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by Prof
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Late arvo ride with a mate...
Replies: 0
Views: 7

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: 25
Views: 737

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: 5
Views: 143

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: 97

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!"
by Prof
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Pan upgrade...

Aw, C'mmon Rayne. You do a great job, with few mistakes... a pleasure to work with you. Centring wheel is easily done with a depth gauge on the rim... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFRaynePanOct2018-14.jpg You can use a ruler, but it is less accurate due to the curved surface. ...
by Prof
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Pan upgrade...

Quite straight forwards if you have a lathe and are patient...
by Prof
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Pan upgrade...
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Pan upgrade...

Rayne's pan is moving into its third reincarnation. First time round was a reasonably wide tyred, DNA springered chopper with nothing too extreme. Second time it got a new frame to suit a standard 16x5 rear tyre with a very high sissy bar narrow glide front end and everything very narrow and tall. R...
by Prof
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2018 Lockleys motorcycle Expo
Replies: 5
Views: 97

2018 Lockleys motorcycle Expo

The third Lockleys Motorcycle Expo and swap meet was by far the biggest so far. There were a large number of stalls both displays by clubs (Z Owners, Levis, Adventist Riders, Choppers Australia of course and some others I can't recall), organisations including the MRA, SA police historical, and busi...
by Prof
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 36
Views: 1453

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Glad you found a place to do it as a whole. How much was the hub out?
by Prof
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Latest info...
Topic: Muster patch
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Muster patch

If you are riding in our 13th Annual Chopper Muster on November 25th are you interested in the cloth patch below. Should cost $10 or less. 40 - 50mm diameter. The idea is to have one each year varying in shape and colours. If you think it is a bad idea please let me know. If you would purchase one o...
by Prof
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Richard's DOHC Cafe Racer...

Seat upholstery was finished last Friday... and a beautiful job too. Upholsterer (Shaun) is on top of Willunga Hill. http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFDOHC-Honda-Richard-122.jpg http://www.choppersaustralia.com/Picture library 4/CAFDOHC-Honda-Richard-123.jpg Richard came up Satur...
by Prof
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2018 Balhannah Swap Meet...
Replies: 0
Views: 48

2018 Balhannah Swap Meet...

We always have a Choppers Australia stall at the Balhanah motorcycle only swap meet. I also attend swap meets to see what I can find for future customers. Business wise it is not profitable, but does mean that blokes can get some hard to find chopper parts they would not otherwise know about. I deci...
by Prof
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: Balhanah motorcycle only swap meet this Sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Balhanah motorcycle only swap meet this Sunday

CA stall, so as many choppers as possible. The more choppers the more impact and the more interest. I'll be camping up there tonight if anyone would like to join me. Swap meet starts 7am. Remember to turn your clocks forwards one hour tonight to silly time...
by Prof
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Rain, sand and no sun...
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Rain, sand and no sun...

Rob and son Dylan spent a few days at The Chopper Shed getting his shovel ready for the ride to Shovelfest in Bendigo on the 14th of this month. We got a 21" wheel on the front which involved machining up axle spacers... and then one of the pistons wouldn't fully return so that had to be pulled apar...
by Prof
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 25
Views: 737

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

last comment excellent. If you build a machine that you just love to look at, you can't get much better than that.

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