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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Shockers leaking!

Damn, I am getting so close to finishing the bike....and then....
I got the bike on the ground after its been on the lift for a while to find out that both shockers are leaking oil. Quickly got onto the internet to find the manufacturer and ask for info and help. Guess what....I found turns out I've got Fournales height adjustable shockers on the bike. Air-pressure is doing the trick.
Send the company an email to ask for help, looking for parts, oil volume information,etc. Quick reply but the help is limted to, "send them to us we will fix it for you"......but I am too much of stubborn basterd to do that.
I have to attempt to do it locally.

First job, make some new pushrods since the old ones are damaged.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

War-machine!? first ride

My mate Wim finished his war machine and honoured us with a visit.
His bike is a head-turner, I am sure we're going to have some fun with folks that are going to assume the brand and heritage of the bike. WRONG, hahah......I love it.....

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fender adjusted, Fiddly stuff!

Got started with the wiring again and while dis-assembling the rear-end I decided I wanted larger clearance between the fender and the tire, nice timing you dumb fuck, haha.....
With the fender painted that turned out to be a fiddly job, but with some carefull cutting and filing it looks like its never been touched.
The fender clears the tire an additional 0.5 cm and.......
I did not forget the wires :-)

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Support for the startermotor

Already for a while I didn't like the way the startermotor was mounted. It is only hanging of an alu plate on the right hand side. With the torque its producing in combination with the weight, I think it is an accident about to happen.
Not anymore, took a scrap piece of 12mm Alu plate an made myself another support bracket. Great backyard style solution don't you think.

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