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  1. Going against oldschool protocol here but at what point would you need a cert for raising a car and chucking a set of mud tires on it? Assuming there's no tire clearance issues on suspension components and structural bodywork and guards flared to cover tires. How much higher with say aftermarket springs could you go before all the suspension geometry goes out the window? This is all hypothetical but keen for a laugh to have a lifted shitbox on mudders. I understand a 195/60r15 tire is around 24inches high and going to 32 inch muds would give 4 inches more ground clearance. Is it legal to put spacers between the front and rear subframes (if applicable) and the body to achieve a body lift? Cheers. Pic for inspiration/ clarification.
  2. Machines ok with tool steel. It's also soft enough that close enough is good enough. Enough already.
  3. I've got welding gear at home. You in a hurry for it or after lockdown ok?
  4. Cut the whole removable tongue bracket off and glue it onto your towbar, easy. Have done it a few times myself. I've fitted heaps of towbars through my old work, and made a fair few from scratch. The quality on the premade ready to fit kit's is questionable at best. Without knowing your welding ability, I'd say you are more than capable of doing a better job than most.
  5. Terrible picture but I cleaned up the frame that runs along under the fuel tank and down to the foot peg. It was covered in white dust and matte black over spray. Didn't take much time or effort either. PS. You have a hillman lathe. Jack up one side (unless welded diff), put it in gear and go for gold.
  6. I made this doofer to clean up the frame of my CBR. You could make the same with a bolt or large screw, piece of wood and a cheap pack of scotchbrite. I used autosol on the scotchbrite and chucked it in the electric drill for max rpm's. Came up really well, not super polished but a real clean brushed look. Will see if I've got a finished pic.
  7. +1 for the cigweld 135. Have had mine a few years now and built a lot of things with it. Runs really smooth for a small single phase machine. I now run flux core wire with co2 shielding gas.
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    I figured vinyl will cover some fairly major imperfections so minimal prep work Like wallpaper. It'll never be as good as paint but it'll cover this nicely. To hopefully look more like this.
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    @xsinclairx is it the frame or fairings you want painted? My fairings are fairly rough and I can't justify buying tidy ones (plus painting) that I'll probably scratch/break. Was thinking of getting them vinyl wrapped.
  10. I clocked up a km going out our driveway and up the neighbors repeatedly. Almost dropped it once in a tight slow turn lol. Had a blast though, even if I didn't have the balls to pop out the drive and try some gears down the road. Sadly I think the carbs need to come off again as it won't hold a steady idle, it'll sit nicely for a while then just drop down and die, if I turn the idle up it's sweet for a bit but will then end up idling at about 4k. Blocked primaries? Need to get my stunt double to take this for a spin and see if it's ok through the revs and gears.
  11. On a small plus side, the fuel I tipped out of the tank looked ok. And I got the carbs all fitted up with minimal hassle. Even topped up the coolant and pumped up the front tire while I was at it. Then I thought, Fuck it the tank's only seeping. Get on there. Bonus is that it doesn't seem to be seeping anymore, crap clogged up the hole? I'll add it to the list of stuff to do. Genuine question though guys and gals. Last year I rekitted the brake calipers with new seals and they worked sweet. However since sitting the brakes are dragging again. I cracked the bleed nipple and pushed open each caliper a bit so I could easily move the bike. However as soon as I used the brakes again they started dragging again. Any advise?
  12. Wow its been a while. I took the stripped down carbs into work and gave them a good clean out, pulled the jets and got all the gunk out. Didn't take many pics because I was in the zone and getting shit done. Gave the little float valve thingys a polish to get the shit off them. All back together. Then 3 weekends later and I have time to make some decent progress. Should really tip some gas in to test for leaks, que nervous test. Yes, so relieved. Now the tank has been sitting since whenever with a bit of gas in it and no leaks, very happy. Gave it a good shake before draining to clean out any crap before chucking some fresh fuel in there. Hello, what's this? Fuck you with a pineapple. Fuel seeping out a tiny hole. A sensible person would stop here and sort this out.
  13. Fark what a cool project. Love the ignition system made from plastic bottles. This rocket science is way over my head but I'm loving the diy. Keep up the good work.
  14. This^. Just weld a simple piece of flatbar to it and undo with an adjustable crescent. Works every time.