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Author Topic: What did you build this week?  (Read 140645 times)

Offline spotty

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #790 on: Jan 22, 2018, 19:49:06 »
modify the walker to apehangers, look cooler and he won't have to be doing none of that leaning over to hold on
short fast loud, three things punk rock and vmaxs have in common

south of the border, down melbourne way

Offline Maritime

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #791 on: Jan 23, 2018, 09:43:08 »
Those are Bling Redbird. sorry to hear he's going through something similar to what I did, hope he recovers to the best he can. I'll never run again but I walk without a cane now.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #792 on: Jan 23, 2018, 13:57:03 »
Longer shocks, red fork boots, and a sidestand extension.


FORSA shocks for a Sportster needed new metal spacers inside the rubber bushings, and I had to cut and grind the brake line bracket so the swingarm would clear the stock muffler mount. Fork boots were not easy to secure. Had to cut some Daystar boots short to fit, and it took me a while before I came up with a mounting that looked clean enough.


Charles.

Offline Maritime

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #793 on: Jan 25, 2018, 11:40:51 »
Not done but needs to be by Tuesday. Folding Poker table topper. Fits my 60" dining table. It will get 10 cup holders and padded rim. Should seat 10 comfortable as it puts the table to 70" in a Decagon.  Need to drill out the holes for the cup holders then pad and cover the rails. going to staple the fabric to the underside to keep it tight, it will all fold up and store behind the buffet when not being use for games.

The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Maritime

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #794 on: Jan 25, 2018, 11:44:22 »
Hope these show before Tuesday, were in OH yesterday so good chance they'll arrive Sat.

The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #795 on: Jan 25, 2018, 11:51:43 »
My SCR950 has a ton of under-seat storage... but the seat is bolted on, so the only easy access is by taking off a sidecover... with a screw. I replaced the sidecover screws with knurled stainless thumbscrews.... but still wasn't so happy. Sidecovers are expensive and delicate. Soooooo I came up with an idea for a latch. A simple ring pull pin from eBay with an 8mm shaft, and a little bracket I welded to hold it. It bolts to the frame tab the seat connects to, via a pre-existing hole. No modifications to the frame were necessary, no welding to the frame needed.


Here's a video of it in operation:



And I've attached some pics as well!


Charles.

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #796 on: Jan 25, 2018, 12:23:49 »
Soooooo I came up with an idea for a latch. A simple ring pull pin from eBay with an 8mm shaft, and a little bracket I welded to hold it. It bolts to the frame tab the seat connects to, via a pre-existing hole. No modifications to the frame were necessary, no welding to the frame needed.

Nice. Here's what I do for most of my seats. This one happens to be a GSXR pillion seat latch, but they come on a bunch of modern bikes.  It comes set up with a remote cable you can run with or without a latch on the other end of the cable.  I get the seat posts as well and rivet them to the bottom of the seat....




Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #797 on: Jan 25, 2018, 12:25:10 »

Yeah, that'd be nice, but my seat just has a metal tab sunk into the plastic, with no easy way to mount a latch like that.


Charles.

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #798 on: Jan 25, 2018, 12:29:47 »
Yeah, that'd be nice, but my seat just has a metal tab sunk into the plastic, with no easy way to mount a latch like that.


Charles.

I edited my response.  You just rivet the other piece.  Regardless, it may make sense for others.  I've been able to make it work on 7 different bikes.

Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: What did you build this week?
« Reply #799 on: Jan 25, 2018, 13:16:55 »
I'll look into it. My mod is completely reversible, so I can try other ideas.

Charles