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new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by deadgrass. » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:08 pm

and so the process begins,
chop and change the component parts,
de-grease, wash,dry in front of fire[while our lass is out],ready to take the tack welded part to the fabrication shop,
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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by mt bandit » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:43 pm

have you converted that to leccy start Dave
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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by hounddog » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:44 pm

look forward to following progress on this one - little bit of work still to do I see ;)
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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by deadgrass. » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:01 am

mt bandit wrote:have you converted that to leccy start Dave
Yes mick gona use the 604 out of the bike with the dakar front.

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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by deadgrass. » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Got the frame back earlier so just had an hour in the shed mocking things up,

a few photos,

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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by Mr Shiney » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:35 pm

Whats the aluminium box for?

Are you going to shorten the frame rear?
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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by mt bandit » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:50 pm

well done Dave,
Glad to see you did the two bolt conversion rather than the single,
have you modded the rear frame for the battery or are you gona get that shorai in
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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by deadgrass. » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:55 pm

Mr Shiney wrote:Whats the aluminium box for?

Are you going to shorten the frame rear?
box is for electrics,
lith batt,solenoid,trips,not gonna have side panels [ive ground of all brackets].
want it to look minimalist [just ground off main stand stop and chain guard brackets also]

yes thought about shortening rear of frame [still undecided as it gives me somewhere to put some throw over luggage to wild camp],
how much did you reduce yours?

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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by deadgrass. » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:58 pm

mt bandit wrote:well done Dave,
Glad to see you did the two bolt conversion rather than the single,
have you modded the rear frame for the battery or are you gona get that shorai in
yep Mick made the box thing large enough for the shorai [it doesn't look it but there is a hollow in the seat above],

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Re: new Armstrong greenlaner

Post by Mr Shiney » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:21 pm

deadgrass. wrote:
Mr Shiney wrote:Whats the aluminium box for?

Are you going to shorten the frame rear?
box is for electrics,
lith batt,solenoid,trips,not gonna have side panels [ive ground of all brackets].
want it to look minimalist [just ground off main stand stop and chain guard brackets also]

yes thought about shortening rear of frame [still undecided as it gives me somewhere to put some throw over luggage to wild camp],
how much did you reduce yours?

Dave.
Cunning idea for the electrics, what about the airbox? I ground all the main stand stops off on mine and put a 500 style side stand stop but forgot to do the chain guard ones.

I cut 4" off the back of mine. It brings the number plate in so it ends at the back wheel and makes the bike proportions look better as well getting rid off all the empty space behind the seat. I machined up a couple of plugs that go into the frame after its cut to join the two sections together as an interference fit with 4 holes drilled through the frame in the plugs. I then plug welded them and seam welded round the join (with a root gap) onto the plug as well and then ground back to make it invisible. I also drilled the plugs through so that it did not create a sealed space in the loop at the rear.

I can still use throw over saddle bags no problem.
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