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Author Topic: Brat / Bob  (Read 32129 times)

Offline sasquach

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #50 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 .

Offline gomotomoto

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Brat/ Bob
« Reply #51 on: Dec 12, 2011, 14:17:14 »
Nice - the bike looks sweet so far. What are you thinking For the seat?

Offline sasquach

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #52 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



Offline gomotomoto

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #53 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?

Offline sasquach

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #54 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.

Offline Staffy

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #55 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.

Offline sasquach

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #56 on: Dec 13, 2011, 16:12:27 »
Even if I supported it inside the tubing ?

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #57 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.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline BRIERS131

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #58 on: Dec 14, 2011, 20:51:49 »
if u dont want those apes man ill take them.

Offline sasquach

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Re: Brat/ Bob
« Reply #59 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 ?