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by El Skitzo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Don't worry wheel choice is not locked in and finalizing what we're doing is a long way off. We're just throwing a tyre on this one so we can get it rolling, and use it as a base line. The front axle in this front end is only 1/2" at the moment, so I want to look at upgrading that to 3/4" to match t...
by El Skitzo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

TriNortchopz, we didn't end up threading any of those holes and rebuilt it back to the way it was from stock, although using new bronze bushes which required the holes in the links to be bored out, as the stock item is just steel meshing over steel. The front end is pretty much back together now, an...
by El Skitzo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

The front end is looking pretty close now. I just saw this picture from Tom and you can see all the new bushings and the freshly machine stainless nuts to hold all the linkages together, all ready for assembly. Hopefully I'll get a chance to go down and see this in person later this week. https://im...
by El Skitzo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

It looks like Tom is getting underway with the girder rebuild now, as I saw this picture appear on his Facebook page last week while I was away overseas on holiday. Looking forward to getting back down to the shop and see the progress. https://image.ibb.co/gZNuyV/45748920-2508112605872074-3938524360...
by El Skitzo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2018 Macclesfield Bike Show
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: 2018 Macclesfield Bike Show

So many amazing bikes and Choppers! 8)
by El Skitzo
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

The rear wheel dramas are now all behind us and the rear wheel is mounted in the frame. Everything is now correctly aligned and spaced, new brake shoes setup correctly, and the supplied rear axle also shortened to the correct length and now drilled to take a retaining split pin. Next up is making th...
by El Skitzo
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Late arvo ride with a mate...
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Late arvo ride with a mate...

Inspiring! 8)
by El Skitzo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2018 Lockleys motorcycle Expo
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: 2018 Lockleys motorcycle Expo

Great pics, thanks for sharing
by El Skitzo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Good news is that this repair worked, and the drum and sprocket are spinning as straight and true as the rim.

You can see it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rRogD9AD2y0

Time to get this thing mounted once and for all :D
by El Skitzo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

I've skimmed a couple of wheel flanges (with rim and tyre) on my milling machine. You are more likely to find an engineering shop with a big enough mill than a big enough lathe. Yep, just got the wheel back from Alliance Rim Repairs with the drum mounting face on the hub skimmed. Looks pretty good ...
by El Skitzo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Unfortunately I won't know the space between the girder legs until it's rebuilt. But at least I've got something to throw in there now for *#@** and giggles as a starting point. I'll take the rear wheel to an automotive wheel/rim repair business that also fixes Harley rims tomorrow and see if they c...
by El Skitzo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

This week I've had a bit of a win and a bit of a kick in the face with wheels. I've been lucky enough to have a front wheel donated to the project for FREE, with a friend giving me a narrow glide Sportster front wheel to try out. Yes is needs new bearings, disk, spokes and outer rim, and the hub cou...
by El Skitzo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Yeah Tom's thinking to improve the design by locking the spindles so only the bush area moves and wears, which as Prof has said is how it was done on old British bikes and old Indians. At the moment the P&P is a very crude design, and by having the spindles able to move, you could eventually wear ou...
by El Skitzo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 43
Views: 2069

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Well while the rear wheel issues are being sorted out, Tom is pushing ahead with rebuilding the girder front end with plans for improving the fork pivoting assembly. https://image.ibb.co/i7GqFU/SSC_image03.jpg https://image.ibb.co/mDDFh9/SSC_image01.jpg https://image.ibb.co/mrre9p/SSC_image02.jpg
by El Skitzo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 31
Views: 1432

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Love watching your work. Taking an idea and making it happen.

Bravo!

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