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Projects / PRP 250R Build
« on: July 04, 2013, 08:12:32 AM »
Awesome keep us in the loop

Suspension and Chassis / 450 swingarm conversion
« on: July 04, 2013, 06:13:42 AM »
[ATTACH=CONFIG]79[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]80[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]81[/ATTACH]I used an 06 swing arm with 06 rear linkage. there is 3 mounting holes for the rear linkage. The 2 holes on the ends of the linkage is the only ones that are to be used. On the linkage peice there 2 holes that are closer together. That end of the linkage is what You want to articulate towards the rear of the swingarm . You have to put this peice in this way. Use the r dog bone front linkage. eliminate the mounting hole in the mid section. With the 450 linkage you will need to press out 1 bearing only the one that will mount to the dog bone and shock and use the r bearing sleave and 250r bolt. I modified all my bolts except rear with grease fittings. On the rear mount 06 swing arm to linkage use stock 06 bearing and bolt.The shock the dog bone and the fornt of the 450 linkage will all bolt togther in the same spot forget there is even a middle hole you do not even use it. Note you will have to make and apply spacers in some ob the connecting areas i have not done this yet. As you can see i am still into the build. Your ride hight will be 5/8 on an inch lower. your swing arm will have full travel. To get this calculated i had my OEM swing arm on the bike. I measured in multiple spots and do***ented various measurements. Includeing shock angle and pitch. Measured all componets involved. With a rider on the seat i remeasured every possable angle. Including shock angle and pitch as well as swing arm travel. I then applied the 450 swing arm with all componets. This was no easy task. I walked away from this time and again. There was always something that did not add up. Testing over asnd over This was the best configeration i came up with. When i felt that this was correct i bolted it together. And it feals right. Now The shock is at a different angle and the ride height is 5/8 inch lower. Not throughing anybody under the bus. I spoke with a few reputable shock rebuilders. 1 st response (why thats nonsense there are so many aftermarket parts why would you even swap out a proven winner). 2 nd response ( since you have changed the angle of the shock there is no way you will get that bike to performe as it was intended to you are wasting your time). 3 rd response ( realy thats an inovating way to look at that give me all your specs send in your shocks if you set it up and it needs tweaking its not a problem just minimal charge). The pictures i have posted in my opinion the correct configeration. This is a mock up to show how i assembled components. Note all of my bearings are not installed. I had just placed bolts in to hold pieces together. All of these components have been polished by Jet Polishing 978 227 8014. My shock is being revalved by B-line Control. 651 257 0828 My shock is OEM all componets polished and shock tube was chromed all spanner nuts were chromed. Classic Components. Look these venders up awesome to work with. Tell them Douglas sent you.
Now if any one comes up with a better configeration keep me in the loop

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Lounge / Just wanted to say thank you!
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:50:06 PM »
Stay on the subject or else

Introductions / Hello
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:46:26 PM »
Quote from: Pumashine;106
Glad you made it over! Hows the seat latch project doing?

hey tony the seat latch is a little slow as a result of i need a stock bike to test it on that is complete. Barry has one but he is always to busy. the rear hinge part is a complete bolt on application. all stainless. the front part needs to be tweaked abit the front mount was modified and the piece i made was by cutting the buckets out and repositioning them so they can just drop down on top off the mount. i had a frount mount made out of stainless and it needs to be tweaked.
to resolve all issuses i need a stock bike to work uot the rest of the bugs. i am at 95 % finished. when its finished i will polish it and see if there is any intrests to merket it. although that iwas not my original intention to market it. i would think maybe some mite want this for there 86 and 87 r's. the rear hinged part incorperates the knob style omf bracket design to hold the complete seat in place. i will keep you posted. i have your seat bracket and knobs on my desk. the machine shops price wants $ 140 to reproduce 1 of these brackets.
ithe price would drop if i order 10 20 50 you get the idea. but i can't put up that $$$$$ not to make any. i'm still in search for another shop. a friend of mine i play vallyball with said he would look at it. he is a shop forman at a machine shop. he's been a no show the past 3 weeks. its also prime time for work for me and i have had no progress on my build.
By the way i posted on the other forum it was unfair to boot you and not carlos and challenged that there should be new rules and then give all a chance for a new. and not just to dump the seamingly unwanted in there eyes and then start new rules.
wasent long i got a long winded pm from carlos given me his opinion and acting the superior within the contect of hi message. just to say i through in my .02 for you.
hope alls well now that im all flowed and flowered

Projects / My current build
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:10:20 PM »
i wish i was assembling my bike. good for you keep us posted

Lounge / I'm back!
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:07:49 PM »
lookin good

Introductions / Hello
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:05:47 PM »
working out all the bugs !

Lounge / Wow its so nice in here
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:40:19 PM »
Just smell the fresh air. Whew and what a view i can see for ever............. on ward and up ward we go !

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