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Haha he will jump through hoops of fire for kfc.

I could probably take some meat off that front face in the lathe on the 70t. What did your friend use to reshape the holes?
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ha ha have not meet a dog that did not like KFC.
I'm not sure what he used but scribed out the pattern of the holes. they looked like something performance machine had made.
there would be a lot of ways you could do it. like if you had a mill it would be easy. but could even, scribe the pattern ( he did it sort of like a mag wheel ) then with a small drill bit & maybe a bench drill & good base mount to hold, go along the scuba line drilling small holes. the finish off with a file and radius the edges. I think he even machined the sides off like Buell ( you don't really need them and get a lot of weight off. tat is rotating weight. good luck
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Should be able to get the pulley in the lathe sometime today if everything goes to plan.
I’m thinking of making some soft jaws to hold the pulley by its teeth in the lathe. Will see what happens.
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I wasn’t happy.
When I spun the pulley on the lathe I could see it had a buckle in it. With the outer face hard up against the chuck the hub was out of shape almost 1mm. Funny thing is I couldn’t feel any wobble when I was riding the bike with it on the other day. So I went ahead and machined it anyway, thinking the hassle of sending it back to the USA isn’t worth the drama and I could probably take out a lot of the wobble by squaring up the hub to the outer surface the belt runs on. That’s the problem with buying secondhand parts I guess, you get a bad deal sometimes.

Anyway after machining the pulley it looked pretty good, not perfect but very close to it. You can see in the picture below the soft jaws I made.



Next picture shows how far out it was after the first cut.



The finished product.



And I also took some meat off the outside of the hub. Strangely enough the distance between the inside and outside of the hub was exactly the same all the way around after taking the outside meat off.



If I couldn’t feel a wobble before I definitely won’t feel anything now. I hope haha.
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good you found the wobble, be interesting what you notice when you use it.
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Yeah. I think it’s going to be ok. It did look heaps better after a tweak on the lathe.
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I informed the seller of my dilemma with his wobbly pulley and he has told me to keep the pulley and he will refund me the full amount I payed for it. Awesome, so I’m only down the cost of shipping. Which makes me happy.
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Got it back together today. Belt is running near perfect on the front pulley/sprocket.



No adjustment left for a bigger back pulley with the stock belt. Rear pulley looks good spinning the back wheel by hand and I can’t feel any wobbles or anything when riding the bike.



I got a quad lock for my iPhone mounted it on my handlebars and checked the speedo using a gps app, speedo is showing 5kph faster than the gps. So 105kph on the speedo is actually 100kph.



On to the next project now.

I have a spare seat I want to send down south and have it customised. The bloke I’ve been talking to says he can make it a lot more comfortable using memory foam and gel inserts. I also want the diamond cross stitch type pattern on top with smooth sides. All I have to do is measure up want I want, put it on paper and send it all to him.
Something else I want to do is cut up the crashbar. I think it sticks out the sides to far, I want to trim an inch or two off each side. I don’t think it’s made from anything special so I should be able to weld it back up with my little stick welder. Wifey has other jobs for me first, her green house took some damage in a storm the other day. So that will probably take a day or two to fix up.
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Went out for a ride this morning, it was fun but it’s so hot here at the moment it takes the shine off the fun bit. I was happy to be home and sitting in the pool by 11am.
Even with the Dririder airflow jacket and pants you sweat. Going through town wasn’t the best idea, I was melting waiting at traffic lights. But there’s a mountain near town with twisty 3rd/4th gear roads all the way to the top. And the road has just been upgraded.Unfortunately I caught grandpa going up and grandma coming down.
I think the whole east coast is on fire or has been on fire lately. The air is full of smoke, normally you can see to the horizon from the top of the mountain.



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Finished my last shift for the year and decade this morning . I do have to start back on the 1st of January but I can’t complain, it’s a good break. The company gave us all a leg of ham this morning and all the ingredients to glaze it. And when I got home the neighbour shouted over the fence and handed me a bag of mangoes and a bag of lychees. So it’s been a good start to the holidays.

And then the bloke who is making me a new seat sent some pictures of his progress. I’m liking what I’m seeing so far, he has nailed the shape I wanted. The process is quite fascinating.

First he shapes the foam.


Then he cuts the gel to shape and inserts into the foam.


Then he covers it with a layer of memory foam.


Already for the final cover.


Can’t wait to try it out on the bike.
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