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by cjmeg
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Bits and pieces: knob, baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Bits and pieces: knob, baffles

Indeed. Cold beer in my fridge..
by cjmeg
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Bits and pieces: knob, baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Bits and pieces: knob, baffles

For a rainy day, Bear..
Came up fantastic, Andrew (of course) :D
by cjmeg
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Items on EBay...
Topic: Profs work
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

Profs work

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/bobber-chopp ... 3ccc6fb576

Shame to see it (mostly) done and gone..
by cjmeg
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Steff's xs #7 Electrics Box...
Replies: 12
Views: 2346

Re: Steff's xs #7 Electrics Box...

You are right, Mr Bear, so the experts say - why pod filters usually cut power levels..
A short length of s/s tube between filter and carb helps, apparently, to smooth out air flow.
I suspect the length varies on the carb/engine - on the VMax, the best length is 80mm!
by cjmeg
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Yamaha choppers from the net...
Topic: Define this
Replies: 10
Views: 3987

Re: Define this

That would do it :D
Often bemused by people's definition of 'chopper', 'bobber' 'custom' etc.
(I don't really care what you call it - fixing a label to a bike is as bad to me as insisting that a particular brand is necessary)
by cjmeg
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Yamaha choppers from the net...
Topic: Define this
Replies: 10
Views: 3987

Define this

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Not mine :shock:
by cjmeg
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Other stuff...
Topic: HD Dealer Tricks
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: HD Dealer Tricks

Common sales technique - reinforce the 'unique' experience you will get if you own one of (insert item here).
Sometimes I think that I like the 'idea' of riding (when I neglegt to ride my bike very often, that is). :shock:
by cjmeg
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Amen CB750 & CB750 Trike
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: Amen CB750 & CB750 Trike

Heard nothing but good things about Mike's work - well engineered, and well built.
Like the sound of a really powerful gocart!
My trike is a 70's US classic called a Stires, and one day soon it will be back :shock:
by cjmeg
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Das Frankenbike
Replies: 26
Views: 5490

Re: Das Frankenbike

Love it!
Don't change a thing.. :D
by cjmeg
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Wide bum bobber
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Wide backside bobber

Interesting, a lot of work in that.
Reading the write up on the Night Rod Special, evidently the key to cornering a bike with a big rear and small front is to come into the corner gently, then put the boot in on the way out.
Not sure the Trumpy has the power for that though..
by cjmeg
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum!!!
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Solar Power

All good, something to remember though.
One wind turbine @ 2Mw = 2000 1kw solar systems.
(45 at Hallett Stage 1)
And there are becoming more available grid interactive, low noise wind turbines for domestic use..
by cjmeg
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: What bike should i use to build this?
Replies: 26
Views: 3667

Re: What bike should i use to build this?

It is a Z series Kawasaki, as some of the guys said before. Early 80s Z650/Z750 had that style of casings, also the GT750 (shaft drive). The casings were re used in the late 80s to produce the ZR750 (Zephyr), which was used as far as the late 90s, the bike bearing little resemblance to the 80s versi...
by cjmeg
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Other stuff...
Topic: Swag recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Swag recommendations

I use a swag - quite bulky, but comfortable enough. Sar Major Brumby - 1 up from a biker swag, in canvas. PVC will fall apart long before a canvas, provided canvas is not stored damp that is. Only thing I don't like - it has open ends (not all do). Biker swags usually have a very thin matress, hence...
by cjmeg
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: Metal cafe racer tank wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Metal cafe racer tank wanted

Define 'cafe'
I have seen a few that use a CX500 (maggot) Shadow tank, for something a little different.
And Prof could build a seat easily enough..
by cjmeg
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Bar Chopper... the small version...
Replies: 13
Views: 5107

Would think that they are cast iron, Prof - not sure, would suspect they are quite brittle.
Bearing in mind that when lifting they (should) be supporting a load by compression, not torsion or bending so much..

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