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Forum: Biker Chat 10-12-2014, 11:31 PM
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The front wheel turned out to be airtight...

The front wheel turned out to be airtight thankfully, with a used (free) tyre the bike was finally on its wheels, so I could push it outside and make brmmmm brummmm noises when nobody was looking....
Forum: Biker Chat 10-12-2014, 11:27 PM
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After all the hassle with getting the rear wheel...

After all the hassle with getting the rear wheel airtight (had it seam welded in the end), didn't take any chances with the front wheel. We machined a bevel in the top edge of the wheel centre where...
Forum: Biker Chat 06-11-2014, 03:24 PM
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Finally got my hands on the ZXR750 forks off the...

Finally got my hands on the ZXR750 forks off the other project bike and they went straight in the yokes without any problems. I had a mint Brembo 4 pot goldline caliper which happened to fit these...
Forum: Biker Chat 06-11-2014, 03:23 PM
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Posted By MisterB
The split rim rear wheel leaked like a sieve,...

The split rim rear wheel leaked like a sieve, used bathroom sealant to make it airtight.. went for quantity over quality .. Better not leak after this..! I'll get the tyre re fitted soon.... edit to...
Forum: Biker Chat 06-11-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Got 4 stainless socket / sleeve nuts from Morgo...

Got 4 stainless socket / sleeve nuts from Morgo the Triumph oil pump company, not cheap but they are stainless and do the job, so I'm happy.

Made a lot of progress last few days, and been given...
Forum: Biker Chat 29-10-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Fitted the air shifter ram and the oil filter...

Fitted the air shifter ram and the oil filter mount this week, the latter needed machining to clear the frame tubes, pity as it was chromed, but needs must.

This is what the bike looks like today,...
Forum: Biker Chat 29-10-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Got the yokes back for a test fitting. The old HD...

Got the yokes back for a test fitting. The old HD steering stem we used must be the most modified in history. Its been hollowed out to lighten it, had a billet collar shrunk on its base so it fits...
Forum: Biker Chat 29-10-2014, 09:15 PM
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Posted By MisterB
I was quite pleased with the paint and lacquer on...

I was quite pleased with the paint and lacquer on the seat unit, turned out better than I'd hoped, using just rattle cans. It looked even better after it had been polished, though not for long
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Forum: Biker Chat 21-10-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Before the stainless exhaust went back on the...

Before the stainless exhaust went back on the bike, I cleaned them up at bit, we both still bare the scars of previous foolishness..
Forum: Biker Chat 21-10-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By MisterB
With the frame paint dry, I wrapped it in...

With the frame paint dry, I wrapped it in yesterdays newspaper to protect it from being scratched when the engine went back in. I wasn't looking forward to lifting the engine into the frame, its 85kg...
Forum: Biker Chat 21-10-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Made some good progress last week. Got the frame...

Made some good progress last week. Got the frame painted with Hammerite satin black.. should make it easier to touch up the paint if I need to mod the frame in the future.

Had Geoff the welder...
Forum: Biker Chat 06-10-2014, 08:53 PM
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Posted By MisterB
4am start for me when I went to collect my frame,...

4am start for me when I went to collect my frame, after the headstock has been raked, lowered and stretched. Briz the frame maker did a good job, all for 250. And here's his shop shop dog.. its huge...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By MisterB
And that brings us up to date. The plan is to get...

And that brings us up to date. The plan is to get it up and running by xmas. This is a pretty quick build for me, it wont be perfect but it'll do for next year, then maybe it'll get a proper...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By MisterB
I'm still on the look out for a good pair of 43mm...

I'm still on the look out for a good pair of 43mm forks, as my yokes are almost finished. Here they are having their slots cut on Jeff's miller..

http://youtu.be/0fkvAG-WW70
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Last week I took the bike apart and had a long...

Last week I took the bike apart and had a long trip all the way to Norfolk with the frame in the back of my little hatchback. Briz of CCD will do the work on the frame in the next couple of weeks.
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Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 06:00 PM
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Posted By MisterB
The wheel consists of two sides which are riveted...

The wheel consists of two sides which are riveted together at the rim, with an alloy hub sandwiched in the centre. We drilled out each of rivets, separated the two halves, then cut the outer rim...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Coming up to date, I'd given myself a headache by...

Coming up to date, I'd given myself a headache by using a one off billet rear wheel, I now needed a matching front wheel. The hubs and centres could be made, its the rims that are the tricky part....
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Back to the rear wheel. The hubs were removed to...

Back to the rear wheel. The hubs were removed to narrow them enough to make room for a caliper bracket, and also to lose some weight. That done, I now needed a caliper. A lightweight Brembo would do...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By MisterB
I took the gearbox to the local bike shop, as I...

I took the gearbox to the local bike shop, as I needed help to remove the big pulley retaining nut (left hand thread). The whole point being that the pulley had to be replaced by a sprocket for the...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 05:34 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Next job was to widen the rear mudguard by about...

Next job was to widen the rear mudguard by about an inch. I asked around and googled how to fibreglass and got started.

First I bought the usual resin and matting, but I also bought some Roven...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By MisterB
I had my local bike shop fit an old tyre from...

I had my local bike shop fit an old tyre from their scrap pile, didn't cost anything, and it'll only be used for setting up. First problem is that the split rim wheel leaks like a sieve, it will need...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By MisterB
I never got the best out of the last one, now I...

I never got the best out of the last one, now I had the chance to build something better using the parts I had without throwing too much money at it.
One good thing is that when I sold my last drag...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By MisterB
Originally I thought I'd only keep the engine,...

Originally I thought I'd only keep the engine, primary and gearbox, while the old rigid frame, 80 spoke wheels and wideglide front end would have to go. To be replaced with lightweight 17inch wheels,...
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 257
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Posted By MisterB
Started a new project last month, going to turn...

Started a new project last month, going to turn this unfinished big inch evo chop.. into a drag bike
Forum: Biker Chat 15-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,717
Posted By MisterB
The Norley is done, at least for this year..

The Norley is done, at least for this year..
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