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Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:42 am
by BobbaZooki
Ol Fart wrote:Oh Bobbazooki, look what you've done now. I hear "Macarthur Park" playing in the background.
:D :D :D .. change the station mate .. coz mine's playing
"the boy's are back in town" ........ LOUD . :twisted:

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:23 am
by Ol Fart
Yeah Keith. I pick up my foot brake arm/lever today. The bloke who welded it together burnt himself really badly when grinding something with a 9 inch grinder. Sparks caught his flannelette shirt on fire and burned 25% of his upper body. he has been off work for 3 months.
Be a lesson here lads.
Im going down to see him later today. His name is Ray Dean, if anybody recognises the name, he is a legend with a lathe, a welder and can rebuild any engine to any specs. He has all the cutting tools, surface grinders and machinery. Ray is a wealth of knowledge and a hugely generous bloke.

I got rid of that fugly blue bike lift. I have a really compact frame on wheels and I fitted a small cable crane to lift the bike on and off with. I'll do a pic and post it here for you. Oh yeah and Harry is a year older and much much smarter, coz he's nearly 14.

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:46 pm
by Ol Fart
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The new bike stand.
I wheel the bike to the winch, take off the tank, tie a strap around the top frame rail and winch the bike off the stand.
Now I have more room in the workshop.


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Brake linkges shots
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With thanks to TC Bros choppers. I bought one of their forward control kits and decided to use it on another project instead.
I copied the lever out of a piece of 5mm ali plate I had laying about. Then I had a sleeve welded to it, had a couple of bushes spun up. All I need to do now is bore, tap and put some grub screws in the two sleeves to hold the lever in place.

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:16 am
by KeithinSB
I like the brake linkage allot!
And good idea about the cart with wheels to move the bke around the shop. I been thinking about something like that in my shed too.
Do those pegs move up and down?
It would kinda suck to go around a tight corner and have the peg drag and lift the wheel off.....
Looks great though!!!

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:17 am
by dg6oo2
Thanks for the photos you may have solved a problem i,ve got on my cbx the bike trolley is a smart idea as is the cable tie tie downs.

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:32 am
by Ol Fart
Mate, the petrol tank will scrape on this thing before the pegs will.