Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sky pilot

Time for a little TECH for the bad luxers. I'm putting a 23" ferris wheel sized rim on my 58 triumph. The bike has a late model sporty front end on it and is raked. The wheel is off a 79 Honda xr500. Long and short of it is these two front ends are not even on the same planet as far as fit goes. I disassembled the wheel to strip the paint off the hub and polish the rim. Had to change the bearings out for a larger size, turn down the stock sporty axle, make and bore bearing spacer, make spacers for wheel. Here's the photo essay. Going to buff the rim and assemble the thing tonight.