Showing posts with label horn upgrade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label horn upgrade. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tools and horn

Not a very inspired post title but I'm tired. Got the chain tool today. Looks like a winner. Chain is on it's way.

The little tab on the top gets sawed off...
And welded on the end to double the thickness...

To loosen that there pinch bolt.
Yes, it's filthy. Even I don't let my bikes get that dirty. That's previous owner dirt. I'll get to it. I decided to add that little 17mm box wrench at the end of the new wrench so if I needed to make an adjustment on the road I would have both tools required to do the job. I wouldn't use it as an everyday tool as the spanner is only 304 stainless. Kinda soft. I had them burn it out on the big laser at work. Sorry, I can't make you a wrench but I can supply the CAD file if anyone wants it. Leave a comment with some contact info and I'll see what I can do. 
I also got my horn upgraded tonight. Well, I finished tonight. It's taken me three separate nights to have enough time to get it done. I combined the stock horn with a horn from a Blazer I found in a junkyard. The Blazer had a nice row of weather sealed Bosch relays right there under the hood. So if you're looking for a horn upgrade head to the junkyard. I don't think it's as loud as the Fiamm on the S-Wee but combined with the stock horn it has a decidedly European sound to it. The Japanese beep combined with the Detroit Honk sounds pretty good. Louder and unique. And it cost me almost nothing. Except for some mosquito bites and I cussed at my soldering irons a few times. Oh, I also made a sweet tank prop after the prototype just about went all stigmata on me. More on that later. Must get ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.......... later.