Post by donkeychomp on Apr 17, 2018 22:40:20 GMT 1
Got the little pin out and it's now in the new dial, managed to almost snap the needle, not whilst getting it off but painting it of all things, I have carefully glued it back into place and all seems well now.
Post by donkeychomp on Apr 19, 2018 21:14:04 GMT 1
So the needle is FUBAR. I glued it again and even if it stays put it might snap off again so with a helpful link I ordered a new pair. The rev counter itself is all assembled now apart from that. Tank got a respray on the underside too.
looking good donkeychomp I am also like you and on a limited budget my has been off the road for 10 years and only managed to get going in the last six months by exchanging favours with people I'm now about to refurb my clocks
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Despite the past 24 hours being easily the worse of my life some people are always there for me. Firstly there's all you lot, and thanks everyone for your support. Then there's my personal friends who have all been so kind during all this. And then there's the local LC loons, namely Dusty. I dropped off a a/c RD swing arm this afternoon, I don't need it but it might help him out with the French RD frame, and he gave me all this....
ive nearly finnished my lc but wished i'd gone hybrid now, after seeing some of the amazing things the guys have done to their bikes on here, oh well i'll save up for that for the future now as its emptied the pot, how prices have risen, shocking,😱
A few mm needs to be shaved off the swingarm. A job for the local engineering lads, hoping they can do it tomorrow while I wait. Then there's that offset shock mount...and the bearings in the swing arm, some new ones will be needed so they can fit the LC spindle. Apart from those niggles it should be pretty easy. Awaiting some yokes (clip ons coming from India or China or Mars so will take some time) and then I can try the front end...and I think that will just go on with a couple of washers/spacers. Rather excited by all this and Mito stuff is dirt cheap right now (hint hint). Plus you get Brembo brakes as standard!!
Rear engine brackets, 2 strengthening plates, 2 front engine spacers, a new coil mounting bracket and the side stand mount. Gave Clive the spare frame but he hopes not to have to chop it. This will be the first lot of work. Thee will be more frame mods later on.
Post by donkeychomp on Jun 13, 2018 23:30:01 GMT 1
Wow quite a list. He is a bloody genius though and very likeable. My swinger 'trim' should be a 2 minute job I hope! But it will have to go back later for the shock mounting issue. Have a feeling I'm going to need a much longer shock too unless he can fabricate a whole new mounting assembly.
Yea, they are clever guys. And have some awesome machinery. When I first went there - quite a few years ago now, they had a "turret" from an armoured vehicle sat on the floor. They had made it for the Sly Stallone "Judge Dredd" movie being filmed at Shepperton at the time. Looked like it weighed a ton. "Pick it up" says Clive !! Turns out they had fabbed it from some sort of composite and weighed nothing !! They get to make some exciting stuff. And Clive is a biker with a couple of Triumphs, although he was saying he now fancies an Rd350 !! I think I could talk him into a hybrid !!