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Author Topic: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build  (Read 3015 times)

Offline Thetoolman

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #20 on: Mar 06, 2018, 21:25:27 »
Interesting project.  I can't get past the 3.5" x 17" front rim though.  That's a touch wide for the front end of a seventies 125/175 dirt bike isn't it?  What are you planning for the rear and what's the overall plan - mini motard or something different?

The 17x3.5" front might have not been the best choice if I'm being honest lol. The plan has been 17x3.5" front with 110-70 front tire, 17x3.5" rear with 130-70 tire, I'm gonna have to mount up a tire on this front hoop and see what it's gonna look like, if I'm not happy with the outcome I'll put the 110-70 on a 2.5".

The overall plan is I guess cafe with a bit of scrambler in it. This dt125 that I'll post a pic of has a huge inspiration to me on this build.

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #21 on: Mar 07, 2018, 06:00:03 »
Looks like a cool project. Good luck!

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #22 on: Mar 07, 2018, 06:38:30 »
 Interesting.

But I like the wheels being almost the same size front and rear.

I'm in search of a little CB175 engine myself to do something like this.
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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #23 on: Mar 07, 2018, 09:29:15 »
Signing up to watch, looks nifty so far.
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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #24 on: Mar 07, 2018, 10:58:20 »
Very cool, Nice work on the steering stem as well.

Offline Thetoolman

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #25 on: Mar 10, 2018, 17:36:27 »
Thanks guys! I took the frame up to work and got a bit of work done.
I decided to do something a bit different with the tail cowl this time, I bent up some tubing and cut it in half, then welded up a piece of straight tube in between them to give it a squared off look in the back, then I skelotonized the cowl with 3/4" chromoly tubing and welded it all up. I'm gonna make filler pieces out of fiberglass to inclose it. I should be able to get 2 anti gravity batteries back there.

Only thing left to do on the frame is enclose the subframe so the wiring will be hidden and make seat mounts and then the frame will be ready for powdercoat.

Offline Thetoolman

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #26 on: Mar 10, 2018, 17:38:07 »
View from the back.

Does anyone know why my photos keep getting turned sideways? I'm using the "attach files" underneath the message area.

Offline Thetoolman

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #27 on: Mar 11, 2018, 15:24:55 »
Got a little bit done last night and this morning.
got my triples back from the powdercoater last Friday so test fitted them to make sure this stem length is gonna work and that I got it straight lol. It's looking good!

Also got my woodcraft clip ons in the mail so test fit them, I'm probably gonna take them to be powdercoated, not really liking the matte black when everything else is gloss.

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #28 on: Mar 11, 2018, 15:25:55 »
The clip ons

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Re: Thetoolman's 197? At1?!? Build
« Reply #29 on: Mar 11, 2018, 15:36:15 »
Watching. This is neat!

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