Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 BUILD JOURNALS' started by The Renaissance Man, Aug 3, 2017.
The tank graphics are masked off and paint applied.
Awesome ratty fix for the loose dropout and great screw choice. Can't wait to see the graphics +loving the rapid pace of this build..great stuff.
In my haste I never got around to how the tank would fasten together. I finally stopped at Lowe's this afternoon and picked up some10-24 wood insert nuts and machine screws. This material is pretty soft so screwing directly into it would not hold up after taking it on and off a few times.
This was the last of the fabrication. All that's left is putting it all together!
Had to wait for the rain to pass and then took it out for a test ride. I didn't go far before the rear tire was rubbing hard against the frame. I thought it was the dropout problem but it turned out to be user error. The rear axel nuts where barely snug and the wheel shifted.
Anyway, here's the tank graphics. I drew it to fit the space on the tank and then cut a mask. Normally I would silk screen this sort of thing.
The tank shape wasn't planned with this in mind, but after I added the wings the indents seemed to make more sense. It's been fun making this stuff up as I go along. I'm very happy with the result!
TRM, Yowzer, Wowzer!
Here's a teaser until I get my final pics tomorrow.
Just roll with it and listen to what the bike tells you! You have always been a great bike listener!
11:11 has crossed the finish line!
See the finished pics HERE.
This ones for you!
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Dammit Jim, that's what I needed for setback last year.
Cooler than dangit competitor.
It does have a similar look now that you mention it! They both have a grab handle for a top bar.
Took 11:11 out for a ride this morning!
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