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

Thursday, 6 February 2014

laika come home...







one week on from weighing in our turnings and swapping them into useable stock, the rearsets are done, stainless fasteners turned and nylon bushes machined, stainless rose joints fitted and short, fat, knurled footpegs done, nyloc's and loctited for piece of mind, i'm really pleased that the rear-mastercylinder is now behind the sidepanel rather than hanging below it, never seen this done before on a false triumph, [same as the headsteady bracket's, watch this space, the aftermarket manufacturer's will be copying this and marketing it as their own idea, just remember, you saw it here first] it's a lot of work, especially bending the actuating arm, filing and polishing the vice marks out of the steel item and then rattle-canning it with matt lacquer so it blends in with the scotchbrited finish of the aluminium parts, the stainless rose-joints, the numbers and letter's turned off the fastener's, all stuff that you don't notice but we do, [like the standard boat-anchor passenger footpeg / exhaust hangers, uglier than russell brands sister, the big, horrible, heavy, sidestand castings, just crying out for mr, hacksaw], bitch of a week, my dog gus isn't well, his cruciate ligament, back right leg, ruptured and he's had to have it removed and now has more titanium in his leg than barry sheene, sometimes bikes just don't matter that much after all....

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  1. Sweet work on the rearsets loveless, lightweight, clean and trim.

    Sorry to hear about the pup. Hope he's recovering well.

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  2. Yes mate, the rearsets are magnificent Lovey, really tidy and very 'race', I know it ain't mart of the new 'product' line but you could sell a fuckload of those . . . hope the bionic hound has a six million dollar recovery, keep on faking it brother !!!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your pal Gus, speedy recovery boy. Nice simple design , cleanly executed...and wouldn't surprise me to see it copied. So much aftermarket stuff is awful busy looking. Your rearsets look stout and thoughtfully engineered for this particular machine...none of that one size fits all nonsense...

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  4. thank's lad's, last few night's have been a tad stressful, the boy's not happy. chewing his 'non-chew' bandage and attacking the wound with a vengeance, slept on the floor with him the last couple of day's, well, when i say 'slept'..... he nailed me good and proper wednesday night, gripped my left hand and started to shake, deep joy, only thirty-five week's to go according to the vet's estimate.........

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