Radare's Seca II Scrambler (PBT take 2)

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:54 am

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:15 am
Ha! Wait til you see the welded work tables I make for the center of the shop . . . now those will be over-engineered.
You are going to make tables that can hold either your XJ's or your Rodeo then? ;)

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Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:15 pm

I stumbled upon a set of used saddlebags on eBay for $15 and bought them for the bike. I plan to build some brackets to mount them to and then secure them to the bike using the side-strap mounts.

For the brackets, I'm thinking about making an L-shaped plate and a flat plate. The L-shaped would fit inside the bag to help keep its shape. The flat plate would then sandwhich the back of the bag to the L-plate. The whole thing would then be solidly mounted to the frame (non removable bags).

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These bags have a pretty good worn look already. I think I'll hit them with some neatsfoot oil and let them continue to age and weather.

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Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:34 am

Looks good.
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:49 am

Why don't you make something on the back of the seat that has something that goes through the metal holes in the leather of the bag? You could then fasten the bags like that and take them off when you want to.
I personally wouldn't put metal in the bags as it weighs them down, makes them less flexible and much heavier. Believe me, I have tried. ;) I still have a set of Givi soft luggage bags here where one has an aluminium bottom because the XJ's exhaust cooked the underside of the bag. That bottom is quite a nuissance now.

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Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:19 pm

Inspired by Trialstar's Bumblebee project (read it if you haven't already), I ordered a very-cheap FZR1000 rear brake torque arm for the Scrambler. I'll grain it like the rest of the aluminum on the bike and I think it'll look good.

http://xjrider.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t ... 410#p63301


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Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:00 pm

I made some good progress on the Scrambler today and i'm quite happy with how it turned out.

First, I grained the torque bar and then installed it. I think it looks right at home.

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Second, I fit the saddlebags. If you're curious, they're made by Willie and Max. You can find them way-cheap on eBay, used. I ended up building a mount that fits inside them and strengthens it. I then bolted that to the frame using a pair of 1" standoffs.

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:11 pm

That thing is begging for a Mexican blanket style bedroll and a good layer of dust.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:18 pm

fateddy wrote:
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That thing is begging for a Mexican blanket style bedroll and a good layer of dust.
I have a Motocentric roll bag. It's kinda like a Mexican blanket. Does that count?

I need to get a fender on this thing :prob:

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Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:36 am

What do you guys think about headlight guards. Yay, or totally stupid?

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Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:52 pm

I think it suits the bike.

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