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by Prof
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Invigorating ride...
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Invigorating ride...

Yep. Leaving the ignition on can be a pain especially on the coils. When Brian and I rode up to a Mad Max reunion at Silverton some years back. I left mine on while helping Brian sort out a bent foot peg when he dropped his chopper. Coils were just about boiling. Wouldn't start and I had to bump sta...
by Prof
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Invigorating ride...
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Invigorating ride...

Had a surprise visitor to the workshop. recognised it as a shovel as it came up the drive and then Victor's distinctive clutch basket rattle as he dropped the suicide shifter into neutral... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLibrary6/CAFGlennVisit-00.jpg He spent an hour or so checking out all...
by Prof
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Oxygen Sensor Plugs
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Oxygen Sensor Plugs

All I can say is that modern Harleys are so uncool; fuel injection, electronic ignition, electronic everything else and bells and whistles galore!!!! Recently a customer bought a set of modern pipes to put on his chopper... and they had oxygen sensors, not something he needed on his older machine. S...
by Prof
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Sporty chopper still going strong...
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Sporty chopper still going strong...

have been away for a fortnight in Qld helping my son Michael shift into a new place followed by building a new kitchen in his old place ready to sell. His chopper being his only transport and his wife having a little jap car, I suggested he pick up a tray top ute to shift and get kitchen materials e...
by Prof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Just thought I'd add a bit in as a result of a comment by Rod on Facebook of his experience with a springer years back. I think they look great, especially the classic narrow springers of the 70's. But are they any good for handling? Firstly, I think that for a classic chopper, long and cruisey, the...
by Prof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Managed a free day recently to get some more work done on my springer what has been taunting me for weeks! Rear leg pivots... Blocks texta'd and marked with an odd leg caliper to find centre of hole. Centre punched and then a caliper used to mark the curve that will make a righteous looking springer...
by Prof
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 45
Views: 3304

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Looking forwards to seeing how it all turns out. What do you plan for the anchor. While I think of it, anchor length (centre to centre) should ideally be same as axle to rear pivot length and distance of each location point the same. If the rear location is higher will increase the dive on braking. ...
by Prof
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: March Midnight Ride...
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: March Midnight Ride...

Reminder, this ride on tomorrow night Tuesday, Meet Villies 8pm.
by Prof
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Riding in the back paddock...
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Riding in the back paddock...

In January, three French tourists ended up at our place, rescued by Paul when their Pajero karked it at Old Noarlunga. We were able to provide them with a place to camp with amenities. We gave them some full time work for a week to help them get on their feet and then managed to find employment loca...
by Prof
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Night ride with Rob & Cyrielle...
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Night ride with Rob & Cyrielle...

This week's weather report was 'hot'. With Rob coming down from the upper north to work on his sporty chopper, I figured he would be keen on a ride. So I suggested Tuesday after work. Cyrielle and Sebastian are still here, so I offered Cyrielle my pillion seat. Didn't need to ask twice. So we decide...
by Prof
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: One off Risers...
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: One off Risers...

Glad to be of help
by Prof
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: One off Risers...
Replies: 2
Views: 169

One off Risers...

Dropped in on a customer recently and he was trying to find a set or risers to suit his custom Triumph. Needed them up 3½" and back 1½"... had a problem on top of that. His bars are powdercoated so instead of being 7/8" diameter (22.2mm) they are 23.5 mils. Ten years or so ago, I had some riser blan...
by Prof
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Saturday ride with two French folks...
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Saturday ride with two French folks...

they seemed pretty happy about the ride... and it was her first time on a Harley and riding the CB was a chopper first for her. They may still be around to come on the Midnight Ride...
by Prof
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Saturday ride with two French folks...
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Saturday ride with two French folks...

We have a couple of French tourists/workers staying with us for a few months. Have another post to do teaching one of them to ride, but a recent back injury prevented me from sitting at the computer. Until last week did everything at computer standing, eating meals the same way too is a bit cruel I ...
by Prof
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Thumbs up from a copper...
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Thumbs up from a copper...

Rode shovel up to the local Farmer's Market this morning as I do each Saturday. As I rode out, I got quite a surprise. A Road Traffic Police car drove past and the copper in the passenger seat looked at me smiled and gave me the thumbs up. Obviously a nice bloke and hope all goes well for him. Took ...

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