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swing arm bearings with inner races installed. they still need to be machined to the correct length. im remaking them because im unhappy with the amount of play in the skewer. so ill be machining up some new ones this week.



here you can see the installed needles. right from the msc catalog. sorry about the out of focus picture. i couldnt tell on the little screen.




check out my machined top tree. milled off the handlebar mounts.




flat black p-coated and ready for a mill. hopefully if i get my gaskets this week i can start assembling the motor. its got an early, 68, redone head with a fat cam, pvl, slipper cam chain adjuster, 040 pistons. now im shopping for shocks and wheels. im thinking silver paint. or maybe white with small metal flake.

 

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Joe, pretty slick looking. What are the inner races made of? Are they the inner races that come with the bearings? Keep in mind that needle inner races are usually hardened steel to keep the needles from digging in. Will you be able to use the OEM seals?
What this for a SV bike? Lookin good.
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its un-hardened tool steel of some kind. i can get the details if you want. i dont have the papers here. also from msc. i made them. its the perfect od for the races. i had to bore the stock to the right size for the skewer. i just ordered a 14mm bit for it. its got a little too much slop in it the way it is, so im remaking it. im kinda new at this machining thing. learning as i go with some help from a guy who was a machinist for skandia. since we just got the bridgeport at the shop, ive been experimenting with it and learning as i go. also with the lathe. it will use the old/stock caps/seals or ill make new ones. thanks. its getting there. i cant wait to get going on the motor, something i actually know something about!

this is a gp/fcb bike. i know theres gonna be bitchin and complaining about it with the uscra, if there is, ill run it in lwsv and mwsv. but its within the rules by the letter or as legal as any other bike on the grid as far as i know.
 

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what do you think of putting a grease fitting on the sa between the bearings. to grease them after they are assembled?

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You could drill the swing arm pivot and grease the bearings that way with a single zerk, or add one to each bearing housing.

Lead, follow or get out of the way!
 

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yeah, theres on one there already. i was thinking of getting rid of it or making a new skewer and just puttint on the sa like the brit stuff. crap, guess i over did it with my image uploads. so they arent showing up anymore. hmmm...yeah, its disabled for having too much activity. itll come back online at some pont soon. i just uploaded a whole crapload of pictures. sorry.



jc



Edited by - joe c on Sep 26 2006 9:57:42 PM

Edited by - joe c on Sep 26 2006 9:58:10 PM
 

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jb, a-2 tool/die steel.

jc



Edited by - joe c on Sep 26 2006 10:12:19 PM
 

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Joe, you might have to redo a set with a 13mm bit and then bore them out a little at a time on the lathe till they fit the skewer just right. You can also get metric bits in factional sizes like 13.5mm, 13.8mm etc.
The zerks might be a good idea....I should have done that on mine. Same setup except with bushings that have space between them.
I think the A-2 steel is an air or oil hardening steel. Which means you can machine them and then harden them by heating and quenching.
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air hardened. i was thinking of doing a 13 or so then reaming. i have the 14, so ill give that a try first. im hoping it'll be just big enough to give the clearance it needs. ill be sure to post here how it works for future usage.

i think ill tap and drill the sa for the zerks. i like that idea.

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btw you will have to race with me in lwsv since i have modifyed my fcb bike. bike looks good... is that tank legal?? ha ha

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im still going to kick your ass again. im looking forward to getting back to louden next year. this was the first season in 8 seasons i havent raced there. i miss yous guys.

cant wait to run lwsv again.

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joe
your bike blows the tits off of my bike. and mine has a motor in it.

scott from chicago
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thanks! as more gets done, ill post more pictures.

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Reminds me of one of my all time favorite rear bumper stickers......
" I may be slow.......but I'm ahead of you"

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Sticks and stones, Clancy Pants. How fast can you be, if your bike is a pile of parts, and you don't come up here and race with us? ;)Show up Monday and I will lend you a race bike...like last time. You won a coffee cup, remember? I bet MikeO will lend you his 350, since he won't be needing it for a while.
 

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Yeah, Joe, its in the basement. I can get you let in if you want to take it. C'mon lets see if you're as fast as you mouth is. :)

BTW I now have broken both fibulas, right at Frontier land and now the left in Tonto national forest (Tonto does mean stupid in Spanish doesn't it?)

Mike O.
 
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