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Author Topic: So you want to build a bobber/chopper? Look here first... (NEW INFO!)  (Read 110657 times)

Offline VonYinzer

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Rake and trail calculator. VERY IMPORTANT. UNLESS YOU WANT A BIKE THAT HANDLES LIKE A SHOPPING CART, STUDY UP!
http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/rakeandtrail.html

More basic frame geometry info...
http://sportbike.natkd.com/motorcycle_geometry_101.htm
FREE DOWNLOADS:http://www.tonyfoale.com/software.htm

Great info for frame fabrication...
http://www.mechwerks.com/MechWerks_home.htm
http://www.knucklebusterinc.com/tech/FrameFabrication.pdf
http://www.custom-choppers-guide.com/motorcycle-frame-blueprints.html

Know what your working with...
http://www.steelforge.com/ferrous/carbonsteel.htm
http://www.spaco.org/hrvscr.htm
http://www.onlinemetals.com/steelguide.cfm

You want to hardtail that S.O.B? Well build a jig!
http://www.knucklebusterinc.com/tech/FrameJigInfo.pdf
http://monsterguide.net/how-to-build-a-motorcycle-jig

A frame is only as strong as the welds holding it together...
http://www.weldingengineer.com/
http://www.esabna.com/EUWeb/MIG_handbook/592mig7_1.htm
http://www.ehow.com/video_4908534_what-difference-between-tig-mig.html

Properly set up suspension will make the difference between haulin ass to the party, and havin your ass hauled to the hospital...
http://wumrc.engin.umich.edu/~shiha/jpapers/87_JCSME_suspension.pdf
http://www.carbibles.com/suspension_bible_bikes.html
http://www.shockabsorbersworld.com/motorcycle-shock-absorber.html

Consider your wheels and forks as a part of the frame. Make it all right...
http://www.largiader.com/balancer/
http://splashmedia.co.nz/users/britten/art3.html
http://www.motorcycleparts-accessories-andmore.com/motorcyclerims.html
http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/tech/service_steering_head_bearings/index.html
http://dansmc.com/steering_bearings.htm


This by no means is an end all, be all of how its done. Just some info to make sure that when your lookin' like a badass on your newly built bobber your doing it without killing yourself.
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2010, 12:11:54 by VonYinzer »
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I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: So you want to modify your frame? Look here first...
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2010, 20:23:20 »
Cool pic huh?
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Re: So you want to modify your frame? Look here first...
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2010, 21:28:21 »
Dude, what are you?  Some kind of bionic link prompter?  Your a treat to have on the site!  Definitely giving back man!  Making me look bad.  I seem to be here just to learn.  Selfishness...
Wicked links!

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: So you want to modify your frame? Look here first...
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2010, 13:54:38 »
Just tryin to help out... I see a lot of "this is what I want", but not enough "how do I do this right?" I love custom bikes, and the folks who build and ride them. Dont want to see anyone pour their time and money into something thats not worth it.
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Re: So you want to modify your frame? Look here first...
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2010, 15:10:43 »


Part two:

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Offline kbmx613

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Re: So you want to modify your frame? Look here first...
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2010, 02:40:22 »
Thanks man, the gift of knowledge.....Holy crap this is some cool stuff!
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2010, 02:47:17 by kbmx613 »

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More info for the home builder...
---ITS THE LITTLE THING THAT MATTER... THATS WHAT SHE SAID...---
CUSTOM GAUGEShttp://www.thehoffmangroup.com/aurora/?gclid=CIe-65OFlZ8CFc5L5QodPg9ZJA
INTERNAL THROTTLE HOW TO:http://boardtracker.blogspot.com/2009/02/internal-throttle.html
http://www.bikernet.com/garage/PageViewer.asp?PageID=437
MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM TAILLIGHTS:
http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html

---IF YOU DIDNT MAKE IT, CAN YOU REALLY CALL IT YOURS? WELL OF COURSE YOU CAN, BUT MAKE IT ANYWAY YA LAZY JERK.---
---EXHAUST:---
http://www.magnumforceracing.com/ubend.asp  (just a suggestion to get you thinking. Ive never used them and cannot reccomend them because of that.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4481199_make-motorcycle-exhaust.html
http://www.cyclespot.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-22.html

---PUT YOUR ASS ON SOME HOMEMADE CLASS:---
http://japbobbers.blogspot.com/2009/02/making-solo-seat.html
http://www.leathercraftsecrets.com/
http://www.ehow.com/how_15430_stitching-awl-leather.html

---SOME MORE WHEEL/BRAKE INFO:---
http://physiology.usouthal.edu/restore/wheel/wheel.html
WITH VIDEOhttp://www.ehow.com/videos-on_526_repair-motorcycle-brakes.html

--WIRING---
READ ME FIRST!http://www.electrosport.com/technical-resources/library/articles/how-motorcycle-charging-system-works.php
http://www.btinternet.com/~jhpart/bkwirec.htm
WITH VIDEO:http://www.custom-choppers-guide.com/custom-chopper-wiring.html
http://www.cyclepedia.com/charging-system-testing-and-troubleshooting/

---FREE ONLINE HOW TO---VERY COOL:---
http://dansmc.com/MC_repaircourse.htm

---TIRES. BLACK, RUBBER AND KEEPING YOUR ASS OFF THE BLACKTOP SINCE THE 1800s. ---
WITH VIDEO:http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_523_change-motorcycle-tires.html
http://www.steelthundercc.com/tiresizes.html
THE REST IS REALLY ALL PERSONAL PREFERENCE.

---FUCK THE MAN... WELL KINDA, OK NOT AT ALL, JUST FIGURED I SHOULD SAY IT SOMEWHERE IN A BOBBER THREAD---
http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/laws.asp
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2010, 12:12:19 by VonYinzer »
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« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2010, 14:31:04 by VonYinzer »
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If this isn't a sticky yet it should be, this is going to save a lot of us google time.  I am starting a project plan now for the basic parts of the bobber I hope to build and I want to do alot of this stuff from scratch.  Von this is great!  My budget is 0 and I am going to be scroungiing parts and building anything I can myself.

You Da man!
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Sticky now :)
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