No actual work done but I did go for a short ride yesterday.
Had to work on stepson- in-law's truck suspension so didn't get anything really useful done.
I did make a mounting for the high def Go Pro cameera my wife bought me for Christmas though,
bolted to lower fork leg
Ready for filming
For the people still snowed in, two one minute filulums to come soon (as soon as I upload them to You Tube) ;D ;D
(BTW, that's still the 35yr old Continental, which is why it has such wide 'chicken strips)
Here's video 1974 Honda CB360 test ride MP4-1
I deliberately took it over some rough ground, it's a lot bumpier than it looks, forks were probably moving 3".
I was pretty amazed at the quality considering the light was 'going'
That's my wife's car, don't know how to edit video yet, maybe I'll just delete it for now(and take a new one ;D )
PJ, that view in general is more interesting to me for riding vids as it gives a real sense of what the rider is doing. you see rider shifting weight and you see the bike leaning etc. I thinks its bit more interesting than just seeing what's coming up the road.
I guessed that, nothing weird about Diesel ;D
Making a rear mount wasn't quite as easy as I expected
I was going to mount it to top of suspension but ended up mounting it to rear footrest/exhaust bracket to get a lower view.
It has quite a lot of resonant vibration at various rpm, even witha bungy as a 'damper'.
I'll try again on the weekend with it mounted higher.
I was going to tear bike down and get frame powder coated then fit all the parts I've made/modified but, at present I'm having too much fun with it (and, I may have to have another surgery on my left arm in next month or two )
Anyway here's vid with gearchanges, and some 'offroad'
There is quite a lot of swing arm movement which makes the automatic image stabilisation more impressive on the fork mounted vid
I managed to break the plastic parts while putting bike away, probably machine some more robust ones from aluminium bar. 13th Jan 2011.MP4
Did some work on bike, headlight changed as low beam has burned out, finally got round to fitting modified shocks (3/4" is a lot - in the right direction )
Did a bit of electrical testing with stock 12v 12A/hr battery and also with 12v 7.5A/hr battery to see if results change (they don't )
electrical pics are here http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21350.0.
Battery died on camera before I could get pics of shocks fitted.
They have improved ground clearance a lot.
The spring rate is just about perfect for me, will be a little stiff if I manage to get back to 180~190lbs
Now I really need to get the new forks, wheels and tyres on (going to make some bronze bushings for swing arm first though 8) )
I'll get pics when I change battery