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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cafe' Swing Arm - Getting into the swing of things....

Doing a little bit of work on Tevan's Resto-Mod Cafe Project in the last few days in between customer work...

I've been showing Tevan how to bend and notch tubing, but it was finally time to let him try it out for himself...  Armed with some 7/8" OD tubing, an angle finder and the bender, he managed to get the upper truss/brace bent up in one shot... 


The notching took a while to make it all fit properly, but his patience has paid off...  I think he may have practiced on about 4 feet of tubing before he was finally comfortable with his notches...

Careful consideration was given to proper chain clearance and shock clearance.  We had to double/triple/quadruple check the frame clearances as we went...


The factory had some fairly gnarly looking welds, so we cleaned up what we could...  Welding 40 year old material is always a challenge.


All in all, this should be a nice compliment to the rest of the bike, stay tuned as we design and build the seat and the tail section mounting...

3 comments:

  1. This looks rad you guys keep up the work! Cant wait to see this bike finished

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  2. Very nice looking swingarm. Congrats to Tevan on developing new skills.

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  3. Interesting.

    What was the reasoning to put the brace on the top of the swing arm versus on the bottom of the swing arm?

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