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    Deck mounting bolts........
    All my Gopeds suffer the same problem..
    The bolts holding the deck on have gone rusty, and the rust leaches in to the surrounding wood, staining it.
    A good friend of mine works for Rolls Royce Aero just round the corner from me..
    He came up with these Stainless steel bolts that are perfect..
    1/4 unf Thread, a good shank length, countersunk head and exactly the right length..
    When he asked me how many I wanted........ Well it would of been rude not to have a big handful..
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    There is nothing that cannot be fixed with a good cup of Tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTea View Post
    Deck mounting bolts........
    All my Gopeds suffer the same problem..
    The bolts holding the deck on have gone rusty, and the rust leaches in to the surrounding wood, staining it.
    A good friend of mine works for Rolls Royce Aero just round the corner from me..
    He came up with these Stainless steel bolts that are perfect..
    1/4 unf Thread, a good shank length, countersunk head and exactly the right length..
    When he asked me how many I wanted........ Well it would of been rude not to have a big handful..
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    i've had bags of those, literally bags.... mine were from sps technologies, rotor vane fasteners.

    i see your from Nottingham.....what part are you in?
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    Im just drooling over that deck! It sure took a lot of work! Thanks for writing it all down and sharing.

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    Thanks for that mattetch..
    My friend never told me what they were used for..
    I knew it had to be a jet engine part... because that's all they do at this factory.
    Building and testing..

    "It sure took a lot of work! Thanks for writing it all down and sharing."
    I guess it is a lot of work.... But I enjoy it.
    I enjoy making mistakes, and then working out a solution to the problem.
    You should see the mistakes.... the fire burned for days..
    I am also enjoying telling you all what I have been up to for the last 10 months.
    If one person can benefit from my experience's, then it was worth typing it all out.
    There is plenty more to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTea View Post
    Thanks for that mattetch..
    My friend never told me what they were used for..
    I knew it had to be a jet engine part... because that's all they do at this factory.
    Building and testing..

    "It sure took a lot of work! Thanks for writing it all down and sharing."
    I guess it is a lot of work.... But I enjoy it.
    I enjoy making mistakes, and then working out a solution to the problem.
    You should see the mistakes.... the fire burned for days..
    I am also enjoying telling you all what I have been up to for the last 10 months.
    If one person can benefit from my experience's, then it was worth typing it all out.
    There is plenty more to come.
    J.
    does it look good?, of course it looks good... i tip my hat to you and congratulate you for picking a beautiful colour scheme.
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    The original plan for the deck was to get some cherry veneer ply..
    I found a specialist ply manufacturer.....
    They could make what ever you want..
    They priced up a 4' x 2' sheet of cherry ply for me..
    Cough cough......................
    I think that Russian birch ply will be perfect..
    J.
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    OOpps...
    Just noticed you asked about Nottingham..
    I am in the north of Nottingham, about 20 minutes drive from the centre.
    It be country side.
    There are woods all around where I live..
    That is where most of my Goped action happens.
    A mate lives down a private lane, if you take the scenic route its about 5 miles..
    Woods, lanes and a beer at the end..
    There is also a large business park that has high end businesses..
    At the weekend it is completely empty... The security guards know me now, and know I'm not up to no good.
    They just wave when they see me.
    I used to have a Blata 13W naked mini moto...
    13bhp from a 39cc water cooled...
    Nearly killed myself about 8 times at the business park...
    Decided its probably best to sell the Blata death machine..
    Any ways... Do you know Nottingham..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTea View Post
    OOpps...
    Just noticed you asked about Nottingham..
    I am in the north of Nottingham, about 20 minutes drive from the centre.
    It be country side.
    There are woods all around where I live..
    That is where most of my Goped action happens.
    A mate lives down a private lane, if you take the scenic route its about 5 miles..
    Woods, lanes and a beer at the end..
    There is also a large business park that has high end businesses..
    At the weekend it is completely empty... The security guards know me now, and know I'm not up to no good.
    They just wave when they see me.
    I used to have a Blata 13W naked mini moto...
    13bhp from a 39cc water cooled...
    Nearly killed myself about 8 times at the business park...
    Decided its probably best to sell the Blata death machine..
    Any ways... Do you know Nottingham..
    J.
    good times, yes I know a bit of Nottingham, although where i used to live 45km south from Nottingham; I lived in Leicester for quite some time, went to college and a bit of uni out there.
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    Like the deck came out well.
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    There's a list? Wow that means Arick dodge was first and NIZ was second. Good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattetch View Post
    good times, yes I know a bit of Nottingham, although where i used to live 45km south from Nottingham; I lived in Leicester for quite some time, went to college and a bit of uni out there.
    My brother was at Loughborough Uni in the 80s and my girlfriend worked in Loughborough..
    So spent many an evening out in Lobro and Leicester.. Good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niz View Post
    Like the deck came out well.
    Cheers Niz.. Where in the UK are you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTea View Post
    My brother was at Loughborough Uni in the 80s and my girlfriend worked in Loughborough..
    So spent many an evening out in Lobro and Leicester.. Good times.
    J.
    indeed it was for me as well, still intend on taking a trip out there soon with the wife and show her my other home country, I'm certain she would enjoy it.
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    Only a small update today..
    I'm off to france tomorrow for the weekend..
    13 Triumph cars from the 60s and early 70s..
    Every year a bunch of us go for a long drive..
    Each year we pick somewhere new to go.
    This year its WW2 beaches in Normandy..
    Cannot wait, 1200 miles of fast driving in this....................
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    The photo is me fixing it at the top of the San Bernadino pass in the Alps..
    I ripped the engine out of its mountings on the way up.
    Vid here.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ixNM-HlIjw
    Another Vid where we nearly went over the edge because I forgot to turn the steering..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0R3j2EmFbs

    Todays instalment Of the BLACK CHERRY ..
    Rear Fender.....
    Due to the chassis modifications the rear fender was going to need a re-think..
    Problems to contend with-
    Tank mount bracket has gone, so nowhere to attach the fender.
    Rear brake caliper will be in the way of the fender.
    Y frame will not allow the fender to be re fitted.
    It looked like crap.

    To support the fender I made a tube with a shaped plate.
    The tube has a nut welded on with a small 1/4 unf bolt.
    The tube fits in the pocket at the base of the fender, and the shaped plate is bonded on the inside with polyurethane adhesive.
    The fender was cut away to miss the brake caliper, and then the shape smoothed out.
    I cut off the tube that the fender slides on to.
    I then took the BF tube which has a fatter end and welded it to the GSR frame,
    this lifts the fender enough so it will slide on the tube missing the new Y frame tube.
    I decided to paint it in the same BLACK CHERRY Mica as the chassis.
    Sadly it all went very wrong.............
    The paint reacted for some reason..
    The only way I could see to remove the paint was with paint stripper.......
    BIG MISTAKE..
    The plastic the fender is made of, is not paint stripper proof.....
    The fender originally had the recess at the rear with the GOPED logo..
    That logo- melted away.

    Had to start again..... Still used the melted fender.
    Filled the recess with fiberglass filler, and then spent 5 hours rubbing it down..
    If I didn't get it right, it would look rubbish..
    Applied a plastic primer, then a high build primer..
    Rubbed it down... Another layer of high build primer, rubbed down, primer, rubbed down....
    2 coats of BLACK CHERRY paint.
    3 coats of 2 pack lacquer, wet 3000 Trizact ....
    3 more coats of lacquer, wet 3000 Trizact.....
    3 more coats of lacquer, wet 3000 Trizact...
    Now we are getting somewhere..
    A final cream cutting compound..
    The fender slides on to the tube, and the small locking bolt underneath is tightened to lock it in place..
    With no restriction on its position, it can be run a few mm from the tyre for that smooth aerodynamic look.
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    WOW. talk about great minds thinking alike!
    So the other night I was working on my goped project... and while I was working out chain/sprocket alignment with my modified motor, I came up with the same idea... the sprocket needs to be bolted on a spacer-plate, with that plate holding a bearing in the middle. I didnt make it yet, but I asked yesterday about the sprocket pattern just for this reason.. now I know how you knew it exactly off the top of your head.

    This whole project looks great! excellent work.

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    Todays instalment....
    The wheels for the BLACK CHERRY came from one of my Ebay Goped purchases...
    They are a pair of billet air tyre rims... I think they were from ADA originally..
    It appears that ADA added in a mechanism for adjusting the sprocket or brake disc,
    in the form of a slight elongation to the 4 holes..
    Although this seems like a good idea, I found it caused another problem......
    The 2 halves of the rim have no form of location to each other.
    This causes the rim halves to potentially rotate with a wobble, up and down and side to side.....
    To remedy this situation I made for the front wheel a snug fitting thin wall tube that is pressed in to one half of the rim,
    the half protruding is 0.0005 smaller so it is a sliding fit in to the mating rim half...

    For the rear wheel I made spacer 8mm wide with locating flanges on either side.
    The spacer is sandwiched between the two halves..
    The reason for the rim spacer was to stiffen the side wall of the tyre..
    I was finding that the rear Kenda K671 tyre worked well with a relatively high tyre pressure..
    It would give stable and accurate cornering.
    But it had some nasty side affects......
    - it would shake my teeth out on anything but super smooth tarmac..
    - In the wet they were interesting....
    So by widening the rear rim, it would stiffen the tyre side wall..
    Thus allowing me to lower the tyre pressure..
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