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04 pitbull to ridgeback build

Discussion in 'General' started by pauldeepsea, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

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    Well I got, I used black touch up paint on the insides of the controls and mounted them to the bars. I removed them and used my dremel to remove any powdercoat that had black around it. It created a nice outline. It closed the gap, not completely but I am comfortable with it.


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    Awesome! And they all thought I was wasting my time watching American Chopper but I was learning!
     
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    Build update:
    Docs esc shipped today.
    Motor is about two weeks out decided to rebuild both cylinders due to the parts already ordered. Probably only a few hundred miles on the motor but might as well do it a save on the labor.
    Should have the wiring harnesses and drive train installed within the next month. And per Doug will post photos of the build.
    Also just picked up this electronic torque wrench for Xmas [​IMG]


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    Started installing docs esc today. Really impressed with his setup.
    Engine should be back together this week. May have to slow down on the build due to no paycheck thanks to the government shutdown. Working for free this week... [​IMG][​IMG]


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    You don't like working for free? I'm sure it won't last long and you'll get the back pay anyways.

    ESC is a very nice unit well put together and nicely heat shrunk everywhere.

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    Esc mounted, so far going good. [​IMG]


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    ESC is definitely the best choice,:old2: it won't let you down. Looking good Paul.
     
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    Man this thing is so much easier than the wp install. I did manage to pull one of the jst pins out and will need to re chrimp a new pin. But the install is a breeze. Very impressed with the unit


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    Last one Tonight, trying to figure out where I am going next with the project [​IMG]


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    There are days I love it and times I want to move on! Normally I do okay for $ but the politics and bullshit just don’t work with me.


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    Taking a shit ton of pics!
    Thought about doing a how to video on the docs esc but it’s pretty damn easy to install.
    More pics coming


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    His instructions are really a good step by step procedure:old2:
     
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    Couldn’t agree more.


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    Paul,
    You're doing a fantastic job on that bike! Good luck and I'm looking forward in seeing the end product.
    Very cool!
     
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    Me too, allot of work and $ invested but really looking forward to getting the big dog on the road again.
    Thanks


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    Getting parts ready to send out to chrome. The controls were a bitch to disassemble. Lot of tiny parts and I took many pictures along the way. I wanted to remove all the soft goods from the controls before sending them out for chroming.
    Hope to get these sent out this week waiting on a quote from sport chrome before I ship.
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    Getting the triple trees, motor mount and lower controls chromed.
    Also have some more powder coating to get done.
    The build is slow and I am trying not to hurry it together. $ is tight so I am doing it in chunks.



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    Do you know if he posted it on here?
    I know it can be done I am worried that once I torque the motor it may crack the chrome and could cause the motor to misalign.

    Haven’t heard from Mark in along time I would be interested to hear on how it’s holding up?


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    Amazing job so far Paul, looks incredible. Can't wait to see the rest of the build.
     
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    Really like this paint and may be looking at something similar [​IMG][​IMG]
    Color wise I like it different scheme I think though

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    This is getting exciting :old2:
     

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