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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Cafe Racers => Topic started by: joeyputt on Oct 25, 2012, 12:44:24

Title: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 25, 2012, 12:44:24
We are very honored and proud to announce that we are working with Brother bluesmokey74 to build his RD350, Thank You for putting your trust in us for this build Brother!

I would also like to send a very special Thank You to Brother Casi for getting us togethor for this build!

Brother bluesmokey74 has a really cool vision for this bike so it will be a really enjoyable build! We will be taking the bike down to the bare frame for a full custom build and I will post photos of the entire build here!

You all know how much I love before and after photos so I thought I would start this build thread with some photos of the bike as it arrived here at the shop!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/Untitled-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload8-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload2-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload1-1.jpg)


Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 25, 2012, 12:48:14
It's always a good day when I have another DWMS thread to add to the subscription list.
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 25, 2012, 12:51:25
Thank You Brother Sonreir, as always your support really means a lot to me! I hope you enjoy this build as much as we will!
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 25, 2012, 12:55:59
Here are the before photos of the engine!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload4-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload3-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload7-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload5-1.jpg)
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Oct 25, 2012, 13:00:48
I'm on board!
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 25, 2012, 13:04:02
I was hoping you would be Brother! Thank you for being here man!
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: cafematty on Oct 25, 2012, 13:11:16
Yup. Sign me up.
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: JohnGoFast on Oct 25, 2012, 13:14:28
I can't wait!! Definitely following.
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 25, 2012, 13:22:13
RDs for the win!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing this one!
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 25, 2012, 13:25:04
Brothers you are the best! This is going to be a fun build!
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 25, 2012, 13:35:57
Any hints as to what your final vision for it would be?
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 25, 2012, 13:50:33
We are still talking about all of the details Brother Von however from what I know so far we are going to build a fully functional cafe race style bike out of her with a full engine build, framework, an upgraded suspension, chambers, extended tank with race tail, etc. She will be lightweight and handle. I am sure that Brother bluesmoke74 will be here shortly to add more information about what his vision for the build is!

I am going to get back to work Brothers, I will be back on this evening!
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: teddpage on Oct 25, 2012, 14:11:11
Excellent!  Another rd350 to give me inspiration!!! Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

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Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: Habanero52 on Oct 25, 2012, 16:36:20
Sweet!!!!!
Another work of art has begun.
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: Maritime on Oct 25, 2012, 16:52:53
Yay, signing on for the show.
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 25, 2012, 17:20:41
Joey and an RD!

This is going to be good.

Crazy
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: Spoonz on Oct 25, 2012, 22:59:47
Von, keep Brad away from this one we don't need another RD with rods through the carbs.
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: casi85 on Oct 26, 2012, 10:12:36
SAWEEEEEEEEET! This baby is going to be beautiful! I can not wait to see what vision brother blue has for this bike and with Joe's ability this is going to scream ride me on the track :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: bradj on Oct 26, 2012, 10:17:28
 ;)
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: bradj on Oct 26, 2012, 10:21:07
Von, keep Brad away from this one we don't need another RD with rods through the carbs.
i call it "the metal brakes" mod
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 26, 2012, 20:30:28
Brothers it is awesome to have you all here, Thank You for supporting this build!

I started work on her and removed the battery, fuel tank, seat, rear tank bracket, battery box, air box, oil tank, side cover, turn signals, fenders, lights, etc.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0033.jpg)
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: gpfaster on Oct 27, 2012, 14:25:26
Joe, the work that you do is what drives me to not take short cuts and take some extra time on my engines... Fantastic work on everything that i've seen..

Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: 50gary on Oct 27, 2012, 14:36:41
Joeyputt I will always watch whatever you're building not only because of your obvious skills but also because of your respectful personality, sincerely. Plus the '74 RD350 was my very first motorcycle, I bought it new, out the door for $929.00  my brother also had bought one two weeks earlier.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 28, 2012, 23:54:34
Joe, the work that you do is what drives me to not take short cuts and take some extra time on my engines... Fantastic work on everything that i've seen..

Thank you Brother! I am always inspired by everyones creativity here on dotheton so to hear that my work inspires you to take extra time on your very nice engine builds truly is an honor!

Joeyputt I will always watch whatever you're building not only because of your obvious skills but also because of your respectful personality, sincerely. Plus the '74 RD350 was my very first motorcycle, I bought it new, out the door for $929.00  my brother also had bought one two weeks earlier.
  Cheers, 50gary

Brother it is always good to have you here, I truly appreciate your comment about my skills however I am just a regular guy that loves to turn wrenches! As for my personality I have always tried to be a good loyal Brother to everyone and it is always nice to hear that it shows so thank you for that my friend! It must have been really fun for you and your Brother to both have brand new RD350's at the same time!
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 30, 2012, 00:32:29
I worked on the RD for a few hours this afternoon and removed the headers, mufflers, front foot pegs and mounting bar, rear foot pegs, shifter, brake pedal, rear shocks, chain guard, etc. I also started taking measurements and planning a few different frame, suspension, and rear set ideas!

Here is a photo of how she is resting this evening!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: andrewlk on Oct 30, 2012, 19:18:48
Very interested in this! Details on detabbing the frame/cutting/bracing please :) Happy building.
Title: Re: RD350 Bare Frame / Engine Case Custom Build! DWMS Racing
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 30, 2012, 21:06:45
Brother Andrew we have not started to clean the frame yet as we just started taking the bike apart, we did finalize most of the build plan today so I will be starting all of the frame work this week and I will post a lot of photos of the entire motorcycle build including the complete engine build!

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 02, 2012, 19:06:58
I had a very nice talk with Brother Bluesmokey the other day and we have decided to stay with a more traditional style cafe build for this bike, we will be running clubman bars, an extended tank, a cafe race style tail section, spoke wheels, rear sets, a nice set of exhaust chambers, etc.

We were originally considering a mono shock for the rear suspension however to keep the traditional look we decided to keep dual shocks and upgrade them. I am going to back half the frame so I removed the lower rear frame rails as well as the shock mounts, the rear frame cross section, and a lot of the tabs.

I also removed the rear peg brackets so that I can start to build the new mounts for the rear sets. I am going to leave the engine in the frame while I build the rear sets so that I can build the shifter linkage, check the clearance for the kick starter etc. After I complete the rear sets I will remove the engine and start to rebuild it.

Here are a couple photos of how she is resting this evening!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00012.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00013.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: casi85 on Nov 02, 2012, 20:04:01
Chop Chop Chop!!!! I love the fresh silver metal showing and can not wait to see how the rear end cleans up after all the below modifications.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: cyclefreak on Nov 03, 2012, 01:18:28
Joeyputt I will always watch whatever you're building not only because of your obvious skills but also because of your respectful personality, sincerely.
  Cheers, 50gary
Yep that pretty much sums it up. I always keep a close eye on Joey's builds. If you ever find yourself short on inspiration just check out anything he has done!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: Redbird on Nov 03, 2012, 01:29:25
subscribed!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: andrewlk on Nov 03, 2012, 16:19:19
Wow - don't waste no stinking time around here!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: JohnGoFast on Nov 04, 2012, 00:01:42
Haha, Joey waste time!? I'll bet he sleeps 4 hours a night and works 30 a day, he's a miracle worker.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 05, 2012, 20:36:01
Yep that pretty much sums it up. I always keep a close eye on Joey's builds. If you ever find yourself short on inspiration just check out anything he has done!

Brother you are too kind, Thank You so much for always supporting our builds as you know it truly means a lot to me!


Chop Chop Chop!!!! I love the fresh silver metal showing and can not wait to see how the rear end cleans up after all the below modifications.

I love to modify frames Brother, I can not do a lot with the top of the rear frame section until the tank and tail are here as I need them for measurements however I am going to start working on some rear set ideas and bending the tubing for the lower rear frame rails tomorrow!


subscribed!

It is always good to have you here with us Brother!


Wow - don't waste no stinking time around here!

I try not to waste any time Brother, a lot of people say that I get work done fast however that is always funny to me as I always think it takes me too long!


Haha, Joey waste time!? I'll bet he sleeps 4 hours a night and works 30 a day, he's a miracle worker.


That seems like the schedule I work Brother and I do it seven days a week a lot of the time! I have a hard time even sitting long enough to watch a movie sometimes as I am always think about all of the work I could be getting done in that two hours, I guess it is a good thing I love what I do! Hahahaha!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Traditional Cafe Build! I Cut The Frame Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 06, 2012, 21:10:34
We are still talking about a couple of different ideas for the design of the rear frame section so this afternoon we started to remove some more parts from the bike including all of the handlebar controls, the handlebars, gauges, top triple tree, headlight housing, headlight mounts, ignition coils, carburetors, etc.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0009.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Custom Build! I Removed The Engine Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 07, 2012, 15:20:32
I removed the engine today so that I can start rebuilding it and work on the frame some more!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00042.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0008.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Custom Build!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 08, 2012, 19:28:58
I started to take the engine apart to get it ready for the rebuild!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0006.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00112.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Custom Build!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Nov 11, 2012, 16:31:32
Brother Joe, I've seen what you can do with an engine and I look forward to seeing what you transform my jewel here into! I spoke with my painter today and we have some pretty "trick" ideas for the tins...... This little RD is going to be something special!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Custom Build!
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 11, 2012, 16:53:31
Any updates Joe?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Custom Build!
Post by: Wolfie on Nov 11, 2012, 18:05:22
found it... better late than never...
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Bare Frame Custom Build!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 11, 2012, 23:44:03
Brother Joe, I've seen what you can do with an engine and I look forward to seeing what you transform my jewel here into! I spoke with my painter today and we have some pretty "trick" ideas for the tins...... This little RD is going to be something special!

I love building engines and making them pretty Brother so I am really looking forward to completing the engine as well! It is awesome to hear that you spoke with your painter and I can not wait to hear all of the final details, she truly is very special!

Any updates Joe?

We have been talking about a couple of different ideas for the frame work however we are not sure which way we are going to build it yet so I am currently working on the engine, I will add some new photos for you tomorrow Brother!

found it... better late than never...

It is good to have you here with us Brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 19, 2012, 18:21:33
Brothers I apologize for the delay in adding new information to this thread, we had a couple of different ideas for the frame work and I was waiting for approval of one of the designs.

I have had an idea for some frame work that I have been wanting to do for a while and Brother Bluesmokey approved the design that I had hoped he would over the weekend so I started working on the frame some more today! I had to leave the bottom end of the engine together while I was waiting to see which design we were going with as I needed to have the engine in place for measurements and to make sure that we had enough clearance to install and remove it if we went with this one particular design!

We decided to run a one piece frame rail from the front down tubes, around the cylinders, and all the way back to the rear shock location on each side of the frame! I set the bottom end of the engine back in the frame and bent the left frame tube and then built a matching frame tube for the right side.

I designed the new frame rail so that it does not touch the rear frame down tube and is about an inch away from it so that I can add two short pieces of tubing to form a triangle connection there. I am also going to extend the rear of the top frame tubes and once I have I will box in the rear triangle of the new frame section to incorporate the new shock mounts.

It is hard to get good photos that truly show the new dimensions that this frame design adds however I took a few to share with you all!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00015.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0002.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00032.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00062.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0010.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0014.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0016.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Redbird on Nov 19, 2012, 18:27:48
Integrated Case Savers!! :P
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 19, 2012, 18:29:36
This may sound like a silly question, but how will you get the motor in?

Otherwise, I really dig the outside of the box thinking you have going on there. 
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 19, 2012, 18:39:29
Integrated Case Savers!! :P

Yes they are Brother!

This may sound like a silly question, but how will you get the motor in?

Otherwise, I really dig the outside of the box thinking you have going on there. 

Brother the engine goes in or out of the frame easily without the heads or cylinders on so I will install the completely built bottom end and then assemble the cylinders and heads inside the frame.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Ringo on Nov 19, 2012, 18:54:04
So cool Joe!  Bolt-on frame sections could alleviate Justin's concern as well, but it sounds like your plan is better. 
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: 50gary on Nov 19, 2012, 23:43:17
I like it a lot.  It will be interesting to see how it improves the chassis.  I think it should?  A stiffer frame cannot hurt and overall weight shouldn't be a penalty with so much other weight reduction.  It could turn out to be a half cradle and half trellis?
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bradj on Nov 20, 2012, 01:48:55
but the cylinder studs are not in the case in the picture they should be they rarely come up with out heat and if your just reringing a motor it seems like a waste
im not saying its a bad idea i just dont get it
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 20, 2012, 02:17:39
Brother I am getting ready to rebuild the engine so I removed the studs, they did not have to come out I just wanted to clean them. You know I like to take my engine builds all the way down to the bare cases! As far as installing new rings or pistons they would not have to come out then either as the heads and cylinders will clear with the engine in the frame and this frame modification does not change that at all so I am not sure what you mean or what it is that you do not get?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bradj on Nov 20, 2012, 09:42:33
 So top end gaskets and stud replacement every time the motor comes out?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 20, 2012, 10:44:57
I like it a lot.  It will be interesting to see how it improves the chassis.  I think it should?  A stiffer frame cannot hurt and overall weight shouldn't be a penalty with so much other weight reduction.  It could turn out to be a half cradle and half trellis?
  Cheers, 50gary

I am very happy that you like it Brother! I could never leave the factory rear tubes as they are both offset to the same side so when you look at the bike from the rear it does not look uniform, this design may add a little stiffness and take a little of the flex out of the frame however you have to be careful when adding new bars to a frame as taking flex away from one area of a chassis will often move it to another place in the chassis. I tried to keep the attachment points of the new frame rails close to places in the frame where there should not be a lot of flex in theory, the front of the new frame rails attach to the front down tubes very close to the front engine mounts where the engine is bolted in place and already connecting the two front down tubes and where we are attaching the new frame rails in the center of the bike to the rear down tubes there is already a factory cross brace to connect the two rear down tubes so hopefully the new frame rails will help slightly with out moving too much flex to other areas of the chassis.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bradj on Nov 20, 2012, 10:45:33
Kool mqn  im not out to give ya a hard time i just didnt see the big picture. Looks great as always keep up the good work my friend
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 20, 2012, 10:46:04
So top end gaskets and stud replacement every time the motor comes out?

Actually no Brother, as I mentioned previously the studs do not have to be removed to remove or install the engine as they will clear the new frame rails. I only removed the studs for cleaning as I was starting to take the engine apart for the rebuild however I needed to set the bottom end of the engine back in the frame and set the cylinders in place so that I could check for clearance around the cylinders while I was bending the tubing for the new frame rails. The engine may even go in with the cylinders in place however I have not tried yet to see as if they will clear it will be by installing the engine from the right side and I have not installed that frame rail yet. This is not a track only bike so we do not plan on having to remove the engine often and even if it was we would always replace all of the gaskets with new ones every time we removed the engine for inspection or rebuilding.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 20, 2012, 11:06:50
Kool mqn  im not out to give ya a hard time i just didnt see the big picture. Looks great as always keep up the good work my friend

I know Brother, thank you for your support and it is always good to have you here with us! I always enjoy talking with you my friend!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: teazer on Nov 20, 2012, 11:21:22
Joey, good to see that you still like to push the envelope. 

What I haven't worked out yet is the objective of the frame modifications.  Suspension forces applied to the new tubes will tend to twist the rear triangle upwards more than a stock arrangement.  Maybe not by enough to be an issue, but those frames are not super stiff to begin with.  Directing any extra force into the front downtubes might add to the way that stock frames crack above the engine mount and below the swingarm pivot.

The revised frame design mimics a Big Tube Spondon but they typically have no lower frame tubes and the motor drops out of the bottom.  They are also a much stiffer design, but that's another story.

I doubt that the frame will be much, if any, more likely to crack in street mode than a stock frame, but it is unlikely to be any stiffer either. It might tie the swingarm pivot and steering head together more stiffly, but I wouldn't bet on it, so let's assume for the moment that it comes out awash.

That's a lot of work for aesthetics.  I'm not knocking it, just thinking out loud.  With the right paint and graphics it might just update the look of the bike and make it stand out as different.  That can't be all bad.

Nice to see someone making their own path and not just following the herd. :-)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 20, 2012, 11:40:28
Brother Teazer I was truly hoping you would join in and share your thoughts on this design as you know I always value your knowledge, I agree with you and do not believe that the design will add much stiffness to the frame and I was actually trying to prevent adding too much which was the point that I was trying to make when I responded to Brother 50gary as to why I placed the attachment points where I did as I really do not want to move too much of the flex around on the chassis.

As for adding stress to the front down tubes, where the new frame rail intersects with the rear down tubes I designed the new frame rail so that it is roughly an inch away from the rear down tubes and am planning on adding two short bars on each side to tie the new frame rail to the rear down tube forming a small triangle on each side which should alleviate some of the stress from the shock pressure from travelling forward to the front down tube, what do you think? I am also planning on adding a couple of new gussets to the frame to help with the stress and to prevent cracking.

As for pushing the envelope and not following the herd you know me Brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: teazer on Nov 20, 2012, 11:59:59
If I were adding those tubes, I'd want to tie them in nice and tight to the rear down tubes. I'd lightly notch them and weld tube to tube and then add a small sheet metal brace to lock them in tight. The rear suspension tubes need to be tied in and not move.  If the new tubes have nay flex, it will put the rear suspension force into the front tubes at the wrong place.

If the front connection point were around the top engine mount it would be more effective IMHO.

Here's some modern versions of that lateral frame member

http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7810&page=5

http://www.spondonownersclub.co.uk/chris%27s%20bandit.htm

http://www.superstreetbike.com/custombikes/0909_sbkp_spondon_bandit_1216/photo_01.html
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 20, 2012, 12:20:42
Brother those Spondon big tube frames are absolutely gorgeous however I think that type of design it a little too modern of a look for what we are looking for on this RD. I tried to take a couple photos of where I am going to tie the new frame rails to the rear down tubes however it is hard to show in a photo as the new rail looks like it is touching the down tube in a photo when there is actually about an inch of clearance. The way I am planning on connecting the new frame rails to the rear down tubes the rear suspension tubes should be really tight and not move at all, I am also adding a triangle shaped gusset in the corner just below the top frame tube and behind the rear frame down tube and I will be enclosing the rear shock mounting point with a triangle box section so that the top frame rail will only have a roughly ten inch span between the gusset and the box section.

As for the new frame rails mounting location to the front down tubes you may not be able to see it very well in the first photos I posted however they do connect around the top of the engine mount, there is roughly 3/8th's of an inch between the bottom of the new frame rail and the top of the engine mount.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 21, 2012, 09:47:35
I added the new right side frame rail today!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00016.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00063.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00092.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0015.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0027.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 21, 2012, 20:49:07
We had originally planned on connecting the new frame rails to the rear down tubes on each side of the frame with two one inch pieces of tubing to form a triangle however after looking at it today we felt that a nice gusset would be stronger and would also look nicer! We designed a gusset and cut it out of cardboard so that we could set in on the frame to see how it would look and we really like the design so I am going to start building the gussets out of 3/16th's steel plate.

We are going to slightly curve the gusset so that it matches the curve of the rear down tubes when looking at the bike from the side.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0005-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0006-1.jpg)

We are also going to skin the back side of the rear down tubes that you can see in this photo with some nice aluminum from the top of the frame down to the swingarm to protect the carburetors and engine from any water, dirt, or rocks that may come off of the rear tire. The down tubes have a really nice curve to them and they have a nice step in them on the sides so I am going to build the aluminum shield with the same curve and shape which I think will look really nice!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0008-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0009-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0010-1.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: 1969Honda on Nov 21, 2012, 21:00:58
Looking amazing as usual Joe, you're definitely a very creative and talented builder and mechanic, can't wait to see this one finished!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 21, 2012, 21:05:51
Thank you Brother, your kind words and support truly mean a lot to me!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: teddpage on Nov 21, 2012, 21:45:24
This build is killer!  Keep up the good work my man!  (even though it makes my fab work look like crap...haha)
Cant wait to see the finished product for sure!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Redbird on Nov 21, 2012, 23:27:22
...we felt that a nice gusset would be stronger and would also look nicer
I'm no engineer, but it definitely looks nicer.
In the immortal words of Justin... "I can dig it" ;)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Swagger on Nov 22, 2012, 17:55:56
Joe, you know I dig it when you stretch your imagination! Honestly, with what you and your customer have going it'd be a really short and potentially profittable step to simply cut away the frame cradle. Swap the cylinder head nuts for longer ones (McMaster) and fab up an upper head mount for your frame and tie it all together.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 22, 2012, 21:05:20
This build is killer!  Keep up the good work my man!  (even though it makes my fab work look like crap...haha)
Cant wait to see the finished product for sure!

Thank you Brother, I am very happy that you are enjoying this build! Your craftsmanship is very nice as well and I really like the blue paint job you did on your CB450!

I'm no engineer, but it definitely looks nicer.
In the immortal words of Justin... "I can dig it" ;)

Brother I am planning on building a few more gussets for the frame including replacing the factory stamped ones that are at the front of the frame where the original reflectors mounted, as well as in the corners below the top frame rail and behind the rear down tubes, in the corners below the swingarm mount and the lower cross tube, etc. so I am going to build them to match this gusset in design to keep the overall look of the bike clean and uniform so it should look nice!

Joe, you know I dig it when you stretch your imagination! Honestly, with what you and your customer have going it'd be a really short and potentially profittable step to simply cut away the frame cradle. Swap the cylinder head nuts for longer ones (McMaster) and fab up an upper head mount for your frame and tie it all together.

Brother Swagger it is awesome to have you here with us man and you know I am a fan of your work as well! I love your idea and it would definitely be pretty sweet and easy to do however to be honest I have always preferred a full cradle frame. While this frame modification may add some bracing we really did not design this frame modification as a frame brace or to make the frame stiffer, if that was our goal it would naturally have been better to connect from the headstock to the swingarm pivot. You know when most people back half a frame they just cut the old rails out and add a new short rail from the rear down tubes to the shock point however we thought it would be a cool design feature to continue that bar past the rear down tube around the cylinders and to the front frame rail as a single piece as it adds a whole new line to the bike and incorporates the new frame rails as engine case savers.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Swagger on Nov 22, 2012, 21:20:15
True words, I am not one to question your vision amigo.....not by a mile..
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 22, 2012, 22:18:34
Sometimes I need to be questioned Brother! Hahahaha! Seriously though man you know I have great respect for you and you are a true craftsman so I always enjoy hearing your thoughts and ideas.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: .Spindat. on Nov 23, 2012, 16:40:27
It isn't very often I can have my interest held for long enough to read every post in a thread but I just did with this after seeing how organized you go about this. Just from your comments and reading what your next steps are going to be in a timely manner gives me some better ideas on which parts to keep track on at certain times during my build. I can't wait to keep reading, I've rode bmx my entire life and spent every minute building up road bikes and bmx's so I am able to bring a lot of it over but I still don't know a lot of the proper terminology for sections of a motorcycle frame, but builds like this rapidly fill me up with knowledge without having to bother others!

Awesome stuff, I'll be checking out your other stuff soon!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 23, 2012, 18:09:57
Brother Spindat thank you for taking the time to read all of this build thread so far, it is good to have you here with us! You are never bothering others man, we are all here to share knowledge and ideas with one another! I have been building motorcycles all of my life and I still try to learn something new every day if I can!

We have a lot of build threads here on DTT, here are links to a couple that you may enjoy!

We were very fortunate to be able to work with Brother Casi who is a member here on his Bridgestone restoration if you would like to read the thread there are photos from the day we received the bike, down to the bare frame and bare engine cases, and then all the way through the build to completion! http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32957.0

You may also enjoy this CB450 big bore engine build that we were honored to work with Brother Habanero52 on who is also a member here, it is also a complete build and there are photos of the engine we started with, down to the bare cases, and then all the way through to completion. http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27633.0

We also just changed the DWMS Racing website to a new format and we added ten new pages! www.dwmsracing.com
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 23, 2012, 19:07:39
Is your painter local to you?
By the way, I am CASI's dad and Joey has done an engine for me that is unbelievable!!!!!


Brother Joe, I've seen what you can do with an engine and I look forward to seeing what you transform my jewel here into! I spoke with my painter today and we have some pretty "trick" ideas for the tins...... This little RD is going to be something special!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Nov 24, 2012, 18:04:57
Yes. My painter is local to us. I use ARTCO Design out of Rehoboth MA. I worked with CASI and he's seen some of his work already on my HD.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 30, 2012, 21:44:49
I removed the front forks, triple trees, the swingarm, and the rims from the frame so that I could finish removing the rest of the tabs from the frame and start to smooth it. I was able to finish cutting all of the tabs off and I removed the stamped sheet metal gussets from the front corners of the frame as well so that I can build nicer ones out of steel plate to replace them. I also removed the kick stand and its mount so that I can rebuild it after we have the new exhaust here. This bike will not have a center stand so I removed it and cut the mounts off, the mounts for the center stand were originally part of the lower rear engine mounts so I will also be building a weld in plate to connect the lower rear left and right engine mounts to make them stronger.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0006-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0012-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0010-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0011-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0019.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0021.jpg)

I also cut the gussets that we will be connecting the new frame rails to the rear down tubes with out of flat plate steel and curved them to match the curve of the rear down tubes when you look at the bike from the side, I have not welded the gussets to the frame yet however here are a couple photos so you all can see what they look like so far!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0005-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0014-1.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: teddpage on Nov 30, 2012, 22:26:35
Damn brotha!  Frame is looking KILLER!  You're doing a great job.  This is turning out to be one legendary build.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: .Spindat. on Dec 01, 2012, 08:18:27
Yeah I love the way that looks! cant wait to see it as a roller, that's my favourite look in the build other than completion of course
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 01, 2012, 23:47:38
Thank you Brothers, having your support and hearing your kind words always inspires me to be more creative! We have a lot of cool features that will be going on this bike so I hope you will continue to enjoy this build!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: casi85 on Dec 03, 2012, 14:36:17
Well I'll be... That is looking awesome! Makes me want to chop up one of my hondas and make them a cafe! Keep up the great work Joe and Bluesmokey you are going to have one bad A$$ machine when Joe is done with it. Hopefully I can see it in the flesh at some point when she is done.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Shred_McGnar on Dec 03, 2012, 15:58:17
Frame looks rowdy as Hell! Keep up the good work
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2012, 18:07:10
Well I'll be... That is looking awesome! Makes me want to chop up one of my hondas and make them a cafe! Keep up the great work Joe and Bluesmokey you are going to have one bad A$$ machine when Joe is done with it. Hopefully I can see it in the flesh at some point when she is done.

Thank You Brother Casi, you know there is always a bike lift open here for you!

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2012, 18:12:21
Frame looks rowdy as Hell! Keep up the good work

Thank You Brother Shred_McGnar, I am very happy that you like the frame design!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2012, 18:12:49
I have been working on the RD frame some more over the past couple of days, I welded the gussets in that connect the new frame rail on each side of the frame to the rear down tubes. I still have some more welding, shaping, and smoothing that I am going to do however I thought I would share some new photos for you all to enjoy!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0002-1.jpg)

This is one of my new favorite photos of the frame!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00142.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0015-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00102.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00122.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0007.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00062-1.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: 50gary on Dec 05, 2012, 19:12:02
Joeyputt, I've noticed how good the symmetry is on the additional tubes very, good on the tubing bender, sometimes that's not easy?  The overhead shot makes it easy to see.  In pure profile the chassis reminds me of a sitting bird with the wings folded.  I also visit the "2 Stroke World" website and 50% of the cafe mods are RD 350/400 they might be interested in something different?  My only suggestion would be to remove the fork lock, I don't know does anyone use them, maybe it's just me that doesn't?  Fun build as always.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: stroker crazy on Dec 05, 2012, 19:42:05
Looking very tidy Joe!

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2012, 20:15:52
Joeyputt, I've noticed how good the symmetry is on the additional tubes very, good on the tubing bender, sometimes that's not easy?  The overhead shot makes it easy to see.  In pure profile the chassis reminds me of a sitting bird with the wings folded.  I also visit the "2 Stroke World" website and 50% of the cafe mods are RD 350/400 they might be interested in something different?  My only suggestion would be to remove the fork lock, I don't know does anyone use them, maybe it's just me that doesn't?  Fun build as always.
  Cheers, 50gary

Thank You Brother, it is really nice to hear that you noticed how nicely the two new frame rails match. I think a lot about what other people envision the DWMS Racing shop to be like and to be totally honest I still build almost everything really old school and by hand most of the time with pretty basic tools and equipment that most people probably have in their garage, please do not get me wrong I do have some nice specialty equipment for engine building like valve grinders, valve seat pilots and cutters, etc. that are necessary to accomplish the precision work for proper engine building however as far as fabricating frames, etc. I still enjoy using a lot of basic tools like tape measures, speed squares, levels, etc. and while I have various pieces of equipment for cutting steel I still find myself running a hack saw occasionally! Hahahaha!

Seriously though as far as a bender goes I have a very basic bottle jack bender that I use to form all of my frame rails for everything that we build here that most people would say can not create some of the pieces we make however with some practice and a lot of patience they work very well and I always get a greater sense of satisfaction and feel like more of a craftsman knowing that I made something with a more vintage style piece of equipment. I am sure that doing things the old way by hand crafting parts is not as fast as using some of the more modern equipment and techniques however I personally would not have it any other way as I always feel like a hand crafted part has more soul, I guess I am just old fashioned and trying to keep the true craftsman spirit alive as there are not that many of us left anymore and that is my favorite thing about being a member here among so many true craftsman here on DTT that all build the same way.

Building those two frame rails as a mirror image to one another with that may different bends and angles in them was very time consuming and as I mentioned previously a true test in patience however I was able to make them both on the first try which was a blessing!

I also see the bird profile so that is cool that you see it! Feel free to use any of these photos if you would like to share them with your friends on the other forum and if you do please share the link with me as I always enjoy reading other peoples opinions. As far as removing the fork lock I will have to ask Brother Bluesmokey if he would like for me to remove it as it is his bike.

Thank You again for noticing the detail Brother, that truly means a lot to me!

Looking very tidy Joe!

Crazy

Thank You Brother, it is always awesome to have you here!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: vw121 on Dec 05, 2012, 20:32:27
Wow that's clean
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: DesmoBro on Dec 05, 2012, 20:33:16
Good Job Joe!.... I also love reading about the Vintage Tools and old style craftsmanship!...makes me want to try my hand at some more serious frame modification
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Dec 05, 2012, 22:32:03
Joe, This thing is looking awesome! I agree with both of you guys and say kill the fork lock. It even stands out more now that you cleaned everything else up! The frame additions would be impressive enough with a bending machine, the fact that you didn't use one just goes to your craftsmanship and ability! Nice job!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2012, 22:56:48
Wow that's clean

Thank You Brother, your support really means a lot to me and everyone who is working on this build!

Good Job Joe!.... I also love reading about the Vintage Tools and old style craftsmanship!...makes me want to try my hand at some more serious frame modification

Brother DesmoBro I really appreciate your kind words, I know I say it a lot however I really do rely on the support of everyone here for inspiration and to keep being creative! I love working with vintage tools man, I live out in the country close to a lot of farms so there are all kinds of cool antique and vintage tools around here! Frame work is always fun just make sure to be safe when working and with the designs!

Joe, This thing is looking awesome! I agree with both of you guys and say kill the fork lock. It even stands out more now that you cleaned everything else up! The frame additions would be impressive enough with a bending machine, the fact that you didn't use one just goes to your craftsmanship and ability! Nice job!

Brother I am very happy that you like it so far, with everything that you have planned for her she will definitely be very unique and beautiful! I will shave the fork lock for you tomorrow! I really appreciate your kind words about the craftsmanship, that truly means more to me than you know my friend! Thank You again for putting your trust in me and for allowing me the great honor and privilege of working with you on this build!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: 1969Honda on Dec 05, 2012, 23:13:34
Joe I have to say you are one of the most talented builders that I have seen. I'm amazed that you are using the "old school" bottle jack tubing bender, makes me feel better about my own skills and tools.  I really look forward to updates on your projects and few of the other craftsman on this board, it really inspires all of us shade tree mechanics and builders to go out and try things with out fear of screwing it up once or twice!  ;D   Please keep up with the phenomenal build picks and details.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2012, 23:48:29
Joe I have to say you are one of the most talented builders that I have seen. I'm amazed that you are using the "old school" bottle jack tubing bender, makes me feel better about my own skills and tools.  I really look forward to updates on your projects and few of the other craftsman on this board, it really inspires all of us shade tree mechanics and builders to go out and try things with out fear of screwing it up once or twice!  ;D   Please keep up with the phenomenal build picks and details.

Thank You my friend, having good supportive Brothers like you makes me very proud to be a member here on DTT! I always like to think that you and I are the tool, the wrenches, saws, benders, welders, etc. that we use are just an extension of us and with enough vision, determination, and patience anything is possible regardless of the extension that we use. I see debates all the time about benders, etc. particularly the same style as the one I use here saying that they do not work or that they will only bend plumbing pipe etc. however we have used this style of bender to bend many different styles of material including anything from very small tubing to large race car roll cage tubing and we have even used it to bend very heavy flat bar to build drive shaft loops for race cars with great success. I really appreciate your comment about me being talented however at the end of the day I am a regular shade tree guy that just loves to build and share like everyone else here, I try to learn something new every day and some days that comes right here from DTT so hopefully the build threads I post will be able to help someone else here one day. Thank You again for being here Brother, I promise I will post photos and details of the entire build all the way through to completion!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: casi85 on Dec 11, 2012, 15:25:38
You can not put a bike in that frame... I want to buy it as is for a coffee table! I would love to be able to throw my feet up on a piece of glass held up by that frame!!!! Awesome work Joe, as always you make it looks like it was manufactured by the original factory but only smoother and no markings.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Green199 on Dec 11, 2012, 15:41:07
Hell yes! This is a great start!

Loving the frame mods so far!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on Dec 11, 2012, 17:31:48
CASI, you couldn't afford a frame like that!!!!!!
If you can, then I am calling your note!!!!!!!!! 8)
Ha, ha, ha, ha..... ;D
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: casi85 on Dec 12, 2012, 16:48:24
I should send Joe one of the frames from the shed and see what kind of table he could make... maybe one that looks like a Dollar Sign and your initials! hahahaha
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on Dec 12, 2012, 17:15:56
Get one plated. I know a good local platter. I ma sure he can gold plate it. LMOA
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 12, 2012, 18:03:52
Brothers Casi and Habanero52 you guys are too funny! I was cracking up laughing when I read your posts today, I can see that table now with the dollar sign, initials, and gold plated! Hahahaha! Seriously though to be totally honest my Wife and I have been talking about building a few motorcycle themed tables for a while now and already have a lot of cool ideas so we should build you an awesome motorcycle coffee table!

Thank You Brother Green199, it really means a lot to everyone involved with this build that you like the frame! This is only the beginning of the frame work, we are adding a couple of new gussets in other places and have a cool rear guard that we are planning on incorporating into the frame as well so I hope that you will continue to enjoy the rest of the build!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 14, 2012, 21:20:41
I set the engine back in the frame as well as the swingarm, rear wheel, chain, etc. so that I could check the clearances for the new rear guard that I am building.

We had originally thought about building a one piece guard out of aluminum however I really want to mount the guard just inside the rear down tubes so that it is flush with the back of the rails when looking at the bike from the side, there is a cross bar connecting the two rear down tubes which would prevent me from mounting a one piece guard that way so we decided to build a two piece guard with the cross bar in between them which I think will look even nicer when everything is finished!

I started to play with design ideas and cut some templates out of cardboard so that we could see what the guards would look like. Here are a few photos of the basic design that I think we will be using, these pieces of cardboard are not the exact shape that I will be cutting out of aluminum and the aluminum pieces will sit flush with the back of the frame rails instead of how the cardboard is sitting however I wanted to post these photos to share the basic design with you all!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0002-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00042-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0016-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0017.jpg)

I really like this photo as it shows how you will not be able to see the guards from the side and how uniform the two new frame rails that I built are when looking at the frame from the side!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0020.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Redbird on Dec 14, 2012, 23:02:53
Artwork for sure.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 15, 2012, 00:05:07
Thank You Brother Redbird!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: phat13 on Dec 15, 2012, 06:45:08
Awesome mate!!
Don't you just love cardboard to  :D

Cheers Wayne  :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Green199 on Dec 15, 2012, 08:01:10

Thank You Brother Green199, it really means a lot to everyone involved with this build that you like the frame! This is only the beginning of the frame work, we are adding a couple of new gussets in other places and have a cool rear guard that we are planning on incorporating into the frame as well so I hope that you will continue to enjoy the rest of the build!

I certainly will! The rear guard is looking very nice, love how it tucks away so nicely.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Dec 15, 2012, 10:57:08
Joe, when something looks this awesome "in the raw" we can only imagine how sweet it will look when it's done. Thanks for taking the time to get these small details perfect. Getting this foundation right is what will ensure my custom RD will be not only cool now, but that 15 years from now people will still appreciate it! Watching this thread will certainly make my New England winter a little easier to take!! lol
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 19, 2012, 10:31:46
Awesome mate!!
Don't you just love cardboard to  :D

Cheers Wayne  :)

Yes I love cardboard Brother! Sometimes I have ideas that sound good however I may not like them when I actually build the parts so I build a lot of things out of cardboard so that I can set them on the frame to see what they will look like!

I certainly will! The rear guard is looking very nice, love how it tucks away so nicely.

I am very happy that you like the design Brother, I hope you enjoy these photos as well!

Joe, when something looks this awesome "in the raw" we can only imagine how sweet it will look when it's done. Thanks for taking the time to get these small details perfect. Getting this foundation right is what will ensure my custom RD will be not only cool now, but that 15 years from now people will still appreciate it! Watching this thread will certainly make my New England winter a little easier to take!! lol

Brother I can not wait to see her all together and I truly hope that people will continue to enjoy her now and in the future! She is definitely going to be different and really cool with everything that you have planned for her! I will try to take some extra photos to help get you through the cold winter!

I cut the rear guards out of 1/8" inch thick aluminum plate today, I still have some more filing and shaping that I want to do however I thought I would share a few photos of how they look so far!

The guards are not mounted yet, I taped them in place so that I could take a few photos of how they look on the frame.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0001-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0004-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00052.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: sunnamp33 on Dec 19, 2012, 12:57:52
I love the look, but where are the air filters going to go? I have an RD and it is really tight fit for the Y-boot and filter. Even less if you do individual pods for each carb.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: phat13 on Dec 19, 2012, 16:01:56
Nice man, real nice lines to that  :D

Cheers Wayne  :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 19, 2012, 21:10:43
I love the look, but where are the air filters going to go? I have an RD and it is really tight fit for the Y-boot and filter. Even less if you do individual pods for each carb.

We are very happy that you like the look Brother, we have not made any decisions about the air filtration system yet so I am not sure if we will run something conventional or build a complete custom system however I did check for room with the engine and carburetors in place when we first started planning the frame modifications and we actually have a nice amount of room to work with so hopefully we will be able to do something cool!

Nice man, real nice lines to that  :D

Cheers Wayne  :)

Thank You Brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: phat13 on Dec 21, 2012, 13:01:50
Your clearly able to think out side the box , im sure there's Guna be a lot of nice stuff going on with this one, lol I'm excited to see your progress mate  ;)

Cheers Wayne  :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 02, 2013, 22:09:42
Thank You for your support Brother, it is awesome to have you here with us and I am very happy that you are enjoying this build!

I got back to work today after a very nice holiday with family, I cut the two new gussets for the front of the frame out of flat plate steel to replace the factory stamped steel ones that we removed and I also cut two new gussets to go behind the top of the rear down tubes to help strengthen the rear frame section. I designed the new gussets so that the outside of the plates are flush with the outside of the frame rails to keep everything looking really smooth, after I cut out the four new gussets I welded them to the frame.

I truly hope you all had a very nice holiday as well!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0001-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0003-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0009-3.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0013.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: andrewlk on Jan 03, 2013, 00:17:11
I've been thinking this for a while, but your frame proves it. "No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better at than you are! Lesson is, don't try!"

Haha - well I'm trying anyways - really nice piece of steel you got there.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: stroker crazy on Jan 03, 2013, 01:40:13
Stunning stuff Joe!

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jan 04, 2013, 21:43:02
I love where this is going Joe! And for those holding their breathe..... The steering lock and the center-stand are history! lol

Looks really nice Joe! ;)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 07, 2013, 10:51:28
I've been thinking this for a while, but your frame proves it. "No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better at than you are! Lesson is, don't try!"

Haha - well I'm trying anyways - really nice piece of steel you got there.

We are all equals Brother, some of us have different styles or different ways that we like to do things however at the end of the day that does not make any of us better than one another it only makes the way that we reach our personal goals a little different. Always try no matter what happens my friend as the sense of accomplishment that you will receive when you reach your goal is a truly rewarding experience!

Stunning stuff Joe!

Crazy

Thank You Brother!

I love where this is going Joe! And for those holding their breathe..... The steering lock and the center-stand are history! lol

Looks really nice Joe! ;)

I am very happy that you like it Brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 09, 2013, 18:44:13
I decided to work on the front of the RD frame today so I started by welding in a new cross brace frame rail between the two front down tubes, this new frame rail should add some strength to the front end and relieve some of the stress that is on the front engine mounts as well. Both of the front engine mounts only had a small weld at the top and bottom on each side from the factory so I went ahead and finished welding them all the way on both sides of each mount, hopefully this will help prevent cracking in the engine mount area and it will also look a lot smoother once we paint the frame. There was a hole that was left open from where I removed the steering lock so I welded it closed and I also did some more finish welding around the factory gussets on the front of the frame.

I still have more smoothing and finish work that I would like to do however I thought I would share some photos of the work I did today for you all to enjoy!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0002-3.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0003-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0007-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0008-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0012-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0013-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0014-2.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: phat13 on Jan 09, 2013, 18:50:54
Good job mate  ;) be a shame to hide that under all the bodywork

Actually that's something I'm looking forward to , the panels an paint  :D

Long way off I know but I'm with ya on this  :)

Cheers Wayne  :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 09, 2013, 18:54:28
Good job mate  ;) be a shame to hide that under all the bodywork

Actually that's something I'm looking forward to , the panels an paint  :D

Long way off I know but I'm with ya on this  :)

Cheers Wayne  :)

Thank You Brother! Unless the plan changes this bike is actually not going to have very much body work on it other than the fuel tank and the tail section and the only panels that will be on the bike are the two aluminum rear guards that we built, we really want to keep this bike as clean as possible! I am really looking forward to seeing everything painted as well! Thank You for being here with me on this Brother, that truly means a lot to me my friend!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: phat13 on Jan 11, 2013, 15:04:41
Joe u are more than welcome mate,

A confession , I'm a bit slow on the up take, I have just been on your site an the penny has dropped that u are a very very capable pro builder, now I feel like a total knob!! :o

Sorry if I may have sounded patronising or out with any of my comments.

I agree with the clean simple look ,it's so hard to get wright but thats were the trick is   ;)


I'm sure u have many nice ideas in your thoughts  :)


Cheers Wayne
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 11, 2013, 15:17:20
Thank you for the kind words Brother however I am not a pro I am just a regular guy that loves to build bikes like everyone else here, I am just very blessed to be able to make a living for my family by doing what I love to do! As far as your comments we are all equals here Brother and I always look forward to and appreciate you sharing all of your thoughts and opinions, we are all here to share ideas and support one another! There is nothing at all to be sorry for as your comments mean more to me than you know, Thank You for being here with us on this build my friend!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: phat13 on Jan 11, 2013, 15:34:41
That's great that u can do the job u love :)

I have this idea that this is wot I want to do for my work but it just not that simple for me I'm afraid , I do love building things, cars have been my main interest but as I grow older I'm slowly slipping back to my two wheel roots lol

If you get a few mins please take a look at my build thread, I would be more than pleased to share , and i would apriciate any comments and help as I progress

Again cheers Joe , an keep building  :D
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 23, 2013, 21:58:56
I apologize for the delayed response Brother, I have been very busy here at the shop and I have also been building the new website pages for the Ramshox so I have not been able to be here on DTT as much as I normally am. I have seen your build and it looks very nice however I have not looked at it recently so I will go read it in just a few minutes!

Now that I have completed most of the work on the front of the frame I decided to work on the mounting tabs for the rear alloy guards some more today, I drilled the guards and welded the tabs in place with the rear guards inside of the frame rails and flush with the back of the rear down tubes so that when you look at the bike from the side everything looks really smooth. Now that I am able to bolt the rear guards in place I can finish the final shaping of them around the edges.

I am thinking about adding one more mounting tab to the lower guard and we will be using smaller stainless steel hardware for the final assembly however I took a few photos to share with you all!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0001-3.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0002-4.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0003-3.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: 50gary on Jan 23, 2013, 23:42:00
This may be silly and not in keeping with your style on this bike but.. I do this from time to time.  On the open frame tubes (toward the rear) I'd weld a nickle to cap the tubes.  Sprint car guys weld nickles on the top of the traditional push bar, for good luck?  On the left, the year the bike was manufactured, on the right, the year it will be finished.
  Cheers, 50gary
 
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bradj on Jan 24, 2013, 00:46:40
Dumb question are you running pipes out the front i just glanced at another rd your real close to where the exh ports dump there. But i guess if you reverse the jugs and run a single carb.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: casi85 on Jan 24, 2013, 09:10:27
Joe this thing is looking better and better everyday. I love the detail of having a fully functional mud guard that is not visible from the sides on the front and back when looking for it.

@50gary - that is a cool idea with the nickels I like that a lot. Might have to try and incorporate that into one of my builds.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 24, 2013, 20:58:22
This may be silly and not in keeping with your style on this bike but.. I do this from time to time.  On the open frame tubes (toward the rear) I'd weld a nickle to cap the tubes.  Sprint car guys weld nickles on the top of the traditional push bar, for good luck?  On the left, the year the bike was manufactured, on the right, the year it will be finished.
  Cheers, 50gary
 

That is an awesome idea Brother, we put a penny in the flat head slot on the end of our main jet needle adjustment on our racing karts so I can reach over and adjust the carburetor while racing as the engine sits right next to me in the kart however I never thought about using coins in the frame!

Dumb question are you running pipes out the front i just glanced at another rd your real close to where the exh ports dump there. But i guess if you reverse the jugs and run a single carb.

We are going to run the exhaust in the stock location Brother, I set the engine in the frame before I made the new cross brace frame rail that connects the front down tubes to check for clearance and we have a lot of room. I put the bottom end of the engine in the frame today and set the cylinders and heads on to check the clearances again, we are not going to use the stock exhaust however I bolted the left header on so that I could take some photos for you.

Joe this thing is looking better and better everyday. I love the detail of having a fully functional mud guard that is not visible from the sides on the front and back when looking for it.

@50gary - that is a cool idea with the nickels I like that a lot. Might have to try and incorporate that into one of my builds.

Thank You Brother, we really want to try and keep the whole bike as clean as possible!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0004-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0005-3.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0007-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0008-3.jpg)




Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Drewski on Jan 25, 2013, 00:27:59
Inspiring effort here!!  8)  Beautiful work!!  8)
Title: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: neevo on Jan 25, 2013, 01:34:24
I may have missed it but are the ends going to be kept like that (with or without pennies)?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jan 25, 2013, 07:38:54
The nickel idea sounds cool but the ends will eventually be welded to the "loop" for the seat, I believe.

Joe, it's really looking nice. How can something with no wheels on it look like it's going so FAST????? lol
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: Ringo on Jan 25, 2013, 21:16:52
Big thumbs up Joe.
Title: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: neevo on Jan 25, 2013, 21:20:23
The nickel idea sounds cool but the ends will eventually be welded to the "loop" for the seat, I believe.

That would make sense. It looks like something is going to happen with the ends at some point.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 25, 2013, 23:41:23
Inspiring effort here!!  8)  Beautiful work!!  8)

Thank You Brother, it is always nice to hear that other talented builders like you enjoy the work that we are doing!

The nickel idea sounds cool but the ends will eventually be welded to the "loop" for the seat, I believe.

Joe, it's really looking nice. How can something with no wheels on it look like it's going so FAST????? lol

Brother I can not wait to see her completed with everything that we have planned as she does look really fast already!

Big thumbs up Joe.

Thank You Brother, that really means a lot to me coming from the craftsman that built the Gulf Oil bike!

That would make sense. It looks like something is going to happen with the ends at some point.

Brother neevo that is correct, as Brother bluesmokey previously mentioned we are going to weld the loop to the end of the top frame rails. When I designed and built the new side frame rails I left extra length on the end of them where I welded them to the top frame rails as you can see in the photos so that when I build and weld the loop to the end of the frame I can weld the loop to the factory top frame rails and the new side frame rails so that all of the frame rails will be welded together.

The area where the top frame rails, new side frame rails, and the loop all meet is also the area of the frame where I will be mounting the new top shock mounts that I am building. The plan for the shock mounts is to build plates that will be welded over the area where all of the frame rails meet on the outside and inside of the frame on each side of the bike, for each individual shock mounting post I am going to drill through the plates underneath of the frame rails so that I can run each post through the plates and weld them in. Basically the top shock mounts will be box sections on each side of the frame with a post running through them for the shocks to mount to.

I need the fuel tank before I can build the rear loop as I need to know the overall length from the front of the tank to the end of the tail section so that I know how long to make the loop, we have not made a final decision on the tank yet however we do have a general idea of the shape and length that we want and we have some cool ideas for the body work that I think you all will enjoy!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: stroker crazy on Jan 26, 2013, 01:44:11
I would like to nominate this build for BOTM! 

I know I might be being a trifle premature, but I wanted to be first with the inevitable nomination.

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Feb 19, 2013, 21:58:11
I finally scored a nice steel gas tank last weekend and it's on it's way to Brother Joe so that the magic can continue!

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Custom Frame Work Photos!
Post by: MOTO ARTS COLLECTIVE on Feb 20, 2013, 11:57:06
Joe the straight on side shot of the frame/motor on the last page looks more like sculpture than a motorcycle.. just beautiful man!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 27, 2013, 11:13:28
Brother Moto Arts I really appreciate your compliments, hearing kind words like yours always inspires me to keep being creative and to try new ideas! I do not know how I could make it through any of our builds without all of the support of everyone here, I am truly blessed to have such awesome Brothers!

We have been playing with different ideas for the fuel tank and after test fitting the other tank we decided to build a full one piece body that will incorporate the stock fuel tank, the body will be one smooth piece from the front of the tank to the rear of the tail section!

I am going to go ahead and start building the body and now that I know how long it will be I can also go ahead and start finishing the rear frame work and build the top mounts for the rear shocks.

The steel seat pan I build will be welded to the rear of the tank so that I can fully enclose and smooth the area where they join. We are going to utilize the stock front tank mounts and build center and rear mounts that will have rubber dampers between the body and the frame to absorb any vibration.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00033_zps060fd6d2.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: VonYinzer on Feb 27, 2013, 11:35:52
Crazy...
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: casi85 on Feb 27, 2013, 11:42:57
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o WHAT??? A one piece body??? That is going to be b e a utiful!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: bradj on Feb 27, 2013, 12:39:08
The bottoms of rd tanks are flat on the sides and thin due 40 forty years of holding fuel dirt rust what ever. ive seen spotless insided tanks get pinhole leaks so be carefull hanging a seat off of it. there often not up to the task of holding fuel much less being the hinge point on a 2foot lever on a bike that shakes like crazy. just somethine to think about , ive welded on every single 350 r5 rd tank ive ever had so becareful
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 27, 2013, 13:14:39
Brother Brad I really appreciate your concern however the way I am planning on mounting the body there will not really be a hinge point or a lever effect, the flat seat pan itself will be steel and it will have several mounting points between it and the frame to absorb all of the weight of the rider so the tank itself will not have any weight on it at all and I am also designing all of the mounting points to have rubber dampers to help absorb vibration. I like to seal the inside of all the tanks we build and will be sealing the inside of this tank with Caswell tank sealer. Basically this is the same design that we use on drag bike bodies I just have to be careful with the mounting and make sure there is no flex where the seat and tank join.

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: Joon-yah on Feb 27, 2013, 13:42:49
Curious to see how it all turns out,nice work so far
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: phat13 on Feb 27, 2013, 17:46:22
Joey, nice idea mate , I did think of doing this on mine at one stage  :)

I think it's a nice idea but the shape will decide if it works In the end maybe ?

I have no idea wot u have planned but I'm sure it will be as awesome as the rest  ;)

Nice sharp lines rather than a kinda jelly mold look I think would work well, not to space age with a big swish of curves , it's a hard one mate  ???

If your like me we spend far to much time looking an not doing lol

Cheers Joey.
Wayne  ;)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: crackerman on Feb 27, 2013, 19:37:08
How do you get that engine in and out of the frame?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Feb 27, 2013, 21:53:23
Joe,

When people start telling you to be careful and warning that something might not work..... You're probably getting close brother! lol
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 03, 2013, 22:33:51
Curious to see how it all turns out,nice work so far


Thank You Brother!

Joey, nice idea mate , I did think of doing this on mine at one stage  :)

I think it's a nice idea but the shape will decide if it works In the end maybe ?

I have no idea wot u have planned but I'm sure it will be as awesome as the rest  ;)

Nice sharp lines rather than a kinda jelly mold look I think would work well, not to space age with a big swish of curves , it's a hard one mate  ???

If your like me we spend far to much time looking an not doing lol

Cheers Joey.
Wayne  ;)

I have seen some one piece fiberglass bodies for cafe and flat track style bikes from back in the 60's and 70's however it has been a long time since I have seen it done, I was planning on building a one for my CB450 before I decided to build a flat track bike out of her. We really want to keep everything as clean and smooth as possible on this build so we are hoping that the one piece body will help us accomplish that especially in the area where the tank and seat join. We are working on the design for the tail section now and as you mentioned I probably spend more time looking at and designing a build than I do working on it!

How do you get that engine in and out of the frame?


Brother the complete bottom end of the engine goes into the frame from the side and then we mount the pistons, cylinders, and heads to the engine after it is inside the frame. The engine may clear as a complete assembly however we are going to install it this way to make sure we do not scratch any of the new paint during final assembly.

Joe,

When people start telling you to be careful and warning that something might not work..... You're probably getting close brother! lol

Why does that seem to happen on almost everything I build? Hahahaha! You are right my friend, if no one questions what I am doing than I am not being creative enough! Honestly Brother I enjoy it and would not have it any other way!

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 03, 2013, 22:35:09
We installed the front end, rear end, and wheels back onto the RD350 frame today so that we can finish designing and start building the rear frame section, top shock mounts, seat pan, and the tail section.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0021_zps06d49735.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0031_zps99dc7c32.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: stroker crazy on Mar 03, 2013, 22:51:30
Like the way this is heading!

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building A One Piece Body!
Post by: casi85 on Mar 04, 2013, 07:36:59
Now that is one mean looking machine! Coming up the road with a chambered exhaust sound is going to be my dream for this build!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 04, 2013, 22:25:15
Like the way this is heading!

Crazy

Brother it is always good to have you here and I am very happy that you are still enjoying this build!

Now that is one mean looking machine! Coming up the road with a chambered exhaust sound is going to be my dream for this build!!!

Brother you know it really means a lot to all of us that you support this build, she will definitely sound awesome with some nice chambers!

I was able to talk to Brother Bluesmokey this morning and we decided on the final measurements of 12 inches for the seat pan and 7 inches for the rear cowl so I bent some tubing today and built the rear hoop for the frame! I made the rear hoop by bending two pieces of tubing and welding them together in the middle, I also shaved the tubing down on the ends so that it would fit inside of the original top frame rails for added strength.

We also decided where we are going to place the top shock mounts, I am going to build a new box section with plates that will be welded over the area where the original top frame rails, the new side frame rails, and the new rear hoop meet and have the top shock mounts running through the box section just below the frame rails so I made the template for the box section today as well.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0001_zpsa382858d.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0003_zpsd549d77f.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0016_zps3b38fe3f.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0017_zps0c8461f5.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Mar 04, 2013, 22:35:36
Beautiful Joe! Very, very, nice!

That picture from the back really shows off how those side rails compliment the whole project.

The hoop looks "super strong" the way you fit it into the other tubing.

Nice job man!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 04, 2013, 22:58:29
Thank You Brother! I am very happy that you like the new rear hoop man, once we decided on the final measurements for the seat and tail section earlier today I started working on it as I thought you would enjoy getting to see it on the bike tonight!

I also love the photo from the rear, I can not wait to see the frame with paint on it!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: casi85 on Mar 05, 2013, 07:32:53
Holy Cow Batman! That bike looks like something meant for the fine arts museum!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: teddpage on Mar 05, 2013, 08:28:58
Damn Joey!  Looking amazing so far my friend!  Keep up the great work!  Those new frame rails really set this bike apart from the rest.

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 05, 2013, 08:34:45
Nice
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: Habanero52 on Mar 06, 2013, 11:51:57
Hay caramba!!!! This is not a bike......it's a sculpture!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2013, 11:53:43
Excellent work as always Joe. Sure is pretty.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Bent A New Rear Hoop For The Frame Today!
Post by: clem on Mar 06, 2013, 21:21:18
Def. Looks amazing Joey. Looking at it from the back, it almost looks like the hoop is part of the side rails. Thinking now that would have been way cool to make the side rails and rear hoop one continous piece and have the top rails cope into that. I love checking for updates on this one!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Built The New Rear Shock Mounts Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 06, 2013, 22:20:44
Brothers I know I say it a lot however I could never thank you all enough for your support and kind compliments, they mean more to me than you will ever know!

I started working on the top rear shock mounts today! I am building box sections with the shock mounting post running through them just below the lower frame rail, I built the four side plates today out of steel plate and welded them to each side of the frame rails on both sides of the bike, the plates are also welded over the area where the original top frame rails, the new side frame rails, and the new rear hoop all meet for additional strength. The shock mounting post on each side of the bike runs through the plates and is welded to the plates as well as the lower frame rail, I am also going to enclose the front and bottom of the plates to form a fully enclosed box section.

Here are some photos for you all to enjoy, I still have a lot of work to do before the box sections are completed however I wanted to share some photos of how they look this evening! Brother Bluesmokey also sent a beautiful tank that looks brand new inside that we will be using on this build so I set it on the frame and took a few extra photos!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00012_zpsff15bf06.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00023_zps2ecccaaf.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0004_zpsf3a94597.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0005_zps945fc60b.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0008_zps86d5f1c0.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0009_zps98e75f36.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0010_zpse42e7084.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Built The New Rear Shock Mounts Today!
Post by: Swagger on Mar 06, 2013, 22:22:51
Art!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Built The New Rear Shock Mounts Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 06, 2013, 22:35:20
Thank You Brother Swagger!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Built The New Rear Shock Mounts Today!
Post by: ridesolo on Mar 06, 2013, 22:45:43
Art!

Absolutely art!  The man has imagination and the skills to put what he sees in his head into form.  Nicely done Joey! 
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Built The New Rear Shock Mounts Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 06, 2013, 23:36:00
Thank You Brother ridesolo, I am just a regular guy that loves to build and turn wrenches like everyone here however it always makes me feel really good to hear that you all enjoy my work!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Built The New Rear Shock Mounts Today!
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 07, 2013, 12:24:05
i love where this one is going
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Built The New Rear Shock Mounts Today!
Post by: Green199 on Mar 07, 2013, 15:07:28
Yes Joey...this just keeps getting better and better!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We started shaping the rear cowl today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 14, 2013, 21:23:16
Thank You Brothers, I am very happy that you are enjoying this build!

Today we started designing the rear cowl, I glued some foam together and filed it to match the shape of the rear hoop that I built and then I spoke with Brother Bluesmokey to get some ideas of the final shape that he wanted and finished shaping the foam.

Here is a new photo of the frame now that I have the rear hoop and shock mounts that we built in place!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_00012_zps428676df.jpg)

The seat pan and rear cowl will cover the side of the frame rails and the top half of the new rear shock mount plates that I built so that we can keep a nice clean body line that follows the bottom of the fuel tank all the way down the side of the bike to the end of the rear cowl when we are done however here are a couple photos that will give you all an idea of the shape we are using for the rear cowl.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0005_zps8bd02d3c.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0008_zpsc8ca7f18.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We started shaping the rear cowl today!
Post by: casi85 on Mar 15, 2013, 07:47:29
I think in your prior life you must have been a motorcycle designer Joe! The lines are perfect on this bike!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We started shaping the rear cowl today!
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 15, 2013, 08:50:10
looking good bro
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We started shaping the rear cowl today!
Post by: beachcomber on Mar 15, 2013, 11:34:30
That's not a bike - it's rolling art  ;D ;D
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We started shaping the rear cowl today!
Post by: axeugene27 on Mar 15, 2013, 11:44:44
will you be able to slide the engine in or will you have to build the top end while in the bike?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Finished Building The New Rear Tank Mount Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 15, 2013, 23:06:49
Thank You Brothers, as always your kind words mean more to me than you will ever know!

Brother axeugene27 when I originally designed the new side frame rails I left enough room to install the complete bottom end and then assemble the pistons, cylinders, and heads onto the engine once it was in the frame, now that I have the new frame rails on it looks like there may be enough room to install the complete engine however I am going to stay with the original plan to make sure I do not scratch the paint on the engine or the frame during final assembly.

After talking with Brother Bluesmokey some more about the design of the body work we decided not to build a one piece body for this bike as we had originally planned as he has a couple of different ideas for the upholstery and we would like to keep our options open so I am building a one piece fiberglass seat and tail section that will be separate from the tank. While we were talking we decided to mold the front of the seat to cover the rear of the fuel tank so I have been designing and building the rear mount for the past couple of days as I need the tank to be sitting in its final position before I start molding the seat pan.

From the factory the RD350 fuel tank does not have an actual rear mount. The factory design has the tank sitting on a single rubber underneath and a single rubber on each side so that it can not move from side to side, the seat is what holds the tank down. I designed the new bolt down rear mount to have all of the same factory contact points and to be fully rubber mounted as well.

On the bottom of the fuel tank I removed the rubber from the side cups and I also removed the bottom half of the cup on each side so that I could drop a length of tubing that I cut into the cups and weld it in, once I had the tubing welded into place I drilled two holes into it and welded in two nuts. For the center mount I made a tab and welded it to the tubing.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0001_zps8b598217.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0013_zps867e57c7.jpg)

I wanted the rubber to be replaceable on the center mount so I built a bolt in shouldered post and threaded the middle of it so that it mounts to the tab that I welded onto the center of the tubing I added on the bottom of the fuel tank. The rubber is a factory RD350 front fuel tank mount with an additional rubber insert for added cushion. The rubber shown in the photo is a old one that I used for test fitting and it will be replaced with a new rubber for final assembly of the motorcycle.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0018_zpsf13c2022.jpg)

This photo shows the center mount bolted to the new tubing I added to the bottom of the fuel tank.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0029_zps0c316b01.jpg)

For the frame mount I made a cross brace and welded it to the frame, I drilled two large holes in the brace to hold the shouldered rubber isolators that the fuel tank sits on and the tank mounting bolts run through so that they are fully rubber mounted.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0035_zpsa96d5077.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0036_zpsa3143cfa.jpg)

This photo shows the tank mounted to the frame, there will be a couple more washers and I will also install a set of rubber collars around the center rubber mounts between the new tubing on the tank and the frames cross brace for final assembly.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0047_zps83e24f85.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Finished Building The New Rear Tank Mount Today!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Mar 16, 2013, 09:33:32
Yep! Consider that tank mounted!! lol That thing is not going anywhere! Nice job Joe!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Finished Building The New Rear Tank Mount Today!
Post by: Habanero52 on Mar 16, 2013, 18:34:54
Sweet!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Finished Building The New Rear Tank Mount Today!
Post by: 50gary on Mar 16, 2013, 20:41:15
Humm, is it just me or does the fourth picture and the last (seventh) show the center mount rubber to be somewhat redundant?  Once the two added rubbers suspend the rear of the tank what else is needed?  It appears as if the center mount rubber is just damping the floor of the tank tunnel?  Not meant as a criticism just wondering what am I missing, probably a lot?
  I like your idea of separating the tank and the seat, more freedom I think?  I have a "fill" piece between my tank and the seat on my Rt conversion.  Go Joey, this is better than TV, enjoy watching you work.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Finished Building The New Rear Tank Mount Today!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 16, 2013, 22:46:56
Yep! Consider that tank mounted!! lol That thing is not going anywhere! Nice job Joe!


I am very happy that you like the new rear tank mount Brother, I tried to keep it simple however it does not always work out that way! Hahahaha!

Sweet!!!

Brother Habanero it is always good to see you here, DWMS Racing would not be what it is today without all of your support! Thank You for everything my friend!

Humm, is it just me or does the fourth picture and the last (seventh) show the center mount rubber to be somewhat redundant?  Once the two added rubbers suspend the rear of the tank what else is needed?  It appears as if the center mount rubber is just damping the floor of the tank tunnel?  Not meant as a criticism just wondering what am I missing, probably a lot?
  I like your idea of separating the tank and the seat, more freedom I think?  I have a "fill" piece between my tank and the seat on my Rt conversion.  Go Joey, this is better than TV, enjoy watching you work.
  Cheers, 50gary

Brother the center mount most likely does not have to be there, when I first designed and built the new mount I did not have the center mount there at all however on the factory design all of the weight on the back of the tank is in that location so I added the center mount to the new mounts design hoping that it would relieve some of the weight and stress from the side mounts. I am also hoping that the center mount will dampen and absorb some of the vibration instead of it all being transferred to the side mounts.

I know that you mean well my friend, you have always been a supportive Brother and I have seen the kind things you have wrote about me and my work here as well as other places and that truly means a lot to me! I know some other builders do not like to be asked questions however I enjoy them and I always like to hear other peoples thoughts and opinions as well, I remember when I first joined here a couple years ago it seemed like every time I posted a photo there would be a page of questions or comments afterwards however I do not seem to get that as much anymore so I am not sure if most people have more trust in me now or if they are all just getting used to my work being a little different! Hahahaha!

As far as this being better than tv I am just a regular guy with a few basic hand tools that enjoys building just like everyone else here however it truly is an honor to know that you enjoy watching me build! Thank You for always being such a supportive Brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! I Finished Building The New Rear Tank Mount Today!
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 17, 2013, 11:01:50
Love the overkill,especially if you are still building the one piece body. Dig the tail also, enjoying watching this one. Looking good brother
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 20, 2013, 21:27:58
Thank You Brother oldskool, I am very happy that you are enjoying this build! We decided not to build a one piece body for this bike as Brother Bluesmokey has a couple different really cool ideas on how we may finish the tail section so we are building it as a separate piece from the tank to keep our options open for the upholstery.

I wanted to lay the fiberglass right on the the bike so that we could mold the front of the seat over the rear of the gas tank and match the frame perfectly so I taped the back of the tank and the frame and added strips of cardboard to the sides of the frame for a nice flat surface, after I taped the tank and the frame I added the foam that we shaped for the rear cowl and taped it in place as well.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/0319201316382_zpsdf31867f.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/0319201316392_zpsf08bae53.jpg)

Today I started to lay the fiberglass on the frame and I was able to finish the first layer, I am going to shape the front where we molded the tail section over the rear of the fuel tank some more and trim the bottom some more as well before I start to add the additional layers of fiberglass however I wanted to go ahead and share a couple photos of how she looks this evening!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0056_zpsba482fb8.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/000_0057_zps5cfab6ca.jpg)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: teazer on Mar 21, 2013, 01:18:02
Joey, nice work as always, but I was expecting to see a tail that accentuated the Side rails and preferably is a one piece at least integrate the tank and seat or tie them together and wrap the lot in carbon for a super sleek, in your face piece of art.

The seat is nice enough.  It just doesn't go the extra style mile that I know is in there. That's a sort of backhanded compliment. What it means is that if most people created that seat, we'd think they did well, but we know you can go further than that.  Stretch the imagination a little further . :-)

I would avoid a Fuller stand it on its nose type job, but there's something in there that needs to be released.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 21, 2013, 10:27:23
Aww Man,lol. Still enjoying it and love the lines just the same. Keep it coming!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 21, 2013, 11:07:26
Brothers I absolutely love how honest you are with me! I am sure that you were expecting a lot more artistic creativity when it came to the tank and tail section shapes however after a lot of discussion with Brother bluesmokey we decided to stay with a more traditional look for the body work so that the frame would be one of the main focal points.

As I previously posted we were planning on building a one piece body however we decided to keep the tank and tail section separate so that we have more options for the upholstery. Brother bluesmokey also wanted a nice smooth tank without knee dents, etc. so we thought it was more important for the tail section to be symmetrical with the tank and to shape it to match the frame rails and rear hoop so we designed it with a nice classic shape instead of going too modern with the design.

In my opinion less is more as far as the body work design goes on this bike and how we finish it off will be the key to the success of the design so to hear that you both think it needs more style confirms that we accomplished what we actually set out to do! Hahahaha!

Brother Teazer to hear you say "if most people created that seat, we'd think they did well, but we know you can go further than that." truly is a compliment my friend and I thank you for that! I think you will really enjoy how we are going to finish it!

Brother oldskool I am happy that you are still enjoying the build!

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: casi85 on Mar 21, 2013, 13:26:52
Cowboy up on that thing... throw in the engine add some wheels and take her around the block! Looking goooooooood!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: Swagger on Mar 21, 2013, 13:41:39
Joey, forgive me for not knowing (up to my neck in projects here) but are there plans for this to be a premix bike or will it be injected? T'would be rather spiff in my lame and useless opinion if the oil tank was incorporated into the seat cowl. Matching Monza caps for the fuel and oil tanks.....blah blah blah.....you know.....opinions haha. You'd still have room for it to snuggle over a compact battery if one is planned I'd think..
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: Bozz on Mar 21, 2013, 13:53:18
Awesome as usual, Joey.


And may I just point out what a wonderful example of constructive criticism Teazer gave, and Joey's equally textbook example of the perfect way to receive it.


No one was in any way disrespectful, and all part friends.


Folks, here are two gentlemen who truly understand what DTT is all about.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: Drewski on Mar 21, 2013, 13:57:22
As always, nice work.  :)  I'm lovin' the old style seat/tank combo. Not super original, or over the top, but I love the way you integrated the tank and seat! Smooooooth!!  8)

I'm a big fan of the melding of old and new, both components and style. You prove, once again, that it can be done and look like it belongs!  8)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: Drewski on Mar 21, 2013, 13:58:27
Awesome as usual, Joey.


And may I just point out what a wonderful example of constructive criticism Teazer gave, and Joey's equally textbook example of the perfect way to receive it.


No one was in any way disrespectful, and all part friends.


Folks, here are two gentlemen who truly understand what DTT is all about.

+1!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Building The New Fiberglass Tail Section!
Post by: ole rob on Mar 31, 2013, 05:21:13
youre killin me.i wanna see it done.i was a little skeptical about the frame then came the tank and tail,it works so perfectly.restraint with a wild design.love it
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Should be starting back up soon!!!!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jun 08, 2013, 23:30:14
We had some great progress for a while but funds ran low. Joe and I agreed that we didn't want to "skimp" on this build so we held off until I can get some key parts purchased...... I have a nice set of rear-sets picked out and a set of chambers as well...... Hopefully I'll be able to get them to Joe in the next couple of weeks so that the magic can continue!

I gotta ride this thing this SUMMER!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! The New Billet Aluminum Rear Sets Are Here!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 29, 2013, 20:33:39
Brother bluesmokey74 ordered the new billet rear sets for the RD350 and they arrived yesterday!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/09-0465_zps5770515d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/09-0465_zps5770515d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! The New Billet Aluminum Rear Sets Are Here!
Post by: teazer on Jun 30, 2013, 01:49:42
Those rearsets are really really nice.  Mind sharing where they came from?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! The New Billet Aluminum Rear Sets Are Here!
Post by: Joon-yah on Jun 30, 2013, 17:44:39
SICK!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! The New Billet Aluminum Rear Sets Are Here!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 30, 2013, 21:39:49
Those rearsets are really really nice.  Mind sharing where they came from?

Brother Teazer the rear sets are fast from the past products, I am very impressed with their quality and I think that they will really compliment this build!

SICK!!!!


Thank You Brother Junior, you know I am a fan of your work as well!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! The New Billet Aluminum Rear Sets Are Here!
Post by: bradj on Jun 30, 2013, 22:15:24
Im running those on the r500 im building they are nice
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Cylinder Head Work!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 06, 2013, 23:27:54
Im running those on the r500 im building they are nice

Brother bradj it is nice to hear that you are running the same rear sets and that you like them, they are very nice!

I started working on the cylinder heads today! I still have some more work to do however here are some before and after photos of the combustion chambers! I also built a new cylinder heads page for our website if anyone would like to look at it! http://dwmsracing.com/cylinderheads.html

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zps77c52bc0.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zps77c52bc0.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zpsd266bde0.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zpsd266bde0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Cylinder Head Work!
Post by: Habanero52 on Jul 07, 2013, 13:35:53
Very nice Joe!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Cylinder Head Work!
Post by: teazer on Jul 07, 2013, 13:50:27
Nice work Joe.  Did you set the squish and modify the barrels to work with thinner RD400 gaskets? Squish is too wide on a stock motor and that contributes to meltdowns.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Cylinder Head Work!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 07, 2013, 19:20:50
Very nice Joe!

Thank You Brother Habanero!

Nice work Joe.  Did you set the squish and modify the barrels to work with thinner RD400 gaskets? Squish is too wide on a stock motor and that contributes to meltdowns.

Thank You Brother Teazer! I still have the engine sitting in the frame for mock up of the exhaust and the rear sets so that I can build the new mounting brackets, etc. for them both so right now I am just cleaning some of the engine parts that I can until the exhaust gets here. We will not have the new pistons in the engine or do any cylinder work until after I remove it from the frame so I can not take measurements to set the squish until I have completed the cylinder work, installed the new gaskets, bearings, pistons, etc., and centered the cylinder heads to the cylinders. This will be a street engine and I am thinking about setting the squish around .035" what do you think?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Cylinder Head Work!
Post by: teazer on Jul 07, 2013, 21:16:27
.035" is close enough.  The issue is that an RD350 uses a 1.0mm thick gasket that sits in a recess in the barrels.  That recess and thick gasket have to go if you want to get the squish anywhere close to ideal.  Barrels have to be turned/milled and heads really need to be pegged so they can be machined concentric to the bores.

Dale Alexander had a neat way to do that with a three fingered fixture.  It shouldn't be hard to adapt that concept.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Cylinder Head Work!
Post by: bradj on Jul 07, 2013, 23:32:59
I cut mine on a mill but a lathe would have been nicer
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Stainless Exhaust Chambers And Silencers!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 12, 2013, 22:43:37
Brother bluesmokey ordered a nice set of stainless exhaust chambers with silencers and they were delivered today so I put the suspension and rims on the frame and the cylinders and heads back on the engine so that I could mount the exhaust to the engine and start taking measurements for the brackets I am going to build for the rear of the frame to mount the rear sets and exhaust to. Here is a photo that shows how she is resting this evening!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/005_zps89e73844.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/005_zps89e73844.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Stainless Exhaust Chambers And Silencers!
Post by: JohnGoFast on Jul 12, 2013, 22:52:29
Those heads look fantastic Joe!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Stainless Exhaust Chambers And Silencers!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 12, 2013, 22:57:12
Thank You Brother John!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Stainless Exhaust Chambers And Silencers!
Post by: suthern on Jul 12, 2013, 23:08:05
That is one killer RD, nice work!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Stainless Exhaust Chambers And Silencers!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 12, 2013, 23:24:16
Thank You for the compliment Brother suthern, I am really enjoying working on this build with Brother bluesmokey!
Title: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Stainless Exhaust Chambers And Silencers!
Post by: .Spindat. on Jul 13, 2013, 08:00:45
Wow that looks absolutely awesome, I wast really able to imagine how it was going to look, I like that about this build. Keeps me coming back to see the updates.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Stainless Exhaust Chambers And Silencers!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 13, 2013, 17:39:58
I am very happy to hear that you are enjoying this build Brother Spindat! I am going to start building the new mounts for the rear sets and the exhaust this week so I will add some more new photos very soon!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 30, 2013, 23:11:46
Today we finished test fitting the rear sets and the stainless exhaust chambers on the rear plates that we modified for the RD350, I have not finished the welding and smoothing on the plates yet however I thought I would share some photos that show how she is resting this evening!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps1c1760c3.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps1c1760c3.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/004_zps88d034d1.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/004_zps88d034d1.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/007_zpsc3fd014e.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/007_zpsc3fd014e.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/005_zpsc38cae51.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/005_zpsc38cae51.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: stroker crazy on Jul 30, 2013, 23:25:30
Joe, this is turning out to be one beautiful stroker!

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: Green199 on Jul 31, 2013, 06:39:08
Stunning work joe!

This is one of the finest looking RD's Ive seen!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: Habanero52 on Jul 31, 2013, 08:38:17
Looking real good brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: Joon-yah on Jul 31, 2013, 09:01:03
That's sick brother!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jul 31, 2013, 09:04:14
Nice work Joe! I love the shot from the rear where you can see the beautiful stone guards. The details are what makes this thing awesome! I'm glad we waited to do it up right!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 01, 2013, 08:22:10
Just a thought, but how about building a Gordon's style removable frame tube kit?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: casi85 on Aug 01, 2013, 09:12:15
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o Bluesmokey is going to be one luck SOB when he gets this thing in his garage! I love the artistic pcs you have added Joe and the vision from Bluesmokey is awseome! Keep up the good work brothers and I look forward to seeing the completed bike shortly!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: crimson ghost on Aug 01, 2013, 17:51:02
Wow thats turning out great !!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Rear Sets And Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: two-smoker on Aug 01, 2013, 18:37:08
Love this bike.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 03, 2013, 22:05:41
Thank You all for your kind compliments Brothers, as always they mean more to me than you will ever know!

Brother Bluesmokey74 ordered the case paint that we are using on the engine covers so I started working on the points cover and the sprocket cover, these covers will have more of a satin finish when we are done and I am still working on sanding and polishing the the accents however I thought I would share a couple of photos for you all to enjoy!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps671a7959.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps671a7959.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zps5d7960a5.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zps5d7960a5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: Joon-yah on Sep 07, 2013, 10:08:51
Those are gonna be slick!! GREAT WORK AS ALWAYS!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 07, 2013, 11:41:42
Thank You Brother Junior!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: SF on Nov 07, 2013, 13:42:27
just read the whole build! just fantastic. how much added wheight do you expect?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 07, 2013, 17:13:36
Those covers look awesome!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 07, 2013, 21:05:26
Brother SF the bike should be lighter than stock when she is completed as many of the components we are building or that Brother bluesmokey has purchased are much lighter than factory parts, for example the fiberglass tail section compared to the original seat, the stainless exhaust which is very light compared to the original exhaust, the aluminum rear guards instead of the steel fender, etc. The framework that we added to the side should be close to equal to the pieces we removed from the frame however even if the frame work is heavier it should only be by a few pounds. The frame feels pretty light when I carry it however I can weigh it to see exactly what it weighs if you like. Thank You for taking the time to read this entire build thread, that truly means a lot to us all and it is also very good to see you here!

Brother Habanero52 I hope you like it as it is the same color we used on you Big Bore CB450! Hahahaha!

I set the RD350 back on the lift as Brother bluesmokey has been ordering some nice parts so that I can get back to work on her! New Paolo Tarozzi clip ons, fork seals, All Balls steering stem bearings, a front sprocket, rear sprocket, chain, Caswell tank sealer, and a Wiseco 1mm over forged racing piston kit all came in this week and I believe he still has some more parts on the way! I will start test fitting all of these parts tommorow so I will be adding a lot of new photos very soon!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/005_zpsc38cae51.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/005_zpsc38cae51.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: Drewski on Nov 07, 2013, 23:42:21

Slick!!   8)

Carry on.  :D
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 08, 2013, 02:18:14
I will be adding a lot of new photos very soon!

I couldn't find an emoticon for eager anticipation!

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: casi85 on Nov 08, 2013, 07:44:24
Licking my lips waiting for the desert to come! This thing is going to be awesome!!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 08, 2013, 10:42:05
She is looking better everyday! Daddy like!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Started Painting And Polishing The Engine Covers!
Post by: axeugene27 on Nov 08, 2013, 10:59:02
That frame is so nice. The lines are just perfect with the upswept exhaust.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 08, 2013, 16:17:30
Thank You all so much for your continued support of this build, I know it truly means a lot to me and Brother bluesmokey! I am very happy to be getting back to work on this project as I can not wait to see her all together!

Brother bluesmokey has been sending some really nice parts for her this week including a set of fully adjustable Paolo Tarozzi clip ons so I mounted them today to check the fitment!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zps2cc0c604.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zps2cc0c604.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zpsa221fc29.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zpsa221fc29.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zps7b09286f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zps7b09286f.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/004_zpsca51c8ef.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/004_zpsca51c8ef.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/005_zps3b951b8c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/005_zps3b951b8c.jpg.html)

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 08, 2013, 17:33:23
You forgot to wear a helmet Joe!!! :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 08, 2013, 22:45:28
That is funny Brother Habanero because I almost put a helmet on for the photo of me sitting on the bike!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: teddpage on Nov 09, 2013, 14:26:18
Bike is looking awesome Joey! 
I just looked through the thread again, and I didn't see any mention of an Oil Tank...are you planning on running Pre-Mix?  Or do you have a trick up your sleeve???
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 09, 2013, 14:50:24
Thank You for the compliment Brother teddpage and I am happy that you are enjoying this build! We are going to run premix so there will be no oil tank.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 09, 2013, 19:29:33
Ha, ha, ha.......
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: Zooker on Nov 09, 2013, 21:02:23
This is one sweet ride.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 09, 2013, 21:19:06
Thank You Brother Zooker, that really means a lot to all of us!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos With Paolo Tarozzi Clip Ons!
Post by: Godffery on Nov 09, 2013, 21:43:33
Bike is look'n great man!

I can hook you up with updated brake components for that bad boy if you'd like:
http://www.vinmoto.org/gallery/v/VinMoto-Garage/album03/Godfferys-Garage-123/95/
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Wiseco Pistons And More Parts Are Here!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 18, 2013, 12:02:04
Thank You Brother Godffrey! We are planning on drilling and running the factory front brake rotor.

Brother Bluesmokey has been sending some really nice parts including a set of 1mm over Wiseco pistons, Caswell tank sealer, and a aluminum rear sprocket!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zpsff8c3d3e.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zpsff8c3d3e.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps97096400.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps97096400.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zps59cb6d62.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zps59cb6d62.jpg.html)

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! PBI Aluminum Rear Race Sprocket Test Fitting!
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 19, 2013, 19:59:21
Today I removed the rear wheel from the swingarm on the RD350 so that I could test fit the new PBI rear aluminum sprocket and it fits perfectly! I also started to clean the rear sprocket hub after I removed the old gear however I believe we are going to be powder coating the hub when we rebuild the rims with new spokes, etc. You all know I like before and after photos and this hub is not finished however it is a lot cleaner than it was!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zps1a5606ce.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zps1a5606ce.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps5f1cdf10.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps5f1cdf10.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 21, 2013, 21:27:09
Brother bluesmokey ordered this new All Balls tapered bearing kit so we could convert the RD350's factory steering stem ball bearings to tapered bearings. I want to test fit all of the new parts we are getting before we take the bike apart for paint, powder coating, upholstery, etc. so I took the front end off of the bike today and removed the factory ball bearing races from the neck of the frame and the steering stem so that I could install and check the fitment of the new bearing races and tapered bearing and everything fit perfect! I also needed to have the new bearings in place so that I could check the steering stops now that we have the new clip ons mounted and I found that we are going to have to modify the factory steering stop so that we have some more clearance between the clip on mounts and the fuel tank.

After I put the front end back on the bike I cut the new RK racing chain to the proper length and installed it so that I could check the clearance at the front of the swingarm with the new shock length we are planning on using and the clearance between the chain and the new stainless exhaust chambers. Now that I have the chain on the clearance is a little close however we are going to install a slide on the top of the swingarm right at the pivot point and once I finish adjusting the rear exhaust mounts we should have all of the clearance we need.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zps1d0b1365.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zps1d0b1365.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps501df793.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps501df793.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zps508882f3.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zps508882f3.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/005_zpsabaef2ba.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/005_zpsabaef2ba.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/009_zps156af7d3.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/009_zps156af7d3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: 50gary on Nov 21, 2013, 21:48:54
Joe, looking at your shifter rod, I would shorten it by about .625" so the rod and levers are at about 90 degree to each other.  The shifter shaft lever arm and rod seem to be at an acute angle, what do you think?  I always notice this when guys do rear-set linkage or relocate shock mounts etc.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 21, 2013, 21:59:19
Yes Brother you are correct, none of the linkage is actually set or adjusted as we just mounted the rear sets to test fit them for clearance and to see where the brackets, etc. need to be. The rear sets will be coming back off as we are going to be taking the bike apart for paint, etc. soon so we are going to wait for final assembly to make all the linkage adjustments. It is probably difficult to see however the shift rod probably has an inch of threaded adjustment that we can use so hopefully we will not have to shorten the rod.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: 50gary on Nov 21, 2013, 22:04:12
Brother Joey, thanks for the ultra quick reply.  I should have placed a question mark at the end of my statement because I knew you'd have an answer to clear any questions.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 21, 2013, 22:07:07
I do not have all the answers my friend and I still try to learn everything I can from anyone who is willing to share their knowledge with me so you know I always value what you have to say Brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: casi85 on Nov 22, 2013, 07:34:21
I love these teaser pictures of the little details! The chambers are mean looking and are going to be one of many items that make this bike stand out when she is complete! Keep up the great work Joe and Bluesmokey... I would be a liar to say I am not jealous of this bike! hahahahah  ;)
Title: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: neevo on Nov 22, 2013, 07:46:54
Joey what's the solution for a chain slider? Any thoughts on how it will be mounted too?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: bananaclip on Nov 22, 2013, 08:36:23
The entire build is top shelf! I'm getting ready to start my rd build and will need some advise along the way........bravo gentlemen!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 22, 2013, 10:21:12
Just read the whole thing,and this kicks serious ass.
Keep up the fantastic work! :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Nov 22, 2013, 10:58:31
I'm really excited to get this thing "back in gear". Joe and I have some great plans (and of course some unproven ideas that might or might not make the build LOL). Joe, I really appreciate the attention to detail at this critical point. The "back and forth" discussions and collaborations are what will make this thing something special when it's done!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 22, 2013, 17:05:18
I'm really excited to get this thing "back in gear". Joe and I have some great plans (and of course some unproven ideas that might or might not make the build LOL). Joe, I really appreciate the attention to detail at this critical point. The "back and forth" discussions and collaborations are what will make this thing something special when it's done!


AMEN!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: joeyputt on Nov 22, 2013, 19:55:19
Thank You all so much for your support Brothers, it truly means a lot to me and Brother bluesmokey that you are all enjoying this build! I have always been very proud to be a member here and it has been a great honor to be able to work with several of you on your projects, I will never be able to put into words how much all of your Friendship and Brotherhood means to me. Brother bluesmokey has some really awesome plans on how he would like to finish the bike and I can not wait to see them on this build!

The kick stand could not be mounted on the center of the bottom frame rail which was the factory location on this bike as it would not clear the exhaust chambers in the folded up position and even if it would have cleared the exhaust I believe it would have been in the way of the shifter on the new rear set as well so I started testing another mounting location yesterday to see what kind of clearance we would have and after talking with Brother bluesmokey we decided this would be the best way to mount the kick stand so I improved the design and changed the mounting angle today when I welded it to the frame. I shaved the kickstand and modified the stock mount so that I could move it to the front of the bottom frame rail, there was already a factory mount towards the back of the frame rail so I added a rubber bumper on that mount so that the kick stand could rest against it when it is in the folded up position.

The mount is just lightly welded on and I am going to box part of it for additional strength when I take the bike apart for all the final welding however I thought you all may enjoy some photos of how we mounted the kick stand. The bike is also leaning over more in these photos than it will when the build is completed as we will be lowering the front end some and running lower profile tires.

 (http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/006_zps2c5fc72e.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/006_zps2c5fc72e.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/007_zpsc89d89c4.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/007_zpsc89d89c4.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zps63fe4987.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zps63fe4987.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zpsab75b28c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zpsab75b28c.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/004_zps0783a984.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/004_zps0783a984.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/005_zps79c48e0b.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/005_zps79c48e0b.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/006_zpsdb104bf2.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/006_zpsdb104bf2.jpg.html) 

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Nov 22, 2013, 21:19:06
Very Cool! I think once we get the suspension mods on and the low - pro tires, it'll sit perfect!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: casi85 on Nov 23, 2013, 07:38:53
This machine is just looking better and better (not that I thought it would be anything otherwise considering the builder and the owner o the bike). I love to hear that one brothers vision is coming to light through the amazing hands of Joe! I can not talk enough about how instrumental Joe has been in getting myself and many others into some beautiful bikes! Keep up the good work and I look forward to following this through completion!!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: SF on Nov 25, 2013, 23:34:02
That looks awesome brothers! Frikin butiful
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Tapered Steering Bearing Conversion & RK Racing Chain
Post by: axeugene27 on Nov 27, 2013, 12:19:56
chambers look beeeeefy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Hagon Rear Shocks!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 09, 2013, 20:15:09
Thank You all for your kind words! Brother Bluesmokey ordered a nice set of Hagon rear shocks and they were delivered today so I set them on the bike to test fit them and check the clearances and everything looks beautiful!

The exhaust is just sitting on the bike so the mufflers are not even in these photos however I thought it would be nice to share some photos of the new shocks on the bike!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zpse9b6912c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zpse9b6912c.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps364d4fbf.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps364d4fbf.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zpscc85f2d4.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zpscc85f2d4.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/004_zps7a15b88a.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/004_zps7a15b88a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Hagon Rear Shocks!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 10, 2013, 20:13:41
Now that we have the shocks on the bike and I was able to make sure that we have enough clearance between the new rear frame hoop I built and the rear tire I started shaping the bottom of the tail section that we had already started building. We decided to shave close to a half inch off of the bottom on the back of the tail section so that it would be flush with the bottom of the new rear frame hoop and instead of cutting it even with the frame I started at the top shock mounting point on each side and cut the tail section from that point to the rear of the hoop so that the bottom of the tail section would have a slight upward angle and give the tail section some more shape.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zps997c90b9.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zps997c90b9.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps6575aa9d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps6575aa9d.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zps6262f6f5.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zps6262f6f5.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/004_zps429327c2.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/004_zps429327c2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Hagon Rear Shocks!
Post by: stroker crazy on Dec 11, 2013, 03:05:16
Beautiful as always, Joey!

The details add up to a stunning final package.

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Hagon Rear Shocks!
Post by: casi85 on Dec 11, 2013, 06:34:24
Can I take it for a ride as is... just one quick test ride??? Please??? Looking great Joe!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Hagon Rear Shocks!
Post by: Maritime on Dec 11, 2013, 08:48:57
subtle difference in the tails but huge difference in overall look, the cuts make the tail look custom to the bike, vrs. generic off the shelf part.  Nice work as always Joe.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Hand Built Custom Chain Guard!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 13, 2013, 20:58:32
Thank You all for your compliments and support Brothers, as always they mean more to us than you know!

We found a front fender design that we liked so I built a custom one a few days ago however after we completed it and bolted it on the bike we decided it was not the look we wanted, we have decided to do something different with the front end and are waiting for parts so I started building the chain guard yesterday.

Brother Bluesmokey asked me to build a small chain guard that would fit in between the rear of the frame and the shock so I started designing one yesterday however the first one I made was too square looking so I built a second one however after me and Dad looked at it on the bike we decided it was too large so I cut it down so that it would have more shape and look more race bike inspired.

After I showed the basic design to Brother Bluesmokey last night he approved and let me know that he like speed holes so we decided to cut a few in the chain guard however when I tested my hole saw on another piece of metal that was close to the same thickness as this chain guard it dented the metal so I drilled a hole in the center of where each speed hole would be and finished cutting them out by hand with a rotary grinder.

I cut down the factory front mount and built a new rear mount and welded them both to the new chain guard, the front mount bolts on in the factory location at the front of the swingarm and the rear mount bolts to a new stud that we added to the side of the swingarm.

I am still going to smooth the chain guard some more however I painted it flat black for these photos just to see what it would look like with some paint on it.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/002_zps8a0ded4e.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/002_zps8a0ded4e.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/001_zps476b31e8.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/001_zps476b31e8.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/003_zps33939e2e.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/003_zps33939e2e.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/004_zps757649c8.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/004_zps757649c8.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/005_zps2f3ddf1f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/005_zps2f3ddf1f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Hand Built Custom Chain Guard!
Post by: 50gary on Dec 14, 2013, 10:37:15
Joey, exemplary work, outstanding. I really like how it's an integrated design.  I've been wondering if you have a plan to brace the swingarm?  You may be able to echo the side tube frame line with an under brace on the S/A?  I also see the line of your side frame tubes extending continuously, from the front down tubes to the tail end of the seat.  Excuse my suggestion but your innovations invites comments.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 27, 2013, 21:47:09
Thank You for your Compliments Brother 50gary, they truly mean a lot to me! I had originally planned on building a brace to go under the swingarm however there is not enough room with the new race chambers so we are not going to be able to put one on this bike.

We had originally planned on side mounting the tail light on this bike however Brother bluesmokey decided that he would like to have it in the tail section so he sent me a really nice LED light. The new light came with a rubber mount however we wanted a cleaner look so I took the light out of the mount, cut a hole in the end of the tail section, and built a new fiberglass cup to house the light so that it is frenched into the end of the tail section that we had already started building.

I still have a lot of work to do on the tail section however I thought you all may enjoy getting to see how the tail light looks this evening.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/1518770_551672861583610_1981816811_o_zps5a3314d6.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/1518770_551672861583610_1981816811_o_zps5a3314d6.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/1537955_551672881583608_578496434_o_zps2a1695a8.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/1537955_551672881583608_578496434_o_zps2a1695a8.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/892014_551672924916937_191803104_o_zps5b4d1484.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/892014_551672924916937_191803104_o_zps5b4d1484.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/1493375_551672951583601_1949678521_o_zpsdc8c1bae.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/1493375_551672951583601_1949678521_o_zpsdc8c1bae.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: Habanero52 on Dec 28, 2013, 09:14:37
Super cool tail light frenching!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: bananaclip on Dec 28, 2013, 10:36:59
Love the flush mount!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 30, 2013, 16:55:55
I am very happy that you all like the tail light Brothers! Some of the engine parts including the pistons, gaskets, seals, etc. are here so I am going to take the engine out of the frame so I can start building it and I also have some more frame work that I would like to do so I took some photos of the tail on the bike for you all to see before I start taking her apart.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828716_zps19d90af6.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828716_zps19d90af6.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828714_zpsc400f24e.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828714_zpsc400f24e.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828712_zpsaf32bcf3.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828712_zpsaf32bcf3.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828715_zpscaaa29a3.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828715_zpscaaa29a3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: andycafe on Dec 30, 2013, 17:02:16
Another Awesome transformation taking place here  ;D I'm very envious of this, one day I would love to have a 2 dinger in my stable  8)
Title: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: gpfaster on Dec 31, 2013, 00:22:58
Digging that tail light.. Did something similar on my 650..
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: casi85 on Dec 31, 2013, 11:27:06
Looking good my friends! What is the plan for the good old license plate on this bike? They are ugly but required as we all know!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Dec 31, 2013, 21:48:15
We're still playing around with some ideas on the plate location. We might have to settle for a side mount but there are a couple of options we want to try out first. I'd rather not have anything interfere with the symmetry of the pipes....

Joe is doing an awesome job! As you know from your builds, there is a lot of "back and forth" that doesn't get posted. Joe is not opposed to "canning" something if it doesn't "fit" at the end of the day. This thing is really coming out nice IMO!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: Habanero52 on Jan 01, 2014, 12:47:46
I have an idea that you could use. It would make the plate look like it is suspended in mid air. You can buy a cheap goose-neck lamp for $10 at Walmart and use the goose-neck portion to mount the plate on. The goose-neck would obviously require that a bar with mounting holes be welded to the goose-neck to hold the plate. The other end of the goose-neck would require a washer welded to it so the whole assembly could be mounted to one of the shock mounting bolts.
If you want to discuss this give me a call and I can better explain it to you.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-LAMP2BS-COM-Mainstays-Gooseneck-Desk-Lamp-Brushed-Steel/21500120

If you remember, I am Carlos dad.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jan 02, 2014, 10:11:24
Thanks Habanero! The ideas that Joe and I want to try first will try to keep the plate "inside" the frame rails, probably where the stoneguards are now. That sounds like an interesting alternative if we go "side-mount" though.....
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: axeugene27 on Jan 06, 2014, 12:13:03
mounting it to the frame rails would be sweet i see some sport bikes with the recessed plate look  but i always think to myself that it just cant be legal.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: bradj on Jan 07, 2014, 03:45:11
Are those pipes mounted correct the silencers are way more spread than I've seen befor. Especially the clutch side
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jan 07, 2014, 09:43:30
Yeah, on the plate mounting, I have an understanding with the local cops. They pull me over a couple of times when something is illegal and then I change it.... lol
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Frenched LED Tail Light!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 07, 2014, 16:18:23
Thank You all for the compliments and support Brothers I know they mean a lot to me and Brother bluesmokey!

Trying to find a place to mount the tag where it will look nice is always hard for me however we are going to try a couple of different designs and see what we like the best. It would be cool if they would change tags from steel plates to patches so that we could just sew them on the back of our jackets! I would be happy to register all of my bikes on one cool patch that I could wear! Hahahaha!

Brother bradj the exhaust is just sitting on the bike in most of the photos on this build thread so that you all can get a basic idea of how the bike will look, a lot of the other parts are also on the bike the same way and all of the final adjustments will be made during final assembly after we paint, polish, and powder coat everything. I do not leave the exhaust pipes on the bike all of the time so that I can protect them from accidental damage and they are actually in a box right now, I set the exhaust on the bike when I need to check the clearance of parts we are building, working on, or adding like the kick stand, rear sets, chain, etc. 

I am working on the design for the seat pan and the battery box now so I will add some new photos soon!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Mounting The Battery Under The Tail Section!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 08, 2014, 21:38:15
The new battery is here so I cut a thin steel plate and welded it to the rear of the frame so that we can build a battery tray and mount the battery under the tail section, I am still talking to Brother Bluesmokey to see if we are going to mount the battery in a tray on top of the plate or counter sink a tray in the plate however I thought you all would enjoy a few new photos!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828717_zps86acc8eb.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828717_zps86acc8eb.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828718_zpsf8c1410c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828718_zpsf8c1410c.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828719_zpsfff9cc8c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828719_zpsfff9cc8c.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828720_zpsf5bc8f81.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828720_zpsf5bc8f81.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Mounting The Battery Under The Tail Section!
Post by: 03rangerxlt on Jan 09, 2014, 14:40:55
The lines of the bike just look so damn right!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Mounting The Battery Under The Tail Section!
Post by: casi85 on Jan 09, 2014, 17:12:06
This looks b e a utiful!!!! I love the idea of stitching a patch to your jacket with the license plate... although in my state they require the plate to be mounted the furthest to the rear of the bike as possible. Silly states, license plates are for tracking only, who needs that?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Frame Work & Battery Box!
Post by: joeyputt on Jan 15, 2014, 18:27:46
Thank You Brothers, I am very happy that you are enjoying this build!

I have been working on the frame some more this week, we decided to add another plate underneath of where the rider will sit on the tail section for extra support so I made the new plate and welded it flush with the top of the frame rails. I also built and welded in another small plate in front of the new rear fuel tank mounting bracket to add some strength to the frame rail that the top down tube is welded to and we may also be able to mount the new voltage regulator / rectifier on it if we have enough room. After I welded the new plates in I cut four pieces of half inch square tubing and built a battery box and welded it to the rear plate that we had already built for the battery platform. I am still working on a couple of different designs for a strap or bolt on bracket to hold the battery down however I thought you all may enjoy some new photos!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828726_zps71176e57.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828726_zps71176e57.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828727_zps906cd158.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828727_zps906cd158.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828722_zpsb9297c58.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828722_zpsb9297c58.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/2257828723_zps8b37205d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/2257828723_zps8b37205d.jpg.html)

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 05, 2014, 19:00:06
We are starting the engine build now that we do not need it in the frame to test fit other parts! The new Wiseco pistons, rings, wrist pins, clips, top rod needle bearings, etc. are already here and the new crank shaft, bearings, and rods are on the way so I split the engine cases to remove the old crank shaft. When I opened the engine cases I inspected the transmission and it is in beautiful condition so we will be able to clean it and use it however we will be installing new transmission seals and clutch plates. We are going to leave the natural aluminum finish on the engine cases so I started cleaning them so that I can assemble the bottom end of the engine when the new crank shaft gets here. I am still working on cleaning parts of the engine cases however I thought you all would enjoy some new photos!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine001_zps0d3db1bc.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine001_zps0d3db1bc.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine003_zps66a2f3c3.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine003_zps66a2f3c3.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine002_zpsda52c8cf.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine002_zpsda52c8cf.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine005_zps40232f38.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine005_zps40232f38.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine002_zps2e0df4ae.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine002_zps2e0df4ae.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine001_zps5a3c014c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine001_zps5a3c014c.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine009_zpsb3f8a6df.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine009_zpsb3f8a6df.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine003_zpsaa8ac681.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine003_zpsaa8ac681.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Redbird on Feb 05, 2014, 20:08:56
Cant wait to see this bike finished. Awesome build ;)

I'd like to add a little input if I may. Mounting the plate to the mudguard (in front of the wheel) is indeed illegal. AFAIK, DOT requires the the plate be mouted at the rearmost part of the bike for visability. Now some places enforce it more than others, so you may or may not get hassled.
And, to build on Habanaros gooseneck idea. In an effort to keep the lines clean while "showing it off", why not make the plate Hideaway while parked? If there's enough width and depth under the seatpan/subframe, you could fab up something similar to a drawer slider mounted under the tail.  Then you could stow the plate while parked, and slide it out while in motion.
I could photochop something up to illustrate it if you're intersted ;)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 05, 2014, 20:22:25
Thank You for the compliment Brother Redbird, it is always nice to hear that you are enjoying this build! I always love to hear other ideas and your design for the tag sounds cool! I am not sure if we will have enough room under the tail section as it may be close to the tire however I would love to see it!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Redbird on Feb 05, 2014, 20:26:33
Im outta town with work tonight,  but I'll be happy to work it up tomorrow evening when I'm home :D
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on Feb 06, 2014, 16:39:35
Great idea REDBIRD!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Bozz on Feb 06, 2014, 16:51:30
I like the telescoping plate mount idea.
When retracted the plate would be tucked up parallel with the under side of the tail.
Extended would drop the rear edge of the plate to a 35ish degree angle from it's stowed horizontal position.
What would be really trick would be to spring load the system so you would manually retract the plate/load the spring then cable actuate the release so you can operate it while seated on it.


Awesome work as usual, Joey!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Redbird on Feb 06, 2014, 20:49:00
First off, I have to say, I am not an engineer. I don't pretend to be one, I don't play one on TV, I'm not even blood related to one.
These are not design plans. These are not to scale. These are simply an idea "put to paper". Ok? Ok ;)

Here's about what I was talking about.
This would be the mount and plate Extended...
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Stuff/hidawayplate_zps17f335b1.jpg)

This would be stowed...
(shown for reference. The plate/mount assembly would be hidden under the seatpan)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Stuff/hidawayplate2_zpsf64559af.jpg)

And this would be a very rough sketch of the assembly...
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Stuff/hidawayplate3_zpse7a0821f.jpg)

The mount would slide out of the assembly so that the plate would be visible while riding, and stow invisibly under the seat while parked.
The hinge slot would have to be cut so as the plate would only rotate down to a certain angle, or a stop would have to be fabricated. A spring could be installed, and using the hinge pin as a fulcrum would keep tension on the plate bracket to keep it in the angled position. When retracted under the seat, a slight "kick up" on the plate bracket would hold the plate horizontal and off the tire.
I'm not sure what you could use for stops. Maybe cut a slot in the fixed portion of the assembly, and thread a bolt into the sliding portion of the assembly.
To extend from the stowed position, you would reach under the seatpan, grab the plate and pull out. Once out, the hinge/spring would lower the plate to the desired position for riding.
To stow from the extended position, you would lift the plate horizontal and push the sliding assembly forward. Concealing the plate under the seatpan.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: bradj on Feb 06, 2014, 20:59:33
I would make it a switch so the bike will not run unless the tag is out
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Redbird on Feb 06, 2014, 21:04:34
I was going to say, add a linear actuator to it so it extends and retracts automatically when the bike is running/off. But I didn't want to get too High Tech with my CAD (crayola aided design) drawing. :P
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2014, 08:36:44
you could mayebe use the switch and motor from a retractable antenna off a car, they were linked to ignitions and extended and retracted the antennas?  That would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! We Are Starting The Engine Build New Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on Feb 07, 2014, 11:12:57
I love the design Redbird!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Head Light And Mount!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 07, 2014, 18:04:32
This is what I love about being a member here, you all have so many creative ideas! I would love to build a bike where we all design and vote on what we would like, it could be the official Dotheton bike that was designed and built by all of the members here! I am not sure if we will have room under the tail of this motorcycle for that tag mount design however I will check and talk to Brother bluesmokey about it!

We decided that a bottom mount headlight would keep the front end of the bike really clean so I built a mount that bolts to the lower triple tree and mounted a head light I had here at the shop to see what it would look like!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine008_zpsa041a4dd.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine008_zpsa041a4dd.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine009_zpsdb8245e4.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine009_zpsdb8245e4.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine010_zps9c5810b7.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine010_zps9c5810b7.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine011_zps380a698d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine011_zps380a698d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Head Light And Mount!
Post by: MakiMoto on Feb 08, 2014, 10:44:24
Cool bike, i really like the frame and the headlight mount looks good too 8)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Head Light And Mount!
Post by: Maritime on Feb 08, 2014, 11:16:06
That looks great Joey.  Make sure it is rubber mounted somewhere so you dont eat bulbs from the vibrations lol.


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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Head Light And Mount!
Post by: casi85 on Feb 08, 2014, 12:14:46
This site has some of the most creative ideas...I just love it. The plate mount is an awesome idea!!! I wish I had that on my daily rider haha.

@Joe I would love to see a crowd sourced/voted bike build. Let's do it!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 10, 2014, 20:42:48
Thank You all for the compliments Brothers, as always they mean more to me than you will ever know! Brother Casi85 I would love to build a Dotheton bike that was designed by all of the members here so we are going to have to start that build very soon!

The factory crankshaft that was in this engine needed rebuilding however instead of rebuilding it Brother bluesmokey ordered this awesome Vito's racing crankshaft! This is a stock stroke crankshaft however it is 1 1/2 pounds lighter than a factory crankshaft and it has a keyed center shaft!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350CrankShaftampGSXR750CylinderHead004_zps9148e731.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350CrankShaftampGSXR750CylinderHead004_zps9148e731.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: highlux on Feb 10, 2014, 23:39:26
How come it's been well over a year on this build?  Was there a delay?
Any idea on when it will be done?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: highlux on Feb 10, 2014, 23:59:28
Oh I see now its been mocked up it's in final assembly now...my bad.   

A chore to read it all in one sitting....but well worth it!!!  Sweet build.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: bradj on Feb 11, 2014, 22:57:11
Joe  would you pm me a ball park of what that crank set you guys back if i can swing it i want one
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 11, 2014, 23:22:21
I just sent you some information about the crankshaft Brother bradj
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Feb 13, 2014, 12:48:19
Hi Joey,

Great, interesting build!  I am about to start on my RD, it won't be as far out as yours though.  Would you mind also sending me the price for this crank.

Brian
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: 50gary on Feb 13, 2014, 15:51:29
There listed as $399.95 on the Vito Performance site.  I spoke with them yesterday, nice folks.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: clem on Feb 14, 2014, 21:55:25
Joe, just curious as to what you thought about the crank as far as quality. When you get it spinner ng over I'd like to hear some feedback on that too. Doesn't Vito's do banshee stuff?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: johnu on Feb 14, 2014, 22:20:15
There listed as $399.95 on the Vito Performance site.  I spoke with them yesterday, nice folks.
  Cheers, 50gary

Finally the "secret" is revealed.  What's with all the cloak and dagger stuff over a crankshaft, of course we all wanted to know what it cost!  And that price sounds very reasonable for what looks like a great piece of kit :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: 50gary on Feb 15, 2014, 00:49:09
These guys don't live too far from moi.  No secret, they have a nice web site public knowledge.  I agree, for the quality it's a good price IMO.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: bradj on Feb 15, 2014, 07:33:27
Yea clem there huge in the banshee world and all the vito stuff ive ever bought has been top notch im just shocked there making air kooled stuff :)
Title: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: SONIC. on Feb 15, 2014, 14:40:17
Yea clem there huge in the banshee world and all the vito stuff ive ever bought has been top notch im just shocked there making air kooled stuff :)
If only they made a 400 crank
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: bradj on Feb 15, 2014, 14:51:35
if the sell 10mm stroker cranks for banshees and they sell rd350 cranks ill bet a a phone call would get a rd400 crank they got the parts
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: 50gary on Feb 15, 2014, 20:36:39
The fellow told me they were working on a 400 crank next.  It's great to see support for vintage bikes, shows there is a market.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 04, 2014, 20:24:45
Brother clem as far as quality the castings all look very nice and after test fitting it everything looks perfect, I love that this crankshaft has a keyed center shaft and that it is lighter than a factory crankshaft!

Brother johnu there was never a secret about this crankshaft, I wrote that it was from Vito's and I posted a photo of the box that it came in for you all!

Most of the engine parts are here so I test fit the crankshaft, transmission, and seals today!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350CrankshaftampTransmission001_zps4c66d2ab.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350CrankshaftampTransmission001_zps4c66d2ab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: johnu on Mar 05, 2014, 13:58:54
Brother clem as far as quality the castings all look very nice and after test fitting it everything looks perfect, I love that this crankshaft has a keyed center shaft and that it is lighter than a factory crankshaft!

Brother johnu there was never a secret about this crankshaft, I wrote that it was from Vito's and I posted a photo of the box that it came in for you all!

Most of the engine parts are here so I test fit the crankshaft, transmission, and seals today!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350CrankshaftampTransmission001_zps4c66d2ab.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350CrankshaftampTransmission001_zps4c66d2ab.jpg.html)

I'm just giving you guys a hard time with all of the "pm me the cost etc" all of us 2 strokes boys want to know the details (aka the price) ;)   The crank assy looks awesome and seems like the price is a bargain.  Nice work, keep it up :)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 05, 2014, 19:26:13
Everything is cool Brother johnu, I try to post information about most of the parts we use on our builds so that other people that are interested in using the same parts can find them easily however I can also start adding links to the parts if you all would like me to!

I installed the crankshaft, transmission, and the new seals into the bottom engine case, sealed the cases with Yamabond 4, and bolted the cases together today!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: bradj on Mar 06, 2014, 02:10:16
Ahhhhh why you guys keeping the 350 trans ??? ??? i figured to longer legged 400 gear set would find its way in to the mix (it will never be eazier). with that new lite crank being well suited to big rpm your high rpm pipes. your gonna run outta pull mechanicly way befor the pipes really start to work and look foward to constant shifting. just seems like a handycap.
Eatherway I would take that 40 year old plastic tach gear outta there too befor it blows apart but that just me. motor looks great though
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 06, 2014, 11:22:08
Brother Bradj this is going to be a street engine so the factory transmission should help give us the reliability that we would like and this transmission is one of the nicest factory condition transmissions that I have ever seen. I almost removed all of the engines internal tachometer drive parts as Brother bluesmokey already told me that he is not going to run a tach however I left them in the engine just in case he decides to add one later on, I could remove just the plastic gear if he would like to so I will talk to him about it. I talked to a friend of mine yesterday who has a RD125, a RD350, and a lot of RD parts that he is going to sell so if you or anyone else here is interested in them please let me know!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: teazer on Mar 06, 2014, 14:24:58
Just a few random thoughts:

How on earth do you get those parts so clean Joe?.  Amazing work as always.

Tach is important on an RD to avoid revving too high especially with JL pipes and light crank. That crank will still break if it's revved too high too often.  Even our TZ cranks crack and fail if we rev them too high.

Tacho nylon gears are fine.  They rarely break and are available from MeadSpeed in the UK if they do.  I prefer an electronic tacho and typically take all the tacho drive stuff off.

RD 400 Transmission has better spaced gears than a 6 speed 350 and work well on a stock or tuned motor, but for a bike that's not ridden to the limit, a 350 trans will be fine.

Don't abuse it and it will all be fine.  I just like to see the shift light come on just before I change gears and tend to assume that others also like to stretch the throttle wire.  If not, the risks are lower, but what fun is there in that?  ;-)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 06, 2014, 17:55:07
Brother Teazer I was hoping that you were still watching this build! You always comment on how clean my engine builds are and your compliments truly mean a lot to me! As for cleaning the parts for the engine builds I still wash almost all of the parts by hand with soap and water and I use a wire wheel on a bench grinder to clean all of the bolts, nuts, washers, etc. I have a large cast iron sink in the shop that I put a piece of expanded metal on top of to set the parts on while I wash them and the faucet pulls out so I can rinse everything. I also have a tv on the work bench next to the sink so I can put a movie in to watch while I wash parts! Hahahaha!

Brother bluesmokey is thinking about running electronic gauges on the bike if he decides to have gauges. I have always thought it would be a cool idea to run a Digatron tach like the ones we use on our racing karts on a bike engine and they have them with a tach, cylinder head temperature gauge, lap timers, etc. all built into one digital gauge box. The Digatron systems are battery powered and they are very easy to connect to the engine as you just zip tie or tape the tach wire to the outside of the spark plug wire and the cylinder head temperature wire has a ring that goes under the spark plug. Have you ever used any of their products? We have had them on the karts for years however they now have motorcycle models available as well. Here is a link to some of their products http://www.digatronusa.com/products.shtml

This transmission truly is one of the nicest factory condition transmissions that I have ever seen so hopefully it will be reliable and last a long time, I am sure that Brother bluesmokey will want to rev her up and play some however I also know that he will take good care of her!

You know I always value your knowledge and experience so thank you for taking the time to write my friend!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: johnu on Mar 07, 2014, 12:32:35
That's what I like to see, the info and link to the Digitron is awesome :)  I use to race shifter karts (250 Rotax) but we never had data logging back then just tacho and water temp!  I might look into one of those Digitrons for my T500.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: teazer on Mar 07, 2014, 23:17:07
Digi's have come a long way over the years.  They look pretty good now with expanded functionality.

Our first data logger was an old Aim Sport Mychron (?) that we still use to measure CHT/EGT - have to choose which, and as a shift light.  I love the row of lights that progressively light up but it's two big yellow boxes so it's not elegant or subtle..

On the Phat Trakka there's O2, TPS, EGT, CHT, RPM, MAP and acceleration logged to an SD data card.  I think I'll try something more cost effective next time - maybe a Danmoto or Koso just for a change.  I'd like to use a Motogadget but that will have to await until the winning lottery ticket heads my way.

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Lightweight Racing Crankshaft!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 08, 2014, 21:25:00
Brother johnu my Dad and my Aunt raced road course karts back in the 1960's then me and my Brother Jason raced speedway karts for several years in the 1990's, I love karts man and I am hoping that I will be able to build a racing kart track soon!

Brother Teazer the Digatron gauges really are nice, when we first started racing karts we used a Digatron DT6E single display gauge that had a tach and cylinder head temperature gauge however they have gauges now that have four displays that are very nice! Mychron is still making some very nice gauges as well!

Here are a couple links to the gauges! Digatron four display with CHT, EGT, Tack, Mph http://www.magnaracing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37_97_117&products_id=392&zenid=29bbcd84a94749ac8c731d09c3931a41 and here is a link to some of the Mychron products http://www.aimsports.com/

I worked on the engine some more and added the rotor, generator, points, clutch push rod, front sprocket, shifter shaft seal, crankshaft drive gear,  plates, idler gear, and the kick starter assembly!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Cylinder Head Speed Holes!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 13, 2014, 22:02:29
We decided to cut some speed holes on the outside fin of each cylinder head so I started working on them today! I cut four one inch holes that are spaced a half inch apart with the two center holes a quarter inch lower than the other two holes. After I finish cutting the speed holes in the other cylinder head we are going to powder coat them both gloss black and polish all of the cooling fin edges and the sides where we cut the speed holes!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Cylinder%20Heads/RD350CylinderHead004_zpsf64a316a.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Cylinder%20Heads/RD350CylinderHead004_zpsf64a316a.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Cylinder Head Speed Holes!
Post by: 50gary on Mar 14, 2014, 00:47:35
I'm not a big fan of holes in cooling fins as I think they work in reverse I.E. reducing mass and surface that sink away the heat.  However I would have cut your stylish "7" logo in each head.  Now that would be cool!
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Cylinder Head Speed Holes!
Post by: Green199 on Mar 14, 2014, 07:55:45
Ohh that will look fantastic joe!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Cylinder Head Speed Holes!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 14, 2014, 19:27:07
Brother 50gary our number seven logo would definitely look cool on an engine!

Thank You Brother Green199, I am happy that you are enjoying this build!

I sanded the edge of the cooling fins today and I also started to smooth the outside of the fin where we cut the speed holes!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Cylinder Head Speed Holes!
Post by: Habanero52 on Apr 03, 2014, 21:01:46
Those heads are awesome!!! Once again you raised the bar.
Great job brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Powder Coated Rims With Stainless Spokes!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 13, 2014, 22:01:19
Thank You Brother Habanero52, your compliments always mean a lot to me my friend!

We sent a lot of the parts for the bike to be powder coated and it took longer than we thought it would to complete them however we received them today so I started to assemble the front rim this afternoon with a new set of Buchanan stainless steel spokes! Most of you know that I love before and after photos so I included a photo that shows what the rim looked like before I took it apart and a few photos of how the parts and front rim look today!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Powder%20Coating/RD350PowderCoating003_zps643a102c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Powder%20Coating/RD350PowderCoating003_zps643a102c.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Powder Coated Rims With Stainless Spokes!
Post by: Habanero52 on Apr 14, 2014, 08:54:19
Before and After are always great!!!!
The rim looks super cool.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Powder Coated Rims With Stainless Spokes!
Post by: cb400f caferacer on Apr 14, 2014, 11:24:42
Great work on the rims! love the before n after!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Powder Coated Rims With Stainless Spokes!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 14, 2014, 14:47:15
Love the rims, what widths did you go with?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Powder Coated Rims With Stainless Spokes!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 14, 2014, 20:56:07
Thank You for the compliments Brothers and I am very happy that you all enjoy the before and after photos! Brother CarbsAndCylinders we are using the factory rims with new spokes.

I assembled the rear rim with a set of Buchanan stainless steel spokes this afternoon so I took a few photos to share with you all! 

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Powder%20Coating/RD350Rims005_zps6a0a3dcf.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Powder%20Coating/RD350Rims005_zps6a0a3dcf.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! Powder Coated Rims With Stainless Spokes!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Apr 14, 2014, 21:15:16
This is the best time of the build man! She's going to start getting "real Purdy" now! lol

Nice work!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photos Of Handlebar Controls, Brake Plate, Etc.!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 15, 2014, 20:00:06
I agree Brother bluesmokey, making everything pretty and starting some of the final assembly is always one of my favorite parts of a build!

I started cleaning some of the hardware today and assembling some more of the parts that we just had powder coated including the handlebar controls!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate006_zps5d046d6c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate006_zps5d046d6c.jpg.html)

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(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate002_zps4967dc70.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate002_zps4967dc70.jpg.html)

I had planned on sharing a photo of the new billet top triple tree that Brother bluesmokey ordered with this photo of the factory lower triple tree that we had powder coated however the holes for the fork tubes are the incorrect size so I will post a new photo of it when we get a replacement for the one that is here.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate003_zps39e70738.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate003_zps39e70738.jpg.html)

We have a lot of new parts here for the bike including these new brake shoes so I cleaned all the hardware, the shaft, and the brake lever and installed them all on the brake plate.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate008_zps70b2e21c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate008_zps70b2e21c.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate010_zpsa1b9e1e7.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate010_zpsa1b9e1e7.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate004_zps4380df64.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate004_zps4380df64.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate007_zpsfba73cb9.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate007_zpsfba73cb9.jpg.html)

We also had the rear brake plate bracket and the chain adjusters powder coated so I thought you all may enjoy a photo of them as well!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate011_zpse0c24911.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350cliponsampbrakeplate011_zpse0c24911.jpg.html)

 

 
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! NHK Precision Racing Steering Damper!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 16, 2014, 20:11:49
Brother bluesmokey ordered a very nice fast from the past 34mm fork tube clamp mount and a beautiful NHK Precision racing steering damper so I worked on mounting them to the frame today! The fork clamp has a perfect fit for the RD350 fork tube and I was able to drill a hole in the new steel plate that I had already added to the frame so that we could bolt the rear clamps mounting stud to the frame.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Steering%20Damper/RD350SteeringStabilizer001_zps2fcdd8a9.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Steering%20Damper/RD350SteeringStabilizer001_zps2fcdd8a9.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Steering%20Damper/RD350SteeringStabilizer002_zps1346e1f7.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Steering%20Damper/RD350SteeringStabilizer002_zps1346e1f7.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Steering%20Damper/RD350SteeringStabilizer004_zpseaf394db.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Steering%20Damper/RD350SteeringStabilizer004_zpseaf394db.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! NHK Precision Racing Steering Damper!
Post by: casi85 on Apr 17, 2014, 09:26:09
Love me some powder! the color scheme for all the metal parts is a great detail... nice work Joe and Bluesmokey!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Cylinder Head, Cylinder, & Wiseco Piston!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 17, 2014, 22:30:30
It is always nice to hear that you are still enjoying this build Brother casi85!

We had the cylinders for the RD350 engine bored to 65mm to fit the new Wiseco forged racing pistons and I started sanding and filing the edges of the cooling fins on the cylinder head and the cylinder for the left side of the engine! I should be able to add a new photo of the cylinder head and the cylinder for the right side of the engine tomorrow!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350engine002_zpsc9eeef63.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350engine002_zpsc9eeef63.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Cylinder Head, Cylinder, & Wiseco Piston!
Post by: Redbird on Apr 17, 2014, 23:19:24
Lookin Good ;)

Just an observation... I mounted my steering damper similarly, but on the left. That way, if necessary, I could adjust "on the fly" without having to let go of the throttle ;)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Photo Of Cylinder Head, Cylinder, & Wiseco Piston!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Apr 18, 2014, 22:06:56
Redbird, we decided to mount the stabilizer on the right b/c we are mounting an identical clamp to the left side and incorporating a small mirror. I'm also lazy and I expect the stabilizer to be essentially "set it and forget it"!!! LOL

Thanks for following the build and for the input. I am happy to finally see it all start coming together!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 21, 2014, 21:12:18
I am still working on the edges of the cooling fins and the stator cover however I thought it would be nice to set the cylinder heads, the cylinders, and the engines side covers that we had powder coated on the engine with the new stainless steel engine bolt set that Brother bluesmokey sent! The final assembly of the engine will be done in the frame however I thought you all would enjoy some photos of the parts on the engine! 

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine_zps3101574b.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine_zps3101574b.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine2_zps4e00a4e0.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine2_zps4e00a4e0.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine3_zps1fdeb3ed.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine3_zps1fdeb3ed.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine4_zpsf80589d4.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine4_zpsf80589d4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 21, 2014, 21:16:04
Your engine looks fantastic!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: 50gary on Apr 21, 2014, 22:28:42
Brother Joe, that's impressive.
  Cheers, 50gary
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: stroker crazy on Apr 21, 2014, 22:42:16
A Yamaha two-stroke twin is always a thing of beauty!

This one especially so.

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: Harley05 on Apr 22, 2014, 00:48:15
Who powder coated that? It looks amazing!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: johnu on Apr 22, 2014, 11:41:03
Looks wicked, love the cylinders and heads.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on Apr 22, 2014, 20:03:16
WOW!!!!!!!!
You keep raising the bar Brother!
Outstanding.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: Harley05 on Apr 23, 2014, 03:43:55
I have a engine I would like you to build for me can you build any engine? You do amazing work
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: clem on Apr 23, 2014, 21:14:26
Those cylinders and those heads look factory fresh. That is some killer work man.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: Floegstad on Apr 24, 2014, 18:38:21
Those cylinders and those heads look factory fresh. That is some killer work man.

+1
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Build! New Engine Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Apr 24, 2014, 21:08:05
Joe, I couldn't be happier with how the build is going! We seem to like the same styles and the collaboration has been fantastic! Great job man!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! Body Work And Paint!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 30, 2014, 16:32:58
Thank You all for your compliments, I could never put into words how much your support for this build truly means to me! Brother bluesmokey I am really enjoying working with you and I am very honored that you put your trust in me for this build!

My Brother Jason who is the best painter I know drove 900 miles to do the body work on and paint the tank, tail, and frame for the RD350, a lot of you have already seen how nice his work is as he painted the tank, side cover, and oil tank for Brother Casi85's Bridgestone restoration. We have been talking with Brother bluesmokey a lot and we decided to paint the tank a beautiful classic root beer color with black panels on the side and the tail section and frame will both be the solid root beer color!

I was never very happy with the rear tank mount that I built and I had concerns that the vibrations of the two stroke engine could cause the tank to crack where we had the mount welded to the tank so I removed the one I built and decided to build a new box section on the front of the tail section that fits in the tunnel of the fuel tank for the tank to rest on. I am working on adding additional layers of fiberglass to strengthen the tail section today so that it will be ready for paint however I thought you all may like to see the new rear tank mount!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/1496659_610011959083033_4377880356101794666_n_zpsa1560241.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/1496659_610011959083033_4377880356101794666_n_zpsa1560241.jpg.html)

My Brother Jason has been working on stripping the old paint from the tank, after he removed the original paint he etched and sealed the outside of the tank with AutoPrep Pretreatment Wipes to protect it from corrosion. There were a couple low spots on the top of the tank and a few dings that needed repaired so he has been working on smoothing the tank while I am adding the new layers of fiberglass to the tail!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10330456_610135335737362_924977181257071917_n_zps52188b95.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10330456_610135335737362_924977181257071917_n_zps52188b95.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/1620353_610132979070931_4336905240355872066_n_zps21c5c84f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/1620353_610132979070931_4336905240355872066_n_zps21c5c84f.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10176100_610133632404199_5489390764402899493_n_zps5a2a225d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10176100_610133632404199_5489390764402899493_n_zps5a2a225d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! The Tank Is Painted!
Post by: joeyputt on May 02, 2014, 21:43:01
Brother bluesmokey decided that he would like a nice classic root beer color for the paint so my Brother Jason painted the tank with this Beautiful Starburst Whole Earth base coat and he painted panels on the sides of the tank with 1953 GMC Black that we added some pearl to! We added a nice silver pinstripe between the two colors and a smaller gold accent stripe that matches the metallic in the paint! Here are some photos for you all to enjoy that show how the tank looks with the first few coats of clear on it! 

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10330252_612166325534263_7534611171443807875_n_zps7028733d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10330252_612166325534263_7534611171443807875_n_zps7028733d.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10177260_612166302200932_3546917253070224925_n_zpsc961b3e3.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10177260_612166302200932_3546917253070224925_n_zpsc961b3e3.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10333749_612166255534270_7084802469508857602_o_zps9e38af17.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10333749_612166255534270_7084802469508857602_o_zps9e38af17.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10254031_612166205534275_768032996723849753_n_zps026d9c27.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10254031_612166205534275_768032996723849753_n_zps026d9c27.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/1656431_612166145534281_3331737359527998683_n_zps3ce28188.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/1656431_612166145534281_3331737359527998683_n_zps3ce28188.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10273650_612166095534286_5984024240022602933_n_zps6c18c440.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10273650_612166095534286_5984024240022602933_n_zps6c18c440.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/IMG_20140502_125710_485_zps647c477d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/IMG_20140502_125710_485_zps647c477d.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10325265_612166008867628_4199047903219539585_n_zps7b2b5cde.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10325265_612166008867628_4199047903219539585_n_zps7b2b5cde.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! The Tank Is Painted!
Post by: Floegstad on May 03, 2014, 05:47:22
Nice paint  ;)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! The Tank Is Painted!
Post by: HerrDeacon on May 03, 2014, 06:40:24
Love it, looks great. Nice colour choice. Reminds me of the colour of my father's old Impala he had when I was a kid.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! The Tank Is Painted!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on May 03, 2014, 16:23:31
Nice paint  ;)

+1
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! The Tank Is Painted!
Post by: Harley05 on May 03, 2014, 16:36:21
Wow that tank looks great!! I want him to paint mine and did he do the powder coat also I would like him to paint mine and if he powder coated the engine cases I would like him to do that and you build my bike! Can you do that?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! The Tank Is Painted!
Post by: joeyputt on May 03, 2014, 16:44:54
Thank You all for your compliments, they truly mean a lot to us! Brother Harley05 I sent you two emails here on Dotheton however I have not heard back from you, please send me your telephone number.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on May 03, 2014, 20:07:12
I finished adding more layers of fiberglass to the tail section to give it more strength so my Brother Jason finished getting it smooth and painted it with the Starburst Whole Earth paint to match the tank! Dad sanded the swingarm and smoothed around the new stud that I welded on for the custom chain guard that we built so Jason also painted the swingarm and chain guard to match the tank and tail section!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10314611_612754015475494_3065342683153201564_n_zpsf41e2599.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10314611_612754015475494_3065342683153201564_n_zpsf41e2599.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10153709_612753968808832_8687111177346746819_n_zpsea4c89e0.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10153709_612753968808832_8687111177346746819_n_zpsea4c89e0.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/1900199_612753912142171_3584305569977215678_o_zps4c3a3486.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/1900199_612753912142171_3584305569977215678_o_zps4c3a3486.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10154290_612754105475485_3200621761649201855_n_zps9e111b69.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10154290_612754105475485_3200621761649201855_n_zps9e111b69.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on May 04, 2014, 16:23:41
Joe, I love it! I can't wait to see that beautiful engine dropped into that RootBeer colored frame! This thing is going to be one clean looking ride.

What a top notch cafe racer!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on May 04, 2014, 18:20:34
I am very happy that you like the paint work Brother bluesmokey! I am working on finishing a few small things on the frame so we can smooth and paint it so hopefully we will all be able to see the engine in the frame very soon! I love this color, the metal flakes in the paint really catch the sunlight and then it is a nice darker root beer color in the shade! Here are some photos of the tank and tail together that show the color difference in the sun and in the shade!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10336829_613262688757960_5457293250491029565_n_zps60b78524.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10336829_613262688757960_5457293250491029565_n_zps60b78524.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10155871_613262668757962_7551613899638332410_n_zps8cebe4ba.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10155871_613262668757962_7551613899638332410_n_zps8cebe4ba.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10259000_613262635424632_6100907462152460127_n_zps7c4e9b5c.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10259000_613262635424632_6100907462152460127_n_zps7c4e9b5c.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Paint/10313433_613262595424636_2065559073864707312_n_zps0052cf5b.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Paint/10313433_613262595424636_2065559073864707312_n_zps0052cf5b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: Joon-yah on May 05, 2014, 11:46:05
Hell yeah!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: Floegstad on May 05, 2014, 13:50:37
AWESOME!! :D
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: Chuck.leis on May 06, 2014, 09:01:36
Wow...  Just wow.   Top notch.  Following along for sure.  Was a little skeptical about that side rail at first, but it really does add a cool line to the bike. Your attention to detail and super clean work is impressive.  Can't wait to see the finished product!  You're a lucky guy, bluesmokey! 
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: Tijmen on May 06, 2014, 09:11:51
Top notch for sure! Keep working your magic, don't want to miss this.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Paint Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on May 06, 2014, 12:48:53
Beautiful paint job!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Front Suspension Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on May 21, 2014, 19:25:33
Thank You all for your compliments Brothers, as always they mean more to all of us than you will ever know! I assembled the front end today so I took some new photos for you all to enjoy!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350SteeringStabilizer003_zps85d9c2c1.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350SteeringStabilizer003_zps85d9c2c1.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350CL450001_zpse6721696.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350CL450001_zpse6721696.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350CL450002_zps87f4cb7d.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350CL450002_zps87f4cb7d.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350CL450003_zpscd1f3278.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/RD350CL450003_zpscd1f3278.jpg.html)

 

 

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Front Suspension Photos!
Post by: Maritime on May 22, 2014, 08:30:43
Nice work as always Joe.  That colour pops in the sun!  any thoughts on decals on the sides of the tank. I think simple tuning forks may look just right if you did them in the same colour as the pinstripes maybe.

Cheers,

maritime
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Front Suspension Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on May 22, 2014, 19:09:17
Are you smiling in that photo? Holy cow!!!!!
Great job brother!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Front & Rear Suspension Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 11, 2014, 21:23:42
Thank You Brother Maritime! I believe we are going to leave the sides of the tank clean for now however we do have a couple new pieces on the way for the bike that have the Yamaha tuning forks engraved in them!

Brother Habanero52 I normally smile a lot however we take most of our photos at the end of the day when I am tired! I will make sure to smile more for you in new photos! Hahahaha!

I installed new All Balls bearings and seals in the front hub, rear hub, and the sprocket plate and installed the rims in the front forks and rear swingarm so I can start truing them and I took a couple photos for you all to enjoy!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Front & Rear Suspension Photos!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jun 17, 2014, 12:08:18
Looks great.  What size rims did you use?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 "Black & Tan" Build! New Front & Rear Suspension Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 18, 2014, 23:17:57
Brother CarbsAndCylinders the rims and hubs are original we had them powder coated and then rebuilt them with new stainless Buchanan spokes and new All Balls brand bearings and seals. I am very happy that you like the way they look! I am almost finished truing the rims so I should be able to post new photos with the new Avon tires, tubes, and rim bands mounted in a few days. We had a delay on completing the frame so we can paint it due to fitment issues with the original billet triple tree design so I am waiting for the new billet triple tree to get here so I can mount the front end to the frame and build the new steering stops. Once we paint the frame the bike should go together pretty fast so I will be posting a lot of new photos very soon!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Avon Front Tire!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 19, 2014, 19:48:37
I finished truing the front rim so I mounted the new Avon 90/90-18 Road Rider tire, Kenda tube, and a new rim band!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Avon Rear Tire!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 26, 2014, 22:49:52
I also finished truing the rear rim so I mounted the new Avon 110\80V18 Road Rider tire, Michelin tube, and a new rim band!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The New Voltage Regulator And Rectifier Are Mounted!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 27, 2014, 20:41:39
Brother Bluesmokey74 sent a new voltage regulator and a new rectifier so I worked on mounting them today! We had a nice space under the rear of the fuel tank where I had already welded a new plate to the frame so I decided to mount the voltage regulator there and I welded a new tab to the rear of the bracket for the ignition coils to mount the rectifier to. I had originally planned on trying to mount them under the tail however there is not enough room there and they should cool better where we have them now, we will also be able to run the wiring under the top frame plate to keep the bike really clean looking!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The New Voltage Regulator And Rectifier Are Mounted!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jun 27, 2014, 21:54:50
Looks great Joe! I know you are just as anxious as I am to get your hands on that new triple tree! All of these little details will finally all come together in what promises to be a bad ass RD! I can't wait to see the final "roller" start to come together!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Ignition Switch Mount In The Front Of The Frame!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 28, 2014, 19:15:48
I am very happy that you like how we mounted the voltage regulator and the rectifier Brother bluesmokey74! The new triple tree is going to be awesome and I can not wait to paint the frame so we can start putting her together!

I worked on building the mount for the ignition switch today, we decided to mount the switch on the front of the frame to help keep the bike really clean! I removed the original mounting bracket from the ignition switch and found a nice bearing race that fit the outside of the switch so I built a steel plate that fits the front of the frame and welded the bearing race to the plate. Once I welded the bearing race to the plate I test fit the plate to the frame with the ignition switch and welded the plate to the front of the frame!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Ignition Switch Mount In The Front Of The Frame!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jun 28, 2014, 19:30:32
I always enjoy getting a message from DTT that my thread has been updated.

There's always something cool going on when I check it out.
 
Joe when you said you were going to work on the ignition switch this weekend, I had no idea you were going to make such a nice piece out of it! This is the stuff some other builders just slap on the bike as an after-thought.

You my friend, have an incredible attention to detail!! This thing is going to be something special!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Ignition Switch Mount In The Front Of The Frame!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 28, 2014, 19:33:20
Thank You Brother, I am truly honored to be working with you on such a special project so it is the very least I can do to try and make her as nice as we can!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Billet Triple Tree New Bodywork, Suspension, And Rims Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 15, 2014, 14:41:43
We had a delay as the first two billet triple trees that we ordered from another vendor were machined incorrectly however Brother Bluesmokey found this awesome billet triple tree from Demon Speed that was delivered yesterday and it is a perfect fit! I had already finished most of the frame work including boxing in the new rear shock mounts that I built, etc. however I have been waiting for the new triple tree to arrive as it lowers the front end so that I could test fit the bodywork, suspension, rims, etc. one more time before we paint the frame to check the clearance between the clip ons and the fuel tank and I also wanted to check the kick stands mount angle, etc. Everything looks good so I can go ahead and finish welding and smoothing the frame and she will be ready for paint! We are going to paint the frame with the Starburst Whole Earth color that we used on the tank, tail, and swingarm! I took some photos while I had all the parts on the frame for you all to enjoy so you can get a basic idea of how she will look!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Building A New Seat Pan With Tail Section Mounting Studs!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 23, 2014, 23:51:04
Today I worked on the seat pan and mounting system for the tail section some more, we are building a fiberglass seat pan for the tail section and I built in mounting studs that bolt the tail section to the frame as well. The two studs that I put in the bottom of the seat pan go through the tail section and the steel plate that I added to the top of the frame. With this design to remove the fuel tank and the tail section you would only have to remove the fuel lines and the two nuts on the bottom of the studs as the seat pan will hold the tail section down and the tail section holds the fuel tank down! I also added a nut to the back of the seat pan so that we can bolt the rear of the seat pan to the tail section to hold the back of the seat down against the tail section. Now that I have drilled all of the holes and mounted the studs and nut in the seat pan I can add additional layers of fiberglass and it will be ready for the new upholstery!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Building A New Seat Pan With Tail Section Mounting Studs!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jul 27, 2014, 22:52:49
Beautiful and super clean and functional. Nice job Joe!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Building A New Seat Pan With Tail Section Mounting Studs!
Post by: raptormeat on Aug 24, 2014, 18:08:57
updates? if it were done, BOTM nominee for sure
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Building A New Seat Pan With Tail Section Mounting Studs!
Post by: joeyputt on Aug 28, 2014, 17:16:42
Thank You for the compliment Brother raptormeat! It would be a great honor to have the RD350 nominated for BOTM!

I have been working on finishing the frame work, I built new steel gussets to go where the front down tubes meet the new side frame rails and a new brace to go between the lower rear engine mounts and welded them all into place. I also added a new brace to the back of the kick stand mount and finished all of the welding on the frame so it is being smoothed and painted right now! As soon as the paint work is completed on the frame I am going to start the final assembly of the bike so I will be adding a lot of new photos for you all to enjoy very soon!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 04, 2014, 23:57:52
The frame was painted yesterday and we got it back to the shop today! I still have a lot of detail work to do before I am happy with the finish however I thought you all may enjoy some new photos!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 05, 2014, 00:27:09
Here is one more photo of the frame here at the shop today, my Daughter Jessica said this is her favorite photo of the frame so I thought I would share it as well!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: Maritime on Sep 05, 2014, 08:45:54
WOW, like liquid chocolate.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 05, 2014, 21:41:15
It is a very pretty color Brother Maritime!

I installed the front suspension, Paolo Tarozzi clip ons, front rim, etc. and the rear set mounts, rear swingarm, rear shocks, chain guard, and rear rim yesterday. Today I shimmed the swingarm and my Brother Daniel and my Daughter Jessica were both here so they helped me install the bottom end of the engine in the frame!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Painted%20Frame/IMG_4089_zpsed93d72f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Painted%20Frame/IMG_4089_zpsed93d72f.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Sep 06, 2014, 09:11:02
Now that all the parts are in, I'm so looking forward to seeing this master piece come together! Super nice job Joe. These final stages are when all of your attention to detail will truly show!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: 1sttimer on Sep 06, 2014, 10:01:08

It is a very pretty color Brother Maritime!

I installed the front suspension, Paolo Tarozzi clip ons, front rim, etc. and the rear set mounts, rear swingarm, rear shocks, chain guard, and rear rim yesterday. Today I shimmed the swingarm and my Brother Daniel and my Daughter Jessica were both here so they helped me install the bottom end of the engine in the frame!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Painted%20Frame/IMG_4089_zpsed93d72f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Painted%20Frame/IMG_4089_zpsed93d72f.jpg.html)

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Wow great work man!  I'm still trying to figure out how you got the bottom end in there!  Do you tilt and then drop in from the top?  I have a hard enough time not scratching powder coat putting an engine in normally haha.


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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: Habanero52 on Sep 06, 2014, 20:56:23
This looks awesome brother!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: meteoric on Sep 06, 2014, 23:01:20
I went to see Brother Joe's shop to drop a project he's doing for me. Saw this bike in person. Pictures are great but it's even better looking in person!


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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 08, 2014, 14:25:14
Thank You for the compliment Brother 1sttimer! When I designed the new side rails for this frame I left enough room for the bottom end of the engine to go in the frame underneath of them. We installed the engine from the left side below the new frame rails, the front engine mounts on the frame and on the engine are curved so we align the mounts so that the top frame mount aligns with the curve below the top mount on the engine and make sure the lower rear engine mount is just above the lower rear frame mount and the bottom end goes straight in from the side and drops into place!

Thank You Brother Habanero52, as always your compliments mean more to me than you know!

Brother Meteoric it was very nice to have you here at the shop! I could never Thank You enough for your compliments and for putting your trust in us for your build, I know we will both enjoy working together on your project as well! 
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: DaddysGirlForLIfe on Sep 08, 2014, 22:11:43
Not trying to brag or anything, guy.. But I helped put in the swing arm and the engine. Being the mechanic's daughter has it perks (: That's for sure. Thanks for all the wonderful comments and support. It means a lot to me and my dad! -Jessica
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: JohnGoFast on Sep 09, 2014, 12:07:11
Dang Joe, you must be a pretty stellar dad for your daughter to pick a screen name like that.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: DaddysGirlForLIfe on Sep 09, 2014, 21:30:32
To JohnGoFast, yeah he's pretty great and I love him to death!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Frame Is Painted!
Post by: Habanero52 on Sep 09, 2014, 21:50:54
He is one of a kind Jessica. You are very fortunate!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Engine Is In The Frame!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 09, 2014, 23:06:26
I am definitely feeling the Love here today! Jessica you make me so Proud every day and I always enjoy our time together! I Will Love You Forever Angel!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Brother JohnGoFast I am a very Blessed man to have such a Loving Daughter, I have always tried to be the best Father that I can however I am not perfect and I still try to learn every day how to be the very best man I can be. To be honest Jessica has probably taught me more than I ever have her as she is truly an amazing young lady!

Brother Habanero52 I am the fortunate one to have such a loving Family and you my good Friend have also taught me several positive life lessons and I could never Thank You enough for everything you have done for all of us!

Jessica, Dad, and I all worked in the shop together today and we finished assembling the top end of the engine so we took some new photos for you all to enjoy!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 The Engine Is In The Frame!
Post by: ABCanuck on Sep 09, 2014, 23:33:35
Holy moly!!  I'm married so I mean the bike of course.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 10, 2014, 22:10:04
That is funny Brother ABCanuck! I have two Beautiful Daughters so I am always watching the boys when they visit the shop!

Today I started to install some of the electronics including the ignition coils, voltage regulator, and the voltage rectifier which are all mounted under the fuel tank so that we can keep the bike looking really clean. I also mounted the new exhaust manifolds and installed the stainless steel exhaust chambers!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: 1sttimer on Sep 10, 2014, 22:12:57
Oh heck yes.  Gorgeous.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 10, 2014, 22:36:51
Today I started to install some of the electronics including the ignition coils, voltage regulator, and the voltage rectifier which are all mounted under the fuel tank so that we can keep the bike looking really clean. I also mounted the new exhaust manifolds and installed the stainless steel exhaust chambers!

Perfection as always Joe!

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Sep 10, 2014, 22:52:37
I love how this project is coming out Joe!  This is truly turning into the world-class bike we hoped for, when we started. You are a perfectionist and I am benefiting from it! BIG TIME!

I’d swear that even the two voltage regulator mounting screws are lined up at ’12-oclock! Lol

No really! They are!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: hillsy on Sep 10, 2014, 22:59:25
Your attention to detail is 1st class.
 
I do have to ask though - is it just a trick of the photos or is one exhaust longer than the other one?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 10, 2014, 23:22:14
Thank You all for the compliments Brothers, I could never put into words how good it always feels to hear that you enjoy the work that we do! You all truly are my inspiration!

Brother Bluesmokey it has been an honor to work with you on this project, you put a lot of trust in me and I could never Thank You enough for that my friend! You know I am a perfectionist and to be honest I am very rarely ever happy with a lot of the work I do as I can always find a way for it to be a little nicer! I am also definitely very eccentric especially when it comes to timing bolts, etc. Hahahaha! You can not see it in the photos however the bolts that hold the back of the chambers on have numbers on them and they are also timed so that the numbers read correctly on each side! I even time screws when I put photos on the wall in the shop so that they are like a cross and if you look closely at my screwdrivers on the wall behind your bike you will see that they all face so that you can read the word Craftsman on the front so one of my Brothers likes to turn them different ways when he visits the shop because he knows as soon as I see them I will fix them all!

Brother hillsy the headers are the same length however the right side always looks longer in photos, I may need to check that!

Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 10, 2014, 23:25:54
I will post all the before and after photos of the bike when it is completed however I was looking through some of the photos a few minutes ago and I thought you may enjoy seeing these together Brother Bluesmokey!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350/securedownload7-1.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350/securedownload7-1.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Sep 10, 2014, 23:35:42
Who knew, getting rid of that reflector changed the whole look!  Lol
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 10, 2014, 23:39:00
Now I am going to have to talk you out of that reflector so I can put it and your quote with photos of the engine in the shop! Hahahaha!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Mounting The Electronics And The Stainless Exhaust Chambers!
Post by: casi85 on Sep 11, 2014, 08:09:08
I was just wondering how the bike was coming along and let me just say I am pumped at the progress! This bike has to be the nicest piece or art/fabrication I have seen in a long time. Tastefully done and practical. You are one lucky guy Bluesmokey and Joe as always you are a blessing to this biker building community my friend. Can't wait to see this one in person!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 30, 2014, 21:14:04
Thank You Brother Casi85, as always your compliments and support mean more to all of us than you will ever know my good Friend!

I have been working on a lot of the small details and installing parts that I need in place to finish building the last few parts for the bike. I installed the new reed valves and intake manifolds so that I can rebuild the carburetors and install them as I need to see how much room we have for a custom air intake that we are planning on building.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Final%20Assembly/RD350FinalAssembly002_zps58391de8.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Final%20Assembly/RD350FinalAssembly002_zps58391de8.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Final%20Assembly/RD350FinalAssembly003_zpse9544345.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Final%20Assembly/RD350FinalAssembly003_zpse9544345.jpg.html)

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I removed the rear wheel and inspected everything one last time before I permanently mounted it and everything looked good so I also finished fitting the new rear sprocket to the hub and installed the new drive chain and the custom chain guard that I built.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Final%20Assembly/RD350FinalAssembly001_zps3c5ec823.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Final%20Assembly/RD350FinalAssembly001_zps3c5ec823.jpg.html)

Once I had the drive chain in place I installed the clutch pivot on the sprocket cover with a new clutch cable and installed the new rear sets and all of the linkage for the shifter and the rear brakes.

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This afternoon after I took the bike off of the lift so that we could set the fuel tank on the bike and turn the handle bars so that I could mount the new steering stabilizer and check for clearance.

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While I had the bike off of the lift I set the tail section we built on the frame and took her outside to take these photos and I thought you all may enjoy a new photo of the whole bike so you could see how she is resting this evening!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: rundown on Sep 30, 2014, 23:43:23
Wow!  We see many beautiful and cleverly constructed bikes on this site.  This has got to be one of the best, and that is saying a lot.  Who would have thought browns could look so right??
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: Macbethpoe on Oct 01, 2014, 00:42:18
I am sorry if this was previously posted, but could you tell me which brown you used if it was spray painted? Thanks in advance!

Edit: absolutely gorgeous bike btw.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: Maritime on Oct 01, 2014, 08:36:50
As always Joe, your work is as near perfection as anyone can get, awesome job.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 01, 2014, 17:28:45
bluesmokey74's face must be hurting from grinning so hard!

Crazy
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: Mcgoo on Oct 10, 2014, 16:50:29
Awesome work!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 20, 2015, 23:21:59
We took a break from working on the RD350 while we decided what the final plans for her would be however we are now finishing her! We decided to go without a front fender so I built a new all steel fork brace and drilled speed holes in it to match the ones that we cut in the cylinder heads and the rear chain guard that I built. For the rear tag mount we decided to build a side mount to keep the back of the bike clean so I made a mount out of 16 gauge steel that bolts to the rear axle. Brother Bluesmokey74 found this awesome Rivera Primo Hedled headlight system in Alien Black with integrated LED lights around the outside of the headlight that can be used as turn signals or running lights so I mounted it today! I took the bike off of the lift and rolled her outside to take some photos however they are not very bright as it was late in the afternoon however I thought you all would enjoy getting to see how she is resting this evening!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%202015/RD3502010_zps1vmnoif2.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%202015/RD3502010_zps1vmnoif2.jpg.html)

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Title: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: plagrone on Mar 21, 2015, 00:12:36
This thing would look sick with a waspy quarter fairing.

EDIT: already looks super rad. Solid work
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: irk miller on Mar 21, 2015, 00:25:40
Pure joy right there, brother.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Mar 21, 2015, 08:28:45
So happy with the choices so far! It's going to be a super nice RD when we're done! I can't wait to hear what this thing sounds like with those pipes on her! Great job Joe!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Final Assembly Photos!
Post by: Habanero52 on Mar 21, 2015, 08:54:31
AWESOME Joey!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Custom Seat, Fork Brace, And Tag Mount!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 11, 2015, 21:45:49
I finished building the seat pan for the tail section that I built for the RD350 cafe racer so we found some nice material that matches the paint and one inch foam to cover the pan with!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Custom Seat, Fork Brace, And Tag Mount!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 11, 2015, 21:49:15
I finished building the all steel front fork brace for the RD350 cafe racer build, I drilled speed holes in the top of it to match the speed holes I drilled in the cooling fins of the cylinder heads and the custom chain guard that I built for this motorcycle!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Custom Seat, Fork Brace, And Tag Mount!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 11, 2015, 21:50:36
I finished building the custom side mount tag bracket for the RD350 cafe racer build!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20seat%20fork%20brace%20and%20tag%20mount/1689420_724694784301619_5951761581139678711_n_zpsqjpk3hu7.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20seat%20fork%20brace%20and%20tag%20mount/1689420_724694784301619_5951761581139678711_n_zpsqjpk3hu7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Custom Seat, Fork Brace, And Tag Mount!
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Jul 01, 2015, 08:39:52
Nice job!

Are the subframe extensions through to the main down tubes helping with flex in the back end of the RD? I assume you have to pull the jugs to remove the bottom half of the motor?

The motor is super sexy and the pipes look the part to finish it all off, but personally I would shorten the excess in the tubes to the silencers.  8)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Custom Seat, Fork Brace, And Tag Mount!
Post by: Joon-yah on Jul 01, 2015, 13:08:27
Nice work bro!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Custom Seat, Fork Brace, And Tag Mount!
Post by: Ryan Stecken on Jul 01, 2015, 13:12:02
late on board.

great RD you got there>!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photo! Mikuni Flat Slide Racing Carburetors!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 12, 2015, 19:56:04
Thank you all for the compliments Brothers, they truly mean a lot to us! Brother Tune-A-Fish we are completing the bike now and this is the first frame we have modified with this design so as soon as we test ride the bike we can give more details about how she handles and yes you are correct the bottom end of the engine is installed or removed from the side without the cylinder heads and cylinders installed.

Brother bluesmokey ordered an awesome set of new Mikuni flat slide racing carburetors so I installed them with a new set of billet reed valve spacers yesterday!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/11056571_737327843038313_6093436900511652889_o_zpswb8pvceg.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/11056571_737327843038313_6093436900511652889_o_zpswb8pvceg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photo! Mikuni Flat Slide Racing Carburetors!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 17, 2015, 22:08:41
I installed the new motion pro throttle cable, sealed the inside of the gas tank, cleaned and installed the gas cap, latch, and lock, and installed a new set of ABM alloy grips on the RD350!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/11181238_739663586138072_4217656639061793827_o_zpsbkehutxi.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20clip%20ons%20and%20brake%20plate/11181238_739663586138072_4217656639061793827_o_zpsbkehutxi.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Clutch Rebuild!
Post by: joeyputt on Jul 22, 2015, 12:46:39
I finally found a very nice replacement inner clutch hub so I installed the clutch assembly with new clutch plates and springs in the RD350!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 New Photos! Clutch Rebuild!
Post by: rzresurection on Jul 22, 2015, 15:43:14
Did you rebuild the basket drive section (urethane dampers)? Just curious if it is similar to my RZ (basket riveted to the drive gear)
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! The Engine Is Running, Link To Video!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 02, 2015, 22:00:09
This bike had very low miles brother rzresurection so the clutch basket was in excellent condition and did not need any work.

I have been working on a lot of the small details to finish the bike like bending the kick starter to clear the rear sets, building a new battery hold down, etc. and I spent the last week working on installing the switches in the handle bar controls, rebuilding the wiring harness, wiring the headlight, tail light, and turn signals, etc. We had to add a load equalizer to get the LED turn signal conversion to work so I mounted it to the front of the aluminum rock guards that I built for the frame and installed them in the rear of the frame. The front turn signals are in the ring on each side of the headlight and I mounted the rear turn signals on the inside of each top shock mount to keep the bike really clean looking!

I finished the wiring last night so we rolled the RD350 off the lift and outside to start her for the first time ever today and she started on the second kick!

Here is a link to a video of her running on my facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/joe.dwmsracing My page there is open so everyone should be able to see it however a lot of us are already friends there and if we are not send me a friend request!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! The Engine Is Running, Link To Video!
Post by: redwillissuperman on Sep 03, 2015, 02:57:54
Nope- no video. Last post is car racing on grass
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! The Engine Is Running, Link To Video!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 03, 2015, 09:00:13
That is my daughter playing with her mustang, the RD350 video is the next post on my page.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! The Engine Is Running, Link To Video!
Post by: Habanero52 on Sep 03, 2015, 12:47:02
Awesome!!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! Drilled front brake rotor!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2015, 17:56:11
We decided to drill the front brake rotor so I drew a pattern and cross drilled all of the holes!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! Batteryless Generator And CDI Ignition Conversion!
Post by: joeyputt on Dec 05, 2015, 18:03:13
We decided to upgrade the ignition and charging system on the RD350 so I removed all of the factory parts and started installing this new batteryless powerdynamo 12 volt / 150 watt magnet based generator with an integrated CDI solid state electronic ignition!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! Batteryless Generator And CDI Ignition Conversion!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Dec 06, 2015, 08:25:21
The last few finishing touches to make this RD perfect! Nice job Joe! I'm really looking forward to getting this thing back to New England, even if I won't be able to ride it until probably April! haha. Can't wait to find out what the final dry weight is. It's got to be super light!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! Batteryless Generator And CDI Ignition Conversion!
Post by: Ryan Stecken on Dec 06, 2015, 09:08:10
Awesome!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! Batteryless Generator And CDI Ignition Conversion!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Jan 04, 2016, 20:56:33
Just ordered the last component for the RD! We are one braided brake line away from the finish. I have a friend working on the graphics for the tank and tail section and this thing will be complete! Can't wait to ride this thing in the Spring! A true work of art Joe!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! Batteryless Generator And CDI Ignition Conversion!
Post by: Habanero52 on Jan 06, 2016, 20:34:03
Nice. It has taken a long time but 100% worth it.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Front Brake System Photos!
Post by: joeyputt on Feb 11, 2016, 20:03:47
I worked on finishing the front brakes for the RD350 build today and installed a new master cylinder, a custom made Spiegler black stainless brake line, and a factory brake caliper I rebuilt with new seals and brake pads that I painted satin black to go with the factory rotor I already drilled and installed on the front rim I built with new stainless steel spokes!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 21, 2016, 20:47:23
Brother bluesmokey decided to have some new gold leaf lettering and graphics made to go with the beautiful starburst whole earth metallic and black paint work that was done by my Brother Jason on the fuel tank and the tail section that I built so I shipped them to him and I got them back today!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: Kanticoy on Apr 21, 2016, 22:30:17
Absolutely beautiful Joe!


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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 22, 2016, 12:22:39
Thank you brother, that truly means a lot to me my friend!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: Sonreir on Apr 22, 2016, 12:23:41
She's a beauty!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 22, 2016, 12:25:27
Brilliantly done!  So many cool details!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 22, 2016, 13:02:02
Looks Fantastic !!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 22, 2016, 14:06:51
Thank you for the compliments brothers, here are some more new photos for you all to enjoy!

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Apr 22, 2016, 21:51:43
IMHO, The bike was already a thing of beauty but adding these graphics and gold leaf really accents this amazing paint job! When Joe and I decided we wanted to spruce this thing up to the next level, I knew who I had to get on the case. Reluctantly Joe and I decided to ship the paint work up to me here in RI and I got Lee Trahan of Higher Graphix in Norton MA to work his magic!

I've known Lee's dad Artie Trahan for over 15yrs. Artie is arguably one of the best painters on the east coast. His son Lee is literally " a chip off the old block"!

When I told Lee my ideas, he was really excited to work on the project. This kid is amazing and he took my ideas and translated them to what you now see here. Lee does everything from billboards, to car wraps, to bus wraps, to now custom motorcycles. Artie finished it off with 4 coats of clear to seal in the awesomeness!!

I love it!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: palepainter on Apr 23, 2016, 00:04:06
Killer job on the paint.  The entire bike for that matter.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: Habanero52 on Apr 27, 2016, 16:19:43
Beautiful Joey!!!!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 28, 2016, 19:18:03
Thank you for the compliments brothers, as always your support means more to me than I could ever put in to words!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: advCo on Apr 28, 2016, 20:51:36
Beautifully done! The gold leaf vinyl is a nice touch. Have some lying around from a recent job...now you got me thinking!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 28, 2016, 20:58:45
Simply stunning. Beautiful work
Title: The RD is back home in RI now and it is awesome!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Oct 20, 2016, 22:11:56
I had the RD shipped up to RI finally and it did not disappoint! This little rocket is awesome! Every time you stare at it you seem to see something new. It started up on the first try and sounds awesome.

I'm thinking I'm going to have some fun Fall riding here in New England. I'll probably bring it to one of the Boston shows this winter and let any of the East Coast folks interested, check it out up close.....

I ran it for 5 or 10 minutes in the driveway and I don't think there is mosquito left within 2 square miles of my house now!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: clem on Oct 20, 2016, 22:37:04
That's awesome! Enjoy that bad boy as much as you can.

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Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: Habanero52 on Oct 21, 2016, 11:14:04
Good for you bluesmokey74. Whom did you use to ship it to RI? Where they have good rates? How satisfied are you with them?
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: 3DogNate on Oct 21, 2016, 11:58:37
That my friend is an excellent looking bike! Bravo!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: bluesmokey74 on Oct 21, 2016, 12:39:34
I used UShip to get the shipping done. I also used them to get the original project to Joe. You list the opportunity and then people bid on the job. The folks that transported the bike for me were bcl boat and cycle transport and sales. They took about 2 weeks to pick it up but they go all across the country so they try to group everything together.

It's a father and son team. Nice 18' covered motorcycle trailer. Good communication once they pick up and start the process. He had some sweet bikes on there. 1 was left in NJ, 1 in CT, 2 in RI, and then he was off to MA.
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: Habanero52 on Oct 21, 2016, 13:10:54
Thanks!
Title: Re: DWMS Racing RD350 Cafe Racer! New Gold Leaf Lettering And Graphics!
Post by: yorkie350 on Dec 22, 2016, 17:43:17
WOW ! just gone thru this build thread stunning, quality ,designs ,detail, paint , the hole nine yards as they say, love the idea of the family been involved its been a journey not just a project and the result is a great addition to your family.
          I stand in your shadow brother,  of your skills and the pride in your work. May you and all your family have a great holiday season and here's to your next project cheers .