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

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

aermacchi

getting down to the nitty-gritty now with the aermacchi project, tonights job was to get a catch bottle mounted on the bike and a hose off the crankcase into it, you can't just vent the hose to atmoshpere just in case you end up spewing oil all over your rear wheel or the track, so a catch bottle, [just a humble old plastic vitamin bottle], was just simply tie-wrapped to the frame between the engine mounting plate and the rear frame rail, the rest of the night was spent playing with my new toy, a pair of genuine aircraft lockwire pliers, [borrowed by sweary mick from a well-known aircraft engine manufacturer]after i got a comment on the blog about my sloppy lockwiring technique on the boxer racer i thought i'd better sharpen up my act, the pliers are a brilliant bit of kit, dead easy to use and turn out a decent finish, i really don't know why i struggled for so long with those silly little twisty handle jobbies, onwards and upwards....