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MotorbikeBruno

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Shortround said:
You just can’t use polyester resin with carbon. Well you can, but the working time is so short. Sounds like you used polyester or even vinyl ester epoxy. To much shrinkage, which is never a good thing. That stuff is made for boats. A couple of extra lbs doesn’t matter on a 1000 lb hull. Which is why they use gel coat and a ton of resin to keep if from distorting. And stay away from surfboard resin. Most is non-blushing which translates to Pain-In-The-Ass.
I bet that's what I used. I was 16 years old so I think it was a cost/availability issue that I just didn't understand or care to learn at the time. Maybe I'll take a crack at it again. And those are fantastic shots of all of the "sisters" :)
 

doc_rot

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damn Shortround! that some nice work. do you have more pictures?
 

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Rat_ranger said:
Feb 2017-Aug 2018. Thats fast progress for me.
Fantastic work! Time frame is not at all unreasonable. I really like the overall style and finish. Sure miss my '73 Yammie... (my mom sold it for peanuts while I was in boot camp)
 

Rat_ranger

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It's a fun bike. The rephase gives it a nice sound, and the EFI works really well and will get better as I ride more with a laptop.

Don't you hate parents getting rid of something just because you aren't there?
 

Rat_ranger

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I did it myself. It needed new rods, so I took it apart, reassembled, trued, and had a coworker tig it for me. The cam I rephased myself as well. I did it for the sound and to see if I could. I couldn't have afforded to send it out to be done.
 

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Rat_ranger said:
I did it myself. It needed new rods, so I took it apart, reassembled, trued, and had a coworker tig it for me. The cam I rephased myself as well. I did it for the sound and to see if I could.
I'd sure love to see photos and read a write-up on THAT project!
 

Rat_ranger

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Lol, I cheated on the cam. I was programming and running a mill/turn when I did it. So I programmed it to drill two 3 hole patterns 41.54* apart and then part right in the center. That let me use 3 1/4" dowels to align everything and the press fit of the sprocket holds it together.

The crank I tore apart and rebuilt according to the manual, just I cut a new notch for the sprocket and pressed the right side on advanced 3 splines.

I didn't get any pics of the crank in process since others have done write ups.
 

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To me, that's VERY interesting.

I like to see the whirly bits chucked up in the lathe/mill, being sliced and diced. I came very late to the game when a new-found friend who is a custom knifemaker opened his shop to me. He also builds amazing custom belt grinders, and has a selection of 5 different models that each do a very specific job, 2 of which are extremely adjustable. Add to that a large lathe that can accommodate rifle barrel building, no less than 3 full-size mills including an antique Bridgeport, two band saws, and both mig & tig welders, and it's a like a slice of heaven. (oh, yes, excellent lighting AND air conditioning)...
 

Rat_ranger

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grandpaul said:
To me, that's VERY interesting.

I like to see the whirly bits chucked up in the lathe/mill, being sliced and diced. I came very late to the game when a new-found friend who is a custom knifemaker opened his shop to me. He also builds amazing custom belt grinders, and has a selection of 5 different models that each do a very specific job, 2 of which are extremely adjustable. Add to that a large lathe that can accommodate rifle barrel building, no less than 3 full-size mills including an antique Bridgeport, two band saws, and both mig & tig welders, and it's a like a slice of heaven. (oh, yes, excellent lighting AND air conditioning)...
Ah the joys of a smaller shop. The last place I worked at there was no heat in the winter and no fans in the summer. But I got to learn how to program, set up and run a dual spindle live tool lathe. Most of the parts for my bike were made on an old Induma mill and a 1940s Atlas lathe. Only parts I cheated and used the CNC on were the cam and velocity stacks. Things worked out well for me as I had wanted a mill and lathe for years, and when it was time to leave the army I went straight into school for machining. I'm lucky in that one thing I really wanted to learn pays the bills and is still fun.
 

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Good news: I still have 'em

Bad news: they are completely trashed. The backside/bottom was rusted out of each muffler for a good ways

I keep telling myself I'll find something to do with them. For now they are just décor/taking up space (top left)

 

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