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Author Topic: new project idea  (Read 739 times)

Offline themotoworks

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new project idea
« on: Mar 28, 2019, 21:34:05 »
I've been playing more with the idea of building a bike by entirely designing the whole thing, working out all the kinks, then building it directly from the model, I am close to finished with the design of this one, still playing a bit with the bodywork style etc.  any thoughts are welcome.  the tank is an aluminum fuel cell covered by a two piece fiberglass shell, the front part of the shell can be removed to get access to the battery and munit, coils, etc

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #1 on: Apr 21, 2019, 12:41:02 »
did a bit more work figuring things out, designed a headlight using a larger LED unit, didn't like how small the last one looked... any feedback welcome, I'm still not sure how I feel about the seat

Offline Jimbonaut

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #2 on: Apr 21, 2019, 12:58:21 »
 Definitely looks better with the larger headlight, and for my money I love the seat.  Love the whole concept in fact.  Wishing you well as you bring it to life
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Offline Hurco550

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #3 on: Apr 21, 2019, 15:46:21 »
Love it, but first, PLEASE update the 380 thread ;)

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Offline NoRiders

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #4 on: Apr 21, 2019, 18:33:53 »
Renderings are all well n good, but does your design use actual components or are you going to make each one...and then make that piece fit the next and so on?

interested in how this will translate into the real world..;)


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Re: new project idea
« Reply #5 on: Apr 21, 2019, 18:45:03 »
it's built for manufacturability, so many of the parts and assemblies are real world parts, like forks, wheel rims, shock, rearsets, clipons, gauge, etc. the idea is maximum quality and visual appeal, minimum time spent trying to make part a fit part b fit crusty old frame tube c...

Offline crazypj

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #6 on: Apr 22, 2019, 01:30:27 »
You'll find the swing arm mount will be weak, it's been done like that before with various box sections and all ended up with outer bearings of some sort (except on very low power, 5~15bhp). Get hold of Tony Foals Chassis book
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Offline sandmanred

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #7 on: Apr 22, 2019, 07:28:38 »
I like your approach.  I draw what I can too and find it does help work things out.

Is the frame a scratch build?  My $0.02 cents worth is I'd consider rounding the boxy shape so at least from a side profile is has some curves. 

Good luck! 

Offline crazypj

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #8 on: Apr 22, 2019, 13:51:38 »
It's just a basic render, I'm sure when design gets finalised it will be tidied up significantly. I would move swing arm pivot closer to output sprocket, less chain tension deviation
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Offline themotoworks

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Re: new project idea
« Reply #9 on: Apr 22, 2019, 22:14:14 »
not a ton of room there when you include the 52mm taper bearings