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Old 11-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #16
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Looking good! I love stuff that happens in a shed.

What are your thoughts regarding the rear wheel offset? ie. it no longer being centered?
Finished the extension for the bevel box,just got to fit new brake shoes and clean and paint the hub,The wheel will be respoked using the standard offset.The other method for fitting the paralever wheel uses a 12mm offset to get the wheel running in the same axis as the front wheel. I wasn`t comfortable with that much offset hence the alternative method i am using.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:44 PM   #17
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The nipples will be coated with marine grease to try to stop them seizing again.
You might try some anti-seize-- it's better for that kind of thing than grease.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #18
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Project making progress,i managed to find a tank off an old /6 police bike,i like the old school look.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #19
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Finished my Paralever wheel conversion,i am very pleased with my efforts with the wheel rebuild i have managed to get it to run 2mm out of true radially and axially on the bench with a straight edge and rule.I am back in work tomorrow so will set it up in the lathe and run a DTI on it ,should get it pretty true..
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #20
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Finished my Paralever wheel conversion,i am very pleased with my efforts with the wheel rebuild i have managed to get it to run 2mm out of true radially and axially on the bench with a straight edge and rule.I am back in work tomorrow so will set it up in the lathe and run a DTI on it ,should get it pretty true..
Made a little fixture to spin the wheel in my bench vice,using my DTI,got it to running within 0.025"-0.030"
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #21
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Fitted a new tyre to my wheel today Michelin T63 130/17.The wheel runs with around 3mm clearance between the tyre and the swingarm,no machining of the hub needed using my method of fitting a paralever wheel to an RT bevel box.small amount of machining needed to produce the alloy extension ring for the bevel box,and the brake shoe pivot pin and actuating cam,nothing a small engineering company couldn`t handle.If anybody needs dimensions etc let me know
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:19 AM   #22
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Good work on the wheel! And the extension. There's probably room to sandwich a disc brake in there also with your method.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:56 AM   #23
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Finished my subframe today,mounted the rear mudguard,and completed the RT bevel box/Paralever wheel conversion.I have flipped the brake actuating arm and made a linkage to operate the cam.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:49 AM   #24
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I love the wheel building real skill just love it - and the way you have dealt with the spacing issue. Besides my paris dakar replica the follow on project is to monoshock a r80 chassis (shock going vertical up/down through the battery box area and build a very modern super light take on a scrambler) and i will be using a standard r80 bevel box and a paralever hub. So your ideas are a great help to getting round some of the issues at the rear end. Grand stuff.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:17 AM   #25
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...the follow on project is to monoshock a r80 chassis...and build a very modern super light take on a scrambler...
I will be watching this closely. Good stuff indeed!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:40 AM   #26
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Wheeled the bike outside today to get a feel for the basic look of the bike and the ride height,i am new to airheads and modifying them,so am open to comments and advice,critical or positive.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #27
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yep, like that alot!
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:25 PM   #28
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Wheeled the bike outside today to get a feel for the basic look of the bike and the ride height,i am new to airheads and modifying them,so am open to comments and advice,critical or positive.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:38 AM   #29
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Project update

Been a bit slow with the bike lately,sorting out my garage,installed a Bridgestone miller and started my blasting cabinet.I have made the new centre stand and ordered a rear shock,a little bit of gusseting on the headstock etc,and then it is ready for blasting and painting.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:11 AM   #30
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I can`t seem to upload more than one photo at a time,so here`s a photo of the bike as it stands now
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