Just an update
Hi Malcolm and forum,
Just wanted to give an update after probably 2K miles. Nothing
has fallen apart... still holding strong....
Just a few pointers in case this comes up again in the forum.
I was a great project, but as I found out after the install,...
Hi Malcolm, and forum,
the forks are finished and installed. Without your input I couldn't have
done it, and had as much...
Finishing up today
Morning! Hope to wrap things up today.
There's one more plate to weld in, apart from the back plate.
I would like to grind...
This is as much as I could do yesterday. It went slower than
I thoght, but the hardest (front part) is done.
Messed up one of...
Thanks Malcolm, one front piece it shall be.
Will post back this evening, when I should be
almost done with everything :p
Fork project update
Hi, I'm finally seeing the light at the end.
I have scrapped the wrap around piece over the buttwelds. It was
This is an interesting topic. Always wanted to try aluminum welding,
but figured it too expensive to buy the equipment. After reading your
Hi Austin, sounds like someone shoold make a movie about this!
I see lots of comedy potential in it. ;)
Heading off to work in a bit....
Hi Austin, sounds like you had a great time on the Isle of White.
What kind of bikes do the Mods have?
My general plan for the moped is to...
Don't remember where Bristol is, but I know the Isle of white
is somewhere off the south coast. Sounds like a long way. Isn't
that where they...
thanks for the compliments.
Your scoot looks pretty wild! Looks like a comfortable ride too.
I think a new seat might be my next...
PS I tried to see if the mig welder could be turned into a cutter,
and save some time on cutting the pattern for the wrap-around piece.
End of garbage day report. Didn't find any pizza boxes on the way to
work, but turns out I wouldn't have gotten around to using it anyway....
Maybe I should have gone with just the back plate, and not
ground the welds... Oh well, if I had done it that way I'd always be
wondering if it...
Close ups of the welds
Hi Malcolm and board,
the butt welds don't look too great, but I think they have pretty
good penetration. I managed to...
I used to have a mini back in the 70's, that the previous owner
had installed a one piece fiber glass front. It had fenders and hood...
Some more progress
Hi Malcolm, and everyone,
cut off work short today and spent the afternoon (8hrs) finishing up
the first part of the fork...
Morning! Nothing much to report just dropped in to say hi. A friend
is lending me a big wheel cutting saw, which I hope to pick up...
Thanks Malcolm, I was getting depressed and about to scratch the
whole job and start over :( . Thought I had delivered it a death nail
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