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PostPosted: May 15, 2020, 5:26 pm 
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Morgan Suspension Build, Part 6
This is the final post on front suspension for now, I made and welded new top wishbones. I also changed the upper and lower ball joint. all for better strength and more clearance. I opted for a weld in threaded fitting in the top A-arms. Just waiting on one upper ball joint.

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PostPosted: May 16, 2020, 12:00 am 
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Hi Spike, looking good.
Just looking at one pic, you are going to shorten the steering rack, correct?
You will want an intersecting line though the UCA inner pivot, inner TRE, and LCA inner pivot.
Your rack height looks good, outer steering rods are parallel to the LCA.

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PostPosted: May 16, 2020, 3:25 pm 
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horchoha wrote:
Hi Spike, looking good.
Just looking at one pic, you are going to shorten the steering rack, correct?
You will want an intersecting line though the UCA inner pivot, inner TRE, and LCA inner pivot.
Your rack height looks good, outer steering rods are parallel to the LCA.


Thanks, yes I will be shortening the rack. I plan on mounting the drive train, then I will focus on steering.

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PostPosted: May 21, 2020, 9:04 pm 
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Donor Bike is Coming Home
My Donor bike has been in the next town over since before the lock down. This week it was given a full physical at my friends garage, fluids changed and checked, filter changed, electrical checked, all mechanical functions checked. Tomorrow I can bring it home. Then document the full tear down, photos and labeling every connection. This virus stuff has put a kink in my time schedule, it's time to play catch up.

It is almost a shame to tear it apart, but with under 20k miles on it, I am comfortable using it.

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PostPosted: May 21, 2020, 11:08 pm 
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bulldogge wrote:
It is almost a shame to tear it apart

Yeah I hear you Spike, bike looks pretty good.
Reminds me of a guy back home when I was a kid. Goes to the dealership and buys a brand new 1/2 ton farm truck. Goes to pick it up, pulls a hammer out of his old ride, walks up to the new truck and gives the fender a whack. The salesman is aghast, old guy says " Hey the first dent is always the worst, now that that's outta the way I can enjoy my truck".

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PostPosted: May 21, 2020, 11:19 pm 
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horchoha wrote:
bulldogge wrote:
It is almost a shame to tear it apart

Yeah I hear you Spike, bike looks pretty good.
Reminds me of a guy back home when I was a kid. Goes to the dealership and buys a brand new 1/2 ton farm truck. Goes to pick it up, pulls a hammer out of his old ride, walks up to the new truck and gives the fender a whack. The salesman is aghast, old guy says " Hey the first dent is always the worst, now that that's outta the way I can enjoy my truck".


I did say "It is almost a shame" When you think of all the time, money, and effort you put into your build, A good foundation is very important.

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PostPosted: May 22, 2020, 6:40 pm 
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It's home


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PostPosted: May 23, 2020, 8:34 pm 
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REVERSE GEARBOX AND DRIVESHAFTS ARE HERE....:D
Today i got a box from Triking in Great Britain. A friend had given me the designs to build my own, But for my first build, and it being such a crucial part, I opted for a commercial built model. And with it being right between me and my passenger, I think I made the right choice.

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