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by Prof
Sat May 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: SA EasyRider chopper...
Replies: 0
Views: 32

SA EasyRider chopper...

Got a call from Con the other day about a shovel "EasyRider lookalike" he'd just purchased. As it turned out, I was heading into the city on my shovel and arranged to catch up... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture-Library-5/CAFConEasyRider-00.jpg Chopper was for sale in K&M a few years back, p...
by Prof
Sat May 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: Next Weekend overnighter to Kapunda & Swap Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Next Weekend overnighter to Kapunda & Swap Meet

Leaving Adelaide Saturday around lunch time.

Camp overnight at the Kapunda Caravan Park... $10 per person for a tent site.

Those who want to can go to the swap meet at 8am. Leave Kapunda around 11am.

If weather is inclement may be cancelled.

Call Kevin on... 0419 039 711
by Prof
Tue May 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: Queenslandeeeeeeeer !!
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Queenslandeeeeeeeer !!

Will do. She has bone cancer and unlikely to see the year out. Still at 87 she's had a good innings.
by Prof
Sun May 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...

Wiring has taken a number of days as original is fairly complex and pretty battered. Will be done shortly. In the meantime a couple of catchups plus a new set of stainless pullbacks. Fork stops weld to the bottom of the gooseneck and are made from 6mm plate cut out to 25mm deep. They will hit the ba...
by Prof
Sun May 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: Queenslandeeeeeeeer !!
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Queenslandeeeeeeeer !!

Hey Skip... check your Queensland members list and give some of the guys a call. Things are very quiet in most states except SA... just needs someone to do some phone calling and organising. I'm really snowed under here and not able to keep regular contact as in the past, but hoping it will get bett...
by Prof
Sat May 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Triple Tree bushes for a girder and a exhaust on a 500 Honda
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Triple Tree bushes for a girder and a exhaust on a 500 Honda

Had a couple of different jobs today. Firstly machining up a couple of bushes to allow a 70's girder to fit an XS650. Wayne picked up a nice girder for his XS 650 some months ago. The problem is that the head stem does not match the XS bearings. First step is to do some measuring. Firstly... is the ...
by Prof
Tue May 08, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: C A Catch-up
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: C A Catch-up

Another trip to SA soon?

If you have done your research and are happy with the wider tyres, stick with what works for you.
by Prof
Mon May 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: C A Catch-up
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: C A Catch-up

Good idea to try a different brand that is set up long wearing. Most of the 130's wear well at low pressure. Some brands have a tendency for fine cracks at the side walls but I avoid those. I find that although low pressure causes tyres to wear quicker due to higher heat, the broader contact patch t...
by Prof
Sun May 06, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...

Fred got everything painted and reassembled and then the electricals decided to play up. He spent a day trying to sort it out with no success, so we are in the process of rewiring it. Lots of connections are quite dirty/corroded and the wiring has had quite a few mods of poor quality over the years....
by Prof
Sun May 06, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: C A Catch-up
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: C A Catch-up

Small tanks can be tricky. Pushed my shovel a few times when I first built it. Although the tank holds 4 galls (20litres) my reserve at that time only gave me about ten miles! Learnt my lesson quickly and extended the reserve to a full gallon. Gosh that shovel is hard to push up hill!
by Prof
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...

Steering head now complete except for fork stops. Plate that locks new boxing into old steering head is plug welded and a small piece of 3mm bar is welded in to finish the job. Two triangular pieces are shaped and welded in. Tails poking up at the back allowed me to hold them while shaping and to do...
by Prof
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...

Now that is is all worked out, I need to machine up the steering head.. I have picked up new bearings on Friday. The bottom bearing is larger than the top and the hollow bar I have for the steering head is sadly about 3mm too small in diameter. I have to make the steering head in two parts. The bulk...
by Prof
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Vulcan 88 Trike stretch & rake...

Trike's owner spent yesterday and this morning stripping the front of the trike. I measured up the headstem bearings which were worn out and pulled read the serial number of the top one and was able to pick up a new set from CBC this afternoon. Yesterday while the trike was being stripped, I did up ...
by Prof
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: CASA April Midnight Ride...
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: CASA April Midnight Ride...

Was a good time, most definitely.
by Prof
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: My current builds
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: My current builds

Forwards, i do them normal height and usually mount off engine mounting area... have a look at The Chopper Shed forum and you will see a few I have done. Feet are out a bit wide but not as bad as the GSX Suzukis.

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