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by El Skitzo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

I finally got to see the completed roller in person on the weekend when we dropped the kickstand off to Tom, and it looks absolutely amazing! The size, dimensions and lines on this bike have turned out way better than I could have imagined. And for someone my size (being 6 foot tall), it's a nice bi...
by El Skitzo
Thu May 28, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...
Replies: 19
Views: 4948

Re: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...

That's a lot of work, well done!

Not easy hiding everything on a modern bike that's for sure
by El Skitzo
Tue May 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Yeah looking at the sa.gov.au website it states: A motorcycle must have sufficient ground clearance so that no part of the body work or frame will contact the road when one or both tyres are deflated. Seems like a weird way to measure ground clearance rather than just giving a dimension!? WA has not...
by El Skitzo
Mon May 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Prof the hardtail has 6" of rear stretch.

I haven't seen the roller since it's been finished but during mockup we measured the ground clearance at 105mm, but I imagine it might have dropped a couple of mm. We're cutting it close, and we still have to add a kick stand yet, but I think we'll scrape by.
by El Skitzo
Wed May 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

After a stressful few weeks and a lot of back and forth between the certification company and my fabricator, our Chopped and stretched little frame loop has now passed the inspection stage and I have 7 pages of detailed certification reports on the frame stating an "Absence of Discontinuities" for a...
by El Skitzo
Mon May 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...
Replies: 19
Views: 4948

Re: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...

That's come a long way, well done!
by El Skitzo
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

We did the inspection last week, and found one weld joining to the cast neck assembly had a slight crack (due to some evidence of brazing residue), another at the neck assembly has what appears to be a slight gas bubble (quite deep) but told not worth worrying about, and the weld at the join on the ...
by El Skitzo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: March 20 Midnight Ride - a real blast...
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: March 20 Midnight Ride - a real blast...

Jesus you were lucky to walk away from that one! Thank god you're all ok.

RIP to the poor roo
by El Skitzo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Regulations for motorcycles
Topic: Queensland Motorcylle regs...
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Queensland Motorcylle regs...

This is excellent and very useful, even in other states.

Thank you!
by El Skitzo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

I know the x-raying is a pain in the butt and it's going to be expensive, probably set me back around $800 or so. But the Transport Department has specifically asked for this, so I have no choice, especially considering my biggest goal with this project is to follow all their steps and get full regi...
by El Skitzo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Once the frame mockup had checked out, and we were happy with all the measurements, it was time to proceed to the next step. I took the mockup tubing away and had the bends replicated exactly in a CNC bending machine, so our chromoly tubing has mandrel bends in all the right places. https://i.ibb.co...
by El Skitzo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Feb 2020 Goolwa Ride... well, a bit of it!
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Feb 2020 Goolwa Ride... well, a bit of it!

Love the twisted tubing on your exhaust tips Prof!! 8)
by El Skitzo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

I've just received a picture of the first mockup of the frame. So I'm looking forward to seeing it on the weekend to take it all in and check a few measurements. Apparently Tom took a little rake out of it just to make sure we are definitely within the 550mm rule, so we'll have to check that and how...
by El Skitzo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 91
Views: 15060

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Tom's got the neck ready to receive new frame tubing. There was no way heating up the neck to try and melt the brazing and pull the tubing out was going to work, so he's had a machinist carefully bore out the tubing and then removed any remnants of the brazing by hand. We're just waiting on all the ...

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