2:1

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by micksouthere, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    Hopefully this will work out OK but forgive me if the photos don't load.
    The background was really easy, out taking a few pictures for fellow bike photographer, he's on the back of my bro's busa and I'm acting the goat on a 'wing. Cut long story short photographer jumps on the back of wing to get shots of the dash, over the shoulder, all action needles buried down the far right side. Busa keeps up. Wings needles buried deep down the right side and bus pulls out, I hit all the anchors, down the gears and aim for back of bus. Never one for fulling trusting the abilities of abs on bikes I got about 30 yards away and let off the brakes, swerved to to the left and then hit the anchors again sliding skidding meandering down the back of the bus and onto the grass verge where we stopped...only to hear screeching of locked up tires then that horrible bang. Brother had hit the buses rear tire then dumped the bike, snapping the frame at the head stock and spitting brother onto the floor.

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  2. micksouthere

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    this looked very very sad when sat in the workshop

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    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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  4. micksouthere

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    however it did give birth to a mad idea of 2:1.
    I'd built a Harris turbo with No2 many many moons ago and knew what sort of power could be had, whilst still retaining some semblance of handling

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  5. micksouthere

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    So it was with snapped frame and the mad idea of 2:1 when into the fray enters the MWG (metal working genius) I can turn stuff, mill, weld and fabricate however this man turns it into a work of art.
    Could it be done....2:1?
    Yup
    When do we start
    Give me bits and show me what you want.
    I pulled out a pile of pics...something along these lines and turbo charged so its 2:1.
    2BHP for every kilo

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  6. micksouthere

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    this is where stuff took off, firstly everything was chucked onto a cad machine

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  7. micksouthere

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    everything that could be measured was...this was then all plotted

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  8. micksouthere

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    plotted and plotted.... then the black magic voodooo art of making all the mistakes on the computer rather than in bent metal...that always ends in tears and broken bits being broken and then in bedded in the wall of workshop ....

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  9. micksouthere

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    everything was logged...it was at this moment that I piped up
    Nah...don't like it make it shorter...busa frame is too long...I wanna go meandering round corners.
    Black magic was performed and two and a half inches was removed from wheel base...woo hoo

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  10. micksouthere

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    It was shortly after that the computer genius with an electronic paint brush worked his black magic and an artists impression was born.
    The plot was thickened just so I could keep up... and metal was acquired, big chunks of gorgeous looking billet and tube stuff that was argued over and designated not strong enough and sent back. More tube came back that was larger diameter but thicker walled...shit started to happen. Machines glowed, sparks flew, huge ginormous girder jigs were jigged, I made the tea and we were under way.

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  11. micksouthere

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    This is the MWG at work...the following pictures are more 'art' than metal work however I'm sure you'll let me know.

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  12. micksouthere

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    Swarf making machines wrestled my lovely ginormous blocks of silver glorification away from me and did their job with gusto, side plates were machined...bags and bags of my blocks were little slithers of waste now but I had these

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  13. micksouthere

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    and they all fitted...like buttery goodness

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  14. micksouthere

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    clever devilish machines that have nothing to do with sea food scallop stuff on the ends of bent tube... once you know how it makes joining frames together almost easy..ahem I think fucking not!!!

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  15. micksouthere

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    working out how long the piece needs to be AFTER it comes from the sea food machine

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  16. micksouthere

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    and somebody elses attention to detail because I'd said 2:1 was machining the mounts...for that lighter feathery float away feeling

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  17. micksouthere

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    the frame came together far quicker than I thought and the plates were mounted with sub frame...everything was light functional and strong...everything on the bike that is

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  18. micksouthere

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    I got my act into gear and quickly pointed out that even I knew there was a swingarm missing. However beneath a cloak of sparks and welding helmets said swing arm was quickly fabricated

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  19. micksouthere

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    Light weight carbon dymags arrived in the post, delivered by a post master in a helium balloon, even he thought they were light...you can pass them round the workshop easier than large round crackers with cheese on them... and the chasis was now rolling...ish

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  20. micksouthere

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    Genius clever blokes looked stupid as the MWG whizzed up further more swarf and these bits

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