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Author Topic: Real back in the day survivor  (Read 19108 times)

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #20 on: Jun 16, 2013, 11:52:03 »
Might try it on the front side.

Issue is that as the axle moves up and down with the suspension the angle of the brake stay moves.

that front brake plate needs to be full floating
cool project but those clubmans don't look  right on there thats just my opinion tho,and i think you'll look funny riding it with them
« Last Edit: Jun 16, 2013, 11:53:50 by xb33bsa »

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #21 on: Jun 16, 2013, 12:01:52 »
let me add that the front brake plate MUST be full floating UNLESS the stay arm is connected to the linkage plate,whatever its called the s shaped piece that the front axle attaches
in order for the front brake plate to be truly floating it must have bushings at each end of the brake stay arm to allow movement on its center bearing
« Last Edit: Jun 16, 2013, 12:07:55 by xb33bsa »

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #22 on: Jun 17, 2013, 18:48:40 »
Heim joints will be installed to let the brake plate move freely.

The pictures are at a funny angle, but the bars look good in person, and are very comfortable for me.

Once cleaned up and outside for real pictures it should look better.
New battery came in.
Bought a new headlight and installed it.
Replaced the old cracked plastic fuse holder with a new one.
Figured out how to fab up a tail light and plate mount.  Got the material so that's the next and final project before she heads to the bar.
After a few shake down runs I hope to see what's leaking oil and fix it,  but my fingers are crossed the garage elves fixed it already.

Offline crazypj

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #23 on: Jun 17, 2013, 20:11:30 »
Head gasket needs changing, it's 'too many fins down' I used to change mine at 4 fins from head gasket but it will spray some oil at 3 fins down. The 'O' rings on oil feed go hard and leak, I counterbored mine and fitted dowls plus copper head gasket, that pretty much cured the problem permanently
Pretty sure those forks are assembled wrong, lower links should put spring section more or less parallel to 'fixed' section, looks to me like someone deliberately swapped them left to right to get front end even higher?
The brake torque arm should never be 'in compression' so that is definitely wrong
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Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #24 on: Jun 17, 2013, 21:15:13 »
Forks are correct from my research.
When the weight of the bike and me are on them the link sits parallel.
 



I figured the head gasket really needs to be changed.
Was hoping to make it through this season and do the motor over the winter.
Would like to add a few HP to it at that time.

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #25 on: Jun 17, 2013, 21:16:55 »
heims would be ideal with a sturdy connection between the 2
wont hurt to have a sturdy short brake arm in compression on that lashup
cool project all around i like it

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #26 on: Jun 17, 2013, 21:20:30 »
Forks are correct from my research.
When the weight of the bike and me are on them the link sits parallel.
 



I figured the head gasket really needs to be changed.
Was hoping to make it through this season and do the motor over the winter.
Would like to add a few HP to it at that time.

heck thats what depends are for i run them in the skidplate of my goldstar ;D
change em out every ride keeps the small leakage at bay and offa the rear tar



Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #29 on: Jun 17, 2013, 21:33:37 »
tension is better for a long skinny liteweight link, compression tends to want to fold a liteweight link
but you reall want the stay arm on that front end to be under compression,like you have it,  as it makes for an anti-dive situation effectively stiffining up your front suspension when you apply the brake
i would use 3/8" heims and braze some nuts into some 5/8" tubing for a stay arm OR just use 3/8" female heims and thread some 3/8" rod on each end
either way is overkill