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    Incredible! I am speechless!

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    Bit more work today, mostly mounting stuff. And realizing I bent the guage mounts the wrong way so the gauges only fit on "backwards", so some more filing to make them fit properly. God I love filing.










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    The verdict is still out on whether I will actually be running those gauges. It's hard to tell how they will look when the bike is up on the bench like that.
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    So, the brake/shift linkage didn't work out. Made a new linkage system out of some stainless rod that I threaded and some rod ends. I also made a new "barrel" for the re-clocked stock Norton brake arm. Then I needed a brake adjuster knob. Made one out of some brass rod.



















    This is not adjusted at all yet, I still need to re-clock the foot control and adjust the rod and make a brake return stop. (actually made the return stop today, just didn't get pics yet...)




    Still need to de-burr the knob and polish it, but happy how it turned out.
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    I really want to hate you..........Beautiful work.

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    Really amazing work!

    My two cents on rear set brake levers- the original brake lever to operate the brake hub was about a foot long, with the pivot being about 6" rear of the foot rest. And the tab for the brake rod about 1.5-2" tall That set up creates good leverage on the brake rod. When you reduce the length of the lever by half, you also need to shorten the tab for the brake rod too.. I learned this hands on. I made a similar rear set for my Triton. I started with the brake rod tab 1.5" from the pivot. Ended up moving it down as close to the pivot as possible.. Its better, but still not as good a brake as the stock set up. I'd guess you could just move your rod down to the lower hole. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidr View Post
    I really want to hate you..........Beautiful work.
    me too. subscribed.

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    Whew. Busy couple weeks, not much time for the Norton, but finally got at it a bit over the last couple days. Made a battery hold down bracket and started final mock up. Not long now...

























    Wow, those pics look close up on here. You can tell the parts I made when I was hungover...
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    final mock up.














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    This is insanely cool.

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    You, Sir Eldo, sure ain't kidding and have some great skills !
    Do you have also a thread on your panhead project?

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    personally i would mount the guages on a common bracket a little closer together, but awesome build man. amazing metal work!.

    as for prince...... my aunts were friends with him. my dad kicked him out of his apartment, cuz he sat on his brand new console TV. this was long before he was a star.

    prince can't come back, but you and your bike can sit on my tv any time hahaha

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    great work man!

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    Wow, Seeing your triumph in CA last summer, I knew you had some badass skills, but damn this bike is freaking incredible

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    Hello? Hello? I'm still here. Been super busy with life, and other projects, and work, and drinking beer, and going to the Lowborw getdown, and generally not cutting the lawn. At all. Anyway, Lots has been done over the last couple months, but none of it is really that interesting. Suffice to say, I have recieved everything back from chrome and pwdercoat, and i've been polishing lots, and I got all my stainless fasteners, and even got everything pretty much together. Now for all the little things that will hold me up forever. Today I made new, shorter brake cable for my 4 leading shoe front brake, which requires pretty funky cables that seem to be none existant, especially in the shortened length I want. Here's some pics:

    Final build up, all polished and chromed:


    Old, pretty beat cables that are way too long:



    Stuff to make new cables:


    5/16" cable ends to go in the lever, out of brass. chamferred to accept silver solder and rounded to pivot better in the lever:


    Threaded rod, cut to length, drilled out 5/8" to accept the cable, and a small hole milled at 1/2" to flow silver solder to the cable:


    All soldered up:




    And there we have it, all soldered up, 8" shorter, ready for a bit of clean up and then installation! pretty happy with them, to be honest!


    Anyway, I'm back at it, so I'll be posting more regularily again. Thanks for looking!

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    Finished. Been wiring for a month or so, and finally finished up late last week. Did the first start yesterday, and did some tweaking today. A few oil leaks, nothing major, and a few more little fixes and adjustments, but pretty happy how it turned out.

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    Short "walk around" vid:
    Last edited by Eldo; 09-21-2014 at 11:08 PM.

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    Very nice work!! Seriously BadAss!

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