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by Prof
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: Robs chop finally on the road
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Robs chop finally on the road

Rob's been dropping down to The Chopper Shed every weekend or so to get his shovel ready for the Muster ride. It's been a bit of a drama. Quite a bit done but problems still surfaced. Despite new rubbers and some extra machining, his twin pot PM rear caliper kept jamming the rotor with the following...
by Prof
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: 2019 Chopper Muster November 30th
Replies: 3
Views: 3921

Re: 2019 Chopper Muster November 30th

Please note date is 29th to 1st, in TWO weeks time.
by Prof
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Regional run and meeting arranging...
Topic: 2019 Chopper Muster November 30th
Replies: 3
Views: 3921

Re: 2019 Chopper Muster November 30th

Reminder, this event coming up in two weeks. Archery has been confirmed. Saturday "The Ride" route has been tested and provides a mix of open road and curves with some great scenery. Stopping at Echunga deli Meadows for fuel, Middleton, Top of Crows Nest Rd and Silver Sands.
by Prof
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Panhead
Replies: 2
Views: 2652

Re: Panhead

We got onto Crowy's pan some time back and I am just catching up on posts. Bike was from interstate and had been on club regio. Number check at Lonsdale Motor Reg Checking station now required. A number of jobs to be done to bring it to SA roadworthy standards. Neat little horn added into original m...
by Prof
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2019 Macclesfield Bike Show...
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Re: 2019 Macclesfield Bike Show...

Some more photos dropped in yesterday by Phil...

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by Prof
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2019 Macclesfield Bike Show...
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

2019 Macclesfield Bike Show...

Choppers Australia had a display at the 3rd Macclesfield Bike Show and Swap Meet today. I arrived at 8am after a very enjoyable ride devoid of traffic, lycra propelled bicycles, kangaroos, wombats, koalas, fallen tree branches, massive pot holes and precipitation. Last year's event was very well org...
by Prof
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: VTX 1300... the works...
Replies: 5
Views: 5076

Re: VTX 1300... the works...

A couple of jobs on it this morning so Rick can see the stance of his chopper with 48 degree rake and 14" overs. A set of new antivibration mounts for the risers... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLibrary7/CAFVTX1300-117.jpg A pair of stainless TCS Zed's so we can move it around... http://ww...
by Prof
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: VTX 1300... the works...
Replies: 5
Views: 5076

Re: VTX 1300... the works...

Back on the VTX today. Slugs need to be machined to join the front down tubes. Years ago I procured a heap of forks and fork legs to use for machining as they are good steel and have thick walls; half way between hollow bar and pipe. Find a fork leg that is .5mm larger in diameter than the ID of the...
by Prof
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: VTX 1300... the works...
Replies: 5
Views: 5076

Re: VTX 1300... the works...

New steeringhead needs some slimming in a few places. Turning the steering head as it is pushed in shows high spots... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/PictureLibrary7/CAFVTX1300-76.jpg I find a second hand wheel in very good condition... getting hard to come by. It is set up for one rotor, but owne...
by Prof
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2019 Strathalbyn SwapMeet and short ride...
Replies: 0
Views: 2943

2019 Strathalbyn SwapMeet and short ride...

Strathalbyn swap meet today. Begins at 6.30. 5.15am and the alarm's incessant beeping wakes me out of a rather silly dream. Crawl out of bed. Unlock workshop. My trusty steed waiting there in the dark, packed and ready to roll. Heat breakfast and get changed. Fires almost out. Damn! Go outside to ge...
by Prof
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: VTX 1300... the works...
Replies: 5
Views: 5076

Re: VTX 1300... the works...

Back onto the VTX. Lionell stripped the front end of the bike and it looks a hundred times better already... in fact a genuine bobber. 40's through 60's American bikes were all fat and heavy although not quite as extreme as this modern Japanese copy. Rear guards got bobtailed, and front guards, big ...
by Prof
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Circumventing the RidikulusRool Peter's Evo Chopper derake...
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: Circumventing the RidikulusRool Peter's Evo Chopper derake...

Back on the job Tuesday and finished the project at 6.45pm; total of 13 hours... Reinforcing tube welded in. Vertical support is part of original tank front mount. Helps prevent the curved tube from flexing. Flame will be moved an joined (on a tip) further forwards to help further stabilize the tube...
by Prof
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: On The Road Pics & Ride Reports...
Topic: 2019 Ride to Pt Pirie and then the Lockleys Bike Expo...
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

2019 Ride to Pt Pirie and then the Lockleys Bike Expo...

Last entry on my chopper tank lists a ride to Kadina swap meet June 2018. Yoiks! Gawler swap meet is about the furthest I have ridden in 16 months. Now, that, my chopper friends is NOT good. I have run up plenty of miles, but all local stuff. How I crave a couple of weeks out on the open road! Get a...
by Prof
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Circumventing the RidikulusRool Peter's Evo Chopper derake...
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: Circumventing the RidikulusRool Peter's Evo Chopper derake...

Glad to be of assistance. That's what we are about. Looking forwards to seeing your progress...
by Prof
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Chopper Shed
Topic: Circumventing the RidikulusRool Peter's Evo Chopper derake...
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: Circumventing the RidikulusRool Peter's Evo Chopper derake...

Back onto the chopper for a few hours the following morning. Jack the frame forwards and see what happens with 550 rule. Need 80mm, but after a fair bit of pressure only gain about 30mm. Down tubes are basically bending from near front engine mount and just doing it this way will mean pushing steeri...

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