Episode 11: Front End Swaps
Hey MM’ers. Episode 11 is up and all about Front End Swaps. This podcast is mostly led by Brady Young, our resident expert on front end swaps. I’m going to post our outline below so you can follow along with the show:
- Steering Stem:
- Option 1: Press out stems and swap stock to new triple tree. Might involve stretching.
- Option 2: Bearing swap. Need to know ID of new stem & OD of stock yoke, top & bottom.
- Check out All Balls racing bearing database: www.allballsracing.com
- Rim swap for spoked 19″ wheel
- 1999 Harley Narrow Glide Rim
- Dual flange for dual disc
- Single flange for single disc
- For 1″ axle swap ball bearing on rim for 1″ ID
- Other option shaving axle to fit 3/4 ID of Harley hub
- Fitting rotors to rim:
- 1: drill Harley bolt pattern on new rotor. Shim if needed.
- 2: make conversion mount. If offset needed, make mount to Harley hub and mount rotor to mount with right offset.
Episode 10: Cleaning up the Triangle
Welcome to Episode 10! This show is all about Cleaning up the ‘Triangle’. If you’re building a custom cafe or bobber style bike out of a 70’s or 80’s Japanese bike, chances are you’re going to want to clean out the Triangle. The Triangle is the shape formed by the steel frame of these old bikes on either side behind the engine. The Triangle is generally where the battery, fuse box, ignition box, air filter/air box, regulator, rectifier, wiring connectors and other components are mounted. To really get the clean look of a nice custom build, you need to commit to cleaning out the Triangle area. There is quite a bit involved in this, from figuring out a new battery location, modifying the wiring harness, swapping to cone air filters, and many other considerations. Hopefully this show will give you some ideas on what goes into doing this successfully.
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Listener Alan emailed us a few weeks ago, asking about picking up a particular CB650 for a novice build, and if it was a good deal for $1000. We thought this was a good question, and it’s an interesting bike/build. So read the ad, check out the pics, and tell us what you think? Listen to Episode 9 to hear our thoughts.
I’m also making this a new category for the Website, called “Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal?”. I will post bikes for sale, and lets see what everybody thinks about the price!
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If you haven’t heard about the One Motorcycle Show, better check it out! Brady Young from Seaweed & Gravel has been asked to enter one of his bikes in the show. We’ll have pics and info from the show up after it is displayed. If you’re in the Portland area, check it out! Free Admission.
One Motorcycle Show
February 7-9, 2014
800 SE 10th Ave
Episode 9: Custom Wiring Harnesses
And….we’re back! Hey guys, sorry for the long break. We were all super busy and/or out of town for the holidays at the end of December, and had a delay in recording Motorbike Mondays. We’re now back up and running and on schedule. Episode 9 is all about building custom wiring harnesses. We’ve discussed wiring harnesses in the past, mainly related to deciding whether or not to modify/repair and use your old original harness, or build a custom one. We had alot of feedback from that show, asking for more details about building a custom harness in depth. This show trys to cover that situation in depth.
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