Hiya graeme, the bends were done using a 4" vice and then using a couple of pieces of angle iron to create a longer edge to fold the plate down onto.
Then i used another thick piece of plate , held onto the stainless then tapped it allong the lenth with a hammer , just a bit at a time so i didnt get any kinks.
No welding involved. i made a template out of card first to get all the mounting points right.
i ran the bike through summer and didnt notice any overheating.
Initially i cut the middle out of the radiator section as a union jack but then my thought this would reduce the air flow through the grill too much.
The stainless grill is off Flee bay.
If i could get some more stainless at the right price i would concider making some more. anyone interested?
The grill is fixed on the other side by strips of NO-Nails double sided outdoor adhesive tape, may sound a bit girly but this stuff sticks anything to anything and so far things havnt moved.
With there being such a large surface area of contact i cant see there being any problem.
Ive run it through the hottest our summer has to offer all with no ill effect.
handbuilt is the best !!
Ill second that.
just wait till you see my tool tube
Made from an ex mod 81mm mortar shell transport case
Just cut it down by 100mm and got the bracket to make.
Then ive got a beefed up sump guard to make. Gonna mount that on frame fixed to the centre stand brackets then up to the front, exact details arnt finalised yet,but i could do with finding someone to weld Alluminium and cheap
Ill keep ya posted
Im finding it dificult to get a good price for some stainless sheet. Ill keep looking and if i find some ill knock a couple up int shed.The missus loves it when ive got things to make, keeps me out of her way
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