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by Prof
Sat May 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...
Replies: 28
Views: 15244

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

Shocker mounts... To set up rear end, one shocker is dismantled and compressed. Wheel is blocked up to previously measured amount of travel. This is calculated most accurately by comparing the length of a fully extended shocker against a fully compressed one. It can be done by measuring an extended...
by Prof
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...
Replies: 28
Views: 15244

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

Boxing in the Steering Head... The steering head and about 12 inches along the backbone are both high stress areas and need to be treated accordingly. Our backbone is more than substantial but will have a tube connecting it to the down tube gusset or a pair of small gussets to the steering head jus...
by Prof
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...
Replies: 28
Views: 15244

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

I cheated and had left overs for tea tonight, so I could have some time to get up some more pics of Garry 's machine. We are a long way past this post, but I will continue to take it step by step in the hope that it will help some chopper jocks do a good job of their own choppers. My posts are desig...
by Prof
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Me and my chop... off the net...
Topic: Some 50's pics...
Replies: 9
Views: 11807

Re: Some 50's pics...

Here's a link to a site called the wandering biker (with a newly published guide book) that some of you may enjoy perusing... https://wanderingbiker.net/adventure-biking/
by Prof
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 97
Views: 25112

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Interesting. Whether those imperfections would in the long term cause a problem is not to be known, but if you ever try to pull even a tack weld apart, I would wonder. Still at least you now know you have perfect welds.
by Prof
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Unexpected Easter Ride 2020...
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

Unexpected Easter Ride 2020...

Peter, one of my customer's friends has been with out a bike for 5 years and occasionally hires a bike at pretty high cost to get in in the wind. Knowing I had a shop bike he asked if I could hire it out to him for a short Easter Ride he and his mates were planning. I figured I could help him out an...
by Prof
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...
Replies: 28
Views: 15244

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

Glad you are enjoying it. Frame almost done, just need time to get posts up.
by Prof
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: March 20 Midnight Ride - a real blast...
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

March 20 Midnight Ride - a real blast...

March now and time to get in another Midnight Ride while the weather still warm... and the weather turned out perfectly for us. Victor who always comes, was crook and Rayne who always comes too, had lighting trouble. So who would be there. Sometimes we have only two or three, other times six or eigh...
by Prof
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 97
Views: 25112

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Getting there. Amazing that fresh welds have to be x rayed! In SA the engineer's physical inspection is all that is required.
by Prof
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: March Midnight Run, Wed 18th...
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

Re: March Midnight Run, Wed 18th...

Not hing happening in Qld unfortunately
by Prof
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: VTX 1300... the works...
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

Re: VTX 1300... the works...

Fuel Tank... Finally back onto Rick's VTX. When he was last here he chose a second hand Yamaha tank I had in my collection... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLibrary7/CAFVTX1300Tank-00.jpg Because it will be a semi frisco'd tank the filler will need to be moved to the topmost part of the ta...
by Prof
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: building a frame for a Twin Cam A...
Replies: 28
Views: 15244

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

Sorry for the delay. I've been trying against the odds to get this thread up to the current situation, and at last finally can get some done tonight... My favourite treatment on the rear of swing arm chopper frames is a curve that matches the top of the guard. This requires bending a wide curve in t...
by Prof
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: March Midnight Run, Wed 18th...
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

Re: March Midnight Run, Wed 18th...

Definitely on... 8pm
Villies Richmond.
by Prof
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: March Midnight Run, Wed 18th...
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

March Midnight Run, Wed 18th...

Aiming at having another Midnight Run next Wednesday, March 18th. Will confirm once I've checked weather forecast in a few days time.

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