mardi 31 août 2010
dimanche 29 août 2010
jeudi 26 août 2010
last days, i received my carb from Burlen UK ,ordered by Rowan in exchange with others spares .
big thank's mate, all is perfect. before that , i have machined the manifold in stainless in 2 spares welded in the center to prevent buckling in the flanges
vendredi 20 août 2010
well , Arcadian seem interested by this spare . i do it with a bit of alloy thickness 20 mm .
fist step i have bored a hole dia 25 mm with a hole saw ,then i have drilled 2 holes perpendicular,after that i have taped M8 the 2 holes.to follow i cut the spare at the axe of the big hole, then , i install a grub at the bottom to prevent rotation. last step , polishing.
jeudi 19 août 2010
the rear fender was in another life a front mudguard from a 125 cm3 CAZENAVE , french motorcycle mid fifties .i cut it in 3 bits to supress the middle who was stamped for the fork tubes.
after that, i 've expanded the 2 last bits by deformation, then welded. the brackets are in stainless steel like the old bicycle system . the taillight is a Ford repro in stainless ,i build the bracket from a square tube 30mm x 30mm altered to suit the taillight
dimanche 15 août 2010
i ' ve decided to put a pair of fork covers because i don't like this fork looking.
i try to build them conical but it was a fiasco ,lot of buckling due at the weld.
i find another solution to do them easy,quickly,and not too bad looking
vendredi 13 août 2010
first step:the hub has been sand blasted to remove the old chrome,
then polished.the polishing is not perfect but the alloy is bad.after that,i've buyed a new rim and a set of spokes to rebuild the wheel.as you can see in the pics, the spokes are not rights.
i do the wheelbuilding 3 time and i ' ve always the same defect,i think the drill angle is not good in the rim.if someone have a solution,i 'm interested
mercredi 11 août 2010
samedi 7 août 2010
well, today i can't work so i've decided to show you some others spares.
the 3 first pics are candlesticks done with some alloy bits too small to do other things
last pics was an order for spares to rebuild an old handtrail for Phil. you can see the job done at Phil inox design(see card)
jeudi 5 août 2010
now i can adjust the tube lenght to place it and machine a reducer
between the silencer (1 3/4 approx 44mmm) and the pipe (42,4 mm)
after that i must do a bracket and weld it in the frame and that's done
mercredi 4 août 2010
a new spare is done.the exhaust is finished,stainless steel one more time.
i do it with similar method than the xl exhaust (see termajii on the list)
my friend Phil(see card) weld it,Pete from eat the rich(see list) find me a finned clamp , now i' m waiting the silencer to re cut the end of the pipe.
mardi 3 août 2010
well, today my motivation level to work is near zero.
i found these old pics taken in mid eighties. i was gone alone for a trip in Scotland
with a 500 sr yamaha (my first big single) . good trip,no dramas exept 6 liters of oil to do 3500 km.......... and a rear tyre, i've replaced this one at Inverness in a car garage.it was the first time i replace a bike tyre with 3 big screwdrivers.........no tyre tools in the garage,no bike tyre neither.
they found me a Avon for side car,i can't wait so i took it .
you can see the same bike 6 months later.maybe bsh reading......