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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2019, 09:17:33 PM »
Got some more done. Had a think about the foot rests and where the pipes need to mounted. I reckon once some correct size tabs are welded onto the frame for the foot rest mounts the exhausts will bolt onto the foot rest hangers.





Then a bargain rev counter arrived. Dented but all fixable...





I took the steering damper off the Popsicle, that idea was doomed from the start, and I'll use it on this bike. I have ordered a mount to clamp onto the fork.



Then exhaust #2 was ready to go on...



And this is how she looks now! The twin shock idea is back. A bit of strengthening on the frame mounting points and some tabs welded onto the swinger...should work.




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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2019, 11:34:54 PM »
Looking good butt  :D

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2019, 08:32:58 PM »
Thanks Tony!

Got my throttle cable from Norbo (ta matey).



Then carried on with the rev counter repairs...









Job done!






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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2019, 09:19:44 PM »
That Tacho turned out nice  :)

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2019, 08:32:33 PM »
Thanks Tony and it has the handy neutral light in it!

My mount for the steering damper turned up so I loosely assembled it...





Now that should work! Then the new exhaust tips needed fitting. Called for some drastic surgery.





I also got a new rear brake pedal. Turns out they are cheaper than used ones! And my billet foot rests can finally see some action...







Almost at the stage when I can try to start her. Few electrical bits needed and the carbs rebuilt but that's about it!

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2019, 09:01:04 PM »
Its really looking like a drag bike now  8)

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2019, 09:17:58 PM »
So close to firing this engine up now. Thanks to Merv I got this...



Cheers mate! Wasn't fussed about the condition as I just wanted it to hold the throttle tube in place. A little refurb and...



...ready to go on.



With that done and the cable from Norbo in place I just need some carbs. I'm getting a 'loaner' set and as soon as they arrive I'll attempt to get the motor running...but I won't be heading out onto the highway just yet. A front brake might come in handy and of course I need the footrest tabs welded on and the shock mounts too. Then, apart from some paint, she'll be ready for Santa Pod!

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #82 on: June 06, 2019, 06:21:37 AM »
Aha a use for the redundant bits from the shed.  I did not have a complete set of innards left so good you can use it.

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #83 on: June 06, 2019, 09:42:34 PM »
It's ideal Mervin. Got a kill switch on the other bar and it's all I need!

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #84 on: June 10, 2019, 09:42:11 PM »
The loaner carbs arrived today. Brand new and (almost) Mikunis.



And I picked up a battery from Dusty (thanks matey!). I am informed it only holds a charge for an hour or so but seeing it only needs to work for a minute or so at a time, that'll do just fine!



So I now have everything I need to start the engine. I will make a basic loom and I'll need a remote fuel tank (I'm sure I can cobble something together) and then give her a kick and see what happens.

No...I won't forget to add oil, and both types!

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #85 on: June 10, 2019, 09:56:17 PM »
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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2019, 09:13:27 PM »
I've moved Elsie back again to get on with the drag bike. First fit the loaner carbs...



The cone filters are just there to keep any crud out, I'll use pod filters when I get some. Then hit a snag as the throttle cables are too wide to seat into the tops of the carbs. Hmm. I did find an ideal place to site the battery though...



Then came across more snags



Front wheel doesn't align. I need to get a small section machined off and a spacer made for the other side. Not a big deal really.



The sprockets don't line up either so some more pondering is called for. And I need to make a small loom to connect the battery to the kill switch, coils and generator. So I think I'll get the forks and wheel over to the engineers place, then while they do that I'll drop the engine back out and take the frame and swing arm there for some mounting lugs/brackets to get welded on.






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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #87 on: June 19, 2019, 09:17:41 PM »
So near, yet so far

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #88 on: June 24, 2019, 08:55:19 PM »
What with the drag bike having the same front forks and yoke set up as on the LC I thought I'd need Mito yokes for this bike too...however I don't think I do. The YZF front wheel on it is narrower than a Mito one and the tyre is skinnier, so a Mito caliper just goes straight on...



I do need to get a little shaved off the wheel and a spacer made but apart from that all is good. But it does mean I need another Mito caliper!!

Then after a call from Peter to discuss the loom idea I made a start.





The coils both have orange wires coming off them and connect to the points...but the points wires are one grey and one orange. Hmm.



Still I'm sure that can be resolved. As for the carbs and the cables not fitting I'll just have them on...but not actually adjustable. Doesn't matter really as the engine only needs to idle. So I'm going to get some petrol tomorrow and add 2 stroke, fill the engine with oil and hope for the best!

Just realised I need a temporary fuel tank. Anybody made one? Maybe an upside down plastic bottle with a tube in it would suffice...





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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #89 on: June 24, 2019, 09:21:06 PM »
Good news that this project is coming along
The orange and grey wires from the points identifies the left/right points
Fingers crossed for an easy start up

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