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035 The fiddly bits

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, March 15, 2020 22:50:58

Now that most of the work is done on the bike, it’s down to the fiddly stuff.

I really wanted an oil temp meter on the bike.Since this is an early version of the NX650, it has a different thread size. So I purchased the cheapest one I could find and turned the threaded part down on my lathe to a size of 20,00mm. then I took a piece of round billet 30mm. aluminium and cut a thread on it with the size M30 x 2mm. the fitting hole was cut to 19.98mm. and so it was 0.02mm. smaller in size.

I then heated the ring with a blow torch and shrink fitted the threaded ring with ease!

I am very pleased with the result:

Up next is a a small lightweight luggage carrier that can be removed easily! The mockup and fittings are ready. Stil needs final welding and powder coating, but I’m out of tungsten for my TIG welder so I’ll have to order some!

034 Happy New Year!

Uncategorised Posted on Thu, January 02, 2020 10:29:17

Man, I was shocked to see, that I hadn’t posted anything since July.

I have been extremely busy at work and all my spare time seems to evaporate. I’ m sorry to say that since the accident, my right arm won’t be getting better so that’s something I will have to learn to live with.

I’ve also got a new dog…..her name is Pippa

When I got her
She’s growing fast!

I have been busy on many things, mostly electrification and Hydrogen. This year 30.000 Tesla Model 3 ‘s were sold here in the Netherlands, so I’m very interested how fast the electrification of our mobility will proceed the coming years. I picked up 3 Tesla’s with a friend last week, and if you’ve driven one, you will know what I’m saying that this is the future.

Anyway I’ve got a couple of days now before the school starts again so. its time to clean up the workshop and finish the Honda.