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Author Topic: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors  (Read 5510 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #10 on: Sep 26, 2015, 08:52:16 »
Wow cory! It's coming along nicely man. The neighbors are going to have to start keeping up with you lol
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
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2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennett

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #11 on: Sep 26, 2015, 21:57:58 »
Wow cory! It's coming along nicely man. The neighbors are going to have to start keeping up with you lol 

Thanx, Levi!  It's coming along ok.  Got more done this evening and hope to have the engine buttoned up soon.  Tomorrow is pretty well booked up, but it'll come soon. 

Was nice to run into you today, wish there had been more time to talk.  We went to get some pavers to park the trailer on and ended up going home w/ 400 lbs of pavers, a new dining room table, some material for pillows for the trailer, and a few other pieces of junk.   
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These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #12 on: Sep 28, 2015, 22:45:01 »
We're spending lots of time cleaning, sanding, priming and painting. Hopefully we'll soon have a bunch of sub-assemblies ready to go so I can start on my favorite part, assembly!  Anyway, the little engine is coming:

“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #13 on: Sep 29, 2015, 22:31:15 »
This thing is going to drive me batty (more batty?).  It's going to end up that virtually everything on this little beast is going to have to be rebuilt in one way or another.  Everything that isn't being replaced is at least being cleaned and painted, but it seems that as things progress more and more items need to be replaced!  Many of the parts/assemblies that seemed ok and working are failing at reassembly time.  Oh well...  I guess it just goes to show that even though there's only one little cylinder, an extremely basic electrical system, and smaller wheels and tires, when it's all said and done a build is a build.  We are enjoying it, though.  We've got other projects going on around the house that we keep plugging away at, including getting ready to hitch up the trailer and get out of here for the winter, but it seems like no matter what's going on, sooner or later we're both back out in the shop working away on the Rupp. 
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #14 on: Oct 16, 2015, 22:22:58 »
We've been making steady progress but I have been terrible about keeping up w/ pix and posts. 

The engine is done and ready to chug back to life.



I got the shocks back together today.  Shocks in name only, to be sure, there are only springs and no dampening, but it's a mini bike, so...

They started out pretty rough, 45 years of little or no attention.  That plastic bushing was really stubborn and finally came out after being melted w/ a torch.  Of course, once I got the first one out the hard way the second one came out like it was suppose to.  I was going to turn new ones out of bronze, but found new nylon replacements at Black Widow Motorsports.  The rest was just a matter of cleaning, sanding, painting, & polishing.



Parts cleaned up and new bushings ready to go:



And into the box waiting for reassembly.



The frame is about ready for primer and paint, now if the weather will just cooperate...
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #15 on: Oct 17, 2015, 08:33:43 »
Beautiful work on those socks Cory!
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj

2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennett

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #16 on: Oct 21, 2015, 13:56:40 »
Beautiful work on those socks Cory! 

Ummm, well, thanx... Mrs Ridesolo does the laundry, I know how and can do it, but she won't let me near her new machines.  I'll tell her you think she does a nice job on socks!   ::)   ;D  (gotta love auto spell check)

Things are moving along.  Got the frame back from the sand blaster.  We would have stripped it ourselves but when we started there were way too many coats of paint, all different colors, to work down through.  In the last 45 years the thing was metallic gold, metallic purple, teal, and a couple of other colors.  Of course with bare metal we discovered some things we didn't expect so there was more filing, filling, and general clean up than we expected.  Anyway, here are the main frame parts cleaned up and primed. 



The original brake drums are mounted on the wheels and ready to go.

“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #17 on: Oct 23, 2015, 21:10:43 »

Ummm, well, thanx... Mrs Ridesolo does the laundry, I know how and can do it, but she won't let me near her new machines.  I'll tell her you think she does a nice job on socks!   ::)   ;D  (gotta love auto spell check)

Haha, tell her your shirts look "well pressed" as well (for extra brownie points).

This thing will be so nice when its done, you prolly wont wanna sell it ;)
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj

2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennett

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #18 on: Oct 25, 2015, 18:33:02 »
Haha, tell her your shirts look "well pressed" as well (for extra brownie points).

This thing will be so nice when its done, you prolly wont wanna sell it ;) 

Nah, if I can't put it on the street I'm not going to keep it and I don't go to enough events to need a pit bike so on "the block" it goes.  The parents of our grandkids would probably not be real happy to see it around here but half of them have more experience on a 4-wheeler than I do so they probably know just enough to get themselves into trouble.  We have no idea what to try and get out of it, but as long as we make a few bux it'll be ok. 
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Keeping Up w/ The Neighbors
« Reply #19 on: Aug 17, 2016, 14:55:25 »
dun yit?
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj

2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennett