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Old 05-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #376
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Nice!

One thing thou, isn't the master link clip facing the wrong direction?
It should face the other way around to prevent something to release the clip when the chain is moving?
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #377
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Good eye. The clip master was just to get the chain on I plan to use a rivet once the bike is running. I just didn't want to rivet now in case I had to remove chain
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #378
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Might need tightening too
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:35 PM   #379
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You shut your mouth when you are talking to me mister

I haven't adjusted that yet jeez, can't a guy get a break. Actually going to need a lot of slack due to how high the swingarm pivot is.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #380
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You shut your mouth when you are talking to me mister

I haven't adjusted that yet jeez, can't a guy get a break. Actually going to need a lot of slack due to how high the swingarm pivot is.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #381
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Good eye. The clip master was just to get the chain on I plan to use a rivet once the bike is running. I just didn't want to rivet now in case I had to remove chain
Okey, fair enough
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:22 PM   #382
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Every once in awhile you do something that makes you really proud of your work. Today was that day for me. I needed to make up a steering stop so the fork legs won't smack the frame. Started off with a 1.5" x 1.5" bar of aluminum

I'm a total n00b on the mill. I just started using one a few weeks ago, so to a normal machinist this might seem like a cakewalk. Basically in this shot I had already drilled the holes to bolt to the lower triple and was machining it down to the final hieght.



Couple steps in between but here is the rough product



Bolted in place



And powder coated



This powder really looks gray in the pics but it's def black in person. Looks really nice against the orange anodizing. Too bad no one will ever see it



Anyways that's it. Took me all of 5 hours start to finish, probably the most expensive steering stop in history. Lots of milling operations to get there though.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #383
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Wow. That turned out awsome
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #384
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #385
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Wow. That turned out awsome
+1 Fantastic.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #386
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Very nice.

I hope to get a mill soon but I don't think I'm going to be as quick to learn how to use it as you have been.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #387
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Very nice.

I hope to get a mill soon but I don't think I'm going to be as quick to learn how to use it as you have been.
Thanks guys I wanted to bring it home and fondle it

regarding a mill if you have used a lathe, it's not a hard transition. I'm spoiled as the shop has 3 brand new Jet milling machines with DRO on them. I guess my only advice is to not buy cheap endmills. I bought a set of Interstate (china) endmills because I wanted a set. Well the reality is that you can do a lot with just a couple endmills that are specialized. I bought a dedicated aluminum endmill that does and awesome job and leaves a perfect finish. Until you run it in reverse

I also did most of the work here with a monster 3/4" roughing endmill that just hogs the chips off. Making the counterbore for the head of the socket cap screw I used a 7/16" end mill and bored it out.

The only other operation I used was a boring head to make the radius to fit the steering neck. I blocked the part up on a pair of parallels and used holddowns to secure it. I used the edgefinder to get me right on the edge (the part was 100mm long) then jogged in half the radius of the edgefinder (0.100") + 50mm to get me on center. The I just kept plunging the quill while advancing the table in. Easy.

The angles I set up a V block and clamped it to the table so that I could keep taking the part off and checking.

BTW, thanks Kawasaki for not making the steering stop you welded to the neck symmetrical that was really helpful

Getting into the mill is fairly simple, there are a bunch of things you want to know before you even turn one on though. I watched a ton of videos mostly by Keith Fenner on YouTube. I also had to take a 2 hour class to get cleared on the machine and that was helpful for learning the controls.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:34 AM   #388
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I assume that is at Tech Shop?

That's so cool they have that gear. Neither of our local locations have powder coating.

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There are 3 Bay Area TechShop locations and all of them offer powder coating. SF has a sand blast cabinet large enough for a motorcycle frame, and the oven is 6x4x4 (rough outside dimensions).

PM me if you have any TechShop questions.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #389
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Seriously? They don't have powdercoating listed in the class offerings. Good to know!!!

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Daaayum, that's a nice piece of work, Mister Sailah.

You're right: the tool IS the cutter. Being self-taught, I struggled a lot with cutters (there are a zillion different ones in the catalogs, what to choose) until I got a roughing cutter, when I realized that "normal" end mills are best for finishing cuts, after the roughing cutter hogs off the bulk of the waste.

Actually, your best roughing cutter is a bandsaw!
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:03 PM   #390
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Actually, your best roughing cutter is a waterjet!


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