- Spud's Customs
- Stockport, United Kingdom
- Spud is obsessed with all things wheeled, both with an without engine's. 2006 Open class uk champion at Boardercross racing mountain boards, his knee's have since given up and he spends more time on his bikes both with and without engines.
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Finally there's been a bit more progress on the tank, the bottom and the two front panels are fully welded on, I've checked the welding as best I can at this stage by going into a pitch black room and shining a super bright LED down the welds. I'm still not sure if it will hold petrol but I'll test with soapy water and some air once I've welded the top of the tank on, fuel tap fitting in and tank filler on. I got a lucky break the other day and found the custom fasteners website, they have a weld in bayonet style petrol tank inlet for £4.95 and appropriate tank caps for £9.95, not bad.
Friday, 20 April 2012
Finally got this bad boy through an MOT and on the road. Had to ditch the battery eliminating capacitor I'd fitted, and go back to a battery, because the indicators have 21w bulbs and the front and rear lights were dimming when the indicators came on. Good job I didn't get carried away and start chopping off all the mounting points for the battery like I nearly did. All is not lost tho, I plan on fitting LED indicators (along with appropriate flasher relay of course) and seeing if that solves the issue so I can ditch the battery again, clean up the lines of it all and lose a bit of weight, although to be honest, if I take a dump before I go for a ride there will probably be an equivalent weight loss. Still it does look smart without the battery.