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    Recommended Suppliers / Fabricators / Machinists etc. - UK

    Paul Woods at PW Wheels for excellent well priced wheel rebuilding and services. pwwheels.co.uk 07986 965 343 Tell him TJ sent you.
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    CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER

    Mocked up the intake today with the new manifold. There's enough of an area to clamp the copper elbow securely into the rubber intake. And then the SU float is at the perfect angle and the carb body clears the head. That just means the copper elbow has to be soldered to the alloy SU flange...
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    Yes, if only ...... I've had so much support and encouragement from my North Ameerican cousins.
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    Thanx for the guidance boys. Sounds so easy when you say it !!!!!!!! Teazer your headlamp fairing was what I had in mind initially but couldn't find anything suitable on EBay. MT, yes it's obvious from the yards of spare wiring - they could save a fortune. First off I will try to get it...
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    A bit more work while I am waiting for exhaust parts for the Glemseck and the intake manifold for the Boardtracker. I bought a bikini headlight fairing [ scooter ], but looks all wrong .... unless I was building a Street Fighter ! The main problem is the bulky and fugly instrument binnacle...
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    CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER

    Apparently copper and alluminium can successfully be soldered - so that's plan A sorted for the intake. I mocked the 90 degree elbow up with the carb and float at the correct angle .... perfect. The rebuilt wheel turned up courtesy of Paul at PW Wheels [ great job ] and I'm now very glad I...
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    Wheel building - UK

    Wheel back - superb job and turned round in 5 days. Even with carriage both ways - waaay cheaper than Central Wheels [ like £30 ] AND friendly courteous service. Paul Woods is yer man - pwwheels.co.uk ......... tell him TJ sent you.
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    Make a slow bike fast - KZ750 Twin

    These were around in the 80's ???? !!!!! Yep and twin plug heads - had them on my various Triumph twins. Maybe not the Nitrous though.
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    Make a slow bike fast - KZ750 Twin

    'Cos he can .........
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    CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER

    Hey Unc, amongst your Virago stuff haven't got a set of coils and the short ignition loom ? The guy I bought the engine from "has been looking but not able to find". The plan of using the OEM intake [ new one ordered ] and a 90 degree copper plumbing fitting works !! Actually I've ordered a 45...
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    CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER

    Join the club !!!!!!!!!
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    Wheel building - UK

    Spoke to Paul at PW wheels and the hub / rim now on the way to him for a rebuild.
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    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    Has it resally been 7 months since I did anything mesaningful with the KZ ? What with Covid, my pal Brian's illness and other life squitter - yes, bugger all done. However, in the meantime I did get sidetracked with my Boardtracker project and a "quickie" [ ??? ] makeover VF400 Flat Tracker...
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    CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER

    The frame kit is here now and they even cut the axle slot to suit my hub. I have the 100mm x 50mm ERW box for the top frame member, so I'll be able to start mocking the parts up soon. I found a 90 degree alloy bend which is perfect for the OEM intake manifold to the alloy SU carb flange. No...
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    Had a few hours spare today ..... mock up Renthals using old K100 risers. The headlight fairing I got looks all wrong - back to the drawing board. I managed eventually to remove the old petrol cap - no keys ! I'll probably use one of my spare Monza caps. Shortened the rear guard and trial...
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    Brodie, this has been my aim in bike building from the early 60's on ! The first special [ Cafe Racer ] I built was a Tribsa - 1962 [ ? ]. A running B33 [ rode it home ] £5.50. Sold engine for £5.00, seat, mudguards and all the uneccessary squitter for another £25. Next a Triumph Ton Ten -...
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    Wheel building - UK

    Thanx for that Unc, I'll give him a call.
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    Brodie's electric board track bike

    Way to go Brodie !!! Following.
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    Wheel building - UK

    Any of my UK buddies know of a wheel builder that doesn't require me to remortgage my house in order to pay for the service ? I have a SUzuki TS125 rear hub media blasted clean and a 21" rim [ both 36 spoke ] that needs building. It will need spokes and building. Thanx.
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    Just had a guy on who wants the silencers - £120 the pair. Just as well I've got a couple of Lobster tail meggas that we got as a "whatif" for the Glemseck project. £32 the pair !!!!
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