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The show was a big let down this year ....... my first post pandemic visit, and in all probability, my last.
Poor attendance, both public and displays not to mention that the pork baps were TWICE the price fom 3 years ago !!
Did get some good tool bargains from the trade stands outside - first...
Yet another plea for help. Any welders in the Redditch area who might be willing to initially tack up my Boardtracker frame in my garage ?
Once it's tacked I can remove it from the jig and it can go to the welders garage for full welding.
Needless to say I've been let down yet again by the...
Any of my fellow UK based DTT'ers able to make some straightforward spacers for me [ wheel and axle mount plate ].
My local tame machinist is very ill at the moment [ non Covid related ] and won't be available for some time.
Happy to pay going rate.
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.
Some of you may have seen that I have abandonned the idea of using a VF400 engine in my Boardtracker. I was never a fan of the water cooling and it was going to be a real pain trying to disguise it / lose the radiator. Somehow I ended up with 2 donor bikes and virtually another in spares. Well...
Nothing special for you guys out there, but Cruisers are quite a rare sight on the roads in the UK and still a bit of cheap fun. 2.2 CRD with the Merc diesel powertrain makes it practical and hopefully reliable.
The Blue one is my last one I had 4 years ago - lowered and with MG ZT 18" wheels
Here's wishing all my fellow UK DTT er's a safe outcome to this current crisis.
I would have thought with everyone [ most anyway ] unable to go out and socialise that there would be a flurry of postings from various sheds, garages and workshops up and down the country.
What you all up to ...
HELP .... any of my UK based DTT pals. My pal Brian will not be able to put the required build up weld on the header pipe [ 2 spots ] so that we can get it linished and polished looking as one single piece of tube. There's no rush as I have to retrieve the header from Brian's house as and when...
"Dreaded Previous Owner" - repairs and modifications [ nightmares ].
I was about to start a thread after reading earlier in the chat room, and then Pat came along and suggested it as well - so I dedicate this one to Pat.
There were loads of little anecdotes along this theme which I had...
Sorry, don't like the new format. The black screen / white text dazzles ...... it's too stark contrast for me and I cannot scroll up or down.
The black / white I'll get used to .... the scrolling is an issue.
Well - nearly 2 years on ..... the bike didn't get sold [ see Streetfighter Thread ], and more importantly, my health has improved to the point where I'm charging on with my KZ750 Twin build ;D [ now a 60's style Cafe Racer - should be over here ?? ] and then my pal asked me if I was going to...
HELP ....... I saw a posting on here [?] recently where the builder had drilled small holes in the face of the spring caps for lightness.
In the good old days for lightening the caps we notched the outer edge every 5 degrees or so with a grinder for the same effect.
Never too old to learn [ or...
it's been suggested that I should list some of my stuff here - despite being the wrong side of the pond for you lot.
I will be posting stuff up with pix, but what might be of interest is that I have 2 excellent sets of English Motorway Police leathers.
Never dropped / scuffed and no...