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by neale
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Frame Fabrication
Topic: curts softail build
Replies: 104
Views: 10236

Re: curts softail build

Damn, sorry about that Curt, hopefully your luck will better from here on in.

Neale
by neale
Sat May 10, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Site about sidecars and wheelchair access
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Site about sidecars and wheelchair access

Cool, thanks Bob
by neale
Sat May 10, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Site about sidecars and wheelchair access
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Site about sidecars and wheelchair access

Hi Bob, don't know whether I'm being blind or stoopid, but I can't see any link?

It sounded interesting so I was going to have a look :sad:
by neale
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Star
Replies: 123
Views: 13438

Re: Star

You've got a handy crew there! Shit, she's got more skills than me at 1/4 my age ;^)
by neale
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Rocket Science and Chopper Building
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: Rocket Science and Chopper Building

Interesting topic, personally, I think the one who pointed out that the pioneers that were mentioned DID do the engineering (whether by working the numbers or (more likely IMHO) working it in their heads to what was "right", given their understanding of the issue at hand) is right, either way, it wa...
by neale
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Matters
Topic: From 3 Carbs to 1
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: From 3 Carbs to 1

Jeff, I'm no expert by any means, but as Spidr said, you should allow yourself a buffer, this comparison that I dug up when searching for the CFM of my carb (HSR42) shows that pretty well.

http://www.nightrider.com/backup2/biket ... irflow.htm

FWIW

Neale
by neale
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Matters
Topic: From 3 Carbs to 1
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: From 3 Carbs to 1

That's great info, thanks for that. The bike I'm playing with at the moment is a Viagra XV1000 (previous generation to the XVS1100 donk in your chop), and one of the cafe boys found that it's possible to fit the XVS1100 barrels, heads and internals to the XV1000/XV1100 cases as a simple bolt in oper...
by neale
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Star
Replies: 123
Views: 13438

Re: Star

Well those of us who like the ideas that you show are grateful, shows what you can do with the inclination and tools to have a go at it.

Good that your kids have an interest as well, doubt that they'll turn out as your average mall rats either.
by neale
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Star
Replies: 123
Views: 13438

Re: Star

You don't see the world like most folk, do ya? ';^) Some interesting (and great) ideas in the direction you're taking this, almost turning into an addictive soap where we anxiously await the next episode to see how it turns out, NOW I'm hanging out for the perimeter brake episode! ;^) Once again, gr...
by neale
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Star
Replies: 123
Views: 13438

Re: Star

Don't know about anyone else, but I'd be quite interested in more detail on the twin carb manifold you made up, looks like it would function quite well. ( I have an XV1000 and the intakes are the same between the XV and XVS ).

Some great work you've done there.

Neale
by neale
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: General Welding
Topic: Tips to avoid distortion of sheet metal
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Tips to avoid distortion of sheet metal

Thanks Bob, this type of info is great for newbs like me, trying to learn from scratch.
by neale
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Road Rash Article
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Road Rash Article

She's an inspiration, being brave enough to be able to put all that happened out there for the world to see, in hope that she can prevent it happening to others. What gets me though is that the "friend" who was showing off at 120 MPH with a girl on the back who had no real protection on at all is pr...
by neale
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: xt500
Replies: 33
Views: 1830

Re: xt500

Nice work, it will be a sweet li'l machine when you finish.

I was hunting for an XT500 for my project, but they're regarded as "classic" bikes over here nowadays and the money for basket cases was crazy, so I went with an XT600 instead.
by neale
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: General Technical Matters
Topic: Wheelies
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Wheelies

I'm sure someone more qualified will respond, but I doubt a long front end would make a bike MORE susceptible to lifting, though as you've said they extra weight/leverage out front could make it easier to control. The bike you were riding that was easy to the lift the front with didn't have much nec...
by neale
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: The Machine Shop
Topic: Don't know if this is of interest to others, concrete lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Don't know if this is of interest to others, concrete lathe

Don't know whether this is of interest to others, but I'd have a go if I had the room.

http://makeprojects.com/Project/The-Mul ... KGw-WfZ1QA

Another one that's just starting;

http://mtm.cba.mit.edu/machines/cement/index.html

FWIW

Neale

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