Lots of cool stuff going on. Creative use of epoxy putty, custom (motorcycle?) twist grip. Very crisp use of technology ( brakes, shift etc). Looks like you might have to have a pilots license to fly that thing.
Not one you let your buddies try out for a spin.
Excellent photos. Do the police notice you there in UK?
Glad you noticed the epoxy putty, man that has be be the most usefull invention ever created (second to a cycle motor offcourse). I use it everywhere on everything.
One of the problems it helped me overcome on this build was the fact that i was faced with the dilema of either removing all the cabling for the brakes, gears entirely or removing them and placing them in sheath that covers them their entire length completely.
This is because the cable runs along the top of the frame where the tank should sit and if not covered in sheath everything jams and grinds to a halt.
While sitting and looking at the problem for an hour i came up with the idea of making a mould that sits over the exposed cables so the tank would sit on the mould and the cable would be able to move freely. And hey presto, No need the take them off, No need the cover them in sheath. Sometimes the simplest ideas work the best.
I have a formula for police and here it is:
POLICE = KILL SWITCH + PEDDLE LIKE MAD + BIG WHOPPING SMILE
It is a scientific formula thats been proven here in the U.K...
No seriously ive never been stopped or had a problem where i live..
Is your bike illegal to operate in the UK ? Can you make it legal ? One more item that I would add to your formula for dealing with police is a good mirror . The only time that I was ever stopped and lectured was when I didn't see them sneak up behind me . I installed mirrors that same week . The putty is a great idea ............................ D.J.
Thanks for the tip D.J, i did try fitting a mirror once but all i could see was my shoulder, i seem to be having trouble finding one with a longer stem.
we drive on the right side of the road here in the uk and the mirrors that can be fitted to the end of the handlebar wont work for me because it would have to be fitted to the right side where my accelarator is fitted.
Im not sure if its 100% legal or not because it can still just be used as a bike with no engine power whatsover. Plus they are very rare in the U.K so maybe if they were more common things will get a little hotter i suppose.
The work bench/bikestand made of two chairs is "a highly sophisticated piece of technical enginuity" i came up with after suffering terrible back ache from building my first bike motor setup. :lol:
That hammer on the counter top is way too close to bike. This will encourage impulsive motore bike jelousy, resulting in possible seriously bodily harm to the bike. The chairs as a stand is not only a bad idea but a horribly bad idea.
My gal would never let the freakin bike in the house once the gas went in it.
Maybe we should start a photo page with our gals pozing by our steeds in bikinis or hot pants - like the hot rod magazines. And hell if you are gay that is all good too. Being human is funny. It is always funny to see what guys get their "significant others" to do - like this photo of her holding the hammer. It made me laugh. We could call it cover photo of the month.
So tell us what the story is on the twist grip ? Motorcycle part? English made I assume? It looks very crisp with the kill switch in it.
I think hitting the kill switch and pedaling when a cop goes by is instinctual. Here I tend to be a little lazy and back off the throttle to idle and pull in the clutch while madly peddaling. Winter time they have they're windows up and can't hear anything. I'll be getting the mirror too.
Nice bike, nicer hammer and fantastic other half.. If anybody wants to do that calender let me know and ill start looking for a primate for myself. heh... heh.
Oh yes the throttle and kill switch is a mini motto type which i brought from ebay, heres the item number if anybody wants one:
All i did was drill a hole in the throttle assembly and reroute the standard throttle cable that comes with kit through it.. You have to drill a hole thats closer to the throttle because otherwise the cable would be too short for normal operation.. Then i just filed all the plastics down to make everything smoother and sprayed the whole thing with WD40.
Theres a long cable that you leads outward from the throttle assembly kill switch of which one end connects to your engine blue wire and the other end connects to your bike frame. Makes for a sweet kill switch and springy throttle..
I was able to cure the "bike in the house" dillema- though it caused contention for a few months after- I hauled in an old 1956 full size School bus that is now my shop.
I no longer have issues with parts in the house. I no longer have a significant other either!
Just me & my bikes...
Okay, seriously, I did bring home the bus and use it as my shop. but the rest is just lighthearted humor...