Friday, April 24, 2015
This box has been on the back of my bike for 3 years, taken a fair share of abuse, and held up for the most part. I'm finally getting around to making an aluminum insert so the wood is not structural. I love the functionality of the box and for some reason I like the way it looks.
The aluminum interior is 1/8 5052, hastily mig welded together. I colored some stainless blocks using a hotplate and will use them to clamp the wood to the interior box. Eventually I may add a lid and some small tie downs, but fr now I want to see if I can get by without adding any clutter.
The bike tins are out getting a fresh coat of paint so it's now just sitting naked and cold with time to tie up loose ends.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
I finally got the courage to start the mods on Rock Flute I want to complete before the 2014 Whcm. Part of which is eliminating the off idle stumble while cruising. I hope that after having to bash a groove back into a mutilated air jet that increasing them to 1.1 from 0.9 will lean out the emulsion. Ohh how I miss riding this bike.
Next bike build on the list is the W650 digger, the attic cycle.
Friday, August 16, 2013
I made this support using some 3/8 aluminum round and a few screws. Its held in position by one of the top case screws. Well see if it works for the long haul.
The reason I need this support is because the aftermarket boots to asapt vm29s to a CB750 kind of suck. They are quite soft out of the package and get even softer as they go through a few heat cycles. They also have a tendency to leak, which is a potential cause of my continually shrinking main jet size. I've been chasing a rich conditio all the way down to 110s and on pulse type carbs, a leak at the intake boot will cause the engine to run rich. This counters the more common thought that a leak here woyld cause a lean condition. Something good to keep in mind.
Ill be doing a little leak checking in a bit.