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Discussion Starter · #41 ·
Got the final welding done on the brackets I'd tacked on.
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Rear wheel centralised & the spacers made & fitted. Just need to get the chain adjusters made now.
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Made a brass washer for the top steering bearings.
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Made the right-hand footrest mount too & a couple of countersunk wahsers.
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The fuel caps came with steel weld-in bungs so made a couple of aluminium versions.
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Made a weld-in adaptor for the fuel tap.
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The first bike sprunga leak recently, around one of the mounts, so re-made the lower mounts bigger. I'll have the tank double skinned in the mount area too so hopefully these tanks will be leak free !!
 

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Just had to open out the hole slightly for the rear brake torque arm mount on the frame so that's all fitted now.
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And, this is the bike as it stands at the moment.
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Got the alloy fuel cap weld-in adaptors finished today.
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And, the gearbox turned up so I've chucked that it using a spare plate I had.
I need to get it up on the ramp now & have a look at what off-set sprocket I might need once I've got the belt pulley off.
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A quick measure with a straight edge points towards a zero off-set sprocket although the gearbox plate that's currently fitted has a 25mm off-set.
 

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Got as much done on the paddock stand now as I can, until I've machined the frame brackets down a bit thinner.
When I did the first bike I had two sets laser cut, one set from 8mm thick material & the other set from 10mm material. I used the 8mm set so I'm using the 10mm set for this build, but 10mm is a bit too thick so they just need milling down.
Once that's done I'll be able to get the paddock stand frame re-welded. It'll be a lot easier to stand upright then.
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These plastic guides will slot into my frame brackets.
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This was the first bike's setup.
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This is the latest bike, before the brackets are milled.
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Tanks are now done & mounted.
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Hopefully I'll be able to mount the electrics control box between the two tanks on a suitable bracket.
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Bought an impact gun to get the pulley off the gearbox after the trouble I had last time. Wazzed the nut off within seconds of pulling the trigger !!!
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Just fitted a sprocket I had left over to get an inital measurement from, ready to get a gearbox mounting plate made to suit my set-up.
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The paddock stand itself is the next priority to get it cut & re-welded to suit the mounts.
 

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Got a bit side-tracked & tacked up the rear exhaust mount today.
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I've ended up using the same exhaust pipes that I used on the previous build, simply because I liked them & they look in keeping with the style. They are GRP Deeptone pipes.
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Just need to get a mate to final weld the bracket up now as my welding is not good enough !!
 

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Got the paddock stand & rear exhaust mount welded up today. This is the bike as it now stands.
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Hopefully next job is to get the seat suspension sorted & then I'll get the handle bars bent up.
 

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You're not worried about the rubber melting on the hot mufflers?

Another awesome build, by the way.
 

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You're not worried about the rubber melting on the hot mufflers?

Another awesome build, by the way.
Many thanks (y)
In answer to your question, no, not at all. The first bike has exactly the same pipes & p-clips with rubber on & has done a few thousand miles without any problems. Some of those miles were on very hot days too, well hot for us here in the UK anyway !! :ROFLMAO:
I think the "rubber" is more like some form of silicone rubber & is therefore heat-proof to a certain extent.
The pipes, made by the Italian firm GRP, come with these mounting p-clips so hopefully they will continue to do so, fingers crossed !
 

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Got the handle bars shortened & tacked into place today.
Should make it a lot easier to manouver about now instead of using the leaf spring as a tiller !!
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I think the "rubber" is more like some form of silicone rubber & is therefore heat-proof to a certain extent.
Got it.

You're freaking builds are off the charts.
 
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