Saturday, 21 May 2016

ZS - Rad Man

The Radiators on the bike were made in 1987. Original. The right one was leaking. I had patched it up with JB Weld while new radiators came from China.

The Chinese Rads are longer than the OEM. The outlet pipes at the bottom of both radiators are larger diameter than the OEM hoses. Thankfully I had some radiator hose spare from another project.

1/2 a day and the new ones are on. Lets hope they last longer than 30 odd years.

Friday, 20 May 2016

ZS - Tong

The twin headlights get a bit of shake going when I hit a bump. So made a headlight stay from part of a set of brass fireplace tongs.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

ZS - Let there be light.

Off centre is how I like things. So played around with a second light. This smaller light will have LED globe in it and just be a running light.

Over the last 2 days fitted then moved. The headlight that came with the bike was mounted to the fairing mount off the steering stem and did not move with the forks. Now mounted to the forks.

I much prefer the way TODAYs mounting looks.

Monday, 16 May 2016

ZS - Not digging it... Pun heavy post.

No not the bike. The shovel on the forks. Its there to cover up the writing that is exposed from the original instrument cluster etc.

It just was not doing it for me. Dug around in the shed and found a front mud guard bit. Chop Chop drill a few holes and it covers the wiring.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

ZS - Shovel.

Yes the shovel that was fitted to the departed funky fokker beemer is back. Cut down now.
Added a solo seat. Cause I can.
Used sticking plaster to wrap the top of the forks and then a coat of brown leather dye. To break up the chrome.