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    Glad I bought a kit instead building myself. I'm getting toooo old for that fun stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw View Post
    Glad I bought a kit instead building myself. I'm getting toooo old for that fun stuff!

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    That bike is slick. Are the forks raked over stock or is it just an illusion?

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    Been working on the Stratoliner mostly so my wife can start riding again. But I have been sneaking work on the RoadStar. I had to redesign the rear frame a bit since the fenders sat lower than the center section. Karen wants to have a passenger seat and trunk which throws a wrench in the original design I had in mind, but is still workable. I need to fiberglass the fenders to the center section, glass some fairings from the center section to the trunk, weld mounting points for the body, finish the brakes, etc, etc. But with warmer weather I should be able to push forward. Also seems like fender skirts are agreed upon.... Now I need to fiberglass a front fender that's longer than stock so skirts can be added there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickus Dickus View Post
    That bike is slick. Are the forks raked over stock or is it just an illusion?
    5 trees, V max fork tubes in RS bottoms, Strat 19" front wheel and 1" shorter rear tires. Almost like a big wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw View Post
    5 trees, V max fork tubes in RS bottoms, Strat 19" front wheel and 1" shorter rear tires. Almost like a big wheel.
    That's great information since I want to rake her bike a bit come December.

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    Well I decided to add brakes to the rear axle for my wife. Might even run brake lines to the too! Bolted the brake disk in place, put a thin spacer in the caliper to get clearance between it and the disk, and then shimmed the caliper where the disk was centered in it. Made cardboard templates for the two pieces needed, cut them out of 3/8" high carbon steel, grinding and sanding to fit, then welded them in place. Still need a bit of cleaning up but I did get the right caliper mounted. Just don't understand why my pictures come out sideways, but what the heck.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickus Dickus View Post
    That's great information since I want to rake her bike a bit come December.
    After putting the kit together, I did not rake it. After a long twisties trip, I was sitting in my easy chair thinking I was having a heart attack with severe pains in my chest. A little probing found the source of the pain. Chest muscles were overworked. Ordered a 5 tree the next day.

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    Turned some buttons and washers to bolt the body to the frame. After welding them to the body supports I can now bolt the body on. The image shows how everything bolts together. I have 3.5" clearance between the tire and inside of the fender which should allow for the horrible roads in Louisiana.

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    Did lots of grinding and sanding on the rear frame. During a break from it, I welded some pins together to hold the air shocks in place. While I don't ever want the belt to break on the road, I figured just puling a clip and sliding the pin out is not only easier, but fewer tools to carry along.

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    looks great so far can't wait to see it when done

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