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Author Topic: The Stock Bike  (Read 13137 times)

Offline jpmobius

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #10 on: Jun 22, 2015, 18:29:01 »
The right side.  Evidently I should have quite working and devoted my attention exclusively to drinking by the time I took this pic!
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #11 on: Jun 22, 2015, 21:34:18 »
yes

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #12 on: Jun 22, 2015, 22:31:35 »
This should be a very interesting build!  Watching.

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #13 on: Jun 22, 2015, 22:42:35 »
Now that I've sobered up, time to start cleaning up this frame.  The not very factory looking rear brake master cylinder "through frame" mounting had to go.  Note the lovely swingarm!
« Last Edit: Jun 23, 2015, 00:21:06 by jpmobius »
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #14 on: Jun 22, 2015, 22:46:14 »
Factory side stand mount removed and relocated on a new reinforcing plate along with a stop for the up position.  Welded in mounting nut for footrest bracket can also be seen.  Both looking mighty chunky in this close up.  Quite a lot of remodeling on the original side stand.  Still has a ways to go in this pic, but the difficult clearance issues are done - just have to get the foot to sit flat on the ground once I get the rest of the suspension sorted out.  The stand may look pretty feeble in this pic - but it aint!
« Last Edit: Jun 23, 2015, 01:46:11 by jpmobius »
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #15 on: Jun 22, 2015, 22:51:39 »
Very pleased with the look in the retracted position against its new stop.  Looks better with the pipe and foot rest mount  installed and is easy to get your toe on to deploy.  Looks trivial without the engine and pipe installed but it was actually a very fussy job to get it to work well, look good and not scrape the pipe, drag the ground, etc.  It has to clear the foot peg mount, (not installed in this pic) which is why it seems so far from the frame.
« Last Edit: Jun 22, 2015, 23:34:02 by jpmobius »
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #16 on: Jun 22, 2015, 22:53:58 »
Steering damper (or is it dampener?) installed.  You can also see here I have started cleaning up the lower triple.
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #17 on: Jun 22, 2015, 22:56:44 »
Steering lock removed and "patch" welded over.  The steering locks are quite pitiful on RDs (like most bikes) plus I don't have the key!
« Last Edit: Jun 23, 2015, 01:29:06 by jpmobius »
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #18 on: Jun 22, 2015, 22:57:55 »
Some more frame clean up.  There was a helmet holder clip here.
« Last Edit: Jun 22, 2015, 23:35:55 by jpmobius »
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #19 on: Jun 22, 2015, 23:06:34 »
Front engine mounts.  A lot of the factory frame fab is pretty rough I welded this over and filed it smooth.  Not very noticeable, which is good compared to the noticeably BAD original.  Have to be a bit careful not to get carried away and have the frame look obviously custom just cleaning up the really bad spots.  It is a lot of work for a pretty small return definitely not worth it unless you follow through likewise on the rest of the project, and even then I guess it depends on who you ask!  This is much more evident after it is painted and the bike finished you dont have some really obvious blemish distracting your eye.  I hate spending a bunch of time on say, the engine and then bolt it in to some obvious and easily subdued or eliminated eyesore.
« Last Edit: Jun 23, 2015, 01:30:47 by jpmobius »
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On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

1973 RD350 Yamaha build  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66498.0