This thing I've been building.

Busa Swoop /
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I started this project about a year ago, and there is still tons to do to finish it up, but was motivated to start a build thread based on a few comments on the bike in another thread. There are tons of pictures (maybe too many). Let me know what you think if you're so inclined...I can say that the Swoops, MA, the community, rallies and seeing what everyone else builds is the only reason I was pushed to see this through. Y'all are tits.

What I started with.

For some reason I painted the frame before I knew what I was building.

Subframe designed in Illustrator

Early mockup in laser cut acrylic

Transferred to Rhino 3D for waterjetting

Welded up

Disc brake hub adapter planning

Done did

Early work on tail section. It's made from two-part foam covered with fiberglass mat, ultraglass and body filler

Fiberglass fender cast off of front tire

Seat starting to make sense. I just cut the "seat" out of the tail section and made a fiberglass mold of it, then cast out of softer two-part foam.

Prep

Mold done

Seat cast

Bead-blased cases

Jig for deck spacer

Spacer cur from aluminum with laser-cut gaskets

Clutch bell milled down to remove front clutches, steel adapter made to mount the bell straight to the crank.

Plumbing

Welding up exhaust

Clutch bell exploded first time it ran. Did a little damage

Test mule ready for Inverness

Build your own bike kit ready for paint and powder coat

Can't wait to get all the pieces back and put the bitch back together! There's still a bit of transmission work left to get takeoff and top speed just right, but working on that now.

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  This thing I've been building.Topic by: Busa Swoop Busa Swoop 02/25/13 04:58PM
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