| Thi week we started
on a set of stainless steelhandlebars. As I had come up with a
design using tapered "legs" we started with solid 30
mm bars that Aad drilled all the way through with a very
long drill. After that he machined a taper in each leg and a smaller
diameter part at the end that fit in the Triumph tree.
| We mocked up the
bike again as we had taken it apart last week to weld the frame
and machine the lower tree. As the angle of the handlebar holes
in the top tree is not the same as the angle of the forklegs we
were going to need quite a bend in the handlebar legs.
| We made a little
die that fit on the hydraulic press to bend the handlebar legs
and after some trial and error managed to make 2 identical legs.
They will be about 2 inches shorter than they are now when we
are finished, but we will see that next week when we continue