"Dago" Resurrecting a 350F gently

ronnie

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neevo said:
Just got caught up on your thread ronnie, looking awesome and at that stage where its just about to come together... very exciting.

I noticed on your SS bolt kit for your engine it appears to have washers, is that correct? I didn't get any with mine but may look to add them for that shouldered look.
Some of the individual bags had washers but I ended up buying a bag of 8mmx12mm shouldered Allen head bolts for the oil pan and cut down others of other things the kit didn't include. But when I got the extra bolts, I bought SS washers to use too. I figured it would help distribute the load a little better on the AL, and keep from twisting the paint off. But I agree, I think it adds a little something extra.

Yea man, thanks.. Just waiting on some wheel spacers from Brad and I get home from Boston next week and I'll get to it with mounting the tank properly and glassing the seat up and fitted. Also, need to find some chromoly tubing to make the seat hoop on the back.

Just excited to get home to knock some things out. The Spring Thaw isn't far away and I don't want to miss it on this bike!

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ronnie

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So you guys should know by now what happens when I get home from work... UPDATES and PICTURES!

I got home and my fairing was waiting there in the garage, so of course I threw it on the bike with the tank, side cover, and seat for a quick mock up and a smidge of motivating visuals. I didn't do much in the actual "work" department, I did however throw the clip-ons on the forks to get some measuring of where they need to be, how the seat and tank feel, etc.

Anyways here are some pictures...









 

ronnie

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neevo said:
Wow. Sexy time!

Is it made for the bike I does it require some "massaging"?
Yea it will take a little massaging bit not too much. It is for a benelli 350 which is a similar sized inline 4 bike. It's just hard right now because the bike can't stand on its own so the stand gets in the way.

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Kemp

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It's going to be a looker. The lines of the fairing really work with your Benelli tank and cafe bullet seat, a classic!
 

ronnie

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Kanticoy said:
Pure sex dude...as opposed to tainted sex. It's a good thing.
Haha! Thanks, Yea I hope it's pure first then gets tainted, I feel that would be correct order!

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ronnie

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A little update this week.. Put my bottom bearing on for the steering stem so I can halfway mount the front end without it moving around so much. I trimmed down the fork stop so the bike can turn more than a inch, though I still need to take off some off the actual lower triple to get the rest. I started working on the tank and getting it mounted. I got some thin wall 1 1/2" pipe, split it and bent it to make a gromet mount to weld on to the tank. I bough a 3/8" grade 8 shouldered bolt to weld onto the existing gromet holders on the frame. I'll be using a combination of hose to make the new rubber gromets for the new tank as its a bit wider underneath than the stock tank. One of the holders on the tank needs a little attitude adjusting to get it straigher but other than that, I'm happy with the results.

Well here are the pictures as of now..













 

clem

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Looks like you will have enough extra space under that tank to hide some stuff. That was a great idea on those tank mounts.
 

ronnie

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clem said:
Looks like you will have enough extra space under that tank to hide some stuff. That was a great idea on those tank mounts.
Actually there isn't that much when the coils see under there.. Though maybe behind them.

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behrboy

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Thanks for sharing. I am so impressed with folks who can turn a thought in their head into a fabricated piece of metal. Sick!
 

ronnie

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bradj said:
You get those parts my man
Thanks again Brad, I'll fit them up when I get home!

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Kanticoy

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Ooooooh, nice. You're at that point in the build like I am when you say "screw it, I've already spent a fortune!"
 

ronnie

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Kanticoy said:
Ooooooh, nice. You're at that point in the build like I am when you say "screw it, I've already spent a fortune!"
Hahaha! Yea! Just want it to get done, haha!

JustinLonghorn said:
Your bike is going to be purrdy.
That's the plan my man!
 

ronnie

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So I did some work tonight on the bike... Feel like things are coming together nicely for once, and I hope the momentum keeps it up. I welded up a hole I burnt out with over zealous cutting with the acetylene torch last year. Then I whipped out the naphtha bottle and bent a small piece of tubing for the gas tank rear mount. Took a little while and some persuasion with a rather big hammer, but it came out pretty nice. The tank fits in it perfect so that is really all that matters. If anyone wants to say something about a couple gaps between the tank and mount will get a swift kick in the pants. Tomorrow I'm going to make up the brackets/flat plate for the seat pan to ride on and weld those on.

Here are your pictures.






















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