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Title: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 09, 2008, 06:29:14 PM
started my winter project today  ;D I'm getting my frame powdercoated black.


took the tank and seat off
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0039.JPG)
but...

one of the wires for the low fuel switch  snagged on something when I pulled it off after I disconnected the hoses  :'(
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_brokewire.JPG)

and that's enough for today.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0041.JPG)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on January 09, 2008, 06:39:32 PM
are you getting the swing arm or triple clamps powder coated too?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on January 09, 2008, 07:47:11 PM
You are a brave man.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 15, 2008, 08:48:51 PM
got the airbox off today as well as the headlight assy. & the seat pan

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0058.JPG)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0060.JPG)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0061.JPG)


now comes the tedious part of labeling the rest of the wiring and taking pictures of how it all comes off & goes back on.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 16, 2008, 02:30:04 AM
Hey Grubby, at least you are drinking good beer.  You might want to go to an electrical supply shop and get some of the numbering stickers to stick on all of your wiring harness and connections.  I've often used different colors of fingernail polish to "dot" screws/bolts and their receiving hole/nut, then remover after work is completed.  The digital camera is a great idea.
Good luck.  Keep us posted.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ducatidoug on January 16, 2008, 03:13:29 AM
just be sure to drink two more 6 packs so you remember how it goes back together [laughing]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 16, 2008, 04:12:50 AM
just be sure to drink two more 6 packs so you remember how it goes back together [laughing]

those were from over the weekend, we had some friends over.

notice all the blue painters tape splotches all over it, that's my wiring labels :L and then every bolt I can put back in after removing things has been done, or they're taped in place on what comes off.

I've worked on enough cars & trucks to learn it's really bad news when you have a small handfull of bolts left over after putting things back together. Hence all the tape and pictures, you're only seeing 1/4 of them.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 20, 2008, 05:06:48 PM
no wiring harness
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_no_wires.JPG)

Also took the carbs off tonight.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on January 20, 2008, 05:17:45 PM
i like your skate....ahm tool dolly


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 20, 2008, 05:25:11 PM
Almost as good as a creeper too when I do oil changes. And it's aluminum !


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 21, 2008, 12:54:41 PM
Reminds me of that old toy, the Sit-N-Spin.  Nothing like getting your kids addicted to getting dizzy.  I always thought that they should make adult versions of some of these toys.  I can visualize a whole bar where all of the tables/chairs are oversized sit-n-spins.  Shots all around!!!
Also thought an adult sized Big Wheel would be a lot of un too.  I was too big when they we introduced.  My brother had one and I wanted to ride it soooo bad and spin it out like on the TV commercials.
He Grubby, if you could find an old wide base scissor jack and modify it to cradle your engine, that would be pretty sweet.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 21, 2008, 04:41:08 PM
thought about that, sort of, I got an old scissor jack out of my old oldsmobile I'd considered welding a 12 x 12 piece of 1/2" plate. I'd rather have at least 4 points of contact though with the motor mounts and swing arm mount. the more I look at it  the more I think I might ought to drop the swingarm first, support it the peel the frame off and support the front motor mount. that way I don't have to take the headers off yet, or maybe at all.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on January 21, 2008, 06:09:32 PM
can you hang the bike anywhere seen it on the DML some guy did a rebuild and he just had the whole frame/bike hanging on 4 straps


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 22, 2008, 02:49:06 AM
I could if I were to put a support structure in the ceiling in the garage, but I haven't got the slightest idea what it would take. I've got an engine hoist coming when I need it, I just don't want to lay the motor in the floor.

Took off the rear brake, right rearset, and emisisons canister last night. I'll get pictures this afternoon.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 22, 2008, 09:27:38 AM
thought about adding a pair of these too :L redneck it out a little more only do it like a hi-mount

(http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/sup-344-1705_w.jpg)

or these
(http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/sup-449-2018.jpg)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on January 22, 2008, 09:39:07 AM
what's that?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 22, 2008, 10:17:25 AM
supertrapp hot rod mufflers


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 23, 2008, 09:50:27 AM
pic from today
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_012308.JPG)

unless anybody knows of a special trick, it looks like I'll have to take the intake runners off too; there's cross brace that rins in between them that's at an odd angle


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: dr.jekyll on January 23, 2008, 11:52:18 AM
you have to take them off, or lets say one of them as far as I can remember ;)

dr.j


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: dr.jekyll on January 23, 2008, 01:26:26 PM
the old monster isn't that bad, I would reckon to pre pair some wood to support your engine ;)

have a look, not very professional but this was just after our arrival in New Zealand and I was so fed up with the frame colour I simply had to take it apart (took me one day)

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii184/mjvduc/enginemonster.jpg)


If you do not have much to support your bike, take the fork off 1st as this part is very heavy and your bike could slip or fall over.

I would also recommend to cover all threads with old bolts, if you want to keep your head bearings cover them with some sort of plastic plugs (don't take wood or steal), cut them accurate and attach it so it can not come lose. Don't thrust the coaters!!!! If you don't do it you can re-do your threats and change the bearings. Tell them you want a nice job, no air bubbles nor quick job 8)

I had the frame done twice, 1st time in yellow and black bike:

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii184/mjvduc/monsteryellowframe.jpg)

second time:

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii184/mjvduc/newdesignrightaftmonster.jpg)

dr. j


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 23, 2008, 01:41:04 PM
what do you guys think, flat (right) or gloss (left) ? ?


(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0093.JPG)

BTW, thank you for the advice Dr. I've got an engine hoist coming this weekend so weight won't be an issue. I thought to drop the swingarm first and peel the frame off of the motor frontwards, but you've done it before and I haven't so I'll take your word for it. :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ToasterTank on January 23, 2008, 04:31:08 PM
GLOSS


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 23, 2008, 05:44:27 PM
Hey Grub, what color are you going to powder coat the frame/swingarm?  Keep the photos coming.  I'm enjoying seeing your process.  I'm assuming that you are actually taking many more photos than you are posting.  I think it would be neat to have a complete disassembly/assembly documented with photographs and then burned to a CD or something so that one could click through the whole process.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 23, 2008, 06:15:06 PM
you're right Steve, you're barely scratching the surface with pictures, but they're of particular interest to me. this mounts to that that way or these wires went through here and connected to that thing over there. not very interesting.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on January 23, 2008, 07:42:45 PM
Mail them all to me on a cd and I can batch load them into the gallery


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 24, 2008, 02:22:14 AM
Someone posted a time-lapse video on our video page that shows a 999R build.  That would be neat in single frame photography, just to see the whole assembly process.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 24, 2008, 02:59:52 AM
Mail them all to me on a cd and I can batch load them into the gallery
I could do that too, but I didn't see the point in putting up a bunch of pictures of wiring connectors and mounting locations.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on January 24, 2008, 04:23:37 AM
I can hear that, but it would be easy enough to just toss up a gallery specifically for the build so that anyone that wants to see exactly everything you did, even if it is just tagging wires, etc.  It would be a pain for you to upload them all but I can do it in one quick operation.  We certainly have space to store the pics :)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 24, 2008, 06:51:44 AM
I'll do it in the morning when I get home from work, I already have a gallery labeled winter teardown.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on January 24, 2008, 08:24:26 AM
Or just wait til its all done and you're finished taking pictures then mail them on a cd and I can load them. Either way, in batches or all at the end, is fine with me :)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 25, 2008, 01:26:20 PM
THIS is direction I'm going. I forgot about it untill I was looking for pictures of powder coated swingarms.

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php?topic=68458.0


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ToasterTank on January 25, 2008, 05:57:42 PM
So far looks good.  I agree with the guys more pics.  Don't take this the wrong way Grubby but some of us are intrested and all them non important pictures are important.  Especially for those of us trying to get more involved and possibly dabbling in the unknown like you are doing.  Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 25, 2008, 07:36:51 PM
Actually, if you don't want to wade through all of the comments and just want to see the photos and dialog about this particular bike build, go to: http://m900.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 25, 2008, 08:22:19 PM
Thanx Steve. I hadn't thought about posting that link. While I might be grabbing some ideas from that particular build, it's not necessarrily the direction I'm going with it though.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 26, 2008, 04:06:04 AM
It does look like a good source for getting ideas.  That guy is very methodical and seems to do good research.  Also, he takes very nice photographs of his work and documents it all very neatly.
For any of you that are interested in this guy's build, it is worth reading all of the dialog as presented on the DML link that Grubby gave.  It just takes a while to read all of the posts on this thread that spans one year of time.
It brought up a few ideas for me too.  I'm now going to look a bit further into a Nichols or Yoyodyne flywheel.  Seems to be a way to gain som easy power.  Also, cosmetically, that motogadget mini instrument cluster is pretty slick.  And I liked the low-slung look that he had going on, but then added the little dual headlights.  I prefer the big round nostalgic looking headlight.  I gotta figure out something so that I can loose most of my instrumentation.  It be nice to have just the tach, perhaps with a few of the dummy lights built in, and tuck the GPS (read: speedo) just downstream from that.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 26, 2008, 04:37:36 AM
The flywheel is really easy as long as you have an impact gun to take the nut off, you won't get it off without one, I tried every trick I knew. You want a hand doing that one Steve I got FHE with it. Might make a good day trip for me. :L

The yoyodyne looks just like the nichols, but nichols will treat you right. I went from a 4lb flywheel to a 1 lb one and it made the world of difference.

<there was an error also, when they manufactured my flywheel (they're made to order) and it didn't go out the day they said it would so they next day air'd it to me for no cost>


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 26, 2008, 01:03:30 PM
"Steve I got FHE with it. Might make a good day trip for me."

What is FHE?  ???Fucking Heat Exhaustion???
I have access to impact wrench.  I read the install instructions for the Nichols and it sounds like a pretty easy mod.  What differences did you notice?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MacR on January 26, 2008, 04:02:39 PM
fhe = first hand experience?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 26, 2008, 04:55:34 PM
yeah, first hand experience. If you go with nichols though, I'd highly recommend getting the nuts they sell with it. When the original nut came off I understand why they suggest it, there was a little bit of slop in it. I got a big torque wrench and the correct sockets (for mine anyway) too cause you gotta crank them down to like 150 ft/lbs.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 27, 2008, 04:33:10 PM
I turned on the heater last night and put my bike up on the stand on the car mat/rug in the middle of the floor to get ready this morning.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0107.JPG)

took off the left side rearset
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0111.JPG)

be careful with hammers when working around aluminum
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0110.JPG)

and then dropped the headers, loosen the joint for the rear cylinder and give it a wiggle, or a tap from a plastic mallet
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0112.JPG)

took the rear wheel off and went to bed for the night
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0113.JPG)

got up this morning and went to go help my best buddy bring the cherry picker over to finish the job.

I left the rearstand under the swingarm and took the front end off
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0114.JPG)
and while the front end was up in the air we dropped the rearstand out from under it to get the engine closer to the pad on the floor
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0115.JPG)

all done. I did have to take the upper cylinder intake runner off to clear a crossbar, but that's little picky stuff. note: I did use a beryllium copper (fancy brass) drift punch to drive swingarm pivot rod out.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0116.JPG)

bare frame ready to be prepared for powdercoat
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0117.JPG)




Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on January 27, 2008, 05:19:01 PM
WOW :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 27, 2008, 05:58:34 PM
From where it was to where it is only took maybe 3 hours.

Anybody got an idea where to get head stem bearings ? The races that came out weren't a bit grooved or anything, but there's some very shiny spots where I assume the rollers were in contact more often than not, it looks highly polished. There was still plenty of grease in the bearings so I knew they were packed pretty good, but it's got 16K miles and that's ont thing I know has never been done. Might not hurt.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on January 27, 2008, 06:06:20 PM
looks good Jason.
decided on the color /scheme?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 27, 2008, 06:23:34 PM
as much black as I can get on it save for a little contrasting color in it. yellow shock spring, I'll probably leave the forks alone but do the triples. I'd like to get the engine done in black too but that's going to take awhile to do that.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on January 27, 2008, 06:33:20 PM
Dark the all thing out Jason :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on January 27, 2008, 07:15:40 PM
From where it was to where it is only took maybe 3 hours.

Anybody got an idea where to get head stem bearings ? The races that came out weren't a bit grooved or anything, but there's some very shiny spots where I assume the rollers were in contact more often than not, it looks highly polished. There was still plenty of grease in the bearings so I knew they were packed pretty good, but it's got 16K miles and that's ont thing I know has never been done. Might not hurt.
will this help ?
http://www.desmotimes.com/


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on January 27, 2008, 07:59:07 PM
Anybody got an idea where to get head stem bearings ?

https://secure.speedymoto.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=SP&Category_Code=BR

upon second look I noticed that those are for 2002 and newer monsters :(


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: screaminss on January 28, 2008, 01:36:45 PM
Give Travis a call.  ;)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 29, 2008, 02:30:12 AM
Or give your "local" shop, Commonwealth Motorcycles, a call or see if you can find it in their new online shop.  www.commoto.com


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ducatidoug on January 29, 2008, 07:27:26 AM
good job jason cant wait to see the finished product [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ToasterTank on January 29, 2008, 03:18:13 PM
Pretty talented Grubby.  Looks good keep up the good work. [police]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 29, 2008, 05:21:05 PM
I have to say, this is one of the more interesting threads (to me anyway) I have seen.
I finally got my rearsets on tonight.  Since I got blasted with a rather large tax bill this year, I'm probably done modding for a while.  At least I got most of the stuff sorted that I wanted to for this year.  Although, with the rearsets in place, it is obvious that the kickstand will need addressing.  It kind of sticks out there all by itself.  I wish there was a way to position it inboard a bit more.  I think I will get the grinder out and remove that little tang that is suppose to aid the foot in grabbing the kickstand out from under the footpeg on the OEM pegs.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on January 29, 2008, 05:27:28 PM
Really cool Grubby.

Can't wait to see it going back together.

Now this IS a winter project!


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on January 29, 2008, 06:12:49 PM
prem show us some goodies on your bike mods thread :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 30, 2008, 05:41:12 PM
Sorry fellers, I have never had any success posting a photo on this forum...the only drawback I have found.  They are in my photo gallery.
Grubster, they are Ducati Performance rearsets.  I ground that tang off the end of the kickstand too. 


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 30, 2008, 05:44:07 PM
those are nice, how much ?


easiest way to post pics is to right click the picture and look at it's properties. the web address in in the middle of the box, copy & paste it to the [img img/] whatever thingy when you want to put in a picture and then previer it to make sure it got there.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on January 31, 2008, 02:08:29 AM
They were $550+S&H.
I'm trying this again w/one photo just to test.  I had been copying from the address bar, perhaps the problem...still waaay more difficult than any other site I have posted photos to.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/thumb_January_2008_01.jpg)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on January 31, 2008, 03:14:31 AM
Dang man, CC rearsets are that much now. I think I might hang on to what I got for a little longer.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on January 31, 2008, 10:43:22 AM
I wanted to get some Rizoma rearset but it was going to be over $600 maybe next year. 


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on February 01, 2008, 02:17:02 AM
Man, I like the flat, but feel that bodywork and perhaps frame/swingarm should be gloss.  The exception, of course, would be the Ducati Darks.  You could have EVERYthing other than the frame/tank/spashguards done in flat.  I'd love to have my engine all flat black, then gloss white frame and the flat black tank w/white stripe (ala S2R).


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 01, 2008, 03:26:06 AM
I really dig the flat too, but I think it would look funny on just the wheels. Frame, swingarm and triple clamps will be gloss for sure. What I had considered before is everything up high should be gloss and everything low should be flat.

They sell metric all-thread at the fastenall for a buck a foot so I ordered a couple of sticks to cut a little bit off to put in all the holes when I sand blast everything.

Mario, were the wheels on your dark done in flat ?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on February 01, 2008, 05:33:35 AM
i think they were gloss black (check out the gallery)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 01, 2008, 09:40:19 AM
No Jason the wheels on the S2R Dark were gloss


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 02, 2008, 06:13:45 AM
Now it comes to decision time.

gloss wheels (eventually)
gloss frame
gloss swingarm & hoop
gloss triples                      damn that's a lot of shiny stuff

keeping the:
flat mufflers
flat peg hangers
oil cooler
considering painting the engine flat (the whole thing) :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on February 02, 2008, 11:35:45 AM
are you going to PC it yourself ?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 02, 2008, 02:11:38 PM
Sort of. I have a small facility at my disposal. I could do it at no cost to me at all, but I don't care too much for the gloss black he's got. Plus I have every other weekend off and I can go over on a saturday morning and get a bunch knocked out since there isn't anything going on. I gotta see first how this 3lb will go, might have to get a little more depending when it comes time for the wheels.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: hooligan machinist on February 02, 2008, 02:16:25 PM
Where are you getting the braided brake lines?
 I've been wanting to upgrade to those myself.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 02, 2008, 02:35:28 PM
I think Desmoworks had them for about 50 bucks per line(I think). I already have a braided clutch line so I don't need one at this particular second, but f & r brakes would run about a hundred bucks since i got a single disc front end.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on February 02, 2008, 03:56:53 PM
Sort of. I have a small facility at my disposal. I could do it at no cost to me at all, but I don't care too much for the gloss black he's got. Plus I have every other weekend off and I can go over on a saturday morning and get a bunch knocked out since there isn't anything going on. I gotta see first how this 3lb will go, might have to get a little more depending when it comes time for the wheels.

can't wait to see it once finished


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 09, 2008, 04:43:17 AM
progress report. I would have had these up earlier heavy cloud cover and satellites don't mix well.

cut off the seat lock bracket, don't use it and it's ugly as hell anyway
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0131.JPG)
 and took off the "pod brackets"
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0132.JPG)

cleaned up and fixed the tailchop also, the previous owner used the taillight mounting bracket for a straight edge
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0134.JPG)

so I cut them off square (hose clamps make an outstanding pipe square in tight places)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0133.JPG)

with that done, I decided to break down the front end
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0135.JPG)

and found some wierd markings on the bottom of my forks. I know most of the parts are interchangeable between 600-750-900's, but could this be cause of the mushy front end feel ?
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0137.JPG)

and I thought the gold part of the brake disc would look neat in black too, any opinions ?
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0136.JPG)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: hooligan machinist on February 09, 2008, 11:06:59 AM
Quote
and I thought the gold part of the brake disc would look neat in black too, any opinions ?

I thought the same thing. I chickened out because of having to drill out all those rivets.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Earache on February 09, 2008, 02:34:48 PM
I thought the same thing. I chickened out because of having to drill out all those rivets.

No need to drill them out. I masked my bud's 748 rotors off after having them bead blasted. Took a bit of time to do, but was easy enough.

I covered the rotor with aluminum foil and then used high temp masking tape to go around the rivets. It peels off easily after coating and looked great.

I'll see if I can find some pics of it.........


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Earache on February 09, 2008, 02:50:49 PM
I have got to organize my pics on my PC someday! I can't find shit.

But I did find this rotor off of a vintage Honda that I powdercoated. Here it is before coating, just after blasting. Still looking for the "after" pics....


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j186/EaracheMotorsports/Blastedparts012Medium.jpg)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 09, 2008, 05:23:39 PM
Thinking about these mirrors too.
(http://www.streetfightersinc.com/adjustments.gif)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 11, 2008, 01:57:04 PM
I like these a lot better and they're not too pricey.

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/82/94/1ac5_1.JPG)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Earache on February 11, 2008, 02:04:59 PM
I like these a lot better and they're not too pricey.

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/82/94/1ac5_1.JPG)

They look a Hell of a lot stronger as well.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on February 11, 2008, 04:37:46 PM
Hey Grub man, I like the Race Supplies rearsets more than the others.  Granted, it doesn't much matter which sets you have, if they bend when you drop it, they won't bend back without breaking.  But I like the sets that look like they won't bend.  I like those mirrors too.  I've seen them on several bikes (doesn't Mario have them?) and they look sturdy.
Is it true that you should coat freshly bead blasted aluminum ASAP?  I never worked that much with Aluminum (Mostly bronze and stainless, as well as some other copper alloys and titanium) so don't know that much about it.  It sure gunks up carbide burrs and is crappy stuff to TIG, but sure looks nice fresh off the milling machine.  We use to coat stuff with this rubber-like coating and then cut away some of it like a stencil to expose areas that we wanted to peen with glass bead, then we just grabbed a corner of the rubber stuff with a vice grip and pulled it off to reveal the matte blasted areas and the unblasted, more finished areas.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on February 13, 2008, 07:37:14 AM
I've machined a lot of aluminum (long time ago) and the main thing is cutting it a much higher speeds than steel. like 4 times faster.

Of course with hand tools you don't have the option of turning up the cutting speed, so I guess this post is irrelevant.

Oh yeah, and when you weld it it makes a really pretty green light.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on February 13, 2008, 09:21:32 AM
yep its true about 4time the speed and alot of emulsion (water/oil)for cooling of tool or part
learned that during my 4yrs appreticeship in switzerland
at my finals i got yelled at by the instructor for spraying emu everywhere while working on a mill, he turned the flow down and ruined my piece on a 1/4inch of the surface i was working on (pissed me of )but still got an A+


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on February 13, 2008, 12:56:22 PM
Hey Oni, Ziesleur Meister is the classification, if I remember correctly.  I had to prove that I had equal experience before I could do the restoration to a large (7.5m) clock/sculpture in Zurich.  Or it might have been a job I did in Germany, either way, that was the title of my work there.
Yes, I'm aware of this.  I probably wasn't clear when I mentioned this in that I was talking about burrs used in hand held grinders, not milling machines.   Problem being that many of the tip shapes of the carbide burrs we used in chasing sculpture castings were only available in the standard cut for use with 30K rpm 1/4" die grinders.  The 1/8" grinders were a different story as we could accurately control the speed from about 12,000 to 100,000 rpm.  We used chalk a lot to keep burrs and files from getting "pinned".


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 14, 2008, 06:53:58 PM
I'm one of those when I'm waiting for the right time I can't leave anything alone.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0141.JPG)

I finally had a chance to use the hydraulic press at work and drive the pin out of the lower triple clamp. 23 degrees at 1 in the morning in an unlit pole-barn with only a flashlight makes for an interesting experience.
I tried earlier to get the pin out by laying my brass drift punch across the top of the pin, but it boogered up the threads a little so I had to take it to the local machine shop. The guy there cleaned up the threads to make sure they were right with a 20mm x 1.5 pitch. It took him all of 15 seconds so he did it for free. [thumbsup]
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0142.JPG)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 14, 2008, 06:55:34 PM
Hot Damn Jason good job :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 21, 2008, 06:56:22 AM
Thinking about these mirrors too.
(http://www.streetfightersinc.com/adjustments.gif)

I bought a pair of these. When you have to take your mirrors off(like a trackday), you just take them off of the barends and that's it. Thay're backordered from Streetfighters Inc, like 4 weeks out I think he said.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 21, 2008, 07:43:47 AM
Considering these: I found some new old stock on FBF's ebay site.
I always loved thes side panels
(http://i8.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/ca/cd/544e_1.JPG)

and this little chin fairing
(http://i3.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/ca/d0/129a_1.JPG)

not a lot of money for them considering what they went for new


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 21, 2008, 07:51:02 AM
Roadracing Italia is where I got the idea for my headlight too
(http://www.garuda.ws/images/roadracing-images/monster/m6-b.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/monster-rt.jpg)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 23, 2008, 12:32:33 PM
Update:  Went to do some powdercoat today and didn't get a damn thing accomplished. Got the swingarm, hoop & triples blasted but then it took way too long cause I only had a few pounds of sand to work with. I'm fetching a bag monday morning so I can finish. Pics to come shortly after.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 23, 2008, 01:17:42 PM
I like what you doing so far keep it up! :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 23, 2008, 02:21:24 PM
Stuff I have to add on or replace when assembly time happens:

Roadracing chin fairing
Roadracing side panels (I like them more than not any at all)
Oberon bar end mirrors
Brembo 13mm brake and clutch remote resivoir pumps
Speigler brake lines
Speedymoto frame sliders
Billet axle plates
Nichols Billet breather
Nichols kickstand bolt

Still on the list:
rearsets (undecided as of yet)
Brake pads
Pazzo levers
Brake resivoirs(maybe rizoma)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: screaminss on February 24, 2008, 05:08:24 AM
Hey Jason, I think the Monster's maiden voyage should be up here to HHH (hoosier hooligans headquarters) or South Bend.

                                                                :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 24, 2008, 06:04:40 AM
O.K. but after I get a good shakedown around here, I don't intend to ride anywhere I can't walk home until I'm sure it's right. HAHA if it's not, I'll have to make sure my trailer is done by then. :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: screaminss on February 24, 2008, 06:10:49 AM
cool, dont worry about a place to stay either. you'll be hooked up (Mario, doesnt like to sleep alone) J/K  [laughing]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 24, 2008, 06:26:11 AM
he told me a good while back I was craching at his house


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 24, 2008, 06:53:39 AM
disclaimer: once this project is done I'm going to go through and clean this thread up of all of the redundant chit-chat.

Now, onto something completely different.
Since I painted the front disc carrier black, I think I might do the caliper in flat black to give it a little contrast. I'm undecided as to go flat or gloss with the fork bottoms  -   discuss


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on February 24, 2008, 06:54:39 AM
he told me a good while back I was craching at his house in his bed

fixed it for ya  >:)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on February 24, 2008, 06:55:42 AM
disclaimer: once this project is done I'm going to go through and clean this thread up of all of the redundant chit-chat.

Now, onto something completely different.
Since I painted the front disc carrier black, I think I might do the caliper in flat black to give it a little contrast. I'm undecided as to go flat or gloss with the fork bottoms  -   discuss

I think that a flat color that close to the dirt might hold a lot of the dust from the road and look messy all the time.  Gloss might be easier to keep looking nice


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 24, 2008, 06:58:07 AM
you're right, but I never had that problem after I did my peg haingers in flat though, that's wy I thought of it like that.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 25, 2008, 05:15:40 PM
Got tired of messing with equipment that's not exactly able to handle what I need to get done. It took me almost 4 hours to blast half of my frame (unregulated air supply, fresh sand, etc...)which pretty much sucks ass. Since my friend Ian(using his shop) is buddies with and sends a LOT of business to the powdercoat people ear him, he talked to the owner for me and I'm getting everything powdercoated by guys that do it for a living - for $50.

Since my frame won't fit in his oven anyways, they'll spray it with my powder and bake it with Ian's stuff and he's got like 35 or so sets of crash cages there so my stuff won't make a dent on the racks and since they're doint that much anyway, it's not a big deal to them.

I'll be getting everything back on thursday when I have my next days off. I forgot my camera today so I couldn't take update pictures.  :'(


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ducatidoug on February 26, 2008, 07:33:25 AM
man nice to have friends. i think you owe him a case of beer, for that one [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 26, 2008, 08:01:21 AM
there's this fucker in South Bend who promised me two cases of Peroni around xmas time... He's avoiding me now.   man I want to powder coat my rear sets


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on February 26, 2008, 09:02:50 AM
peroni hmm that souds good right now :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 29, 2008, 07:49:32 AM
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0151.JPG)

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0152.JPG)

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0153.JPG)

I feel it turned out better than I had hoped for. [thumbsup] These pictures do this work NO justice what so ever.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on February 29, 2008, 07:50:36 AM
very nice [thumbsup]

Now put that thing back together so we can all go riding ;)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on February 29, 2008, 08:07:12 AM
yeah what Bryan said
spring is coming, better hurry up
BTW parts look nice
its gonna look wicked black


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 29, 2008, 12:25:26 PM
Wow very nice Jason


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ducatidoug on February 29, 2008, 02:47:53 PM
nice jason. cant wait to see the finished product.....hurry up [laughing]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 29, 2008, 05:25:43 PM
Nothing a torch or a sawzall can't fix :L  (sTD) suggested this


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 29, 2008, 05:30:34 PM
oh he's right, I'm pretty handy with a plasme cutter too, but I'd really like to keep my wheels intact. Mario, when you get a chance I'd like to see how your rizoma fluid resivoirs are attached, I'm planning on ordering some of them soon. wanna get the right ones.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 29, 2008, 05:47:46 PM
Jason they come with brackets that you can use on your masters or your mirrors.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: hooligan machinist on February 29, 2008, 05:55:25 PM
  Looks really good so far. [thumbsup]
When you get done, feel free to come tinker with mine. I won't mind at all. ;D


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on March 01, 2008, 01:44:38 AM
Looks AWESOME Jason. (Don't you hate ppl who use the word "awesome"?

But really, that is nice work. Can't wait to see it in person.



Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 01, 2008, 03:53:04 AM
  Looks really good so far. [thumbsup]
When you get done, feel free to come tinker with mine. I won't mind at all. ;D
just don't let me run the powertools, I'll be the spotter :L
Looks AWESOME Jason. (Don't you hate ppl who use the word "awesome"?
But really, that is nice work. Can't wait to see it in person.

I said awesome a couple of time within the first couple of minutes of seeing it. The first thing I said "THAT(!) is fucking gorgeous!" kind of made the owner chuckle a little.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 02, 2008, 04:37:46 PM
Wheels are stripped bare now
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0154.JPG)

drilled the rivets away from the screens on my new side panels so they can go black too
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0155.JPG)

I like the shiny black, but the flat black in the front pisses me off, I think I'll go all shiny with it too.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0156.JPG)

I tried like hell today to get those damn wheel bearings out via DML directions. I think it's a little out of my hands. I don't wanna mess em up so I think I'm going to farm that job out. Installing bearings is a piece of cake, but removal is a little different IMHO


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: hooligan machinist on March 03, 2008, 03:18:05 PM
  What directions were you given?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 03, 2008, 08:16:22 PM
The ones the involved filing a groove in an old flat-blade screwdriver and using the groove on the inner race part of the bearing. My brass drift is too fat to fit through and my steel drift is skinny enough, but too short.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 05, 2008, 07:07:37 PM
Took my side panels over and powdercoated them today. I think I did a pretty good job for my first time shooting powder.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0157.JPG)

Borrowed a heat gun today too and figured out how to get my wheels bearings out. I did booger up a couple of the cush drive thingies, but at least I got them out.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0158.JPG)

Now it just might take a couple of weeks to get the powder done on the wheels. But, in the mean time, I can get the pin pressed back in the bottom triple and get the head bearing put back on and fiddle with the fork leg bottoms. I think I'll rattle can them gloss black that way they'll be really easy to touch up from rock chips.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on March 05, 2008, 08:32:57 PM
Those side covers look great!


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on March 06, 2008, 05:08:18 AM
Are you doing the wheels in black also? (sorry if it's been stated and I missed it)

It just occurred to me, the bike might look really cool with Ducati Red wheels.

Probably not your cup 'o tea, but I love the Red/Black contrast.

PS Those are nicel side covers, never seen that type before. Very cool.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on March 06, 2008, 05:09:50 AM
Did you blast the wheels to get them so pristine?

They look cleaner than new!


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ToasterTank on March 06, 2008, 07:06:46 AM
Grubby so far so good. 


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 06, 2008, 05:48:53 PM
Did you blast the wheels to get them so pristine?

They look cleaner than new!

nope, just the light I guess, they're filthy


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: hooligan machinist on March 07, 2008, 04:13:33 PM
  Glad to see you got those bearings out. I was goin to suggest a heat gun or oven. Got tied up and wound up out of town for a few days.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 07, 2008, 04:38:47 PM
well, I went back and read some of the posts I had read before on there and ran across a thread I hadn't read and it mentioned a heat gun in there. Plus I wasn't hitting it hard enough and I was using a rubber mallet. Dead blow ball pein(sp?) a good screwdriver and a fair bit of heat did the job just like I read it would.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on March 07, 2008, 04:51:04 PM
started on the reassembley yet?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 07, 2008, 05:09:40 PM
started on the reassemley yet?

no, I want to get the wheels done first that way the biggets part of it can go together in an afternoon and a six-pack, at least enough to be able to roll it around.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: screaminss on March 08, 2008, 03:09:10 AM
Jason, I bought a set of those rubber cush drives, when I PC'd my wheels a few years back. I never used them as I managed to get the old ones out without a hitch. I think I paid 12 bucks a piece for them. If you want them (the whole set) they're yours for 20 bucks.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 08, 2008, 03:16:16 AM
Man, I wish I'd have known that yesterday. I only needed 2 so I had Travis B put them in the mail for me. But if they're brand new I just might have to grab them anyways and I'll just replace them all for that price and have a couple extra.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 08, 2008, 05:25:51 PM
I just ordered a set of rizoma brake fluid cans and Pazzo levers - short, black with Ti colored adjusters, they look pretty sweet


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on March 08, 2008, 05:53:29 PM
Very Nice!! :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 20, 2008, 08:37:36 AM
Update:

I could have gotten my wheels coated for free at my friends shop. I've gotten to be friends with they guys that work for him and I got the offer to bring my wheels in on a weekend or any day after 5 and we'd get it done. He does good work I watched him do hundreds of cages while I'm standing there b/s-ing with him.

But it never seems to be the right time for the weekends and I can't go that far after 5 cause I got family duties I have to fulfill first. So I took my wheels to the guy that powdercoated myframe & swingarm.

It's costing my $80, but I don't have the hassle of waiting for the right time and all I have to do is drop off and pick up. Plus it's the same powder that everything else was done in and I know how good it looks.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: screaminss on March 20, 2008, 01:22:49 PM
that's not a bad price, as I've just had my front wheel done for $115.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on March 20, 2008, 01:28:35 PM
there is a guy in the next town who's going into the PCbusiness
can't wait so see his work and i will have some parts done


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 29, 2008, 07:16:09 AM
Got my wheels back yesterday. Man they're beautiful. Bearings and cushes are in the freezer and will go back in  tomorrow morning.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0206.JPG)

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF0208.JPG)

Think it would hurt to put a light coat of grease on the outsides of the cushes and bearings so they go in better ?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on March 29, 2008, 12:17:23 PM
Grub man, I have to say that I've gotten more milage out of this thread than about any other.  I'm really enjoying watching your rebuild.  Good job man.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on March 29, 2008, 01:18:40 PM
now i may be just lazy to check the whole thread
Are you doing anything to the motor?


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 29, 2008, 01:47:17 PM
Nothing being done to the motor at this time. The 750 heads aren't that good so anything else would be sort of redundant, cams, valves etc. Maybe a cylinder/piston kit evenyually, but I don't know if the bang for the buck reward is good enough.

I read a lot on the DML about the 750 engines and if I'm putting money into one, I'm better off finding a good 900 motor to start a build on.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: hooligan machinist on March 30, 2008, 03:11:39 AM
  Bang for the buck depends on where you buy the bang. When i started shopping for a hi comp piston kit the price differences were astounding.
Example, The FBF 11:1 kit was $350.00, BCM wanted $765.00 :o.
  For less than $750.00 i put in 11:1 pistons, DYNATECH coils and a Factory Pro jet kit.
That's not all i did but those 3 were money well spent.
Am i satisfied with the results? Hell yeah, it's a totally different bike.



Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 02, 2008, 05:39:28 PM
I got bored today and I can't leave shit alone.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_001.jpg)

The front end is together and awaiting the hoist to raise everything up properly.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on April 02, 2008, 05:47:48 PM
looks great so far [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 02, 2008, 05:51:42 PM
I do have to pop a couple of hoses off the intake runners to re-run them where they go. I didn't thread the petcock and the fuel pump through the frame, but it's a 5 minute fix.

I made my own little engine stand also out of an old stool that has wheels under the base. The shock thing and the seat was broke so I butchered it with a grinder to make it suit my needs for the day.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on April 02, 2008, 05:52:38 PM
Looks sweet Jason.

But you ain't shit lest you got a dry clutch.

Oh, wait a minute, guess I ain't shit either. Damn it! I want a vented CF clutch cover in the worst way.

Guess I could buy one and hang it around my neck, Flavor Flav style. Yeah boyyyyy!  8)
                                                                   


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 02, 2008, 06:00:36 PM
Nope. Not me...yet. I'll keep my crappy almost not upgradable wet clutch so I don't have to keep looking down to see if it's still holding itself together. That way, with what I have I won't have to mess with it until I burn it up again.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on April 03, 2008, 05:32:01 PM
Now yer doin' the fun stuff...puttin' her back together.  I'm glad that you are bored.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ToasterTank on April 03, 2008, 06:20:48 PM
Grub man love those wheels.  Youre doing a great job!  Bike is looking good.  Can't wait too see the end result! [laughing]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ducatidoug on April 04, 2008, 07:50:26 AM
real nice jason. a fine job looks great so far.  OH can I be the first to ride it? [laughing]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 06, 2008, 07:24:36 PM
Got a fair amount of work done today. I feel it went rather well.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_002~0.jpg)

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_003~0.jpg)

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_004~0.jpg)

I've got one big furball full of wiring to try to tackle tomorrow along with all of the other little things and the exhaust plumbing.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 06, 2008, 08:15:15 PM
[thumbsup] it's coming along real well my friend! Keep up the good work.  Can't wait to see it finished :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on April 07, 2008, 07:19:08 AM
well done, you kept your word [thumbsup]
you said ,you will have it rolling this Weekend  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 07, 2008, 07:36:27 AM
from where I started to where it got was about 3 or 4 hours but there was a couple of times I had some fitment issues do to the thickness of the powder etc.

Note to people who attempt this:

Make sure to tape off the mating surfaces for the swingarm faces where they meet with the engine cases. Shims go there and are somewhat critical to the fitment. I had to file off the coating to get mine to go in properly. The shock hoop was tight as was where the shock rocker meets the frame but a plastic face hammer helps to tap in place.

I've got the rear half of the wire harness in place and mostly hooked up but I decidrd to paint the rocker and cam cover for the top cylinder. So now I have to wait for them to dry before I run more wire. While I'm waiting I'll mount the headers and control pumps.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on April 07, 2008, 12:29:16 PM
Going great Grubby, you'll be on the road and stylin' in no time.

                                    :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 08, 2008, 06:25:14 AM
I've got the wiring ran, headers on. Airbox is almost done. Brakes are next then the headlights & signals.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_005~0.jpg)

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_006~0.jpg)
Everything is going a lot faster than I first anticipated.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: BryanS on April 08, 2008, 06:41:05 AM
can you start it yet?  It's probably been a little while since you heard it run :)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 08, 2008, 07:01:55 AM
Nope, not yet. I thought I'd try to get everything together before I troubleshoot anything and have to take it all back apart again. That way I already remember where everything goes :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on April 08, 2008, 12:32:51 PM
thats the website i was talking to you about in indy
http://www.streetfightersinc.com/StreetFighterIncMain.htm (http://www.streetfightersinc.com/StreetFighterIncMain.htm)


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 08, 2008, 08:19:28 PM
That's it. That's where I got my mirrors at. I don't remember the guys name I talked to but they're decent to deal with. I'd buy from them again.

I tried to fit the headlight up this morning and it won't go with my clipons under the top triple clamp.  :-[ I like the bars lower like that, but it'll take more fabricating to make the brackets fit (using stock U shaped thingy and brackets now). I had to lift the dash up to clear the bar clamps so I'll put it back like it was and deal with it I guess. It'll make it more comfortable for longer distances anyway.

Anybody got an idea what the hose is that's on a T between the carbs in the front next to where the fuel inlet hose is ? I was thinking it went to the right side pod cause it's sort of bulbous on the end like the other 2 were that went to the other side.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 11, 2008, 11:06:50 AM
problem fixed, lowered my headlight with fabricated brackets. found out the hose is a vent for the carbs float bowls. pics of the headlight coming soon.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on April 11, 2008, 06:28:53 PM
I got my headlight mount from those streetfighter dudes.  Nice to see that it has two wheels on it now.  I was beginning to thing you had the left landing gear from an Otter in your garage.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 11, 2008, 07:52:43 PM
I got it figured out. The nut you can barely see behind the black tubing is the thinnest one I had on hand in my junk box. The clamps for the bars, where the 2 cap screws are, created a clearance issue with my headlight brackets. Bolts won't fit outside in and they won't fit the brackets with them facing inside out with the brackets on the ouside of the mount on the U.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_007~0.jpg)
So I used the brackets for a template to make the drop kit out of 1" x .125" aluminum flat bar and moved them down one hole (2"?), top hole on the bracket on the bottom hole on the mount.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_008~0.jpg)
I had to "create" some spacers at the bottom to make it work right, but it's not done yet. Still have to trim and file and paint it black. It's too damn shiny right now and it pisses me off.

Now the headlight is like 2 inches lower than it was
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_009~0.jpg)
And the headlight buckets are low enough I was able to suck the in a little bit with the mounts on the fairing. I may get it in a little closer, but I'll decide after I take it apart another couple of times to do other things. No more lifting up of the idiot lights/speedo and no clearance problems with the backs of the headlights with the wiring, hoses or dash.

I also put on the brakes with new hoses and rizoma resivoirs and my bar-end mirrors.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_010~0.jpg)

The extra accessory stuff is just on there till I can get the right bolts of the right length. I'm glad I gt those mirrors though, they're pretty nice.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 11, 2008, 10:14:23 PM
Sweeet [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on April 12, 2008, 04:45:48 AM
Nice work Grub.

It looks like a motorcycle again!



Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 17, 2008, 09:24:57 AM
Finally done !

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_011~0.jpg)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_012~0.jpg)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_013~0.jpg)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_014~0.jpg)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_015~0.jpg)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_016~0.jpg)
got one of them on each side :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: DucLeone on April 17, 2008, 09:43:13 AM
looks sweet man NICE JOB

like the side panels


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: sTD on April 17, 2008, 10:08:38 AM
Sweeeeet... so how many extra bolts are left over? [twofinger]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 17, 2008, 11:16:42 AM
I recycled quite a few from changing things around and taking things off, but maybe 4 or so left. :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 17, 2008, 12:11:27 PM
WOW mad max watch out :L great job Jason!


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: thodeboss on April 17, 2008, 12:12:54 PM
Not to sound stupid, but what did your bike start out as . Looks cool !!!!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on April 17, 2008, 01:55:52 PM
Dude, you are my hero.  I think you should put the photos in order and write a little caption for each and explain your method.  This could be done as a separate thread to replace this one, so one doesn't have to read all of the replies where we all egged you on.
Very nice work, both in the rebuild and in the documentation.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 17, 2008, 02:00:51 PM
Yes Steve I agree, or he could clean this one up and edit the posts.
What about your thread from the "forced" make over?  I was hoping to see lots of pics and documentation as well.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Desmocrat on April 17, 2008, 04:32:25 PM
Yeah, well you know....
Hell, you took the "after" photos.  Grub did a great job of documenting his journey...the definitive rebuild.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 17, 2008, 08:45:00 PM
Yes he did, I'm proud of him. I would not even know from where to start.  I don't even own a fraction of the tools needed to do the simplest job.  Bryan was making fun of me tonight, for the time that I used a crowbar to unscrew my oil filler plug...     


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 17, 2008, 08:48:49 PM
improvise, adapt, overcome


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 17, 2008, 08:52:50 PM
Grubby darken the forks that would be :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ducatidoug on April 18, 2008, 02:36:46 AM
real nice jason.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 18, 2008, 04:36:50 AM
Grubby darken the forks that would be :L
if and when I lose/blow a fork seal and I have to take them apart anyway, I'll coat them the same color and do the springs right.

Unless I can find the right adjustable forks for the right price that are worth fiddling with. in which case a rebuild would probably be in order for forks that old anyway.


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: ducatidoug on April 18, 2008, 10:10:29 AM
'the punisher' thats the name of your bike, because of the skull on the tank. :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 18, 2008, 11:27:26 AM
I should call it that cause it's punishing to be on it for 9 hours off & on in a day


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: FreeDuc on April 19, 2008, 12:38:15 PM
Looks badass Jason.


           :L


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MaroManRS305 on April 22, 2008, 07:18:36 AM
Nice, very nice!


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 26, 2008, 08:00:04 AM
After riding for a little bit it seemed like the headlight fairing was flopping around just a little to much and when I got a close look at it, the rubber mount cushion things in the headlight bracket give the assembly too much slop. So I fixed it again, only better - solid mounted it.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_017~0.jpg)
You can see above the top bolt where the cushion/grommet piece of shit thing is supposed to go. And, because it's solid mounted, I don't have to worry about the bolt to clip-on interference I had because they clear the bottoms of the clamps except for the very top corners which a file took care of in 5 seconds.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_018~0.jpg)
BUT because I moved the headlight bracket up, it caused the throttle cables up bind up a little. So I moved them to the top. I don't use the kill button that much so it doesn't hurt my feelings to leave it like that until I decide to move it. And since I like to recycle old parts, the bushings things that went through the cushion/grommet piece of shit things were used as spacers to raise up the mount for my brake and clutch fluid cans.

If I can't fix it, I'll mess it up bad enough to have to buy new parts. :L



Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 26, 2008, 08:04:52 AM
righteous you just redeemed yourself from the basket weaving...


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 26, 2008, 08:33:36 AM
get it right

synchronized underwater basket weaving [twofinger]


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on June 01, 2008, 03:46:59 AM
Took the angle grinder to my pegs yesterday. Now maybe it won't dig so hard if I lean over far enough.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_021~0.jpg)

My headlight fairing took a shit on me last week. It's happened once before and I thought I had it fixed. It's made out of ABS plastic which is  somewhat light, but nowhere near as strong compared to acryllic. It can take a lot more abuse than acryllic, which means it's less prone to crack or break. Where the fairing attaches to the bracket that holds the lamps was the weak spot and also the area of highest stress. There's a lot of force pushing on top of the fairing with it attached at the bottom and it stress cracked first around the washers backing up the bolts that attach it.
I laid some fiberglass around the cracked areas to fix it, but having limited experience with laying glass on ABS I didn't sand the immediate area down first. Over time - riding, vibration and several times taking the thing on and off during the rebuild, the fiberglass slowly delaminated from the plastic. It's all peeled right off with a little effort. Lesson learned.

A few days ago I rode 25 or 30 miles with just the lamps and no fairing. That sucked. The wind blast at 65mph was actually kind of nice because it helps to hold you up a little, but at the same time, that much wind absolutely beats you to death when you're behind another veichle. First thing I did when I got home was started working on the fairing again, only I didn't have very much hardener for the resin. I used what I had and laid a layer or two on. Yesterday, I bought a quart of resin and hardener so I knew I'd have enough for what I needed to get done. This was part of the result:
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_019~0.jpg)
I still have a lot of cleaning up to do on it. There's a lot of fiberglass there, but I DON'T want to have to go thru this again. Call it overkill if you want, but it's strong as hell now.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_020~0.jpg)
I only laid a little bit on the outside so it wouldn't be too thick around where the washers go.

After it had a chance to cure for 3 or 4 hours I hit it with the d/a sander and some 150 grit paper.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_022.jpg)
Since I scuffed quite a bit of it up, I might as well paint it :L Flat around the bottom and gloss on top.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on August 10, 2008, 02:45:51 PM
Added a sticker for extra bad-ass-ness.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_0810081605.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on August 29, 2008, 08:27:15 AM
Last weekend I took my beat up mufflers to work and attacked them with the bandsaw. I got lucky where I measured and ended up cutting right in front of the middle baffle plate.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_0828080940.jpg)
And took the dremel to the core pipe to get 2 more inches off of it.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_0828080941.jpg)
Now I have a set of loud pipes for when I ride around want to remain somewhat incognito, and a set of LOUD pipes for when I plan on pissing some people off.  [twofinger]  [twofinger]  [twofinger]
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_0828081014.jpg)

I shall call them my rat cans since they're pretty beat up from years af abuse.
 


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: thodeboss on August 29, 2008, 08:29:19 AM
Nice. It is like a "Transformer" .....Terremoto-Bot


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on August 29, 2008, 08:30:59 AM
Nice :L


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on August 29, 2008, 08:38:24 AM
The other set will be painted here in about an hour. :L


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on December 10, 2008, 05:50:43 PM
We had a conversation about headlights on Thoroughbred DOC and this is what came out of it.........



"OH MY GOD !! I FOUND IT !!!

(http://www.streetfightersinc.com/images/SMMatrix2.jpg)

THAT - is my next headlight."

How freakin bad ass is that ???

That would fit Project:Terremoto absolutely perfect IMO.



Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on December 10, 2008, 05:55:10 PM
"These are not the droids you are looking for" [laughing]
Seriously it's kind of cool.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: agaduc996 on December 10, 2008, 06:21:58 PM
give that thing the custom Grubby rattle can treatment. and you will have to rename your bike Darth Vader. Yeah who's your daddy Luke. [laughing] Maybe even paint a nice little Death Star mural on the tank with some x-wing fighters flying around it. Get Mario to ride it shirtless an every one will think Chewbacca stole your ride.

(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/darth_vador.jpg)
Storm trooper Shoei helmet
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/star_wars.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on December 10, 2008, 06:52:33 PM
Funny fucker..... [twofinger]


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Mojo S2R on January 01, 2009, 03:49:06 AM
Grubby,  that is one sweet ride.  I really like what you've done with it.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: grubby's epic winter teardown for powdercoat journey
Post by: Spittmonkey on January 21, 2009, 09:15:30 PM
Jason, I bought a set of those rubber cush drives, when I PC'd my wheels a few years back. I never used them as I managed to get the old ones out without a hitch. I think I paid 12 bucks a piece for them. If you want them (the whole set) they're yours for 20 bucks.

I need some cush bushings for the rear wheel on my 2001 S4, having a hard time finding them over here (Japan)

I'm still reading this article about half way through. Interesting read.

EDIT: Ok I'm done, nice job! I am kind of smiling as I am in the middle of putting mine back together from a breakdown and rebuild. I PC'd like everything. The weather here is very unkind to bikes. I did the stripping down and all the PC work myself in a bike shop I work at after my real job :P Been at it for 2 weeks now. I'll have to post up the log somewhere.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: BryanS on January 26, 2009, 08:27:26 AM
I'd email Travis at Indy Ducati (he handles their parts dept) and tell him you a club member stationed over there - I am sure they can ship you darn near any OEM part you can think of....

If he can't help you one of us surely can....


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 18, 2009, 11:12:00 AM
I just got off the phone a little while ago with Jeff from MonsterParts. Bryan you were right, he is good people to work with. I ordered the Spark hi-mounts in carbon. He had a dark version which I liked but I like the gloss on the carbon better plus I feel left out for not having any carbon on my bike at all.

Here's the dark cans...
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_GDU0812DOM_6_%28Small%29.JPG)

And the ones I got...
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_GDU0807C_%28Small%29.jpg)

And the S*R version, look at that gloss...
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_GDU0819C_b_%28Small%29.jpg)

I'll have to wait 2 or 3 weeks to get them but I'll gladly wait. I've been waiting for 2 or 3 years anyway.  :-\


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Mojo S2R on February 18, 2009, 12:19:06 PM
Sweet.  Be sure to post some pics when you get them on.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 18, 2009, 12:37:11 PM
Nice I love high mount pipes [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: exmayor on February 18, 2009, 03:54:01 PM
Jason,

Those look great.  Follow the bike's lines very nicely.  Looking forward to pictures.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: DucLeone on February 18, 2009, 04:25:47 PM
what did you end up doing about you fairing/headlight?


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 18, 2009, 06:03:28 PM
It all still works and everything, I just need to get a set of signals for the front to raplace the "tweaked" one. And the ear thingys the headlight bolts to was a little bent but I think I saved it. The fairing is still in great shape if not ugly as hell from the fiberglass work. I just never put it on cause I kind of lie the headlight by itself.

My dad put me in touch with an old friend of his that does some custom airbrush work so I might get my flames after all. 3 tone silver. :L

Beleive me, I can't wait for pictures either.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 10, 2009, 02:01:34 PM
Newest pics
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_023.jpg)
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_024.jpg)

I got the rear BT 016 put on too.
(http://www.hoosierhooligans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Picture_025.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 10, 2009, 02:04:28 PM
I put everything on yesterday morning thinking I would get it all done so I could ride today and scrub the tire in. It's been raining off and on since last night.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: giladl on April 10, 2009, 02:32:29 PM
So let us in on the secret. What are these special Dutch mufflers?


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: DucLeone on April 10, 2009, 03:58:40 PM
looking good Jason i like the new pipes


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 10, 2009, 06:01:42 PM
So let us in on the secret. What are these special Dutch mufflers?

Italian made, were stocked in Holland.



Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: hooligan machinist on April 11, 2009, 07:27:51 PM
  Looks great Jason! [thumbsup]
Let me know what you think of that rear tire. I'm about due for a new one and will be shopping around soon.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: giladl on April 12, 2009, 05:11:31 AM
They look exceptionally European, although I was expecting something blond with wooden shoes  [laughing] Now we need to listen to the sounds?


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 14, 2010, 07:46:31 PM
Update: I've been tinkering with some ideas lately and this is some of what I've come up with so far.
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/f846fda1.jpg)
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/2e9bb915.jpg)

And a little something else I picked up along the way. :L
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/86591e65.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on April 15, 2010, 01:17:10 PM
drool I like the headlight mask.. Not sure about the flames Jason, but good work indeed. 


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Mojo S2R on April 16, 2010, 12:36:06 AM
Looking good.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 16, 2010, 02:48:00 AM
drool I like the headlight mask.. Not sure about the flames Jason, but good work indeed. 
the flames look like shit. That was my 1st try doing true fire style flames with an airbrush and stencils and that paint. Only my 2nd time using that airbrush. I know I have a long way to go but I'm happy with my 1st try. I'm not using that tail, I'm just practicing on it since it was doing nothing in the garage.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Mojo S2R on April 19, 2010, 02:49:12 AM
Have you gotten the mask mounted yet?  What tail are you planning on using?


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on April 19, 2010, 07:38:07 AM
NO :( it might be a little bit yet before I put that headlight on. I'm going to wait until I do all of my paint at one time and paint that with it. I'll need to figure out what I'm going to do as far as my dash is concerned, it sticks out way too far and that headlight will be hitting the bottom of it. I always wanted to get a motoscope mini...
http://www.motogadgetshop.com/product_info.php/info/p531_motoscope-mini-black.html/XTCsid/7d036e9df1ebb2aeeeff462be837e3b8
...and that would clean up everything quite a bit.

I also did this last night...
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/8f0f1030.jpg)
I know THIS one really looks like ass, way too many hard edges. This wasn't for looks, it was technical exercise to get the layers right and to learn how to get the candy orange and candy yellow to lay right. I'm doing better with layers and highlights but I did way too much white with candy yellow over it near the top. All part of learning as i see it. I'll sand it down, rattle can it black again and start all over in a couple of days.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Mojo S2R on April 19, 2010, 08:51:23 PM
Wish I had talent like that.  Keep it up.  Can't wait to see the final product.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Mojo S2R on February 04, 2011, 06:48:24 AM
Bump for an update.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 08, 2011, 05:32:57 AM
Update:

I bought my house back and it's been too cold to practice in the garage lately. When it warms up enough to keep it 70'ish inside with a kerosene heater I'm going to hit it hard and heavy. Also I'm going to have to switch to urethane based paints to get the results I desire. After some research, the water based paints I was using lay on wrong. The candy I use now is pigment based so it actually covers over paint already sprayed. Dye based candies are more of a tint that refract the light. ie if you lay dye based candy orange over red, it makes it darker reddish orange but if sprayed over straight black you can't see it. BUT pigment based candy orange over red colors it a reddish orange but it really shows up on black. I thought it was the reducer not flashing off right but it's the candy. Water based automotive paints will also degrade faster from UV light. My flames will fade out after a short period of time. It's perfect to learn with to get the technique right but I'll use urethane for the final product since the colors are more vibrant.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Mojo S2R on February 08, 2011, 07:54:27 PM
Congrats on buying the house back. 

What about if you use a UV protective clear over the water based automotive paint?  Wouldn't that prevent it from degrading?


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 09, 2011, 04:30:48 AM
The way I read the article it'll help but it will still do it over time. How long it will prolong it I have no idea. Not really a chance I'm willing to take unless I want to change it up once a year or two.

This video is almost word for word what I read:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRPYYDdqT0o


Title: Re: Edgar
Post by: Mojo S2R on February 09, 2011, 06:48:05 AM
Gotcha.  I understand.  Wouldn't want to have to keep redoing the paint job.  Especially if you do all the work to get it just the way you want it only to know it will have to be redone before long.  Hope the weather clears up for you soon.


Title: Re: Edgar
Post by: MotoPsycho on May 25, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
OK so here it goes. I had things to do before mounting the headlight. Like getting my hands on this:
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/b945873d.jpg)

Then it came time to do this:
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/da6ef731.jpg)
2 runs of 8 strand and 1 run of 3 strand Belden wire and about 2 weeks of figuring out where/how to run/route it.

Then we had a little bundle of joy come along so things slowed down considerably. Mommy is back to work now and baby goes to day care now so
I have a little more free time on my hands. So I got that mask looking headlight out and mounted the light:
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/e79d9c66.jpg)

And the past few days I've been shooting paint/clear on days off:
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/0564f809.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/cf6cd8eb.jpg)

It looks like ass to me because I know where all of the flaws are in the paint. BUT, it is only my 2nd time using this gun and paint/clear so there is a learning curve but 75% of the people that see it will never know the difference. That makes me feel a lot better.

Also there is no more Project:Terremoto. Back several pages in the thread it explains how that name came about. Since he (yes my bike is a he, a very temperamental old bastard) has a face, I thought it to be more fitting to have a name that matches. Now he shall go by Edgar.

More pics to come as I complete this phase of an ongoing project.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Dave on May 26, 2012, 03:51:03 AM
Tell me when you are ready to do helmets as I purchased the all black flat/matte ducati helmet recently an it would look badass with one of these  :L on the back for the world to see!

cheers

DB


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: 1FastFox on May 26, 2012, 04:20:38 AM
Lookin good Jason. Next time you are out working on it for a while shoot me a text so I can swing by and check it out!

BTW-Where did you get your tubing for your reservoirs? Local?


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on May 26, 2012, 08:09:10 AM
Sweet, I think you should stick with Terremoto.. You started working on it again, and Italy suffered another earthquake.
Edgar scares me lol


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on September 08, 2012, 06:30:19 PM
Got him unpacked from the shipping crate today. Been kind of busy lately so I'm just now getting to it. :(
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/5F9FD447-323E-4545-A153-B20A67A52F6E-3724-000003F8D6C24F7B.jpg)

I have some wheels from Jeff@ MonsterParts coming soon. More pics after installation. 


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on September 08, 2012, 07:55:39 PM
That looks mean!  Edgar scares me.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: nsu max on September 09, 2012, 06:45:59 PM
Sinister, I love it.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 09, 2013, 01:47:14 PM
He likes to taunt.
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/4B572AB0-ABEE-42ED-9DC7-B33DA805181B-2439-000002A9AF08CE9B.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on March 09, 2013, 01:49:23 PM
Nice wheels looking good bro!


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 09, 2013, 02:43:53 PM
I took more but I'll have to post them later when I can get to my laptop. Today is Christians 1st birthday party.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on March 09, 2013, 10:02:38 PM
Here's a few more...
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/9EA4FC19-798A-425A-A41E-E6B4B021DA48-2439-000002A9C7B83196-1.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/74C211B5-F704-4A34-A9BC-578D49026C53-2439-000002A9DA617A16.jpg)

This is the Motoscope Pro dash I put on about a year ago, I love it !!
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/F9E117CE-54B4-430D-9615-B44D84B9DD20-2439-000002A9E2DDF71E.jpg)

I love this headlight too.
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/22862F26-F685-4536-A747-D994309B9A66-2476-000002B091FF7F49.jpg)

Edgar looks a little angry today.
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/35F36222-91E7-42B7-9249-7350B25A1712-2476-000002B06972DEC2.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Big E on March 10, 2013, 05:08:28 AM
That bike is sick!!   


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: DucLeone on March 10, 2013, 05:39:14 AM
Bad Ass!!


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on March 10, 2013, 07:13:38 AM
I said it before. I'm saying again Edgar scares me lol
Sick menacing bike Jason :L


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: MotoPsycho on February 11, 2015, 09:36:06 AM
Hi guys, I'm still lurking but its been awhile since I've actually had a chance to put anything up on here. Life's been busy with grinding it out at work making some bad ass biodiesel and raising our two adorable little ones. But alas, did some work to Edgar over the past few days. Mind you, I live on a beautiful island, but there's not really any place besides a little gokart track (shitty) by the dragstrip where one could safely ride fast. So I figured I might as well adapt to my surroundings and make things more livable.

So here's where I started, comfort. I was looking through Motowheels catalog one day and found this:
(http://motowheels.com/images/F35907776.jpg)
But I didn't get it from them, I got it directly from HTMoto...better color options that are nearly limitless. But as everybody know, I like everything blacker than the blackest black, times infinity. It's not the whole seat, only the covering. With the instructions included, it says the original cover can be left on or this can replace it entirely. I opted for as much wet weather survivability, since I get stuck riding home from work in the rain, so I covered the original cover:
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/546442A7-C3E3-4726-99CF-A9E0C04B51DC.jpg) (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/grubbywarrior/media/546442A7-C3E3-4726-99CF-A9E0C04B51DC.jpg.html)
The middle parts of the seat are really grippy so now I don't slide forward and rack the junk when I go down the hill. (Side note, where I work is about 400ft elevation and home is about 2000ft elevation, and it's a 10 mile trip.) Leathers on a vinyl seat cover isn't optimum in my book.

But wait, there's more...
Since I'm not able to ride sort of fast safely, at least not without a heavy LEO presence in the good spots for good reason (too many kids trying to be drift kings in their honda civics), I contemplated getting some more humane handlebars to make island life more bearable. But the normal bends of handlebars is what made me want to go to clipons anyway. I'd remembered seeing this place mentioned in posts on the DMF called Suburban Machinery that had some pretty slick looking bars. I ended up with a set and put them on over the past few days. And while beautiful to look at, the Rizoma grips I got a while back are absolutely brutal on my hands. Numb fingers after about a 15 miles. Renthal makes these super squishy roadracing style grips that have Kevlar fiber molded in to prolong life. And to show you how small of a world we live in, I got them from Travis Baird in Elkhart off of his ebay store. I recognised the name from here a while back and was surprised to see it on the package when I got it in the mail.

Went from this:
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/F4127325-BAB2-4A1B-8740-2E5D5F2C8850.jpg) (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/grubbywarrior/media/F4127325-BAB2-4A1B-8740-2E5D5F2C8850.jpg.html)

To this:
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s236/grubbywarrior/61112687-6287-4ED5-98FA-069992567E54.jpg) (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/grubbywarrior/media/61112687-6287-4ED5-98FA-069992567E54.jpg.html)

I didn't gain much rise from the bars, maybe an inch, but the angle is WAY better. I highly recommend these bars for guys that want clip-ons feel without all the hassle.


Title: Re: Project: Terremoto
Post by: Uncle Mofo on February 11, 2015, 11:17:29 AM
Nice! Welcome back brotha