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Author Topic: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike  (Read 3920 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2019, 04:40:44 PM »

Take it away Dr. Frankensteen (love that movie).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA5kO8_jn6c

It started on the second kick.  It has a really good bark (probably needs the silencer repacked), and it actually scared me for a second when it busted off.  I figured I would be kicking for a while.   grin  It sounds really crisp, and I think it will be a hoot to ride.  

After I got it running, I made a few changes to the look.  I am remodeling a couple of my bikes, so I upgraded the look of Frank with plastic from those bikes.  I think it will help in selling the bike.

All I have left to do is a few maintenance items, such as tires and brake pads, and I will be able to get it on Craigslist.


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« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2019, 03:19:01 PM »

I had a few more nagging things to correct before I break in the motor.  The first thing that needed attention was the subframe.  It was bent, had obviously been welded heavily, and was missing some brackets.  Not to mention that it was powder coated a really obnoxious green.  Luckily I had a subframe that was straight and ready to go.  The only issue was it was from a 125.  I took a few measurements and decided to give it a try.  Even though they are different part numbers, it bolted right up.  It looks a ton better, and helps with the nitpicking that Craigslist buyers usually do. 

I also had a flat front tire that was worn out and ratty looking.  I have a new set of tires and tubes for the bike, so I went ahead and mounted the front one up.  I'm going to wait on the rear until I get done breaking it in.  I'm going to paint the wheel so I going to leave the old tire on for now.  That way the wheel can be fresh and not all scuffed up when I get ready to sell.  While I had the front wheel off, I noticed that the front disc was bent so I scavenged the parts bin for a new one.  I actually had the exact disc from my 2004 that I replaced with an oversize model from Tusk, so I was able to bolt 2004 model right up.  I added new pads, and I am ready for the break in.  Now I just need Mother Nature to cooperate.  The weather here is about to get cold and snowy for a bit.


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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2019, 09:10:02 AM »

2 nights ago we missed the record low of 8f, it got down to 9f.  This Saturday 70.
Are we on for the dreaded Black Trail??
Pack sandwiches and eat at the half way point?
Hey after I do the I.B.A. rides on "Little Blue"  lets throw some MX bars on it and knobbies.
Frankenbike 2.0

 


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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2019, 09:19:28 AM »

Now that would be a Frankenbike.  grin. Iím pretty sure Iím down to ride. Did you text ssrlewis?
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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2019, 09:21:00 AM »

Not yet, Thursday I'll if we're working Saturday or not.
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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2019, 09:49:32 AM »

I had a number of 250 Ninjas. This one was a dedicated race/track day bike I put back on the street later. Fun little bikes. None left now. Picked up a 2015 Yamaha R3 and doubt I will go back.
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