A picture is worth...
a thousand words...
Very nice Lynxnsu.
I noticed the gearshift and the underside ISO. Also, the wee F05 caliper for the rear brake with the bar linkage.
You must like heavy tools, or know where to borrow them :wink: - that is a solid bar of aluminum you are using for wheel alignment?
(I have a lowly 2.5m piece of Bosch extrusion - don't ask me where I found it - it helps with home renos as well).
The steering stem should be easy to adapt as the Norton stem bearings are 6205.2RS (25mm*52mm*15mm) the stem O.D. is 25mm.
(I find it amusing that most Japanese bikes through the 70's and 80's - maybe even 90's - use about three different sizes of tapered stem bearings - but go figure that BMW uses sizes that are not 'common' and can't be sourced at local bearing shops - arrrrrggggghhh!).
Are you welding together sections of prebent pipe for the exhaust or having it made in one go at a exhaust shop? (or maybe a race car frame shop that has a proper pipe bender?)
<next project is a rather different Duc with english frame,funny as my Commando has got an italian one...but next is aModel99 1954 with iso-mounted 920commando hiding as a bog-standard Domminator.>
Please keep us up to date!
<Something to surprise the japanese boys>
Yeah, they can't quite come to make sense of it all - the exhaust racket, polished aluminum and exhaust fumes - and then you're gone....
and the wee Lucas taillight disappears..... :roll: (me bad, hehehe)
What are you using for electrics? I was thinking of a very small battery (to start ignition) with capacitior and relay (that connects power to small ignition battery once bike is running).
Have you done anything for the swingarm pivot? I have a design for a clamp similar to the Kegler fix, but you don't need to drill holes.
The I.D. of the clamping ring is not round so that when it clamps the tube it will force it into a 'triangle' shape, thus firmly clamping the pivot pin in all directions, but no holes are drilled, etc. I have drawings, let me know.