International The Red Rocket- 1985 XR build

International class: The Red Rocket 1985 XR build

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#83
Great work going on here !

Did you perform the bend of the aluminum by hand, so to speak ?

Do those quick grips have like a ratcheting ability, that allowed you to slowly apply equal force on both sides?
 

drheilman

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#84
Great work going on here !

Did you perform the bend of the aluminum by hand, so to speak ?

Do those quick grips have like a ratcheting ability, that allowed you to slowly apply equal force on both sides?
Yup, did it by hand. The Quick clamps held it in position while the real work was done by cranking on the C-clamps.
 

drheilman

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#90
The 35 year old stock handle bars had seen better days. Instead of trying to fix them I pulled an old pair of Renthals off of a dead bike. I gave them the old wire wheel and clear coat treatment. Reworked the throttle added a set of risers, grips, kill switch, pad, and even painted an old clutch lever for the brakes. IMG_20200522_145714.jpg IMG_20200523_132255.jpg IMG_20200523_132255.jpg IMG_20200523_132310.jpg
 

drheilman

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#92
Well, we have a week left so I better finish the engine. Im taking one of my OLD kart motors and De-Tuning it(smaller camshaft,carb). IMG_20200524_125211.jpg IMG_20200524_125224.jpg Put a little of my fovorite wrinkle finish black on the fanshroud. We will see how it turns out.
 

drheilman

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#93
Due to how the chain lined up with the rear sprocket, I had to slightly modify my brand new engine mounting plate. I drilled and tapped a couple of 1/4-20 holes since the 2 orignal bolt holes were out of their slots. I was able to just squeez them in there. IMG_20200523_123553.jpg IMG_20200523_122333.jpg
 

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