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Author Topic: Another 750 Four.  (Read 7938 times)

Offline barnabasantioch

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 20, 2016, 09:14:58 »
So, either I'm really terrible at "Googling" or what I'm looking for just does not exist.  I removed the crash bars from the frame. The right side bars were acting as the right front motor mount, and I obviously don't want to leave these on.  Does anyone know where I can find a replacement mounting bracket without having to chop and fab the one from the crash bar?

*Progress report*
Engine is out and going away for a while to be rebuilt.  If I hope to have her on the road by the summer, I have no time to bumble through the engine work.  And I just plain don't trust myself, so I'll leave it to an expert.

Offline Tune-A-Fish©

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #11 on: Feb 20, 2016, 09:16:22 »
I have one for $10 and a stamp
"I didn't come here and I ain't leavin"  Willie Nelson

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Offline barnabasantioch

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2016, 18:14:24 »
Mocked up the seat to make sure no "serious" frame modifications would be necessary.  Started grinding some excess waste off the frame. Neighbors gave me looks, so I closed the garage door.  Wife didn't like the smell, so I quit... for today.
I just can't win.

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #13 on: Feb 21, 2016, 18:32:46 »
Really dig the paint scheme... You and I both need to find a painter that can run a tape line without needing a bump... If you know what uh mean  :o
"I didn't come here and I ain't leavin"  Willie Nelson

"love hard, live fast, die fun" Kacey Musgraves

"Like a Wreckin Ball!" Eric Church

Offline barnabasantioch

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #14 on: Feb 21, 2016, 19:39:59 »
I'm still a little torn on the paint scheme.  I'm leaning towards Flake Sunrise Orange in an attempt to try to keep something on this bike original.

Offline barnabasantioch

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #15 on: Feb 21, 2016, 20:33:25 »
Also thinking about how to clean up that back end. Considering grinding off the stock shock mounts and ending the frame at the top of the triangle.  2 things to consider...
1- What decent options are there for weld-on shock mounts?
2- Would I need to brace the corners  at the back of the frame.  If you know these 750s, there is a brace that runs across about 6 inches from the end of the frame.

Other option is filling the gaps from the ground down tabs with some filler.  I plan to use the open frame to insert bar end turn signals.

Any thoughts?  I was hoping to go weld-free, but I also want to do it right.

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #16 on: Feb 21, 2016, 20:53:47 »
You need to leave them on and it will look fine once the shocks are back on.

You could look for some piggyback gas shocks (stay away from cheap) to hide the cut section and cap the back... or you could run a radius cut line 1/2" behind the welds, cut them matching both sides nice then weld in flat stock... no need to shape it, just over cut the piece and weld it starting with the top or bottom then once tacked bend it around the radius tack welding as you go, then grind off the excess then weld it and finish it with a flap wheel(s)
"I didn't come here and I ain't leavin"  Willie Nelson

"love hard, live fast, die fun" Kacey Musgraves

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Offline barnabasantioch

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #17 on: Feb 21, 2016, 21:54:40 »
That option sounds much less labor-intensive. 

Offline barnabasantioch

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #18 on: Feb 22, 2016, 20:26:56 »
Came home to 5 packages on my doorstep.  Santa was good to me.

Offline Weasel

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Re: Another 750 Four.
« Reply #19 on: Feb 23, 2016, 20:21:48 »
Cool project. Lots of goodies there. Are those headlight brackets rubber mounted?