30 April, 2013
27 April, 2013
24 April, 2013
22 April, 2013
I spooned the 3x18 Shinko "Golden Boy" 244 tires on last night while Susan was boozing it up.
20 April, 2013
14 April, 2013
This is what is looks like when I start a new project, a floor full of parts:
The spare C105 frame:
My first bit of chopping. I had to shorten the headstock, and attach the wider bearing cups for the Yamaha forks:
The front forks fit. I think these came from a Yamaha YG. The truth is, they came from a dumpster over at Clint's, a gentleman in Hamilton City that lets me rummage through his parts.
This is just a mockup with some flat bar, but it proves the concept:
The big 1/2" bolt is tacked to the flat bar, and essentially acts like s sliding pillar. The lower spring is about 75# and takes care of bump travel. the upper spring is about 40# and takes car of droop. I used a spare 1/2" heim joint as the steady perch, which threads into a long sleeve nut welded to the frame.
The front tire is way too small, but you get the idea on the overall proportions. And yes, I plan on some sort of handlebars that extend up a bit. Not monkey bars, but maybe something that extends up about 6-8", with a real narrow width.
12 April, 2013
01 April, 2013
I'm using a c110 bottom end that features a 4spd manual clutch. The top end will be built using a std bore 49cc cylinder with a high compression piston, a ported cast iron C100 head featuring lightened valves, and a rocker arm casting using lightened rocker arms.
I had to repair the broken kick start shaft, which gave me an opportunity to clean up the clutch plates and discs. I'll likely button it up tomorrow night with new gaskets and o-rings.