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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:41 pm

I asked Patrick from ledsled about measurements and he said he didn't measure any he does ,just use the motor as a jig, once I saw the dowels it all made sense.
Yeah good call about welding the toobs Mike! There's no mount for the caliper, the stock setup will work I think, I'm still a bit undecided on brakes yet, whether to use the factory ones or some nice shiny new ones
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:46 pm

yeah brakes humm sorta need em Twisted Evil just wondering cos ive been staring at mine for a cople ov day now and not to sure how to mount
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:56 pm

something similar to this should work

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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:57 pm

I was looking at Jon's rear brake, it might be the way to go, just a simple tab and rod to the caliper.
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:59 pm

Shaun I think you bet me by about 3/8ths of a second
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:05 pm

SWEEEEEEEEET Nice one Paul. Look forward to seeing it on it's wheels. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:21 pm

yeah the rose joint idea works fine but i was gona stick the calliper in between the frame tubes


ooops sory to hyjack ya thread back to you
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:46 pm

Na it's all good Mike, the more ideas thrown around the better.
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:02 pm

Sweet as.. really takin shape now..

things keep going this fast, you'll be rid'n soon

its a nice lookin end. be cool to see it on it's wheels..

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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:36 pm

I've got a bit more done on the old girl, progress is really picking up pace now.
I pulled the motor out to finish weld the hardtail sections, and threw a bit of rattle can gloss black around the inside of the frame while it was out. I'm just gonna ride it rattle canned for the summer to work out the bugs then strip it down again when I know it's sorted.

I bought a rear caliper off ebay from a 2002 1200 sporty for 40 bucks and fitted that up, I'm really happy how it turned out. I was hoping to get it between the two frame tubes but it just would not fit. I reckon it looks mint where it is anyway.

The stock belt was too short because of the 2" stretch, so a 136 tooth one is on there now.






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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:44 pm

you might want to raise the seat a bit as you will get a sore back,I am speaking from experience here .
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:05 pm

Not far to go now Paul, Looking good too man. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:21 am

PAN/SHOVEL wrote:
you might want to raise the seat a bit as you will get a sore back,I am speaking from experience here .

looking fine.. real tidy unit there.. quite a clean look.

as pan said, id look at your seat, any accel and you will find your off the back.. mine looks not too bad but still not flat enough for drags Twisted Evil unless i hang on real hard

keep up the posts, enjoying the build.

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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:20 am

Hey Paul can you still adjust your rear wheel back and forward ? Or will it go into bind ? By memory the stock placement should have the mount tab on a horizontal plane. IE parallel with the ground and Axel slot. Just a thought mate. confused Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:08 pm

That is looking soooo much how I would have my sporty!! LOL Gud shit Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:05 pm

looks good, i think i spot a la rosa seat there, are the hairpins la rosa or the other type? the other type dont compress much which means the seat height might work ok, the la rosa springs compress heaps (thinner gauge).
that looks like the stock 2 piston caliper, good deal there, & they pull the bike up real well. yeah, I see what Woody is saying, my belt hasn't needed tightening over 15000kms since new & I gather that Sporties are never at the front of the adjustment slot even from the factory. (am i right in thinkin that's a belt drive on there, I thought most hardtails needed chain conversion so that's pretty good if that one allows for the belt...sweet). Does the caliper have a bit of room to move back & forth anywayz?
it's gonna turn out great mate, nice to see another Sporty Bobber gettin ready to cruise the streets
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:12 pm

Cheers for the comments everyone.
I see what you're saying Woody, I tensioned up the belt before I welded the tab on so it should be ok for a while, but if I do have to adjust, the Harley calipers have a kind of butterfly shaped slot for the tab to fit into, so the caliper can move on a different angle to the axle plate slots.
I'll see how I go with the seat, maybe I over compensated, I got the shits with the stock seat and mid controls, I kept sliding forward so theres no chance of that anymore!

Brett, you've got a keen eye! The springs are the ones that came with the seat, so I guess La Rosa brand, they're pretty strong. I'll probably get some coils eventually, got some other stuff to sort first though. That caliper is a 4 piston one so stoked.

Are any of you guys interested in a Bitter end old school choppers brake mounting kit? I got one in but I can't use it. I'm open to offers, PM me or whatever if keen. Here's the ebay ad

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rigid-Frame-Rear-Brake-Caliper-Bracket-USE-OEM-PARTS-/200286020301?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ea1fa22cd




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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:19 pm

oh they have 4 pistons, that's good --- same as my 03, they really haul up, no need for Performance Machine etc imo
yeah i just bought another la rosa myself for the honda project (broke my own rules) & i think i saw your one in my web travels
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:20 pm

Roger that Paul. scratch

girls bike my ass
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OK then." YOUR ASS IS A GIRLS BIKE Brett" Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
Lay off that medication just a little bit there bud. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:40 pm

hell yeah thats comming along real well
just wondering y you couldnt use the calliper mount you bought? would the calliper not fit between the rails ?

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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:10 pm

Woody wrote:

Lay off that medication just a little bit there bud

my meds are from Heaven baby
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:23 pm

brett7777 wrote:
Woody wrote:

Lay off that medication just a little bit there bud

my meds are from Heaven baby

lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:29 pm

Na Mike the freakin thing wouldn't fit without grinding a shitload out of the caliper. A bit pissed about that coz it wasn't a cheap part!
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:47 pm

bummer it doesnt look outa place were it is tho afro
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PostSubject: Re: Paul's sporty bob   Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:35 pm

It's about time I posted some progress pics.
I've got the rear fender all mounted up, I'm pretty happy how it sits nice and close to the tyre. I slipped on some 5/8" copper tube onto the fender mounts for a nostalgic look. I decided to just scotch brite and clear coat the oil tank and fender, turned out nice and I'll do the tank like that too when I get around to it. Wiring loom was built and fitted in a few hours, there aren't a lot of circuits on this bike! I'm just waiting on a few parts from the States to get it on the road. I cut down the stock pipes as a stop gap for now, and I've got some 8" baffles on the way to quieten it down a bit, as you can imagine it's pretty loud, then I'll wrap them to get me on the road.

It's getting close now, I can almost taste the bugs in my teeth.






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