1. Having trouble logging in? Try closing your browser and re-opening it. If that doesn't work, try a different browser or device. The site will be updated soon to resolve these browser issues.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

Mannulus Mechanica (build thread)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RustiePyles, Oct 28, 2020.

Tags:
  1. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thats actually how I've taught guys how to TIG in the past is to start with with silicon bronze filler at a lower amperage in order to get the motions down and get used to holding the torch and feeding filler.
     
  2. TJZ662

    TJZ662 XS650 Addict

    That’s interesting, I can definitely see the benefits of everything being slowed down. I learned on aluminum coming from a stick only background, so I had to learn to feed filler very quickly. Definitely the trickiest part for me.
     
    Mikey likes this.
  3. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    :eek:Learning to TIG on aluminum seems like it would be like learning to drive in an F1 car. I guess that would promote the building of speed quicker though.
     
    Mikey and Mailman like this.
  4. TJZ662

    TJZ662 XS650 Addict

    Ohh yeah you’ll be burning your glove off if you’re not feeding fast enough
     
    RustiePyles and Mikey like this.
  5. Jan_P

    Jan_P XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    1,038
    1,441
    163
    Sweden
    Rear light ideas
    If not the Cadillac cone is suitable you in the US have a lot of other very nice styled Car rearlights
    from the 50 ies into the early mid eighties We cant go to a salvage here find those
    Fex 63 Chevy or there about should be small enough . And there are large ones
    more striking
    I have always liked the Ford Galaxie rear round but it is to large here
    Plymoth cuda 72 73 74 has round ones.
    One could on some build have a running light standing turned 90 degrees.
    Some holder a man like you can manufacture that would look strikingly pretty.
    OK it is a matter of style and taste ..
     
    Jim likes this.
  6. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I ended up with a Bates (LED) light mounted on a skeletonized aluminum Maund Speed plate mount.
    CF64700E-1F10-4F3B-A469-185623E82F09.jpeg 77CE7D32-9995-4215-AE17-CF0B1F6A2658.jpeg
     
    Raymond, Mailman and Jim like this.
  7. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Finished drilling my rotor.
    3B1A8E9F-E0DA-435A-AF93-8B6403284EA8.jpeg F34BA68C-04E6-41A4-B89A-E4418CC67F1C.jpeg F91BB2E2-0CBE-4510-B07C-6EB99190D409.jpeg
     
    Adamc, Raymond and Jim like this.
  8. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Started tearing my front caliper down.
    24D367DB-E47D-43C6-8AEA-08C56291F9A9.jpeg F427402A-115C-4660-8F8D-ECBF63FEFBCC.jpeg
     
    Adamc, Mailman and Jim like this.
  9. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'd add more holes. If the holes don't cover the entire swept area of the disk, you could see uneven pad wear.
    'sides.... makes it lighter. :sneaky:
     
    Adamc and Raymond like this.
  10. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Seeing it done, I kinda thought the same thing. I think I may chuck it up and add some more holes.
     
    Adamc, Raymond and Jim like this.
  11. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Maybe a 3/2 arrangement?
    Pardon my sloppy editing... :rolleyes:


    Untitled.png
     
    RustiePyles, Adamc and Raymond like this.
  12. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    21,922
    15,470
    813
    If the holes don't cover the entire swept area, you won't be scraping the entire pad clean.
     
    RustiePyles, Adamc and Raymond like this.
  13. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah, I think that’s exactly what I’m going to have to do.
     
    Jim and Adamc like this.
  14. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Got the caliper apart, it fought me but I prevailed. Used a heat gun and some low air pressure with a C-clamp loose to keep the piston from becoming a projectile. Took several heat cycles but it came out. I also soaked it in PB Blaster, then left it the parts washer overnight.
    15D4E2B4-2A25-4EC8-9002-6199C17FA0D4.jpeg B64BBD79-B230-4018-9BA8-797857B26BC3.jpeg CF1FA95B-679F-47E8-AF12-F1BE03A09206.jpeg 16133857-821B-4A95-B9FB-A6AC16AA669C.jpeg
     
    Mailman, Jim and Adamc like this.
  15. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Started stripping all the black paint off the caliper and caliper stay.
    509B8711-3E58-4FF2-8022-9C7CB88B303C.jpeg BD9C6E0B-24BF-4598-8822-411A34C7AA2A.jpeg 90BFE54F-D637-400D-9F08-133C31205C07.jpeg
     
    Mailman, Jan_P, Jim and 1 other person like this.
  16. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    c-clamp is a good idea! First time I used air to pop a piston out of a caliper I was not prepared for the reality of the situation haha. Sounded like a gun shot, launched it off the side of my barn and about 30 feet into a sandy brushed filled area. About 3 days later I finally found it by pure luck. Already had a replacement on order haha.
     
    GLJ, Jim and Adamc like this.
  17. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I may or may not have shot a few across the room. :whistle:
     
    GLJ, Adamc and Jim like this.
  18. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    By no means done, but at least I have front brakes for getting this thing on and off the “lift”
    B244B1C2-E5D6-443B-A547-BDC7A08A9B7A.jpeg
     
    Mailman, Adamc and Jim like this.
  19. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Got my 3D printed gaiter bushings.
    5B10D343-F43A-485B-B6C0-EBDC104CDA5C.jpeg 70DD5C24-DA47-4FC0-BC15-A4C68A25F327.jpeg 0FD935EA-1401-40D8-AA7F-A83BDACBDB2B.jpeg
     
    Mailman, TJZ662, Adamc and 1 other person like this.
  20. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Who did your printing?
     
    Mailman and Adamc like this.

Share This Page