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    Well done!

    Nice shop you have there.

    Any pics of it?
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    9/2013
    I spent a couple weeks making the rear center drive assembly. First thing I made were the CV flanges, I cut some stock up and turned these up in the lathe then drilled and tapped the holes in the mill. I then modified the splined shaft and bushing as required and welded up the assembly. Put the weldments back in the lathe and finish machined complete.









    Turned up the bearing housing.



    Assembled all components and everything fit together very nicely.


    Machined the lower tube and all of the details for the chain adjuster. Welded up the chain adjuster and the bearing housing mounts. Sandblasted the weldments and sprayed them with a coat of paint.
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    Dude excellent work! Your lucky to have a lathe
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    10/2013
    Found an engine and made a 4 hour drive to pick it up. Its a 2007 GSXR 750 with 6300 miles.

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    Looking good. It's great to see another one going together. I've got over 300 miles on mine without issues so far. It's a rugged design, for sure.
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    10/2013
    Decided to work on the front spindle assemblies and hubs. I turned up the front spindles and welded them up with the front uprights. Man them welds are ugly but I think they will hold:-) I then sandblasted and put on a coat of paint.




    Next i started machining the front hubs. These took several hours to make due to the fact that I hade to remove alot of stock. I roughed them within .03 then put them back in the lathe to finish machine. These two hubs probably produced 3 trash bags of aluminum chips and curly q's.








    Pressed in the bearing cups and assembled, everything fit together well and they turn true.
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    10/2013
    My wheels showed up. I got 6x14 and 7x14 rims. I'm leaning towards 14" UTV tires. I would love to hear some recommendations for front and rear tires. I'm leaning towards some type of all terrain pattern. Rick's plans call for 26" front and 28" rear tires so I would like to stick to that. I think? Any opinions here?

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    Since the front uprights were done I decided to weld up the rears. I also went ahead and welded up the pedal boxes. Took a few minutes to go through the remainder of the water jet parts and sort everything and make sure I have everything. I still need to order the rear rotor, sprocket, and caliper mount.





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    Started working on the rear housing plates last night. I need to put the bends in them but I have no way to bend them conventionaly. I experimented last night milling some slots in 1/4" scrap plate and then bending them along the line. I documented the length of the test part prior to bending so that I would know where to mill the slot in the actual pieces. The bends looked pretty good and were easy to hand bend with the piece clamped in the vise, I think once I weld the back side these will be plenty strong. FYI, I milled a 5/16 wide x .20 Dp. slot along the bend line. I had to mill the centerline of the slot .10" behind the intended outside wall. I can clarify this if anyone is interested. I will attempt this on the housing plates one night this week; I got my fingers crossed it will work well on the full length bend.

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    Well I've posted up my progress to this point and will update this thread as I get more done. Things should start coming together quickly once I start welding the frame up. I only have a few more things to make before I start. Hope to start welding in the next week.

    Kevin
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