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Old 4th December 2009, 15:28   #91
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WOW!! Want an amazing project. And it is beginning to take shape. Can't wait to see the final result.
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Old 4th December 2009, 16:03   #92
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I opened this thread thinking it would be a thread that was dedicated to actual photoshop designs of HD Fatboys, but boy was I wrong!!
Amazing thread!! Still wondering how I missed it for so long.
I admire your passion.
Fatboys were my all time favourite HDs. I hope I can meet up with you and see your finished product when I come to BLR next year.
Keep up the great work
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Old 4th December 2009, 18:01   #93
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I hear everyone asking to see the final product at the earliest. Don't know if many of you realize how complex this process is, i have invested 5 years of my life understanding these machines and still remain puzzled at times. Every step involves a lot of effort, the frame was one of the most complex pieces to this puzzle and thankfully its over now.
These frames are welded using robots in Harley's plants with a dimensional accuracy of 700 microns over the complete length of the frame, i had to sweat from all my vents to achieve a shameful 3mm accuracy while building it manually. Find below a link on youtube as to how these frames are actually made.



I appreciate the encouragement, thats what makes me go on !!
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WOW!!! just bumped into this thread!!! best of luck on your project buddy!! btw, is this the first such project in India??
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@luky_13
Dood just a curious question, since you are building the machine from scratch, how will the registraion of the bike will be done?
I might be outta topic here but just wondering
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heyy buddy!! how far has the build reached?? am dying to hear from you, as are the rest of us!!
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in Harley's plants with a dimensional accuracy of 700 microns over the complete length of the frame, i had to sweat from all my vents to achieve a shameful 3mm accuracy while building it manually. Find below a link on youtube as to how these frames are actually made.!!
3 mm for which dimension. The robots are used to speed up production. THe accuracy comes from the quality of the jig not the robots.
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Old 3rd January 2010, 21:19   #98
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heyy buddy!! how far has the build reached?? am dying to hear from you, as are the rest of us!!
Ordered some parts from US... and then christmas and new year happened! Waiting for them to arrive to start the final assembly, hopefully they should be in by next week.

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3 mm for which dimension. The robots are used to speed up production. THe accuracy comes from the quality of the jig not the robots.
It was more for info, in my i case i had to build the frame based on a lot of assumptions as i did not have an original frame for reference. When you start with assumptions things do tend to sway a lot here and there, hence the 3 mm variation at the stanchions and 2mm at downtubes.

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looks amazing hats of to you luky
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Hi Luky

Stumblled upon this thread by chance, lovely one in deed, absolutely marvalleous. Really appretiate your passion and hats off to your stint to spend so much of your mollah and time to bring this piece to life.

I'm from bangy too, would love to drop by sometime to see the real thing shaping up and come to life, that if you are ok with. Please PM me. Thanks and wish you good times for your efforts
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Also managed to get the frame on wheels today - Rolling Chassis. Mounted the tank and the handlebars... more coming later.
Probably a dumb question, isn't the frame height too low, will it clear the so called speed breakers in bangalore?
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Probably a dumb question, isn't the frame height too low, will it clear the so called speed breakers in bangalore?
Very valid question. The rear shocks are still not installed, once installed the chassis will get another inch of ground clearance. At that point it would clear 'most' (hopefully ) of the speed breakers.
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Got the parts a couple of days back... started the mockup to fix mounting points for:
1. Engine - front, top and rear mount
2. Rear suspension - shock mounts
3. Oil tank - mounting angle
4. Transmission - front and rear mounts, alignment of rear wheel pulley
5. Rear Wheel - alignment and offset.
6. Stanchion - rails for struts
7. Centre post - to hold motor and tranny mounts

Some WIP pics attached, car jacks have come quite handy to hold the engine, transmission and other parts. By tomorrow we should have aligned the rear wheel, more later... stay glued
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great work!!! good too see this thread back to life!!!
P.S: how much more work is left on this baby( in terms of time)
also, have you decided anything about the paintjob as yet??
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great work!!! good too see this thread back to life!!!
P.S: how much more work is left on this baby( in terms of time)
also, have you decided anything about the paintjob as yet??
Around 45~60 days more in terms of time. Paint job - Wild grey ! Not decided on the graphics yet.
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