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Old 01-11-2010, 02:06 AM
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Building a frame

Hey everybody I have aquired a honda cb 750 4 cyl

I am wanting to make it fully custom, I am planning on buying a minimum of parts and fabricating everything I can myself


I havent entirely decided what I am going to go with it

I may go chopper, bobber, or anything

currently I am in the research and design phase

I will be building

Headlight
Seat pan
Frame
Gas tank
Fenders
Bars
Aircleaner housing

and whatever else I need to come up with

I am thinking its either time to buy or build a bender, i figure once I have the bike designed I will make my choice

I have bought Tony Foale's book on motorcycle chassis design and am looking for specific chassis building information

I have seen a few of covells movies and they have been good to give me the basic concepts thus far


right now the motor is on the floor and im thinking of how this will all come together
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:17 AM
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Cool there are a few here that are into bikes.
I'll be watching, oh and welcome to the OFN!
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:02 AM
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Im doing my tax return right now so I can afford the bender

we have a old syncro 250 which I can use at work for the frame

either that I will use my lincoln 255c to do it, I dont know why people stress about tig on frames done properly either method produces the same results in the end
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:29 AM
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Im doing my tax return right now so I can afford the bender
one of the lucky ones gettin back... LOL... can't help with your bike project persay, but wanted to say Welcome to OFN all the same and follow your build....


Cheer'z Bro... good luck with everything....


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Old 01-11-2010, 05:21 AM
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Hey hey, Im located in langley bc, just across the river

you do some nice fabwork frogdog, hopefully your able to stay steady its pretty hard out here for fabshops in general.


my tax return is mostly due to apprenticeship, I did sheetmetal in 2008 and didnt file my taxes last year so I should get back a decent amount

2009 was a bad year for me I worked only 4 months and havent been able to get any hours for my apprenticeship. (due to working for fabshops and not sheetmetal shops but its what I could get)

I didnt file my taxes because its a forced method of saving money.


my last tax return (didnt do any taxes for a few years) helped buy
my 40kg power hammer (for blacksmithing)
I stuck it in a 1 year gic and blew it all on one tool (which I havent even gotten a chance to use yet they are cutting the base for me and I will weld it all its going to be made from 3/8 plate FILLED with concrete or sand)

I hope to be able to run my own show fully but it comes degree by degree.

I may not buy a bender but thats going to be hard because I know one of my buddys outsources his bending and I will probley be able to pay it off or make cash with it


but I always have plans like that I will admit they dont always pan out

sitting under my work bench is a set of 4000 dollar rollers I picked up for 150 bucks they are hardened with several patterns for hammer finished bars and cap rails

problem is i need to build the machine they fit into DoH!
(add that to list of projects)
the company that made them told me the machine is about 20k! figures....
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:15 PM
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Hey hey, Im located in langley bc, just across the river ....
Ah kewl and thanx... you should mention location in ofn stat... hehe..

Drop by or call anytime... I'm usually around weekends as well.. just across end of new bridge ....


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Old 01-12-2010, 07:38 PM
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You should check out www.crimescenechoppers.com they have free plans for a motorcycle jig. I'm in the process of building one myself. It's for a XS650 Yamaha. I think they are ugly factor but if you chop and bob them they look good.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:35 PM
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Ah kewl and thanx... you should mention location in ofn stat... hehe..

Drop by or call anytime... I'm usually around weekends as well.. just across end of new bridge ....


Cheer'z Bro..

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Yeah for sure, I would probley give you a call rather than just drop by

maybe I can learn some bending tricks from you

almost all the bending I have ever done is with a hammer or with my hands and a form

you can check out my random stuff at www.themetalsculptor.com
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:24 PM
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I can't wait to see this come together. Bikes are one of my new obsessions (I have many haha) I am currently building a '86 GSXR1100 fighter, then I want to do a cafe style cb750.

Random question, are you originally from Regina, or did you live there and work at an automotive shop at some point in your life?
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:25 AM
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I can't wait to see this come together. Bikes are one of my new obsessions (I have many haha) I am currently building a '86 GSXR1100 fighter, then I want to do a cafe style cb750.

Random question, are you originally from Regina, or did you live there and work at an automotive shop at some point in your life?
Nope I never lived or worked out there but,


some of my family do live out there, anyone with the masuk family name that I have ever met is directly related in someway or another

my great uncle arthur lives out there he has two kids as well
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