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Welcome to the Hilbert Mini Chopper Home Page


team original bike

From left to right: Jacob Godschalx,
Brian Shimon, Jeremiah Wickersheim,
Dalton Desmond, Tanner Raddatz,
Zach Dorn, Brett VanDaalwyk, and
Mike Van Handel.

This is the bike we started out with. It was a used Yamaha 250v Twin. We plan on using mainly just the engine, electrical wiring, and some of the chain.

 

This is Hilberts second team on Fox Valley Tech's Mini Chopper build. We are very honored to be on the build this year. The team consists of 3 seniors( Dalton Desmond, Brett VanDaalwyk, and Tanner Raddatz), 3 juniors( Zach Dorn, Brialn Shimon, Jerimah Wickersheim), 1 sophomore (Jacob Godschalx), and Mike Van Handel (our shop teacher). This year we don't have to build a chopper from scratch like we did 2 years ago, instead we are given a Yamaha 250V Twin to start with. We will use some parts of the original bike but not much, we will use stuff like the engine, part of the chain, and most of the wiring. We are also hoping to end with a working single sided swing arm. Hopefully we will get this done in less than 90 hours (3 hour classes and about 30 times we meet), but we will probibly work on some of it in our shop classes in Hilbert.

Galleries

Original Bike Pictures

These are some pictures of the bike that we started with. We plan on mainly using the motor, chain, and some of the electrical wiring and stuff.

You can click here to see the actual pictures of the original bike.

C.A.D. Lab Pictures

Here are some pictures of us when we were in the C.A.D.(computer aided drafting)lab. We used C.A.D. at both at Hilbert High School and at Fox Valley Technical College to get things drawn up so we have an idea of how it will look. We also needed it to be able to cut things out on the water jet and C.N.C. machine because those machines use computer files to get things cut out so that things can be as precise as possible.

You can click here to see the actual pictures of us in the C.A.D. lab.

 

Classroom Pictures

Here are some pictures of us in the classroom before, after, and in between being in the machine shop. We also worked on some of our C.A.D. files in this classroom. There are also one or two pictures of me in here of me in the tech room.

You can click here to see some pictures of us in the classroom.

Disassembly Pictures

Here are some pictures of us taking apart the bike. It only took us 1 class period to take the majority of the bike appart.

You can click here if you would like to see some pictures of us taking apart the bike that we started with.

Frame Work Pictures.

Here are some pictures of us working on the frame and some other mechanical parts for the bike. This is one of the things that took the majority of our time.

You can click here if you want to see some pictures of us working on the frame for the bike.

Single Sided Swing arm Assembly Pictures

Here are some pictures of us working on the parts for the single sided swing arm. This is another one of those things that took a very long time to get done but it turned out working fine and looking awesome.

You can click here if you would like to see some pictures of us working on the single sided swing arm.

Appearance Pictures

Here are some pictures of us trying to make the bike look a little more visually appealing. This is another time consuming thing because you have to draw everything up in Solidworks, and then get them cut out on either the C.N.C. machine, water jet, or laser.

You can click here if you would like to see some pictures of us trying to dress up the bike a little more.

Paint Prep Pictures

Here are some pictures of us getting the bike ready for painting. Basically it's allot of bondo work, mix up the bondo, lay it down, sand it down, and then repeat untill object is sooth.

You can click here if you want to see us getting the bike ready for painting.

 

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