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Old 03-03-2017, 12:17 AM
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On my 3hp crank I had to cut off the end so the pull start would work. The 3.5 dont use the old flywheel screw on thing-a-ma-bob.�� just a nut. I'm gonna just use the engine to mock up my drive while I swap meet for a 4hp. Getting the brakes worked out. A before and after pic of how I will finish the look.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:53 AM
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Builds on hold for couple weeks...back sprain.��
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:48 AM
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Get well soon! If possible think how to avoid what causes the strain and find a different way in the future.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:02 AM
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I hope to ,thx MT. There's a bit of ole Arthur Rightust mixed in too. I'll see if I can get the seat stuff together sit in bed and do it up. I'll be watchin��
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:05 PM
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One think my dad always said work at the right height. He was meaning use a table or bench to put what your working on and not bend down. The motor bike I will have to do some welding on for the new foot pegs I have.

It is necessary to remove the gas tank, carb (engine also), and wheels to not burn them during the welding. So anyway then it is light (not super light) enough so though that I can put it up on a work bench to work on it.

I though am guilty of not using the bench enough, since not everything requires removal of enough components that I can lift it. Currently at 130 lbs and probably will be adding 7 more with the brackets.

A way I found I could make the angles for welding metal parts stay in position, I just took some thin flexible steel sheet and welded it to the two thicker metal parts to be joined.

Then I went back to my bike and kept bending the joint made of the flexible metal till it was true with level and t-square. Simply carry it over to a vise clamped to a bench top and weld it just a bit.

Go back and check. If not correct, then break small weld and bend flexible metal for another attempt. Then when right fully weld up and grind away the thin metal and who know to the wiser that it was even ever there in the first place.
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:46 PM
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Nice pegs.should not slip off those. I took my 6'x2' flatbed trailer I made and converted it to a work table. Does nicely. I have to pop the front wheel up, then lift the back up.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:17 AM
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Back to the build. Covered my seat pan...can ya tell its my first...lol..pic coming.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:27 AM
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I did not go for looks on doing up a seat I made. Heck load of yellow tape holding the foam. I also need time and eventually will put a more permanent nice cover.
Painting the frame also waiting for dry weather so I have time long enough for it to cure properly.

Good excuses?
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:57 PM
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Good excuses..i know those. Looks like I got the front waaaay too long. Here's the excuse...its my first one��
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