Nice work Frank. You mechanical/fabrication skills are way above my pay grade!Here is a partially made light bracket that needs to be drilled and tapped into the seat but I needed to make the 007 license plate flipper motor bracket under the seat before making the light bracket mounting holes into the seat pan. This license plate bracket is made from square tube and has a hole through it to allow the license plate motor slip into it and allow a solid surface for the single bolt it has. Once again not really made for my bike and I had to adapt. These will also be powder coated black. I had to lower the license plate by using the talled square tube as it needed to clear the LED lights and not block the light emitting out of them. I will probably sneak in a white license plate centered there as well. The picture was flipped to show what it would look like if you were peeking underneath the seat from behind.
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The spikes are cool! My left alignment washer is Black and I needed to dot it with a white sharpie to be able to see the detent markings to get the tire square as I couldn't see it very well. Looking great so far Frank. Keep the updates coming.I bought spikes that I wanted to fit onto the bike. Some older Scout Bobbers had a solid axle I think or different ones at some point. These spikes were well made but poorly designed IMO but they are not made for Indians. These were Harley once again. On my bike I have a axle bolt head of like 3/4" but it is really shallow, and the nut is a fuji nut that is over 1". So these spikes did not fit. I took a 1/4" steel rod and threaded the ends to 1/4-20 with a die. Then I cut a 1" round of aluminum about 3/4" for each side and tapped a 1/40-20 thread into them centered. I am awaiting nylon grommets I will make to fit inside the axle on both sides to keep the 2 metals from being in contact and to keep things centered. I still need to mill the inside of one spike a bit to accommodate the fuji nut. I will also tap 2 more set screws in the spikes for added security as well as on each of the 1" aluminum round disks to allow them to lock onto the threaded rod I made.
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Here are the spikes being held together on the axle. The Square alignment washers will be powder coated black as well as the set screws turned black.
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I wish I had a mill & a lathe as I would be better. Right now I am working like a cave-man. Powder coating will hide my not so perfect things well. Anyone can do what I am doing. All I did was think it up and apply logic, buy the items I needed, and used some of the tools I already had. I cut a lot of the aluminum with a hand saw, drilled holes by eye, and sanded by hand. Mistakes happen but then you get better and more efficient. It just takes patience, time, and dedication to doing something with your own hands.Nice work Frank. You mechanical/fabrication skills are way above my pay grade!