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

Saturday, 30 May 2015

eat the baby

evil-bay, i hate it me, my 'bargain' e-bay oil cooler cost me fifty quid, then 25 quid for the cooler to an6 hose adaptors from earl's. four runs on nelly's dyno at cornerspeed, one for the base settings, one for the rexxer ecu re-flash and two for tweaking, fourth run and the cooler splits on the bottom row of the matrix.bugger. the tuesday after the bank holiday i'm on the dog to earls for a replacement, 34 quid, including the cooler to an6 adaptors and 7 quid next day postage! bloody ebay, i get sucked in me. with hindsight, [yes, yes, i know, hindsight is a wonderful thing, i've got an 'ology in it!] i should have just gone straight to earls, but, hey, beat me up, i can't feel any worse about paying almost double for a faulty piece of shit! anyhoo, sorted now, check out my earls push-fit hoses and fittings, can't recommend them highly enough, you literally just cut the hose's to length using a very sharp knife, dip the fitting in clean engine oil and push the fittings and hose together. simples. will stand 250 psi, [the ducati desmodue's run around 60 psi so loads of safety margin] the red and blue anodised fittings are a tad tart's handbag for my liking, but, apparently they are trade-marked to earls and if it does the job then timmy's a happy bunny. spun up some mounting spindles to support the cooler matrix which mirror the tacho mountings and some brackets to mount up a numberplate and rear light so we can get a daytime mot on this thing, found an led tail / stoplight in my stash which originally came with the rg tail-tidy that we fitted to the 'false' triumph, it fit's in better with the look of the 'peaky blinder' bike i reckon, [and anyway, i want to keep the little round tailight previously pictured for my next project, oh, squeeze me, baking powder, did i say that out loud?] onwards and upwards, not sure about the '70's style ducati typeface on the side of the tank?, comments welcome as usual, it's not lacquered on yet as i can't decide............ nearly there now, got to mount up the plate and the gps speedo, a little bit of wiring-up for the mot and i can get out on the road and scrub in the new tyres for cadwell in a couple of weeks time. these little odd's and sod's seem to take forever, but, it was all worth it when i pushed the button, the bike sounds crisper than a bucket full of 'walkers' being rolled in by a fat bloke, the jack russell's are howling, my mum, mavis-from-next-door-but-one comes round to bollock me, a couple of the local horse-riding gentry give me the evil-eye as their mount's shy and best of all, the old witch next door almost falls in her pond and me and dangerous are wearing shit eating grins...........






5 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed watching this bike come together, you have certainly done it proud. Personally like the tank as is, think it suits the style. Is it the 11th you are at cadwell? Hoping to come down and check her out in the metal as it were.

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  2. thanks for your kind comment, yep, we are at cadwell park on thursday 11th june, come and say hello and have a brew with me and dangerous! tim.

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  5. Great stuff i shall keep an eye out for you both.. good luck with the mot

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