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

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

 the project seem's to have stalled a little this week as we are waiting for paint and parts, there is alway's something to do though so i set too with a couple of little tidying-up jobs, the fairing mounting bracket bolted to the two weld bushes on the front of the headstock got a good kicking on the miller and shaped up with a couple of rad's top and bottom, [don't worry, i've cut the two grub-screws down a bit too], the end of the truncated subframe looked unfinished with two holes just left so dangerous turned up a couple of top-hat blanking plugs while i drilled and tapped the rear spindle to take a couple of paddock stand bobbin's, i know i'll have to find another way of supporting the bike when i'm changing tyres but with the shaftdrive and swinging arm tubing being different diameters there isn't really an easy way of getting the bike up onto the paddock stand otherwise...........

4 comments:

  1. .....your marvelous ministrations machining metals make my morose moods magically metamorphasize most magnificently !!! Lovely work old bean . . . got the bloody horn !!!

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  2. as a ex toolmaker i can appreciate the hard work and attention to detail on the engineering work ye guys are doing keep up the good work

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  3. thank you for your comments ed and mr psycho, [or may i call you whiteline?, i wish i was an aussie, they always have the best name's, toe-cutter, ned, max, bruce and not forgetting jason donovan, brilliant, and i end up with the unfortunate monicker of timmy, ok, fine when you are a five year old or next door's cat, but bloody hell, i'm, a heavily tattooed skinhead in his fifties!], don't know if we are worth the praise though, we just like dicking about with old bikes in the shed..........

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  4. oh shut up Sillius Soddus and get back to work . . . . there are those who call me . . . . Tim . . .

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