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Posted by RCWorks | Jan 22, 2022 @ 02:52 AM | 2,991 Views
I finally got some of the key pieces to do the build...

Since it is a purpose built frame that included the steerer and head tube.

I am documenting the parts here in this thread to keep a record of what they are and where they came from.

The 1 inch steerer, 240mm length.

Head tube
1.375" O.D.,
0.095" Wall
1.185" I.D.

Headset. Any cheap 1 inch headset will do.
I found this offering for $3

Because I will use clip on handle bars I will cap the steerer with a threadless head set cap. Not required, just for looks...

I got a whole fork assembly for less than this but this is what you are after. My fork was $50 shipped.
I will be using 4130 1.25" O.D ,.125" walls inch tubing for the fork tubes. I don't know what the factory tubes are made of and how well it likes to be welded. Since I don't like losing a front wheel going down the road I will be using a steel that I know will weld well and not be risky down the road. I guess you could test your medical insurance by using the factory fork tubes...
The length of my forks is dictated by the radius of the wheel and tire.

Before I open the garage I need to go to the milling machine and cut a slot in the steerer for a "lock washer". This will be the first video. I need it done before the steerer is welded in.

Here is a picture of what you need from the virago forks because I know that ebay post will one day be gone.
Posted by RCWorks | Nov 20, 2021 @ 07:03 AM | 15,954 Views
If the police were making proper use of riot guns at riots it would never have been an issue.

There are a lot of rights in this country. You don't have the right to destroy someone else's property or to steal their stuff.

I believe you have the right to defend your self and your property. If you get hurt committing a crime you should not be able to sue your victim.
Posted by RCWorks | Nov 10, 2021 @ 08:29 AM | 9,824 Views
I started ordering the parts on Friday...

The hub motor is in a 26 x 3.25 inch wheel. (It's here already!)
A digital amp/volt meter 100V/100A with shunt. (Here as well)

Roads here are brutal on bicycle tires, certainly on my 700Cx20mm tires... Sooooo
I am using 4 inch tire and at Tuff liner on the front(Hub motor)
The back wheel from a Kawasaki 1300 with motorcycle tire on the rear.

I like a little comfort these days so I got rear shocks and spring from a Honda CB750. Yes I will be building a swingarm.

The front fork is still in design as I look at triplates for motorcycles on ebay for something that will build up easy and be strong enough since the wheel will drag the bike around by the fork.

I ordered a 52v 14Sx30ah battery.

.I get a message that he is out of stock but upgraded me to a 48v 13S 35ah battery. I'm not sure is that's really an upgrade or not.

Hey friend
Thank you very much for your trust and support
When we just delivered the goods for you, our warehouse told us that the product was out of stock. So we will upgrade you to 13S 48V 35AH LI-LON battery for you, the tracking number is , and the carrier is fedex.
If you have other questions, you can contact us at any time.
Looking forward to your reply
best wishes
It will work about the same.
Posted by RCWorks | Oct 14, 2021 @ 03:50 PM | 34,140 Views
We got hit on Sunday and 2 more came to town on Tuesday.


Storm Damage in Anadarko Oklahoma (1 min 33 sec)

Before it was over there were 1900 houses without power. We lost power when it first hit on Sunday, we got power back on Tuesday.

Anadarko power outage (1 min 40 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by RCWorks | Sep 26, 2021 @ 03:57 PM | 27,780 Views
For 6 years or so I have produced a tachometer for the X2/Harbor freight mini mill.

This year the prices for the parts has really gone up. So much that I think the product is a goner.

I made them for something to do since I'm home bound and it's better than watching TV. They were not a "hot" seller but they did keep me in cutting tools and metal for my own projects.

I will make 10 new kits at the price that keeps my cut the same.(No raise for the debt slave.) If they still sell at the same pace I will continue to make them, if not I'll just figure the powers that be said it's time to quit.

Sad as it seems days of TV watching may be in my future.
Posted by RCWorks | Sep 23, 2021 @ 01:29 PM | 22,932 Views
Joe can't quit with the weird stuff put to music.

Joe.I.Am's (aka Joe Biden) Town Hall REMIX (My Butt's Been Wiped) - The Remix Bros (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by RCWorks | Sep 22, 2021 @ 10:05 AM | 22,820 Views
Dogs have been owned and through genetics/breeding you have the 100s of breeds we have today...

The cat? Not so much. Relatively a new comer to indoor living, it's more of an arrangement. You hangout and kill of the rodents and I will give you a place to stay and food. Other than that with the exception of a few breeds they are the mammal version of a shark.

It wasn't all that long ago if you were found the be the keeper of a cat they would build a fire in your honor and roast YOU for being a witch.

A feral cat and I'm talking house cat size could tear you up bad if it had a mind to.

I was in the yard with my morning coffee, my cat likes to sit with me and it hit me, I'm harboring a midget mountain lion...

Top is my cat Goose, the bottom is a picture of Messi, a mountain lion living as a house cat. I hate to say it but Messi is the more domesticated cat.
Posted by RCWorks | Sep 02, 2021 @ 10:49 PM | 30,643 Views
Just got this, it's not that big a deal but it lets me know I'm doing well.
Posted by RCWorks | Aug 31, 2021 @ 11:10 AM | 23,531 Views
It was an update for a 9 by 19 foot router table.

It was running on an old LPTR port machine. I have updated the motion controller to run off the USB port of a late model laptop running Mach3 and using the RS-485 port to run the spindle.

I take these fail or stalled machines in to keep myself current on the new stuff. Also this last project will fuel a new video series for a first time builder up coming.

I still have to make the control and output panels as well as a set of doors for the case it came in, then test it with all the steppers and spindle motor befor crating it up to ship.

The video series I do will cover the hardware as well as Mach3 installation and configuring. Mac3's documentation left a lot to be desired. I see why so many have problems with it.
Posted by RCWorks | Jun 19, 2021 @ 11:56 PM | 41,810 Views
I started my jointer project. It was a mess this picture was taken after taking a coarse sharpening stone to the top for a good hour. It had a layer of rust on it that was beginning to pit the surface.

I could have opted to build a fixture and have the in and ot feed tables ground but I don't think it was worth the time and expense.

I ordered new knives and bearings for it.

Someone had been in it for bearings some time in it's past and was a bit brutal to it with a hammer. It had a couple of hickies on the cutter head from the attack.

The shaft was galled up a bit as well. Some file work restored it to functionality.