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Offline Maritime

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #10 on: Jun 22, 2017, 09:30:18 »
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Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #11 on: Jun 22, 2017, 09:57:13 »
that looks a bit like an ss/sc frame.  you won't have any access to the vertical head with a frame like that.  unless you want to drop the engine to service it, you'll need to go around the vertical cylinder, not over it.
Yea something like that.
Well removing the engine is the best way on any Ducati when doing service. I did it on my bimota. I have a engine dolly that holds the engine then I just lift of the frame.

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Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #12 on: Jun 29, 2017, 20:18:48 »
Well it's not going that fast right now. But some progress. Jig is almost ready.
Some minor parts has been made so I can start welding and figuring out how I want the frame. Chopped the steering head off the old Ducati frame. But notised a crack in it. So I need to make a new one. But it will work for now.


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Offline Eleganten

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #13 on: Jun 30, 2017, 14:08:11 »
Looks like this is going to be epic!


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Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #14 on: Jul 04, 2017, 18:23:37 »
Been working on the buck for the gas tank. And bent some pipes. I'm trying different angles and length so this is just a test frame before I order the CrMo pipes.



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Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #15 on: Sep 05, 2017, 16:53:19 »
Hi everyone. Short update. Progress is really slow right now. Some family stuff is interfering with the build.
But let's not worry about it. It will solve it self somehow.
So it's been slow as I said. Mainly because I been looking around on all the project on this site and now I got a lot of good ideas. Now I'm tying to mockup the bike so I can see the proportion. And get the seat and the clipons at the right height and so on.
So far I think I need to make the wheelbase a bit longer. Right now it's 1350mm. 24degrees fork rake and 100mm offset. I think rake and offset is ok. But the wheelbase need to be a bit longer. I'm a bit worried the front wheel is a bit close to the front cylinder. I think I need 50mm to 70mm more wheelbase.
Well that's about it.


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Offline dakine_surf

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #16 on: Sep 06, 2017, 07:26:26 »
That thing would look so sexy with a single sided swingarm


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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #17 on: Sep 09, 2017, 07:04:41 »
Wow, this build is looking really awesome man.  Love the frame design in CAD.  Those frame geometry numbers seem pretty good to me.  But by offset do you mean trail?  Or maybe you mean offset, but trail is perhaps more important.  If you can design your own triple clamps you can modify the offset and by changing the head angle you can adjust your trail (and rake too obviously).  But as long as you have 100mm+ of trail, it's be a good handler.  Anything much less than that would be a bit hairy.

Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #18 on: Sep 09, 2017, 19:39:22 »
Wow, this build is looking really awesome man.  Love the frame design in CAD.  Those frame geometry numbers seem pretty good to me.  But by offset do you mean trail?  Or maybe you mean offset, but trail is perhaps more important.  If you can design your own triple clamps you can modify the offset and by changing the head angle you can adjust your trail (and rake too obviously).  But as long as you have 100mm+ of trail, it's be a good handler.  Anything much less than that would be a bit hairy.
Thanks.
Yea i like that frame too not mine thou.
I drawn mine in Catia, but it's still a work in progress.  I will show it soon.
Yea trail was the word I was looking for.



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Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati engined café racer
« Reply #19 on: Sep 20, 2017, 20:32:37 »
New design of the frame. Don't like the rear. It's looks to heavy. So I stoped. Need to figure  something out.
Need to get the seat area narrower.
 Bungycord is where the shock goes.
Well back to the drawing board.


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