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by toglhot
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 1021

Re: Caliper battery covers

I have tried several different calipers; unfortunately they just don't seem to last, I have one that simply won't zero, it always reads 0.0something or other, another can be zeroed, but depends upon how hard you push the movable against the anvil. Non digital are excellent but you need a loupe to re...
by toglhot
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: suspended recumbent trike finished
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: suspended recumbent trike finished

Being a serial builder of stuff, I've started a new frame. Whilst this one works good and looks great I'm after something else: lower, narrower, lighter, racier. Stay tuned, the drawing is on the bench as I write. I can't improve on the comfort level as these type seats are super comfortable, I thin...
by toglhot
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: alloy polishing.

Just search for an alloy polish. What's available here may not be available where you are. Most motorcycle outlets have alloy polish on the counter, if not, just ask them for their recommendations. Keep in mind any water stains, oxide discolouration and so on will not polish out with such a product,...
by toglhot
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: alloy polishing.

As I said, paint doesn't stick too well to smooth or polished surfaces. It also discolours with time going yellow.
by toglhot
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: alloy polishing.

Normally I would use an 8"sisal wheel with black compound to start with and smooth over the surface. Follow that with a sewn cloth wheel with white or brown compound and finish off with a loose cloth wheel and green compound. In the case of the drums as I had to remove quite a bit of material on the...
by toglhot
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: alloy polishing.

And again:
by toglhot
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: alloy polishing.

Some more pics:
by toglhot
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

alloy polishing.

I bought an XS650 a while back so I've been busy resurecting it, it was in terrible condition when I bought it, had to buy new crankcase halves. Lots of alloy to polish: I mounted both hubs on the lathe to neaten them up a little and also remove a bit of metal So far I've polished both hubs, both ri...
by toglhot
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: suspended recumbent trike finished
Replies: 6
Views: 971

suspended recumbent trike finished

I started this project some time ago but before finishing I bought an XS650 so the trike has been on the backburner for a while. I decided on a new trike as I wasn't mad keen on the last one, it having a few things I didn't like about it: rear wheel spin, rough ride and the welding was atrocious. Th...
by toglhot
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.

Getting there: undercoated and waiting for the top coat. Metalic silver chassis, Black for seat, rack and steering bits. Alloy bits will be blasted and clear coated.
by toglhot
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.

And a few more:
by toglhot
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

A new chassis for the recumbent trike.

I posted my new recumbent build a while back. Quite happy with the outcome, just few niggly bits I'm not happy with: The quality of welds was the biggest niggle, they just don't look good so that was my first concern. I neglected to place stops on the kingpins so if I turn the wheels enough the tyre...