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> Time For My New Summer Hobby, Building a bobber chopper!
Sircraigery
post Jun 23 2009, 09:13 AM
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Oh, boy....Math final is over and I just got out of the garage (1:30 am)

Finally get closer and closer to a true frame. She's within 1 degree now (according to my $5 el-cheapo level haha). But, still have to put on the axle hangers and complete all the welds. But that is tomorrow's project.... time permitting; Petroleum eng. midterm is on Thursday.

Anyways, I decided it would be easier to complete cut apart the frame and weld it back together after I did some bending. Here are the pics of the tac welds after everything is in place. This time I also put the engine in, bolted by the 2 front supports (there are 4 total, kinda overkill I figure).
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I also have a pic of the gusset I made for the backbone/down tube junction.
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Far view, the line is good. I put it a bit of an angle downward this time, to shorten the wheels base a bit. Once the tank is on, you'll never see it.
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Rough overfront view. My seat place needs to be trimmed a bit on the right side of the pic, so the back bars look a bit off, but I assure you, they are very very close to perfect now.
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Back angle view to bring things into perspective. You can now see why I wanted to shorten the wheel base haha, I'm going to have a bit of room left behind the engine.
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post Jun 23 2009, 11:11 AM
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Looking good!!!!
For future projects this is a very useful site that I've just found out about!!!
http://chopperhandbook.com/neatstuff/index.html
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post Jun 24 2009, 07:59 AM
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Thanks SG, that's an awesome site. I'll have to consult that from time to time.

Got a few more pics. Wheels is straight now and mounted (but not in pics) !!!

Put the handlebars on, and made my friends hold the parts on the bike for pics haha.


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In this pic the tank needs to be up a bit more. My level was blocking it, but it's off and gone now.

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post Jun 24 2009, 08:56 AM
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Looking good mate!
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post Jun 24 2009, 11:10 AM
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Looking good!!!!
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post Jun 25 2009, 03:26 PM
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I am SO envious! sad.gif


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post Jun 26 2009, 06:40 AM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 25 2009, 03:26 PM) *
I am SO envious! sad.gif


Build one dude!!


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post Jun 27 2009, 08:30 AM
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More pics with the wheel, seat attached, and a partially attached tank (2 bolts out of 4.....they take forever to counter sink the nuts into the frame and grind them to a nice curve).

ENJOY!

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By next week she'll be wired and a rideable running bike (I hope haha)


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Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
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post Jun 27 2009, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (Sircraigery @ Jun 27 2009, 08:30 AM) *
More pics with the wheel, seat attached, and a partially attached tank (2 bolts out of 4.....they take forever to counter sink the nuts into the frame and grind them to a nice curve).

ENJOY!

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By next week she'll be wired and a rideable running bike (I hope haha)

It's getting there!!!! I spy an old Suzi GS on the right!!!
It'll soon be time to get the Flat Black flying!!
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post Jun 28 2009, 09:44 AM
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Sure do mang,

GS 750, and behind that a Honda 450, and the white/gold is a honda 400.

Don't forget we have and old Suzuki 2 storke (c. 1968?) +/- 4 other bikes,


And yeah dude, thanks a lot. The further I get, the more I realize I have to do!!!! Can't wait to get the paint on her. She's going to be hard to sell.... I'll give her that. (Sometimes I hate being a uni student).


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Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
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post Jun 28 2009, 11:27 AM
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Whats the paint gonna be? Matt black rat bike or something nice?
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post Jun 28 2009, 05:09 PM
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QUOTE (sted @ Jun 28 2009, 11:27 AM) *
Whats the paint gonna be? Matt black rat bike or something nice?


Matt black, but I'm doing the body work nice. Lots of people use matt black to cover mistakes, so mine is going to look flawless.


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post Jul 17 2009, 06:31 PM
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Got the foot pegs on, and just finished the rear engine mounts. Working on the battery/electrical box atm. I decided not to go with an oil tank because I don't have the funds right now to buy one.

I'll post pics later this afternoon!


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post Jul 18 2009, 01:16 PM
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Looking forward to seeing them!!
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post Jul 18 2009, 02:33 PM
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cool mate! its going well!
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post Apr 24 2010, 04:35 AM
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New pics from today.

I cut off the old frame (from last year) and made a new one of thicker tubing (0.12" wall). I didn't like some small imperfections and wanted to redo it, so I spent the $100 and build a new frame and a jig. 3 days after the jig was made, the bike was back together. Notice the new axle plates, they are much stronger than before.

It's only tac welded now, but I just set all the goodies on to see what it looked like.

Also, while I was waiting for my tank sealant to dry, I did a quick spray bomb of the stencil I'm using for the tank (just for sizing). I think the size is ok, maybe I'll rotate it clockwise about 20 degrees though.


So far, build tally is around $2500 (cdn), bike included. I'm about 400 hours of labour in as well, but it is my first build so there is A LOT of wasted time in there as well.

New parts:
coils
tires (front/back)
seat
tank & petcock
chain & sprockets
handle bars & grips
headlight
battery
carb kits & pod filters
long cables (for 10" bars)
brake switch
tail light
rear axle plates (very highly recommended!!!)

.... that's all I can think of right now. I'm sure there is more.


Also, which rear fender is better? Squared or rounded. Personally I like rounded, but some of my friends like the square one.


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post Apr 24 2010, 04:45 AM
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Now you're able to work on american choppers!! Hahaha


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Looking good man!!!!

Personally I'd go for the Round as well, but in BLACK!!!
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post Apr 24 2010, 08:30 PM
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hey man, long time no see! Yeah, rounded for my money too! Looking good!
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Round fender...without question!


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