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Author Topic: The Stock Bike  (Read 17736 times)

Offline jpmobius

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #80 on: Jun 28, 2015, 20:48:35 »
Side stand detail.

One of the more personally satisfying parts on this bike.  Seems sort of trivial once done, but before the mount is welded on and the shape bent up, it is very fussy figuring how to get it in a really good spot retracted while still working well as a prop without it being an eyesore or looking like an afterthought.
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #81 on: Jun 28, 2015, 20:50:51 »
Body line

Wanted to include this shot because it shows why the seat pan looks like it does.  The RD400 tank has a very out-board and visible seam on the bottom and my solution to getting the seat to look like it matched was, well, to match it.  Without the matching “pinch weld” the bottom of the seat and cowl either looks too high if it matches the shape of the tank, or too low if it aligns with the bottom of the flange.  Mimicking the flange eliminated having to make a choice.
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On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #82 on: Jun 28, 2015, 20:52:18 »
Controls

Rebuilt the instruments and hand switches.  All completely stock RD350.  The owner asked for closer hand levers, so I fitted some aftermarket adjustable levers that are a lot closer to the bars.  I re-machined them to fit to the stock perches.  This was a crazy amount of work and I won’t do it again.  No reason not to simply get modern bolt up perches.  I thought the MC was from an XS11, but now I can’t place it.  Used it because it has a smaller piston diameter which makes the front brake feel much more powerful and an integral brake light switch.  Pretty sure it is from the 70’s though!
« Last Edit: Jul 01, 2015, 13:36:06 by jpmobius »
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On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

1973 RD350 Yamaha build  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66498.0

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #83 on: Jun 28, 2015, 20:56:21 »
Stone screens

Just a shot to show the screens in the rear hub a bit better.
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #84 on: Jun 28, 2015, 20:58:46 »
And finally, and lastly, some shameless self-promotion!

Thanks for looking everyone!  And thanks especially for all the kind words - it means a lot!
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On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #85 on: Jun 28, 2015, 23:26:01 »
the rear hub center shaved ...... nice touch there

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #86 on: Jun 29, 2015, 01:06:02 »
No surprise well deserved BOTM nomination.

Incredibly cool RD.   Perfectly balanced.  Mad skills.  And the Heavy Metal reflection in the pic of the right controls.   Nice. 
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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #87 on: Jun 29, 2015, 08:50:26 »
Beautiful, tasteful, skillful execution.

Really nice to see projects done to this level.
Im looking forward to your next one.
BUT PLEASE! NEXT TIME: Post more work in progress pics! :-D
Thanks for sharing. Inspiring.

BTW, the Sprite is pretty damn awesome too.

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #88 on: Jun 30, 2015, 08:25:49 »
This bike is a wonder.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: The Stock Bike
« Reply #89 on: Jun 30, 2015, 10:07:38 »
What an accomplishment... well done!

As we say in the pits... "it looks fast on the stand" nothing left now but to go wring the piss out of it and see what its worth on the track  :o
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