My R4

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Re: My R4

Post by Variablevalves suck » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:03 pm

Looking nice,
What's the headlight off?

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Re: My R4

Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:34 pm

See the second post. They are 90mm Hella.
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Re: My R4

Post by LiteTekBlair » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:31 pm

Long time no post.
Finally sorted out a design I like to mount the headlights. This is just a mock up. I will make some Ti panel washers etc for the final assembly.
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Re: My R4

Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:33 am

Another long time since posting. I bought a lathe and used that to make the bits and pieces from titanium to assemble the headlight bracket.
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and the assembly looks like this. The screws are supposed to be low head cap screws (they will fit flush) but I am waiting for those to arrive. The complete assembly without lights and adjustment screws weighs 270 grams, and with lights 1217. The standard 3TJ1 headlight weighs 1660 grams.
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Re: My R4

Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:41 am

Onto the next task, make a new titanium steering stem. The one I had made was not accurate enough and is now scrapped. Hence the need to buy my own lathe.
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I finished it to less than 10 microns, way better than was hoping for.
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Re: My R4

Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:48 am

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No, no, not Sharkenstein, Clampenstein!
Santa didn't bring me a CNC milling machine so have to do things the hard way.
Start with an R1 top clamp and bone saw,
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make jig
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perform clampectomy,
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and close wounds.
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Now a bit of tidying up and will be ready for paint. My Thai buddy let me attack his Hass VF7 VMC but I was ill prepared, so boring the front wheel to take the R1 bearings is not yet done and that is holding up the front end now. I have to work on the workholding for the wheel. We came up with a new plan but I am still worried about chatter.
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Re: My R4

Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:52 am

After a Millennium:
Took a while to get the thread sorted but I just chased it with a threading die for the final pass. I finished the bearing journals on this stem to +/- 0.005mm. That is the machined finish, no polishing. I am glad that I bought the lathe and did it myself. Have not been able to get the wheel finished yet and nothing I can do about that. Can't ask my friend to stop making money on his machine just so I can use it. Next pic will be of the forks mounted into the frame.
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