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    A bit of an update on how it is all going.

    I was able to get my rockers cut out via waterjet, the cost for the pair was 60.00-----shop cost of course.

    The brake stay is completed, well except I have a few new pit marks from the shop work that I will have to work out so all can be polished up (I just hope I can get them out)

    Holes drilled in rockers was delayed because the shop dog at my paper work, four pages, so I had to do some over and make new copies for the machinist. He is a big old hound dog who loves the scent of my female dogs, LOL

    Things seem to be slower than I want, but the Holidays have me doing so much more, so it is a good thing I guess.

    Enjoy the Holidays everyone, and remember to keep safe at whatever you do.......

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    So all is done at the machine shop and I have it all in the garage now.

    I decided to do the fine fitting of the bushings myself. It is time consuming and I save $ if I do it. Oh so much fun working a little, stop to see if it fits, than more work and checking. I got one axle hole done on one rocker and almost done with the second one. Then I have to fit 4 bushings into the rockers. This finer work also does show me what other fine adjustments I need.

    The brake stay bushing does not come out the backside of the brake stay far enough. Right now the back side of the brake stay will be pinched up against the hub bearing spacer. This pinch effect will keep the stay from freely rotating when all is bolted together. I will get the step spacer milled back a fine bit so the brake stay will rotate freely as needed with out being pinched between spacers.

    Oh and I made the measurments of the front down tubes to tight, some say no, but if all did bunch up from impact, well the rockers will bend bind on the down tubes, so a little extra work on those to give me more room.

    Other than that it is all looking good. I hope getting all else done does not take me to much longer. It is a pain, but I get to work with my hands and that I do enjoy, just takes so long to get it done, LOL

    I need to feel that wind in my face and the freedom of the road again.

    Please do ride safe my friends.
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    Yes, one should get their work done faster at a machine shop, especially if you pay their price for labor.

    I keep forgetting to tell why it took so long at the shop. I did not pay top labor price, in fact I paid very little for the work to get done. I just had to wait until they had the time to get to it for me. I was honest with them and so they helped me out so that I could get this project done. It took me some time, but it did get done and I am excited to finish the project.

    Spring is trying to poke her head out, so soon many will be riding, remember

    Be safe and ride safer.

    I thank everyone for their support and help with this project.

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    Yep.

    As you know, I have an industrial shop.

    I do little things for friends and even a few walk ins for local folks. It is an "as I can get to it" type thing just like you say. I have one friend I cut knife blades for every once in a while. The 2 engineering research development center robotics teams I host at the shop on the rare Saturday off. Then I have the college rov robotics team I help during the week as I can.

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    I know, I just wish I lived closer to you so that I could have gotten you to do the machine work.

    All in all it has worked out so far. I got some work done so I could do my part as more work was done on other parts. I need to finish up the rockers so I can get the bushings pressed in. 500lb press is not in my garage, LOL, just the hand and vise, which did set the brake stay bushing.

    I knew it was going to take some work, but I am actually working on the last bushing hole right now, so should be doing the last of the finish type sanding today and tomorrow. If I get a warm day I can use the buffer machine, but the piece needs to be ready for it. Than there is all my nuts I have to polish out. Man my hands and arms get tired by the end of the day, but to me it is worth it.

    Again thank you to everyone here at the site.

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    So Thursday I took a fall. I hit the corner of the table and dislocated my right shoulder. Took way to long to get reset and I'm very sore and one handed. Idid pick the fork bars, as I decided I wanted longer mounting tabs so to prevent binding when all is bottomed out. One more buffing run on the rocker's and they are done.

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    I just like how all is finishing out.

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    I had the machinist take off more at the end of the roundness(by a 1/4 inch)so the rocker has more swing room with out binding. It was tight and right, but no extra room, so had it done.

    Once my arm heals and I have usage of it, well the fun begins.

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    This is going tobe hard, at least 7 days with one arm and hand. These pics show rocker swing.

    This will be the ride position of the rocker's, ( 90 degree's from the fork line )

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    And now as it travels back to compressed state.

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    With the extra clearance now the rocker should not ever bottom out on the fork bar.

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    I had to do something,lol

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    O man.....

    Take care of yourself there, be careful.

    I have not dislocated a shoulder since my youngster days racing motocross.

    I can only imagine how bad it would be now that I am old.

    The parts look good though.

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    So had a check up yesterday, seems I busted up the rotator cup, surgery is scheduled for Monday. The idea is to repair the area so that I may get 75 to 90% of total usage back. Some fall in the kitchen, damn hard wood floors, lol.

    Thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpanystrom61 View Post
    So had a check up yesterday, seems I busted up the rotator cup, surgery is scheduled for Monday. The idea is to repair the area so that I may get 75 to 90% of total usage back. Some fall in the kitchen, damn hard wood floors, lol.

    Thank you all.
    I tore my left rotator cup in like 2009. My doctor told me to not lift anything heavier than a 12 oz can of soda for two years. It's a rough recovery, from what I understand, it's because the rotator is a low blood flow area so it takes longer to heal. I don't pretend to understand anything doctors say. Mine was really bad, couldn't even lift the arm before the surgery. Hopefully your's goes better than mine. I have full range of motion and can almost lift what I used to. Anyway ... added you to the prayer list for a speedy recovery. Listen to your therapist no matter how much it hurts ... LOL.
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