HOLY MAKEREL !
Guys and gal......what can I say !?
Thank you! thank you for your nomination !
I am overwhelmingly flattered and honoured
to the point of total embarrassment,
as you'd probably be more than slightly disappointed when hopefully
I get to the other side of the pond, and you get see it in real life.
This settles it;
go to SpeedWeek, as well as BUB, unless something
really really bad happens to keep me from going.
Better get the darn thing rolling:
Finished the tank-lettering
and added an extra line
...hell: how many in this country can actually justify putting that on their bike besides this one.
The chest-rest 'pad' came back from the upholstery guy
I wouldn't go as far as calling the riding position 'comfortable',
but it's not bad...not bad at all,
except for one minor detail; my whole lower-body weight
rests on my...er....howcanIputit......reproductive organs, which is unreasonably painful.
So to alleviate the pain I tore the whole thing apart again,
cut a hole in the seat-pan
...and glued it all back together again bit by bit
...never tried this stuff before, so the result wasn't too pretty
...but who cares, when the up-side looks kind'a OK
...and now the position is acceptable for the short'ish 10 miles ride.
( Remember: at BUB you ride to, and back from, the 5 mile course )
Went to buy a BIG
...and while I was there I picked up a set of SPARCO Nomex underwear/socks/hood.
It's not mandatory for riding 'fuel' at BUB, but strongly recommended.
I'm not sure about the SCTA rules but I do believe I read somewhere that it IS mandatory in my class.
I wont inconvenience you with a picture of me in underwear
so here's just a pic of the burqa.BUH !!!
I never reeeeally liked the front forks, which are off a nineties HD Sportster.
I'm afraid I bought them cause they were easy to install
Maybe not the best criteria for buying stuff for a LSR bike.
The forks waaaay too long. You can't see that from the latest pictures
as the springs have been removed.
At a friends workshop I stumbled across a nice old set of
Ceriani GP forks.
Much better. Much shorter.
I have a hard time persuading him to part with them, but he let me borrow them
to test them out, and even to eventually use them, if I can't find a set myself
So I'm in the market for a set of 35mm / length 675mm ( 26.5" ) Ceriani front forks.
A set of just the leg-assemblies will do nicely
..as I can get the 'bridges' (upper and lower triple-tree) here.
Mmmmmmm: I guess this is what happens when one does not have a decent plan to begin with.
Same thing with the front wheel ( also from a Sportster ): I rebuild it,
I put in new bearings, I mounted new spokes and a new tire....then decided it was too big.
For now I intend to use the mid-seventies Honda Goldwing wheel presently on the bike.