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jig adjustments

Post by curt » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:38 pm

I haven't had the funding to work on the bike projects lately so I been reading posts on here a lot and decided to make some changes to my jig to make it a little more easier to set up . I originally set it up with 2 different posts one for the motor and one for the trans .after reading some posts by some more experienced guys on here they made me rethink that I noticed it was a pain to reset both so I could keep the space right between the two . I was going to make a single post setup like they did I think it was concrete guy but not sure . I happened by bitter ends website and noticed they sold a setup real similar and watched a few videos on how they set up their jig so I bought their motor and trans plate setup and fit it to my jig . I took the plate and mounted it to my trans plate so I knew where to set the post for the new plate setup . once I knew where the post went I marked and drilled new holes and made a new post because my mounts were welded to the old post . once I had the holes drilled and post mounted in the jig I removed the trans post . I mounted the plate setup in my hardtail frame I built on the old setup and knew it was right and the motor and tranny and primary I have fit and lign up as it should . the plate droped right in place and lined up perfect those guys did a nice job on the plate. I then redesigned the clamps that hold the bottom tubes loosely based on their design because it had sportster distance built into it and I liked the way the clamps worked better than my cheep welded collars . I bought 4 of their 1 1/4 tube clamps and made a new set of spacers out of 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch plate I milled out spaces in the plate to fit the clamps so I could use them for big twin or sportster centers 2 inches off the jig to the bottom of the tube . I then cut some 1/8 inch plates to mount some set screws to hold the clamps and some spaces so I could make sure the clamps were all the way in the socket . I then spun a couple bungs on the lathe so I could use a plate on the bottom with a bolt to keep it tight to the jig and a small piece of angle iron got welded to one side on the bottom once I knew they were centered that way I can pull em out and put em back without even thinking about 80 measurements . once all this was done I droped the frame and plate back in the jig got everything squared up and made mounts for the plate to the post . I used a couple pieces angleiron marked and drilled 4 holes so I can pull the plate instead of the whole post to get the frame back out of the jig . everything went real well so I decided to make a jig plate for the foreward controls so when I do another frame it will be easier to place them at the right positionthe first two took me a couple hundred measurements . I didn't get that finished yet but this is the progress so far.
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Re: jig adjustments

Post by curt » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:40 pm

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Re: jig adjustments

Post by gww25 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:14 am

Great work and some good ideas. I don't think anybody's jig is really ever finished. Once you get it to where you think it's perfect, you find more things to do to it.

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Re: jig adjustments

Post by Customize IT » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:22 am

LIKE!

I need to make a trike extension for mine.

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Re: jig adjustments

Post by curt » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:10 pm

thanks i think the trick is to make the attachments easy to take off and put back with minimal trouble getting it all lined back up again i keep seeing cool ideas
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Re: jig adjustments

Post by Customize IT » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:18 pm

I do not feel so bad now your bench looks like mine.

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Re: jig adjustments

Post by curt » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:00 pm

I try like hell I just cant keep that bench cleared off and no not yet I still have it and the plans just haven't had any lathe time lately at work where I can squeeze it in. but if you notice in the lower right corner the triple trees rockers and axl plates all cut stainless steel new projects coming soon that's y the jig redo
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Re: jig adjustments

Post by Customize IT » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:57 am

Can't wait to see!

I still have got too learn how to make a proper springer by building one.

Have plans for next bike to have one.
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Re: jig adjustments

Post by curt » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:36 pm

I did both a girder and springer I think the springer is more labor with the extra spring plates but for me I have just always loved the look wish I could afford chrome . I have ridden both in the past and I prefer the springer I know a lot of guys on here like the girder maybe its just ive never had one that was set up right
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Re: jig adjustments

Post by Maxthegardener » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:52 pm

Glad your back at it Curt......

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Re: jig adjustments

Post by curt » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:21 pm

thanks max
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Re: jig adjustments

Post by Maz » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:36 pm

nice work there dude, I made a number of interchangeable parts for my jig as I build such a wide range of styles and use a huge range of motors etc... as has been said, you may never completely "finish" your jig, rather you will adapt and update it from time to time as your needs change..... as long as you keep up the great builds then no problem :banana-dance:

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Re: jig adjustments

Post by curt » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:24 pm

been searching high and low trying to find stock non oil in frame triumph frame cheap or loaner to set my jig up to lately got a couple ideas I want to try
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this is the only source of frames I know of..

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Re: jig adjustments

Post by Jeff L » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:36 pm

Why don't you just cut the oil tube off yours & replace it with a regular backbone & seat post?
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