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by Prof
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Wiring your chopper...
Topic: Basic Wiring diagramme...
Replies: 5
Views: 8854

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: 1
Views: 162

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: 59

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: 59

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: 18
Views: 394

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: 84

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: 84

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: 84

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...
by Prof
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 28
Views: 1134

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Girders on British factory bikes in the 30's and 40's had arms on both sides fixed to the shafts by serrations so they were locked together, making both sides of the girder a solid unit.
by Prof
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 28
Views: 1134

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Two things one learns early on; Bolt on ain't bolt on, and if the bike/parts are second hand they have been messed with! Like you I have learnt the hard way and a couple of times had to redo jobs on customer's bike at my own expense. Sure pays to triple check everything.
by Prof
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Ribs should make a difference. Look good. Nice job and thanks for the detail. Oil return in front of filler to easily check oil is returning?
by Prof
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: 1975 Triumph t150 Chopper
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: 1975 Triumph t150 Chopper

i particularly enjoyed and recommend the miller welding link. Good info, thankyou.
by Prof
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: 1975 Triumph t150 Chopper
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: 1975 Triumph t150 Chopper

Just keep the Triumph bearings and machine up a triumph stem to slip into your springer bottom tree.
by Prof
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...

Was going to get up pics on progress of Rob's ironhead chopper, but our you beaut computer system is mucking up again and I cannot access my photo files. However, this machine came in last week and I've made a start on it. Pics still in camera, so accessable. Richard has spent quite a bit on it so f...
by Prof
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: 1975 Triumph t150 Chopper
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: 1975 Triumph t150 Chopper

I don't have a triumph steering head here, but a Harley steering head measures 173mm to outer edge of outer bearing cups. If your Triumph steering head is no more than 10mm longer, drop out the DNA headstem and machine up one to match the Triumph. Then use the triumph bearings. I have also modified ...

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