|There it is -
lovingly placed in it's future home. It spent some time
up at Irish Rich's getting some chunks taken out of it.
I figured it better be done by a pro as opposed to
grinding things away with a wood rasp hooked up to an
air driven dye grinder. Irish Rich did a bang up job and
this thing fit GREAT! It's actually an off the shelf
part from Exile Cycles that I bought from the dude who
runs a chopper shop in Vail. It needed to be modified to
fit that happy 77 FX frame.
|I had no idea how
long the chain needed to be, so I bought an O-ring 530
120 link chain and just clipped that sucker to fit. And
fit it does.
|You can see the
circular groove cut out by Rich on the left side, plus a
bolt hole below it. I don't know why it's so hard to
find these things and why more folks don't make 'em. I
mean, it makes the electric starter thing a snap. I was
gonna grind away a regular inner primary - but in
looking at it it I realized that no matter how hard or
how how long I ginded - it was gonna be functional, but
not pretty. I scored this thing for about six hundred,
at bit pricey, but it saved dozens of hours of work, so
it was really worth it.
|I put a regular chain
drive gear on the 5 speed and torqued it down the best I
could. I think I'm gonna take it all in to a shop and
have them check the torques when I'm done. If you're
reading the story on the right you'll know why it's so
hard for me to get a good torque by hand. It useta' be
no problem - but those days may be gone forever - ya
What Would Warren Build Part 4