Brat / Bob

sasquach

Member
I don't know what the hell to call it . I wasn't gonna put up a build thread until I was into it a little more . But what the hell I need and respect alot of your opinions and advice . So here goes .

The day she came home



Cutting the swing arm for a 4 in stretch



welded up



bolted up and on the ground




before cutting the frame



After



Kinda a rough idea what I'm going for mocked up in PVC



I'm now at the point I can start tacking the DOM tubing to where I want it . can't really get anything done untill I get my Cadillac put away for the winter then hopefully I will get more done . Thanks for the look and any advice .

Kevin
 

sasquach

Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

So last night I got everything pretty much tacked together . I also played around with the tank position and set the fender in place to kinda get an idea of what I want to do.

 

boisdarc

New Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

Is this what they call a "konged" frame? Pretty cool, pvc is a good idea, totally gonna gangster that for any future frame mods.
 

sasquach

Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

boisdrc
I think thats what it's called . The pvc was alot cheaper in case I screwed up . LOL
Mike
I'm thinking just using a steel gusset at the rear part of the frame and taking the originals off the old frame and mounting to that .
 

sasquach

Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

Was gonna try drilling out the spot welds and lifting the frame section off .It didnt work so I got out the trusty sawzall and went to tow .
 

trek97

Active Member
DTT BOTM WINNER
Re: Brat/ Bob

WOW! That thing is ALREADY freakin awesome. Hurry up I cant wait. lol
 

sasquach

Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

Thanks I'm working on it a little at a time . Try to get atleast an hour a night on it but I don't want to piss off the neighbors with the noise at 12:30 in the morning . LOl
 

trek97

Active Member
DTT BOTM WINNER
Re: Brat/ Bob

Oh now your talkin my language!!! My whole life i wake up at 3 a.m. ( I hate it) so thats when i work on my projects out in the garage. I fire up the 4 inch grinder, 12" chop saw...etc. My neighbors have to deal. The wife & daughter could sleep through a frieght train. Never bugs them. Unless I open the big door and sit a rev the thing. Checking timing or whatever. But I usually hold off on that sort of stuff till atleast 6 am.
Have you seen "Worlds fastest Indian" its alot like that. LOL. They love me. My entire bike was pretty much Built before 6 am...cause thats when I have to get in the shower to get to work on time.
 

sasquach

Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

I needed somewhere to bolt the lower part of the rear fender so i took the scrap part of the swingarm I cut up for the extension and added a hoop.



Finished product

 

Big R

Heaven is so far away.
Re: Brat/ Bob

Deja vu! I just saw this the other day........

I'll be following from here on out.
 

Hoosier Daddy

Earache my eye...
Re: Brat/ Bob

Keeping an eye on this one! I can relate to your insomnia, on the weekends when I could sleep in, my eyes pop open and I start thinking "Bike". Make some coffee, check out DTT, and out to the shop I go... sometimes all by 4:00 am.
 

cqyqte

Grumpy retired oldtimer... "eat a Snickers bar"
Re: Brat/ Bob

sasquach said:
Cutting the swing arm for a 4 in stretch



welded up



Did you use "internal sleaves" or "pigs" before you welded the swingarm back up ? :eek:
 

sasquach

Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

I osed 2 pieces of a heavier pipe that I slid into the swingarm and the took another swingarm and cut it and used 4in. to make it longer .

These are what I used

 

cqyqte

Grumpy retired oldtimer... "eat a Snickers bar"
Re: Brat/ Bob

Cool by sequence it looked like you justed rejoined the pieces adding the extension in the middle and I was foreseeing the disaster. But if you use an internal sleave for added strength alls cool. :)
 

sasquach

Member
Re: Brat/ Bob

Ya that would be a disaster but with the little knowlage I have and places like this I can get things dfone the right way.
 
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