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  1. Funkme

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    I am trying to hide the top tube a bit,I prefer to see more tank and seat...It looks a right mess right now. Hope to weld it all,grind and a undercoat tomorrow
     
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  2. Funkme

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    Thanx Jake.
    Glad you made it into this years build-off. See ya at the finish line.
     
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  3. Brian macumber

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    What's that Springer front you have I like it
     
  4. Funkme

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    It is a original from a Moto Guzzino 65[​IMG]
     
  5. toro1978

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    I somehow missed where You got that fork, just assumed it was from some other moped.
    I think it is really cool that You could use a part from the vehicle You are emulating.
     
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  6. Nepali

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    Looking at your bike cant wait to see it finished. I like your lines. Great work.
     
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  7. Funkme

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    Okay so updates on my progress.
    I have been fighting with a nest of yellow jackets that have been camped near the entrance of my work shop... I am a let live type of person,so I was fine until they started to become more aggressive. So managed to get rid of them for awhile until this morning. Opened my door and this time I was bitten,so now they will be killed off any means possible...

    I managed to get the frame welded and sanded and started to make the rear plate from fiberglass.

    Double shocked
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    Chopped another bike for the seat stay.
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    The frame.
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    Cardboard with foil wrapped and then tape served as the template.
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    A few layers on.
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    And then..... wait for it....

    Decided to put the bike back together for a check...
    NOTHING was straight... The whole frame was twisted.
    I spat the dummy and tried everything,to understand WHY?
    So I quit...[​IMG]
    And then I thought nah!!!! What would the Boyz do.
    So I just chopped the frame in half. I noticed only one bar was slightly off(must have moved when welding)
    And then had a closer look at the bottom bracket area,it is totally twisted.

    So I am back at the start again.
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    I need to get a frame welded up and finished by the end of today.
    I am still not sure if I can finish in time, but I will sure give it a go...
    I only have Sundays all day free.
    I have another frame to chop,it was the frame I was using for the gunslinger,did not want to destroy it but,don't have time to look for scrap bikes. I had another one,but it is heavy and not shaped how I want it. 15822094_10154424896129811_1987144036_n.jpg
     

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  8. toro1978

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    The fast and simple way would be to leave the frame as it is. If the bars are too close make a seat post that goes further back, not a 45° layback, but a 90°. Probably extend the swingarm a bit if needed.
    Also when going with double shocks change the mounting points in order to secure more leverage. I had a fully years ago that I had installed two shocks on (one on each side of the frame) and while it looked awesome the suspension made the susprension practically non-existant.
     
  9. OddJob

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    Her main issue is the BB. Read again.
     
  10. OddJob

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    Keep on keepin' on Ms Funk! We are cheering for you from the sidelines! :41:
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Hope you had better luck with the insects than the frame.
    Fresh start.
    Good luck getting to the finish line. We're rooting for ya.
     
  12. toro1978

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    Sorry, I didn't make myself clear enough. I meant the new frame You posted, not the one with the twisted BB.
     
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  13. Funkme

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    You lost me at :acute::21::21::21:
     
  14. Funkme

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    Dead,done and dusted,good ole baygon...
    This bike seems to be pushing me to my limits,3 years wanting to build it...
    But I made progress.:D
    Not out yet.
     
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    OddJob thanx for the push... I am not out yet,but have to start moving faster to be able to reach the finish line...
    This bike has become my Nemesis,but I will conquer.
    After getting rid of the yellow jackets,I started to attack the frame again.
    Started trying to understand the rear end and why it was bent... I manipulated it some what back inline,the left drop needs to be tapped down a little more.
    Looks like a whole lot of wonky chinese welding if you ask me.
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    Round 2.
    The frame triangle getting re-welded
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    My primitive and fast jig set up.
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    Started losing light,but managed to get the frame mostly welded up...
    Will finish the rest tomorrow and add on all the tabs etc.
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    Look straight as a arrow,no bent head tube.

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    Even the double shocks line up from the previous frame.
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    Don't care so much if the shocks spring or not.
    The saddle has plenty of spring,not to mention the forks. I have a feeling this will be a bouncy one...

    Not easy trying to work in 38'c in the shade.
    Also I will be changing the seat fixture a little.
    This frame is more stretched,will have a better look at it tomorrow.
    The biggest thing left to do is sand all the fiberglassing and make the Top of the tank...
     
  16. The Renaissance Man

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    Keep pushing ahead!
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    :eek: That means something a bit different to an Aussie!

    Nice work with the build. Keep it up, I’m glad you haven’t quit despite the set backs.
     
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    Oops, :oops: guess I should've said "We are cheering you on!" :21:
     
  19. GuitarlCarl

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    What would the boyz do? I make it up as I go along... but a jig is awesome to work with even the primitive one I made out of uni-strut. Anything straight and fairly rigid should work, I know a guy that uses a wood 4x4 beam. the other way is lying flat on a big welding table with a handful of spacers. Either way, you got this.

    Carl.
     
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  20. Funkme

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    Yeah I really need to make a proper one,and a work stand if I am going to continue on...
     

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