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by Prof
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Same as shovel. I've found it is beneficial to actually have 1-2mm slack for ease of wheel assembly. Doesn't affect alignment or anything, but a heck of a lot easier if the axle doesn't bind unless it is perfectly aligned.
by Prof
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

What is the diameter of the Triumph rear axle. Strange that the triumph hard tail needed opening up.
by Prof
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Lars BMW rear suspension...
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Lars BMW rear suspension...

Final job on the taillight assembly is to secure the bottom end of the tab. I will use a bit longer bolt with a thick slotted washer and locknut to hold the tab to the guard lip. Measure with verniers... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFLarsBMWGuard-36.jpg Turn up an ally washer...
by Prof
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Steff's xs #9... sissy bar finish, front foot pegs
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Re: Steff's xs #9... sissy bar finish, front foot pegs

Looks tidy. What's it like to ride?
by Prof
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Lars BMW rear suspension...
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Lars BMW rear suspension...

Got in half a day's work on the BM rear guard and tail light mounting. Mounting rail is in stainless and we need a stainless tab on each end. Each tab has two M8 button heads fixing the tab to a matching 8mm threaded block welded to the shocker mount. Here the two tabs and two blocks are marked and ...
by Prof
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Danny's XS Hardtail...
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Danny's XS Hardtail...

We spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday on the XS again. Danny spent much of the time machining various parts while I worked out what was needed, did fabrication and welding. Danny has chosen a comfy sprung saddle that is 15" x 13". It comes with a pivot which I think is way under strength and not ti...
by Prof
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Lars BMW rear suspension...
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Lars BMW rear suspension...

This week we are able to get back onto Lars machine. Since the last post I have also begun on the exhausts and set up the brake, but more on them later. Today I continued the rear guard/taillight/number plate set up. You may remember tail light and number plate were originally side mounted. Not comp...
by Prof
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Danny's XS Hardtail...
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Danny's XS Hardtail...

Danny, being a patient man; and a gentleman besides, did not throw up his hands in horror the next day, but straight into the arduous task of sorting out the tilted axle plate. First, the bottom of the higher plate was gouged out with a die grinder and then levelled up with a coarse flat file. Final...
by Prof
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Chopper pics from Oz past...
Topic: Barry's 1934 1200 sidevalve chopper...
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Barry's 1934 1200 sidevalve chopper...

This is the fourth Aussie 1200 sidevalve chopper I have seen. Belonged to 18 year old Barry back in the 80's. With luck he has a pic of the completed machine... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFHuntSidevalveChopper-0.jpg http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFHunt...
by Prof
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: Macclesfield Lions Bike Show Nov 4th
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Macclesfield Lions Bike Show Nov 4th

email received... We would like to let you know about our local Motorcycle show, simply known as the “Lions Bike Show”. This year, Sunday November the 4th will be the second running of the show. This year we have the backing of Peter Stevens Triumph, Shannons and the Mt Barker Council. The show is ...
by Prof
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: June Midnight Ride 2018...
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: June Midnight Ride 2018...

Up now Pete. Next time. Ken wanted to come, but ended up trucking interstate. Haven't seen his chopper yet, so a treat in store for both of us.
by Prof
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: June Midnight Ride 2018...
Replies: 3
Views: 150

June Midnight Ride 2018...

With good looking weather for the week, and a friend Rob, coming down from the country to help me do some renovations, what better excuse for a Midnight Ride. Rob has an iron head with very long springer forks in my workshop and doesn't get to ride with anyone at home, so I figured he'd enjoy the un...
by Prof
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: DiamondCBNightRide...
Replies: 0
Views: 75

DiamondCBNightRide...

Midnight ride coming up this Wednesday night and I've told Rob to bring down his riding gear so he can meet some of our blokes. He's coming to help me with renovations this week, but I reckon the opportunity of a ride in clear weather is too good to miss. However Rob needs two wheels for the night. ...
by Prof
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: June Midnight Ride this Wednesday night...
Replies: 2
Views: 95

June Midnight Ride this Wednesday night...

Meet 8pm, Villies, Richmond Wednesday 27th. Decide on route once we all arrive. Will be a bit shorter on than usual. I'm bringing a customer on one of my workshop CB750's. A newly built rigid shovel chopper is also expected. We always have a good time. Dress warm; long underwear and if your leather ...

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