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Discussion in 'Paint / Powdercoating' started by alhall88, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. choppersforlife

    choppersforlife CHOPPERSFORLIFE
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    SUCKS !

    That SUCKS so bad! :angry:

    Sorry to see that happen:bang:

    Hope ya get back on the road ASAP:up:
     
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    Also, a little off topic but how did those bars work out for ya? I still got yours on the ridgeback.
     
  3. alhall88

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    Thanks they are working great.
     
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    Dam Al, Better the metal than the skin. Glad you are O.K.
     
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    Al, what did Exotic say about the problem that he said would fine????
     
  6. alhall88

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    Well after checking every possible cause other than the squish tube length we also found out that because of the inconsistency of the powdercoat thickness we found that the mount surface was out by .013. We recut the wheel down to the raw aluminum and re squared both sides. Also since I was having the hub remade I went with 2 bearings on that side so now both sides will have double bearings. Here is the old hub next to the new one.
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    Here's just a shot showing both hubs with 2 bearings each.
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    And here's a couple shots of what we did to the brake caliper bracket that got all chewed up as well. We machined the backside surface and remade the spacer longer to make up for the distance. Notice its all 1 pc.
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  7. chacha

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    Nice work -- good machinist too. What bearings are you using? Got a part number?
     
  8. alhall88

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    chacha Neil did some research on this and basically your choices are the good bearings for $20 a pc. or the basic cheap ones from big dog. I put the good ones in because I had an extra set but I'm on the fence if they are actually worth it.
    Here's Neil's post.

    The original bearing I removed, 6205RS 16 is a one inch bearing. The 16 at the end stands for 16/ 16ths or 1 inch. Being that it is a no brand bearing I chose the route you did and ordered 3 Timken/Fafnir 205KDD2. Yea, screw China under my ass too. The 2 at the end of a bearing number represents it has been modified in "some" way. Be it the race or whatever. The Timken/Fafnir 205KDD2 is no doubt a quality bearing and I gave 20.00 a piece for them. As we measured the shaft itself, the values were all over the place depending where it was measure. They were surprised as well.

    I asked about opening the seal and applying extra grease and was advised not to do that. The extra grease will cause the bearing to heat up more thus causing premature failure also. Appears it is a science to the amount that is applied for a particular bearing.
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  9. alhall88

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    Forgot to mention that this guy was my apprentice so he wanted to thank me for all my help and made me a great deal.
     
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    looks good Al. So you up and running again now?
     
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    Give these guys a shot

    Al, not good - sorry.
    I was digging around for some info on 360 brakes and stumbled upon this shop. In doing the 360 brake one must remove the hub - in saying that they "may" just have one lying around - you never know give them a shout out and good luck.

    360 Brakes for Motorcycles - Complete Bolt-On 360 Brake Kits by Art In Motion, LLC

    PLEASE IGNORE - didn't read the whole thread at first - see you have already made the new hub.
     
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  12. Gas Man

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    No shit... that is awesome!! Look great! You have the bike back on the road this weekend for the good cool weather?
     
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    Just finished up ready to ride but now its raining.
     
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    better off letting the locktite set a bit.
     
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    is it possible to repair powder coat on frame?
     
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    You can paint the marks but the only real repair is this

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    alhall88 Who made your hub?I need to have one made.Thanks
     

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