drifter wrote:G'day AJ, I noticed earlier in this thread that you don't use a cad program, but if you get some spare time ( I doubt it ) have a look at Google SketchUp which is a free download, looks pretty easy to use.
Correct...i don't use them...i have near every CAD program on my pc (not installed
) including a copy of Sketch Up Pro.
i find a 5-10minute sketch on a piece of paper sufficient for the stuff i do rather than sitting on a pc (which i hate
) for a
weeek designing the ins and outs of something when i can be in my workshop making it.
Thud wrote:Looking Aces there Kim,
I get a kick out how BIG them bikes look in the pictures....then I remember how the tranny fits in one hand & look at my 24" wheels here & realize its just about perfect. little more reach to the bars but that may be a good thing.
hehe so true...was very apparent on a build recently on RatRod Bikes...we had been given all the pics the bicycle looks motorcycle size then the
builder front sup a pic with him on it-->
the bike...very nice custom build IMO...
Hoehas' full worklog of above bike viewable here for those interested...it is a decent effort too well worth a read...
Looks like a fair size bike right...well have a look at the owner taking it for a spin
Definitely takes you back
well it did me, you get the feel the bikes are alot bigger with just workshop pics... i will try to get a pic of me near the bike
soon and/OR a mate straddled it with arms out, the reach is spot on, bearing in mind ThudSTaR
the seat will be slightly
more forward on this build than the blue cruiser
This we need as much weight as possible forward don't we
A.J don't wanna be flipped on his broken behind too much...will practice wheelies on the soft grass at the oval me thinks hehe...
Dammit AJ, you need to put those mates of yours to work building frames so the rest of us can ride too! This build is going so fast, and the electronics stage should come along a little quicker seeing as how you ironed out the lipo setup on the previous chopper.
She's a roller
haha well...i have one autobody builder mate 'Snapper' with 20 years experience and another boilermaker welder 'Flavio' with the same ...neither are really into bikes but are happy to help when i ask, although Flavio has been tinkering with the idea of buying a mid to high end second hand mountain bike to lose some weight, he's getting quite the 'roof over the tool shed
' if you follow hehe... I have another friend Mick, that is very keen and loves riding the bike but isn't a fabricator, hehe although... he is building a mickey mouse replica Ford XY GTHO Phase III which is nearing completion DAMN its fine, me looking forward to riding in that come the Nostalgic Drag Meet early next year.. 600hp of tire burning Australian Muscle Car...the GTHO was the fastest 4 door car in the World in its day, Today, Red Book
price is near 300k...i have seen them go for 400k though for a mickey mouse original...Good replicas get 60k plus..
Shall be doing some work on the aluminum plates for the stabilizers this morning, possibly of for a ride too haven't heard from Timma as yet ... Official Opening at the MotorPlex tonight me gets to see/hear/smeel REAL cars and REAL bikes burning REAL fuel... :: squirts some WD-40 on ::
to smell more manly... ":-P
Back with an update soon...
p.s Forgot to show a couple of pics to clarify how the seating willbe on this bike, i came across these in an add for the shocks ill be using, these twin shocks ar 100 bucks (69 for shocks 40ish for freight) i know i know COMPLETE rip
as they aren't even shockies just springs, but thats the price for 4in shocks that are used on bobber seats, Larosa sells them and the bobber seats...They have assorted spring tensions too choose from depending on your beefcakeness..
FYI:-Seat in pic IS NOT the one i will be using
Thought this might help those wondering how the seat will be... The gap between seat stays is ~7 inches, just so hapens
this is the gap between the shock mounting on the seat i will be buying, coincidence?