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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 10/30/16 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #676819
12/07/16 2:21 pm
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Thanks J. Charles, you likely saved me a frustrating time if the original design had bent in use.


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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 8-03-17 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #703888
08/04/17 2:09 am
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Well over six months since my last update. I've been very busy since early spring but did little in the dead of winter, except for finding a better 650 engine. Now with all the Photobucket pics missing I will post a reminder pic of Project 39-1/2 - taken in April this year. The engine is the older junkier engine and I've made other significant improvements since this photo. Remember this is a '68 Wards Riverside Mojave metisse frame with '85 Cagiva Alazurra wheels and suspension, and will be powered by a '72 650 Triumph.
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I have spent quite a chunk of change on bolts - metric bolts, as the Mojave and Alazurra are metric. I'm using almost all JIS flange head bolts, high strength rating. The consistency of the hardware will give it a more "finished" look. I've been working on mounting the chainguard (from the Alazurra) and creating a path for the chain. The chain path left-right is very good. There's concern about the up-down room for the chain.
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Here I have cleared a notch in the frame crossmember and filled it in with a plate, gas tack welded for now until I take it to Craig for final welding.
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On the bottom chain run there will be two mods. One will be to remove the top unused bracket portion of the centerstand mount. This has been cut off and filed, with finish welding to be done later.
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The second modification will be to mount the curved plastic chain slider from the Alazurra over the top of that lower crossmember. It will also protect the brake pedal cross shaft.
Next step will be to put the driveline back in place and check my work, see if the clearance is good.

And now for something completely different - a walk around the garage, which has been recently reorganized and cleaned up (some).
The first shelving unit - has all the first Triumph engine parts and the second Triumph engine parts, Mojave parts and Alazurra parts that may yet be useful, as well as a bunch of neat parts I've collected to finish the bike with.
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Shelving unit 2 - used for all the metric nuts and bolts I've collected in 45 years of being a mechanic. The lower shelves are holding all the parts that were on the bike in the above photo.
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And the big parts, stowed under the stairs, the gas tank, seat unit, complete exhaust system, front fender, handlebar and wheels.
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Hopefully another update in a month or so.
And a post script; I have never tackled a project this big, ever. Please make critical comments when you feel the need, as you may save me a lot of grief (see J. Charles previous comment). Thanks.
Regards
Al


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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 8-03-17 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #703926
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That will be an awesome custom when you are finished Al. Or are they ever? Great work and thanks for keeping us posted on your progress.





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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 8-03-17 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #703945
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Looking good, Al! In my experience, the white seat covers usually come unglued from the seat base, so you might want to check that. What's your thinking on fixing the brake calipers to the (Marzocchi) forks?

Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 8-03-17 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #703966
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Hi J.Charles, There's no difficulty - the forks and triple trees are from the Alazurra so the calipers will fit directly. I'll fit all new brake hoses. The tricky brake part comes with the rear master cylinder. I have a general idea of how to make it fit the existing brake pedal and cross shaft. It looks like it will be down behind the engine operated by a lever mid cross shaft. Unless i can get it to work off the original shaft end lever. The end lever is splined to the brake shaft so it can fitted at almost any angle.
Al


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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 11/27/16 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #738465
06/12/18 1:54 am
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I know this is an OLD thread. but here are some picts for Al of my CM400 powered Mojave. SA is two piece hybrid. front end honda.

Triumph engine Mojave's are out there......... nice build. riding wise? high CG bike.

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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 11/27/16 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #738466
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swing arm had the honda legs cut off and slid into the shortened mojave tube. I made a jig and heat bent them into shape.

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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 11/27/16 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #738498
06/12/18 12:11 pm
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Mike - thanks for the encouragement. I've been avoiding the freezing cold garage but did take the sheet metal to work and painted it there. I similarly welded the Alazurra swingarm to the Mojave front S/A using a heavy plate jig. My friend Craig helped me think it through and did an awesome welding job.
Over winter I did manage to complete the rear brake pedal and master cylinder mounting. Also the shift lever and linkage. I have yet to take photos of those.
Now with the Interceptor running I should be able to make more progress - and post some updates.
Al

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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 11/27/16 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #738533
06/12/18 7:55 pm
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Hello again, Al. I first met Paul, now an Internet buddy who did mucho machining for my "T140 Cafe Project, cont.", when I responded to his search for a Mojave frame on the Wards Riverside Cycles Yahoo group. I traded him a frame that he's built into an award-winning Suzuki 650-single custom called Cafe Ala Carte. Here is the page from his thread on the Suzuki Savage forum where he makes new swingarm mounting plates: http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1257039622/4.

Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 11/27/16 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #738537
06/12/18 8:52 pm
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I've read that whole story, J Charles. The bike turned out beautiful. Its a more modern style than I am shooting for, but he did some nice work.

Mike, the Honda engine has its own oil tank? I am going to have to weld up an oil tank apparently. There's room. Maybe I can incorporate a spin on filter.


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Re: Project 39-1/2 Update - 11/27/16 [Re: Al Eckstadt] #738589
06/13/18 10:16 am
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Hi Al,

Originally Posted by Al Eckstadt
Honda engine has its own oil tank?

If you mean the CM (aka '79/1980's CB Dream/Superdream) engine, it's one of those new-fangled "wet sump" thingies. wink

Hth.

Regards,

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