Build Update

20 August, 2017

So done a bit more on the bike today.

Added a few electrical stuff like the coils, regulator, CDI, headlamp, Generator

Added some engine casings but these need removing and gaskets adding

Added the rear caliper and the front hydraulics (clutch and brake)

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Rolling Chassis

19 August, 2017

Hi Guys,

Ok the bike is now a rolling Chassis.

I need to get some new bolts for the frame and the swingarm linkages etc. as these are just held in by bolts that are too long and not the right size.

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Painted Frame

18 August, 2017

Hey up!

The frame is now painted, should have a rolling chassis with engine in by end of Saturday

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Rear Shock

15 December, 2016

The Gas canister is untouched and the Hydraulic ram part is complete and untouched but obviously out of the shock body.

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Now painted the rear shock body and waiting for the spring to be powder coated.

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Just need someone now to inspect/repair (although I think the shock was ok) and then to rebuild and gas up.

Frame update

19 November, 2016

Got the cracks repaired on the frame now, these have been tig brazed.

There is a slight lump left over but this doesn't matter as it is underneath the headstock so you wont see it when painted and the bike is together.

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Also got some new engine studs but not sure if they will do as they are just longer than the originals, does this make a difference?

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Weld-ac

09 May, 2015

So the frame was taken this morning to one of Jason's mates, David at Weld-ac in Halifax. He sells welding gear.

I have taken some pics of David's handy work.

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Brackets still need to be added.

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The frame is coming together and soon shall be a rolling chassis.

Jason's Fantastic Fabrication Part 2

03 May, 2015

So the rear loop is now tacked in place with a little welding and also the left hand rear down tube. I have studied his handy work and I must admit I am a little surprised at how level and accurate it fits. I've taken a few pics to show his work off

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So the bike frame shall be moved tomorrow weather permitting and more welding plus a lot of grinding shall take place.

Slowly but surely the bike is coming together.

 

Jason's Fantastic Fabrication

02 May, 2015

So I've not seen my partner for some days now and it turns out he's not only been neglecting me but also the cleaning as well...

He has been hiding away in his cellar trying to burn the house down or at least fill it with smoke from his grinding machine.

All the rusty bits on the frame from the previous pictures have now been cut away and he has been fabricating from new pipe pieces to replace the bits he's cut off.

The pictures shows parts of the bits from the frame he's cut away and also new bits that are going to be added on. OK he made a template and now he thinks he is some sort of professional joiner.

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Fantastic work Jason NOTTTTT

Rust

16 April, 2015

The frame has completely been stripped now and we have found just a few problems!!! RUST

There is some major work needed now on the frame he says.

See below the pictures taken of the rust

 

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Rolling Chassis

10 April, 2015

The swinging arm and front end are roughly in place. It will need spacers for the swinging arm, a new bracket for the top of the shocker, a new bracket for the pivot arm and either smaller bearings or the stem swapping in the yokes.

Here are a few pics of the Thunderace swinging arm and rear wheel, also a Thunderace front end.

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The position of the swinging arm in the pics is not going to be in this position. It has just been put on temp

 

Rear Frame Loop- Boring title :/

02 April, 2015

My partner has been outside working on the bike, showing me what his new part that he has received from eBay will look like. To me it looks like a long metal tube with a curve through the centre and that's exactly what it is but apparently the technical name is a rear frame loop.

"Wow" the rear frame loop really does make the rest of the bike look rusty and old.... There's going to be a few more quid needed to be spent on this bike..

I have put 2 photos up... Obviously this has not been welded on yet... He was just showing me how it will look!!!

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