|Two things about the frame of Cadbike 13 that I was not happy
with were the fixed rear axle and the flimsy sissybar mounts.
Aad suggested making adjusters with teeth and I thought that was
a great idea, so I made the CAD drawings and while they were being
CNC machined I made some new sissybar mounts. Oh and I got a new
tank for now, later we will probably make a custom one-off tank
but for now I want to get this bike on the road.
|I machined a steel bar and some endpieces that allowed me to
fixate the current rear axle position. Aad welded the frame to
a big steel plate which was also connected to this steel bar.
Now we could replace the fixed axle mounts with the new adjustable
|First Aad used the angle grinder to remove one axle mount, the
adjustable repacement was then bolted on to the steel bar and
welded, then we did the other side.
|Finally Aad welded on the sissybar mounts and I took the frame
back to my own barn for the next step. I modified a stainless
allen screw for where the wiring will come out of the neck, and
am planning on removing all the powdercoating soon....