Friday, May 25, 2012

old rearsets recycled

The old rearsets that came of my SS50 motorcycle are not wasted, they have been recycled on the SS50 racer project. Makes it more of a complete bike real quickly.
Anyone interested in a SAM racebike project? I have so much projects I might never finish this one, so it is for sale.

Rearsets for the SS50

Okay, it took a while, but finaly some pictures. The brake pedal, with just enough room to have the kickstarter underneath, theoretically it is possible to start the engine, although with the high compression it is difficult. Need to find me some different kickstarter pedal some day.
Shifter pedal, will need to build something for this, I can't get enough angle underneath the footpeg, so I will probably make something more like a CR93 shifter.
The way it looks now:
I didn't feel like making another bracket for my low exhaust, so I put this thing on, that I once bought for the header, but didn't use. Kind of like the scrambler look so I'm thinking of putting on normal handle bars. Or just keep going with the cafe-racer look and fit a long tank and bumstop seat......I don't know yet. For now, the motor is out again, I made a mistake on the 4speed close ratio gearbox, and it is too close for street use, so I will probably put a "normal" 4 speed in this motor. Or maybe even a 5speed, as I think I've figured out what is wrong with the 5speed design.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SS50 rear sets sneak preview

Yesterday I did a lot of work on my new rear sets for the SS50, they're almost done now. Here is a picture of one of the brackets that will hold the CB72 footpegs.
The splined surface that the pegs will mount to is actually a BMW /6 passenger peg mount. After this ofcourse came some modelling with the grinder, rounding the edges and so on. the brackets have since been primed, painted and mounted. A pair of old CB72 pegs have been bent back into shape, blasted and painted. Might have them zinc plated some day, but for now I want to ride. Rebuilt the brakecable to fit these pegs, made a bracket for the brakelightswitch and built a custom shifter-rod. Shifter pedal will need a replacement some day as it was totaly mangled, but for now I can get into gear. Today I hope to finish everything and take it for a testride.