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by Prof
Fri May 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: March 2019 Midnight Ride
Replies: 0
Views: 39

March 2019 Midnight Ride

We had some French folk staying with us until recently, so I organised a Midnight Ride so that the girl, Sissy could meet some to you blokes and enjoy one of our rides. She rides a 700cc sports bike back home. Weather wasn't looking all that exciting, so I packed water proofs for both of us. Got 4 m...
by Prof
Thu May 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: May 22nd Midnight Ride 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 21

May 22nd Midnight Ride 2019

Weather looks good for a Wednesday night ride. Meet Villies, Richmond at 8pm. Decide on route when all riders have arrived. Finish up at Pancake kitchen around 11pm. Hope to have a new young rider on her bobber join with us.
by Prof
Tue May 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Twin Cam needs new frame
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Twin Cam needs new frame

Garry dropped in his twin cam recently purchased from NSW (writeoff). NSW does not alow repairable writeoffs, so although this only has bent forks and and broken indicators, it has to have a new non Harley frame. Ridiculous, but due to bike laws being tied in with car rules and done to reduce rebirt...
by Prof
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Panhead
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Panhead

Crowie just picked up a nice Pan from Victoria. It has been on club regio in Vic and now needs to be number checked for regio here in SA. http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLibrary6/CAFCrowiePan-00.jpg Pipes are straight out and need to baffled down to 100decibels... which should be just possib...
by Prof
Mon May 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Been a while, but I have been putting in time here and there. Can now edit pics again so here's some more progress. Headstem and triple tree... Six degree kick back angle established for rear legs modified to 4 degrees because the raised axle will swing back and up on bumps increasing trail more tha...
by Prof
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 60
Views: 4583

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Girder looks really nice. And the stance is ok. If you have to retain current frame dimensions, you could disguise the height a bit by dropping the exhausts just a couple of inches lower at the front.
by Prof
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 50
Views: 3865

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Same probs with white carpets. Lose the relaxed atmosphere one is supposed to have in a home! Bit like a chopper that is too shiny and has an expensive paint job... gotta be real fussy with where and when you ride.

Springer and especially that backing plate sure looking good.
by Prof
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 60
Views: 4583

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Be interesting to know how good the Trumpy drums are. Pity its not a twin leader, though it could be converted. Son looks happy and will be a great experience for him. Good to have young lads who know how to wrench and actually be useful rather than just play computer games!
by Prof
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Invigorating ride...
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Invigorating ride...

Yep. Leaving the ignition on can be a pain especially on the coils. When Brian and I rode up to a Mad Max reunion at Silverton some years back. I left mine on while helping Brian sort out a bent foot peg when he dropped his chopper. Coils were just about boiling. Wouldn't start and I had to bump sta...
by Prof
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Invigorating ride...
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Invigorating ride...

Had a surprise visitor to the workshop. recognised it as a shovel as it came up the drive and then Victor's distinctive clutch basket rattle as he dropped the suicide shifter into neutral... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLibrary6/CAFGlennVisit-00.jpg He spent an hour or so checking out all...
by Prof
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Oxygen Sensor Plugs
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Oxygen Sensor Plugs

All I can say is that modern Harleys are so uncool; fuel injection, electronic ignition, electronic everything else and bells and whistles galore!!!! Recently a customer bought a set of modern pipes to put on his chopper... and they had oxygen sensors, not something he needed on his older machine. S...
by Prof
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Sporty chopper still going strong...
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Sporty chopper still going strong...

have been away for a fortnight in Qld helping my son Michael shift into a new place followed by building a new kitchen in his old place ready to sell. His chopper being his only transport and his wife having a little jap car, I suggested he pick up a tray top ute to shift and get kitchen materials e...
by Prof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

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: 10
Views: 1514

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: 50
Views: 3865

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. ...

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