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by Prof
Fri May 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: May 2019 Midnight Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: May 2019 Midnight Ride

The housings are steel, but black. I have temporarily painted them with spray chrome. Will get them chromed when I get my new pipes chromed. I'll put up a couple of better photos of them tomorrow if I can.
by Prof
Fri May 31, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: May 2019 Midnight Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: May 2019 Midnight Ride

Almost double the size of my donk. No wonder!
by Prof
Thu May 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 18
Views: 4948

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Time for making the front legs. I am using 22mm OD x 5mm wall hydraulic tube. Wall thickness is a bit of over kill, but used because I want a slight bend near the rockers and a major bend at the spring base and wanted plenty of strength and wall thickness for welding in the tube. DOM would be more a...
by Prof
Thu May 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: May 2019 Midnight Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

May 2019 Midnight Ride

Slotted in a Midnight Ride in May the day before I took off for Queensland again to help my son. Promised to be cool but clear, so I expected a few less than for the summer months. As it turned out, two of our regulars were away a grand total of two enthusiastic chopper jocks rolled up. The ride int...
by Prof
Tue May 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 77
Views: 11148

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Good news.
by Prof
Tue May 21, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 18
Views: 4948

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Front legs... Next step in this springer build are the front legs. As you have seen in the previous post, I am using some short shockers with the bottom rings removed and new tops made. Attaching these to the front legs has taken a fair bit of thought over the years I have been designing this sprin...
by Prof
Mon May 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: VTX 1300... the works...
Replies: 4
Views: 3116

VTX 1300... the works...

After an extensive phone conversation Rick brought in his VTX1300 for some rear end changes. These completed, he is determined to go the whole hog with rake and extended forks. But first, the rear end... And man does that fat backside even need slimming...! http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLi...
by Prof
Mon May 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: May 22nd Midnight Ride 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: May 22nd Midnight Ride 2019

Seems like Pancake kitchen is now closing at 11pm weekdays, so we will have to get there about 10.30pm.
by Prof
Fri May 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: March 2019 Midnight Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

March 2019 Midnight Ride

We had some French folk staying with us until recently, so I organised a Midnight Ride so that the girl, Sissy could meet some to you blokes and enjoy one of our rides. She rides a 700cc sports bike back home. Weather wasn't looking all that exciting, so I packed water proofs for both of us. Got 4 m...
by Prof
Thu May 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: May 22nd Midnight Ride 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

May 22nd Midnight Ride 2019

Weather looks good for a Wednesday night ride. Meet Villies, Richmond at 8pm. Decide on route when all riders have arrived. Finish up at Pancake kitchen around 11pm. Hope to have a new young rider on her bobber join with us.
by Prof
Tue May 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Twin Cam needs new frame
Replies: 1
Views: 2675

Twin Cam needs new frame

Garry dropped in his twin cam recently purchased from NSW (writeoff). NSW does not alow repairable writeoffs, so although this only has bent forks and and broken indicators, it has to have a new non Harley frame. Ridiculous, but due to bike laws being tied in with car rules and done to reduce rebirt...
by Prof
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Panhead
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Panhead

Crowie just picked up a nice Pan from Victoria. It has been on club regio in Vic and now needs to be number checked for regio here in SA. http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLibrary6/CAFCrowiePan-00.jpg Pipes are straight out and need to baffled down to 100decibels... which should be just possib...
by Prof
Mon May 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Springer build with a difference...
Replies: 18
Views: 4948

Re: Springer build with a difference...

Been a while, but I have been putting in time here and there. Can now edit pics again so here's some more progress. Headstem and triple tree... Six degree kick back angle established for rear legs modified to 4 degrees because the raised axle will swing back and up on bumps increasing trail more tha...
by Prof
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Your Chopper Pics
Topic: Long term Triumph Chopper project
Replies: 77
Views: 11148

Re: Long term Triumph Chopper project

Girder looks really nice. And the stance is ok. If you have to retain current frame dimensions, you could disguise the height a bit by dropping the exhausts just a couple of inches lower at the front.
by Prof
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Your Chopper Project... with photos...
Topic: Victor’s Shovel Chopper
Replies: 54
Views: 10981

Re: Victor’s Shovel Chopper

Same probs with white carpets. Lose the relaxed atmosphere one is supposed to have in a home! Bit like a chopper that is too shiny and has an expensive paint job... gotta be real fussy with where and when you ride.

Springer and especially that backing plate sure looking good.

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