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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:04 am

After. I need to get busy. Not enough time in my day with the job, wife and 3 yo twins...
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:27 pm

You need to re-think things...

3 year old twins should keep the wife very busy and vice versa, thus cancelling each other out a far as you're concerned. You have no business interfering in such matters.

That just leaves your day job, which as we all know is when you spend quality time thinking and planning your next steps in the workshop.

Simple...
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:04 am

Well, I have one of those two sorted. The easy "work" one... LOL

Just spent $$$ on a horse truck for the wife. Will add lashing points for the car seats for the twins...so Phase II is in motion. :lol:
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:20 am

At least I got something done and didn't feel like I was grinding my gears tonight.

The Welch plugs I got were slightly too big for the swingarm, so I had to dish them a bit further to get them in. Like the problematic kickstart bush, they were from a large (un)popular NZ distributer in unmarked bags. Andover parts? Who knows?

This is way tighter now than when it came apart.
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:09 am

I had some Excel shouldered alloy WM3 wheels built:

19” Front wheel:
With hub, bearings and 8/9 gauge SS spokes weighs 11.11 lbs.
Add rim strips, tube and a new Avon AM26 100/90 weighs 23.4 lbs
Add CNW Brembo disc weighs 26.7 lbs

18” Rear wheel:
With hub, bearings and 8/10 gauge SS spokes weighs 12.8 lbs.
Add rim strips, tube and a new Avon AM26 4.00 weighs 27.7 lbs

I weighed these using a hand held luggage scale.

Sorry for the distorted pic - wide angle camera phone and the rear tire is behind the front - they are very nearly the same rolling diameter.


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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:49 pm

Some progress: forks, Lansdowne dampers, headlamp, tranny, oil filter block.
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby grandpaul » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:39 pm

We're running neck and neck now, I just need my wheels to arrive and it'll be a close shave...
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:17 pm

Yeah, but we all know who the odds on favorite is!
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:43 pm

Mmm...stop.me.
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby Fast Eddie » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:30 pm

Not likely!

You keep going... its looking good...!
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby grandpaul » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:02 pm

I have the luxury of using "other people's money", and a light work load...
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby grandpaul » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:03 pm

I went back to check your start date; NOT BAD!!!
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:08 pm

Fast Eddie wrote:Not likely!

You keep going... its looking good...!


It was a brake joke...
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby freefly103 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:17 pm

Fan of Italian twins? Is that a Ducati 1000ss in the background? How do you like that bike?
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Re: Muttster: A long, slow '74 resto-mod

Postby gortnipper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:22 pm

I am. It's a ST4S I am using as my commuter bike. 996 with more power and less wrist pain. 1" more height in the rear to add some rake.

There is a guy selling a ton of very collectible Ducs and Bimotas here at the moment. If only I had a Lotto win...
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