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by gww25
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Springers, Girders, Spirders and Leafers
Topic: Springer tubing size question.
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Springer tubing size question.

problem with stainless is that it work-hardens and becomes brittle. Even welding it makes it brittle and I've seen literally hundreds of stainless weldments in the marine business fail unexpectedly so I wouldn't use it myself for forks but for a show bike it'd be okay. It all depends on how much the...
by gww25
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Jig and Fixture Building
Topic: jig adjustments
Replies: 43
Views: 4866

Re: jig adjustments

Great work on that frame design but if you look into some of the data derived from structural studies on cycle frames you'll find that it is best not to make the neck tube part of the structural spaceframe. I've talked about this before. It's best to terminate the downtube into the backbone and then...
by gww25
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: drought
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: drought

One of the problems (or maybe the blessings) of discussions boards, blogs and general Internet sites is that people have finally caught on to the fact that this digital stuff just doesn't matter and a lot of people are just ignoring the whole 'social media' thing which I think is probably a good thi...
by gww25
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Frame Fabrication
Topic: Frameless frame
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: Frameless frame

Keep in mind that frames like this are designed around powerplants that have also been designed to become a structural element. Not all motor/tranny assemblies will qualify or be up to the task of handling the stress of becoming part of the frame.
by gww25
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Sprockets, Belts, Chains and Brakes
Topic: Mini bike brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Mini bike brakes

What forks are you using, what wheel/hub do you want to use. Easy way would be using sporty hub if you have the needed width for the hub. drill the mini rotor to match the hub or even have a new one cut at a machine shop.
by gww25
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Forks, Rake and Trail, Suspension Systems
Topic: rockers
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: rockers

You're on the right track with those new rockers you made now just some fine tuning should get you going. If it seems to quick with the steering then you need even more tail, not less but the overall shape and geometry of what you've done is excellent.
by gww25
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Forks, Rake and Trail, Suspension Systems
Topic: rockers
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: rockers

For a quick fix you can just make some rockers that look kind of like what Freddie and Mondo build. That'll move the axle out slightly and down a few inches so that the springs actually work. It's hard to tell from the snapshot but it looks like there might be some rakd cups going on with the neck o...
by gww25
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Equipment
Topic: Another bender build
Replies: 21
Views: 2532

Re: Another bender build

The download links for the various benders are on the navigation index of the mainsite at chopperhandbook.com
by gww25
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Sporty Section
Topic: Hello folks, '91 sporty project needs help..
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Hello folks, '91 sporty project needs help..

There are probably two dozen different 'basic' wiring diagrams floating around on the net so can't give any really good recommendations as to which one to use so just search google for basic chopper wiring diagram and then download the one that comes close to what you aim to do. Most likely you'll e...
by gww25
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: La Puttana ------Build------ Ride her hard, Sell her Cheap
Replies: 598
Views: 17705

Re: La Puttana ------Build------ Ride her hard, Sell her Che

That is one outstanding piece of work. The basic frame sculpting really starts to show now that you've got color on it. I hate to think of how many hours you've got into this project but like most of us know it's all a labor of love for the craft and you're certainly a craftsman.
by gww25
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Denver Choppers Redo
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Denver Choppers Redo

It's great to see these old bikes being drug out into daylight again. The forensics of rebuilding them is worth gold as we get to see first hand how they were originally built. This is an outstanding link and I'll spend a couple of hours going back thru it a couple of times to soak up the good info.
by gww25
Mon May 18, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Sporty Section
Topic: Front Motor Mount Patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Front Motor Mount Patterns

Ironically I now have two Sporty's but everything is at somebody else's shop. I'm looking for dimensions or a pattern for the old ironhead front motor mount plates, 57 to around 82 or so before the change to newer version with the 'kinks' in them.
Thanks
by gww25
Mon May 18, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Slow Build
Replies: 88
Views: 5226

Re: Slow Build

I was taught to use the rear motor mount as the 'good one' even if it was 'off' and then shim the front. Try to match the tranny mount to the rear motor mount if you use this advice. I have yet to see a chassis, factory or otherwise, where all three planes were spot-on.
by gww25
Thu May 07, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Chopper Handbook INTRO and OUTRO
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Chopper Handbook INTRO and OUTRO

Man those were incredible. You've started to bring us into the 21st century. Who ever said that steel benders couldn't drive keyboards.
by gww25
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Motors, Transmissions, & Drive Systems
Topic: Rear drive belt length
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Rear drive belt length

You're actually pretty close based upon the video and I've seen a lot worse. In a situation like this we've often just used brute force to 'tweak' the lower bends by clamping the lower rails down firmly (just ahead of where the bends start) and then using a cheater tube over the full length of the r...

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