Saturday, 28 May 2011

Vintage tyre

I ordered one of the tyres so that I could make some adjustments to the Harley Fender stay that I'd received with the original purchase of the bike.

I purchased some new spokes from Mikes XS, the Firestone 400-19 tyre from Antique Tyres, did a trial lacing of the front rim and mounted my first motorcycle tyre.

Let's just say that next time I'll leave the rim truing and tyre mounting to the experts next time!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

How low can you go?

After cutting out the underside of the tank, I thought I'd check and see what sort of clearances I had with the top engine mount and head of the motor.

As suspected, a ghetto engine mount was required to clear the tunnel of the tank.

It looks like I'll have to ditch tank mounted petcocks with fuel reserve for an inline alternative due to lack of space.

Thanks Mike for being the best darned tank holder I know!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Trial tank fitting

My custom tank from Vintage Auto World was given a trial fit once it arrived.

It sits way too high at the back and needs some work, whilst I did have it test mounted a bit higher and further forward than I intend to leave it.