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  1. Exhausts tidied up. Side by side before and after:
  2. Got the paint on last night. I figure I may as well experiment with it, so here it is: Yip, clear. The sexy bear metal looks so good (well to me anyway), I thought why hide it under coloured paint? I used por15 and although not uv resistant, realistically its not going to see much time it should be fine? This is part of my experimenting, as I'm curious in how long it will last? Worst case, I'll sandblast it off and paint it boring black if the clear doesn't work. Assembly in the weekend.
  3. Looked at the calender and had one of those "oh fuck!" realisations that I'm quickly running out of time. I squeezed in the finishing touches (totally untested) and started stripping it down. Finished the hard to reach welds that were underneath stuff: Then stripped the frame I'm about to have a cup of tea like they would in "Project Binky" then attack the frame with a wire wheel. Hopefully get some kind off paint on it this week and put it back together next weekend?
  4. Nice work, from what I can see it looks great! Would love to see more photos of it please?
  5. Great result in all regards! Well done.
  6. Trademe. I looked at eBay, but it wasn't any cheaper. I'll use it on other projects too, so I kind of justify its cost to myself that way...But I did feel the pain when paying for it.
  7. Chain roller, made out of a skateboard wheel.
  8. So, motor drive is on the left, bike tyre sprocket on the right...solution: use a jack shaft. it all looks about right. Will fine tune alignment and machine up some collars to limit any horizontal movement.
  9. CVT time. First, weld oversized rear sprocket to existing bike sproket.
  10. First start up today. Turns out the 2 hours trying to start it this morning may have gone better if I'd figured out the the ignition was out by 180° earlier...but goes!
  11. I had to Google what that motor is. Looks like wheelie bars may be mandatory after fitting that bad boy!
  12. Carburetor turned up today...yay!!! Another step closer. But no rush, as I don't really want to finish it, as then I'd have nothing to obsess over.
  13. Everything is looking rough as guts, and well it is. But eventually I'll flap disc it all back to pretty.
  14. I made the fake oil tank in order to house a battery for the coils (I have to externally bypass the magneto). Initially I thought undoing 4 bolts to swap would be fine, but it's a total pain in the arse! Solution:
  15. Crank up your voltage control to get more heat looks like not enough heat. Best to set this on some scrap. Then stich weld in small pulse type passes, around the perimeter until done. For the cheap helmet, I run electrical tape around that lens you removed to clean. This really helps keep the sooty stuff out. If you ever need to clean, just do it and replace the tape later.
  16. Kimjon

    Greenies 88 GN

    Hey, have you seen this? Similar - but different...but pretty dam cool! Just watched all of them, as I'm totally crippled by man flu right now.
  17. Not a lot going on with this lately. Toying with this idea for a choke lever And made this little fitting out of 4140 to hold the cvt to the motor. It has an 8mm hole, with allows me to use a long UNF bolt to pick up on the crank. The key way takes the torque, this just stops it going west!
  18. Kimjon

    Greenies 88 GN

    That came up well, what did you use?
  19. Yeah, metal is ground back either side on the top flat surface. It's a T shaped join and I couldn't get right down into it to get the vertical surface totally clean. That's what is burning up and covering everything else in soot.
  20. I'm very reluctant to offer welding advise, as I'm so terrible at it myself. So take from this what you want. But for welding really thin metal with a mig, I basically lay a bunch of overlapping track welds. I get nice and comfortable, support my hand, pull the the the metal change colour (red), then release the trigger but remain in position, watch the red glow fade out of the weld (takes about a second)....repeat.... Doing it like this stops you from blowing big holes through your work.
  21. Best day ever! Went to Rotorua swap meet today with a good mate. Coffees, chups (yes I know it's spelt chips), more coffee, secondhand tools...bogans, munters, she-mullets and hardcore westies...what's not to like? Then I find it, like a diamond in a goat's arse...the missing flanges I've been looking for since ages ago! They even came with a manifold for a girl's harley (aka Sportster). Grubby as fuck and looking unloved, but a quick going over with the sandblaster had them looking new again. Pictured fitted to the 1340 manifold...success! Best day ever!!!
  22. Overview from behind with new coils fitted. I figure there's no bonnet on a motorcycle; so if you've got to have it, you may as well make it a feature.