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Franz
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Postby Franz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:57 pm

Yeah, check out that cruiser bike too!

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Postby Pigpen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:52 pm

What started that cruiser bike thing? Rusty?

Anyway, glad you're back on the Honda.. I wanna see you finish this thing..

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Postby callahan » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:42 pm

glad to see this thing going again. couldn't get enough first time around
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Postby GTV » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:52 pm

Bike looks sick. Love the symmetrical placement of the IDF. Might get fuel standoff in your eyes though!
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Postby Franz » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:23 pm

Been playing with the rear controls and seat position. I think I have it where I like it....Now, to fabricate some shit.

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I've been a little distracted with babies, bikes, a million different little/major projects for myself and for friends...Its hard to make any satisfying progress on one thing. I need to work on my time managment and project focus skills some.

I definatly do not plan to cut-back on any riding time though. I've been killing it the last few weeks.Image

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Postby BBWB » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:48 am

Love that last picture. Nothing like crunching rocks on two wheels, wether it be peddles or motors.
Let me draw you a fucking picture!

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Postby Franz » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:11 pm

I've been thinking about the rear controls for about a week now. I came up with a plan last night.

I wanted to make sure that it had fold-up pegs.... in the case that it gets laid-over [-X and I wanted to use the VW brake pedals. I like the look of the gnarly dirt bike pegs too....simple, to the point, and 100% functional.

Here's a collage parts/ideas to make it happen:
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Postby Franz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:07 am

Kind of complicated. I'm combining 3 different things.

I got the peg and braket/pin assembly built tonight. One set of pegs had those nice steel mounting pieces(that I can weld to the VW pedal shaft that I melted the housing off of). Another set had some bitchin forged and drilled pegs. The only difference was the pin size...so I opened-up the peg mounting pieces to accept the larger pin used with the pegs that I liked. I had to shorten the pins too. Not a big deal, but progress is what this is about. Now to make the piece that I'll weld to the frame to accept the pedal shaft.

Al Johnson bored two 15/16" holes in some 1 3/4 box tube for me. I'll cut a "U" shaped eyelet bracket out of this. The idea is that the "U" shaped bracket will be welded to the frame. Then the modified VW pedal can be lifted into it, and the peg/shaft will silde through the bracket and pedal, thus "capturing" the pedal in the bracket. A snap ring on the wheel side will retain the peg/shaft to the bracket. Simple, right? Seems like simple stuff can take the most time to fabricate sometimes. If I do one thing every day, I'll have them built pretty quickly.

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Postby Jobe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:41 am

Good choice on the pegs. is this bike gonna be jockey shift? =P~
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Postby Franz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:02 am

2/10/2012
...Kind of a boring day at the shop today. I had to get caught-up on a couple drive-in jobs. First was a bent axle and soaked brakes on a dune buggy. I got it all fixed up a ready to rock for the guy. Pretty nice buggy...It has some built toyota 22R in it. I bet its a fun ride.

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I spent most of the day/evening working on the rail....but I did manage to squeeze in an hour or two on the motorcycle and do my one thing that I'm making myself do every day no matter what.
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Postby BEANS » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:38 am

Whats the secret to getting brackets to look like they were laser cut?

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Postby alykat » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:46 am

BEANS wrote:Whats the secret to getting brackets to look like they were laser cut?
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Postby Franz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:55 am

Thanks.

I cut them out with 3m cutoff, and a angle die grinder. Then did a little clean up work on the belt sander.

...oh, and 3" scrtchbrite roloc. I love those things!

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Postby DPayte » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:14 am

Looks good Franz!
The tell tale tickle of asphalt on the sagging underbelly of my lowered expectations!

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Postby Glenn A » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:54 am

Beltsander does a great job a squaring up edges. I have a cheap Delta unit use it all the time.

Franz are you going to shorten the VW peddle? It seems like it might be kind of long.
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