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Bluzm2
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sorry for another thread but...
I'm working on an S1W, the owner wants to use the Twin Tail body work instead of the "thong" seat..
I need to fabricate the Twin Tail bracket, I know I'll never find one..
A while back Mees (Brother_in_buells) posted a pic on a template he used to make one from sheet metal.
Ken, (S1Owner) you also chimed in.
I really need that template or a Twin Tail bracket to use as a pattern.
If someone has one floating around they can spare for a short while, I'd really appreciate an assist...

Brad
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S1owner
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I will do some digging
I had one before they are simple
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If Ken can't find the one he has ,I can send you a template!
You let me know an address where to send it to?
Thanks

The template i have is for the solo seat ,but you can adapt it to work with the twin tail to.
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here is one of the other post
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/476 23/789707.html?1470565399
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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Brad
I have nothing to offer Sorry.
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Jolly
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 05:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think I have a twin tail assembly, let me know if you get this far down the list and still need to borrow one. I'll dig through the boxes.
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Bluzm2
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mees; I did find that one before I posted.. Got me to pondering fabricating one..
Jolly, If you have one that would be great, even better if you wanted to part with it. If not, I'd get it back to you as soon as I could.
This is for the S1 roller I picked up from Fireman Jim long ago. I put a 2002 X1 motor in it (converted to carb). Actually built it for my neighbor, his son has now taken a fancy to it.. It need a bit of TLC after all these years.
I had a death match with exhaust studs this weekend but won. A topic for another thread. Tig welder and oxy torch to the rescue... woot!

Brad
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S1owner
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 06:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Brad
If you get the part and need to make a new one. I have the 4 ft metal brake. And band saw to cut it snd bend it. You can then tig it together. Would be a good thought to make a template with measurements as I am sure this will come up again
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 07:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I made the solo tail light brackets from 3mm alloy ,the twin tail bracket could be made from alloy to ,but steel is maybe better workable for the diy.

Only the rimple piece in the twin tail bracket is something to think about.
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 07:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Maybe this person still has the twin tail bracket and wants to sell it or lent it to you!?
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/476 23/796665.html?1481507656
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S1owner
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Type of metal is up to Brad I can bend any of it he can tig all of it
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Bluzm2
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Damn Ken, wish I knew you had the break! Now I know! You probably told me but I forgot..

Jolly has one so I'll wait for his response. Ken, I like the idea of making a pattern. If I can do it on a CAD or create an accurate PDF we would be able to send it to anyone that needs it.
I think I'll do the first one out of steel. I'm thinking 16 - 18 gauge. As was mentioned in one of the threads, it's not so much to support the seat as to hold the license plate and blinkers.
This S1 has a eliminator on it already, I may have to work around that.
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Jolly
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm sure I have one in a box, be happy to loan it out for pattern, however, since I still have the twin tail set up I'm not looking to sell it.

I'm traveling for work so give a few days to get home and look for it.
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S1owner
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 06:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Brad
4' brake, plannishing hammer, english wheel, band saw, sanders, ssnd blaster, small lathe, small milling machine, and plenty more. And thats just the metal tools.
You are welcome to any of them when ever you want
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'd love to see some of the motorcycle parts you've made with the small lathe and milling machine. Those two are at the top of my list of things I need to get someday.
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S1owner
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just got the mill used it yesterday to cut a nice channel for wiring in my license plate bracket it worked sweet.
The lathe I turned a stem, and I turned bar mirror inserts down from 1" to 7/8 and made a few spacers. Not done alot on the lathe but I now have tooling so it will help. Purpony does most of my complex work!
English wheel and planishind hammer I have made a fender a couple cafe rear humps some curved windscreens etc.

As far as metal work I am a master installer of hand formed metal roofs and gutters. None of that machine made stuff All hand formed and soldered copper, steel, tin, and Aluminum.
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Harleyms
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

heh I need a single tail bracket, Have a twin tail and am planning to put the single pro seat I have to use but want to keep the original stuff

Mees if you care to share the template I'd be grateful for a copy!
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 07:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Next spring after tax time I'm hoping to use some of the money to pick up an early 90's gsxr for a streetfighter project, and once that's done I'd like to pick up an old Yamaha xs650 to pull apart and rebuild as something new. It'll definitely make life easier if I can pick up a mini mill and one of those 7x10 lathes for random parts. Someday after that's all done the S1 will get a turn for a rebuild.

That 4' bending brake would've been nice! I'm in the process of making some mounting brackets for a bed extender for the truck out of 1/8th stainless that needed bent to about 52, and it's definitely been making me work for it haha.
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 08:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Harley ,send me a pm with your address ,and I put it in a envelope and send it your way!

Josh ,there is always a project coming in between a next project that goes before the Buell project!
Before you know it's going to be a long term project!
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S1owner
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 09:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Josh
Sounds like you are following me

I am also building this 79 xs1100 with c4 ignition and an munit












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Bluzm2
Posted on Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Harelyms,
You don't need a bracket for the solo, just pull the twin tail bracket off and your set to go.

Jolly, I'll take you up on your offer. I'll get it back to you as soon as I get a good template made up.
There will certainly be other that need it in the future.
I'll PM you with my address and such.

Thanks tons!

Brad
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Knuckleduster271
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 08:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have a twin tail setup I'd be willing to trade for Solo tail parts
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"Harelyms,
You don't need a bracket for the solo, just pull the twin tail bracket off and your set to go."

Mine is a solo tail and I still have some kind of bracket mounted under there. You still need something to bolt the tail light and turn signals to.

Ken:

Looking good! My original thought was to make something small as a commuter. I used to have that speed triple, and between barely being able to use any of that monster of a motor, and reaching for the ground in all of the traffic/redlights, I was thinking it'd be nice to have something where I can just relax with both feet on the ground, and a motor that'll actually let me twist the throttle every now and then(plus the 650 just has such a great looking engine), so I think that bike will be a good start. I think chopping those things up irritates the XS purists the same way we hate seeing tubers get chopped up, but in my opinion, there are and will continue to be yamahas everywhere so I won't feel bad about taking a grinder to one and seeing what I can come up with.
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Knuckle ,did you get any luck with the template?
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Jolly
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 07:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Been on a few back to back trips, finally getting home today, I'll dig through boxes tonight.
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Knuckleduster271
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 09:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I got it brother, thanks a million.
I haven't made any progress with it yet, I have another project I'm buttoning up before I can get started on the Buell
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Bluzm2
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Up, you are correct. The S1 I'm working on has the fender eliminator. Forgot about the stock bit..
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Jolly
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Found the twin tail bracket, I'll get it packaged up and sent to you.
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Jolly
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Headed your way, let me know it gets there safely!

Good luck on the template, keep us posted.
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Jolly
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How's progress??
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