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by Prof
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Pan upgrade...

Will definitely suggest to Rayne that we pin one nut to become a bolt head. Machining the other end of the axle to prevent thread damage from the set screw is something I had not thought of, but a great idea. If I could index a chuck (with a big enough through hole for the axle) in the mill to machi...
by Prof
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Pan upgrade...

Thanks for the ideas Steve. One nut becomes the 'bolt head is good'. Lock nut on the other side might be the go. Mechanical methods are my preference too. See if Tony has had the problem on other springers. Third to last photo before starting handlebars is a good close up. Nuts do have spring washer...
by Prof
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Pan upgrade...

Definitely a good looking springer and Rayne found it rides very well with no bounce. Axle nuts did come loose on a 20 minute ride though which is a concern. Any suggestions beside loctite?
by Prof
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 28
Views: 994

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Good to see the progress and the lathe. You will be amazed at how much you use it... and wonder how you ever got along without one. Re top 1" thread...1. It doesn't have to be one inch, can be stepped down. 5/8 would be adequate, as it is basically just acting as a lock nut. 2. I have 1" UNF dies an...
by Prof
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2018 Macclesfield Bike Show
Replies: 1
Views: 81

2018 Macclesfield Bike Show

Choppers Australia did its fourth all bike show for this year;Balhannah, Coast to Coast, Lockleys and this last weekend, Macclesfield. Macclesfield show, put on by Lions, was the best in my opinion in that all visitors parked their bikes on the oval with the displays and stalls, making a real specta...
by Prof
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: Macclesfield Lions Bike Show Nov 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Macclesfield Lions Bike Show Nov 4th

Official start is 9am. I plan to be there at 8am. I'll leave home about 7.30 for anyone wanting to join me.
by Prof
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Pan upgrade...

Here's the final post on Rayne's pan, well for a while at least. Rayne polished up the handlebars and installed drilled them and yhen drilled and threaded the sleeves for the 1/4" retaining screws. He was keen to get the chopper on the road, so we will leave passivating until later. Sorry to not be ...
by Prof
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: For Sale...
Topic: Cb750 chopper
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Cb750 chopper

This is definitely a nice paint job...
by Prof
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: Macclesfield Lions Bike Show Nov 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Macclesfield Lions Bike Show Nov 4th

Reminder this is on this weekend. Ken will have his CA display and we hope to have a decent round up of choppers at the stall.
by Prof
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Pan upgrade...

Now for the right side guard bracket. This one is longer than the left side, so we use 6mm bar in this case 30mm wide. Step one is to make a sample bracket out of thin aluminium. This gives us the length we need for the stainless. Note that it kicks back behind the axle so it will be hidden behind t...
by Prof
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Car tailpipe...
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Car tailpipe...

Not a chopper part, but an interesting example of how often the set up is more complicated than the job! Harley brought in a tail pipe off his car that he wanted duplicated with a different end muffler (resonator?). Trick was the duplication of the brackets. First bit wasn't too difficult, just leng...
by Prof
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Late arvo ride with a mate...
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Late arvo ride with a mate...

Friends dropped in from Queensland yesterday for tea. I suggested Trevor and I go for a ride while it was being cooked. He got his kit from The Chopper Shed clothing section and opted for an open face rather than a screened helmet.. a bit of a mistake as it turned out. Anyway, with him on the Shovel...
by Prof
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 28
Views: 994

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Great stuff Victor. Easy to follow for anyone wanting to build a springer for themselves. Big challenge for personal workshops is getting the drill slow enough for large diameter bits. You can buy a speed regulator (to wire in) for some types of electric motor. I plan to do it on my mill which is 3 ...
by Prof
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Pan upgrade...

As promised, here's a pic of the fork stops. Simple, quick, neat and protects the paint. Right hand side has a small spacer under it as forks come back a little further this side... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFRaynePanOct2018-27.jpg Now, onto the brake anchor... Didn't show...
by Prof
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2018 Lockleys motorcycle Expo
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: 2018 Lockleys motorcycle Expo

Good to see photos around the Expo. I forgot to take any this time. I reckon your sissy bar is fine. "Officer. I am a tall guy and need a tall sissy bar for my swag sir!"

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