Post by midlifecrisisrd on May 25, 2021 16:12:21 GMT 1
Had bits of this one since January since it was dropped off
Progress is slow especially now I'm back at work full time
Frame is a UK 4L0 but it's had some abuse and some bodges
Its an early non tie bar frame but someone had added tie bars but totally hopeless job. Pigeon sh1t welding onto the side rails only so no actual support. They had been removed from the donor frame with an angle grinder so too much meat lost to make them work
Post by midlifecrisisrd on Jun 30, 2021 17:55:45 GMT 1
Did the bit I'd been dreading, cut the centre stand rail to fit
I was a bit concerned the newly converted swing arm didn't fit, 1 or 2mm too wide
Now I'm not doubting Nigel at NK so I suspected the frame had been pinched a bit. At first I suspected the swing arm had been horsed up without any shims but when I compared the stand frame rail the twisting had pulled it in a bit
An hour with a hydraulic jack and an angle grinder I think it is ready to tack in
Post by shaunthe2nd on Jun 30, 2021 23:19:18 GMT 1
Good progress Steve. Had to do some chopping on my project frame so know how you felt. I don't have a welder so used local garage for that bit, wasn't a lot of money and at least I knew it was done to a high standard.
RD 350 LC - 1982 - bounty like my bike in the 80's, finally got an original UK one. Recent build of 1983 31k LC2 in French Blue Triumph Street Triple R (sorry!) Rough 250LC frame and casings that one day will be a bike
Sadly this is the kind of work we are going to have to do now that the bottom of the barrel has been reached for bikes to rebuild. I did a similar big frame repair on my F2 frame so know the effort that is behind these pics to not only check everything is in place but also work out where to cut and how much etc. Its quite mentally taxing really, but the results are worth it I think. Good progress mate!
Only thing that seems an option is either Avon AM26's or Bridgestone BT090's ☹
Actually, i put some AM26's on my standard 4LO earlier this year and i think they are superb, i much prefer them to the previous BT45's, cannot comment on the Bridgestone's as i have never used them but they have been around for a while.