Who's online: graz, 2010LO, Cooch07, Dodgy, Adz69, FONTANA302, daddyracer56, brucefxdl, Bloodnut, Spook, jungle, Guests: 238
3/3

  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    23 May 2017 06:53 PM
    front and back guards are in 2pac primer, waiting on the tank emblem kit and the weld on backings for them before l can do the tanks..
    HD Forums Australia - hdparts 001.jpg
    the axle holes in the fork rockers have elongated ,and the wheel was moving up and down ,drilled an over sized hole ,machined a plug fit bush and pressed it in,
    HD Forums Australia - hdparts 004.jpg
    drilled the right sized hole back in the center of it, front wheels on for now...
  • punkin Posts: 261
    Stage 1 Poster punkin
    09 Jun 2017 04:36 AM
    We're overdue an update on this mate.
  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    10 Jun 2017 02:33 PM
    o.k.
    l ordered an after market exhaust system, it didnt fit, needed to be cut up , and added to in other places, waste of money,should have used the straight outs  it came with and made the parts l needed to make it a 2 into 1 system,

    HD Forums Australia - hdparts 002.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - hdparts 003.jpg

  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    10 Jun 2017 02:48 PM
    the cylinders have gone out to have new valves fitted ,and maybe a rebore , they should be back next week.
    im going to run a mikuni 34mm carb instead of the linkert, ,should be here about the time l get the cylinders back,
    i'll do a mock up and see whats involved to run the standard internal throttle and standard air cleaner set up ,

    HD Forums Australia - inletspigot.jpg
    started machining the adapter spigot (wla to mikuni )from a hunk of alloy, 1 1/4" inlet hole as original..
  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    10 Jun 2017 02:52 PM
    used a 3 part tank prep and sealer inside the tanks after welding on the tank strip mounts,still waiting on the emblem mounts to arrive,
     
    HD Forums Australia - tanks 009.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - tanks 008.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - tanks 007.jpg

  • punkin Posts: 261
    Stage 1 Poster punkin
    11 Jun 2017 04:53 AM
    Thanks i'm loving this project. I remember 30+ years ago watching my BIL doing a U model from scratch, including making the exhaust out of 2 inch pieces.

    Remember that bike fondly, it would sit at idle on the sidestand doing donuts in the driveway in neutral just from it's beat.
  • steelo Posts: 1022
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Performance Poster steelo
    11 Jun 2017 09:31 AM
    May I ask what that hollow, second looking tank inside the main one is?
  • Krackers60 Posts: 1344
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Krackers60
    11 Jun 2017 01:04 PM
    Posted by steelo on 11 Jun 2017 09:31 AM
    May I ask what that hollow, second looking tank inside the main one is?

     Good question Steelo, I was wondering the same.

  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    11 Jun 2017 01:13 PM
    that football type bulge is (fuel tank ) left side of bike . ,
    the  tank with indent (oil tank ) right side tank.. it has 3 oil line fittings under side as well as a drain plug,
    unusual looking tanks and hard to find...
     
  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    11 Jun 2017 01:33 PM
    cut the piece l needed of the large hunk of alloy with a hack saw, traced shape on it using the gasket, cut it out and sanded to shape by hand, threaded the 3 holes,mounted it back in the lathe to machine the face,
    HD Forums Australia - spigot 009.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - spigot 010.jpg
    bolted it to the wla manifold,didnt use the gasket or thick spacer ,used 3 bond to seal it instead,
    HD Forums Australia - spigot 011.jpg
    since there will be a rubber boot slid over the 40mm shoulder and to the carb,that will stop the heating of the carb. so i'll save the gasket for when or if l decide later to fit a linkert in place of the mikuni.
  • steelo Posts: 1022
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Performance Poster steelo
    11 Jun 2017 08:48 PM
    Posted by kickinon on 11 Jun 2017 01:13 PM
    that football type bulge is (fuel tank ) left side of bike . ,
    the  tank with indent (oil tank ) right side tank.. it has 3 oil line fittings under side as well as a drain plug,
    unusual looking tanks and hard to find...
     

     Wow. Thanks for that. Seems a good idea. Cheers

  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    17 Jun 2017 11:43 AM
     making up some handlebars to run the internal throttle & internal advance/retard. these were an old set of 06 softail standard bars,
    HD Forums Australia - decals 001.jpg
    cut in half and widened a bit..
    HD Forums Australia - decals 006.jpg
    l used an internal throttle kit(aftermarket) both ends of the bars after cutting about 65mm of end of bars,HD Forums Australia - decals 004.jpg
    spot welded the sleeves on instead of the (1)grub screw the manufacturer supplied , to hold the sleeve in place,
    ive used the grub screw system before and found it a flimsy way of attaching the sleeve.welding takes all movment out a good rigid mount. 
    HD Forums Australia - decals 003.jpg
    since its a throttle on the left side bar the advance/retard will work in reverse,,,thats the trade off..


  • kickinon Posts: 567
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    17 Jun 2017 11:54 AM
    bought a set of grips from brit-am , they are the correct look and good quality,
    turned up some bar stock and press fitted them to the ends of the grips/spirals.
    the carb arrived and l have loosely fitted it up to work on the internal throttle cable set up,
    it took the best part of a day to get it all right ,it works as it should...
    HD Forums Australia - bars 002.jpg
    the name plate mounts arrived from geelong harley today,  l can finish the tanks
    HD Forums Australia - bars 003.jpg

  • chinashop bull Posts: 3380
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    17 Jun 2017 06:27 PM
    Posted by kickinon on 11 Jun 2017 01:33 PM
    cut the piece l needed of the large hunk of alloy with a hack saw, traced shape on it using the gasket, cut it out and sanded to shape by hand, threaded the 3 holes,mounted it back in the lathe to machine the face,
    HD Forums Australia - spigot 009.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - spigot 010.jpg
    bolted it to the wla manifold,didnt use the gasket or thick spacer ,used 3 bond to seal it instead,
    HD Forums Australia - spigot 011.jpg
    since there will be a rubber boot slid over the 40mm shoulder and to the carb,that will stop the heating of the carb. so i'll save the gasket for when or if l decide later to fit a linkert in place of the mikuni.

     Nice work Brian. I made a similar adapter for the 34mm back in 75. Good easy starting carnie which is easy to tune. I ran an external 7/8" throttle 

  • chinashop bull Posts: 3380
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    17 Jun 2017 06:27 PM
    Posted by kickinon on 11 Jun 2017 01:33 PM
    cut the piece l needed of the large hunk of alloy with a hack saw, traced shape on it using the gasket, cut it out and sanded to shape by hand, threaded the 3 holes,mounted it back in the lathe to machine the face,
    HD Forums Australia - spigot 009.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - spigot 010.jpg
    bolted it to the wla manifold,didnt use the gasket or thick spacer ,used 3 bond to seal it instead,
    HD Forums Australia - spigot 011.jpg
    since there will be a rubber boot slid over the 40mm shoulder and to the carb,that will stop the heating of the carb. so i'll save the gasket for when or if l decide later to fit a linkert in place of the mikuni.

     Nice work Brian. I made a similar adapter for the 34mm back in 75. Good easy starting carnie which is easy to tune. I ran an external 7/8" throttle 

  • Geoff3DMN Posts: 1252
    Castlemaine
    Performance Poster Geoff3DMN
    17 Jun 2017 07:51 PM
    This thread is one of the most interesting I've seen!

    You really do have some serious skills at this sort of work.
  • paulybronco Posts: 7301
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    18 Jun 2017 06:36 AM
    Posted by Geoff3DMN on 17 Jun 2017 08:21 PM
    This thread is one of the most interesting I've seen!

    You really do have some serious skills at this sort of work.

     Agree and sadly i dont have many!

  • bloodog Posts: 776
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    18 Jun 2017 07:14 AM
    Posted by kickinon on 15 Apr 2017 09:46 AM
    Picked this up in early March this year, lookes like a good fixer uperer,
    The "story"was that its been sitting in a shed for 17 years, the clutch cable was over adjusted and has damaged something in the clutch or box area,
    and it shouldnt take much to get it running...
    l want to get it looking good and on the road by 27th OCT. for the trip to Albury, for the 75th anniversary of the 1942WLA,kicking off at Phil's Garage,,
     
    HD Forums Australia - 42wla 003.jpg

     What a great read .....  Thanks Kicking for the extra time in posting all the photos 

3/3
© 2017 - 1.0.0.9