"A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

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Thanks Cory! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Also glad you could finally come out for a ride!

I've been messing a bit with the leaner sidecar for this thing again lately. I re worked the subframe to gain a bit more gound clearance as well as getting the hardware sorted for the heim joints. All 5/8 fine grade 8 bolts.
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Here's a bit of a look at what it sits under the bike.
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Getting more ground clearance is a catch 22 in a way. The higher the subframe is also means the less lean angle you get. Should still be plenty.
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Decided that I'd go with an aluminum spare wheel from a fox body Mustang. It'll be mounted to a late model ford fiesta hub. Did a bit of d/a and scotch bright work and it matches the tank and fender pretty well.
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Made some fixturing to start building the frame. This is about where I sit as of right now.
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ridesolo

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Looks great to me!

(EDIT: what's shown there in your jig is the part that bolts to the bike, right? Isn't it backwards or am I not seeing it right? Looks to me like it's currently set up so the hack will be on the right hand side not the left.)
 
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Hurco550

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Looks great to me!

(EDIT: what's shown there in your jig is the part that bolts to the bike, right? Isn't it backwards or am I not seeing it right? Looks to me like it's currently set up so the hack will be on the right hand side not the left.)
Haha funny you should mention that. I walked in this morning and realized that i fixtured it up completely backwards haha fixing that now. Good catch
 

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Haha funny you should mention that. I walked in this morning and realized that i fixtured it up completely backwards haha fixing that now. Good catch
Yeah, somehow something just didn't look right to me. Thought maybe you were thinking of a move to a "driving on the left side" region.
 

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I don't know that I'll go orange on the frame, though that's an interesting thought. I won't be painting it black though, that's decided.
Was looking back through this thread to find some info that I thought was buried somewhere. Never found it, but I did find this comment, which didn't age well lol
 

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Was looking back through this thread to find some info that I thought was buried somewhere. Never found it, but I did find this comment, which didn't age well lol
The orange was a really good decision, that's for sure.
 

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That might get you a post on BikeBound and/or Bike EXIF. Cool. Too bad the side hack won't be ready by then.
 

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