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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The front wheel turned out to be airtight...

The front wheel turned out to be airtight thankfully, with a used (free) tyre the bike was finally on its wheels, so I could push it outside and make brmmmm brummmm noises when nobody was looking....
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,856
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Mine was the last of 7 made by Slaters the UK...

Mine was the last of 7 made by Slaters the UK Laverda importers, I restored it with a 1200cc conversion, 4c cams, bored carbs etc. Bit too tall and heavy really..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Still waiting for the coil and tacho to arrive,...

Still waiting for the coil and tacho to arrive, till then don't want to start making the wiring harness. I really want to get the bike running and on the dyno before mid December, so I've been...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The Suzuki GSXR 750 K8 disc I was given needed an...

The Suzuki GSXR 750 K8 disc I was given needed an adaptor making to mount it to the hub, its not very pretty but it will do for now, it can be drilled / lightened / shaped later. The disc bolts...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
After all the hassle with getting the rear wheel...

After all the hassle with getting the rear wheel airtight, we didn't take any chances with the front wheel. We machined a bevel in the top edge of the wheel centre where it joins with the rims to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Fortunately there was enough meat on the alloy...

Fortunately there was enough meat on the alloy plate to allow me to machine a 4mm step to the inside edge of the pulley guide, that way it could be bolted on and not foul the belt.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The rear wheel is airtight at last having been...

The rear wheel is airtight at last having been welded, the tyre went back on, then I had to wait for the blank Renthal 48 tooth sprocket to turn up which replaced the original 50 tooth sprocket. This...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
After looking at lots of options, including race...

After looking at lots of options, including race bike 'stubbies', I decided that if it was too loud for Elvington, then that's their loss, so it got a new straight through collector. Toes may get...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The exhaust collector needed work as it sat...

The exhaust collector needed work as it sat differently than on the old bike so its mounting point was angled wrong. Some tracks have noise limits, which I'm sure this exhaust would exceed massively....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The rear wheel is being a pita, whatever I try it...

The rear wheel is being a pita, whatever I try it still leaks. The tyre has been off and on five times this week as we try different sealants, all to no avail. May have to get the joints between the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-03-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The split rim rear wheel leaked like a sieve,...

The split rim rear wheel leaked like a sieve, used bathroom sealant to make it airtight.. went for quantity over quality .. Better not leak after this..! I'll get the tyre re fitted soon.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-03-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Downpipes are on at last, they sit slightly...

Downpipes are on at last, they sit slightly differently from the old bike, so will need to modify the collector or make another. The old exhaust collector could do with a tad more silencing, some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-03-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Over braided hose arrived, so could get on and...

Over braided hose arrived, so could get on and make up the oil lines. Need to pay attention as its easy to get them mixed up (the are no markers or id on the oil tank etc).. I've seen it done, result...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Got 4 stainless the socket / sleeve nuts for the...

Got 4 stainless the socket / sleeve nuts for the exhaust from Morgo the Triumph oil pump company, not cheap but they are stainless and do the job, so I'm happy. Though if I get a lightweight chrome...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-03-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Made a rear splash guard in stainless, the fuse...

Made a rear splash guard in stainless, the fuse box can live here too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
I've done my bit by sorting out the rims which...

I've done my bit by sorting out the rims which were cut out of an old Astralite wheel. They were originally anodised black, then sometime in the last couple of decades they were painted gold. Don't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
This is what the bike looks like today, going ok,...

This is what the bike looks like today, going ok, except front end. The forks are still attached to another bike which is getting a new front end, so I'm just waiting for that to happen before I can...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Fitted the air shifter ram and the oil filter...

Fitted the air shifter ram and the oil filter mount this week, the latter needed machining to clear the frame tubes, pity as it was chromed, but needs must.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The exhaust system has been giving me a few...

The exhaust system has been giving me a few problems. Basically it doesn't fit the engine. It should, as it came off a similar big inch Evo engine, but it doesn't. Mainly because the heads of this...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 91,421
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Rotary racer

Rotary racer
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Got the yokes back for a test fitting. The old HD...

Got the yokes back for a test fitting. The old HD steering stem we used must be the most modified in history. Its been hollowed out to lighten it, had a billet collar shrunk on its base so it fits...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
I was quite pleased with the paint and lacquer on...

I was quite pleased with the paint and lacquer on the seat unit, turned out better than I'd hoped, using just rattle cans. It looked even better after it had been polished, though not for long ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Not very high tech, but it works for me.. first...

Not very high tech, but it works for me.. first undercoat going on the seat unit..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Tomorrow I'm off to the big Classic bike show in...

Tomorrow I'm off to the big Classic bike show in Stafford, where I may be tempted to buy a classic looking half fairing from these guys for the bike, or would that be too retro?

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Once the oil tank was back on the bike, the...

Once the oil tank was back on the bike, the gearbox could go back in too, hopefully for the last time. After that there's been a few smaller jobs to be getting on with.

Finish the rear brake...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Next job was to fit the oil tank, but not before...

Next job was to fit the oil tank, but not before my orange peel paintwork has been improved with plenty of elbow grease and cutting polish.

Another tedious job, but needs must..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Ok, well its been another busy week on the bike....

Ok, well its been another busy week on the bike. The frame is painted with rattle can satin black, turned out not too bad. I let it dry for a few days then wrapped it in newspaper to protect the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
While today I spent the afternoon prepping the...

While today I spent the afternoon prepping the frame for paint, tedious but necessary. Normally I'd take the frame to Triple S in Yorkshire for powder coating, but that would cost 150 plus another...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Yesterday was one of those days when nothing...

Yesterday was one of those days when nothing seems to go right, spent hours making a bracket only to drill a mounting hole in the wrong place, meant it was only good for the scrap bin. Oh well, got...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Been busy since the frame came back, working out...

Been busy since the frame came back, working out where various tabs and brackets need to go, where the pegs should be mounted, making lock stops etc. All the frame welding is done now, hopefully I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-01-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
And had to take a photo of his shop dog.. he's...

And had to take a photo of his shop dog.. he's huge a Newfoundland / old English sheepdog cross, a big softy..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
4am start for me today, went to collect my frame,...

4am start for me today, went to collect my frame, after the headstock has been raked, lowered and stretched. Briz the frame maker did a good job, very pleased with it
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Looks like your having fun, are you following...

Looks like your having fun, are you following them the whole way?

For me there are still a few jobs to be getting on with until the frame is ready to be collected in a couple of weeks......
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
That's a nice old Harley, do you know what times...

That's a nice old Harley, do you know what times it did?

I'm still making steady progress with mine. Last week I squeezed the frame into my little hatchback and had a ten hour return trip to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Its gonna be a bitsa for sure, so far its got...

Its gonna be a bitsa for sure, so far its got parts from a Honda, Yamaha race bike, Ducati, HD XL and big twin, and only just got started.

The front wheel had four hours of machining on the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
An old Astralite wheel which had seen better days...

An old Astralite wheel which had seen better days has been sacrificed for its rims. Next step is to drill and tap the centre to take 80 M6 countersunk bolts, and machine the spokes to match the style...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,705
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Thanks for the comments. I've changed the posts...

Thanks for the comments. I've changed the posts to put back the photos I can. The early posts I cant seem to edit, not sure why, but at least a lot of the new images are more detailed.

I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,705
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The joys of Photobucket.. the monthly data...

The joys of Photobucket.. the monthly data allowance has been exceeded again. It resets on the 19th of each month, when the pics will reappear.

The alternative will be for me to edit each post...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
For the front end, I'm going to press out the...

For the front end, I'm going to press out the steering stem from as set of Harley yokes I was given (so I can use HD head bearings and headstock), and use it with a pair of Jeff's billet yokes. He...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,063
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
I'm taking the frame to a frame builder in...

I'm taking the frame to a frame builder in Norfolk (UK) in late August to have the headstock lowered, raked and braced. He's currently at Bonneville racing a 1950's BSA with a turbo.

Before then...
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