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Author Topic: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch  (Read 31057 times)

Offline loekm

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EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« on: Dec 03, 2011, 10:59:46 »
Hi all,

This is my attempt at building a bike from scratch... The project is running for a few months in construction, and for years in my head ;) so first some pictures in from start to where the project is now.

CAD is nice to get going:


Start of the frame:


More preparation on the frame:


Frontwheel hub (CB750) "before":


Rearwheel Hub (CB750) "after":


Construction on fork for rear wheel:


More constructon:


Construction on main frame:


More construction on main frame with tank cover:


Actual situation with jig getting better and better:


Hope to get rolling chassis ready this winter. Then of to inspection for chassis number, and if OK build the rest and get a license plate before summer ;D

I'll try and post pictures as often as possible.
Enjoy the weekend!

Best regards,

Loek


Offline JohnGoFast

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #1 on: Dec 03, 2011, 11:15:37 »
Totally damn awesome, looks like you have some great tools at your disposal and a knowledge of how to use the. These are the type of builds that inspire most of us. Can't wait to see where this leads! Thanks for posting.

Offline JohnGoFast

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #2 on: Dec 03, 2011, 11:17:31 »
Oh and welcome to DTT!

Offline GoingsMoto

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2011, 11:34:27 »
This is awesome, I love seeing engineers/math people build bikes. What kind of steel are you using for the frame? It looks like you are going with rear engine mounts? what kind of suspension are you going to use? a linkage system or a cantilever?

I am surprised you are not going with a Hossack front suspension, or some time of crazy set up.
« Last Edit: Dec 03, 2011, 11:36:32 by GoingsMoto »

Offline Erskine

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2011, 14:05:50 »
Bloody brilliant - totally inspiring. 

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2011, 08:54:39 »
hey Loek - awesome work. 8)

I USED to have facilities like yours  ::) - here's my 550 Porsche Spyder [replica ] spaceframe under construction at my pal's workshop in Heyda [ Saxony ].

A distant memory now - here's my current jig bench. 1923 solid [?] Oak desk with REAL leather insert. Oh yes, lock up garage with running water [ from roof ] and no electricity. Ha,ha, Jealous - me? When I was a kid I worked in the street, so I guess I haven't quite come full circle after 50 years !! ;)



« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2011, 08:56:37 by beachcomber »
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

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"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Offline loekm

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 2011, 10:05:11 »
Hey gentlemen,

Thanks for the compliments! The facilities are indeed very nice ;D Nothing to complain there!

@goingsmoto: The steel is just good old S235. I think in English it's called mild steel. The small diameter tubes are seemles though and that's about it. Nothing exotic.
The engine will be mounted at both cilinder heads and at the back, the back part is mostly for attaching the rear swing arm. Although a connection between the main frame and the back of the engine is not needed for strength I'll make it anyway because i like the looks and the frame becomes one piece instead of two. Suspension will look as classic as possible... like this one:




This is my first actual build so nothing to exotic suspension wise, maybe the next one ;)

Enjoy your sunday!

Best regards,

Loek

Offline loekm

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #7 on: Dec 06, 2011, 12:55:20 »
Hi there,

Finally took some time to update the drawings a little. Frame starts to get there.... Weight as shown on pictures is a healthy 10,3 Kg which i'm happy with so far.

Picture 1:


Picture 2:


No fabrication this week, maybe some extra CAD... will try yo keep you all informed.

Best regards,

Loek

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #8 on: Dec 06, 2011, 19:16:47 »
Looks like a fun build, you're doing what I hope to with mine at some point.
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

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Offline 50gary

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #9 on: Dec 06, 2011, 23:13:05 »
Great start this will be a nice bike for sure.  I'm always a bit jealous of the CAD layouts.
  Cheers, 50gary
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Offline bluesmoke69

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2011, 01:04:49 »
Miss my day's at the machine shop, because you can make anything. looking great.

Offline Ringo

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2011, 01:12:13 »
Very nice.  Can't wait to see more.
Chris

Offline loekm

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #12 on: Dec 23, 2011, 06:23:47 »
Goodmorning!

Thanks for the likes folks! I Had some time to start the welds on the frame. I'm not the one who's welding but a nice colleague at work has done a very nice job! the frame is slowly getting there, hope to get it finished early next year.

Preparation:


Welding:


More welding:


Result:


More results:


I'm pleased with it, off for vacation, more to come next year!

Best regards,

Loek

Offline beachcomber

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #13 on: Dec 23, 2011, 08:05:38 »
Loek,

enjoy your break.

Please keep them coming next year - truly inspirational. 8)
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #14 on: Dec 23, 2011, 11:10:49 »
Those Sir, are some nice looking welds.