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....