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Forum: Fabrication 12-18-2021, 09:05 PM
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Posted By toglhot
Yes, and?

Yes, and?
Forum: Fabrication 12-18-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By toglhot
Drill sharpening jig build.

I normally sharpen drill bits by hand, it's fine for 99 percent of sharpening chores, but the jig affords a little more precision in regards to length of the point shoulders. If one shoulder is...
Forum: Fabrication 12-18-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By toglhot
Lathe tool holder builds.

These are some tool holders I made, they cover all the work I do on the lathe.

The first pics are of a few tangentials. One holds 6mm square cutters, another 6mm round cutters and the third...
Forum: Fabrication 12-18-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By toglhot
Nothing special just larger diameter axles, 15mm...

Nothing special just larger diameter axles, 15mm from memory.
Forum: Fabrication 12-18-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By toglhot
Yamaha. Otherwise known as the XS650. Yamaha...

Yamaha. Otherwise known as the XS650. Yamaha released the TX750 and TX500 in 73, from memory, so changed the XS650 designation to TX650 to fit in with the line up. The 500 and 750 were dismal...
Forum: Fabrication 12-18-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By toglhot
Recumbent trike builds.

I made and rode recumbent bikes and trikes for years. In all, I built 12 recumbents, three two wheelers, nine trikes. Recumbents are seriously fast, particularly the two wheelers. They were banned...
Forum: Fabrication 12-17-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By toglhot
Bike looks pretty good with polished stainless...

Bike looks pretty good with polished stainless and ally wheels. last pic is the spoker's friend i made up, very technical piece of kit this!
Forum: Fabrication 12-17-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By toglhot
wheel building.

I did the front wheel first. The rim was in shocking condition, badly oxidised and pitted and it looked like the previous owner used a hammer and chisel when replacing tyres, left deep gouges all...
Forum: Fabrication 12-17-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By toglhot
Don't know how people ride those things, hand...

Don't know how people ride those things, hand shifters and foot clutches are a recipe for disaster. And people are converting later model bikes to hand shifters and foot clutches -bloody silly!
Forum: Fabrication 12-16-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By toglhot
It's a 74 Yamaha TX650. Carbs arrived, but the...

It's a 74 Yamaha TX650. Carbs arrived, but the spacers don't sit the carbs far enough back to clear the tap. Without the spacers, they don't sit far enough forward to clear the tap either, grrrr! ...
Forum: Fabrication 12-13-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By toglhot
Yep, that's on the job list for tomorrow.

Yep, that's on the job list for tomorrow.
Forum: Fabrication 12-12-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By toglhot
Manifold spacers

I have some VM round slides coming next week. I've read the cable interferes with the petcock, standard fare is to tilt the carbs inwards at the top to fix the problem, but, that's a bit too rough...
Forum: Machining 12-11-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By toglhot
The tangentialS are ok, but as I said, they are...

The tangentialS are ok, but as I said, they are limiting. The bit also tends too slip down, so, the angle of the bit is critical: Too upright like Lews and you will struggle to get close to the...
Forum: Machining 12-11-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By toglhot
Lathe tool holder builds.

These are some lathe tool holders I made. I made a few tangentials and I also made a few standard type holders with differing back rakes. These are the ones I mostly use. The tangentials are very...
Forum: Fabrication 12-10-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By toglhot
Single points conversion.

And the coil fitted, plus polished cam.
Forum: Fabrication 12-09-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By toglhot
Twin to single points conversion.

Single points conversion. I wanted to simplify the points system, but I do like mechanical things, so decided to convert the twin points to a single points system. There was a cam available for this...
Forum: Fabrication 12-09-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By toglhot
The three bolts are correct, the fourth is not. ...

The three bolts are correct, the fourth is not. I only had three stainless bolts the correct length, the fourth is zinc plated. I'll get around to replacing it one day.
Forum: Fabrication 12-09-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By toglhot
Remote spin on filter and oil cooler conversion.

The TX650 doesn't have oil filters, just two strainers, one in the sump and another in the right side cover. I wasn't prepared to risk my rebuilt engine to a 'strainer', so I decided to fit a remote...
Forum: Fabrication 12-08-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,608
Posted By toglhot
Not lighter - same weight, 19kgs. I design my...

Not lighter - same weight, 19kgs. I design my own, don't like Atomic Zombie or copying other's plans.
Forum: Fabrication 11-26-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,608
Posted By toglhot
Recumbents were banned from competing against...

Recumbents were banned from competing against diamond frames back in the 1930s. The seating/ closely resembles a leg press, so you get maximum power through your legs making for a seriously fast...
Forum: Fabrication 11-26-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,608
Posted By toglhot
The seat back exactly follows the form of my ...

The seat back exactly follows the form of my back, so cushioning isn't required.
Forum: Fabrication 11-25-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,608
Posted By toglhot
Recumbent trike.

I've made 12 recumbents, three two wheelers and nine trikes, this is my last build.

For this build, I included rear suspension and tank steering. The frame is of 32mm square tube, swing arm is 40...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-25-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,613
Posted By toglhot
Rear wheel spokes.

Fortunately, he didn't have any stainless, rear wheel spokes at the time, so I ordered them from Heidens in Holland. The price was the same, despite the spokes coming all the way from Holland!...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-25-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,613
Posted By toglhot
Rear wheel.

Very disappointed with the spokes, too much thread on them. When laced up, centred and trued there is about 3mm of thread visible before the nipple, between nipple and hub. I pulled a couple of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-27-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,613
Posted By toglhot
Front spokes arrived from Geoff's this afternoon,...

Front spokes arrived from Geoff's this afternoon, so I laced up the wheel. The spokes for the rear wheel are coming from Heiden Tuning, so they probably won't be here for a while. Much better looking...
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