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Author Topic: Building my own two-stroke "Mongrel" - Inspired by CharlieT & TedT  (Read 29434 times)

Offline BillyGoat4130

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Well this day was a long time coming, but got my tires mounted, and wheels back on the bike. I'm working on a pre-flight check list and gotta order a few other odds and ends before I can take it for a puttering around initial test ride :)




Ride height wound up at 32in on the seat with the tires, no sag which is pretty good I think.



Rear swing arm angle at 15 degrees droop, again, no rider weight.




Front rake on the forks 27 degrees, without a rider. This is with the shortened rear shock, so if I put a regular length one back on it, that would steepen it up if I want something a bit more faster turning feeling. Don't know until I ride it, but I wanted to be on the longer rake bit more stable end of the spectrum to start with, at least.









While it looks tall, its mostly just ground clearance under the frame and engine be cause the frame is made some compactly. The plus side to that is, should be plenty of room between it and the ground to run an underslung exhaust like I wanted to, eventually :)
« Last Edit: Jul 08, 2017, 15:33:13 by BillyGoat4130 »
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Offline Popeye SXM

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Great to see some progress.  That exhaust is mad, I love it

Offline BillyGoat4130

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Great to see some progress.  That exhaust is mad, I love it

Thanks! I am looking forward to building version 2.0 - and trying to go under frame...should be fun. I wont be able to resist not taking it for a rip with this one on it atleast a few times first though... :)
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Offline BillyGoat4130

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Yesterday I was able to finish the shifting linkage. A little hokey looking at the moment but with some clean up I think it will be okay. It does cycle through and work, and since each rod end is adjustable + can move it on the shaft splines I have a lot of adjustment in positioning. The one thing is I had to extend a lever down from the shaft pretty far to connect the ball end, to clear under the footpeg. In turn, this makes the shifter throw long to fully engage a gear. It kind of has to be this length to clear under the peg bracket. So, you guys may wind up getting your way and having at least the left side welded to the frame or I have to get a bit more creative in how it hooks up.

I will get it off the table and sit on it some soon and see if its a totally unreasonable amount of throw or just a pain in the ass. At the moment it seems tolerable. I'm getting pretty close to being able to take it for a ride around the yard at least.

Also gonna put the SV shock back on that I had originally, now that I have some tires, and see how the stance changes also for shits and giggles.
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017, 10:03:05 by BillyGoat4130 »
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Offline Alex jb

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Looking forward to seeing it roll & smoke!


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Offline BillyGoat4130

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Gonna try and get it together enough to run in chassis and maybe go for a ride around the yard today.
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Offline BillyGoat4130

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Getting closer to a run and test ride!!
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Offline Alex jb

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Getting closer to a run and test ride!!

That spannie stick out like a hernia!
It's awesome!

Don't burn ya leg :)


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Offline BillyGoat4130

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Okay ya'll, these CR Hi-bend dirtbike bars are not going to cut it, even rotated forward like that. May wind up trying just a piece of 7/8 chromoly in a drag bars configuration, but any other suggestions/ideas?

Also, I wound up with that Hayabusa front master cylinder, and in my ignorance didn't realize that the reservoir was made at an angle to accommodate the clipons that turn down...if anyone wants to trade for something else that would work better, let me know?
« Last Edit: Jul 23, 2017, 18:51:42 by BillyGoat4130 »
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Offline ridesolo

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Looks great.  Does that have an automatic clutch?
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