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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #225 on: June 09, 2018, 11:08:37 PM »
I'm sure fitting the Mito parts to the LC makes sense as the little RD might have struggled with the weight
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #226 on: June 13, 2018, 08:42:05 PM »
Totally agree Tony!

So, exhausts off...



Get her on the bike jack and take the rear end out...





And a size up of the Mito swinger...


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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #227 on: June 13, 2018, 08:45:25 PM »
It's so close. About 5mm needs to come off each side. A job for my local engineers I think! Plus there are needle bearings in there and some new ones will be needed so I can use the LC spindle. And that offset shock mount needs a think about too...







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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #228 on: June 13, 2018, 08:46:11 PM »
Whoops!


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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #229 on: June 13, 2018, 10:36:20 PM »
All things are possible when it comes to hybrids, but to get that in there is going to need serious engineering....
Sadly the photos confirm it’s defo not plug and play !
You might need to back track for the mo.
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #230 on: June 13, 2018, 11:41:12 PM »
It's not that hard Peter pics might make it look more tricky than it is. I'll get the ends trimmed and fit it. I reckon a new shock mount will have to be fabricated but I will show my engineer chap the LC swing arm for comparison. As Mito parts are dirt cheap compared with RGV ones etc this is a great option....IF it works lol.

ps please don't reply with 'if...' haha

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #231 on: June 14, 2018, 08:16:27 PM »
Unlike the RD the LC frame isn’t designed to have suspension load back there. LC is same as TZ with suspension load put into headstock directly via the upper frame tubes.
As with arm mod, all is possible but would need strengthened frame and then all the std. LC stuff isn’t going to fit.

I’d say keep your powder dry, focus on getting one least expensive thing finished (rd50) then reevaluate at the end of the summer.
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #232 on: June 14, 2018, 10:16:12 PM »
Oddly enough I am doing some bits on the little RD....



Front wheel done!

As for the LC I am pondering things...



I agree with Peter about the shock mounting and it will have to be removed on the Mito swinger and a centrally mounted one fabricated and welded on. Not a problem for the chaps I use. As you can see the Mito one is a lot longer than an LC one and that's exactly what I wanted. Width is almost the same too. Both shocks are the same length also...



I will use the Mito one if possible, the LC shock will go on eBay. As with a lot of stuff I guess!

Also made a start on the steering damper, tired but works fine, just needs the usual refurb!



But yes I will be concentrating on the RD50 (60 lol) as I would like a runabout for the summer. And this will be the easiest of the lot (and cheapest) to finish. The LC is still a long standing love affair that will never be over as she will never be truly finished. There's always another mod to do!




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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #233 on: June 14, 2018, 11:17:32 PM »
For sure Tony, hence the term 'hybrid' lol. Yes a 125 one is longer but either way a new mount will need to be made to fit whatever shock gets used. Buying another one is not an option at the moment!

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #234 on: June 16, 2018, 09:07:03 PM »
I finished the grab rail today. Think the satin black suits it...



And finally the clip ons arrived. Amazingly good fit perfectly and dead cheap!!




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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #235 on: June 19, 2018, 11:38:43 AM »
Went to the engineers place and couldn't find anyone! But I did see this...my old RD frame I gave to a mate and his TZ project in for some surgery...



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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #236 on: June 23, 2018, 09:20:13 PM »
So Elsie is getting taken apart, I have a new client and in between work on his bike I am going to get the LC frame powder coated and the engine casings vapour blasted.



Front end all on it's lonesome lol



Now on a work bench



Also borrowed a rusty pair of exhausts from a mate (side by side ones). I'll clean them up and have a trial fit to see if they suit the bike...



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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #237 on: June 25, 2018, 01:09:46 PM »
Awesome Alex,
really great work, gonna look super sweet,
love the models too,
keep it up,
all the best,
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #238 on: June 25, 2018, 09:10:32 PM »
Thanks Dave! Frame is now at the powder coaters...

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #239 on: June 29, 2018, 08:54:24 PM »
And collected...I am very happy!