well how would you describe it ? lol F2 ypvs chassis with RGV front and rear ends. Yeah i know its been sone a million times before, but this time its me doing it in my shed! Lets see if average joy can make one of these wicked bikes! First attempt at trying anything like this but as time goes on things are already moving in the right direction!! ;D
My project idea at the moment is too fit (as above) , the RGV UPS forks and banana arm onto a F2 YPVS frame and build a bike up from there using the 350 YPVS engine i have in bits and needing overhauling. So i thought writing a journal along my way would be entertaining and hopefully a little inspiring as people also can add there comments and suggestions. All comments welcomed and appreciated!! At the moment towards this project I've got an F2 frame on order and the RGV bits minus a top yoke (anyone got one?)
.A wiring loom , a stripped knacked engine an a RGV concave radiator! Today was a good day, purchasing the RGV bits from Norbo up in nottingham.
Was so easy too find get too the end of the M1 and follow the seek and escort rider! Easy!!
Norbo's costumer escort!
Autoroute stated 2hrs i arrived in 1hrs 24! hopefully no camera's lurking where i hadn't checked!
Top parts well chuffed just needs a little cleaning and polishing and there be sorted, do need a top yoke though!!
Norbo is a top guy! many thanks. i learnt a few valuable things today which i must share too the public 1) A mans chest can slip down! 2) Old people are better targets as young ones move too fast! 3)Dwarf's on high bikes dont get aswell much knee down action as gaints riding lawnmowers! (not my words,their's! lol) Wise words i think you'd agree!
Anyway thats me for now, will keep on posting as the project progresses, many thanks for still reading if you have done so!
Today was a good day, got the shocker and bits striped off the banana arm. The huggers still on though cos two of the mounting bolts thread have gone so their just spinning. Just a case of drilling out and retapping or thread inserting, no drama's! But my drill bit collection is lame and not got a sharp drill anywhere, so will have too get some soon!
Starting too trip over all the junk in the shed smiley.onegreatguy.net/anger.gif[/img] So decided too tidy up and sort away so i can clear myself some room. This led into a full reworking of the shed layout and a new mini work bench being knocked up too hold my vice. Wood for this came from a shelving unit being stored in the loft of the misses, hopefully see won't notice or my life my be over lol
But now the shed is sorted , got me a nice work table, just a green patio table and my little work bench! quite chuffed with it to tell the truth!
Been thinking today a parts cleaner would be handy. At the mo in using a cats litter tray and 1/2" bush
DON'T PANIC LITTER TRAY WAS NEVER USED BY CAT! lol
But im thinking if i get a bucket, fill this with the cleaning fluid and drop some sort of pump in (small fish pond pump?) then get something like a washing up bowl on the top, put a hole covered in mess in the bottom of the bowl and secure it too the bucket. The pump output could be connected too a pipe that runs up top too one of them brushes that lets fluid run through them. Voila! As you clean the fluid drops back into the bucket ready too come up again and any larger pieces of stuff gets left on the mesh! One of Vinze's better Idea's!
Not much too report on today, still waiting for Frame, and gasket set for the engine (which has been on order from ebay for weeks!!)
Still sourcing info about the mod in hand, so many different opions and views what needs too be done! Enough too get a poor novice confused! so confused poor me! lol Hoping once i have the frame in front of me i can work through what people sayand find what right and what doesnt work!
Tomorrow we hassel ebay sellers who dont deliver quick enough!!
Today has started well too! Just got pm'd and the guy has come though with my brackets!! My friends Dad is looking at the dimensions of the bush as he owns an engineering company (only just found this out!lol)
Things are looking like their going well! Todays project.....flesh tunnel though my ear off to the piercers too find out all about it !!! ouch lol
Not sure who's doing the crank yet, there's a little engineers workshop in cheltenham who said they can get it done for £110 & vat & carrage. Thats for new big ends, con rods , little ends and gudgeon pins ( i think ) and i presume crank seals but didnt ask, also balanced. If anyone knows of anyone cheaper with a good rep , you know where i is !! lol
Update on the flesh tunnel! did more than just find out i got one done lol gone straight too a 4mm hole! Hardcore me lol actually was well easy and was recommended by the guy a good size too start! well chuffed!!!!
no mate i wouldnt say it hurt just a little uncomfortable, he pierced it with a 2.6mm needle then straight away stretched it too 3mm then after a few seconds used a taper and strethed it out too the 4mm sounds worse than it is. But saying that ive got tattoos all over and a few peircings too so i kind know what too expect and how too bloke the pain.
£110 & vat is definately all i pay mate, even stan stevens only charges £40 labour for a crank overhaul, maybe your crank is just more fiddly or something!
£40 is a standard charge for the presing of a crank and a rebuild if you take a crank in to get it fixed. TZR con rods and barings are more expensive then LC or YPVS but the parts alone would come to around £120 plus the £40 for LC or valve bits. I would ask what make they are mate you can get cheep stuff out there i can get it but i only use Race quolity jap stuff.
Well today my brackets have arrived along with the front spacer, have myself a spindle and have the bush's under manufacture as we speak by me best mates father (very handly, very free! good man!!) lol just off to the shed now too strip the swinging arm clear as its being dropped at the polishers tomorrow *BLING* lol
Hey mate just got back from the polishers, gunna cost me £45 , didnt think it sounded bad so gave him the go ahead. He cant lacuer it though so if i want that done (and properly will) it'll be extra. Gotta pick it back up in a week! Nice and shiney!!
lacuering it will take the real sheen of the polish But it will last alloy fades fast this time of the year so if you can get it done i would. But it sounds like its coming along and i do like a shiney swinger. ;D
It will over time but it takes a while . You would need to redo the forks every year to keep them looking mint. But its not as bad as having to polish them every couple of weeks, especialy after its got wet