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Old 06-11-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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Re: Clean and Simple CBR600 Build

another update here...
so on memorial day i got over to my parents house after sending the wife off to work... People still eat on holidays... :nuts:
anyway... i got to work on the lower subframe.

I used some thin steel angle i picked up out of a dumpster somewhere to make the parts, and welded them together like this:


so i wont bore you with the pictures, but i welded those up, there were four of them, and the cutting grinding welding (and subsequent re-welding) took almost all day. However, i didnt know the angle was cadmium coated.. which is great for corrosion resistance, but not so great for welding...

anyway... when i was done, had to sets of these:


they were a pain in the butt to keep symmetrical and the angles right, but i finally got them where i wanted them, and welded them up:


cleaned up the weld and the parts with a scotch-brite belt on my grinder:


then they were ready for mounting, here one is on..


My wife gives me a hard time for "grinding" on my motorcycle.. when she found out that i was mounting its rear-end....

here they are both mostly welded up, semi symmetrical and ready for the tail. what do you think?


and a side view with the seat on:


Now, after i put the tail on, i am going to use carbon fiber honeycomb for the undertail, and i want to leave some room to hide the wiring, so i am planning that out now.

thanks!
~Chris
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