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Old 02-27-2014, 01:04 PM   #76
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A rare pic of yours truly doing some work, polishing the alloy parts at Jeff's home workshop..


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Laying everything out as I work through the parts, so I don't lose anything or mix up spacers etc
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:23 PM   #77
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May try to engrave it, not sure with what or how .. maybe use a punch?
Acid etch it. Otherwise go look at how gun engraving is done, and practice on scrap before you touch your workpeice. I like this fellow's work: http://www.lindsayengraving.com
He uses an air-powered engraver, but that isn't necessary.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:00 AM   #78
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Collected my frame from Triple S, the powder coaters in Bingley, as always they did a great job, they specialise in motorbike frames and wheels etc. For me its a half day return trip (traffic is always awful), but its worth the effort. I ended up with my little car full of other peoples parts on each trip, as when they knew I was going I was asked to take their stuff too.


Collecting the Frame from Triple S.. shiny :)

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The engine is ridiculously heavy, but I decided not to wait for help to fit it into the frame, instead I wrapped the frame in card and foam, then placed the engine on its side on wooden blocks before dropping the frame carefully over it. Worked out ok, though took ages to fit all the mounting brackets and swing arm due to the thickness of the powder coat. Had to turn down the swing arm spacers a little in the end.



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Also had a threaded 'bung' welded into the oil tank for the outlet fitting, saved having to cut a British Cycle thread to match the oil tank and since the bikes got a modern oil filter, there was no need to use the authentic Norton oil filter (just a crude wire mesh) that would normally sit inside the oil tank. We didn't finish tapping the inner thread in the bung for the oil fitting, as there was a small chance it would distort a bit when the bung was welded into the oil tank. Now that's done we can finish cutting the thread.


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Old 03-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #79
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man this is going to come out a gooden congrats on the build so far!
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:01 AM   #80
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I struggled to fit the chain,until I realised I'd been given a 520 split link for the 530 chain. Having collected the correct sized split link and with my shiny new rivet tool the chain went on ok. Though I did have to pause half way through and go off to check on youtube the correct way of using the riveter, it wasn't obvious and it came without instructions.


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Also changed the front Avon to a narrower 100 width tyre, the 110 looked good but the general consensus was that it will handle better with the 100. Luckily the 110 tyre fits my Guzzi so its not going to wasted. With the new tyre on, my next job is to work out how long I want the alloy front mudguard to be and how to mount it


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I spent an afternoon at Geoff the welders place, where he let me use his pipe belt sander, it saved me a huge amount of time linishing the welds of the stainless downpipes. They aren't perfect (I was afraid of sanding right through the pipe walls), and still need to be polished but overall I'm happy with the result.

I did hit one problem today, the oil filter mount (which I had been pleased with), just happens to place the oil pipes directly in line with the lower chain run.. should have thought of that beforehand it'll have to be changed.


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Old 03-24-2014, 12:03 PM   #81
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Waiting on having the brake and clutch lines made, should be ready end of the week, so until then just been playing around with a couple of ideas. I wasn't happy with one area of the bike, so I took my trusty hacksaw and file and made this simple bracket, from a scrap piece of angled alloy plate. Spent an afternoon cutting, filing and measuring till it fit ok. But it didn't really look right, even if it was polished or painted or whatever..


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So I went off to drink tea and work on a MK2 version... I made a few templates from card until I came up with something that looked right, and with the brackets added this morning by Geoff the welder, just needs a little finishing and its done.. a 'Tiara' for the bike, to make the bright orange battery a little less obvious, and finish off the under seat area..


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With the 'To-Do' list getting shorter, I turned my attention to more arty stuff.. I want to engrave the points cover I made a few weeks ago. I haven't worked out just what to engrave on it, but spent an afternoon with a practice piece of alloy, playing about with a hammer and punch (far too slow) and my Dremal (much better.. but tricky to control).

The plan is to workout a simple design, that's not impossible for me to achieve, then mark it out on the points covers, before carefully grinding away the cover to leave the polished image/logo/whatever standing proud from the 'excavated' surroundings..

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Old 03-24-2014, 12:18 PM   #82
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Hey, if you go with the 2005(?) 919 calipers, they are gold instead of black. that way it matches the chain and other bits. The CBR929RR, CBR954RR, and some RC51's will bolt up as well.

I don't remember the specifics, but the Yamaha FJR 1300 springs are interchangeable with the 919 forks and have a bit higher spring rate.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:54 AM   #83
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This is an amazing build, I can't wait to see a video of it running
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:05 AM   #84
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Hey, if you go with the 2005(?) 919 calipers, they are gold instead of black. that way it matches the chain and other bits. The CBR929RR, CBR954RR, and some RC51's will bolt up as well.

I don't remember the specifics, but the Yamaha FJR 1300 springs are interchangeable with the 919 forks and have a bit higher spring rate.
Thanks, that's very helpful..

While I wait for a few parts to arrive, time for some arty farty stuff. I wanted to add some sort of logo or image to the points cover. After some thought, I decided on the simple Norley logo, and used a scribe and ink to mark it on to the cover. I did a test on the back of the cover, trying to carve the letters into the alloy using my trusty Dremel. Then trying again this time carving away the spaces around the letters to leave them standing proud. The second option seemed the easiest, so that's what I went for. If it turned out cr*p I could always skim it smooth again, or make a new cover..

This is how far I got today, will make it more 3D and as neat as I can manage tomorrow


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Old 04-01-2014, 10:33 AM   #85
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Nice but Narley would be cooler.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:59 AM   #86
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:52 AM   #87
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Had to finally think about the dreaded electrics. I hate electrics, dunno why, just never bothered with it. Made a start by replacing the points ignition with a single fire electronic 'in cone' ignition. Wasn't too difficult once I'd got my head around the instructions. Spent along time working out the wiring diagram, think I've got something that will work, now waiting on a delivery of wires, connectors, heat shrink and relays.

I settled on the type of oil line to use.. braided steel and those lovely blue and red anodised fittings would usually be my default choice, but that was too modern, while simple black nitrile hosing seemed a little too plain and low rent. So I went for over braided nitrile tubing with stainless clamps.
The oil filter mount placed the oil lines too close the chain for comfort, so it was modified to angle the lines down to clear the chain. Its a bodge for now, using a short bracket with the original billet mounting plate, its something I'll revisit another time.

With the oil lines done, that allowed the sprocket cover to be fitted (left it undrilled for now), and the exhaust which needed some last minute work to give more clearance from the frame tubes. The front pipe is still close to the down tubes, but should be ok.
Still being held up waiting for the promised brake lines, but getting them at mates rates so shouldn't really complain.
Here's a short vid I took this evening, in a couple of weeks hope to have it running at last.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:28 PM   #88
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I've wanted to build one of these for a long time, hopefully i'll do it before I get alzheimers. that would be an epic amber alert, missing old bastard last seen riding a murder black buell in a Norton frame.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:42 AM   #89
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Don't sweat the oil lines. They've been running that close to the chain for decades and I've yet to see one chafe through in over 30 years of wrenching on 'em. Just think of it as a chain oiler if it does.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:52 AM   #90
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I've wanted to build one of these for a long time, hopefully i'll do it before I get alzheimers. that would be an epic amber alert, missing old bastard last seen riding a murder black buell in a Norton frame.
That's a Silver Alert, not an Amber Alert. You might want to get started building soon.
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