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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 7:47 pm 
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a bit more home-machining.............

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which, when combined with a brass hinge, allows this...........

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to do this...............

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the detail................

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and it's temporary check strap...........

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in action............

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which allows for easy 2T oil top-ups :up:

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:01 pm 
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a bit more progress - having stopped playing with my "spare" VJ23 I turned my attention to the little 'un thats cluttering up my workspace.
So, having sealed the joint of the outlet pipe, I ventured to fill the oil tank for the first time with some of Motul's finest..............

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well - OK - it was only Motul 520, not the 710 as advertised on the oil tank label. Good stuff, nonetheless :D
then I bled the feed line and oil pump...........

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gratuitous pic of 2 of the finest lubricants known to man................ ;)

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and having turned 2 more cap head bolts on the lathe, I fitted the oil pump outer cover...........

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and the timing side inner cover............

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:02 pm 
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battery installed................

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now hidden away in the seat hump :D

gearbox part-filled...........

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but run out of tranny oil - doh!

tested all the electrical circuits and all OK - it even sparks

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:06 am 
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tank collected from painter today .....................

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waiting for the seat now............... :up:

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:47 am 
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Looking good, Gary. Should be a fun ride.

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:44 am 
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Looks great Garry, I think the color scheme suits the bike well. Going back a few posts what issues made the Yamaha wheel tough to fit?

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:27 am 
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dgoodsy wrote:
Looks great Garry, I think the color scheme suits the bike well. Going back a few posts what issues made the Yamaha wheel tough to fit?


Thanks for your kind comment :up:

The Yamaha front wheel had a couple of issues - different spindle diameter (solved by fitting sleeved wheel bearings and machining a new centre tube - the one that stops the bearings being crushed, so I could use the TS spindle as it fitted the forks) and securing the brake plate (the locating slot in the Yamaha brake plate is wider than the peg on the TS185 fork leg which allowed the brake plate to move - solved by the addition of a fixed torque arm).
Otherwise, it's a breeze.............. :D

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:55 am 
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Ah, very good. It's nice you can work out solutions and fab/machine your own parts. Keep up the good work, I will be following along.

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Seeing your progress with this ts makes me want to shoe horn my t500 engine into my tc185 frame...
(I like to party)


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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:21 pm 
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do it :up:

I'll be watching with interest........ :D

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Could you take a side pic from a few meters back? Like eye level with the seat? I really dig this bike


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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:20 pm 
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will do, when I get back home later this week :up:

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:42 am 
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these any good?

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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:30 pm 
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Around the block

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Bikes owned: T500 Suzuki, AJR Bultaco, Honda NS475
The bike looks great the seat has a huge hump but looks comfortable you have made a really nice job look foreword to see the final result.

Eamonn :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: TS185 cafe racer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:15 pm 
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God't daummmmm son!

Thats great man seriously looks beastly


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