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Title: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Apr 06, 2017, 05:36:56
All quiet on the home front ???

What you all up to ? I'm sure there's work going on in sheds and workshops up and down our fair land.   8)
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: Green199 on Apr 06, 2017, 06:13:03
It's a busy time of year at university for me, although I'm trying to prep the Honda for its first show in May.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: NoRiders on Apr 06, 2017, 07:01:18
Seasonal update:

CBX is de cobwebbed and out n about. Tank decals ordered ;-)

Honduki tracker project: Suzy 200 twin 2smoker engine and greasy bits arrived, crack head fin so replacement head ordered and on it's way. Seeing if I can re reg the 400/4 frame I have which will take the engine plus lots of other parts I have in mind.

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Potential wheel choice.
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Inspiration
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I need a little ringadingdingding in my life I reckon :-)
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 06, 2017, 09:29:16


I need a little ringadingdingding in my life I reckon :-)

Don't we all...
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: semmins on Apr 06, 2017, 10:02:34
..........
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: Johnny on Apr 07, 2017, 19:31:18
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Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: UK Mark on Apr 11, 2017, 16:02:24
I'm still tinkering with the van, but am getting the Triton out in May.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Apr 14, 2017, 07:25:32
Glad to see all you UK DTT'ers are still busy with your projects.

Thanx for taking the time to respond - responses keep forums / clubs alive. ;)
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: Cookie on Apr 14, 2017, 08:34:30
Just getting warm enough to ride here in the Commonwealth. Father-in-law's 750 is back together and running; mine is back together, it ran last week and won't start now. Only pops on cylinder #1
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: Titan performance on Apr 14, 2017, 13:26:09
We're still plugging away in deepest Kent....
Rebuilding one of my 500's.....wacky rising sun paint, new wheels and pipes, tuned motor, lots to do.....was hoping to take it with me to the TT, but not looking promising tbh.
Got an event coming up if any of you fancy a trip !
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: UK Mark on Apr 17, 2017, 17:28:22
Had this dropped off today.  In 16 weeks, it has to be prepped and race ready for the Manx Grand Prix.   It was a spares bike for the black / yellow bike in the second picture, which I painted for last year, but now it's going to be a fresh bike for 2017.

Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: UK Mark on Apr 17, 2017, 17:32:04
I think I'll start a thread / blog for that one and update it at the Isle of Man
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Apr 18, 2017, 09:54:51
I think I'll start a thread / blog for that one and update it at the Isle of Man

Yes please ..................................
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: UK Mark on Apr 18, 2017, 13:17:48
Righty ho. I'll wait till we get started and post updates over the coming weeks.  The bike is a low mileage ZX6-R and not so bad as the engineless state it's currently in would suggest.   

Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Apr 21, 2017, 09:16:24
Lots going on in my shed too! Just got back the wheels from being built....and again thanks for the Grimeca TJ! Will be starting on that bike properly soon and, like Mark, will probably start a seperate thread.....
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Apr 21, 2017, 15:22:16
Yep, those hubs are definitely the canine's cajones !!

Looking forward to the build pix .......... keeps MY juices flowing.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Apr 22, 2017, 04:41:34
I'll be starting it in a week or so TJ but am also making more frames and putting a Triton together as well so it'll be a bit sporadic!
If I had the time for it though I'd be buying this....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222473226597?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
And then building a frame for it like this....would make a lovely bike!
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Apr 22, 2017, 10:41:52
I'll be starting it in a week or so TJ but am also making more frames and putting a Triton together as well so it'll be a bit sporadic!
If I had the time for it though I'd be buying this....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222473226597?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
And then building a frame for it like this....would make a lovely bike!

Sex on wheels !!!
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Apr 24, 2017, 05:22:55
All you need is another set of Grimeca hubs and you're on the way !!!!! :o
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Apr 24, 2017, 14:06:36
I saw that one too....same importer as the red one. I'm sorely tempted to buy it but have too much on really....badly want to make a frame like the one in the pic and even went so far as to try a piece of tube to see if my bender could manage the bend above the cylinder head....which it can!!
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Apr 24, 2017, 16:02:36
You know you want to do it!!!  ;D

He says "no offers", but I know peeps who have bought from him at reduced prices. I've been up there a few times myself as he's reasonably local.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: NoRiders on May 20, 2017, 16:27:40
Been busy....another Kempton Park Bike Jumble bargain haul.

Found a Suzuki twinshock alloy swingarm

 Pair of chinese single disc, leading axle forks in great working condition inc top/bottom yokes with twin bar clamps for...
 A crosser style bar
A cute Bates style chrome headlamp with red light indicator.
1xPair of 2002 Honda NSR125 17" alloy wheels, single disc f&r which will take 120-140 section rubber.

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20170520_181934_zpsbyydtgsg.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20170520_181934_zpsbyydtgsg.jpg.html)

Guess how much?
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on May 20, 2017, 19:09:35
Lets see where this goes  :P

Grimeca he says... ya need a thick wallet

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/222515304869
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: NoRiders on May 23, 2017, 21:39:42
Measuring and aligning..... :D

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(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20170523_195035_zpswtxbio0m.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20170523_195035_zpswtxbio0m.jpg.html)

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20170523_193308_zpsd4pvgtug.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20170523_193308_zpsd4pvgtug.jpg.html)

Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on May 24, 2017, 07:36:41
Lets see where this goes  :P

Grimeca he says... ya need a thick wallet

(https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/GRttcgTeKrqujQbxxX00oHJr7UiZkWJvoxvGIiJLK5MyYOUvhaRxhJX6f4A69GbWYSfOcWbyplZpS5pwJ5XfS_i4p823DmlYnOld0VX5nBo=s0-d-e1-ft#https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/atIAAOSwfRdZHUcl/s-l200.jpg)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/222515304869

Recently saw one for £875 ! Just the hub / brakes.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: Green199 on May 24, 2017, 14:39:53
Damn, that's a hell of a price for a wheel....but what a wheel.

I've just finished prepping the Honda for its first show at The Bike Shed London in Tobacco Dock, and it is up and running again for the first time in about 4 years. Hopefully many pictures to come :).
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on May 24, 2017, 17:20:14
Damn, that's a hell of a price for a wheel....but what a wheel.

I've just finished prepping the Honda for its first show at The Bike Shed London in Tobacco Dock, and it is up and running again for the first time in about 4 years. Hopefully many pictures to come :).

Yes please on the pix .
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: NoRiders on May 29, 2017, 16:22:53
Ridden not hidden  ;)

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20170527_164747_zpsemop2ibd.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20170527_164747_zpsemop2ibd.jpg.html)

An oasis on the way home from Bikeshed show London.

Is it me or is it really really quiet in the UK forum? Where is everyone?
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on May 30, 2017, 08:17:37
Ridden not hidden  ;)

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20170527_164747_zpsemop2ibd.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20170527_164747_zpsemop2ibd.jpg.html)

An oasis on the way home from Bikeshed show London.

Is it me or is it really really quiet in the UK forum? Where is everyone?

That's precisely why I started this thread - I KNOW there's loads of ace stuff being worked on .......... let us know peeps, it gives those of us with long term builds some impetus - otherwise known as a "kick up the arse"
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Jun 02, 2017, 05:12:55
I'm around but never seem to have the time to post properly.....busier now than before I retired! Sorry to miss you at the Bikeshed show Colin.....only just managed to get a bike finished the day before....
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: Green199 on Jun 02, 2017, 06:42:38
Ahh so that was your bike unclerob, I knew it looked familiar! Mine was about 3 bikes away from yours haha.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: NoRiders on Jun 02, 2017, 19:29:08
I'm around but never seem to have the time to post properly.....busier now than before I retired! Sorry to miss you at the Bikeshed show Colin.....only just managed to get a bike finished the day before....

Ah, hang on I was looking for the white bike Unc....that'un's black :)
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: UK Mark on Jul 06, 2017, 16:03:42
Engine now back from being refreshed and in the frame again.  A lot to do in not a lot of time, but it will be ready for the Manx Grand Prix
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: semmins on Jul 12, 2017, 17:25:13
Started working on this earlier today...
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Jul 16, 2017, 13:47:25
And I started another project the other day......
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Aug 27, 2017, 15:24:54
and got a bit further with it....
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 28, 2017, 07:49:33
Inspirational .......................... 8) 8)
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Aug 28, 2017, 15:10:49
Thanks TJ, its the first time I've done any major work on a Hinckley Triumph and have to say I'm impressed how nicely they're put together! This is what it should look like once finished....
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: datadavid on Aug 29, 2017, 18:54:02
Thanks TJ, its the first time I've done any major work on a Hinckley Triumph and have to say I'm impressed how nicely they're put together! This is what it should look like once finished....
Awesome.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 30, 2017, 13:22:16
That will be sweet looking when finished and a fun ride too.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 31, 2017, 07:35:11
I FEEL ANOTHER BRIT BOTM COMING UP !    ;)
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: NoRiders on Sep 01, 2017, 19:00:14
Pick me pick me.... ;) haha.

Who've you got in mind beachy ??

edit: It's good old Unc isn't it. How does he do it? :)
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 03, 2017, 09:15:01
Pick me pick me.... ;) haha.

Who've you got in mind beachy ??

edit: It's good old Unc isn't it. How does he do it? :)

That's the problem NR .... we have so many talented builders this side of the pond to choose from.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Sep 07, 2017, 17:51:26
I should have started a thread I suppose but its going together so easily that I don't want to jinx it!!
Today for example I came across a nice old Swedish made qa throttle I'd had lying about for years.....thought it would look the part but didn't really fancy sodding about for hours making a cable that would likely end up just too short but then happened to notice the po had put a new cable on the bike before I ripped it apart....and it fitted perfectly! Adjusters right in the middle, even the curved steel bend went round the master cylinder just right....
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: NoRiders on Sep 11, 2017, 06:04:48
That's coming along nicely Unc. Trumper engine looks right*. Nice touch on the throttle, looks cool. I hope to use a Domino set up on the Suzonda.

* the rocker cover looks tight to the frame, will it clear for servicing?
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 11, 2017, 06:33:39
BTW - anyone looking for a relatively cheap version of that throttle, Some BMW Airheads had a very similar system.

Also some Airheads had a remote master cylinder, so you could use a traditional looking cable front brake without having a GBFO m/c stuck out in the breeze. BMW mounted theirs on the top frame tube under the tank. I used one on the Vindicator mock up before I switched to the Grimeca hub / brake.

I think I still have a few of them in my stash somewhere !!
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Sep 11, 2017, 13:09:27
The throttle is much the same as those cheap Emgos just nicer quality.....good thought on the master cylinder TJ....had forgotten all about them! Am planning on getting an original type letterbox fairing and just widening it by an inch or so rather than spend days and days making my own (though made a copy of the seat today but forgot to take a pic) will see what clearance issues arise once I've got hold of one....
You're right about cam cover Colin, had originally planned the top tubes to meet up with the little ones running to the steering head and that would have given the space to remove it. But in the end decided to sacrifice ease of maintenance for a bit of extra rigidity.....my thinking being its now fairly light and doesn't have loads of bits to take off so you only need to undo 6 bolts to lift the whole frame up off the motor to get room....
Pleased with the weight also btw, with a box full of calipers, discs, battery etc perched on top of the frame its currently at 162kg with probably less than 10 more to add....original bike weighed in at 214kg!
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 12, 2017, 06:10:06
The throttle is much the same as those cheap Emgos just nicer quality.....good thought on the master cylinder TJ....had forgotten all about them! Am planning on getting an original type letterbox fairing and just widening it by an inch or so rather than spend days and days making my own (though made a copy of the seat today but forgot to take a pic) will see what clearance issues arise once I've got hold of one....
You're right about cam cover Colin, had originally planned the top tubes to meet up with the little ones running to the steering head and that would have given the space to remove it. But in the end decided to sacrifice ease of maintenance for a bit of extra rigidity.....my thinking being its now fairly light and doesn't have loads of bits to take off so you only need to undo 6 bolts to lift the whole frame up off the motor to get room....
Pleased with the weight also btw, with a box full of calipers, discs, battery etc perched on top of the frame its currently at 162kg with probably less than 10 more to add....original bike weighed in at 214kg!

I have at least 4 [ !! ] of those remote cylinders in my stash somewhere if you want to try one out. They really do the job - if that's the look you're going for.
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Sep 12, 2017, 14:59:35
Many thanks TJ but will hold off on that for now....mainly because then I'd have to try and do the same with the clutch! Would be interested to know what the mc bore is though if you happen top know? I'm aiming to have the bike done within the 3 next or 4 weeks and I'm already very good at making extra work for myself....today I decided to make a grp copy of the oil tank used on the original bikes and hide all the electrical components inside it....and fairly sure I then won't be able to resist making fake oil lines to hide all the engine wiring inside!!
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 12, 2017, 18:11:51
I'll get the specs for you this week. TJ
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: unclerob on Sep 24, 2017, 15:21:34
Couple more pics of the Trident....
Title: Re: All quiet on the home front ???
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 25, 2017, 05:01:02
I'll get the specs for you this week. TJ

Apologies .. couldn't find them !! "Somewhere" in  my garage. I have to make a major clear out / clear up soon. I'll post details / pix as and when for future ref.