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as i am about to demolish the utility room extension, that i have been using for my build space for the last year, the bike will
be going to live down the shed with the rest of the machines!
as it was a warm sunny day, i took the opportunity to get some pics of her in the open.
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on further news and happenings, i have done a bit more work to the oil cooler scopes, cut some more plates, two left to do.
contacted SNT and they will do the welding up when i can get over to them. might have an "essential" trip to do someday soon
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popped over to SNT Race Engineering this afternoon "Essential" Travel, honest officer 😇to drop off the oil coolers for welding of the ends, also got my clutch centre nut machined down and left my shock for re spring whilst over there, Neil said he should have them done in the next couple of days :)
 

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got a call from Neil at SNT Race Engineering, bits are sorted and ready for me to collect, pics once i have them tomorrow :)
 

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just back from SNT with my bits and bobs, Great job on the oil cooler ends, will give them a rub over with some Scotchbrite to clean them up a bit.
shock spring changed, and clutch centre nut modified.
 

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and after a quick clean up and adjustments, all is good and fitting well.
will get round to fitting back on bike soon, then i can do a final measure up for the carbon end plates, that will just leave getting them anodised when i get all the other bits done.


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alloy bar turned up today, so i can now crack on with the number board frame fitment. once that is sorted i will have a play with fitting the steering damper behind it.
fitted the rear shock again with the 140NM spring, works spot on, this spring fitted is a bit on the rusty/tatty side, so was only fitted for set up and will be exchanged for a different newer spring that is in much better nick.
only problem i have had with fitting the newer spring is it is 10mm longer than the old one (different part No) so i have needed to source a different deeper spring seat!
didnt realise how much of a chore it was going to be getting a genuine Ohlins manufactured part used on a number of other Ohlins shocks!!
I have contacted two well known suspension shops about the bit required, both Ohlins main Dealerships, both have not come up with the goods, one didnt even reply to my third e mail FFS.
on the recommendation of Neil at SNT Race Engineering i contacted Harris Performance about the spring seat, Mark at Harris has now returned my inquiry with an answer and part No of the bit i am after, and to make everything better, they even have one in stock.
 

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after doing some more work preparing the back yard for the new man cave build, I cracked on with the number board fitment,
cut the alloy bar to lengths needed and after a small amount of drilling and tapping of holes, job was half near jobbed.
good enough for a first attempt, bar will be going on a weight loss plan somewhere in the near future, so worry ye not all ye of the "Christ thats a bit stout" camp!! it will get skinny ish sooner or later.

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Bit of a mock up with the steering damper where i want it behind the number board, using the board frame as an integral part of the damper mounting, still needs some sorting.
bracket needs cutting to size/shape, and i need to make a steel plate to weld to the steering head.

 

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cleaned up the steering damper arm, made a steel bracket to weld on to the steering head tube, need to get it tacked in place so i can check clear operation from lock to lock.
 

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as i was moving things about in the shed, and i had her out in the fresh air, I thought i would get some pics with the number board fitted for reference/seating/fit.





I am well happy with it, damper looks to be well housed and protected by board.



 

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got the new deeper spring seat through from Harris Performance today, 10mm deeper than the one fitted, just the job.

as i was on with the shock i had a play with the milling cutters for my pillar drill that also came in the mail this morning
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cut a block out of some alloy bar, put a groove in it, drilled and tapped a couple of holes, and bobs yer uncle, i have a hydraulic preload adjuster mounted at 90deg,

so now it is easy to use once the side panel is removed.



 

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As i have time to play and limited access to Taff at the moment, I have begun doing some machining myself!!!

got some cheap milling cutters of the Bay of E, started to reduce the number boards mountings from solid bar to "H" beam.



also had a shift round of bits, added two shelf units that were due to get dumped from the man cave renovation.

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after i had got things sorted, I captured some evidence that a certain James is alive and well, and also able to work on his bike that is taking up most of the available work space i have left in the shed!!!

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bit more done to the number board mounts, removed a little bit more metal from the uprights, cut the lower cross bar and secured the ends, then did a small bit of machining to the steering damper bracket.



 

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finished off the number board top mounting frame, cut some holes/slots and put some small holes in the bottom of the uprights grooves.

will look at doing some machining to the bottom mount next.



 
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