another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Friday, 26 March 2010


everything on this blog is for real, i have no hidden agenda, i'm not trying to be trendy or tying to fit in with some clique or trying to be cool, it's all real, no falseness, what's on my blog is the truth, from the long nights in the shed working on different projects to the passion for the football, the love of my family, my dogs, my music, i like to think of it as northern soul.

yeah, i cocked up on the original bracket, forgot to add the offset, two nights wasted?, no, cut the bracket in half[ish], milled a slot in bottom caliper mounting half to give the correct offset required, drilled and tapped two eight mill holes and clearenced drilled and it's spot-on, only problem now is how to mount the torque arm.....

the mounting bracket for the rear brake, no torque arm, took a look at how it was mounted on my ducati, just an 8mm stud off the swingarm so this is total overkill for a bike with half the horsepower and half the weight, the bracket is 'trapped' under the bottom run of the swingingarm so it ain't going nowhere.

finished back brake, still got to clean up the fasteners and thinking about a bit of milling work to lose some weight off the mounting, the chain adjusters are pattern mz, don't know if i can live with them, got an entry form into the vintage motorcycle club 'festival of a thousand bikes' weekend in july, should be out on the sunday if my entry is accepted, me and dangerous are going for the weekend anyway, anyone else up for it?