I got sidetracked again.
I painted the frame and it came out alright.
I kept thinking about the raw steel and the shiny golden braze and got tired of
unhappily staring at the curing paint so I restripped it.
I already started to rust sections and will be converting the rust to iron phosphate to give it a blacker color.
I sprayed clear coat on the seat section to see what it looks like and It looks really cool all glossed up.
I am going to polish the braze and maybe the original welds and give the reinforcement tubing, side rails and tank sides a bright brushed finish and clear coat the whole frame.
I added reinforcements to the swingarm.
Notching by hand is pretty frustrating. The bent tubing piece took so long to get both sides good enough for welding.
Still have to clean up the welds.
(I keep forgetting to practice beforehand)
I got one fork tube ready for shortening but the non disc side is giving me trouble.
The disc side broke loose with an impact while compressing the fork upside down. The other one I need to have some extra hands so I can compress the fork more while trying to spin off that bolt
I have two of these av10 front disc wheels and I cannot find a rear so I am going to see if I could use one as a rear.
If I can get good alignment with the disc as a stand in for a sprocket it is just a matter of getting a sprocket made to fit the bolt pattern and center hole size.
Rebelgears can make me a giant one for around 60$ out of 7075.
For rear brakes I am stuck.front disc only? Magura hydraulic rim brake on the rear would probably be sufficient. Maybe? Figure out a way to mount a disc on the other side?
There's a cap of sorts pressed(?) into the wheel. Its too thin to bolt directly to but if I get it off I could make an insert like the idler pulley front disc solutions and mount a caliper on a spacer.