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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2009, 08:26:49 pm »
bad camera phone dark garage pictures, tomorrow I will get the real camera and get some pics in daylight. Polished for now, I will possibly real of fake spray annodize once I am sure I am happy w/ design and performance.
 
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2009, 08:29:27 pm »
looks good!
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2009, 08:31:46 am »
It's a beautiful part and that's even more true by all of the hand Fabricating!

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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2009, 09:23:54 am »
looks like you put that coder pin to use.
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2009, 09:54:31 am »
looks like you put that coder pin to use.

I tried to put it through my labret  piercing, but it just kept getting caught on my teeth. Axle is a good a place as any for it I guess. Thanx again.

Here are some daylight *bling* shots
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2009, 09:58:42 am »
Full bike as she sits this morning...
I am loving the feel of the superbike bars, but it definitely made the bike look a lot less NASTY. I like NASTY, but NASTY hurt my wrists and hands too much on longer rides.
 
Any opinions on the bars or how to finish the brake arm?????
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2009, 10:02:00 am »
red anodized to match the covers, and shine up the holes so you see 'em.
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2009, 01:33:54 pm »
red anodized to match the covers, and shine up the holes so you see 'em.

that or do the bar like the tank and anodize the holes....
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2009, 01:36:20 pm »
red anodized to match the covers, and shine up the holes so you see 'em.

that or do the bar like the tank and anodize the holes....
oooohhhhh.....
interesting.
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2009, 04:59:07 pm »
The red on your covers is a red anodize-look spray finish, yes?  If so, your rear springs could use a touch of color, spray them up!

I vote red with polished holes on the brake arm.  Do the little hanger strap for the exhaust the same way maybe?

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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2009, 09:26:54 pm »
The red on your covers is a red anodize-look spray finish, yes?  If so, your rear springs could use a touch of color, spray them up!

I vote red with polished holes on the brake arm.  Do the little hanger strap for the exhaust the same way maybe?

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+1 to that.  I think a bit more red toward the rear of the bike will balance your scheme nicely.
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2009, 09:51:08 pm »
Full bike as she sits this morning...
I am loving the feel of the superbike bars, but it definitely made the bike look a lot less NASTY. I like NASTY, but NASTY hurt my wrists and hands too much on longer rides.
 
Any opinions on the bars or how to finish the brake arm?????

Woa, How'd you finish the engine covers? That looks real close to the color red I'm gassing for on my '76 CB550. Damn first post after being on this site reading for everyday for the past month ;D

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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2009, 11:16:01 am »
the side covers are done with DupliColor MetalCast red, a fake annodize type transparent coating
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2009, 11:35:01 am »
I got here and read a bit - http://www.caswellplating.com/vht/duplicolor_metalcast.html

It said to scuff.  eh?

Thanks to you, I got my eye on blue.  ;D ;D

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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2009, 03:09:11 pm »
I scotchbrited the chrome before applying, but I have used it straight over chrome or clean alloy with similar results. It scratches like any paint, but unlike real annodizing you can strip it easily and cleanly w/ aircraft stripper
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2009, 09:32:54 pm »
Aight, after i get my 550 running I'm gonna def snag some of that paint to touch up some things till I can afford a powder coater.

Also how's the anchor arm holding up so far?

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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2009, 01:59:25 pm »
solid. no problems with it, it is overbuilt if anything
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2009, 09:21:14 pm »
i took mine off, it was too much, and looked a bit cheesy.  gonna make one with 2 small, 1 big, 2 small, 1 big hole to go with the pattern i did on the rest of the bike.

love the way yours came out!
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Re: Building a custom rear drum brake anchor arm
« Reply #68 on: September 25, 2011, 04:01:05 pm »
That bar, will bend like butter, there is no stiffening rib in it.

sometimes  or often parts are made of selected material.. they could look the same but one may have 50 % more tensile strength..

The brake reaction bar is under tension not compression.
It should NOT be mounted so it is compression, like you see some people do. That is not safe.
I don't care that so and so did it, and I don' care that it worked. It is still supposed to be in tension NOT compression.