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Everything posted by Kimjon

  1. Nice work. I had to grind some of the inner structure away for chain clearance on my cvt. No drama, just marked out the parts that needed clearance and used a flap disc on a grinder.
  2. Another year, and the trikes have bred. 15 trikes now, but only 11 turned up this year due to life, work, kids sport, adults sport and a sprained uterus (okay, that last one may not be true, as I don't think technically a man can have a uterus?). Anyway, a great day with good mates, skids, beer, talking shit. #trikelife
  3. Kind of did a build thread here... But long story short: Made this, which holds these: The end.
  4. Nice one, you did well there. Those squish numbers are much better now, definitely worth the effort to fix it.
  5. All done. Handed it over, now in good hands and being driven like a rental car!!!
  6. That looks epic, especially for a 50cc. That compression ratio must be up there eh? Methanol next???
  7. I picked up this storage box recently and today I went about installing it. The box came with only two (2) holes pre-drilled. I wouldn't call it a "bolt on" accessory, as it took a fair bit of fettling to get it on. But it was an enjoyable little project. I had to measure, mark out and drill 10 additional holes, make a new bracket to relocate the CDI, cut a few bits off the old battery mount, trim rubber bushings etc etc etc... The box holds a surprising amount of stuff, so it's a nice thing to have. So calling it a win. And all hidden under the rear fender. Nice to have, but probably won't do it to my other one.
  8. Spare wheel now mounted up front to give it a more classic look. Nutserts for the win! Fuck yeah...
  9. Im too much of a pussy to ride gravel roads.
  10. Yip...done it again. Gone and brought another one to keep the peppermint one company, as no one likes being alone in a cold dark shed. Guess I can see a road trip to Wellington coming up in a few weeks time to go and collect it. #cryforhelp #scooteraddiction #thisisgettingtrickytohidefrommywife
  11. All done. Well except ummm brakes, but meh...does skids and brakes are for pussy's
  12. Fuck yes...seriously...fuck yes! Ready for action now.
  13. Got all the big bits assembled and running well. I have to clearance out the inside of the cvt housing, because I'm running mine upside-down to usual, in order to shorten the chain as much as possible. I've hooked up throttle and wired in a kill switch on the handlebars. Its only got front brakes, which on a trike are completely useless. I need to get hold of a master cylinder and some brake line to finish the rear brakes. Pretty happy with it so far, its all falling into place.
  14. Welded in those brake crush tubes Threw some paint on it after a quick going over with a flap disc, wire brush and some solvent. Then it fucking rained on my fresh paint outside, but only a couple drops. So just going to accept that and bolt it together as is tomorrow.
  15. Brakes all sorted. And I drilled the jet out to 0.95mm and added a pod filter for maximum unicorns.
  16. More progress: Brakes...pretty important on most vehicles Fuck yeah...combination spacer/crush tube brakets. Love me a good multi purpose bracket. A lot of over engineering going on here. Smashed it! Pretty much done, just need to order a few miscellaneous parts like cables to hook up for controls etc
  17. Hmmm???? Hadn't thought that far ahead? My guess is that it'll be awesome? But yeah, only one way to find out? Full send! I think ill be reducing that sprocket size down tho? But it was all but free, so I'll try it first before spending money.
  18. Had a late night last night, then hit it again this morning...nearly done. Pretty happy so far.
  19. Bit of action...que cutting and welding montage: Mate it with a drift trike: Boom! One axle setup ready to rip!
  20. Bit of a random project. Always wanted one of these. So brought it on an impulse buy when it was on sale at super cheap auto last week. Problem was it's useless just flopping around on top of the bench. I tried all sorts of Mickey Mouse ways of holding it down with clamps etc, none of them were successful. So I decided that a purpose built stand was in order: Hmmmm...what colour should I paint it? I Yip, red was a good choice... Location wise, this is a dead space in the shed that is of no use for anything else, so I stuck it there. Ive mounted a metal bender in a similar spot between the other doors and I really like it, works great in that spot. I used M12 wedge anchors to bolt it down to the concrete. Its not going anywhere now, and I'll be able to swing off that handle like a big gorilla without fear of face fucking myself! Calling it a win!
  21. Little project to fill in some of the day. Take one beer hydrometer for home brew. Some stupidly overpriced aluminum from mitre10. But beggars can't be chosers. And turn it all into a long rego tube that actually fits rego and wof lables, unlike the trademe special that couldn't even fit a nz sized rego on it own. Next up, some Stevie Wonder panel and paint work. Before^^ After. I just wanted to get rid of the rust, as it was starting to eat into the metal, a bit deeper than just surface rust. I beat out the big dents with a hammer and dolly, sprayed it with the closest colour rattle can that was on the shelf at mitre10. Calling it it will stop the rust, that's about all I care about. Then a 30km ride around some of the "twistiest" hills around the waikato to test its ability to not fall off. Im calling it a win.