Lou's Bobber Project

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:52 pm

Ok, here they are,
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:56 pm

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm

So whilst the paint was drying I decided to polish the forks which was a little harder than the rocker boxes due to the plastic seal coat on them. So I sanded it off and and away with the drill and buffs. Came up so so but better than the browning clear coat. So that's it till next weekend when I re coat the frame.

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by Bearcx » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:48 pm

Awesome progress, Lou.

Agree about the clear coat going brown, not pretty, but, I guess it lasts for years without needing repolishing.
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:48 pm

painted the frame today
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and cleaned up front wheel and painted it too. Was worse than the rear one. Got the belt drive kit yesterday, will reassemble the frame to roller again and refit motor and gearbox after the shovel run tomorrow so will have limited time but will do some more after work next week. With chopped next weekend wont get much done that weekend.

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by Prof » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:51 pm

Getting there Lou. See you at chopped. A number of us are getting together at Mervs at Kilsyth on Monday night (6th) for a BBQ. Can you come along.

Any other forum members who want to join in Monday night? Call me on 0428 562 554. I'll be on the road from Monday morning and don't answer the phone while riding but will return your call.
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:55 am

Can't make Kilsyth on Monday live & work in Bendigo with 6:00 am start but will see you at chopped

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:11 pm

OK Not much done over the weekend as I went over to chopped on Saturday and caught up with Prof on Sunday. But did a little. The oil bag and mounts arrived Friday, so I test fitted it, oh picked up the seat from the upholsterers during the week nice job he did too. So i fitted that as well, also the belt drive & charge kit turned up Wednesday. So after work I put the engine and gear box into the frame loosely bolted them in then fitted the backing plate and screwed it up tight checked the alignment between the two and cinched up the bolts, this assures correct fit between the box & engine as the solid billet backing plate won't bend. I then undid the backing plate bolts and removed it, it came of smoothly without binding & refit it a couple of times as another test it is correctly aligned.Then fitted the stator and rotor and the engine pulley for the belt drive, as the splined collar is new it is a tight interference fit so it needed a gentle tap, tap tap with a large socket to seat it tight onto the rotor face which I thought was seated correctly but wasn't for when I test spun the motor by hand I heard some clicking of the rotor on the stator, I thought I would need to shim it to gain correct clearance but closer inspection found the collar was not quite seated and the noise was the magnets wobbling the rotor as they turned in and out of the field. seating the collar fixed it. With all as it should be I fitted the belt pulleys and tightened them up. found I need a 1/8" spacer on the front to true it and a 1/4" on the rear wheel for the chain to run true.
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:28 pm

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Next job was the oil tank needed cleaning, rust and gunk inside from plating welding and storage. Nice tank by the way got it from VPW. Now some tell us that citric acid will ruin chrome eat away steel as well as the rust, but I'm here to tell you it don't! I made up a 10% solution in near boiling water filled the tank with it and swirled it around periodically careful of the very hot tank and the citric acid it can cause skin irritation. After 1hr. I emptied it & rinsed it several times with clean water still a bit of staining so I did it again. Much better as rinse water ran clean. Then a squirt of WD40 inside to retard any more rust and sealed it up.
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:51 pm

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Head light arrived today, Black shell 5 3/4" nice fit under the sporty visor,will go nicely with the black 7 ribbed tail light & plate mount coming in from OS. Waiting on a reply from States for price on freight on OEM style forward control set, already have a set but they need a master cylinder, 2 clevis mounts, shift lever & shift rod etc. set from US is same price as master cylinder & shift lever alone here. So that's it till I get the spacers for the drive during the week, might fit the oil tank and fittings & plumb it but as I am fitting a new oil pump when I send it away to refit the heads, rocker boxes & a nice new B grind cam, I can't go too far there yet, but will be able to plumb to the filter as it is on the belt drive plate.

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:35 pm

This week so far, test fitted the headlight on the sporty cowl
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hangs too low so will find new way to mount it.Also test fitted the belt drive for clearance with the spacer
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clutch ok
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engine ok note clearance from lip.

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:52 pm

and the front view
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test mounted the tail light
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will loose the heavy plate bracket but will fit about this height. next finished off the wire loom and plumbed the tank to the filter hose finishers for tank & pump to be ordered before final fit( no need for them at the filter as it is hidden)
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:06 pm

next was final fit of the drive
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and legally covered
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derby covers to go on after torquing nuts when mate turn up with correct sockets & torque wrench. says elbow popping with old shifters is not exact torque spec. well we will see!!
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:10 pm

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by Bearcx » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:02 pm

Aaaahhh.....my eyes.! ! Socks with thongs......

Great progress, Lou. That primary belt looks perfect, now. Starting to look sweeeet... :D
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