Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I wanted to keep most of the original cradle but, the engine wont sit low enough and be removable for maintainence. Also needed to line up the output sproket to clear the swingarm. Been working my day job hard, so progress has been slower than I prefer. I killed a bunch of time trying to mount my tubing bender to my garage floor. The 10 dollar diamond tip concrete bit was toast after about an inch and a half of work. Did it slow and tried to keep it cool, but it didnt live up to its name. Ive got a few railroad ties buried in the back yard that should stay put. Ill just have to mount the bender and use it outside till I build a heavy-ass workbench that mounts to the wall. I drew up 10,000 sketches for the lower cradle. Madness. I have dreams about engine mounts and triangulation. Speaking of triangles, I found some useful stuff. TonyFoaleDesigns.