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Post by Logi on Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:02 pm

Started the boss for my sports wheel, My mate's back with the van tomorrow Very Happy

Nipped up and got a bit of tubing from a friend, got it ready for attaching the centre of the original wheel.

Tubing cut to size



Marked out and centre punched the holes



Drilling time



Ready for tapping



It's (th)ready Very Happy



Horn button in



Wheel attached



Waiting for the old wheel now



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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:17 pm

Nicely done Sir, that certainly wont bend or let you down, nor should it warp when you weld it to the original boss.

And judging by the pictures your workshop is beautiful, nicely organised and clean. Damn nice tap'n'die set too.

Cant wait to see the next stage.
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Post by Logi on Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:39 pm

The next stage Smile

Got the van back, old wheel off, hacksaw time Very Happy




Then it's burnin off the plastic


NO PICCY (burned my b!**&y finger Mad )

As i have no Argon for the TiG i drilled a couple of holes and tapped them so i could trial mount it






Loads more clearance now Laughing


I reckon i'll use the stick welder to finish it tomorrow, can't justify a bottle of Argon just now.

Glad you liked my wee shed, it's a work in progress when i'm not doing the house(or in plaster........)

Here's a couple of pics



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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:23 pm

That is a beautiful workspace, really quite envious. Hope your finger isn't to bad, just a bit shiny hopefully not a blistered pussy mess. Nice TTR, which engine size is it? I love on road off road bikes, nice and light to move about and they still get you too the bank/shops on a snowy day. There seems to be a hijet/biker coincidence thing going on, bit like robin reliants back in the day Rolling Eyes

That little lathe is a handy thing, i've got the clarke combi miller/lathe but the miller is shocking, the hight adjustable head moves under load - which makes me very angry mid cut - so much so i've given up on trying to mill on it.

But anyway, so now your van is in this sort of steering wheel-less stage I guess! Drive it on mold grips.

Do you think you'll be able to keep the horn conductor ring in place and working?

Good luck, Matt

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Post by Logi on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:58 pm

Melting steering wheel running onto my finger, not pleasant. Crying or Very sad

The TTR is a 250, i've had it for nigh on 10 years, may be restored this winter, then again, may be the Hijet Smile
The lathe is just that bit too small, i'm about 3mm over with the steel tube for the boss, i'd planned to taper it.
Can't drive it anyway just now, broken ankle Sad Though it'll move with the wheel as is.
I'm hoping to re-use the horn ring, but i'm thinking of a seperate button if it doesn't work.

Another wee bit of bling arrived today, my mate was using it last week and bought me a cd/mp3 player for it Very Happy
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:22 pm

Urgh! Melted plastic on skin isn't fun. Tends to leave dirty scab/scar. Come on Mr Hazard, how did you break your ankle?

Where are you going to install this 'wee' head unit? I ditched my centre console in the name of leg room then bodged the radio elsewhere.

Someone else on here did a nice job of their head unit, it was large519 in the post called "my bad ass hijet" here's his radio picture :-

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Post by Logi on Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:35 pm

Yes, saw that but i have another plan for that area Wink
It's going in the centre console, i've only got little feet Very Happy


Found out that the HSE crap about falls from height at work being the most common cause of accidents at work is just that, crap.


I fell about 15 feet, no problems , it's the landing that's the problem........
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:42 pm

ha!!! (I actually laughed out load but lol is so cheap nowadays) Ain't gravity a bitch. Hope you get that cast off asap, but then you'll get stuck back into working and we won't get hijet tinkering updates Sad
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Post by kentgpz11 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:02 pm

I had a TTR250 as my only form of transport for about 4 years, brilliant bike. Cool
I also took it for MOT in the back of the Hijet, which was a bit of a squeeze. Shocked
I wish I had that much space in my garage, I must stop buying crap off Ebay. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Logi on Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:21 pm

Tinkering aplenty yet, there's plans afoot for the Hijet

kentgpz11 wrote:I had a TTR250 as my only form of transport for about 4 years, brilliant bike. Cool
I also took it for MOT in the back of the Hijet, which was a bit of a squeeze. Shocked
I wish I had that much space in my garage, I must stop buying crap off Ebay. Rolling Eyes

I love my TTR, excellent bike. I see you have a slow
green one as well........ Wink

Well, job done, welded the original boss on, was going to be neat but just covered it in tape for now.
Build up and insulated the bottom with the glue gun and set the horn ring in it. Insulated the wee tang that goes through the boss as without the plastic covering it'll earth and i'll be too horny... Wink Made a connecter for the hornpush on the new wheel and Robert's your maternal sibling Very Happy Works a treat.
Sorry, no pics as i'd left my phone indoors and as i'm kinda restricted mobility wise Rolling Eyes

The finished article






Another wee refinement



Sadly my CD player i got as a prezzie didn't work so no bling there yet Crying or Very sad
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Post by kentgpz11 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:03 pm

Logi wrote:

I love my TTR, excellent bike. I see you have a slow
green one as well........ Wink

The finished article


Have you snapped the key on your TTR yet by leaving it in the steering lock & turning the bars?
I did. Mad

That steering wheel looks great & should feel a lot chunkier than the skinny plastic original. Cool

P.S. Everybody knows that the green ones are faster! Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Post by Logi on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:31 am

Laughing I never use the steering lock, mostly cos i've only got one key.


The wheel's a cheap one, not great quality, but it looks the part Smile
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Post by LSD on Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:16 pm

Gr8 wheel bud can you help..... P.M'ed
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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:34 pm

I'm jealous!!!!!!!!!!! I only have a little lathe that doesn't even have power feed.

HJ take smaller cuts on the mill if you don't want it I have a home that would love to keep it warm and oiled Very Happy
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:38 am

I sold it about 3 weeks ago to a lad and his dad for about £700 via ebay.

Seriously, the miller was pointless, if I tried to do a thinner cut with it there wouldn't be a mark on the alloy. 100% forget steel.

Even just drilling with it the head would wander.

Get a proper one!

A good 40 year old Bridgeport or Tom Senior or etc. Fork lift her in to live with you forever. Get some quality bonding time on the go. I love you
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Post by Logi on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:17 pm

A wee update,
for anyone thinking of a blingy steering wheel off Ebay, some are shite, not been happy with mine as it's pretty flexible affraid
Not too bad due to the flat angle on the'Jet but in a car it'd be bent by now. Basically you can wiggle the top bit!
So a new steery wheel is winging it's way to the 'Jet, it's the start of the Motstoration Wink
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Post by Logi on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:31 am

New wheel on, much better Twisted Evil




And another wee bit the wife bought me...

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:25 pm

y'know you want a white dashboard off Rich
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:38 pm

working on improving it a bit more maybe able to do a blue one.


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Post by Logi on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:50 pm

OOOH, blue, that's interesting Smile
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Post by rich the mechanic on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:38 pm

Sample blue dash just a quick colour drop.

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Post by LSD on Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:25 am

Very good idea bud Idea
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Post by Logi on Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:25 pm

Me likey the blue Very Happy
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Post by waz on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:18 pm

Hi Logi, where did you get your seats from please.

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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:09 pm

waz wrote:Hi Logi, where did you get your seats from please.

Waz


Scumtree, £45 Very Happy
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Post by waz on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:26 pm

Bit ignorant in things like this, what car are they from or is it the shaped ones that you just pull over the seats in the van.

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Post by oldie on Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:07 pm

I've acquired some BMW Z3 seats, so I'm hoping with a bit of luck I can get these to fit to the original slider frame thingy Smile .........
When I finaly get to own this van. Not long now cheers .

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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:49 pm

waz wrote:Bit ignorant in things like this, what car are they from or is it the shaped ones that you just pull over the seats in the van.

Waz

Not from any car mate, aftermarket seats, see here;
http://www.corbeau-seats.co.uk/
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Post by oldie on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:57 am

Logi wrote:
waz wrote:Bit ignorant in things like this, what car are they from or is it the shaped ones that you just pull over the seats in the van.

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Not from any car mate, aftermarket seats, see here;
http://www.corbeau-seats.co.uk/

Bloody hell! A pair of them will double the value of the van Laughing .

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Post by waz on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:30 pm

Cheers for that Logi.

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