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04 pitbull to ridgeback build

Discussion in 'General' started by pauldeepsea, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. BWG56

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    That is one sweet looking wheel:old2:
     
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    Okay so I got the controls mounted and have a bit of a gap. I don’t remember having a gap like this on the pitbull.
    Thoughts or do you have any pics on your hand control fitment?
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    I am concerned with water getting into the boards


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    I'm pretty sure you did, but did you remove the powder coat from the area?
     
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    Yes as much as I could without it showing past the controls [​IMG]


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    Forgot to mention these are bars that came with the frame not sure what big dog they go to but the pull back allot further making them easier to reach


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    that is NOT how mine are. believe that little bit of p/c is keeping it from closing up.
     
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    I agree that the powder coat is the problem. I can't remember how much it adds in thickness, but the proof is in the fact that the hand control is all the way together on one end and gapping on the other.
     
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    Probably fix it by removing the hand control and observing exactly where the control makes contact with the bars and removing that tiny little bit more.
     
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    Btw I am really enjoying following this build of yours so thanks for sharing!
     
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    Markey Mark chromed his so it can be done.

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    Before powder coating which can be a problem.....try angling it differently meaning move the whole setup up and down. If it's not perfect it never fits right. I've seen that gap before and it was control board was too far up and needed to be angled down, which then brings the clutch lever up higher

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    I have tried that, I have some ideas. I am thinking about getting some carbon paper or chalk and wrapping it around the bars putting the controls on to see where it’s making contact and grind that area down
    More to follow


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    Well I got, I used black touch up paint on the insides of the controls and mounted them to the bars. I removed them and used my dremel to remove any powdercoat that had black around it. It created a nice outline. It closed the gap, not completely but I am comfortable with it.


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    Awesome! And they all thought I was wasting my time watching American Chopper but I was learning!
     
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    Build update:
    Docs esc shipped today.
    Motor is about two weeks out decided to rebuild both cylinders due to the parts already ordered. Probably only a few hundred miles on the motor but might as well do it a save on the labor.
    Should have the wiring harnesses and drive train installed within the next month. And per Doug will post photos of the build.
    Also just picked up this electronic torque wrench for Xmas [​IMG]


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    Started installing docs esc today. Really impressed with his setup.
    Engine should be back together this week. May have to slow down on the build due to no paycheck thanks to the government shutdown. Working for free this week... [​IMG][​IMG]


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    You don't like working for free? I'm sure it won't last long and you'll get the back pay anyways.

    ESC is a very nice unit well put together and nicely heat shrunk everywhere.

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    Esc mounted, so far going good. [​IMG]


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    ESC is definitely the best choice,:old2: it won't let you down. Looking good Paul.
     
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    Man this thing is so much easier than the wp install. I did manage to pull one of the jst pins out and will need to re chrimp a new pin. But the install is a breeze. Very impressed with the unit


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    Last one Tonight, trying to figure out where I am going next with the project [​IMG]


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