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Old 01-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #31
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Getting some more of the Velo sorted out. The Ducati seems to be running much better since I rebuilt the carbs (after ultrasonic cleaning for the 5 or 6th time).

figured out the belt drive and clutch,



alignment on the chain sprockets looking pretty close. Still have to set up a laser alignment redneck rig to align the wheels then recheck and shim if necessary the chain alignment.



checked fitment on the tank with the head steady, I like the hand beat front fender? Goes with the hand hammered oil tank which is off to be tigged.

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Old 01-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #32
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Velo

That's coming together real nice. I look forward to seeing pix of the finished product.
Years ago I had an opportunity to ride a Thruxton Replica. I was in way over my head on that one! It had a huge Amal GP that apparently didn't have provision for a throttle stop and consequently would not idle. Every stop was a challenge. If I blipped the throttle wrong it died and kicking it back to life was practically beyond my ability, what with the manual ignition advance, choke and 500cc high compression piston. Out on the road however, it was a delight. Locomotive thrust and I still marvel at how well the brakes worked on that bike.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:58 PM   #33
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Years ago I had an opportunity to ride a Thruxton Replica. Out on the road however, it was a delight. Locomotive thrust and I still marvel at how well the brakes worked on that bike.
Oh your getting me all fired up to get her running. I got the oil tank back from the tig welder today. When I was out to Mart's to box parts I looked at some of his art work through the years, silver vase and other bits he'd hand hammered on an anvil from one sheet to form. I thought wow, I'd like to have one of his pieces. I do, it's oil tank art!



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Old 01-26-2012, 06:40 PM   #34
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just a note to let y'all know I ain't forgot the Velo.
I've routed the oil lines and ordered a racing magneto cover which allows the use of double ended plug wires which are much easier to build than the standard plug wires for the Fairbanks Morse mag. I think I've decided on plugs for the beast and I'm resetting the timing back to 25 degrees advanced rather than the 37 degrees as was per factory with one plug. The two plug head ought to give a good burn with less advance and make it easier to kick start, if there is such a thing as an easy kick starting velo. :)

I've also got the brake stay made for the front brake.

I'll have to figure out my rear sets/foot pegs mounting. Also need to return the Velo intake manifold and shorten to allow a rubber mount since that helps cut down on heat transfer to the carb.

More to come, might even be cranking her up soon.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:54 PM   #35
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just a note to let y'all know I ain't forgot the Velo.
I've routed the oil lines and ordered a racing magneto cover which allows the use of double ended plug wires which are much easier to build than the standard plug wires for the Fairbanks Morse mag. I think I've decided on plugs for the beast and I'm resetting the timing back to 25 degrees advanced rather than the 37 degrees as was per factory with one plug. The two plug head ought to give a good burn with less advance and make it easier to kick start, if there is such a thing as an easy kick starting velo. :)

I've also got the brake stay made for the front brake.

I'll have to figure out my rear sets/foot pegs mounting. Also need to return the Velo intake manifold and shorten to allow a rubber mount since that helps cut down on heat transfer to the carb.

More to come, might even be cranking her up soon.
Keep plugging along...I'm loving this build.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:35 PM   #36
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Do it!

Yes! That's gonna be a unique and beautiful bike.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #37
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got her to run today....................finally..........forgot to shut the enrichment circuit off a bit to long and she started to flood, so the plug will need to be changed. BUT, she ran. I've been round and round and kicked it a thousand times, let it lay a couple of weeks, cleaned the carb which didn't seem bad, swapped to a single HT coil in the Fairbanks Morse mag and low and behold she ran. Skeered the neighbors horse too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZQyHQi6dyA
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:59 AM   #38
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the tank strap.

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #39
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My AJS in a box is getting mighty upset with me it wants me to put aside some of my other projects and get her on the road. I can hear it speaking to me every time I look at your Velo. Good job
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #40
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Looks great, you are truly doing this project justice!
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #41
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Looks like your tank was intended for a slimline frame. Great work. I'm looking forward to seeing it complete.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #42
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Looks like your tank was intended for a slimline frame. Great work. I'm looking forward to seeing it complete.
The ones I've seen mounted on the wideline all have the mounts in the back with the space between the frame. Doesn't mean I've seen what is correct.
Back when Mart order the tank from the fellows, he did so at the IOM in '85' this was the one for the bike. It fits up nice but the back rubber blocks are visible as you noticed. I've been told, that's the way it is.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #43
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Was that an E30 project in the background of the video?
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #44
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Was that an E30 project in the background of the video?
yep, a E30 repaint for my son. His is an IS.
We also have an E30 325i four door. Terrific cars.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #45
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had the old duck out today. Nice ride this morning.

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