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    Took a gamble and bought a pair of xt600 forks...

    Took a gamble and bought a pair of xt600 forks off of flea bay . Thought they would widen the gap between the front wheel and the front of the frame, with the forward mounted axle , Result ! Its...
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    Have moved the seat back an inch , fitted the...

    Have moved the seat back an inch , fitted the kicker pedal footrests , but still waiting for the right size clevis pins . Have Also tacked some 10mm bar on the rear axle plates as faux ribbing ....
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    Yeah no matter how good they look or how clever...

    Yeah no matter how good they look or how clever they are . It’s always a shame when they’re built for show and not “ practical“ riding IMO
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    Yep right with you there Skjoll and it does look...

    Yep right with you there Skjoll and it does look great and brings back fond memories . Still not sure about sitting on such a narrow Hight seat that’s sprung at the front. On a machine That goes...
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    Found this Pic of a well Cool bike On the inter...

    Found this Pic of a well Cool bike On the inter web , but I’m not that if it were mine I’d be comfortable with that seat stylistically or from a comfort / safety point of view ! 103747
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    Thanks bob138 , that looks like a interesting...

    Thanks bob138 , that looks like a interesting post haven’t had chance to watch it or study the xvs shaft yet . Have shortened shafts before for a cx500 and 2 litre diesel trike , but have never...
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    Managed to get a bit more done today , I think...

    Managed to get a bit more done today , I think it’s starting to look cool . Had one quote for the goose neck , but could buy a custom frame for what they wanted to do it . Reckon it still needs one...
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    Not to much progress at the mo , lost a bit of...

    Not to much progress at the mo , lost a bit of confidence . Nearly messing up the rear end , it’s difficult working with Out any facilities ! So I’m now getting some quotes to have the gooseneck done...
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    Managed to straighten / square the axle plates up...

    Managed to straighten / square the axle plates up . And didn’t need a jig for it . Also managed to get rid of the rest of the swinging arm and the pivot points . Pleased at how well it all went. Now...
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    Thanks , it does seem to be getting there nicely...

    Thanks , it does seem to be getting there nicely . Can be a bit of a test working in the garden tho . But it keeps the neighbours amused and Iím determined to get there .
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    Have got the other side of the rear end made and...

    Have got the other side of the rear end made and tacked into place now , the axle is all square and secure . Which is good , coz I had to remove the rather cumbersome jig I made Because it was...
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    Ok have got the axle plate done one side , it’s a...

    Ok have got the axle plate done one side , it’s a bit chunkier than I had in mind . But it needs to be that tall , so the frame tubes miss the diff housing and it also picks up the two rear diff...
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    Interesting build , looks like it’s being built...

    Interesting build , looks like it’s being built to cover some serious miles
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    Just bought a pair of these from Germany (...

    Just bought a pair of these from Germany ( custom stuff from Germany seems to be a lot cheaper than in the uk )
    Never thought much of the style or the comfort of the originals . If I remember...
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    Hereís a better mock up the seat rails are where...

    Hereís a better mock up the seat rails are where they need to be ( all be it propped on bits of angle iron whilst I wait for for the steel for the axle plates ) . The seat is where it needs to be ,...
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    Oops ! Sorry bout the pic , not sure how to...

    Oops ! Sorry bout the pic , not sure how to correct that
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    Got the replacement seat rails , and have done a...

    Got the replacement seat rails , and have done a quick mock up . The rear end of the seat rails need to come up a couple of inches and the front end of them to needs drop drop about an inch . But it...
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    TriNortchopz . Nice looking bike for a garage...

    TriNortchopz . Nice looking bike for a garage build . I like the routing of the down pipes . But the guy in the pic doesn’t like either the Bike or the photographer by the look on his face
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    New seat rail tubes should be in there way to me...

    New seat rail tubes should be in there way to me tomorrow , started a few smaller jobs , converting the fuel tank to leccy box plus made a seat base and got some foam for it .
    Spotted this on the...
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    Hmm. Sorry I meant twin rear discs too . doh !

    Hmm. Sorry I meant twin rear discs too . doh !
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    I know nothing about it , but are the twin discs...

    I know nothing about it , but are the twin discs On separate systems , to cover a brake less front wheel, I’ve heard of it done in the uk
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    More like sidewards , lol. Ordered some new seat...

    More like sidewards , lol. Ordered some new seat rail tubes from a local source and they took two weeks to do ( bend and cut to length ) due to the lockdown and the bank Holliday . But when I got...
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    Have considered a single top tube conversion (...

    Have considered a single top tube conversion ( and also springer forks lol) . But think it’s just adding to the cost and the build time . The original plan was to plate between the top rails along...
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    Thanks TriNortchopz that’s a good link to have ,...

    Thanks TriNortchopz that’s a good link to have , twill give me a good guide to work with.
    The nearest I can find o e bay in the uk at the moment is 40mm o/d with a 5mm wall , which sounds like it...
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    Have also decided to re do the frame / seat ...

    Have also decided to re do the frame / seat rails as they didn’t look quite right to me . Have cut the rest of the way thru the seat rails and have removed them forward to the “ seat pillar “...
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