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Re: rudog#1

Post by rudog » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:54 am

Just thought you might need an e-wheel before I need a seat. AND, you can start a thread on your new e-wheel. :D

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Re: rudog#1

Post by yona » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:21 am

rudog wrote:Just thought you might need an e-wheel before I need a seat. AND, you can start a thread on your new e-wheel. :D
You still got my address or has that piece of paper you wrote it on disintregated... ; P.... send it ! I am trying to get all my ducks in a row while I am in cardio rehab.... I am working on the Leafer ... though you wanted to do the Girder, was want to cash in on that "One time offer" , that I down loaded and put in a security valt...LOL Besides I want to buy a ticket and be there for the cutting off the first one....ya'no like a first born son.... : ))))))))))
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Re: rudog#1

Post by TattooLeeRoy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:51 pm

That is a good looking frame there, liking the gooseneck. I know you have to be way past this, but... I would tie the down tubes together at the gooseneck bend with a tube and triangulate another to the back bone just ahead of the upper mount.
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Post by TattooLeeRoy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Lol, missed pg 3 before I posted that. Looks killer.
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Re: rudog#1

Post by rudog » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:36 pm

TattooLeeRoy wrote:... Looks killer.
Thanx, LeeRoy. Unfortunately, the only building lately has been the layer of dust. A tarp would have been nice in hind-sight.

I'm back on it again. Trying to remember where I left off. I'm just a little cautious when cutting up a perfectly good clutch basket. As soon as I'm confident of the numbers, it will go quick.

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Post by TattooLeeRoy » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:36 pm

Good luck with that clutch. I look forward to seeing the finished ride. A few more details on the sporty and she is back on the road. In a few months I should be able to start my fiance's metric bobber. After finding this place I am thinking of a full frame and front end build for her.
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Re: rudog#1

Post by hansgoudzwaard » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:25 pm

Rudy; Fill me in on the clutch basket . I ask because I don't know why this needs to be done. H.

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Re: rudog#1

Post by rudog » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:34 pm

In short, to minimise the crank sprocket offset, I need to move the basket inboard. Although, the dist is only 1" to 1 1/4", I can get the look I need and keep the sprocket as close as possible to the primary plate

I enjoy designing stuff and only build if I have a need. This particular need is the potential for a new product that doesn't copy what others have done. The whole bike is the prototype for products/services. A few are proprietary. If they work well, I will offer them to the public...at a modest profit.

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Re: rudog#1

Post by rudog » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:46 pm

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Well, I finally got of my ass again. I dug out a scrap alum plate for the primary. I spent some time leveling a smal granate plate and dusted off the Cadilac gage. I've measured my X and Z dims. Now if I can figure out Y, I'll be rockin' ana Rollin'.

I turned down a job running 2nd shift tool/die at a local foundry. It was a tough decision, but the job was better suited for a younger man. Now that I've made my intro's, I may use them as a supplier. They do kool stuff like air-cooled v-12 engine blocks. It's like 6 v-twins with 1 crank.

I've started to think about the oil bag. I have a 6" tube 12" long. It lacks 1/8" of room to fit. Oval is an option, but I've been toying with the idea of a teardrop tank. I need to calc. volume and I'm not sure if it will look right.

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Re: rudog#1

Post by gearhead1951 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:25 am

Does that local foundry have a web site ? An air cooled V-12 would be something to see !

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Re: rudog#1

Post by rudog » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:26 am

They do, but dont show the v-12. They said it was used for extreme environment emergency vehicles...which could mean anything. The 1st thing I noticed was the 4"+ between the cylinders.

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