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Beats my system of broom handles and hockey tape.
"Non urinat in ventum"
I wasn't crazy about the aesthetics, so I redid it.
Performed about 10x worse than first one... literally. And was about .2kg heavier.
But, I've got to get moving on this.
Of course, once I started on the subframe, I tend to build the design that requires the least amount of work.
The 1/8" wall bolt spacers welded to .03" wall tubing was a PITA until I got the heat settings right. So bad that I basically just hot metal glued the first two (upper subframe to frame mounts) and ground the globs of welds smooth. Soooooo lame.
The last two (lower subframe to footpeg/frame mounts) were much better as my muscle memory came back to me and I understood the heat distribution and intensity better. Welds decent enough to leave unfinished.
The .03" to .03" tube welding was better. Not my best work. Not great. But solid structurally and passable aesthetically.
I'm starting out with this. And will add on as needed.
mounting tabs for the seat pan, rear tank mount, exhaust, and cross braces and extensions for the tailpiece.
Last edited by jcw; 08-16-2019 at 12:19 PM.
Some day they are going to make a subframe out of plastic that is also an air box, rear inner fender, exhaust support and seat support all in one piece, held on by only 4 bolts.
they make them out of carbon fiber...
i wish you could get a fuel cell made to order in plastic and then cover it with a tank cover in the shape you want.
this is an intresting look...
seat pan is on solidly and securely except for a small tongue under the front that I need to fab a corresponding groove on the subframe to lock the seat pan down.
Last edited by jcw; 08-17-2019 at 11:39 PM.