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Old 01-11-2007, 11:48 PM
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I'm desperately trying to avoid having yet another project bike in my workspace.

So, if there's anything you'd like to see outlined in the mag, speak up.
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erm, always wondered how to avoid Tillers on a Big Trike... fecking hate em.
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erm, always wondered how to avoid Tillers on a Big Trike... fecking hate em.
Sit in front of the engine?

I was thinking more on the lines of stuff like the last few articles, fork rebuilding, wheel bearings, that sort of stuff.
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what about a bit on basic painting..
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:39 PM
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Lightbulb what about

Slab yokes?

What bits fit what in the same model range ie z,zr,gpz etc

Making a set of handlebars?

basics of swopping twin shock to mono shock.

Not that I want all the above of course

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what about a bit on basic painting..
I'd have to agree, laying down a paint job would be nice to learn.
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Yokes - yeah v. good idea. Even if you're not gonna do it yerself what do you need to consider: lockstops, how to measure em up, mount electrics inside em, considerations for bearings, what alloy to choose, ones where forks don't potrude through etc, etc.

Do you need a third angle projection CAD design or will scribbled on a beer mat do when you present it to an egineering firm to mill em for yer etc.
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always wondered about proper exhaust design - just how much volume of pipe do you need for a given engine size ? where the hell do you start, I mean , I know what looks good, but if it runs like a bag of crap were do you look to get it right - and yes, I appreciate the big manufacturers spend 's on R&D, but there must be some known starting point?
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How about the black art of electrickery. a basic diagram for wiring up a bike (or parts of) what should be connected to what and how to fault diagnose the coloured spaghetti

does it show that I'm Dyslectrical
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:12 PM
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i do all my own polishing. i use a polishing disk (not mop) from a company down sussex way. the disk is brilliant for polishing every thing. bit awkward for doing the wheels but you get the hang of it. i found the mops took ages and left the alloy slightly lumpy if i rushed. (pressing to hard). how ever the soft mop is good for doing the fins on the barrels. i will try and post a link for the company that sells the disks etc.

http://www.consumablesexpress.co.uk/...FQXOQwodUX5uXw

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I know how to do it, but there are those who still think autosol and a cloth is polishing.

I'm sure that Blackjack can fill a page with how to do it properly using the correct thigummyjigs.
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You mean it ain't?
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thats how i 1st polished my yokes and wheels. did a good job too. but i used newspaper. and it only took me a few days on the yokes. thank god for drills
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i've always flatted ally before polishing (400grit wet and dry) then hit it with solvol and rag, try polishing sand cast Bonnie legs like that ....

not got round to sorting mops and compounds as yet, always been happy with me results so far ...

got a 1hp motor sitting around tho so possibly gonna be looking for a couple of pillow blocks and building a dedicated polisher (could be just a thought tho)
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Now there's a challenge, build a polishing machine out of an old washing machine motor.
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Now there's a challenge, build a polishing machine out of an old washing machine motor.
naa my motor is a proper job, came out of a factory unit that a mate was clearing, even got a proper switchbox on it, damn thing weighs about half a hundredweight ....

got a piece of 4" rsj laying about and an ldv wheel for the base, just gotta dig thru the rest of my oddments to decide what to weld together ...

most washing machine motors are only 300watts and have too many wires coming out of them to even bother trying to get them to run unless you really know what you are looking at, this motor plugs straight into the mains which makes it ideal for my thoughts of use
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Sit in front of the engine?

I was thinking more on the lines of stuff like the last few articles, fork rebuilding, wheel bearings, that sort of stuff.
Might need some Wheelie bars... V12 Jag
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I'm desperately trying to avoid having yet another project bike in my workspace.

So, if there's anything you'd like to see outlined in the mag, speak up.
Yeah, how do you get so much done when you chat soooo much... LOL
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what about a bit on basic painting..

MMMMmm paint.. i love paint...
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Yeah, how do you get so much done when you chat soooo much... LOL
Did it ever occur to you to think about just whom I was chatting too?????

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That is hardly the point.. you could have worked while i made coffee.... But then i was quite content to watch you make coffee. LOL
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Further to my earlier comment on a polishing machine using an old washing machine motor, hows about some more useful tools for the home builder along the lines of the tube bender that you built out of an old car hub, Blackjack.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:21 PM
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Ahhh....

The tube bender.

That, I have to admit, was a bit of a favorite of mine.

Popular in Australia too, apparently.......
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:29 PM
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hey blackjack how about something like a tube notcher ive seen some on the net that use a holesaw and can do angles, and still looking forward to the frame raking,when do you think you,ll have that one in the mag cheers, dude
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You DO NOT NEED A TUBE NOTCHER.

What you need is a hacksaw and a file.

What you especially do not need is a tube notcher that relies on a hole saw.

Occasionally I need a tube notcher. That'll be when I have to do twenty identical notches. On those occasions, I use a horizontal mill.

There's some fairly profound philosophy behind that too.

Raking frames is likely to occur just as soon as I can afford to buy a random length of 1 1/8" seamless tube.
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Hi,

Just been reading through this thread.

Paint jobs-been covered

Shyte memory-most of stuff requested been covered .............

Except SLAB YOKES -ok so tubular ones made a fleeting appearance.Not proper slabs though.

Go on do a article on slabs.

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Hi,

Just been reading through this thread.

Paint jobs-been covered

Shyte memory-most of stuff requested been covered .............

Except SLAB YOKES -ok so tubular ones made a fleeting appearance.Not proper slabs though.

Go on do a article on slabs.

cheers

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Slabs. Easy.

Ring Irish John.

Say "John make me some slabs on your five axis CNC mill."

Job done.

I'll have a look at it Drew, but TBH, its a bit of a naus doing it with limited facilities.

A look at the ins and outs of it might be on the cards though.....
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:45 PM
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Talking 'tis true but...

What if you want to make as much as poss by hand, as opposed to farming it out to Mr Irish John?

That is where I'm coming from.I don't give a toss if my fingers bleed for a week-I made that.

Yea- I'm headstrong to the point of stupidity-I know that.

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