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Old 11-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Flash my rack..!

Building a small rack for a friend's 605 ATK - TIG-welded 1/2" DOM tube and a little quality tube bender time. Gonna add a few loops for straps and a nut-serted plate for Rotopax attachment, then slather a coat of silver Hammerite on it this weekend.





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Old 11-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Whats under that fender to hold things up?
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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Whats under that fender to hold things up?
It's got an aluminum sub-frame dealio that runs forward to the bolts on the side that hold the rear of the seat down. It ain't as good as a Honda, but it's pretty rigid. That said, I bet we could break it!

This dude ain't a camper, just lookin' fer a way to haul a small tailbag or a gallon of gas. I told him side racks were highly recommended, but I think he's gonna go with a GL or equiv for the rest.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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nice rack,,

if you like the small ones!
looks kinda gay,,
but then, that;ll fit for the gay bike application involved I suppoze.
tubing without a declaration of wall thickness may as well be 1/2 inch solid.
Specify!,,paper thin? or 1/4" hole?
homemade bender or big vice and hammer?




looks pretty good for a big game hunter's effort!

too bad yer not as pretty as yer welds,,yff!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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Ya got me all excited......................I want my 20 seconds back
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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Ya got me all excited......................I want my 20 seconds back
Prolly the best 20 seconds you've had in a long time, unless yer all alone..!


Hi Rashy!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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if you like the small ones!
looks kinda gay,,
but then, that;ll fit for the gay bike application involved I suppoze.
tubing without a declaration of wall thickness may as well be 1/2 inch solid.
Specify!,,paper thin? or 1/4" hole?
homemade bender or big vice and hammer?




looks pretty good for a big game hunter's effort!

too bad yer not as pretty as yer welds,,yff!

0.065" wall. Homemade bender - two rolls with a 1/4" rad groove turned on my lathe, one 4" dia and one 2" dia. Used a piece of 1" keystock and two 1/2" dowel pins to make a link that rolls one around the other. Clamped the 4" one solid with a T-nut to the table on my mill and used an old rifle barrel () as a lever to roll the other one around it. Threw away about 4' of tube learning all about bend allowances, but kinda got it figgered after a bit.

You KNOW you can weld circles around me with one tooth tied behind yer back, so don't even start on that. Thanks for the complement tho, it means a lot coming from you - seriously.

Just got outta the hot tub, poured another glass of apple pie, and headed to watch Oregon Field Guide
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #8
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Nice job!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:07 AM   #9
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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"gay bike"? ATK? ever rode one? didnt think so.
nice rack BTW, you could of sold a shit load in the day

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if you like the small ones!
looks kinda gay,,
but then, that;ll fit for the gay bike application involved I suppoze.
tubing without a declaration of wall thickness may as well be 1/2 inch solid.
Specify!,,paper thin? or 1/4" hole?
homemade bender or big vice and hammer?




looks pretty good for a big game hunter's effort!

too bad yer not as pretty as yer welds,,yff!
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #11
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"gay bike"? ATK? ever rode one? didnt think so.
nice rack BTW, you could of sold a shit load in the day
Hell, I even know what ATK stands for!
,,first rode one in 1981 or '82.
have ridden others since. They are okay, if you like to constantly fiddle with electrical foibles.
I even rode an old Yankee 500 once, but you were probably still in kindergarten.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
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racks are fun!

all kidding aside, I think it looks great! Paint it red!
done the bend allowance for sheet metal calculations, and they work out pretty close for tubing or solid round stock, but trial and error will give you a faster clue to repeating the same bend accurately. If you have multiple bends to make, and at varying angles,,keeping everything on the same flat or vertical plane is the hardest part,IMO. Good thing it all bends easily,,to allow for corrections.
I have started at one end, and have started in the center of the radius and workd out in both directions,,that's a good way to scrap a lot of tubing,
For small repetitious bits, a fixture of plywood works well, with bending points where you need them.
A small conduit bender works for little projects too.
Good job Miguel!
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #13
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Dave Mangunast ( sp?) old shop museum in St Louis has a Yankee ( major cool stuff) , kindergarten? heh back then I was drooling for a 125 Sherpa S, probably good thing I never got one as it would of made even more poor. Dave shop is possible one of the coolest bike museums one earth, heavy on dirt, plenty of cool shit, smells like a shop, like Deweys or Budshots ( sp up on ol' 99 ) . I'll post some pics sometime of dave's
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #14
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Nice Rack

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0.065" wall. Homemade bender - two rolls with a 1/4" rad groove turned on my lathe, one 4" dia and one 2" dia. Used a piece of 1" keystock and two 1/2" dowel pins to make a link that rolls one around the other. Clamped the 4" one solid with a T-nut to the table on my mill and used an old rifle barrel () as a lever to roll the other one around it. Threw away about 4' of tube learning all about bend allowances, but kinda got it figgered after a bit.

You KNOW you can weld circles around me with one tooth tied behind yer back, so don't even start on that. Thanks for the complement tho, it means a lot coming from you - seriously.

Just got outta the hot tub, poured another glass of apple pie, and headed to watch Oregon Field Guide
Some photos of the DIY bender would help some of us to get started on our racks etc. Saddle bag style tube frames to drop in a box of beer or a lawn mower fuel jug is what we had in mind. Think bicycle wire baskets but heavier.


This is an ATV fuel can rack found on the web.

A nice "how to" thread would be great!

Dave
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #15
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..snip.. Paint it red! ..snip..
I wanted to paint it red, to match the goofy one-sided frame. Customer wanted silver though...

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