My sister , hello Emma, is living in Melbourne . She has got herself a CBR and has just passed her test. She has seen the light , much to my mothers disgust .
This weekend she visited a Classic Italian bike doo.
Four things I like about this pick above,
1 the supper rare , red Ducati
2 &3 both of the Laverdas in the background
4 I love the cardboard under every bike to catch the oil.
If that was a jap bike meeting there would be no need for Cardboard , under the bikes. But if a lot of the bikers I know were there, then it would be them that would have to stand on cardboard, greasy Feckers.
I had a lovely day on Sat latheing away at my friends house .
He cut a hole in my allooominummm plate and I machined up the axle / spacer type thingamy that fits in the plate and fits in the bearing which sits in the front sprocket. Now I just need some bolts the right length and maybe a few groovey speed holes in the plate and BINGOBANGO one outrigger.
I also managed to tack some bits to the frame to hold the rear brake master cylinder and threw on a set of bars that I found kicking around ( just to get an idea of shape and length and aesthetics ) they ain't the right diameter but I do think that it's kind of in the right direction.
Easy steps to make an outrigger support for the front sprocket. ( because the sprocket is 40mm further out , to clear the wide tyre, than it should be then I need a bearing to take the load off of the original engine bearing , other wise it will be knackered in no time.)
First I luckily got a bearing that "fits like a hand in a velvet glove"
Then . What's better than CAD Carboard Aided Design is if you have a bit of plastic.
See through plastic is DA DA DAAAA . See through. So you can mark all the centres of the bolt holes.
Then I made it from metal and realised that even cleaning it up it will look a bit shit.
So I'm gunna make a wood template and get it cut from 10 mm alloooominumm. Then it will look Bobby Dazler.
These three long legged beauties are from the Instagram of shovelhead98austin