I completed my first motobike frame!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by Joaquin Suave, May 28, 2011.

  1. Joaquin Suave

    Joaquin Suave New Member

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    Now the fun REALLY begins!
     
  2. Mike B

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    Nice work!

    That looks sweet.
     
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    nice job !!! :)
    I like the built-in jackshaft bracket ;)
     
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    Nice looking frame! Did you braze or weld?
     
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    Very Kewl(^) Awesome looking forward to what you do with it! Man I love seeing these builds go together I never get tired of reading and checking pictures!!
     
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    The frame is made from True Temper double-butted tubing with turned Chromoly headtube, bottom, & top brackets and TIG welded together.
     
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    Not Long Now

    Needless to say...I sure excited about my build
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    WOW! I had no clue quoting a Saturday Night live skit from 15 years ago would get peoples "knickers in such a twist"!
     
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    That is a nice bike. Very nice.

    The reason SNL comes on late at night? So kids aren't exposed to inappropriate stuff. Just remember there ARE children here, post accordingly and there shouldn't be any problems.
     
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    Thanks!
    10/4
     
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    I'm eager to see this build progress...
     
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    Not such a good day!!!

    Well, my hydraulic clutch is a TOTAL flop!!!!

    Not sure why. The math is correct. The piston moves the same amount as the math said it would...but no clutch activation!!!! RATS (is OK to say rats?)!!!

    I guess i'll be going back to a mechanical clutch

    I guess that the trouble with designing & building from scratch.:-||
     
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    Sweet idea and good looking frame. Can't wait to see more.
     
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    Dude thats just too cool ....wee.
     
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    I threw in the towel yesterday, then went out and cut weeks in my yard.

    And it was the right thing to do...I got a fresh start this morning and almost instantly saw my problem! I dealt with it and now I am happy to say that my hydraulic clutch "seems" to be working perfectly. Of course the real test will be on the first test ride.

    Hey Moonshiner, are you running your bike on "your own" fuel??? I hear that is the "legal" way to brew and not be hassled by the G-men.
     
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    Woah! We need more info on your hydraulic clutch!!!!

    Erich
     
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    Very nice work, that's a beautiful frame!
    rc
     
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    Sadly, it is not applicable to anyones current products and was designed to work only with the bike I'm building. I'll share more details after I've road tested the bike.

    If all goes well...I'll be riding the bike at Willow Springs.
     
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    Naturally I assumed it was a custom design so I'm looking forward to hearing more once you've given it a test run!

    Erich
     
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    This sounds way cool and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. And seeing pics of course.
     

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