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Old 05-04-2011, 02:05 AM
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Today....90 degrees today, didn't get much done









and did this for one of my other bikes today.....brazed the freewheel solid

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Looking good Scotto...I have a bike at work that seats five...that would be the sh-t with a motor on it.
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This is the "Goofers" way of making bicycle handlebars fit this fork as quoted by Helmutt Cycles; "OK. Goofers.. Helmutt is going to tell ya. the correct way to make the 7/8's handle Bars work,and any other way is wrong.. Sorry I'm so Blunt But I am.."

This may be a crude way too make them fit, but it's not the wrong way......reamers rock in the hands of a skilled cheap builder!



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Pretty cool Scotto this is looking like a fun build.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:48 AM
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Again, thanks guy's, it is really coming together as the welding I finished today along with the upper motor mount bracket and beefed up kickstand support.

It is time for sanding and painting now and then the real fun begins.......putting it all back together with the new gearing and all! It really is a fun and challenging transformation from the bike it once was. I wonder what will be next?

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Coming along... gonna be a honker for sure. I'll be interested to hear how differently it handles or feels with the engine down low in the frame. I suppose it's mostly at a stop or very low speed that you noticed it feeling top heavy with the rack mount. This has to be lots better. Looks good, too.
That reamer looks like a quick solution to the handlebar problem. I used my dremel tool with a little sanding drum. Takes longer, but also works. Fine looking fork... hat weight oil are you running in it?
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I put 5w Maxima fork oil in it and it feels perfect.....that fork is gonna work great on the tandem.

The Maxima fork oil is Harley-Davidson Type B and it is clearer than spring water.
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Insane people at work! I love it When it's done put the wife on back and you will have instant GPS My wife was always telling me where to go.
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Insane people at work! I love it When it's done put the wife on back and you will have instant GPS My wife was always telling me where to go.
That's hilarious Saddle ain't it the truth!?!
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Insane people at work! I love it When it's done put the wife on back and you will have instant GPS My wife was always telling me where to go.
All three of my wives told me where to go and I didn't even have a bike.
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