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Title: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 02, 2018, 08:39:51 PM
It all started with this box
Title: Re: The Putting the Juice back in OJ Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 02, 2018, 08:48:36 PM
Add a motor
Title: Re: The Putting the Juice back in OJ Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 02, 2018, 08:49:57 PM
Throw in a Pro-Trax
Title: Re: The Putting the Juice back in OJ Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 02, 2018, 08:51:01 PM
Polish up a missing link
Title: Re: The Putting the Juice back in OJ Build Thread
Post by: The norm on April 02, 2018, 09:02:45 PM
Sweeeeeet!
Title: Re: The Putting the Juice back in OJ Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 02, 2018, 09:07:23 PM
Anyways guys, welcome to my new build thread.  The jist is this - my 443 Puma needed (wanted) a new frame.  So here we are.  A lot going on right now - parts being fabbed, others in polish and chrome,  and Iím headed out of country for a week soon.  My goal is to get this built by end of April. 
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: broken1 on April 03, 2018, 12:43:31 AM
Where's the popcorn emoji? This is gonna be awesome!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 03, 2018, 01:17:08 AM
Where's the popcorn emoji? This is gonna be awesome!

Good point. Iíll try to track one down. And yes, yes it is!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: jcs003 on April 03, 2018, 04:52:08 AM
this is starting out very good!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: DOUGLAS on April 03, 2018, 05:07:33 AM
oh yeah that's the stuff right there
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: Tbone07 on April 09, 2018, 10:31:51 AM
Well that didn't take long. Looks like you went shopping at bnau motorsports lol.

Can't wait to see how this one turns out!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: The norm on April 09, 2018, 12:36:30 PM
More!!!!!!!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: jcs003 on April 09, 2018, 12:45:02 PM
what is in that mysterious box?  is it a laeger?  is it lonestar?  is it an arens? is it a walsh?  is it an LRD?  what could it be?
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on April 09, 2018, 01:46:41 PM
what is in that mysterious box?  is it a laeger?  is it lonestar?  is it an arens? is it a walsh?  is it an LRD?  what could it be?
I know what it is. But I'll let him tell everyone. He needs to put up some update pics.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 09, 2018, 04:44:36 PM
It's
what is in that mysterious box?  is it a laeger?  is it lonestar?  is it an arens? is it a walsh?  is it an LRD?  what could it be?

It's a Laeger. Most of you have seen it before I'm sure. Anyone guess where this came from?

Not much progress to post, Pete is working on fabbing up new silencer setup using Cascade CSFX parts.  Waiting on chrome, swingarm design and build, shocks.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once / ďThe JuiceĒ Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on April 09, 2018, 08:41:05 PM
Pennsylvania
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: sameltoe on April 12, 2018, 03:04:58 PM
What kind of swingarm?
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 12, 2018, 05:38:34 PM
What kind of swingarm?

Tim @ Stellar Machine and Performance is currently coming up with design options. Going +5 over 88/89 length.  Probably round tube, maybe arched, maybe ladder - all depends on how the linkage mount sits.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 12, 2018, 08:30:40 PM
Frame didnít have lower chain slider bung so Pete added one.  Explored adding a roller but no room.  Here is the bung tacked up.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 18, 2018, 01:57:35 AM
Throwing some ti hardware on this build
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: jwraymond6 on May 01, 2018, 12:01:45 PM
Any updates
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 01, 2018, 07:06:29 PM
Any updates

Not really. Been acquiring a few parts, waiting on a swingarm to be built, and while I finally got back all my chrome today, unfortuantely the lower Pro-Trax A-arms will need to be rechromed.  Will put the Roll front end on in the meantime as needed.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 08, 2018, 10:57:54 PM
Doing some test fitting over the weekend
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 08, 2018, 10:58:53 PM
This box showed up today while I'm out of town  :o ;D
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on May 08, 2018, 11:09:00 PM
Getting a good drool factor going
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 08, 2018, 11:41:16 PM
Rear axis for the CR500 link
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 08, 2018, 11:42:21 PM
Rough sketch of the swingarm, will probably have less arch than this.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: jcs003 on May 09, 2018, 05:47:42 AM
axis is the way to go.

what is your plans for frame color?
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 09, 2018, 06:00:09 PM
axis is the way to go.

what is your plans for frame color?

Leaving it red for the season.  Will probably tear down for color change in the winter.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 09, 2018, 06:56:20 PM
Swinger is done (pics prior to slider bung), will have to wait for chrome.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on May 09, 2018, 07:08:47 PM
That definitely wasn't cheap. There is a lot of crying
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: Tbone07 on May 10, 2018, 10:20:03 AM
That's some beautiful fab work right there. Looks awesome
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: jcs003 on May 10, 2018, 10:46:30 AM
OJ, that swinger looks awesome.  is that titanium?
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 10, 2018, 02:39:13 PM
Thanks guys.  Swinger is not titanium, itís raw.  I donít have time to chrome it until the winter rebuild most likely.  So what options should I consider in the meantime?  Clear powder?  Chrome-look powder?  Red powder?  Spray clear coat?
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on May 10, 2018, 03:04:21 PM
I would just use some spray clear coat. Make it easier to remove to do what you want later
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 10, 2018, 05:33:54 PM
Thanks Gene
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: broken1 on May 11, 2018, 12:35:05 AM
Good idea Gene... Duplicolor makes a clear coat for car wheels that works pretty good, used it on some metal bench legs & its been hit pretty good with a vacuum many times & hasn't chipped yet. Also painted my swinger with duplicolor aluminum engine paint 10 years ago & it still looks as good as it did when i painted it. Can't go wrong with duplicolor.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on May 11, 2018, 06:16:31 PM
Good idea Gene... Duplicolor makes a clear coat for car wheels that works pretty good, used it on some metal bench legs & its been hit pretty good with a vacuum many times & hasn't chipped yet. Also painted my swinger with duplicolor aluminum engine paint 10 years ago & it still looks as good as it did when i painted it. Can't go wrong with duplicolor.

Thanks Kevin. Iíll see if I can find some and paint it up!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on June 16, 2018, 01:47:50 AM
Hit the sand today for a lil test n tune
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: broken1 on June 16, 2018, 03:39:14 PM
Hit the sand today for a lil test n tune

So what's the verdict?
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on June 17, 2018, 11:41:59 PM
Why did you take the cascade silencer off
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on June 18, 2018, 11:05:51 AM
Hit the sand today for a lil test n tune

So what's the verdict?

Great.  Threw more gear at it (currently 14-38) and will probably throw a little more at it still.  Pulls hard, love the protrax setup, the rear seems really nice too but didn't hit it 100% since wasn't running front brakes this session.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on June 18, 2018, 11:06:37 AM
Why did you take the cascade silencer off

I plan to, just not finished yet - stinger needs to be fully welded up and then chromed. 
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: 2Nubs on July 17, 2018, 11:24:24 AM
Beautiful build!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on July 28, 2018, 04:53:08 PM
Saw this in person today. I wish I could afford to cry once like that.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 29, 2018, 05:51:47 PM
Saw this in person today. I wish I could afford to cry once like that.

Thanks Gene.  I should change the title of this thread so I don't have to think about what that crying actually cost me lol
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on July 29, 2018, 05:58:39 PM
I wouldn't cry much now. The smile factor when you ride it. Out weighs it
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: The norm on July 29, 2018, 06:01:52 PM
A sweet ass 250r is like having a beard. It makes you more of a man and women will want you much more.  So they must be tears of joy lol
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 29, 2018, 06:11:17 PM
Quick pics as-is for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: 2Nubs on July 30, 2018, 12:15:24 PM
Man that thing looks TOUGH! Very over the top. I like it.


Any videos of it? I would love to hear that Puma.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: 2Nubs on July 30, 2018, 12:25:57 PM
Also, what case saver is that??
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on July 30, 2018, 01:06:41 PM
It's a UPP case saver. They are a great way to go. They just take a little time to make them fit nice
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 31, 2018, 11:03:13 AM
Man that thing looks TOUGH! Very over the top. I like it.


Any videos of it? I would love to hear that Puma.

Thank you sir.  No videos of it, will have to get some on the next outing.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 31, 2018, 11:09:38 AM
Also, what case saver is that??

Like Gene mentioned, it's a UPP case saver.  It's a beefy piece but needs a bit of work to get fitment right (http://uppracing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=75)
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: 2Nubs on July 31, 2018, 11:24:17 AM
Thanks. Is that a 911 GTS in the first post?
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 31, 2018, 05:07:11 PM
Thanks. Is that a 911 GTS in the first post?

Yes, a 4 GTS
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: Tbone07 on August 01, 2018, 12:49:35 PM
Man I love those orange plastics for a duner. Once you get all the colors how you like them, and get some rad shrouds that thing will be perfect. Badass
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on August 01, 2018, 02:03:05 PM
Man I love those orange plastics for a duner. Once you get all the colors how you like them, and get some rad shrouds that thing will be perfect. Badass

Thanks Clay. The paint is 10-12 years old and chipped, cracked in a few places.  Will do the colorscheme this winter - may stick to the same paint colors on the plastic and update the frame to work with it.  And agreed on the rad shrouds, have a few OMF just haven't got them on.  Or may go carbon shrouds to match the intake.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on August 01, 2018, 03:08:38 PM
I have been thinking about CF shrouds myself. I think I might try to wrap my shrouds now with some CF looking vinyl
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on November 20, 2018, 10:44:37 PM
Riding season is over and getting ready to tear this guy apart and finish up the color scheme and a few other things.   I'll probably keep this orange painted set (with some touch up work) - what are your guys thoughts on frame color? 
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on November 20, 2018, 10:49:28 PM
Black goes good with orange
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: broken1 on November 21, 2018, 01:43:05 AM
Green would look good with that orange if you like green.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: 2Nubs on November 21, 2018, 09:19:32 AM
Go ahead and get that frame chromed out 8)
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on November 21, 2018, 12:25:56 PM
Green would look good with that orange if you like green.

Did you ever see this plastic on the OEM frame that was a lime-gold?  It looked cool some times, other times not so much.  But good option to explore. 
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on November 21, 2018, 12:26:12 PM
Go ahead and get that frame chromed out 8)

Haha maybe the subframe but needs some color!
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: 2Nubs on November 21, 2018, 01:34:55 PM
Any other colors going on? Maybe a subtle color frame such as black or gunmetal but with a bunch of orange flake or metallic in the mix. I bet that would pop nicely. 
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: Skeans1 on November 21, 2018, 10:35:13 PM
How about white and orange for a Creamsicle look
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: jcs003 on November 26, 2018, 12:34:34 PM
do a silvervein type with the colors you like.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on January 19, 2019, 06:32:44 PM
Bike is now completely apart.  Next steps are to strip powder and decide on color.

Think Iím going with this color on the frame.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/Automotive-Paint/HOKKBC08.html (http://www.tcpglobal.com/Automotive-Paint/HOKKBC08.html)
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: 2Nubs on January 19, 2019, 08:13:23 PM
Reminds me of GMís Sunset Orange Metallic. Very nice choice.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: hickwheeler on February 18, 2019, 01:07:35 PM
Any updates on the freshening up
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on February 19, 2019, 04:13:51 PM
Any updates on the freshening up

Yes though no worthy pics right now.  Will update when they're ready.

Chassis was stripped and since it uses 450R footpegs, a little fab work was needed to give clearance for the CR500 Linkage bolt.  Chassis is now being blasted, after that will go to the painter.   Dan Swan from Splat Designs https://www.splat-designs.com/ is going to touch up the orange plastics and then paint the frame. 

Swingarm was sent back to Stellar to clearance the pivot tube, that's complete and now waiting to get it back.  Hoping to get that chromed in time. 

Front shocks were sent out to @Eschonda for his assessment and likely rebuild/revalve/respring (or some flavor of that).  Last year I had them rebuilt/revalved/resprung last season but I couldn't get them where I liked them.  While a very reputable shop did the work, they're back East, and I'm not sure that was the best choice for how I only ride dunes.  Anyways, Schmidty has those now and looking forward to getting them dialed in. 

Other than that, just need to order a bit of hardware and reassemble.
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on April 01, 2019, 10:37:03 PM
Frame is painted.  Had a little mixup with the color.  I had wanted Tangerine over Orion Silver base but painter matched the Tangerine on my plastic which was over Sunset Pearl instead of Orion Silver.  Probably going to run this combo this year and can always change again in the future. 
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: Tbone07 on April 02, 2019, 03:16:25 PM
I can't tell which orange looks better. They both look nice. But ya they definitely don't match
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 01, 2019, 08:30:31 PM
Swingarm came back from chrome.  Used a local shop but had Cascade / Top Dog polish/prep it.  Happy with the results. 
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 01, 2019, 08:31:43 PM
Making progress.
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Post by: croat1 on July 01, 2019, 09:08:13 PM
Very nice Ryan!!!

Joe
Title: Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
Post by: havinnoj on July 01, 2019, 11:45:23 PM
Very nice Ryan!!!

Joe

Thanks Joe
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Post by: jwraymond6 on July 02, 2019, 01:08:35 AM
Looking sweet nice work
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Post by: jcs003 on July 05, 2019, 06:17:47 PM
looks awesome OJ