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Fix
02-14-2011, 09:14 PM
Anyone have a pipe bender? I need to get a rear hoop bent up. The big question is, I don't know if the bend is possible.


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Please excuse my lack of artistic talent.

fatmanracing
02-14-2011, 09:35 PM
some dimensions and tube size would be very helpful...

Fix
02-14-2011, 09:42 PM
I'll try and get some measurements.

Fix
02-14-2011, 10:44 PM
It's 25mm OD pipe, whole hoop is about 140mm long. 235mm wide. Here's some shots of what I'm doing.

http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/It%27s%2025mm%20OD%20pipe,%20whole%20hoop%20is%20a bout%20140mm%20long.%20235mm%20wide.%20%20Here%27s %20some%20shots%20of%20what%20I%27m%20doing.http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x120/Carbonbased_photo/XS11%20stuff/IMG_0028.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x120/Carbonbased_photo/XS11%20stuff/IMG_0029.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x120/Carbonbased_photo/XS11%20stuff/IMG_0031.jpg

The idea is to have a loop that follows the seat, over the fender.

Mudpuppy
02-15-2011, 04:50 PM
it's possible if you have the right die

Fix
02-16-2011, 09:03 AM
it's possible if you have the right die

Cool, now I just need to find someone with a bender and the right die.

wormdjd
02-23-2011, 05:38 PM
If you can't find someone to custom bend one, you can get them for some bikes pre-bent from shops that specialize in cafe bikes. Try Dime City Cycles or a similar shop. Looks like a cool project.

RedneckMedic
02-23-2011, 10:53 PM
contact choppsmitty not sure where your located but im sure he could do it...or maybe even junkyard can if your on this side of the mit

Fix
02-24-2011, 08:35 AM
I'm in Lake Orion. I'm talking to Junkyardjon about the possibility of chopping my bike a bit. That's gonna come down to funds, of course. It's not jsut the cost of the work, but also a new tank solution.

junkyardjon
02-25-2011, 06:09 PM
1 inch tubing.. i can't bend the bends you want. too many angles and it would be a mofo for me, just being honest. it'll have to be a couple pieces, i don't know anybody with a bender that can get it in one shot. maybe a torch and something to bend it over but it might smash the tubing.

is it to tie the frame together or just for looks? if it's for looks, i might have an idea that'll work lol

Gas Man
02-25-2011, 07:39 PM
I would think a torch and some bending would do the trick...

Fix
02-25-2011, 09:46 PM
1 inch tubing.. i can't bend the bends you want. too many angles and it would be a mofo for me, just being honest. it'll have to be a couple pieces, i don't know anybody with a bender that can get it in one shot. maybe a torch and something to bend it over but it might smash the tubing.

is it to tie the frame together or just for looks? if it's for looks, i might have an idea that'll work lol

Mainly for looks, also a better anchor for the rear stub fender, which is currently ghetto engineered to the seat. The frame's solid back there. A hoop was just something to tie it all in and maybe give the rear of the seat some support. I may still end up chopping the frame and dropping the seat, so I don't want to go whole hog on a hoop, it'd just be nice. Gasman, I may just go that route since I do have access to an oxy/acetylene rig.

I'd like to hear your idea, Jon.

kwats
02-26-2011, 12:22 AM
I would look for a wrecked Yamaha DT1 or RT1 frame and cut the rear loop off of that. You could then modify as needed. Finding a frame would be the hardest part.

junkyardjon
02-26-2011, 09:32 AM
kwats, good thinking, now thats a slick idea! there's alot of old frame that had that setup

what i was thinking was a couple old sissy bars. the old tall ones everybody sells for $10 or so. then just cut and weld the bends together. torch might work to but with tubing it probley will crush the bends, unless you use solid stock but that would be a little over kill.

Fix
02-26-2011, 12:00 PM
I've got an old school sissy bar in the garage. I'll go take a look at it right now.

junkyardjon
02-26-2011, 12:25 PM
i run across them all the time, the ones 3 feet tall with the fence decor welded on lol. now those are ghetto fab!!
if it's for looks i'd go that route. most are thin wall tubing that'll bend with just a little map gas torch

kwats
02-26-2011, 01:18 PM
Something else worth looking at is a seat grab rail from '79 Yamaha XS11. I have one in my pile that could be massaged into a loop that would work. Yours for shipping.

Fix
02-26-2011, 01:43 PM
Kwats, that's an option as well, since I still have the stock couch the bike came with, complete with grab rail.

Thanks gents!

junkyardjon
02-28-2011, 07:49 PM
any updates?

Fix
03-01-2011, 04:29 PM
I may have found something I can use, but my son was sick yesterday so I didn't do any garage time. I'm hoping to stick my head in there tonight. I'll keep ya posted!

Mudpuppy
03-01-2011, 04:50 PM
or call RJ Cyr in Windsor - they have a pipe bender and a lot of dies.. just have to cross the border and back..