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Offline andrewlk

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 07:02:24 AM »
That is one hell of a bike. One of a kind.  :swoon: :swoon:

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 07:04:34 AM »
This is such a unique and well built bike. So many trick pieces, engineering, problem solving,fabriction. 👍👍👏👏😎😎

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 07:45:49 AM »
the quality of works is amazing. nicely done.

i'm assuming you're either a metal artist or fabricator of some sort? the throttle is pretty damn clever, hats off for sure. beautiful work Jake.  :thumbsup:

do you have to 'pin' the side-stand each use or is there an internal locking mechanism?

Thanks a lot! I'd say most of my skills come from building aluminum airplanes at Sonex Aircraft. It's a pretty badass job while I go to school for engineering! I also did quite a bit of metal art when I didn't have money for motorcycles! Good call haha

To extend the kickstand you have to push in and spin it 180 degrees. To retract it you do the opposite. That little pin that you see is holding a tension spring that runs the length of the kickstand which holds it into its extended detents. There are 3 other compression springs at the top of each section which hold the sections down into the retracted detents. Not sure if that makes any sense. Simple answer is that yes it does have an internal mechanism.

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 08:01:07 AM »
ACTUALLY makes sense.. nice.

ive heard of sonex, they were on our list of possible target accounts when i worked for atlas copco/desoutter/cp. neat little outfit.  :thumbsup: keep up the good work.
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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2017, 01:30:30 AM »
Add me to list of fans of sidestand, whole bike is piece of art, looks like from scifi movie.

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2017, 06:24:25 AM »
Awsome! Creative stuff, beautifull craftsmanship! Great job :patriot:

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2017, 09:21:57 AM »
Extremely impressive work!  Love it!

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2017, 01:45:28 PM »
time allowing tomorrow they will be   been busy
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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2017, 07:59:14 PM »
Art bike love it.  I like the 21" wheels and a host of the other details.  Great job.
Sonex,  two place VW powered kit plane.  I like the bike.  It will be interesting to see the "professional" photos.  Be sure to share them!
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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2017, 07:36:04 AM »
That's a great build!

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2017, 02:46:49 PM »
Found a few more pictures!



Powder coat on the silencer and brake cover is a single stage chrome from Eastwood. Haven't had great luck with Eastwood powder but this chrome stuff seems to work well. I just cant stand maintaining polished aluminum. 


Another shot of the footpegs with the mounts. I copied the dimensions of my YZ pegs and added return springs later so they will fold in the ruts!


My YZ and XS lurking in the background.







Throttle assembly. I had a lot of fun figuring this out. My next bike with definitely have a new and improved version of this. Super unnecessary but oh well!


More chrome powder.


Plate mount. Illegal but it was ugly anywhere else!


Cockpit. Running a trailtech vapor. Faired it in with aluminum. I'm really happy with how clean the bars/lines ended up. Only using an ignition switch and headlight switch mounted on the bottom of the fuel tank.


Decent shot of the boost bottle. Made the end caps look like scaled down ignition covers. I do all of my turning on a 1920's Seneca Falls lathe. :patriot:



Quick doodle while in class over a year ago Ha! Making my daydreams a reality very soon.

I've some videos up on my Instagram page for anyone interested in seeing the throttle and kickstand in operation. First start is on there as well. Just search @jakedrummond22



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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2017, 03:07:48 PM »
Is that the Almost Chrome paint?

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 07:40:07 AM »
very cool. hey, whats the spring rate on the rear shocks, and what were they originally intended for?

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2017, 01:20:26 PM »
Here's a link. https://www.ebay.com/itm/112198637822

spring rate is 1lbs/0.09in

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Re: Finally Finished My RD!
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 04:48:31 PM »
Love the bike and I'm fascinated by that throttle.  So cool.  What inspired you?  Would love to hear about the thought behind it.