Monday, February 23, 2009

New Parts Arrived!

I received my new parts in the mail yesterday, everything was there so i couldn't be happier. I bought them from and highly recommend his website. Pretty much everything about what i bought is in the video, i couldn't get the digital ignition and my speedometer in this order as i would of had to of paid import tax. Screw that! i will place another order later or add to a mates order when he buys some parts soon. So yeah I'm still waiting to get my frame back from the engineer, when i do i will get it painted along with the guards, tank, electric can and battery box. And then i just have to track down a headlight and indicators I'm happy with and put it all back together.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Where it all started

I just found these pics and videos, the vids are my xs when i first bought it. Gives you a bit of an idea how much its changing. Also there's some pics of my mates bobber (hope you don't mind me putting them up Chriso) one sweet ride.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mikuni Carbs

Here's the new carbs, Mikuni slide carbs to replace the original diaphragm ones. They should perform a bit better and be easier to tune especially with the boyer branson digital ignition i'm putting in. One thing i like about these is the manual choke tabs, just reach down and flip them on or off.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Progress Update!

The project is moving along and I've got some more info and pics to show you. The hardtails fully welded now and I'm really happy with the extra strength that's been Incorporated into it. The two lower tubes penetrate the original frame with solid steel lugs and are welded, then there are rosebud welds going through the original frame into the lugs, then the whole lot has been plated with some shaped steel to finish it off. The centre tube also has a lug penetrating it, was welded, and triangle tabs were welded in at the base to add strength. The top two tubes at the base of the fuel tank were welded on and a plate will cover the lot and act as a tank mount and seat mount. I'm stoked with how bullet proof its turning out as this bike is being built to be ridden and i don't want any issues down the track with all the extra vibration and stress a hardtail bike takes.
That's pretty much all i can show you at the moment, as I'm posting this the seat mount, tank mount, rear brake light sensor, rear brake brace, forward control pivot point for the rear brake, electric can, battery box and rear tubes that will hold the guard are being worked on and welded in.

Its a beautiful thing!