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by chrisalchin
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Bike with no vin plate
Replies: 8
Views: 3798

Re: Bike with no vin plate

cheers mate, that's a load of my mind now. Didn't want to spend all this time building a bike to find out it can't be registered. Ill ring the rta monday to make sure its not listed as stolen or anything just in case.
by chrisalchin
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Bike with no vin plate
Replies: 8
Views: 3798

Re: Bike with no vin plate

Thanks for the replies guys, very helpfully, but also, being a little more specific, there is no id plate either, literally only a stamped number on the neck reading "sl125s-xxxxxxx" it doesn't even say made by Honda or anything? Any experience with this sort of thing?
by chrisalchin
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Bike with no vin plate
Replies: 8
Views: 3798

Bike with no vin plate

Hey guys just a quick question, a project I'm building 1971 Honda sl boardtrack style) doesn't have a vin plate on the neck, only a stamped frame number. Anyone know if it's still able to be registered? I think it was pre-identification plate model, but I have seen 1972-73 models with a plate simila...
by chrisalchin
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Any machinist around?
Replies: 9
Views: 2667

Re: Any machinist around?

Would you be able to make a set of lugs to lengthen my swing arm, approximalty 6" lOng shaved down 1 inch from either end, making a 4" extension? I would still need to measure the swing arm tubes for the internal and external measurements
by chrisalchin
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Low profile helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 6286

Re: Low profile helmet

trust me, I'm only interested in approved helmets. I do value my brain, however, there's no reason why I should buy a mushroom head helmet when Rjays, NEX and RTX are making thinnish helmets that DO pass Australian standards and come with the AUS/NZ safety stickers.
by chrisalchin
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Low profile helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 6286

Re: Low profile helmet

Cheers mate, I haven't heard of the NEX hemlets, I have been looking at the RJAYS Sturgis, and RTX Challenger. The RTX is appealing as its only $50 and I can get it in a sparkle silver finish (im trying to steer clear of black/white/matt black), But I havent been able to get a picture of a guy weari...
by chrisalchin
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Low profile helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 6286

Low profile helmet

Hey guys, I'm looking to but a new helmet, after a 3/4 (not a shorty) whats the absolute thinnest, lowest profile helmet, gotta be Aus standards (otherwise I would get a biltwell) I heard that the RTX challenger only has 1 size shell and its the foam that varies in size between s-m-l-xl, meaning an ...
by chrisalchin
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Engine dramas
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Engine dramas

cheers guys will give that a go this weekend.
by chrisalchin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Engine dramas
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Engine dramas

Lol, nah the plug is actully shaved off at the block, which is whats making it so hard. I bent the breaker bar that was at the end of a 10mm easy out. $6 easy outs from bunnings... must be made out of steel from mars or something. Unbelievable
by chrisalchin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Bringing a tank back from the dead for a budget bobber.
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Bringing a tank back from the dead for a budget bobber.

yeah that makes sense. In commercial kitchen we used to use pour cooking oil on our pans and trays, that would stop them rusting when not in use. Just wasn't sure how long it would keep for. I'm still looking at probably 2 months before the bikes road worthy. Assuming I can find an indy who won't ju...
by chrisalchin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Engine dramas
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Engine dramas

yeah Ill give it another go with some heat. I destroyed a few sockets and extensions last time, and bent a breaker bar. I cannot fathom why its been put in so tight.
by chrisalchin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Engine dramas
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Engine dramas

Yeah mate, If the weather is ok tomorrow (Tuesday) I'm gonna drop out the engine and get the head off for a look. I start my new job on Wednesday though, so whilst I'm gonna finally have a bit of coin backing me, its gonna severely cut into my free time lol.
by chrisalchin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Bringing a tank back from the dead for a budget bobber.
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Bringing a tank back from the dead for a budget bobber.

Hey guys, thought thought I would share an experience I've had this past week working on my project. Its a shoe string budget bobber/streetracker/cafe racer mix, bratstyle/gravelcrew inspired if you wish, 1979 CB250t. I really didn't want to fork out $200-$300 on a new tank + paint, as my total budg...
by chrisalchin
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Chopper Chat (includes how to post photos)
Topic: Any machinist around?
Replies: 9
Views: 2667

Re: Any machinist around?

http://tractionlife.com/bike/

This is my other option.... Pizza trays of all things lol

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