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

Saturday, 25 October 2014

ducati track bike project, [aka unradical ducati, the blind stagger, the poverty bike, peaky blinder]






bought some bright steel roundstock from stafford, to make some seat posts, i'm only five-ten but i'm long in the leg, so to get the correct bum-to-foot ratio i needed to make some mountings, cut and end milled to shape and broke out the ancient hobby arc welding kit from deep within the depths of the bench, warmed up the damp 2.5 rods on the radiator overnight and tacked them into position, cut them off at 40mm so i can use some ally round stock to fine tune the height i need. chalky is an ex joiner and he knocked up this great engine stand, its got proper tongue and grooved joints and everything, brilliant, it will make fettling the engine prior to rattle-canning so much easier, nipped in to see rob at racing lines and he took off my tyres for nowt, cheers mate, better than struggling with a couple of tyre irons for half a day for sure, got to set to with the hacksaw and file and clean off the redundant brackets from the frame, make up a couple of bushings and tack them on to carry the coils and get the old bearings out of the wheels, never a dull moment in the loveless shed...........

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