Archive | November, 2008

Worth the wait

And thus, it is completed. They just keep getting better, pretty much the sum of all experience. Little things like how to attach the stand to avoid it hitting the exhaust to where to place the little clip to hold the throttle on the AS3 makes everything go smoother. When we got the tank and seat attached we got a bit overexcited and rolled in off the bench, the only problem is we forgot to fix the fuel lines. It”s a lot harder to do when you have to kneel beside the bike in order to see instead of doing it while it”s on the bench…

But we got it all in place. This is the first motorcycle we’ve done where every single one of the painted parts are NOS. The “Made in Japan” sticker on the engine cover was on the motorcycles prior to 1970, although it’s kind of hard to see that it says “Made in Japan” in the pictures. Don’t worry, you”ll get a better view of it as soon as the gallery is done :)

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Back in action

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, we’ve been quite busy the last two weeks, but now we’re back with a vengeance! We’ve got two new updates tonight and a fun announcement. There’s a big update on the second red AS1, it’s almost done, and a quick one on the first orange AS2J.

The last of the parts for the second blue AS2J (just to refresh your memory, here is progress so far) are ready, if all goes to plan we’ll have it ready next weekend and have a brand new gallery of it not long after!

And as an extra bonus we shot a quick video of the new orange AS2C that arrived from britain not long ago when it’s up and running:

Until next time!


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We’ve finally started working on the first orange AS2J, so far we haven’t got all that far but at least it’s a beginning :)

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But now there is!

The engine has been balanced and all the bearings have been fixed and it’s gone on the bike. The stand, cylinders and pistons are also in place. One thing we realised lately is that if you push the stand forward when attaching it you can keep it from damaging your exhaust. It has usually got a few centimeters of wiggle room that you can use. A good tip is also to put some copper paste on the bolts, that will keep them from jamming and rusting over time. Also make sure that you attach the spring for the stand the right way, if you put it upside down it’ll hit the bolt.


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