Got my first bike.

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junior123
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:33 am

yeah haha

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:18 pm

More pics fellas, Chopped the bum end off (left some tabs, so I could weld the over), and played with the seat a little more. Got some prices for the foam and Vinyl, so will be attempting the upholstery next.
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junior123
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:05 pm

Hey guys, I'm having a bit of trouble with a battery box idea I have. Check it out.
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It sits straighter than this and obviously will be cleaned up. This is just the bracket that will hold the box.

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Prof » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:18 pm

Chain clearance... when you are in motion the chain curves out from the top of the sprockets due to centrifugal force. With your rear wheel in its highest position (when hitting that deep spoon drain!) run a straight line between the top of the sprockets and leave at least an extra inch. Also the chain does move sideways especially as it gets worn, so allow 3/8" side to side... nothing worse than a clanging chain.
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Happosai » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:21 am

I have seen batteries mounted "UNDER" the swing arm before, pretty well hides them, not sure how exposed to damge they might be there though.

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junior123
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:24 pm

Spent the day making my battery box.

First class welding here fellas haha
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But cleaned up pretty well
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Just need to work out Placement and brackets and should be sweet to start on the ignition panel

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Prof » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:04 pm

Battery box has cleaned up fine.
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Bearcx » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:23 pm

Excellent work, fella. Keep it up.
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