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by Prof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Just thought I'd add a bit in as a result of a comment by Rod on Facebook of his experience with a springer years back. I think they look great, especially the classic narrow springers of the 70's. But are they any good for handling? Firstly, I think that for a classic chopper, long and cruisey, the...
by Prof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Managed a free day recently to get some more work done on my springer what has been taunting me for weeks! Rear leg pivots... Blocks texta'd and marked with an odd leg caliper to find centre of hole. Centre punched and then a caliper used to mark the curve that will make a righteous looking springer...
by Prof
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 42
Views: 2939

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Looking forwards to seeing how it all turns out. What do you plan for the anchor. While I think of it, anchor length (centre to centre) should ideally be same as axle to rear pivot length and distance of each location point the same. If the rear location is higher will increase the dive on braking. ...
by Prof
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: March Midnight Ride...
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: March Midnight Ride...

Reminder, this ride on tomorrow night Tuesday, Meet Villies 8pm.
by Prof
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Riding in the back paddock...
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Riding in the back paddock...

In January, three French tourists ended up at our place, rescued by Paul when their Pajero karked it at Old Noarlunga. We were able to provide them with a place to camp with amenities. We gave them some full time work for a week to help them get on their feet and then managed to find employment loca...
by Prof
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Night ride with Rob & Cyrielle...
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Night ride with Rob & Cyrielle...

This week's weather report was 'hot'. With Rob coming down from the upper north to work on his sporty chopper, I figured he would be keen on a ride. So I suggested Tuesday after work. Cyrielle and Sebastian are still here, so I offered Cyrielle my pillion seat. Didn't need to ask twice. So we decide...
by Prof
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: One off Risers...
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: One off Risers...

Glad to be of help
by Prof
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: One off Risers...
Replies: 2
Views: 118

One off Risers...

Dropped in on a customer recently and he was trying to find a set or risers to suit his custom Triumph. Needed them up 3½" and back 1½"... had a problem on top of that. His bars are powdercoated so instead of being 7/8" diameter (22.2mm) they are 23.5 mils. Ten years or so ago, I had some riser blan...
by Prof
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Saturday ride with two French folks...
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Saturday ride with two French folks...

they seemed pretty happy about the ride... and it was her first time on a Harley and riding the CB was a chopper first for her. They may still be around to come on the Midnight Ride...
by Prof
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Saturday ride with two French folks...
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Saturday ride with two French folks...

We have a couple of French tourists/workers staying with us for a few months. Have another post to do teaching one of them to ride, but a recent back injury prevented me from sitting at the computer. Until last week did everything at computer standing, eating meals the same way too is a bit cruel I ...
by Prof
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Thumbs up from a copper...
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Thumbs up from a copper...

Rode shovel up to the local Farmer's Market this morning as I do each Saturday. As I rode out, I got quite a surprise. A Road Traffic Police car drove past and the copper in the passenger seat looked at me smiled and gave me the thumbs up. Obviously a nice bloke and hope all goes well for him. Took ...
by Prof
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: March Midnight Ride...
Replies: 1
Views: 72

March Midnight Ride...

MARCH MIDNIGHT RIDE... Traditionally on a Wednesday night, but I recall one or two who say they would like to come are tied up with family on Wednesday night, so looking at Tuesday March 5th or Thursday March 7th if Wednesday does not suit. If you wish to come, let me know your prefered day. We mee...
by Prof
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Foot throttle?
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Foot throttle?

Still same controls elsewhere. So If I am using the camera right handed means I have to move foot forwards to brake if I need to slow quickly. Don't use foot throttle all the time, just to relax my right arm/wrist and when taking pics and video. Also nice to have a couple of foot positions when on a...
by Prof
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 42
Views: 2939

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Good to see the process laid out and appreciate the time you've spent putting this all up.
by Prof
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 55
Views: 3768

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Those Triumph frames are way over engineered, which is why they out handled jap bikes and made the jappers look like their frames were made of spaghetti!!

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