Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another Little Distraction





Not Christmas this time. I have enough Old Triumph motorcycle  parts floating around my shop to come very close to building a complete running bike (I think). A few months ago I started assembling said parts to see about actually building a bike. I have a Ceriani 45mm road race front end I salvaged off of a 1987 GSXR750 super bike that was raced by my friend Larry at the Isle of Mann before he decided that all that was crazy business and he wanted nothing to do with it. Years ago I machined the parts to mount that front end onto a 1977 OIF Bonneville frame and tonight I made a brake disk carrier to mount a KTM 310mm semi floating rotor to an 19 inch alloy Suzuki wheel. The rotor had to be offset enough so that the Brembo Gold line 4 pot caliper would clear the spokes. In the picture the rim and hub are a bit weathered and the spokes are completely rusted. Once all is mocked up this wheel will go to Buchannan's Spoke and Rim for polishing and new stainless steel spokes. All this really should be in another blog but one is turning out to be too many for me, so here it is.
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