While Cadbike 56 is still in Germany, we have started a new
project! Aad bought an S&S knucklehead engine with 0 kilometers
on it from Harry, and he has a 4-speed transmission, a frame
that we plan to completely cut up, and most importantly he has
"Eigenbouw" papers. This means that we can build whatever
wheelbase we want, and Aad decided he wants a swingarm chopper.
I tried to talk him into doing a hardtail, but he insists!
The frame had already been modified by a previous owner but
never mind, we will only be using a few bits of it like the
motormounts and the swingarm castings. We testfitted the engine
to see if the motormounts were straight and in the correct location.
That was all ok, just a little clearance issue below the rear
engine mount which was easy to fix.
The main inspirations for this project were the bikes belonging
to Ripper and the more recent one built by Karim Ashgari le
Vizir, but we will be doing it a little differently ofcourse.
|Next job will be fixing motormounts, transmission mounts and
swingarm mounts to a jig, and then cutting off everything else
and starting over to build the frame we want, which will look
something like this: