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Old 06-28-2014, 11:03 PM
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My bars didn't have enough straight area at each end for levers and grips, so I made some 2'' extensions from some 7/8'' aluminum round stock I had lying around. Turned down to 3/4'' or so and drove them in with a nylon hammer.





Now there's plenty of room for grips, levers, mirror and controls.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:38 PM
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So I went to install my speedo drive and discovered it lines up right where my fender brace attaches to the front wheel.



So I designed a bracket to go around the drive and hogged it out of a piece of stainless I had lying around.




Then I had to mark where to cut and flatten the fender brace.



After that, I dug out a tool I made a long time ago that was intended to form the ends of Schwinn springer struts.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:42 PM
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Put it in the vice and it did the trick.




Got out my Whitney punch and put a 1/4'' hole in the end to line up with the one in the bracket.



Re-installed the brace and it fits pretty good.

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Old 06-30-2014, 03:55 PM
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That was an absolutely wonderful tutorial on how to custom fit parts through the use of ingenuity and fabrication. To me this is what sets apart everyday builders from master builders. Instead of saying, "Oh, this doesn't fit, I guess I'll use some other speedo", you studied the problem, envisioned a solution, and then hand crafted it from a chunk of metal.

Very impressive msrfan, but after reading a lot of your posts, and seeing your work in person, I expect no less. You are a craftsman.

That Whitney punch is super cool. I want to get one! Is Whitney a brand name, or is that the actual name of that particular tool?

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Old 06-30-2014, 03:59 PM
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Oh yah, your home-made fender strut shaping tool is very cool also.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:12 PM
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Thanks Gilbert, I figure if I keep pluggin' away, I'll get 'er done eventually. The Whitney punch is a #5 Junior. Ebay usually has some for sale. I have several kits and payed around $35 for each. They still offer it today but it's in a plastic box. Very handy tool, it gets a lot of use.
It pays to keep your old home made tools around also. Never know what it can be used for.
Going to start working on the motor tomorrow. Should make good progress.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:01 PM
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I mounted my horn today.









Now I'm ready to assemble the motor.


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Old 07-13-2014, 12:15 PM
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I must be making progress, I'm running out of parts.



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Old 07-13-2014, 12:35 PM
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Now to pick a Carburetor. Mikuni, Tillotson ML, Tillotson MT or Carter N.

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:20 PM
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I'm staying with the more original carb, even though the Mikuni has bettter transition circuits, I like the old look.

The cyclinder has the large valves and intake port.



So I'm using the Carter with the larger venturi.

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