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Author Topic: building a better bol d'or - a n d DONE!  (Read 89144 times)

Offline tWistedWheelz

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For future refrence, how did you manage those forks? Swap the tripple tree stem?


Thats it! You can do that or find bearing that have the correct ID and OD you need. Not really much to retrofitting front ends!

Offline Garage Rat

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What about the speedo drive? Mine like bike boys ran off of the front hub.
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Offline tWistedWheelz

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What about the speedo drive? Mine like bike boys ran off of the front hub.

Look into something like an acewell speedo, it uses an electronic sensor that replaces one of the disc bolts. You mount the other part of the sensor on the fork in such a manner that when the bolt sensor passes by it they are adjacent to each other. Input some data into the speedo (distance of sensor from hub/wheel/tire size) and SHAZAM! Speedo!
« Last Edit: Feb 08, 2010, 14:47:06 by tWistedWheelz »

Offline bikeboy

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Look into something like an acewell speedo, it uses an electronic sensor that replaces one of the disc bolts. You mount the other part of the sensor on the fork in such a manner that when the bolt sensor passes by it they are adjacent to each other. Input some data into the speedo (distance of sensor from hub/wheel/tire size) and SHAZAM! Speedo!

Twisted is right, although in my case I could have used the F2 speedo drive, as it's mechanical. The F3 unit moved to digital, and would not drive my original speedo. Since doing this however, I've decided to go the acewell route for other reasons  ;)

And Rat: yeah, I just swapped steering stems to use my original 900 unit in the new triples, as they were different lengths. All bearing sizes match.

cheers
ian

Offline Garage Rat

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Thing that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Thanks
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Offline bikeboy

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Thing that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Thanks

indeed. And has happened all through this build, I had just buttoned up the front end, and along came these nifty units at a price I couldn't resist:



I'm such an eBay-whore. Now I don't know what to do! I might just save them for Stage 2.

oh well. such is life.
ian

Offline forty4ma9

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Love it!

I have got a lot of respect for mutted up bikes.  Makes me wish I had some more talent and knowledge.  I keep reading and maybe someday.
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Jason
1996 XV250 Mild bob
1982 KZ550 Cafe project
1983 XS650 Hardtail Project

Offline Garage Rat

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Love it!

I have got a lot of respect for mutted up bikes.  Makes me wish I had some more talent and knowledge.  I keep reading and maybe someday.

I think talent and knowledge are over rated... Well, the knowledge part... If you knew half the shit you would need before you start a project, you probably wouldn't attempt it. It helps when your half way through and go "Fuck.... I need this now... oh well..." then you get it due to the lack of real choice you give your self with scrapping the project or pushing on.

I guess until you've built a few. 
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Offline bikeboy

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    • a cb900 tragic
mmmm. fresh powdercoating:



One of the tyres mounted:



The installer rang me to ask if I wanted it balanced, because it meant he would have to stick a weight on my freshly powdercoated rim. I thought that was considerate, but really, who would fit a tyre and not balance it :wink:

so thing are moving, albeit slowly.

cheers
ian

Offline Garage Rat

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Updates?
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