Birthday deadline….


Now that’s a conrod! Bob took the other side off and voila, the mighty conrod is out! I held it in my hand to give some sense of scale in the photo, I do hope it’s big enough 😉

It’s quite fitting that the conrod emerges today as it’s my birthday. I set a deadline of hearing the engine running by my 50th birthday, so we’ve 3 years to get the whole shebang sorted. Actually I’d like to be riding the bike for my 50th, but I’ll settle for a running engine.

I’m very pleased with the progress so far, and have high hopes for the 3d printed cases – provided that the price is right. Time will tell.

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

3 responses »

  1. And happy birthday! Saw your stuff from the Paddy Dakar, looked like fun. Sorry I forgot to get in touch beforehand, wouldn’t have made it anyway but that’s no excuse. You’ll understand forgetfulness when you get to my age …

  2. Looks great. Hopefully you’ll have it all sorted for your future birthday ride. Might try and join you for that. Saw the stuff from the Paddy Dakar, looked like good fun. Apologies for not getting back to you before hand, I wouldn’t have been able to go but I should have gotten back to you. Happens at my age …

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