1. Ron344

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    Well it fall again so that means it time to work on bikes again. when it get cold I close the garage door turn the heater on and go to work.
    This year I started early because I met a guy at Bonneville that said he was interested in buying on of my bikes if I made another one. When I got home I started thinking of making one for him. I found a Mayhata bike that looked like it would work and started working on it a few weeks ago. So far I have made the frame and tank, put the motor in and I'm making a chain tensioner for it.
    I will send some pictures later today. My Iphone pictures didn't work.
     
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    Here are the picture of BTR #4. I still have alot of work to do. I also have another case inducted motor I'm building. After I got back from Bonneville I discovered that carb. came loose so I had to redo the case. I bought a new case and started over again and redid the old one. So I've started another one. I plan to have two case inducted bike pretty soon.
    I still have BTR #3 from last year that needs a motor so it might go in that one. Last year I got side tracked working on street rods and doing ode jobs.
     

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    Keep plugging away ..it's lookin good!
     
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    Today I worked on the other tank got almost all welded up and got the chain tension er done.
     

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    Nice solution to rear motor mount and chain tension combo! Rick C.
     
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    Thanks Rick, I'm glade you like it. I try to incorporate as much as I can into the motor as I can, leaving the bike as stock as possible. This server as a mount for the rear tank too. So it serve as three functions. I'm always trying to improve on every bike I build. It is really hard to improve on the red bike I built. It's so fast and so nice to ride it's hard to beat. this bike will not have that motor but will be very nice.
     
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    I had the frame and tanks sand blasted yesterday so it's time to do the bodywork and paint. The motor is done, I road the bike already tested everything out then took it apart to paint.
     

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    I've been working the bodywork last week should ready for paint pretty soon as long as the weather stays good.
     

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    Very nice work! I really like the rear facing seat post. Keep It up
     
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    I'm glade you like the bike Motomagz, the rear facing post is kind of the signature to my bikes. After I made my first one someone on here said that Reading Standard made one in the 19 hundreds, but when I built it I didn't know that. They happen to be one of fastest bikes of there time.
    Yesterday I took the frame to powder-coat I was going to paint it but thought would save time to powder-coat.
     
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    Well it been awhile, My computer went down for over a month so I couldn't post picture, finally up and running. The bike is painted. the color is Elk green is looks great a friend painted it for me he did a great job, but I rubbed thru the paint so when the weather gets better we will repaint it. Have a nice christmas!
     

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    Very cool build!
     
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    Thanks Velodrome, I'm glade you like it. I've been working on #3 too I will post picture pretty soon. this bike has a little more to do but is almost complete.
     
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    when i 1st started reading this post i was struck by the amount of time you put in.
    what you put in = what you get out. amazing work. loooong winters here too in MA.
    i'll be starting my #3 soon. garage door shut, heat on too.
     
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    Thanks Kartooo, I appreciate your thoughts. I slowed down for awhile because I'm working a couple of fenders for a 1939 international pick-up. It's a big job. I'm still working on the bikes off and on. I also made a gas tank for the pick-up too.
    When I started building this I thought would sell to A guy I meet at bonneville ,but after I got almost finished I thought well I don't know? we'll see next summer if I will sell it.
     
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    What are you putting on it for brakes Ron?
    I don't see any.
     
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    The brakes go on the bottom where the kickstand goes. There stock brakes to the bike. I have some disk brakes I might put on this one at a later date.
     
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    Oh ya, I have seen those type of rear V-brakes, and it looks like you have V-brake mounts on the front fork.
     
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    Later today I will try to update pictures of BTR #3 and show you what I doing with the front brake mounts.
     

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