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Author Topic: Nuckingfuts Custom Build (XV750 Done!)  (Read 32393 times)

Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #40 on: Dec 11, 2014, 22:52:02 »
Pretty busy on the work front lately so a bit slow with the updates these last couple weeks.
I've been making progress when time allows. Broke down the R6 forks and serviced & polished to give them the look I'm after.

Also had a chance to mill down the stock R6 front axle from 22 mm to 20 mm
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #41 on: Dec 11, 2014, 23:03:51 »
I was also pretty exited about the wheels that came back from Buchanans. These were both 17x3.5 Excels laced to virago hubs. I chose this set up as it provided the best performance tire options.

I did some initial fitting of the rear wheel this last week so I could take measurements for rear axle modification. I'm pretty stoked with the way these wheels are looking.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #42 on: Dec 11, 2014, 23:06:49 »
I plan to make up a front center wheel bearing spacer this weekend so I can install the bearings and mock up the front wheel for final wheel spacer measurements. In the meantime I had some Avon AM26 rubber mounted up thanks to the help of my friend Robert. I didnt trust myself to mount the tires w/o scratching up the new rims so i hand over my man-card and let Robert do the deed. Went with a 120/70 and 140/70 to get started but I've got lots of room to go bigger in the back yard.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline focusinprogress

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #43 on: Jan 09, 2015, 12:06:31 »
nice build so far, I like how it's looking with the modified stock tank and the spokes wheels!
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Offline claytonisbob

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #44 on: Jan 09, 2015, 17:07:50 »
Were those predrilled hoops? I was under the impression that they'd be drilled at the wrong angle to spoke to a big rear hub like that. I've been wanting to go with a 3.5 and 4.25 set for my hubs but I didn't think it'd work.

Like how you did that subframe. Looks tidy!
« Last Edit: Jan 09, 2015, 17:11:02 by claytonisbob »
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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #45 on: Jan 25, 2015, 01:27:40 »
Yes these were pre-drilled hoops from Excel.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #46 on: Jan 25, 2015, 01:31:08 »
Well its been slow going these last couple "whateva's" but I'm back in the saddle and ready to ride this bull 8 seconds to the finish line.

Last update I was able to get the custom wheels mounted on the skewers so I could measure up spacing for custom wheel spacers, caliper spacers and modify the existing axles.

With the help of EricB and his masterful machining skillz we were able to get the front end dialed in with all required custom spacers to center the front wheel and brake calipers. Bridgeports n' German lathes oh my!
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #47 on: Jan 25, 2015, 01:36:13 »
After a bit of trial and error I was able to come up with some spacers to match up with off the shelf seals.
The spacer set fit the seals and skewer like a glove...
Together with some custom caliper spacing to bring the calipers in board 3mm and mate with the rotors we now have a perfectly functioning front wheel assembly. That only took 3-4 weeks.....Woohoo!! :o
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #48 on: Jan 25, 2015, 01:37:39 »
In the meantime, while working on my own bike, Ive got to watch a fellow motorhead with his own build at Robert's shop. This is Roger's TS250 enduro restoration looking sa'weet! More on this build later ;)
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #49 on: Jan 25, 2015, 01:43:48 »
With a lot of the little bits of engineering completed I can move on to painting components. Before any paint, the parts need to be cleaned up so I ground down the main frame tabs that were no longer needed.
Then toss it in the blast cab to scrub off that weathered 33 yr old paint to reveal some ancient Japanese steel.
In the background (of the 2nd pic) you can see that we've done a bit of work on the tank as well. Story behind that is that we had completed the initial mods but we're faced with an unexpected split in the factory sheet and had to take a few steps back. Metal was too thin to weld so Robert dug deep into his midevil tricks and broke out the brass brazing tools. Street cred fo'sho!

The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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