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    RS subframe.

    Ok.... Here we go again.

    a gentleman in the forum wanted an rs subframe. WW's sold out pretty quick and he couldn't find one so I'm giving it a go.

    IMG_20210527_213804_01.jpg IMG_20210527_215651_01.jpg IMG_20210527_220234.jpg

    Those chunky ass welds that hold the mounts to the pipe will not stay. I can't bring myself to do that. But the pipe to pile welds are coming out pretty well.

    I wanted to use the two top mounts, but doing that out of tube isn't going to work like I thought, the tank is just too in the way to make it worth doing. So I'm going to come steep off the bottom mounts.

    I'm sure this will not be fast or easy, so it will be a slow thread but I started it any way.
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

    #2
    Nice job! Love it! I will share too once I get going but other projects/tasks are ahead of my subframe.
    Eric Y.
    NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
    Yuzon Designworks

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      #3
      Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
      Nice job! Love it! I will share too once I get going but other projects/tasks are ahead of my subframe.
      Thanks. This may seem Lim common sense, but I have had trouble getting angles out of tube. I've always just don't it by eye and small bits of massaging with the 40 grit flap disk.

      I figured out that when I need to angle round tube if I figure out the angle first in degrees, then devide by 2, then cut one piece of tube at that # I can flip the cuts around, line them up and have a perfect fit angle. Makes it easier if I remember to mark the high and low points first to be able to make sure I'm on point when I put it back together.

      It's the little things that can be huge time savers.
      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        #4
        Ok, ignorant Noob here- "RS" subframe?

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          #5
          Originally Posted by ChrisCO View Post
          Ok, ignorant Noob here- "RS" subframe?
          Subframe for mounting an RS style tail on a Hawk. It's been the preferred tail for the hawk racer/race style modder.
          IMG_20180427_165536.jpg
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            6
            Occupation: Model, sex worker CCS #951
            6 - if you have access to a printer, you can download a program called tube miter - this allows to print cutting lines on a piece of paper, which can be wrapped around the tube.

            Just an idea... it is intended for making a cut of pipes for eg. frame making, maybe not applicable for your use.

            https://rorty.net/tube-miter-program-by-giles-puckett/

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              #7
              Originally Posted by JanM View Post
              6
              Occupation: Model, sex worker CCS #951
              6 - if you have access to a printer, you can download a program called tube miter - this allows to print cutting lines on a piece of paper, which can be wrapped around the tube.

              Just an idea... it is intended for making a cut of pipes for eg. frame making, maybe not applicable for your use.

              https://rorty.net/tube-miter-program-by-giles-puckett/
              Thanks Jan! I'll try it. That would help.
              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                Subframe for mounting an RS style tail on a Hawk. It's been the preferred tail for the hawk racer/race style modder.
                IMG_20180427_165536.jpg
                Got it! Thanks for learning me something.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                  Ok.... Here we go again.

                  a gentleman in the forum wanted an rs subframe. WW's sold out pretty quick and he couldn't find one so I'm giving it a go.

                  IMG_20210527_213804_01.jpg IMG_20210527_215651_01.jpg IMG_20210527_220234.jpg

                  Those chunky ass welds that hold the mounts to the pipe will not stay. I can't bring myself to do that. But the pipe to pile welds are coming out pretty well.

                  I wanted to use the two top mounts, but doing that out of tube isn't going to work like I thought, the tank is just too in the way to make it worth doing. So I'm going to come steep off the bottom mounts.

                  I'm sure this will not be fast or easy, so it will be a slow thread but I started it any way.
                  Not chunky ass, beefy as in strong!

                  Good tips on angles. How are you cutting them? Metal bandsaw? I like how you split the angles. I was going to suggest pie cuts but those are only important for exhaust to avoid severe bends.
                  Eric Y.
                  NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
                  Yuzon Designworks

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post

                    Not chunky ass, beefy as in strong!

                    Good tips on angles. How are you cutting them? Metal bandsaw? I like how you split the angles. I was going to suggest pie cuts but those are only important for exhaust to avoid severe bends.

                    Thanks dude!

                    Ye, I'm using a harbor freight handsaw that has the angles marked on the saw so it takes the guess work out of it.
                    IMG_20210528_120138.jpg


                    It's definitely a help.

                    Pie cuts look cool as hell though. I definitely want to play around with them.. even if flow doesn't matter.. the look is just sick.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Looking forward to seeing your finished product!
                      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

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                        #12
                        Minute Ago
                        When you are crusing through, then your welds start looking like shit, the arc starts wandering and spitting, fill isn't laying down. and you realize you are out of gas...

                        IMG_20210604_151002.jpg IMG_20210604_151007.jpg
                        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                          #13
                          But progress is progress, use your imagination to make this 3d but we are working in this direction.

                          IMG_20210604_151529.jpg

                          The ends of this short bends are cut at 10 so it will be a 20 degree bend in again. The extension of the right one is not cut yet. Just an idea.
                          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                            #14
                            Looking like good progress! Welds are fixable.
                            Eric Y.
                            NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
                            Yuzon Designworks

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