YZ-24 MotoBike ...now SOUTHERN FLYER (6th Place) *revised*

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  1. jats

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    Re: bmX-RATED for ADULTS ONLY - YZ-24 MotoBike HELP NEEDED!

    Dude this swing arm thing is over the top!!!!!!!

    Troy
     
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    Re: bmX-RATED for ADULTS ONLY - YZ-24 MotoBike

    The bend is just for aesthetics. I could have just as easily used a straight tube, but the bend mimics the bend in the down tube and gives it an overall more aggressive look (IMO).
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    The chain stay being close to the chain line is due to the overall geometry as it relates to the shock travel and the look of all of the parts together. I could have rotated the rear triangle down, made taller shock mounts, and gained as much clearance as I wanted, but then it starts looking wrong.
    It's sort of like how women buy shoes, they either look good but are uncomfortable, or function good but look ugly. This was the best compromise for both form and function!
    If it turns out to be a real problem, I've already got a plan for correcting it. :wink:



    Thanks Troy, still got to make more room for all of that rubber! :D
     
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    Re: bmX-RATED for ADULTS ONLY - YZ-24 MotoBike

    Unfortunately I have decided to put this build on hold. :cry: I will finish it later though.

    See post :arrow: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=74218

    This will allow me to continue participating in all of the fun of the build-off.
     
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    i pm'ed you
     
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    Re: bmX-RATED for ADULTS ONLY - YZ-24 MotoBike On Hold

    I can see your point of not wanting to take any shortcuts on this one to make the deadline.
    Still 4.5 weeks to go for another rat build. You kane dew eeet!!! I built BEER RUN in 30 days.
     
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    Re: bmX-RATED for ADULTS ONLY - YZ-24 MotoBike On Hold

    That's the plan!
    One part of me don't want to let go, but the other part knows better.

    I will still continue to work on the Yamaha all along and will post as I go, but the pressure to meet the deadline will be lifted. This is my first time in the competition and I don't want to reach the end with an unfinished bike.

    I'll start a new thread showing my second attempt soon! :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: bmX-RATED for ADULTS ONLY - YZ-24 MotoBike On Hold

    :D looking forward to it TRM!

    Luke.
     
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    can't wait to see your new frame!!!! its gonna be spaztacular!!!!!

    Troy
     
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    You've invested so much time already on this build...why not continued with this thread? Last year I build two bikes with two different names in one thread. You are allowed to changed the build only once and you can only submit one entry in the competition. Also there's nothing in the rules that limits you to how often you can change the name? It's a shame MotoBike has to be put on hold, but we all understand...smart time management supersedes creative exploration every time! :) Looking forward to your new build.
     
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    SOUTHERN FLYER

    SOUTHERN FLYER Starts Here.

    This will be the frame for my do over...
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    It's an early 50's CWC WESTERN FLYER
    It will be named...

    SOUTHERN FLYER
     
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    Thanks for the support Luke and Troy. I'll try not to disappoint. :)


    That would work to keep this thread. I'm waiting for one of the mods to advise me on how to switch. I guess I'll leave it here at least for now. I'm looking forward to getting started, thanks!
     
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    Love those frames.
    Cant wait to see what you do with it!

    Luke.
     
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    Re: YZ-24 MotoBike ......NOW SOUTHERN FLYER

    I am jealous of that cwc. I really want to find one. Love the lines of that frame.
    Good luck buddy!
     
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    Re: YZ-24 MotoBike ......NOW SOUTHERN FLYER

    Thanks guys.
    I've started chem stripping the frame and fenders today. The bike is already starting to dictate to me the direction it'll be going in.

    I'm stoked about this build! It will be the opposite of the YZ-24. No technical stuff, just use what you've got and make it RAT!!! :!: :!: :!:

    Pictures coming soon. :D
     
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    Re: YZ-24 MotoBike ......NOW SOUTHERN FLYER

    Here are the fenders that will be used. I bought them from RRB member Denver Razorback back in February.

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    Re: YZ-24 MotoBike ......NOW SOUTHERN FLYER

    Got the frame and fenders mostly stripped today.
    Found a cool surprise on the fenders. See of you spot it... :)
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    You can see the frame in the background. It's green now.
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    Didn't get an after picture yet. I'll try to get one tomorrow.
     
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    Re: YZ-24 MotoBike ......NOW SOUTHERN FLYER

    Here's the pallet of parts. I don't have an extensive parts stash like some others on here (think Kingfish :mrgreen: ) so I'll be able to narrow it down pretty quickly! The tan saddle will most likely make the cut. I found it at a thrift store for $1 on the same day that I switched bikes. I took that as a conformation of making the right call. :D

    I stopped the paint stripping on the frame when it reached the original green. I wanted to think about keeping it before it was gone forever. What do ya'll think?

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    Re: YZ-24 MotoBike ......NOW SOUTHERN FLYER

    Had some time yesterday to work on a logo. I googled a picture to go by and recreated my own version...

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    Here's the original...

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    I like the middle seat!

    BTW, I think you were right to keep the same thread. It is, after all, a record of your build off bike. You can just start a new thread in the builds section for the Yamaha, with a link to this thread for people who want to catch the beginning of the build.
     

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