Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities
During a weekly trip to True Auto Paint (Now also known as Turkey Creek Cycles), I was sharing my plan of getting a mini speedometer with my friends there. Tony let me know that he had one from a project that he had awhile back. Turns out, it's one of those fancy digital ones. "Real nice Clark"
I have been scouring ebay for sometime now for a mini speedo and all of them are cheesy, junky, or way too expensive. Thanks to Tony being an awesome guy, he let me grab it for a front end that I gave him awhile back. (I still owe him big time)
Anyways, I've been working today on fabricating a plate for the speedo to fit on my handlebar clamp. It turned out better than I expected. I decided to leave it aluminum looking. It was really shiny, but I sanded it down to a more rough, machined look (Should have let Dave do some turning on it!).
Tank and Seat Update:
"Pete, Just finished the fiberglass work and metal bracketry. The battery box is all done as well. I'll send it to the painter tomorrow to get everything smoothed and primer prep ready for paint. Sorry took awhile. Had some difficulty making the dye for the metal press that makes the mounting for the new gas cap. It was harder that i thought but we got it to work. We're gonna try to finish everything this week."
Here are some pics of the speedo build:
Started out with a small sheet of 1/16" aluminum
Cut a 2" hole in it
Cut out the aluminum plate with my dremel
Cut out brackets in the fuse/clamp that were in the way
Screwed the plate to the clamp with machine screws