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Old 30-12-2011, 08:11 PM
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got an evening free, so a little update from exmoor towers.

ian's st1100 survival-pan, pic about 3 months old,nearly finished now, just waiting on a new rad and some other bits and bobs, hope to finish it next week, then it's off to ian in germany.




screw's 535 virago, in an old pre-unit brit chop frame he found in a barn that someone had hacked about. he gave me the frame and the std virago, i made this.
changing to twin carbs, i cant get it running right on the single SU, then just the rims to paint red, and the red on the tank to do black and she's done.




my firestorm, with '09 R1 radial front end and R1 rear wheel, just doing the prep work for a new funky frame....



and speaking of funky frames, i'm doing this srx600 for my m8 chris.
started out rigid, i like the front cradle, but not the back end.


tried a bandit600 rear end, but didn't like that either, settled on a vfr400 singlesider with a fiat brava car rim and 240/16 tyre.

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Old 30-12-2011, 08:32 PM
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Old 30-12-2011, 11:28 PM
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Got any close up pics of the single sider and fiat car rim? Like the look of what you have done but would like to see how the wheel and hub go together.

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Old 31-12-2011, 05:20 AM
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Good looking bikes mate, you should do it for a living
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Old 31-12-2011, 08:59 AM
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Got any close up pics of the single sider and fiat car rim? Like the look of what you have done but would like to see how the wheel and hub go together.

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i did it like this....

specifically chosen rim, right size for the tyre, and 4 stud fixing. 5 stud would've been virtually impossible to do, unless the pcd was huge, like a suzuki jeep or sumat.






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Old 31-12-2011, 10:40 AM
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looking good Rob

I need a disc mount adaptor made up very soon, just need to measure up and draw it out

to fit front disc to a rear wheel and space out to meet the caliper

once done will email you a drawing and see what you can do, have put a VTR1000 rear wheel in the front of my trike, massive improvement in looks
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Old 31-12-2011, 11:55 AM
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looking good Rob

I need a disc mount adaptor made up very soon, just need to measure up and draw it out

to fit front disc to a rear wheel and space out to meet the caliper

once done will email you a drawing and see what you can do, have put a VTR1000 rear wheel in the front of my trike, massive improvement in looks
ok m8. hope you didn't pay much for the vtr wheel, i've got one i'm trying to sell, you could've had it for mates-rates.
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Got it off ebay. Good nick but tyre squared off. Was in bickington. I was the only bidder 99p lol lol

did a trial fit this morning and it looks much better with 180 front instead of the old 120.
Also lifted the front an inch which helps massively.
Will email you a drawing next week.
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Thanks Rob, nice job there mate.

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Very nice work.

Did you have a problem getting a bike tyre on a car rim?

It's a question that keeps coming up.
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Very nice work.

Did you have a problem getting a bike tyre on a car rim?

It's a question that keeps coming up.
no, straight on.

the secret is, that bike rims and car rims are slightly different sizes, even though the size quoted is the same.... @15", the car rim is a bit smaller, but will still hold a bike tyre, 16" they're about the same, so no probs, 17" the car rim is a bit bigger, but still works, 18" is a right bastard, but just do-able, anything bigger, forget it.
it once took me 5 hours to get a bike tyre onto an 18" car rim, and nearly 200 psi, several times..... dodgy as fuck. i know of people who've destroyed 3 new bike tyres before they've got one onto an 18.
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Brill thanks for that.

I once spoke to a "Tyre Expert" from VCA (The vehicle certification agency) and he said the bead angles are different. But he couldn't remember what the angles were.

An engineer from Avon that I asked had a panic attack and required first aid afterwards.
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Rob sorry to be a pain but any tips or hints regarding width or rim and tyre width. What width rim is that 240 tyre on?

This could be the way for me to get a 230 in the front of my trike. 120 was too skinny. 180 looks good. But 230 would be gooder lol.

Seen that they do a 230 in 15" dia. Now wondering about getting a rim to match my rear wheels then using it up front
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:27 PM
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Rob sorry to be a pain but any tips or hints regarding width or rim and tyre width. What width rim is that 240 tyre on?

This could be the way for me to get a 230 in the front of my trike. 120 was too skinny. 180 looks good. But 230 would be gooder lol.

Seen that they do a 230 in 15" dia. Now wondering about getting a rim to match my rear wheels then using it up front
Avon AM21 230/60-15
reccomended rim width 6.25"
alternative rim widths 5.50" - 7.00"
width 230mm
overall dia 658mm
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:17 PM
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Sling some pics up of the Pan when its all finsished please Rob

Normally there not my thing but I do like that one a lot
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we once put a 15" car tyre on a vn1500 wheel, took over 120psi before it popped onto the bead, but when it went it sounded like someone hitting an oil drum with a sledgehammer!! scary stuff.

my mate has a subaru car rim on the back of his chop with a bike tyre on it, 15 inch wide tyres are soooo much cheaper than 17 inch ones!!

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Old 21-01-2012, 07:39 PM
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bit more progress....

seat just tacked on so i dont rip my arse-crack when i sit on it!!!




firestom stripped and onto jig, start throwing tubes round it this week, if the steel delivery turns up, (should've been here last thurs......).




something like this, i think.....

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The amount of times I see the talent and skill some of the folks on here have amazes me. Just wish I was 1/2 as good but its never going to happen.

Am away tae sit in me garage and fuckin sulk......
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Old 30-01-2012, 06:38 PM
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firestorm has some tubes round it....

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looking good, but centre stand a bit robust maybe for everyday use
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The amount of times I see the talent and skill some of the folks on here have amazes me. Just wish I was 1/2 as good but its never going to happen.

Am away tae sit in me garage and fuckin sulk......
I am with you mate, but not only am I amazed at the build quality but the size of peoples sheds!!!
Was fussing around with me chop today and realized i couldnt even turn it round in the garage, bloody cold an all...........me sulking too!
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like the vtr nice job but what are the ones in the back ground espcially the sporty tank one
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sporty tank one is a rigid FJ1200 'fighter, short, stocky, tuned motor with flatslides, SRAD running gear. should be done about august time. belongs to my mate.
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Talented little fella is'nt he. I'm profoundly humbled by your wisdom and impressed with your work . Nice one keep the piccys coming (better than tv this is).
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sporty tank one is a rigid FJ1200 'fighter, short, stocky, tuned motor with flatslides, SRAD running gear. should be done about august time. belongs to my mate.
have u got any more pics of it or is he shy
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:20 PM
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he's shy..
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:45 PM
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yesterday and today i've been mostly making this.....

started out as a chop style trike a few years ago, i nearly completed it when the customers circumstances changed and he wanted a chop, then my circumstances changed and it was laid up, 1/2 done, for a while. i retreved it from storage on monday afternoon and started again.....


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