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by gsand
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Relocated the swingarm shock mounts a bit further back, this lowers and stiffens the rear end without changing shocks. Original location http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu180/originalninja/IMG_7365Large_zpsef2c1e47.jpg Cut off http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu180/originalninja/IMG_7367Large_z...
by gsand
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Which bike is that...?
Replies: 65
Views: 8289

Re: Which bike is that...?

It's a 750, you can pick em by the forward angle of the cylinders. The smaller Fours were all upright :)
by gsand
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: mechanical oil pressure gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 4413

Re: mechanical oil pressure gauge

If I could make a suggestion about these pressure gauges, avoid the 100psi and get a 0-60 or even 0-30 gauge. I don't know much about old triumphs, but the Harley's rely more on oil volume than oil pressure. I have a 0-60 psi gauge, and most of the time the needle is flickering around 10psi. With th...
by gsand
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Took the wheel in this morning and had a chat with the wheelbuilder at GC's on Main North Rd. He looked at the spoke pattern and said that it was all OK, so It's should be a matter of rolling some new threads on the spokes. It should be all sorted next week if there aren't any issues. Even though th...
by gsand
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Quick spin after work...
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Quick spin after work...

What a great read, really making my miss my bike right now. Can't wait to hear that big vtwin again :)
by gsand
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Bear, Cooling of the oil filter was a consideration, In this place it should fair okay. With extended forks, the frame sits at quite an angle, so the oil filter should get decent airflow. In other news, today was a bit of a failure. I laced up the front wheel, everything going pretty cool until I wa...
by gsand
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Been quiet the last few days, but I got in the shed for a little bit this evening. Recieved the correct oil tank fittings, as you can see they are MUCH smaller and neater for the same size thread and barb. http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu180/originalninja/IMG_7318Large_zps776f4322.jpg http://i6...
by gsand
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

looking good i like the way your heading ...love the twin lights had some on my chopper in thre seventies,.... hope you dont use that alien tank though i think you should not be able to put fuel in them cause there fuuugly cheers I don't mind the alien tank, but I probably wont end up using it. I w...
by gsand
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Also got the front wheel ready to go together. I found a great New old stock 21x1.6 Chrome rim, polished the hub and brakeplate, and ordered some genuine Yamaha spokes (this is a Yamaha wheel) http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu180/originalninja/image_zpsa674451b.jpeg http://i645.photobucket.com/a...
by gsand
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Top light mount rough cut out of 4mm, bolted to riser bolts. Bottom light just using some angle for the time being. I'm happy with how it's going http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu180/originalninja/IMG_7285Large_zps84ac9043.jpg http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu180/originalninja/IMG_7295Large_...
by gsand
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

As promised.. Pictures galore. Got into the shed for a little bit tonight and got playing some bits. It feels so weird building a bike from proper parts, not junky old stuff. This is the first time I've ever really build something "nice", so I'm excited about the finished product. I mentioned in my ...
by gsand
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Thanks guys for pointing out the purpose of each glass. I do intend to use both of these, stacked on top of each other. What I meant originally was That I wasn't sure which glass would be the best to use for the low beam. With the "high beam" switched on, both lights will stay on. I'm actually going...
by gsand
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

Well heres something I know you'll love Prof... I found these beauties on eBay UK but the seller wouldn't post internationally. Lucky for me my great mate who lives in England took on the role of freight forwarding :mrgreen: What have we here? http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu180/originalninja/I...
by gsand
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

I picked up some fittings the other day to sort out the plumbing for the oil tank. I got some 3/8 steel sockets, and just for mock up I had to go with an elbow and straight hose tail, because the 90 degree hose tails were unavailable. This stuff is cheap as chips anyway so it's no biggie. The proper...
by gsand
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!
Replies: 139
Views: 41358

Re: Shovelhead chopper rebuild. Picture intensive!

nozila wrote:Where did you get that head blasted and how much? Looks the goods.
Advanced Engines in Salisbury, it was $60 for both heads. That's glass bead blasting.

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