|Back in 2010 I designed and made this horseshoe tank (see part
42) that follows the lines of the frame very nicely. Back
then I thought it would be a good idea to put the return and breather
connections on the left side of the tank to keep them away from
the pipes. Ofcourse now I changed my mind and decided to relocate
them to the bottom of the tank for a cleaner look. I machined
the new connections and tackwelded them in place, then Aad did
the final TIG welding. After stripping the whole thing to bare
metal I added some patina using acid and linseed oil and bolted
it in the frame. I have also mounted the engine and transmission
in the meantime.
|Next job was to make a sissybar, this time I am going for something
strong and simple, and easy to remove if necessary. No polishing,
no hidden mounts! The base material is 25 x 8 mm strip, we had
to modify the bender to be able to bend this but that was no big
deal.I made a design and printed it in full size, then glued the
drawing on a piece of wood as a template.
|Quite tricky to get both sides the same. I machined some threaded
bungs and tacked them to the fender, Aad did the final TIG welding.
Next will be the chainguard, numberplate and taillight.