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After I wiped the slate clean, the project will of course continue. Seeing as I started on this forum with you guys and of course the odd lady, I will see it through and finish on here. Actually amazed by all the support over the last day or so from the amount of PM`s and posts etc, so I will resume and carry on.

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Good to see you and the bike are back. What sort of swing arm are you using, or what would you recommend as far as getting a wider rear tire installed on my featherbed?
 

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One good looking bike.
your front tire mounted right? I ask because normally the avons look wrong, but yours looks right....so it's bacwards....lol
 

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Alright! Glad to see this back on! One of the best projects on the board.
 

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This project is the one I found on Google which brought me to this site and I am very pleased to see it continue.
 

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Glad to see you're back.:)
Is that the odd lady or old lady???
 

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Well spotted Jag, I trial fitted the front wheel in and had it the wrong way around! Didnt know whether it was coming or going :)

Cyorg, the swing arm I have is from Mick Hemmings. It will take a 120 rear tyre and is supplied with bearings and new pivot spindle. You would need to order Manx type chain adjusters too, but its a well made thing. He can supply them to take a Triumph conical or Norton rear wheel spindle as the Triumph is bigger diameter. I`ll take a pic later for you as it is also braced. Ive since seen a few featherbed racers using the same and they where happy with them on the track. Jalsteve might also be able to make you one too.

You would also need a slightly longer rear wheel spindle for Hemmings, but I have the measurements, plus also wheel spacers too. Not a straight forward bolt on swap, but nice.
 

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Here`s that swing arm.

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I`ll be changing those old rear shocks for a pair of Falcon`s. I fancied alloy Maxtons, but they`re just too pricey for me.
 

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Not to tempt fate, the ferry is now booked for the Isle of Man for August 2015. A year later than I hoped after starting this in December of last year, but its something I am really looking forward to.

I just want to experience a week at the Manx and have a ride around the island in the parade and share the experience with my dad, who is coming too. I`m taking our 7.5 ton horse lorry, which is kind of a race-truck looking thing with a decent living area, but I can also fit my XR400 plus one of dads bikes in easily too.
 

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Do I recall you saying something about using a combination of the slimline and wideline to make one good frame? That style of upper shock mount (like the one used on your finished frame)was only used on wideline correct? My memory stinks......
 

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My old slimline frame was originally identical to that black donor frame, but I had the rear section changed by Dresda to a Manx type. It only cost a couple of hundred quid back then and meant I could also fit that neat rear mudguard.

I just re-grafted it onto the replacement frame, which was really easy thing to do. That old frame was proper knackered, look at this....

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Knackered is an under statement. I wouldn't have thought it would have rotted through up there.
 
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