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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Prototype Blues!

Good news.. Today I found the root cause of some problems I found yesterday

Bad news... I need to disassemble half the bike and get out the grinder

Hahaha, we'll get there, Right now I have the prototype blues........

Saturday, 27 August 2011

First ride, Its alive!

After fumbling around with wires the past days I got to start the bike for the first time since Oct 2009. It roars, it shakes, it goes........
Hahahaha, did my first test ride, 10km, tomorrow I'll fix some start-up problems and then........I'll ride it some more.
Nothin beats riding you own backyard build bike. yessssss........

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Finally, Wiring!

After fucking around with the brakes for too long, I couldn´t get them working properly, I have finally started with the wiring.
When I stripped the bike back in 2009, I ripped out the wiring completely. My last trip on this bike ended alongside the highway with some major electrical problems, taking me hours to get back home. so......

Starting from scratch... I always attach individual cables to each user, switch etc. This way, if anything fails in the future I can replace it with ease without having to touch the rest of the wiring harness.
It isn´t much I need to wire-up, I have reduced things to the max. For example, no switches so NO wiring to the handlebars.

I really hope I can ride this bike next weekend, fingers crossed...

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Opening of Kustom Korner!

A cool shop opening on the 28th August, check it out.......

Sunday, 14 August 2011

CV Membrane, Goodies!

Stripped down the old virago to get to the bits I so desperately need.
The CV membranes are ok, I am very happy.
After a bit of cleaning they are ready to go into the carbs of the purple Yamaha chop.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Garden find!

The CV membrane of the carbs of 1 of the Yamaha chops has some tiny holes in it which makes the bike run like a shaking old bitch. I've looked everywhere for some replacement parts, no longer available :-(
Luckily I knew of a possible donor bike which hasn't been in use for many years.
That's tonight’s garden find, just picked it up, hopefully it contains the parts I so desperately need. Thanks Harry.
Tomorrow we'll see.......... to be continued

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Dampers are back, oohh yeah!

Unlike I posted some weeks ago I decided to ship the leaking dampers to the manufacturer in France. Some specific spare parts were not freely attainable. The boys from Fournales did a fine job repairing them, they even exchanged the cosmetic bits. This on dampers that are 10 years old.
I know what I am doing tonight........back into the workshop :-)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Holiday on the Côte d'Azur!

It is over now, It was great, No more words....look at the pick's

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