Last week we were
working on the tankmount for the "Tokyo Thug" gastank.
We removed the stock mounting flaps and are making a hidden rubbermount.
There will be 2 rubbers on the top of the frametube and 2 more
rubbers on the pin that Aad will weld in the frame. The top of
the pin is threaded for a small screw holding everything in place.
The bottom of the
pin is TIG welded in the frame, the top is silver soldered. Top
of the tank will be smoothed with lead next week. The Triumph
cap from the stock tank covers the mounting screw so there is
no visible mounting of the tank and the rubbermount makes sure
there will be no nasty vibrations.
| Last weekend at
the Flakekings Swapmeet I picked up a cool little Aris (repop)
headlight. We drilled and tapped the lower tree, and then decided
it would look better with the headlight mount welded on. We used
various tools to make it look like the headlight mount was part
of the original casting. Rest of the lower tree was also cleaned
up a bit, taking care not to make it too clean, haha