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Regular Dakkanaut







Hello again!

After waaaaay too much fungus brew, I decided on my biggest project to date! (For those of you that followed my last thread, I guarantee THIS will break your gaming table.)

Here's the base model, an '03 Yamaha XVS1100 classic.



First up, I started tearing it apart. Seats, rear fender, and saddlebags were up first.





I found some electric crap under the seat, I pulled it out and set it aside. (could be important later.)





Next, I ripped the rear fender off.





I then took a break, tearin' gubbins apart is thirsty work. While I got grubs to eat, I had Skrilla (my oldest grot) pull off the front fender.



I then ripped off the front lights and again found more 'lectric doo-dads. (I saved these too. you know, just in case.)



Hmm.. there's a lot of parts. I should label them proppa for later use.


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You're doing it! Amazing! First you welded a massive Ork Landa and THAT was a piece of work! Can't wait to tear out my eyeballs over this next project!
   
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Northern Ireland

You are a madman, and probably one of my favourites. I REALLY cannot wait to see this project finished. If it's even half as good as your other work it will be astounding!

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This is going to be a proper "ride"!

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Oooo. I've wanted to do this myself but I don't have the know how, money, skill or bike to do so
Super exited to see how this turns out
   
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American Chopper will have nothing on you... Really looking forward to seeing this 'build'

1:1 scale is always awesome

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Deunstephe wrote:You're doing it! Amazing! First you welded a massive Ork Landa and THAT was a piece of work! Can't wait to tear out my eyeballs over this next project!


Yup! It should be a doozy.

tarar2d2 wrote:You are a madman, and probably one of my favourites. I REALLY cannot wait to see this project finished. If it's even half as good as your other work it will be astounding!


I hope it's half as good. I'd settle for a 1/3, but I shoot for 100%!

SelvaggioSaky wrote:This is going to be a proper "ride"!

Subbed.


It should be fun to see the reaction of other riders.

averagepainting wrote:Oooo. I've wanted to do this myself but I don't have the know how, money, skill or bike to do so
Super exited to see how this turns out


Pffft. Money, time, know how, skill, or a bike shouldn't stop you! All I have is the bike, the rest I'm making up as I go.

Ruglud wrote:American Chopper will have nothing on you... Really looking forward to seeing this 'build'

1:1 scale is always awesome


I dunno, american chopper doesn't make rat-rods. You kinda get a cheat doing it Ork style.

I have an update! This project wont be the fastest, I'm learning new stuff as I go to pull it all off. This episode, I stop tearing apart and start building!

To start the day, I swung by the local Army-Navy surplus store and bought some big-ass ammo cans.



I measured out the cans and figured out my frame needs to be 2.5 inches outside of the frame. Here's a quick mock-up.



The basic idea is to build a frame that will hold the ammo cans, rather then hard mount them. that way I have something I can ride around to tournaments with and bring my army, then build the Dakka guns for going to cons and GamesDay.

First up, I measure out the bag frame, cut some flat stock, and bend it. I'll be using the screw mounts on the existing frame, rather then welding directly to it.



Then I bend it again! isn't metalwork fun!



Here's the two pieces ready for drilling.



Next I drill a pilot hole.



After that I drill out to the size I need.



Once I had the sides done, I screwed them into place and then tacked a piece of pencil rod to hold them into place while I built the back of the frame.


Thats it for today!

I do have a quick question though. I've made this project pretty detailed, but I'm wondering if it's overkill. do y'all want me to keep it like this or just post highlights when major steps are completed? In either case, thanks for looking!

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Holy crap, this will be amazing. I will definitely be following this.

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whaaat?!?! You are a real life mekboy!! What next, a life size Battle wagon maybe? ooooh , Are you gonna paint it red?

 
   
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This has the potential to be epic, subbed.
   
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This is fricken awsome. Bow down to the master
   
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Oh I'm going to follow this religiously.

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If it was anything else, and I mean anything else, I'd call you a monster for ripping up that beautiful bike.

But this is art. Roight propa art.

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Mekboy ftw. I love this idea, can't wait to see how ot will turn out!

If brute force doesn't help, you're not applying enough!

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Man you're crazy.

It's that feely feel that feels... feely.....
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You, sir, are totally fething awesome

I cannot wait to see how this goes...

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This is going to be EPIC!!!!
   
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You have to show all the glorious, epic detail.

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Question: Will there be rockets? Orks always need rockets.

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Whoa! Quite a lot of responses. I'm glad y'all like it!



Hive Fleet Lazarus wrote:Holy crap, this will be amazing. I will definitely be following this.


Thanks! I'm shooting for amazing.

BunkerBob wrote:No skippin' on dah gubbins!


It will walk a fine line between oceans of detail and keeping a clean look from a distance. My plan is to try and please motorcycle enthusiasts, while keeping all the detail that gamers will love.

Mo Dakka wrote:whaaat?!?! You are a real life mekboy!! What next, a life size Battle wagon maybe? ooooh , Are you gonna paint it red?


I'll finish this project before deciding what next. Once this is done I'll want to show it off, Hopefully work will allow me to take off to visit every store within 300 miles for tournaments. As for the paint job, even though I align with Badmoons more then any other clan, I plan on making a traditional Evil Sunz bike. (It's just proppa.)

uk_crow wrote:This has the potential to be epic, subbed.


It would be bad if I fell flat on my face. I hope to live up to the task!

Muzzah wrote:This is fricken awsome. Bow down to the master


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Updated.

KingmanHighborn wrote:Oh I'm going to follow this religiously.


Gork or Mork?

Dysartes wrote:Plenty of detail, please, pox


Will do! I like more detailed posts anyways, I just didn't know if a bunch of shop pictures would interest anyone. I'll go with more detail, and hopefully y'all will tell me if I'm being too wordy.

Dakkamite wrote:If it was anything else, and I mean anything else, I'd call you a monster for ripping up that beautiful bike.

But this is art. Roight propa art.


I have another very beautiful bike if that helps, I bought this just to rip up. I even let the previous owner know my plans in case he was emotionally invested. He can't wait to see the final results!

CommissarKhaine wrote:Mekboy ftw. I love this idea, can't wait to see how ot will turn out!


Meks are the best Orks.

Tyranidcrusher wrote:Man you're crazy.


Yeah, I agree.

Tibbsy wrote:You, sir, are totally fething awesome

I cannot wait to see how this goes...


Thanks! I have a few surprises in store, so keep reading!

Zwan1One wrote:This is going to be EPIC!!!!


I'll redefine the word "epic" if all goes according to plan. Alternatively, I'll redefine the expression "epic fail."

sparkywtf wrote:You have to show all the glorious, epic detail.


For sure, the clan has spoken!

Mr Nobody wrote:Question: Will there be rockets? Orks always need rockets.


The rear tail lights will be rokkits.


I have an update! First I want to thank everyone for the kind responses. Trust me, this is gonna get crazy. To give an over-all timeframe, I'm hoping to be done by the end of August. June and July will be tricky, as I'm both working 72 hours a week right now, and I get married late june. I will try and keep the thread afloat though, you find time for things like this.

I'll stop jawin'. I cut three sections of flat stock steel for the rear bumper. I then built a quick jig using welding magnets and a ruler.



I then ground the three pieces to insure a good weld joint.



I then welded the pieces together in the jig, then welded it to the case frame.



I then ground off the weld lines with an angle grinder, and cut off the pencil rod with a cut-off wheel.



Next, I cut and shaped another piece of flat stock and bent it to shape for the rear brace. This piece is thicker then the other pieces, so I clamped it in a vice and bent it by hand. AAAARGH!



I finished bending it into shape, and added a few more pieces of pencil rod to shore up the rear fender frame.



For those of you that play Orks, you may notice the rear bumper shape is similar to the warbike with a tusked trophy rack for the front fender. My plan is to recreate that front bumper on the rear of the bike, with the tusks curving to the radius of the rear wheel.

Next up, I had to change gears for a bit. I removed the air filter cap. I really want to sculpt on the bike a lot, but the engine dissipates heat through every surface except the air cover. (They actually recommend flat back and no chrome for serious racing engines!) Being as the the air cover is the exception, I removed it so I could sculpt an Evil Sunz face onto it.



You cant paint over chrome, so I had to remove it. Sandblaster HO!



Once that was prepped, I went back to tearin' bike parts off. My collection of tossed parts is growing!

I pulled the cover on the speedometer to make sure I could replace it with a handlebar mounted one.



No issues, after checking with some other Meks and a book on motorcycle wiring harnesses, I should easily be able to replace it. I replaced the cover so I wouldn't lose pieces, and then pulled off the gas tank.



Next up, Sculpting! Front fender frame! Hardbag mounts! Gas tank blueprints!

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and I get married late june.


Congratulations!

For those of you that play Orks, you may notice the rear bumper shape is similar to the warbike with a tusked trophy rack for the front fender. My plan is to recreate that front bumper on the rear of the bike, with the tusks curving to the radius of the rear wheel.


Maybe you could get antlers from a deer and use the points to represent tusks?

Still looking great, keep it up!

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This should be entertaining.

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This is gonna be amazing

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This will be one of the coolest things ever! The cops will likely ask a few questions about the two big guns on the side though!

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This is going to be incredible.
I cannot wait to see the final result! I do hope that you don't have any trouble getting it approved to ride on the road.

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