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by Prof
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Having worked out my dimensions to achieve the rake and trail I am aiming for, I'm going to now build the rockers followed by the back legs and bottom triple tree... Rockers... First step is to mark out the three holes, the back two for the rear leg and front leg pivots and the front one for the axl...
by Prof
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...

Fuel cap and baffle... Fuel filler is a flimsy affair and doesn't seal. I found out the hard way ending up with a lap full of petrol. Apparently the fuel cap has already had to be replaced. I personally would have machined up a neck so it was substantial. Anyway, the current neck does not seal. Thi...
by Prof
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Fits 'n Bits;Triumph...
Topic: Free online triumph manuals, brochures and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 7536

Re: Free online triumph manuals, brochures and stuff

Love the saying... riding a Triumph makes a mechanic out of a man!

Could do a chopper one... riding a chopper makes a man out of a boy
by Prof
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 21
Views: 457

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Moving along well and very traditional. I started the other end, with a set of rockers. Will be interesting to see how the two different springers ride when done. Hole saws can be a bit inaccurate. How close did you end up getting the back leg holes?
by Prof
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...

Chain guard... I like to keep chain guards simple and minimal. They are lighter and less obvious. I normally use stainless flat bar 30mm wide. If the distance is fairly long, I use 4mm or 5mm thick as stainless can snap from work hardening. Flat cut to length. You need to allow for full rearward tr...
by Prof
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...

A couple better pics of the taillight. This one the number plate illuminator... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFDOHC-Honda-Richard-87.jpg Lit up... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFDOHC-Honda-Richard-86.jpg Seat padding... I use consolidated foam (crumbed f...
by Prof
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...

Taillight... Tail light supplied by Richard is a LED stip with indicators, running and brake light. He wants it let into the rear of the seat but attached to the frame so wiring doesn't have to disconnected when removing the seat to access the electrics. So the rear of the seat needs to be cut out ...
by Prof
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Wiring your chopper...
Topic: Basic Wiring diagramme...
Replies: 5
Views: 8864

Re: Basic Wiring diagramme...

Here is a basic wiring diagram for CB750's and CB500's. http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFCB750Wiring-00.jpg Comments... 1. CB alternators use electro magnets ie they need power to initiate charging. Like XS650's there are therefore two wires to alternator form the ignition syste...
by Prof
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...

Seat... Now onto remounting the seat. Originally mounted with 4 M6 bolts and nuts the seat was a pain to remove and install. Bolts protruding through bottom of seat had come llose. It was hard to line up and the two front nuts were really hard to access. None of this is good when access to battery ...
by Prof
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Coast to Coast Motorcycle Showcase & Gawler Swap Meet 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Coast to Coast Motorcycle Showcase & Gawler Swap Meet 2018

Just the bits in the photo. Like to show riding shots as they give a bit more of a feel of the glory of riding a chopper...
by Prof
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Coast to Coast Motorcycle Showcase & Gawler Swap Meet 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Coast to Coast Motorcycle Showcase & Gawler Swap Meet 2018

Last weekend was a busy one with a bike show in the city followed by a Swap Meet at Gawler the next morning. I spent the two days prior organising literature for the show and cleaning and polishing "Ol' faithful". I had arranged to ride in to the Coast to Coast Motorcycle Showcase with Jason. Victor...
by Prof
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 21
Views: 457

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Very cool and very old school.
by Prof
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: A week in Qld... and a few choppers...
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: A week in Qld... and a few choppers...

Wow! You're a real local. Life was hard in those times but it bread resilient and patient people.
by Prof
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: A week in Qld... and a few choppers...
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: A week in Qld... and a few choppers...

Thanks Steve. Really appreciate the info. The fellow (Kinglsley Palmer Rogers) whose funeral we attended, established a property with his brother Mel at Captain's Mountain near Millmerran shortly after the war in which they'd both been involved. Were pretty much pioneers and the information/history ...
by Prof
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: A week in Qld... and a few choppers...
Replies: 4
Views: 92

A week in Qld... and a few choppers...

Ended up with two funerals to attend in Qld. One on the Gold Coast and one at Toowoomba. Hmm is Toowoomba an English name? When one considers the incredible number of Aboriginal names given by our early explorers to towns, rivers and places, one wonders how 'racist' they really were! Anyway, at shor...

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