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post #11 of 154 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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for me deciding how I was going to modify the frame and re brace things was the most difficult, I wanted to make sure everything was done the best way I could do it and not look cheesy.... but once I was able to wrap my head around what I needed to do the fun like you said begin, cutting, grinding and welding.

what size and type of tubing are you using?? are you MIG or TIG welding it??

What are you doing for the rear shock?
Um we will be tig welding everything.
im not sure on the shock yet. i'm waiting to get the bike on the ground so i can measure how low it will be. if i have enough room i will be using the KW spring kit. you can only get the spring kit from the UK. i have already talked to the rep of KW suspension over there and he just said let him know when i'm ready for them and he will ship them over.


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Well we have been hard at it the last two night. getting as much done as possible with what part's i have. still waiting for stuff to show up. but we did make some good progress.

Last night we started bending some of the lower frame up to get an idea of what its going to look like. Keep in mind we have never built anything like this and we are building it how we want it. there are main different build threads on the net for stuff like this. but we did things kinda different like every other build. i really want to keep this bike looking as stock as possible. not cutting the plastic's. if i could have built this bike without cutting the frame it would have been great. but as we know this motor doesn't fit without some modification. i really wanted to keep the lower frame as close to the motor as possible.

so here is some pic's of what we got done last night. everything was just tacked until we found out where we wanted everything.





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Heres some pic's of the what we got done tonight. all the fabbing on the frame is mostly done beside's we are going to add a upper support to tie in the top of the frame with the top of the motor.

But at this point I will get all the suspension put back on the frame and get it on the ground as a roller. then the frame will get its final welding.

heres how its still as of right now.









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I love how it looks stock. Compared to some hybrids with giant supports everywhere. Looks like a really clean build.
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what kind of a bender did you use?

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what kind of a bender did you use?
It's just one of the cheap benders that have the 2 rollers on it and then the big bottle jack in the middle. My buddy ordered a really nice bender 2 weeks ago but it hasn't showed up yet so we figured we would give this one a try. it did a decent job for what it is. no big budget build here. but i'm not cutting corners either. trying to make the frame as strong as we can.


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I love how it looks stock. Compared to some hybrids with giant supports everywhere. Looks like a really clean build.
Thanks were tryin to keep it clean but also strong at the same time. we have never built anything like this so it's all new to us. quite fun really. i could have bought a bike already built but what's the fun in that.


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It's just one of the cheap benders that have the 2 rollers on it and then the big bottle jack in the middle. My buddy ordered a really nice bender 2 weeks ago but it hasn't showed up yet so we figured we would give this one a try. it did a decent job for what it is. no big budget build here. but i'm not cutting corners either. trying to make the frame as strong as we can.
I hear ya, I wish I could shell out 300-400 for a nice bender but a $100 or so harbor freight one sounds pretty tempting

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I hear ya, I wish I could shell out 300-400 for a nice bender but a $100 or so harbor freight one sounds pretty tempting
Yeah it might work pretty decent. I was really surprised how well our bends turned out with this bender we used. It wasn't a high dollar one. If I was closer to you id let you use this one. This was the first time I had ever used a bender they work pretty slick. Ill probably buy a really nice one after the R1 project is over.


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Are you going to leave the stock graphics on there? I was wondering... What if you could have some custom graphics made that look like stock Yamaha graphics but say Raptor 1000r? Just a crazy thought I came up with...

'00 Yamaha Blaster

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ITP Wheels With Holeshots 19' (front)
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