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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent.......I will make a thicker one

Any idea how thick?

Much appreciated and thanks again to the Men down under

Gavin
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trev45



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Gavin , I went and checked my notes for the bikes

check my last post

Cheers Trev
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trev 45

many thanks, so that's 40 thou in protestant and 1mm in the metricy devil stuff.

Guess there's no machining, but I plan to use some tooling 40thou shims and make something roundish...without slicing my fingers on shim..Ho hum

The bike is running, sounds like a 1980's pitlane and ear defenders are a must...How did these things pass any tests ...very crisp but only at a standstill.

The fuel tank needs 2 more welds (M6 bosses for the body-work to screw into) before final treatment of tank sealler and pressure tested.

GRP body work now being filled with BONDO as you guys call it ....prior to going to a mould maker to pull some new panels off in GRP or Kevlar or C/fibre.

It all depends on 'Kelvin the Matt' who by the way, still makes prototype bodywork from the clay model supplied...for Cagiva/MV Agusta....on the shores of the River Blackwell in Essex.

He also is responsible for the Cagiva version of the Mini Moke and worked on the Cagiva MotoGP bikes bodywork....I think he's just short of 80 and still has a DA haircut from the Rock'n'Roll era

The man's a star but thinks I'm mad....thank the lordy for British eccentricity


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Gavin
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay...............Friday afternoon and time for an update.


Been a bit of an exciting time...more soon....but lets stick with the Cagiva Bimota V Due thingy.

The electric water pump switch thingy from Germany arrived and Rupert completed the wiring, everything is now in its final resting place, except the dash and the headlights....brackets have to be formed for both.


The wiring loom.............it all works and needs installing by small handed folk from the Fens.




[img]loom built by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




These folk from the Fens...(marsh plains in the East of England) have sited the ECU up on top to cool and keep dry...as opposed to under the tray, where it was before.

All the wiring is utilizing quick connectors allowing each component to be removed individually.





[img]01 tail by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





The same however cannot be said for the head light cowl area ..........it is busier than a 3 for 1 bar in Manchester and just as cramped, thankfully no shell suits were used in any of this build.





[img]00 inside headlight by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





Once the dash was released from its travel brackets/stays, I could set about spacing things out to suit the gap once the ally strap was out the way.

It reminded me of when you used to buy a record player and there were transit bolts to hold everything down........'whats a record player' said the cider smelling youth in the corner, as he planned his next 'Love bite victim'




[img]IMG_0131 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img





Side view.... now that the rear panels fitted and the rear section of the seat cleared all electrics and the power valve.





[img]IMG_0132 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





There will be a transitional section of GRP ....matching the seat to the existing rear section and front to the tank section.


An oil tank will be fabricated to house the 2 stroke but other than that....it is physically as it will be....minus pipework.


The Ducati OEM rear shock is still in place and will be replaced when the Stainless Suspension actuation rod is made....no point going in there twice....the wisdom of an old engineer





[img]IMG_0130 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





The fuel pump lives in the fresh air and will be mounted on the old oil pump location on a special bracket. The new coolant pipes will follow the fairing lines but a pipe support will be on the old water pump cover.






[img]IMG_0129 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





The old CAGIVA SUPERCITY body work has had moulds taken from it.... to allow new panels in GRP to be made then they can be cut/shut/extended and glassed to suit.




[img]IMG_0127 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




It looks all makeshift, because it is......Tony the Paint will be visiting to make the bridge between both parts of the fairing and smoothing it all out prior to final moulds being made by Kelvin the Matt.

Tony the Paint normally bridges gaps in extended wheel wings and stuff on the custom car scene and is well used to bridging and smoothing...

He is planned to carry this out before Xmas.....by then all the mechanics and other brackets should have been completed.



More soon.


Thank you, Forum....for helping out when I get stuck....like on the neutral switch issue


Gavin
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TVRRICH



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update Gavin, great stuff as usual, can't wait to see the finished article
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So.....another Friday afternoon update during Lockdown2!

All the machining work and fabrication with the exception of headlight brackets and dash panel are now complete.

The last of the fiddly bits are done and have been anodized.

Today is Friday....by Tuesday next week it will be done waiting seat moulding and body panels.....both of these ore outside my comfort zone.

I will be moving the bike on week commencing 20th Dec for Tony the Paint to start the final finishing stage.

I have spoken to PARKER FABRICATIONS the tank fabricators and explained that we have butchered and violated their thing of beauty........the stretched Custom Tank.

Requesting which tank sealer to use....they stipulated NONE....paint it with a special compound over each weld....we'll supply the compound and fill it with Paraffin....any leaks, the paraffin turns the BLUE paint Black and then just re-weld the leaky joint.

We await the blue paint compound........from Bournemouth.




[img]IMG_0137 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]



The tank with many cuts, shuts and fixing bosses added.

Very little of the original shape stays intact after the suspension rocker arm and shock were fitted....we are going to need a lot of blue paint.

You can just see the over long top bolt to mark out clearance and room for getting the tank on and off.





[img]IMG_0149 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




Next the stainless steel actuation arm was heated and bent after being machined to lenght.


[img]IMG_0148 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





The arm allowed the final fitting of the new BM Suspension shock and the remotes were stretched out and their positioning planned.





[img]IMG_0146 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]






Then, the CNC machined engine covers could be added. The OIL pump cover was replaced and a fuel pump location was machined into it and it also allowed the pump housing to be blanked off using the original M5 holes.





[img]IMG_0144 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





[img]IMG_0145 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





The machined parts were anodized before final fitting.




[img]IMG_0150 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




[img]IMG_0151 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




[img]IMG_0154 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]



[img]IMG_0153 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




The finished article with the fuel pump loosely fitted...a bit of anti-vibration foam and a better cable tie will finish the job off.




[img]IMG_0129 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





[img]IMG_0155 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]





The other thing in the anodizers image is the choke lever mount.

Guido supplied a '5 STAR' choke lever....Japanese ....I think...and it needed something to finish it off......rather than bolted to the Yokes!

So, I drew something and it was machined and fitted....it will go here.






[img]IMG_0128 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]



Not the best of shots but .....and it looks better in the flesh.


[img]IMG_0159 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




[img]IMG_0157 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




So....there we are............just about at the end of my input.

Apart for designs and some additional ideas.... my work is finished.....the bodywork GRP work and painting are all to be done by folk, who make a living at those things.


I have already penned the oil tank and the materials are here but that is non essential as the bike runs on premix..........my work on this project is concluding.

I have about 40 images left on my Flickr account and I am thinking of filling that quota with images of the bike in metalflake SIlVER and RED.


More after the Xmas period............a thank you all will go out on the final chapter.......it has been a joy.




regards

Gavin
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TVRRICH



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good Gavin, thanks for all the updates over the past months, really interesting project. Cant wait to see the finished painted bike, maybe a vid of it running in the future ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love these updates Gav! beautiful photo's and detailed commentary.... thankyou.

I recon the metallic silver and red will look fantastic.
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