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Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,916
Posted By simonboxeproject
may be worth a look

Hi, just skimmed through this thread and will read again when i have a little more time, i have been playing around with lots of bits to try and get a bike together for some time now, i have gone for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By simonboxeproject
thanks

Thanks for comments, good point about the weight being kept low, also , i should be able to still fit my rear set ok, but the end of the pipe is looking as if it may be blasting hot gas onto my...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By simonboxeproject
thoughts on pipe?

Hi, I have been getting on with making my exhaust pipe, cant decide on keeping it short (as in pics) or extending it up and to come out rear of seat???? . i think down pipes and collector come out at...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,457
Posted By simonboxeproject
pipe info

Hi,I am no expert but I used this as a guide along with getting something that fits, i wanted a short pipe to aid rear wheel removal. havnt run it yet so cant say what its like?...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By simonboxeproject
parts

Hi Padmei,

I have done mine from original pipes and some pre bent tube sections. The Mandrell bent tubes are available on line over here...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By simonboxeproject
fellow pipe maker

Hi looks as if i am not the only one making pipes this week. your high pipes are looking good, are you going to do the joints with springs? see you have gone for a long length of pipe, are you...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By simonboxeproject
help on voltage reg

Hi, i am laying out the electrics on my bmw project to get there positions sorted for a new harness, but i cant find my voltage regulator, (must have put it somewhere safe). so i am after any info on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,128
Posted By simonboxeproject
Nice work

wow looking good, pipes are looking good, i guess you made your own master cylinder res cups, if so did you fit a diaphragm as per on the plastic ones to stop spillage? and what did you do about a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,023
Posted By simonboxeproject
keep up the good work.this is my slow project but...

keep up the good work.this is my slow project but keep pressing on.
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/S1mon_2009/DSCN4194.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
triple clamps Yokes

Hi, I did them myself along with clip ons, rear sets etc, My aim with this project is to end up with a bike that i have built?made my self (as much as i can). so i am doing the paint, welding,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 656
Posted By simonboxeproject
My new switch

Hi all. back on the boxerproject, just finished making a kill/star switch.
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/S1mon_2009/P1010051.jpg?t=1331845242

any advise on simple wiring systems ? re...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
pressing on

Hi Been slow going over the winter but starting to get back on the case.Looking int sorting the electrics out. decided that due to my twist grip and brake set up i did not have much room for the kill...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,721
Posted By simonboxeproject
fasteners

This is a link to some high strength stainless steel fasteners.

http://www.fera.org.uk/pdf/Fera%20seminar%202%20Feb%2006%20-%20Soren%20Andersson%20-%20Bulten.pdf

may be of some interest.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,721
Posted By simonboxeproject
fasteners

I would not recommend s/steel for any high load areas, have attached a link to chart that has some figures but there will be loads on the net that will spec fasteners and torque loading's, when you...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By simonboxeproject
cable

hi, they are not too bad to make up, and you get the length that you need.

http://www.venhill.co.uk/Cable_Kits_and_Components/Cable_Components
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By simonboxeproject
sprigs

The sprigs want to be under a reasonable amount of pressure.
When i have had things with this set up i have made a tool (T handle with hook on end) to help get them on and off.
Many years ago i...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By simonboxeproject
thanks

thanks H96669 for the info.
building a bike and want the clutch cable a custom length, i found a good site (venhill) to get the parts from but needed to know sizes
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By simonboxeproject
cable size

Hi does anyone know of the inner wire diameter of the clutch and throttle on a bmw r100
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,888
Posted By simonboxeproject
seats

hi, didnt know if this site was of any use, do a few seats in the classic style.?
http://www.raggededgeracing.com/2.html
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,888
Posted By simonboxeproject
well done

Hi, Nice work on the mono arm mod. looks good.
done well to get that done in a couple of days, mine has been a couple of years and does not look that much further ahead.
(must pull my socks up and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By simonboxeproject
good advise squish

Squish makes some good points. As in my post I have found that a bmw boxer make an "excellent project". a lot of the parts are easy to adapt and fit from model to model, most things that you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,968
Posted By simonboxeproject
paint

I have used VHT paint, found it to be good when baked on in an oven as instructed.
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,775
Posted By simonboxeproject
welded

Hi If it is of help, I went the weld way.
I cut off a short length of 1/2" x 1/8" mild steel, long enough to sit across the race but not fall through then gave it a spot with my MIG on either end,...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
front cover

Am thinking of doing a composite cover for the front, I am looking for a suitable block to do the tooling with, I have started to fiddle about with some cover designs shapes etc. couple of images of...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,395
Posted By simonboxeproject
clamps

in the end i made my own, not too bad to do if you are lucky enough to have access to mill,
plus can only gripe to myself if i have problems with them.:wink:
...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
Jon-Lars

Thanks,
I am trying to keep the look simple and clean. only problem is that "simple" seems to end up complicated and takes a long time? never mind i will keep plugging away.
Ps i take it that the...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
fitted

Hi ,Bolted on clock today,
going to start on a front engine cover this week...
http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/S1mon_2009/DSCN4185.jpg?t=1321198045
...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
rev counter

This weeks progress,
I found this SPA tacho, bit ambitious in the rev department but a nice item. it has built in speedo and some other functions such as 0-60. standing 1/4 timing, change light ...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
clip ons

Finished making my clip ons this week, anodised them this evening with my DIY kit, results were ok, but would have liked them a little darker . but will do for now, will polish up the bars tomorrow...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
paint

Thanks igormortis, i have spry painted arm and diff just with some 1k silver, cant remember the exact shade but will see if i can find it and let you know.
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
thanks

ok thanks will give it a try..
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
switch gear

Hi does any one know of a good way to clean the yellow light and dip full beam knobs on my left hand switch gear.
They have lost there brightness and appear to have a milky "bloom" to them. any tips...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
frame change

Hi,
Houseoffubar i would think that you would like a change of design direction ....
But do not worry, still got the modded frame, but as movement was slow i pulled out my old mono R80...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
paint

Hi, I have brush painted them (about 4 coats) with an engine enamel. cant remember the make, will look next time i go to my shed.
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
Hi this is the only thing that i can find at the...

Hi this is the only thing that i can find at the moment, i just cut off any thing forward of the timing case then blended back.
not sure on cover yet, ally or composite/ dont want it too look too...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
mx bmw

Hi, may be i will, i hear that it is the "in thing" these days....( less is more! except when referring to tyre tread) :rofl
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,815
Posted By simonboxeproject
yokes

Hi just a quick update, as per normal, progress is slow but i have just finished making new yokes and clip ons. Now trying to decide if i am going to anodize clip on clamps or polish them as per the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,275
Posted By simonboxeproject
wobble

Hi my r100t used to wobble from time to time, it was an every day ride to work bike but well serviced, i put it down to the fact that i did not have the steering damper connected but it is possible...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 37,907
Posted By simonboxeproject
rake and trail

this may (or may not) be of interest to some.?

http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/RakeEx/RakeEx.htm

P.s Houseoffubar your change of direction,or is that "fluid design" look as is if it has given...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 37,907
Posted By simonboxeproject
forks,yokes

Hi Houseoffubar, looking good, I too have just past the forks ,stem, yokes hurdle, in the end i made a new top and bottom yoke and a new stem. dont know what length your forks are but i dont think...
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