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Who's Building What?

#1

Post by VT » Sat May 17, 2008 4:32 pm

Is anyone working on their scoot? Posts some in-progress pics.



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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat May 17, 2008 5:45 pm

current project (nightmare, money pit); 1931 VL, got 'er tore all the way down last Sunday, hope to have it ready for Harley's 200th Anniversary.

somebody help me!

mike

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Post by 51Hog » Sat May 17, 2008 6:08 pm

Quite the project Mike. Nice shop.

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Post by fourthgear » Sun May 18, 2008 1:38 am

Custom 65 Pan , just waiting for some pilot jets for the CV 40.
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Post by 51Hog » Sun May 18, 2008 2:02 am

Nice-- A whole lot of shine going on there.

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun May 18, 2008 2:08 am

VERY nice fourthgear, well done!

I've got the same Craftsman bike lift. I had the '49 FL on it last night to adjust the chains. I don't know if anyone else has the same problem but I can't roll it under the stock '49, its too high. I had to take the rubber pads off and I still have to roll both wheels up on 2x4 blocks to slide it under the frame and skid plate with the bike sitting straight up.

Anyway, I love the way you did the new bike, very clean and functional, not overdone. If it rides as good as it looks you'll have it all.

mike

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Post by john HD » Sun May 18, 2008 2:29 am

i got an el cheapo lift from harbor frieght, it fits under my '55.

but then, i am running full size tires.

how 'bout you mike?

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Post by john HD » Sun May 18, 2008 2:32 am

nice looking ride fourthgear!!

john

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun May 18, 2008 3:06 am

John, 5.00 x 16 full size (I think). Now that you mention it I've never actually measured the mounted outside diameter.

The red '47 has a set of original Goodyear Super Eagles on it, I'll measure both of them in the morning and post the results. Could explain the 5% speedo error. hmmmm

I've also got an Avon like you run mounted on a star-hub, I'll measure that one too.

mike

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Post by john HD » Sun May 18, 2008 8:12 am

mike

the diference might just lie in the lifts, what does yours measure fully collapsed? might be easier than running a tape around your tires.

i can measure mine.

john

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Post by hjans » Sun May 18, 2008 11:58 am

Hi there
I'm at the point of buying a bikelift like the one Fourthgear is using. Any experience with those kind of lifts ? Is it easy working at it or would it be wiser to buy a lift-table like Flatheadsix is using ?
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Post by john HD » Sun May 18, 2008 2:50 pm

hjans

i like my little lift, i have a very small shop and a full size one would take up too much room.

the only thing to keep in mind is if you need to remove a wheel or the front end you definately want to use a jack stand or some blocking under the other end!

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bike lift

#13

Post by sprucecreek » Sun May 18, 2008 3:16 pm

Sears makes a low profile lift that fits under my 56 FLH just fine. But, it is aluminum and a bit pricey. Their less expensive one would not fit, though.

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Bestway® 5SPCH

#14

Post by VT » Sun May 18, 2008 3:47 pm

These lifts can be installed by one person.
http://www.bestwayhydraulics.com/index2.html
Holds about 6 gallons of 30 wt. Instructions included (modified by Bestway after Vol. 1 was released).
It's not as extravagant as it seems. You can keep the machine 12" off the ground and covered. You need a block & tackle hanging from a supported rafter in your shop/garage, a ranch-quality post hole digger, a 1/2 concrete bit and the knowledge that you have no water pipes or a sewer line directly below your location. Rocky ground would be a problem too. You'll need to dig a post hole 53" deep, and install the empty cannister twice for base-bolt location.
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Post by john HD » Sun May 18, 2008 3:47 pm

my harbor frieght model is just under 4 1/2 inches when collapsed.

john

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