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Old 02-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #106
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Can't wait to see some more pics of that exhaust and hear some rumble!
Its going to be a while before we hear anything.... but I did make a little bracket to hold the rear exhaust section up. Just waiting on some springs I think I ordered??


A friend is going to help me cast the fiberglass engine cover out of aluminum which is going to be suuweet!


I am working on redesigning the headlight bracket again as I'm not so into it... my problem is I think the overall headlight is way BIG.. wish I could shrink it down and still retain the instruments in it.. what to do..what to doo...
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:29 PM   #107
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wasn't really happy with the headlight bracket and thought if I were going to possibly go the ww2 fighter plane route with paint that might mean some yellowish and grey stripes on headlight bucket.... so in order to maximize the effect I wouldn't want the bracket to garble up seeing the bucket.. so


Carved out some mounts to hold the light from below. Really dig the aesthetic of old die cast parts so I'm going that route.
It's not quite finished as my metal tools are very rudimentary.. but it will shape up after a decade of filing. The hard part will be making a mirrored 2nd one.
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The bumps and bolt holes on the bucket will most likely be ground off and filled..

Making it has got me thinking about an idea for some clip-on bars I will attempt to make in the next day or so.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #108
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Again, some amazing craftsmanship from you, very nice work, you have a real eye for the aesthetic!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:51 PM   #109
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well got them pretty close, i'll try and mount them in the next few days.. a little more sanding...

Check out this beautiful little brass angle finder I found..

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:27 PM   #110
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:39 AM   #111
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Nicely done.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:39 AM   #112
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Nice work, but how are you going to adjust the aiming of the headlight? Thank you for not using the ubiquitous, off-the-shelf, "cafe racer", stamped metal headlight brackets. I hate those things.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:47 AM   #113
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Nice work, but how are you going to adjust the aiming of the headlight? Thank you for not using the ubiquitous, off-the-shelf, "cafe racer", stamped metal headlight brackets. I hate those things.
Well, the curve in the bracket tops and the bucket marry up pretty well and have a available bit of rotation before the fit starts to "not fit"... I can also add a little bit of slotting to the screw holes that hold it on.. Other than that I'll just have to figure it out on the fly..
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