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Title: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 03, 2011, 15:26:28
I don't know what the hell to call it . I wasn't gonna put up a build thread until I was into it a little more . But what the hell I need and respect alot of your opinions and advice . So here goes .
 
The day she came home
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/honda350-1.jpg)
 
Cutting the swing arm for a 4 in stretch
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0805111549.jpg)
 
welded up
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0806111543.jpg)
 
bolted up and on the ground
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0806111805.jpg)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0822111202.jpg)
 
before cutting the frame
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0830110052.jpg)
 
After
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0902110130.jpg)
 
Kinda a rough idea what I'm going for mocked up in PVC
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0920110103.jpg)
 
 I'm now at the point I can start tacking the DOM tubing to where I want it . can't really get anything done untill I get my Cadillac put away for the winter then hopefully I will get more done . Thanks for the look and any advice .
 
Kevin
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Ritz cracker on Oct 03, 2011, 20:35:14
great start cant wait to see where this goes
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 06, 2011, 01:49:46
Got to do a little on it tonight .
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1005112213.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 07, 2011, 14:07:58
So last night I got everything pretty much tacked together . I also played around with the tank position and set the fender in place to kinda get an idea of what I want to do.
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1006112213.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: boisdarc on Oct 08, 2011, 22:19:19
Is this what they call a "konged" frame? Pretty cool, pvc is a good idea, totally gonna gangster that for any future frame mods.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 08, 2011, 22:31:55
Right on man. What arw you planning on doing for shock mounts?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 08, 2011, 23:10:34
boisdrc
I think thats what it's called . The pvc was alot cheaper in case I screwed up . LOL
Mike
I'm thinking just using a steel gusset at the rear part of the frame and taking the originals off the old frame and mounting to that .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Erskine on Oct 11, 2011, 19:22:06
Hey! I'll be following.
Why did you drill the frame before chopping?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 12, 2011, 00:26:20
Was gonna try drilling out the spot welds and lifting the frame section off .It didnt work so I got out the trusty sawzall and went to tow .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: trek97 on Oct 17, 2011, 07:54:31
WOW!  That thing is ALREADY freakin awesome.  Hurry up I cant wait.  lol
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 17, 2011, 12:05:00
Thanks I'm working on it a little  at a time . Try to get atleast an hour a night on it but I don't want to piss off the neighbors with the noise at 12:30 in the morning . LOl
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: trek97 on Oct 17, 2011, 17:56:22
Oh now your talkin my language!!!  My whole life i wake up at 3 a.m.  ( I hate it)  so thats when i work on my projects out in the garage.  I fire up the 4 inch grinder, 12" chop saw...etc.  My neighbors have to deal.  The wife & daughter could sleep through a frieght train.  Never bugs them.  Unless I open the big door and sit a rev the thing.  Checking timing or whatever.   But I usually hold off on that sort of stuff till atleast 6 am. 
Have you seen "Worlds fastest Indian"  its alot like that.  LOL.  They love me.  My entire bike was pretty much Built before 6 am...cause thats when I have to get in the shower to get to work on time.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 22, 2011, 00:40:43
I needed somewhere to bolt the lower part of the rear fender so i took the scrap part of the swingarm I cut up for the extension and added a hoop.
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1014111519.jpg)
 
Finished product
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1021112304.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Big Rich on Oct 22, 2011, 01:28:35
Deja vu! I just saw this the other day........

I'll be following from here on out.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 22, 2011, 11:08:59
Yep had a good day . No wife and kids = time in the garage  8)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 22, 2011, 14:12:47
Keeping an eye on this one! I can relate to your insomnia, on the weekends when I could sleep in, my eyes pop open and I start thinking "Bike". Make some coffee, check out DTT, and out to the shop I go... sometimes all by 4:00 am.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: cqyqte on Oct 22, 2011, 16:13:28

 
Cutting the swing arm for a 4 in stretch
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0805111549.jpg)
 
welded up
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0806111543.jpg)
 
Did you use "internal sleaves" or "pigs"  before you welded the swingarm back up ? :o
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 22, 2011, 18:31:57
I  osed 2 pieces of a heavier pipe that I slid into the swingarm and the took another swingarm and cut it and used 4in. to make it longer .
 
These are what I used
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0806111412.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: cqyqte on Oct 23, 2011, 09:18:24
Cool by sequence it looked like you justed rejoined the pieces adding the extension in the middle and I was foreseeing the disaster.  But if you use an internal sleave for added strength alls cool. :)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 23, 2011, 10:30:29
Ya that would be a disaster but with the little knowlage I have and places like this I can get things dfone the right way.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 30, 2011, 17:16:44
Well I got to go to the garage today and get a little done . Got the rear fender mounted and then played around with 2 tanks .
 
Fender mounted
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1030111422.jpg)
 
I'm starting to like this tank
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1030111530.jpg)
 
and the original tank and side cover . Kinda thinking of going this way , but then again who knows that could change in an hour  LOL
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1030111625.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 30, 2011, 19:35:02
Lookin' good man. The fender is really clean. Still interested to see the rear suspension on this thing... And for what its worth, the red tank is 100% better than the stock one.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: suddenlycalm on Oct 30, 2011, 20:33:13
Yeah, I agree.  That red tank looks awesome. 
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 30, 2011, 22:17:23
Thanks guys . Mike thats next just got to come up with some 10 1/2 inch shocks .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 30, 2011, 22:22:20
I may be able to help with that man. Ill let ya know.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 31, 2011, 00:17:21
Thanks . If you still have my number shoot me a text.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: goodfornothing on Nov 03, 2011, 14:59:11
Looks great! Haven't been on the forum lately but it's good to see it's filling up with people who possess a lot of talent!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Nov 04, 2011, 02:38:19
Thanks   ;)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: trek97 on Nov 23, 2011, 06:40:56
The machine is looking awesome!!!  Im starting to look into raking the front end on mine.  I would like to make a lot of front end changes on mine though.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Nov 23, 2011, 10:11:33
I also agree with the red tank!  Looks cool. 8)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Nov 23, 2011, 11:38:50
Trek ..... I'm pretty much gonna leave the front alone for now .

Bruno..... Thats what I'm gonna go with . After the opinions of many and staring at the pics of both tank setups I agree with everyone on the red. Thanks
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: pawn on Nov 23, 2011, 14:24:39
i like a stock front end. I think it's coming along great. Your setup is what I had in mind if I ever get back to my bike...but since I'm a daily rider I can't bring myself to make any changes. Can't wait to see the progress on this. I also agree with Mike, the red tank looks great on here.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Nov 23, 2011, 15:37:36
Thanks Pawn . I ride as much as I can to but I have a shadow 750 for that .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 05, 2011, 01:52:24
Havent had a chance to work on it in a while . Tonight I got to set up the rear shocks to see what they will look like . On the top  there is a plate about a half inch thick I am going to weld to the frame . On the bottom I cut the mount off the bottom of the old shock and I'm gonna weld that to the swing arm . Hopefully I can do this soon . Here is a pic of what I'm talking about .

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1205110000.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Staffy on Dec 05, 2011, 07:07:11
Nice.  Following this one.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Dec 05, 2011, 11:31:51
This is going to be cool.  I wish my welding was up to par enough to try something like that.  Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: BRIERS131 on Dec 05, 2011, 11:54:18
very nice!! im thinking of extending the swingarm on my CB750k. keep up the good work man!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 08, 2011, 02:57:34
Got the shock brackets tacked in place . I know looks no different than the last update LOL

Right side

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1208110044.jpg)

Left side

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1208110046.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Staffy on Dec 08, 2011, 02:59:39
How long and what are they off?  I've been looking for some shorties for a while.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 08, 2011, 03:12:06
10 1/2 eye to eye off a Honda Rebel .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: MickyC on Dec 08, 2011, 03:15:02
the bike is looking great so far cant wait to see her done
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Staffy on Dec 08, 2011, 03:32:09
Sweet.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 11, 2011, 17:25:03
Killer stuff man. Look forward to seeing it in person sometime.
Title: Brat/ Bob
Post by: gomotomoto on Dec 11, 2011, 19:14:00
Ya that would be a disaster but with the little knowlage I have and places like this I can get things dfone the right way.

So did you insert an internal slug "pig" for the swingarm welds? I didnt pick up what happened there (how you restored structural integrity) bike looks creative and innovative, happy to have found the thread.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: BRIERS131 on Dec 12, 2011, 00:37:03
yea u insert the slugs in the swing arm. i like to drill a hole in the swingarm and spot weld it in place before finish welding the rest.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 12, 2011, 01:04:13
Killer stuff man. Look forward to seeing it in person sometime.

Mike your welcome to stop by anytime and check it out . Hell bring Rich and I'll buy the beer .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 12, 2011, 01:07:56
Briers and moto yes I did weld in a "pig" into the swingarm . I did it just like Breir said .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: n0regret5 on Dec 12, 2011, 06:11:19
hi mate, I'm loving this build so far but just wanted to point something out; where I've marked with a red line is a bending moment where the frame could fail, the green line is around about where you may want to weld in a gusset just to reduce the chance of ending up with your grapes squished on the rear tire. In saying this I don't know what else you're doing to the rear end, just wanted to make sure you were making it safe as possible.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 12, 2011, 11:18:09
hi mate, I'm loving this build so far but just wanted to point something out; where I've marked with a red line is a bending moment where the frame could fail, the green line is around about where you may want to weld in a gusset just to reduce the chance of ending up with your grapes squished on the rear tire. In saying this I don't know what else you're doing to the rear end, just wanted to make sure you were making it safe as possible.

I don't know if it makes a difference but I put a pig in there about 2 inches on each side of the cut . Thanks
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: gomotomoto on Dec 12, 2011, 12:56:05
Briers and moto yes I did weld in a "pig" into the swingarm . I did it just like Breir said .

Did you photo that part? I'd like to see for my own knowledge. What did you use for the "pig"
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 12, 2011, 13:23:17
Yes I did . It's on page 2 . I used a piece of steel pipe about 1/4 in. think set into the original swingarm pieces about 2 inches the plug welded them slid over the 4 in. extension and did the same on the other side then welded the cuts solid .
Title: Brat/ Bob
Post by: gomotomoto on Dec 12, 2011, 14:17:14
Nice - the bike looks sweet so far. What are you thinking For the seat?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 12, 2011, 14:50:14
I made a base out of metal where the cardboard is . I welded studs to the bottom of it and tabs to the frame . It sits about an 1/2 in. above the frame . When I get to the finising stages it will be sent out to be covered . I will get better pics when I go down the garage. Thanks


(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/1030111530.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: gomotomoto on Dec 13, 2011, 12:34:19
this is going to be a great bike, how about bars -- what do you plan to use?

You seem to have a go-for-it approach that's paying off, are you using a MIG or TIG for the welds?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 13, 2011, 14:40:42
Thanks for the good responce and advice . Thats the reason I posted the build was to keep my ass out of trouble and learn on my first bike build. As far as bars I think I'm gonna keep em stock for now ( we all know that could change at anytime LOL) . I am mig welding everything together . Someday I hope to get a tig . Less work nicer welds.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Staffy on Dec 13, 2011, 16:05:59
hi mate, I'm loving this build so far but just wanted to point something out; where I've marked with a red line is a bending moment where the frame could fail, the green line is around about where you may want to weld in a gusset just to reduce the chance of ending up with your grapes squished on the rear tire. In saying this I don't know what else you're doing to the rear end, just wanted to make sure you were making it safe as possible.

I'd like to second this.  Having seen the side profile now I can see there is an amount of weakness in that part of the frame that may need to be addressed.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 13, 2011, 16:12:27
Even if I supported it inside the tubing ?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 14, 2011, 19:53:34
You may be ok there, but a small gusset wouldnt hurt. Is there any support there side to side? Oh, and I have a couple cool old sets of mini apes that youre more than welcome to man.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: BRIERS131 on Dec 14, 2011, 20:51:49
if u dont want those apes man ill take them.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 15, 2011, 01:11:49
You may be ok there, but a small gusset wouldnt hurt. Is there any support there side to side? Oh, and I have a couple cool old sets of mini apes that youre more than welcome to man.

Mike yes I did put a brace in from side to side. I'll take ya up on those apes . You still working in the North Side ?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: n0regret5 on Dec 15, 2011, 09:30:54
I don't know if it makes a difference but I put a pig in there about 2 inches on each side of the cut . Thanks

ah righto. small lesson here, a tube is less likely to bend than a solid bar. I highly recommend at least a shallow gusset there, I'd hate to see all this beautiful work go to waste.
Title: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Flugtechnik on Dec 15, 2011, 09:50:47
ah righto. small lesson here, a tube is less likely to bend than a solid bar. I highly recommend at least a shallow gusset there, I'd hate to see all this beautiful work go to waste.

I think you need to qualify that statement. If you have a tube and a solid bar with the same OD the solid bar is less likely to bend. I can prove it with math.

However, given the same amount of material, you can make a tube with a larger OD than a solid bar and the tube will be stronger. But that is really just because it is larger. Tubes are more efficient structurally than solid bars.

I do agree with the area of concern and think a gusset would help.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 15, 2011, 12:08:47
Im not in the Northside anymore. PM me your addy and Ill toss it in the mail for ya.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 15, 2011, 12:33:55
PM sent
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 15, 2011, 12:36:26
I highly recommend at least a shallow gusset there, .

Yah I agree with ya on the small gusset after reading some stuff here and looking at it
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 15, 2011, 13:11:02
Remember, weld your gussets in on the outside (or inside) of the tubes. Not right down the middle.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: 650hardtail on Dec 15, 2011, 14:00:21
ya putting in a loop at the frame ends kevin ?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 15, 2011, 14:20:41
I was going to but with the suspention travel it's not going work plus I kinda like the way it looks without it .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Staffy on Dec 15, 2011, 17:49:32
I'd put the gussets on the inside so that they can be covered by the seat pan and still keep the clean lines.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 16, 2011, 01:48:20
Staffy thats what I was thinking just gonna have to change the seast pan alittle bit
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 16, 2011, 14:04:40
Remember, weld your gussets in on the outside (or inside) of the tubes. Not right down the middle.

This I did not know...
Not that I doubt you, but what is the reason?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 16, 2011, 14:11:12
Well, as it was explained to me, welding gussets down the center of the tubing allows the tube to flex rotationally. Welding to the side of the tube stops that, as well as keeping the tube from flexing laterally as well. Im sure theres a much more detailed (and correct) definition floating around here on DTT somewhere.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 20, 2011, 15:47:04
Well I think I'm pretty much done till after the new year . So far all I got to go is weld in 2 gussets under the seat , finish the seat pan , weld up the shock mounts then start looking for a small battery . I got more done in the little time than I would have ever guessed and thanks for all the good info and help from everyone so far .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: CrescentSon on Dec 27, 2011, 06:07:42
Squach, what we have here is a pretty cool scoot. I'm really impressed with the quality.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 29, 2011, 15:47:26
Thanks Cresent . It's gonna be on hold for a little bit cause of the holidays and I need to get a chain so I can make sure it doesnt hit the shocks before I weld them in.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 30, 2011, 10:36:39
You can get a chain at tractor supply for $25.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 30, 2011, 11:28:25
With a 4 in stretch or do I have to buy 2 and a coupl extra links
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 30, 2011, 11:57:48
You'll actually have to remove a bit. Its a universal chain for farm equipment. Pretty long. Keep it greased and it works like a dream though.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 30, 2011, 13:18:32
Once again thanks Mike it would of been alot harder doing this without yours and others giving good advice .  :)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 30, 2011, 13:46:11
Thats why were here gangsta.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: trek97 on Feb 12, 2012, 08:41:09
Hey Sasquach Any fresh updates since the holidays?   Im waiting to get my carbs back from crazypj and ordering clip-ons right now, soon as I get done writing this.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: phillgripper on Feb 12, 2012, 13:19:13
lets see some new pics of the bike...
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Feb 12, 2012, 18:22:42
I'm at a stand still for a couple of months . Got my Shadow apart for cleaning and when thats done my Cadillac is comming home for some work then I'll be back on it but thanks for the interest .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Feb 12, 2012, 19:38:35
Cool man. As always... If I can help out just say the word!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Feb 12, 2012, 23:56:34
Thanks Mike and the same goes for you .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Apr 11, 2012, 15:08:47
Well I havent gotten anything done in a while . etween shit breaking in the house and cars I had to push this aside for atleast a couple more weeks . Hopefully I can get back on it soon .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 15, 2012, 10:51:43
Fo reals... Back at it man!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on May 02, 2012, 15:22:56
Well I got to spend a little time with the bike today . Got the rear shocks tacked in and now I'm gonna work on the seat pan .

Left side
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0502121331.jpg)

Right side
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0502121329.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 01, 2012, 21:32:26
Well no wife and no kids means I get to play with my bike . Got the seat pan made and tacked together last night .

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0630122214.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 01, 2012, 21:43:49
Hell ya! Looks good.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Jul 02, 2012, 10:57:31
Heck yeah man!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 03, 2012, 23:21:55
Got the battery box put in tonight

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0703122028.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 04, 2012, 07:35:43
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0502121331.jpg)
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0502121329.jpg)
 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0703122028.jpg)
 
Are you getting good penetration on those welds? I know the battery box is just tacked but the gusset, the shock mounts, and the frame joint under the seat look kinda scetchy to me, it's hard to tell going by pics...  Not flaming you, just want you to be safe.  :)
 
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 04, 2012, 10:34:10
Yes I 've been burning them in pretty good . The gussets on the top of  shocks are just tacked in . Once I get everything mocked up I am gonna weld everything after I take it apart . Thanks for the concern .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 17, 2012, 21:05:39
Had it off the table the other day so I took a pic .

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0716121926.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Jul 17, 2012, 22:41:32
Lookin pretty mean dude.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Jul 18, 2012, 17:42:01
Lookin pretty mean dude.

Word  ^^^  :)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Erskine on Jul 18, 2012, 18:17:23
Still looking good.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: pawn on Jul 23, 2012, 09:23:05
yep, still can't wait to see the finished product!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 17, 2012, 23:04:46
Well between the older girls softball and running the boy to work and both of them to the club they go to I got a few hours to play . Tied the top of the stamped steel to the tubing I used to make the rear of the frame .

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/1017122138.jpg)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/1017122139.jpg)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 28, 2012, 20:51:55
Well as much as I would like to finish this , life gets in the way . It's for sale , comes with extra motor and a motor in a box . PM me if interested
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: timeconsuming on Jan 05, 2013, 03:10:26
Damn shame, that thing was ready for a Mad Max remake.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jan 06, 2013, 22:20:35
Wahooooo smallbit of luck came my way and I dont have to sell it for now !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Brat/ Bob
Post by: jdizon on Mar 02, 2013, 20:30:48
If you plan to sell let me know!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Qawls on Mar 02, 2013, 21:02:13
Great work, will be following!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Mar 12, 2013, 22:01:56
If you plan to sell let me know!

Will Do . Right now it's on the back burner till I get caught up on some other things .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Qawls on Mar 16, 2013, 03:29:55
Chief!
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: jakeoff51 on Apr 08, 2013, 00:01:32
im extremely picky when it comes to cycles, most people tend to stretch too far or just build things that dont flow and look like they took a walk through the junk yard and welded what ever they could find together. this on the other hand has a nice flow to it, and i like that you were able to use side covers still. sweet bike man
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 15, 2013, 00:17:26
Well got to work on this alittle tonight . Its a slow process but we're tryin .I got a chance to shorten the front of the front fender . Now to decide if I want to do the same for the bottom .

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0714132135.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0714132135.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 15, 2013, 00:18:21
im extremely picky when it comes to cycles, most people tend to stretch too far or just build things that dont flow and look like they took a walk through the junk yard and welded what ever they could find together. this on the other hand has a nice flow to it, and i like that you were able to use side covers still. sweet bike man

Thanks .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Saik0 on Jul 18, 2013, 06:11:48
Did you add another tube inside the rear fork? Circular welds are not that safe.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 26, 2013, 18:53:14
Well since it made it into the backtalk section of The Horse Backstreet Choppers mag I got a fire lit under my ass to work on this . Today I got the seat mounted .

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131617.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131617.jpg.html)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131615.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131615.jpg.html)
Title: Brat/ Bob
Post by: jdizon on Jul 26, 2013, 19:06:46
How did you get it in a magazine? Did you just submit photos?

Well since it made it into the backtalk section of The Horse Backstreet Choppers mag I got a fire lit under my ass to work on this . Today I got the seat mounted .

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131617.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131617.jpg.html)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131615.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0726131615.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Jul 26, 2013, 20:43:19
They were on facebook asking for pics of bikes so I gave it a shot
Title: Brat/ Bob
Post by: jdizon on Jul 26, 2013, 22:25:17
Cool man! I'll try and do the same
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Aug 30, 2013, 12:37:00
Been picking away at it in between other projects around the house . Made the brake stay longer due to the stretched swing arm , Made a new brake rod , got the front brake on and working and made the taillight .


(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0825132002.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0825132002.jpg.html)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0818131240.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0818131240.jpg.html)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/sasquach249/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0825131954.jpg) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/sasquach249/media/Mobile%20Uploads/cb%20350%20project/0825131954.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Aug 30, 2013, 15:42:34
Cool tail light man. I dig that.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 30, 2013, 16:08:36
Good stuff man! Keep at it.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Aug 30, 2013, 16:15:17
Thanks guys . Almost there . Some wiring , finish mounting the seat , remove center stand , shorten kickstand and get it back running .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Sep 21, 2013, 22:04:14
Got most of the wiring hooked back up and decided time to try to fire this bitch up . Got it started but it runs hot on the left cylinder . What causes this ? Do the carbs need a rebuild , float adjustment ?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Brodie on Sep 21, 2013, 22:05:16
Could be that the left carb is lean. What colour is the spark plug?
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Sep 21, 2013, 22:13:08
It was carboned up a little .
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Brodie on Sep 21, 2013, 22:17:51
Hmm it does not sound like it is lean then. Well that is all I can think of. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Sep 21, 2013, 22:20:11
Thanks
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 21, 2013, 23:44:38
Is it running hot on the left or just running cool on the right?

Assuming compression is good (and valves adjusted), it probably is in your carbs Kevin. I would hope the jets are the same between left and right, and it's just a little dirt clogging up the right carb.
Title: Re: Brat/ Bob
Post by: sasquach on Sep 22, 2013, 18:27:55
I think that's what I'm gonna do to start , tear the carbs down and go through them
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 01, 2018, 17:15:22
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6teTi6Ju2tLEnVeQ9

Hi Its been a while since I posted .Started working on this again and have a question . Where is the best and cheapest place to get new fork tubes ? Thanks
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: WhyNot on Dec 02, 2018, 09:59:26
Wow, nice polishing..............

I read through this whole thread, good work.

May get me motivated to get out and play with my SL350 frame.

Got 2 other bikes with carb issues first.

Glad to see you back at it.
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Dec 02, 2018, 11:22:56
Thanks . It's been a while since I started it and finally ave time to get back at it . What gave me the bug was a series on you tube called Saturday's Wrench . I suggest watching it the guy does a great job at showing how everything is done .
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: WhyNot on Dec 03, 2018, 07:24:57
cool.....i'll do that.

thanks
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 06, 2019, 11:37:24
Finally getting back to work on it
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 06, 2019, 11:39:02
blasted , primed and painted
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 06, 2019, 11:42:10
trees are together now to order new tubes and seals
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 06, 2019, 11:51:08
I'm looking for a decent / nice rear wheel in the Pittsburgh area .
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: WhyNot on Oct 07, 2019, 08:23:57
Good job on the frame and trees.

I'm still in a holding pattern on my 350.
Title: Re: Brat / Bob
Post by: sasquach on Oct 07, 2019, 14:32:54
Thanks