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Old 04-02-2017, 08:48 PM
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Thanks! cant leave it alone at the moment, going to have the dam thing built if i don't slow it down, i had forgotten how much i enjoy a bike protect, the creative juices are starting to flow again so i have some little additions i am planning, to add a little interest, and if i can find a piece of suitable metal i will be adding my old trademark of a foot on the end of the kick stand....like the old hot rod gas pedals they used to do in the sixties.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:57 PM
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I've got a similar project on the go at the minute, gets the juices flowing...
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Couldn't resist a little mock up just to see how the the pipes looked, and to check just how close to the wife's leg they will be....cough!


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Old 06-02-2017, 05:58 AM
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Oh pleease dump that peanut tank....
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:23 AM
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Its not a peanut its a sportster, anyway i am not that keen, but until i know whether its going to need some engine work its staying until i know for sure i wont have to chuck the much needed money on a re-bore.


(Anyone have a Mustang type tank they want to swap for a Sportster tank??)
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:29 PM
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I love a Sporty tank on a chop personally and that looks great IMHO.

Horses for courses eh.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:48 AM
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A mustang would be in keeping I think....
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:59 PM
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I used to love a twin cap mustang but they rarely look right to my eye these days. They seem to make a chop look dated in a way that a sportster tanks or even an old brit tanks don't seem to. Maybe it's because there's lots of Hinckley stuff and modern Harleys knocking about that keep that stuff looking current. I dunno, all personal preference innit.
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:09 PM
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Just put the forks on along with some nice high pull back risers.....and the Sportster tank is starting to grow on me a little, will post a pic up later.
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I must admit I tender to favour the old school bobber look at the moment. I'm really getting fed up with this "looks like a banana" style that seems to be flavour of the month at the moment. I see the "swedish, mile long forks" look has gone out of fashion a bit now....
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:25 AM
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Not quite sure what you mean with "looks like a banana" style? i think the Swedish stretch look is still very popular there, one thing i have noticed in the
last decade is that i never see many properer built custom bikes about, just bought and factory customs, maybe its cos all us old gits are suffering from bad backs and kidney trouble.
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Couple of update pics with the forks, bars and tank, also added a bit of a detail panel to where the sprung seat goes, doing the same with the gusset panels at the head stock.

Please excuse the bloom on the tank, it has a couple more coats to go yet.




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Getting a little closer just all the fettling and checking...and the few bits that are proving a PITA!


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Looking very good mate. Have you painted your disks???
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Thanks! yes kind of, its mainly over-spray from painting the centers and edges, will soon come of when the brakes are applied....just have to make sure i don't need an emergency stop.
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Mine had chromed disks on, they went in the skip as I will want to stop at some point...
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It lives!!!! was expecting the Amals to leak all over the place, and flood it but no it started almost first kick, and does so pretty much every time, still smokes a bit too much , but i am hoping it will clear itself once it gets a chance thoroughly warm up, was a little worried when the oil pressure took a while to come up, still a little low for my taste but that could be the gauge, so will run it up a few more times and then take it for a quick spin in the next few days.:grinno:


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Nice lines. LIttle bit of tidying up and that'll be the bollocks!
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Maiden voyage! still a little clutch drag, and needs a little fettling, MOT on Thursday, now remembered how important it is to dodge drain covers and pot holes



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Very nice indeed! I'd still dump that tank tho'.
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Very nice indeed! I'd still dump that tank tho'.
I quite like the tank, each to their own etc etc etc....
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Old 13-04-2017, 09:25 AM
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I must admit the sporty tank has grown on me, i think it suits the bike style, so its staying for now, had my MOT booked for 10AM, and because of low oil pressure i decided to remove the pressure relief valve and shim the spring, like i have done countless times before on my twins.......


Except, the Trident has the dam thing tucked right up under the engine, came out OK but could i get the dam thread started took me best part of an hour with much swearing, had to put the MOT back an hour, but i now have better oil pressure, so i am off shortly with fingers crossed it passes, and the MOT place know what there doing regarding older bikes.
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Old 14-04-2017, 06:17 AM
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Bloody lovely, tank and all
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lovely build love the old school hard tail stuff but dont think my damaged back would survive without 5 psi tyre pressures enjoy and have fun on that very nice indeed.
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Thanks guys Unfortunately i haven't rode it since the MOT due to having to strip the bottom end because of low oil pressure, its now going back together with new mains and rod bearings, along with a new oil pump, took the opportunity to bead blast the head and barrels, and give the cases a proper polish, hopefully it will all be back together and running by next weekend.

After a couple of minor cock ups I'm starting to realize just how important it is to remember to wear my glasses LOL!
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............After a couple of minor cock ups I'm starting to realize just how important it is to remember to wear my glasses LOL!
Twonk!.......lol!
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Old 14-05-2017, 08:34 AM
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I think its a case of trying not to admit to myself that i "really" need to wear them these days, whereas before i was muddling through,
Being decrepit and admitting it to yourself are two different things
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