72 CL100, Piglet

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Finally! Metric U-bolts arrived to finish the fab of the Highwaybars/bump protection/stick-crasher bars.
Greg is spending this weekend to weld everything up.
While Em Bob and I work on fun misc jobs - installing clutch discs w springs and a bunch of odds and ends stuff

Also, scored a sweet NOS foot peg bracket. 8) 8) To replace the broken-braised one. FTW
Greg and I plan to beef up the week spot of the new one. As most I find have been broken.

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I just got the best idea ever. Since I got nothing but time and nothing else going on...yes, thats sarcasm.

Rach is gonna teach me to use her sewing machine.

Gonna look at making a custom seat cover. ;D

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Compressor and blast cabinet good to go.
Regulated 140psi, 3/4in piped up to cabinet throttled down to 3/8in to gun.
And regulated 1/2in, 90psi for tools.

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Cheapy HF cabinet flexes when I pull the guns trigger. LOL

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My buddy Greg busy welding up bash pan and beefing up foot pegs.

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Greg really di an awesome job beefing up the NOS pegs w 1/2" angle iron.

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Em Bob sand blasting the parts prepping for epoxy.

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Installed.

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trek97

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Sprocket swap...

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A lesson in proper torque.

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Rachel Is teaching me to sew.
First project - Handlebar pad cover.
Not perfect, but if that was all I was after, I woulda paid a pro to do it. :)
Still learning. 8). Next job will be seat cover to match.

https://youtu.be/U-CmD_5dKwE

Before

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After

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Sonreir said:
That's pretty damn sexy.

Thanks, haha- Exactly what Im going for..."Sexy Piglet" ;D

Ordered Rachel a new Singer yesterday evening.
I gave her this machine in the video 30years ago, for Christmas. And it just doesn't have the power needed for all this thick stuff.

So new Heavy Duty Singer arrives Thursday. Hope I will get seat cover done over the coming weekend.
 

crazypj

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Is that an ordinary sewing machine or heavy duty?
 

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crazypj said:
Is that an ordinary sewing machine or heavy duty?

ordinary - just posted above new Heavy Duty is en route now.
 

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Singer 4452

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZWX100/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Maritime

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Did you go new "new" or new to you? There is all kinds of good used HD singers out there with parts available etc. I got one for 75 bucks that sewed my leather seat, and a bunch of other stuff so far. The right needles are really important though. More so than the machine.
 

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Maritime said:
Did you go new "new" or new to you? There is all kinds of good used HD singers out there with parts available etc. I got one for 75 bucks that sewed my leather seat, and a bunch of other stuff so far. The right needles are really important though. More so than the machine.

New NEW w leather needles too.
 

Maritime

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Ok good, I was trying with just HD needles, it sucked, I was breaking them all over, after I got the right leather needles it went through like butter. that's the machine I got for 75.
 

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Bth regular point and ball point needles. Im not sure the difference...but Rach may know.
 

crazypj

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That's cool stuff. I haven't done a seat for probably 15 yrs, last one I did by hand which took a while ;D
 

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Yup Rach knows. She says ball points NOT for leather. Proper leather needles have a cutting point.
 

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crazypj said:
That's cool stuff. I haven't done a seat for probably 15 yrs, last one I did by hand which took a while ;D

Rachel says... :eek: OMG :eek:
 

Maritime

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trek97 said:
Yup Rach knows. She says ball points NOT for leather. Proper leather needles have a cutting point.

yep, once I ordered a set and got them they are very different from the others I had. there was no local supply here and I got antsy to sew and broke about 5 needles and only got 2 seams done before I gave up and ordered the right needles. Then I finished the whole seat without breaking another. Live and learn.
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Singer-2087-Leather-Machine-Needles/dp/B01FRGACD6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525793470&sr=8-1&keywords=singer%2Bcutting%2Bpoint%2Bleather%2Bneedles&th=1
I got 2 packs of these coming.
 

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