Lord Gruntfuttock

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    Driving the wife mad by buying projects and tinkering in the shed at 5am...


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  1. Lord Gruntfuttock

    Honda CL175 from hell.

    I'm running a Badlands flasher module on the ironhead that times out after 11 secs. This is fine for normal turns but sucks when you're at an intersection and you have to keep hitting button. I'd rather have no timer but 30 seems a good compromise, long enough to let you sit a while, yet turns off if you forget...
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    Honda CL175 from hell.

    Interesting. I use KY jelly when pulling cables thru bars etc, cos it's water based and doesn't affect insulation. Have also used hair spray to install grips, as slides on wet and it dries tacky. Just had vision of burly blokes buying talcum powder, hair spray and KY at supermarket for their bike projects...
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    Bricks MB100

    Small capacity bikes are stupidly fun, can either idle everywhere on a big capacity sports bike, or race like fuck on a wee shitter...
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    Chris.QCRs 1980 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH1000

    pic I had on file, can't remember how exactly they fit to engine but seem solid enough...
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    Best thing to clean out a fuel tank?

    I've rigged bike tanks to a tumbler with a box of 3/16" square brass nuts inside. Worked well Have heard of people strapping car tanks to concrete mixers.
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    Great read, enjoyed seeing progress and the colour scheme with shadow transfers is a win. Never get hung up on doing your own thing (unless it is a true rarity/collectible). Whatever you do to something like this is far better than leaving it rusting in a hedge. Well done...
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    Best way to attach a bracket to heater motor

    Buncha Barries mayte... Surprised wrapping in twine with a whitworth locknut hasn't been proposed...
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    Lord Gruntfuttock’s 1930's BSA Roaster pushy...

    Surf to City tomorrow and I'm biking with some 7 yr olds. Got the old girl out, wiped some rust off and fitted a taller steering stem from Ali, now fits me better. Also fitted some Ali-sourced grips and a leather bag. Had meant to do heaps more but this has been parked since 2015, be nice to spin the wheels tomorrow... I'm picking I'm going to wish I'd fitted the Sturmey Archer wheel halfway through...
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    LG's 1985 Yamaha TT250 Thumper

    Back on deck and having lost momentum spent some money on new tyres to get back into things. Then thought an engine stand would make life easier/tidier... Cut some 100 x 10 flat into bits and grabbed some scrap RHS from the tip... and shaped the tabs to fit around the engine cases... And badly welded together, wish I could do it with less grinding...
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    LG's 1985 Yamaha TT250 Thumper

    And it all lined up well, will be able to tinker away on this now at my leisure...
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Think they are measured from the elbow inside bend? Pay to check, but think Ali sellers have good info and you've got good ones to measure so should be sweet...
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Tried to re-use spokes on my TT. Used heat, penetrating fluid and a really good spoke spanner. Still bust some. Look up the part number for spokes and check EBay, partzilla etc. Can get some pretty cheap sometimes... [Edit] or Aliexpress, see a few sellers offer spokes by size. Might be able to replace broken ones?
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    Lord Gruntfuttock’s 1975 Ironhead Café Racer…

    So seems a heavy steel engine cradle can be sent to NZ via Youshop for $37, yet a pack of cheap gaskets costs $51...? Can only assume it is in a giant box and the volumetric weight is screwing me. Can't consolidate apparently. Didn't even need the gaskets tbh, only bought them cos they were cheap. Ah well...
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    Otago/Southland Meat discussion thread

    Same. Kids swims this morning then had to shift a couch wife bought. Couch and beer time. Might watch some Grand Tour...
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    What sort of blasting for head/cylinder...? Looks great.