Friday, April 13, 2012

born free handlebars and teaser pics.

Dan and I made some progress on the born free bars, check it out. What do you guys think of the aircleaner? First person to guess what it is, gets a free oil tank site gauge.
This a center casting from a pair of offset bars. I don't really like the brazing on it and am afraid to use it for a set of restoration bars, so I am going to use it for a top clampHere are the edges chopped off.
all cleaned up and ready to go.

here is a cool shot of the risers. they are made out of 1.25 solid stock, that I turned a 1 degree taper on over a 3 inch span, then they were drilled out and coped, then welded to the bars.
These are some repro 49 50 handle bars that we got from Tom Faber in Michigan. We loaned him a set to copy, and he set us up with this pair. that was a few years ago and we haven't used them on any bikes, so we decided to use them on this bike. The only problem was they were too narrow, so I cut 4.25 inches out of the center, made a sleeve for the inside and welded them back together.
Here is a shot of them tacked in place, I still have to finish welding them and metal finish them out, but that shouldn't be too hard, I really like the way this bike is turning out. I can't wait to make the dash, it is going to be really trick. The fender will be a bit longer, than in this picture.

25 comments:

  1. THE AIR CLEANER IS THE COOLING END OF A POLICE GENERATOR. KIRK SELSOR

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  2. Looks kinda like the backside of an old electric car horn. Can't place which one. Dodge? Stud?

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  3. Police generator end cover / air scoop

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  4. The air cleaner looks like a generator fan housing, 30055-48 or 1701-48. Looks good.

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  5. it's a 6 volt generator fan cover.

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  6. generator cooler

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  7. that air cleaner is from off the end of generators, police?

    Mark

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  8. Is that the cooling intake off a police generator?

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  9. It's for fan cooled generators!!!! Right?!! Haha

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  10. Is your air Cleaner the vent from one of the fan cooled Harley Generators?

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  11. turbo housing?

    Looks very cool so far. Send me those tanks when you're done with them, please. I'll take care of the sharpie mark on them myself.

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  12. looks like the end of a police siren.

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  13. Hi Matt,

    It looks like the endcap off a fan cooled generator used on many police bikes.

    your friend Bruce in IL with the '55 pan

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  14. With the spiral looking tubing,it looks to be some sort of a horn?

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  15. Me again, the air cleaner is an an end piece off an air cooled police generator, covers the fan.

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  16. the air cleaner is an air cooled generator shroud.Adam Jones

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  17. aircooled police generator end cap.

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  18. That is a cool idea for a fan cooled generator fan shroud...an air cleaner.

    highlander :{>

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  19. Hi Matt i tried to send a comment yesterday but apparently it didn't go through. the air cleaner cover is the fan end of a police generator. man it sure looks cool as an air cleaner. kirk selsor

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  20. I'm glad your dog got back home OK. It must of been a worry for a bit...

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