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by Victor
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Invigorating ride...
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Invigorating ride...

And forgot to mention, the whole day started off with a Completely dead battery, thanks to my absent mindedness leaving the ignition on last time I was doing something to it. Easily fixed with a bit of juice and some wire, the joys of a well tuned, easy starting kick only bike! Didn’t even need to r...
by Victor
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Invigorating ride...
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Invigorating ride...

Great recap and some cool photos. Nice to catch up. I may be tall and not quite an athlete, but that rear shot demonstrates how narrow Harleys of the era can be. Really enjoyed a casual ride, who cares if cars were flying past us at speed. Tend not to ride much during summer so this was the first de...
by Victor
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

The end is in sight folks Pics to show but brief words from my weary head. All back from the welder, mostly TIG Brazed. A really good process as it has such low heat input and almost zero heat affected zone. It is not suitably for everything but the design of this springer is perfect for it, as the ...
by Victor
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Great progress! It’s going to be a radical springer that’s for sure.

Coincidentally I also machined my rocker bushers today from Delrin, although I went with 1 top hat bush from the inside and a plain washer type bush on the outside. Your shouldered design is better.
by Victor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

For Brake arm I am going to use some Heim joints, but with a bit of custom massaging. This is custom after all! I intend on setting the distance the same between pivot point and anchor point, (rear rocker pivot to fork leg boss / front axle to drum brake boss equidistant) Hadn’t considered the lengt...
by Victor
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Howdy folks I don’t know how many of you are following this, but I will continue to post progress regardless. No work on the springer as such, its been away getting welded and still needs a couple of things. Instead I have turned to the brake plate. My original one was too bulky in one particular ar...
by Victor
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Final spring bridge shaped, mill scale remove and sanded smooth. https://i.imgur.com/0TPsbiO.jpg Using the front leg spacer I previously described, I added some stepped ends to locate the dropouts. Using a long bolt thru the centre pulls everything square, and of course the width came out spot on. h...
by Victor
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Thanks El Skitzo!!! Glad some people are enjoying it. Does take a fair bit of extra time to take all the photos and write up the posts. And what’s this? Another one! 2 posts in 3 days!! Just some quick bit of shed therapy after work today. Here’s a little bung I made for the brake arm. I will likely...
by Victor
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Just quickly whilst it’s still in my brain, the chromer said there’s no need to fully polish parts, as it will be triple plate chrome (copper > nickel > chrome plate). A smooth finish (e.g. 400 grit) with no visible scratches will come up fine. Having said that, I’m really getting to the end of my t...
by Victor
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Been a while since I’ve posted, didn’t do anything on the springer for a while but now have some progress to report. Changed the bottom ends of the main legs back to my original plan. It does look a lot cleaner and doesn’t make the rockers unnecessarily wide like the last design. Made from bar stock...
by Victor
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

V3, and final version of the Springer drop outs. I had been sketching out ideas and had a lightbulb moment sometime in the week. First need to make some “saddle washers” to suit my 1 1/4” fork legs, with a 1” diameter. Marking a centreline with a steelrule against the benchtop, use this point to cen...
by Victor
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Springer updates!! Spring seats and spring rod bushings machined out of Delrin. Bushes either side of the spring plate are counterbored to locate on the rod bushes, which sit proud either side by a few mm. https://i.imgur.com/Q7V5cuW.jpg I decided to redo the dropouts of my springer, I wasn’t happy ...
by Victor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

I forgot the show the top ends of the fork legs, this all had to happen before the merging of the two tubes. Here are the counterbored slugs for the top tree. They are bored 16mm for the shoulder bolts, and also threaded to M12 for the threads of the shoulder bolt. 1” tube drilled for plug welds, an...
by Victor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

I’m doing a couple seperate posts here, tired and can’t be stuffed putting much thought into my writings... Using a finishing disc I removed the mill scale off the main legs. These work great but are expensive for the time they last. I think I need to order in bulk! https://i.imgur.com/kjtWqEW.jpg h...
by Victor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3472

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Thanks Prof, I’ll take up your offer the 1” die. A crazy week was had so spent the day today in Shed Therapy mode. I revised my plan of terminating the tube ends, cut them square and ground a bevel prior to inserting the drop out. Heavy V-ing here to get the weld in deep, any weld proud of the tube ...

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