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My kids said they would have told me that too, if only I had asked.
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OK Here we are 11/11/11 Armistice Day.

How many of you remember that?

Any way back to business.

I started yesterday by grinding the 2" plate rear shock mounts and tacking them to the rectangle stock that I had turned down to fit into the tubing.



Again spending a lot of time thinking about the way the rear wheel mounts and how it looks.

Everything needs to be triangulated to support the frame when the force of the wheel pushes it up.

I managed to bend two pieces of tubing to about the same angle to fit between the shock mounts and the lower frame.

I am trying this time to fit as much as I can before welding any of it together.

I then cut a 2" piece of flat stock and ground it to fit in between the lower down tubes of the frame.



I tacked the flat stock to the frame, this allows me to cut off the tubing I bent that attaches to the shock mounts.

I have now cut off the tubing and started grinding the angle so they fit right.



They are not done yet, but this will give you an idea of what I am thinking of.

I now have to figure out how to keep the tubing in a straight line when I tack it together.

I may have to make some sort of clamp on piece so that I know it's straight.

This thinking hurts sometime, I know "even though I want to see the finished project" "patience Grasshopper patience"

To my Brothers & Sisters out there, ENJOY THE DAY, it's great to be alive.

Yesterday, after 43 years, they brought home the remains of another Brother from Hilton NY where I live.

Sgt. David Lemcke RIP

Being a Vietnam Vet I think I may take the day off again, my newest gift from the service is Neuropathy in my hands and feet and the pills don't help.



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Please bear with me.

I did put in 4 hours on Friday, then another 4 hours on Saturday I was working on forming the shock mounts before I weld them on for good.

It is just a matter of welding and grinding to get them to look right.

Saturday I finally got New medications to help with this Neuropathy, I started taking them Saturday afternoon.

They are making me a little light headed and spacy.

I am hoping this is just a short lived thing and everything will return to normal shortly.

I am staying out of the garage until I feel right again.





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Just take your time. No deadlines here. I am building a electric banjo. A new design than I have not made in the past. When I'm in a mood I will let it sit until I am comfortable to go forward again.

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Yeah, take it easy. Def. don't want to be light headed while welding. New design looks good. Later.
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The word for the day is Goniometer.

I have purchased one, and it's digital.

I never knew they existed before, I can't wait to try it.

What is it you ask well basically it's a protractor with arm extensions so you can tell what angle 2 tubes come together at.



I hope to put this to use along with my magnetic base "inclinometer" base angle & pitch finder protractor.

I should be back in the shop Friday 11/25/2011.

Everyone have a great Thanksgiving.

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1981 GL1100I Sold her..so sad!
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1979 GL1000 parting out PM if you\'re looking for something
1975 sold
1978 sold
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1983 A sold
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With all due respect:

I am always open to criticism or suggestion and maybe I am missing the point, but I am 65 and have been totally responsible for everything I have done in my life.



Since 1963 when I started riding I have built 3 Choppers (first one in 1972, was a 1956 Harley Panhead) and numerous other stock bikes in order to be able to touch the ground on them.

I have never been "on the Ground" and don't plan on it any time in the future, But then I am not a show off when it comes to riding. I obey the law and pay attention to what others are doing around me.



I never would recommend to anyone that they do what I am doing without knowing their abilities.

If you have some sort of expertise on the subject of chopping a Goldwing and you think I am going in the wrong direction please tell me, otherwise I guess I am still missing the point.



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1980 GL1100 Naked and Low
(1) 1975 GL1000 (being lowered)
(5) 1975 - 79 GL1000 Parts bikes

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It wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

"You can also follow me on my blog Zimco\'s Garage"


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