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    Warm Weather Hits...

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    And I'm back at it.. a week to late.

    But,
    I'm starting to hey the battery box mounting done.
    IMG_20210407_175914.jpg

    And I got paint and clear on the fender that wouldn't take paint..
    IMG_20210407_175855.jpg
    My heat room is dark, thus the shitty pic..


    Who else is on a late push for early spring riding???
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

    #2
    I'm trying really hard not to convince myself that there is no reason that the battery box needs to be removable.. because capturing nuts inside the subframe is WAY harder than welding the box to the subframe. Haha.


    Don't worry.. I won't do it.


    Probably.
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      Originally Posted by 6 View Post
      I'm trying really hard not to convince myself that there is no reason that the battery box needs to be removable.. because capturing nuts inside the subframe is WAY harder than welding the box to the subframe. Haha.


      Don't worry.. I won't do it.


      Probably.
      Use rivnuts.
      "Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme"
      1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson


      '88 Blue 99% stock
      '88 Restomod
      '16 Yamaha FJ-09

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        #4
        And an hour later I have a nut in a hole (hehe).

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        ​​​​​​​Now to do the others.. Tig is weird. Some of the welds, especially filling gaps, can sink.. then you need another on the top to be able to grind to flat.

        Two hours later I have two nuts in two holes (hehe
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        Am I really the only one playing catch up today??

        You guys make me feel disorganized!
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post

          Use rivnuts.
          I have them.... It's just not for me.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by 6 View Post
            I'm trying really hard not to convince myself that there is no reason that the battery box needs to be removable.. because capturing nuts inside the subframe is WAY harder than welding the box to the subframe. Haha.


            Don't worry.. I won't do it.


            Probably.
            You could just use rivnuts if you have enough meat but also if it is thick enough just drill and tap the subframe maybe?
            88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
            89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
            90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

            2002 DL1000 V-Strom - Workhorse. beat it, flog it, it keeps on going...

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              #7
              Is this your track bike or another one?
              "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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                #8
                Originally Posted by rpcraft View Post

                You could just use rivnuts if you have enough meat but also if it is thick enough just drill and tap the subframe maybe?
                I have rivnuts but I rarely use them. Maybe on a piece of equipment or something I don't care much about..They just aren't for me. Lots of people love them and that's cool. But they aren't for me.

                Subframe is not think enough to tap and get any real purchase on.
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by SPA View Post
                  Is this your track bike or another one?
                  Skreet bike. Kristens skreet bike, the Daisy Hawk that Chuck, Kristen and I built a few years back.

                  It's continuing its evolution.. slowly. My goal is to have it rideable next week when she gets back from NH.

                  Suspensions set up for a 125lb new rider and for now it's mainly going to be used 2 up with me at the controls.

                  So..

                  It may need some suspension tuning soon when I can collect the parts.
                  Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                    IMG_20210407_175905.jpg

                    And I'm back at it.. a week to late.

                    But,
                    I'm starting to hey the battery box mounting done.
                    IMG_20210407_175914.jpg

                    And I got paint and clear on the fender that wouldn't take paint..
                    IMG_20210407_175855.jpg
                    My heat room is dark, thus the shitty pic..


                    Who else is on a late push for early spring riding???
                    interesting place to set freshly painted bodywork!

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by mparker View Post

                      interesting place to set freshly painted bodywork!
                      Yip. For sure. But the flow was dirty and dusty, the do was walking around in there and this is no show paint. I just wanted it off the ground and in the hot room haha.
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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