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PostPosted: May 22, 2021, 2:19 pm 
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At least someone found my (Brit) sense of humour.


Had you posted the above first, we might have had different replies. :cheers:

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Fliermike wrote:
At least someone found my (Brit) sense of humour.
I have to admit I'm of Ukrainian decent so bear with me for a couple three days till I get it :?

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One of the bikes has been reduced to Engine, Swing arm and its mount.
Sadly the mono air shock was rusty, when I chipped away the rust it started leaking oil, scrapped.
I'm going to get an aftermarket coil over if the second bike has the same problem.


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After tidying up my workshop I started cutting wood for my build table.
With his permission I am copying Spike's design.


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Fliermike wrote:
After tidying up my workshop I started cutting wood for my build table.
With his permission I am copying Spike's design.


Some think my table is overkill, but it is not going anywhere....lol

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PostPosted: June 13, 2021, 8:23 am 
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My workshop floor was originally a car port and slopes in two different directions.
Building the table will allow me to have a truly level working surface.


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Copying is the most sincere from of flattery. :cheers:
Don't obsess too much over perfection.

Does that engine have points or electronic ignition?

There probably is a drop in aftermarket electronic like pertronix you could install eventually and a rebuild kit for the carb that makes it compatible with modern ethanol blends.

Since this will be a car, you might consider low cost auto airshocks or vw bug coilovers.

A used ford ranger two-piece driveshaft with carrier bearing along with the spare honda driveshaft would provide all the reusable parts to build your shaft with a little machining and welding.

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Thank you, I have two GL500 bikes/engines, both with electronic ignition. Going to use a YSS mono shock and spring on the rear end, That way I can change the spring rate if necessary. Have two WaWa
gas stations selling ethanol free gas, I use it in certain authorised aircraft.


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Excellent! I've put chevy ignition modules on 80s Japanese bikes with no discernable issue. This was done because the replacement OEM modules were ridiculously expensive. The chevy 4 pin module is around $10 these days.

I despise ethanol. I don't have anything new enough to be designed to cope with it long term.
I run nonethanol whenever available for many reasons.
I don't have a non-eth station nearby so I've equipped my mowers with fuel shut off to empty the carb bowl at shut off which minimizes problems.

I've seen a few rotax 2strokes seize in flight as a result of using it to save a couple bucks.:cheers:

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I have a personal rule not to fly anything powered by a Rotax two stroke.


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Rear frame, swinging arm and mono shock fittings cleaned, primed and painted.


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Built the first table beam today.
I built the workshop side table a few years ago to hold auto stuff when work was in progress on the BGT and the 948. It paid off for this table build.


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Fliermike wrote:
Built the first table beam today.
Now if that was aircraft ply and sitka spruce put together with some epoxy you'd have a fine looking spar there :cheers:

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Fliermike wrote:
Built the first table beam today.
I built the workshop side table a few years ago to hold auto stuff when work was in progress on the BGT and the 948. It paid off for this table build.


Looking good..!!!:D

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Side main beams and cross beams built, ready for trimming and hole drilling for fasteners.


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