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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By Bevelheadmhr
No problem. For those who question the accuracy...

No problem. For those who question the accuracy of the final weight of the bike, being a bit OCD, I also weigh all the major components before they get bolted to the bike. I don't know the weight of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
How else would you weigh it? Its accurate I...

How else would you weigh it? Its accurate I think. The lightest evo big twin was the FXR which had a dry weight of 575lbs according to the factory, which would be a little over 600lbs with oil, fuel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-23-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
I weighed the bike today, including oil and a...

I weighed the bike today, including oil and a full tank of petrol... came to 94kg on the front tyre and 118kg on the rear, giving a total of 212kg or 467lbs. Not exactly featherweight but not bad...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-23-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Jeff has made new yokes which are the same as...

Jeff has made new yokes which are the same as were made for the bike originally. The original yokes having been badly modified by the previous owner. The forks look smaller than those on my mountain...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Last time I went round to Jeff's he'd mentioned...

Last time I went round to Jeff's he'd mentioned that the stretch to the clip ons felt a couple of inches too long, he reckoned the frame had been altered more than he thought. I was sceptical and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Here you can see the sprocket mount and the way...

Here you can see the sprocket mount and the way it has to be spaced to clear the tyre, while there is no need for any cush drive. Note how the side plates have been welded onto the original Suzuki...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Here's the blank sprocket being machined..

Here's the blank sprocket being machined..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
I have the same book and also spend far too long...

I have the same book and also spend far too long looking through it. Oh and I also raced my last Harley Evo in the Supertwins series a few years ago. Definitely going to Santa Pod for the Dragstalgia...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
This is the bike as it was being dismantled on...

This is the bike as it was being dismantled on its first day back in the workshop..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The old supercharged we took off Jeff's drag bike...

The old supercharged we took off Jeff's drag bike has a date stamp.. it was made 06/01/1943... what's interesting is that its original use wasn't on an engine, but to pressurise the cockpit of an...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
A Blast from the Past

As mentioned already in my other thread, I thought this project deserved its own build thread.

My mate Jeff won a bid on a few parts on Ebay a few weeks ago, by one of those flukes, turns out...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
With the oil tank filled, I turned the engine...

With the oil tank filled, I turned the engine over on the starter with the ignition off to get some oil through the engine, then put a few litres of petrol in the tank and prepared to start it for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The wiring is all done, bar sorting out the kill...

The wiring is all done, bar sorting out the kill switch which is part of the air shifter, cant do that until I make a mount for it. It went ok, except for one problem.... the battery is too tall, it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
But only when I brake ... hopefully :hmmmmm

But only when I brake ... hopefully :hmmmmm
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Don't know yet, maybe just a test day at...

Don't know yet, maybe just a test day at Shakespeare or maybe the one day classic sprint at Aintree.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Jobs still to do are finish the electrics, make a...

Jobs still to do are finish the electrics, make a belt and chain guard and brake lines and finally get it run in on the dyno. This is how its looking this evening when I rolled it outside to give the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
And here it is on the bike..

And here it is on the bike..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Finding a home for the electrics has been a pain,...

Finding a home for the electrics has been a pain, there isn't much in the way of space anywhere convenient on the bike. In the end, I ended up making this card template to hold the ignition key and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Back to my bike, which I've not had much time to...

Back to my bike, which I've not had much time to work on recently, so I'm behind where I'd planned to be with it, not that it really matters, I'll still get to race it this summer (fingers crossed).....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-07-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
That blue bike looks great, looks to have an...

That blue bike looks great, looks to have an Eaton blower ?

I was looking through the photos I took today, when I noticed something for the first time. The old supercharged we took off Jeff's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-04-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Haven't tried the tacho yet. so will have to wait...

Haven't tried the tacho yet. so will have to wait to see how bright the shift light is.

The CB350 ran mid tens on nitro back in the day. Here's the otherside
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-04-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
On a different note, my mate Jeff won a bid on a...

On a different note, my mate Jeff won a bid on a few parts on Ebay last week, by one of those flukes, turns out the seller owns the first drag bike Jeff built back in the eighties, the bike that Jeff...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Almost ready to put the bike on the dyno, though...

Almost ready to put the bike on the dyno, though hit an unexpected problem with the starter pinion... in that there isn't one. Its a non standard part which comes with the belt primary kit, but its...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 01:43 AM
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Views: 300,375
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Yes, taken at Stalybridge

Yes, taken at Stalybridge
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 12:04 AM
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Views: 300,375
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
A few photos from a rare sunny day in Manchester,...

A few photos from a rare sunny day in Manchester, England

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Merch131ho/Stalybridge2013/Stalybridge2013031_zps13a43c16.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
The single fire coil finally arrived, it'll need...

The single fire coil finally arrived, it'll need a bracket making to bolt it to the top motor mount

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Merch131ho/ELBRUTO127/006_zps81310f2d.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
Posted By Bevelheadmhr
Done a few small jobs over xmas, the frame down...

Done a few small jobs over xmas, the frame down tubes are thicker than those on a standard HD, so we made a couple of frame clamps to hold the clutch cable in place. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-06-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,005
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 01:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 05:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 05:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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, 05:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,420
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...
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