sleeping cask. Seemed like only minutes to me... but worth the wait.

I have also stuck a bearing on a carbide burr bit for mild steel.... very scary! But worked all the same, did I mention it was a bit scary?

Anyway, I can't thank you enough for the wealth of knowledge that is pooled in that head.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #25
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brake travel

Does anyone know what the degree of travel the rear brake pedal makes for adequate stopping?

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #26
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here is what I'm thinking for the new brackets which will now hold the end of a brake cable..

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #27
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here is what I'm thinking for the new brackets which will now hold the end of a brake cable..

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:16 AM   #28
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Well here is a quick model to show what I will be trying.. Its a bit rough and angles might change but its the idea.

If you have any thoughts...

Brakemount


Maybe a bar/3tree design

TripleTree:bars

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #29
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Headlight bracket

Had some time today and made a new headlight bracket out of stainless. It hasn't been polished out but you get the point.

Added a Bumm mirror for effect.. Got a new top brace from Mr. ToasterTan and some sweet clip ons, which neither of them have made it on yet but hopefully soon.

Question... Someone mentioned there is something I need to do to the front forks to modernize the way they work but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.. Bypass, or something... a kit of some kind??

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #30
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Oh man, between you and Houseoffubar.... sigh.... sick skills and design sense!




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