Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Project Pipe Bomb

An update on the RD 200 project...

I bought an old RD 125 tank on Ebay. It's solid but it has an enormous dent on the front right that I didn't notice when I was buying it. Looking at the Ebay pictures after the fact, the dent is visible. Had I seen it, I probably wouldn't have bought it. There's not a lot to be done now, so I'll try to pull the dent.

The rearsets are still a work in progress. It's taking a lot more time than I had anticipated and I've destroyed a couple of work-pieces in the process! I've still to make the gear and brake pedals and mount the rear brake master cylinder and reservoir.

The Aprilia RS 125 front brake stuff arrived too. The Cagiva disk is about 2mm inboard of where the Aprilia one should sit. Shimming the caliper with a couple of washers lines everything up nicely!

What's not so nice is that the Cagiva disk is 280mm in diameter and the Aprilia one was clearly much larger! There are three approaches that spring to mind. Firstly, find a larger disk off a different bike. This is probably not going to fly - the Cagiva disk has a weird-ass bolt pattern and I'm guessing it's unique to whatever bike it came off.

Secondly, make up an adapter to move the caliper down a bit. This is a bit inelegant.

Thirdly, make a new, larger disk. This isn't something I can do in the workshop so I'd have to outsource it and it'll probably be expensive.

I'll leave it 'til later to decide...

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200


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Vibrazioni vs. The Doctor

Vibrazioni Art


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Santa Pod

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Image by Paul Fishwick Photography


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Decay

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Kinetic Motorcycles

Kinetic Motorcycles


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Old vs. New

Ducati 888 vs. Panigale


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Megan Fox

MERCENARY hearts Megan Fox.

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Bura

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Illustration by Mr. Metallium

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RD 200 Rearsets

Work in progress...

Project Pipe Bomb - RD200


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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Derbi Guzzi

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Slammed Vespa

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Hookie Co.

Hookie Co.


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Cafe Sportster

Cafe Sportster


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Workshop Girl

Workshop Girl


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Moto Soul

This is a beautifully shot little movie...

Moto Soul



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Rockefeller

Rockefeller


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RetroMoto

RetroMoto


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Magdalena Frackowiak

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Hollywood

Pic by Jason Lee Parry
Pic by Jason Lee Parry

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Givenchy

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Blackout

Blackout


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Greasy Hands Preachers

Premiers tomorrow. Watch it or download it on Vimeo.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theghp/121003097



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THE GREASY HANDS PREACHERS - Trailer from Arthur & Clement on Vimeo.


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Project RD 200 - Front Axle

I mentioned before that the Cagiva front wheel wouldn't fit the Aprilia forks.

The easiest way to overcome this would be to change the wheel bearing for items with a larger inside diameter. Unfortunately, I couldn't locate appropriate sized bearings.

I could also have had the wheel hub machined to accommodate larger bearings. This would have meant a trip to an engineer's shop and would probably be a bit spendy!

Which just left the option of machining up a new axle to suit the Cagiva wheel bearings and the Aprilia forks.

So I did.

Job's Oxo!

Project Pipebomb RD 200 - Front Axle

Project Pipebomb RD 200 - Front Axle

Project Pipebomb RD 200 - Front Axle


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Rude and Racer

Nice!

Rude and Racer


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Kickback

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Dust

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Desmo Design

Desmo Design


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Seaweed and Gravel

Image Kevin Roche Photography


Image Kevin Roche Photography


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