The Streamliner

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by David Cooksey, May 1, 2019.

  1. OddJob

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    What about a hood to cover just the upper front quarter of the front wheel? That would follow the line from the top tube area and flow over the front wheel and downward.
     
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  2. bikewhorder

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    I would totally use the front fender.
     
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  3. toro1978

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    I also feel the fender should stay. I think a full bodywork bike without the front fender would look either incomplete or uncomplete. (Ok, a bagger bike will usually get away with it).

    I think someone suggested louvre openings earlier, I'd consider some to make sure motor is being cooled enough. Although as long as you don't ride it like you stole it I wouldn't worry too much about overheating. Never actually heard of anyone overheating their E-motor.
    Still, I think you should go with your original plan and use the fender.
     
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  4. kingfish254

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    What a beauty!!!!! It's cool beyond words already, but it does need a streamlined front to be complete both artistically and functionally. You gotta have the leading edge cut through the air if you have any hopes of "going plaid" and reaching Ludicrous Speed.

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  5. GuitarlCarl

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    Hmm. Maybe continue the arc created from the rear forward on the lower half of the body, to bring a nice covered front wheel peeking out at the front. What is the rear lip off the ground, maybe 10 inches? Match the front lip...might be cool.

    Carl.

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
  6. RustyGold

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    Not in actual looks, but in concept, your creation always brings the Buell RR1200 Battletwin to mind. So, maybe some inspiration...

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    Jason
     
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  7. The Renaissance Man

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    Can't wait to see it with the front finished. So nice!
     
  8. LukeTheJoker

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    To have done all this work and not do the front would be criminal, it would be fair to pause here to make sure it is ridable and enterable though. (Provided it got fully finished at a later date of course. ;))
     
  9. David Cooksey

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    Thanks for all your input.
    The front will be covered.
    I will only enter if its finished. That's the rules :)

    I may not be paying my bills this month because I'm spending time on this when I should be working lol
     
  10. MONARKofSoCal

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    Caught the front fender debate a bit late
    but I think an Indian chief fender would flow nicely
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  11. Klunkruiser

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    Or something like this rear fenderskirt s-l400.jpg
    semi-open
     
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  12. David Cooksey

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    Made a start on left side the front cover.
    Will it get done in time for the weekend?
    Will it get done before September 9th?
    Will it look garbage?
    Will I have done enough work to pay my bills this month?


    Exciting isn't it!
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  13. SwissGuy

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    You can do it!
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    Of course! We believe in you! Don't let us down!
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    Certainly not!
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    I hope so!
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    Oh YES!
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  14. OddJob

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    That's exactly what I was trying to get at in my comment above ^ ! Perfect example Jason!
     
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  15. David Cooksey

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    It's going to be a long night in the workshop!
    I'm not going home till its finished.
    Well, except the stand. That will have to wait.
     
  16. David Cooksey

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    A blank canvas
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    I drew all sorts of line on it to see what looked right.
    I tried all of your suggestions, but actually went right back to an idea I had a few years ago for an "art deco" bike.
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    I needed to make another batch of those threaded plates. Man, they are tiresome to make... Mark out, centre punch, drill, tap, debur, jigsaw them out, debur the edges, degrease them, paint and finally run the tap through to clear any paint from the thread. Then I can rivet them in place!

    So this is how the bike looks now
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    I've had to take it apart so it will fit in my car in the morning. At least I hope it will fit in!
    My son is going to the drag racing with me so we are taking his bike on the bike rack.
    It's a shame I can't be there on judging day, but hey ho, it's not like I've put much effort in......
     
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  17. David Cooksey

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    Oh, and I haven't actually had the bike together completely yet......

    I'm hoping it will all go smoothly tomorrow. I am taking quite a few tools to help me, including a large hammer......
     
  18. David Cooksey

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    A few random shots from this evening.
    I needed to do a little clearencing around the brake calliper
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  19. The Renaissance Man

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    Looks awesome! Can't wait to see it all together!
     
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  20. sandman

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    My eye's are drawn to the cars in the background .
     
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