TW wrecks a perfectly good Commando etc.

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You should rent this for whatever part you need at.the moment whenever someone on the forum asks how ro remove those hammer drive rivets.

The granite table Muppet said I was sad making the gizmo but it is very Zen like using it.
I got a good laugh from that.

Lets go.

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Whoops, into the half done scrap bin it goes, note to self, fit the centre/center stand spring first.

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Its all good, I whipped up another quick smart using carbide then managed to 'screw the M20 thread up.
It keeps you honest. (I could probably use the first one on the Triumph TR5T)
Even when I was a foreman and folk would say they had made a mistake I would simply say, the part is right, just not for this job.

Its a sunny day tomorrow so will get more material even though I had got extra, the bigger square block is a head steady so will make a drawing to follow, not adlib.
 

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I went back to the city and got a 75 mm square billet, I will save the lets go until it is done and works. :D


Another delivery (best price I could find) with another at the post office.
$20k in is just a memory now like the Moto Guzzi but you can't take it with you (Unless you are the guy buried on his HD)

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Next is the Hydrolastic head steady.
The oil filter is a smaller version form my service parts (Africa Twin) The stock herringbone oil hoses now clear the spilt clamps on the cradle tube being moved forward.
The fittings were machined from SS with a M12-1.5 mm threads, 2 mm thick brass rings now sit under them.

I managed to not ruin this one.
76 mm x 76 mm 6061 Aluminium bar @ $13 (US$10 - UK£7)
16 mm 316 SS bar for two fittings @ $1 (US77 cents/ UK54 p.

$14.

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Next is the Hydrolastic head steady.
The oil filter is a smaller version form my service parts (Africa Twin) The stock herringbone oil hoses now clear the spilt clamps on the cradle tube being moved forward.
The fittings were machined from SS with a M12-1.5 mm threads, 2 mm thick brass rings now sit under them.

I managed to not ruin this one.
76 mm x 76 mm 6061 Aluminium bar @ $13 (US$10 - UK£7)
16 mm 316 SS bar for two fittings @ $1 (US77 cents/ UK54 p.

$14.

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Make me one, please. Very, very nice!
 

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$14 + $700 free labour that is. :)

I made a start on a head steady.
Logic suggests the easiest option would be a late OEM box unit with a single machined mount that uses the four stock holes with a single Teflon slider to replace the rubber isolator..

I will use this 65 mm square 6061 bar instead.

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Thanks HN, still but a humble boilermaker/welder bluffing my way along.
Anyone bought a small lathe or mill yet ?

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The thought occurred to me buying a DT head steady might be more sensible and guaranteed to work.

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I continue to be impressed with your ability to make complex parts with basic machine tools. I find that anything I make using a rotary table requires way more setup time than machining time, and I usually end up making most parts at least twice to get one good one. :(

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Thanks for the reply Ken and appreciate it coming from you.

Common sense said just machine a small steel hanger bracket and weld it to the tube top and bottom inline with the 25 mm tube but started on a piece of 30 mm 6061.
I need to step on it before your push rods arrive.

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