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Re: Bored again. [message #297013 is a reply to message #297007] Mon, 30 January 2017 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yep, looking good for sure Thumbs Up
Re: Bored again. [message #297016 is a reply to message #297013] Mon, 30 January 2017 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dito that, your not gonna want to get it dirty when done Laugh
Re: Bored again. [message #297088 is a reply to message #297007] Tue, 07 February 2017 20:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks folks, it's been hard work sorting what will work and what won't. The top yoke is going back to the machinist tomorrow for the handle bar riser pockets and top hat spacer for the stem.

I still have to align the wheels and make the spacers, but I can't really get on with it until I have the yoke finally sorted to have the front end on.

I'll be making the loom up again myself and converting it all to 12v from 6v, there is an off the shelf conversion kit for these nowadays, so not as complex as it may sound. I won't be running a battery, it'll be using a capacitor to start it then it's self generated spark with a lighting coil to supply the rest.

The swingarm now on the bike has come from Thailand, company over there makes a fair bit of kit for these 500's amoungst others. Wasn't cheap but a top quality bit of kit.

Tyres are road approved Flat Tracker race tyres, very soft and very wide!

Re: Bored again. [message #297094 is a reply to message #297088] Wed, 08 February 2017 21:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Don't know how your source things like the Swingarm but sounds it'll be tasteful needed addition, looking forward to seeing it when it breaks cover
Re: Bored again. [message #297121 is a reply to message #297094] Fri, 10 February 2017 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit wrote on Wed, 08 February 2017 21:46
Don't know how your source things like the Swingarm but sounds it'll be tasteful needed addition, looking forward to seeing it when it breaks cover
It's already on the bike mate, It's in the last picture on the previous page.

The other swingarm was box section steel, this is hand-made annodised ally arm, which allows a wider rim.

I don't want to bore you with the details, but I have to centre the wheels, align the chain run and sprockets, get some discs made up to the measurments/offsets. I have an r1 caliper to use on the front, but at the moment it fouls the spokes, so more modding to be done.
There is still an awfull lot of work in this bike yet, but it will be worth the effort, as it'll be a one-off which is what I like. smile
Re: Bored again. [message #297138 is a reply to message #292431] Sun, 12 February 2017 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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gone2 wrote on Sun, 29 November 2015 16:17
Lovely job. I can almost smell it from here. Wink
Not so Gone2 then ?? Laugh
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Re: Bored again. [message #301509 is a reply to message #297138] Sun, 01 December 2019 20:52 Go to previous message
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
I've done the grand total of fuck all on this bike since, where the fuck does the time go?

Been busy thinning out the house, garage and workshop into container storage in town for the long term whilst I finish this house and then move. smile

No idea where yet, but anything other than riding a bike has been shelved for the fore-seable future, possibly until I/we get settled into a new place.
Will take a while to sell this house when finished, so this will be a long term plan to move on a bit and work towards my retirement plans.

Fuck me, talking about retirement, not for about another 10 years, but gotta start making final plans eh. Grin

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