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    Default My build thread, from a pritty girl to an ugly betty

    well it seems at this point once a year i get an itch to tear my scoot down and test my abilities to fabricate and create something new that i can be proud of.

    it started out with some cool bolt on stuff, then it went to some small fabricating work, well this is as far as i'm comfortable going as of yet ( i would love to go farther but sinse this is my only bike and a daily rider i hate bein down for more than 2 months...drives me nuts)

    i'm really excited about this particular build, for me its gonna be a super striped down bike that tests my fabricating abilities.

    the last version was sooooo dam pritty, i did love the look of that bike, but it did start to anoy me bein worried about where i can and can't ride or what i feel like i can do with it.

    this bike is gonna be totaly ridable! thats the point of it. soooo watch the progress in here if ya want

    ALSO! this is a budget build....my goal is 135$ total for the whole smash....i've been tallieng and i'm close

    also i'll be havin questions from time to time so i'll appriceiate input on questions i have.







    my trailer fender for 15$ at northern tool



    little moch up, carboard cut of of what the seat will look like, trailer fender and sissy set up



    choppity chop chop of the fender struts




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    OK here is my first question. i'm hopin this will be enough to support a rider...i have an idea for an extra 2 mounting spots but i would prefer not to if don't have too.

    first, weld this round stock to the fender and then to the frame...if i weld it to the center of the fender down deep it should hold the fender well



    other 2 mounting spots will be the fender sturts...i'm thinkin it could look something like this with either 16 or 10 guage flat stock welded to the fender and bolted to the strut bolt



    do you think that could support someone or do i need a few more mounting brackets??

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    It will work. Unless shes a bremerlo

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    I would put more, make it like a triangle for strenght. Just a suggestion, better to be safe then sorry.

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    what size rear tire is that

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    Quote Originally Posted by kromsucks View Post
    what size rear tire is that
    its a 150...looks big with such a little fender...

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    are those pegs ebay specials? seen some on there just like em, grips too. a bit too long for my application, but not bad.

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    ok made some good progress today, got the toggles hooked up to the horn cover today, it looks great, i'm really satisfied with it. this removes all the switches off my bars cleaning them up, of course i still have the big bulky master cylinder up there but i'll tackle that another build.

    got the bars and risers all moded up, i used a wooden dowle for the actually bar, i'll cut up the regular bar tommorro

    also changed my mind about the sissy bar set up so i bent up a new one today that i will be commin strait off the swingarm with and welding to the fender...it will support better... i just bent it today, it won't be this tall, i need to cut it up a little, its about 4' tall, i'll end up being about 16-18 inches off the fender i think

    O also found a place fo the ignition...diggin it

    i'm lovin the stance of the bike at this point...if feels soo freakin good!












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    put the light on the lower triole tree it will look 1000 times better

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    You decided to run sold wood bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutterp View Post
    You decided to run sold wood bars
    yeah i'm keepin it real old school and figured i could elmers better than weld

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    Default will this work??

    so i'm relocateing the front brake master cylinder down to opporate off the rear brake lever. i'm thinking something very similar to a fatboy (and i would assume all softail) setup.

    i'm gonna make up the bracket but i'm wondering if something like this ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yz-25...Q5fAccessories ) will work?

    i'm assuming i would need new banjos? right? but could i hook up my cable and run my stock sporty brake system with this???

    thanks

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    Default little more work done

    ok well thanks to this forum i was able to make my own seat pan, i have never done this before and have absolutly no expeirience with makeing something like this, but following the thread about making your own seat pan i was able to whip this up...little grinding and cutting and it should be even and when i cover it it will look great!

    also found a cool location for my mirror, i can peak right threw my leg and it works pritty good, def not grreeat but good enough. also got the bars cut up (the metal ones

    the regulator on the welder was messed up but got that figured out too so i'll be just practicing welding for the next couple a days

    original template for the seat



    cut it out of flat sheet metal with a jigg saw



    i deff couldn't bend it with just my strength, my back isn't good enough to put that kinda pressure on it, so i heated it up with a benz0 torch with map gas (not the most effective but all i had and it worked) for about half an hour for each bend then closed it in the garage door and pulled, after 1.5 hrs or so and 2 bends this is what i was left with...







    then somethin small, found a cool spot for my rear view mirror





    and my little helper....or distractor...iether way i needed someone to make sure i wasn't dickin around to much


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    well got the sissy bar made, bars welded up and i figured out how i'm gonna mount this fender finaly, sorry but these are the best pics i got...evodog came over and man does he know his shit. taught me some cool stuff, learned how to make an old school type bender and some cool little things that will make my life easyer in the future...cool petcock, some closed mount bung things (i always fuck up what thats called) , the things to mount my tank into my frame with...anyway, bike is really comin along, just gotta figure out this braking system and i'll be good











    and a fuzzy pic of evodog leavin on his bad ass chop


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    Looks nice, I used "kinda" the same idea for my bike. I wired headlamp hi-low and actually even the starter to toggle switchs, I used the frame upright motor mount braket to connect them to. It is kinda up under the tank so it hides them. Nice project though!

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    that's great !!

    just ordered a ship shape 16-1/4" steel fender for my ride .. thanks for the idea

    thats a great buy
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    alright well i've been kinda suckin at takin pics of building progress, i mean step by step anyway.

    here is where i'm at so far, sissy bar is mounted up and a bracket is made to hold the sissy bar to the fender, i gotta cut up the ends of the fender strut mounts and clean up the welds but i'm really happy with the outcome. I also learned how to rose bud metal with just some simple garage tools (i think i'll post a how to thread a some time this week)

    also got the bars done, gotta clean them up, welded up a triangle as a cross barcket in the risers (if anyone is a friend of bill w. you'll get it) you might notice the bars are longer than they where, i ended up cutting longer bars because i'm not sure if i'm gonna heat and bend the bars so i'll just cut them to size once i'm done with them.

    i'm gettin alot of help from this dude evodog, he knows his shit and is always bringin me goodies brought me a grinder to borrow today and man am i in love!

    my seat isn't exactly awesome soooo i'll probley be cuttin it down and tryin somethin new.

    still to go is to get the tank (ebay guy is suckin ass! its been over 2 weeks), mount the bracket on the bottom of the fender, redo the seat and brakes, and then paint













    and a good pic of evodogs scooter


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    well not to much progress today, cleaned up the welds on the sissy bar, ground down the nubs of the fender struts (still gotta sand them with a fine grit) got the shape i wanted. finished the last fender bracket and mounted it up for mock up.



    also, gonna scratch my seat and make another outta the current one, the current one is just too big for the bike and doesn't go with the flow of it.



    still waiting on the tank, i guy i got it off on ebay is either really sick or really dickin me around...either way its been almost 3 weeks and no tank, i'm gettin impatient.



    anyway...on wit the pics...







    actually found a good use for my upper belt guard bracket, it holds the lower part of my fender on now







    the other side goes threw the pass foot bracket







    how she mounts











    cleanin up the fender strut stubs a little











    little engraving i did with a dremel on the bracket...not that anyone is gonna question wether or not this thing is a garge build lol




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    cleaned up some stuff today and got some scotch brite for the chrome...wasn't able to bring myself to actually use it today (i still love a little chrome but it won't fit on this build)



    i had said the seat pan just wouldn't fit the bike...it just didn't look right, well i changed that today, I'm way happy with the results!!! it looks awesome!!! i had to recycle the old seat pan so i could keep cost down, it took a while but i was able to flatten it out again.. also got the tire back on and everything bolted down just to see how it all looked



    and can't forget my little helper

























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    very cool i like the sissy bar and how you mounted the mirror
    all in favor of hunting down the ebay guy with the gas tank and kicking his ass pm me hahahahahahaha

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