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Offline kawazonkey

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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 »
 :)