I DON’T KNOW WHAT IM DOING TBH WITH YOU WITH REGARDS TO ALL THIS WEBSITE STUFF, AND ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S FOR EVER CRASHING ON YOU AND YOU’RE LOSING ALL OF THE WORK THAT YOUVE JUST SPENT COUNTLESS HOUR S ON!!!!!!! 😠😠😠😠😠😠
IM NOT AT ALL HAPPY WITH THIS WORDPRESS SO FAR! BUT IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP ME FIGURE OUT THE LINKING FROM PAGE TO PAGE, AND ALSO LINKING FROM ONE THING THAT YOU HAVE PUT ON, TO ANOTHER! LET’S SAY FOR INSTANCE YOU WANNA LINK SUMAT LIKE A POST YOU HAVE PUT ON, AND THEN YOU WANNA GO TO A DIFFERENT PAGE AND SUBJECT ALTOGETHER, HOW ARE THINGS LIKE THIS DONE PLEASE?? ID GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AND IF I CAN EVER REPAY THE FAVOR I WILL DO WITH OUT ANY PROBLEM!!! 😆 AND I WILL ALSO THANK YOU IN ADVANCE TOO!! 😆
SO YOU HAVE ASKED ME TO MODERATE THIS POST FOR SOME REASON I DON’T UNDERSTAND!!! SO ID APPRECIATE IT IF SOMEONE COULD TELL ME WHAT NEEDS TO BE MODERATED PLEASE? AND ALSO THE REASON WHY PLEASE??
Can I just quickly say that how grateful I am for the likes so far because it means that I’ve got my first ever star!!! 😲
THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GIVEN US LIKES ALREADY, AND ALSO THE SAME GOES FOR THE ONES THAT HOPEFULLY WILL GIVE US MORE LIKES 😆
CAN YOU TELL THAT THIS HAS JUST MADE ME A HAPPY CHAPPY, AND JUST WHEN I NEEDED IT TOO!!!!
A blog to me is something similar to a diary, that’s the best way of describing it to someone for me! Because everyone knows what a diary is, but not so much what a blog is!!!
Basically it’s a good way of keeping your customers, as well as potential customers too, of your daily routine etc etc! And also if/when you’re working on a project, or whatever it is that you might be doing, it’s a good informative way to keep people updated on everything that you’re doing!! 😆
So I’m pretty happy with what I’ve managed to do so far!! 😆
And one thing that I will say, and that’s they’re not as easy as they try and make out that they are! But still I’ve had some fun along the way, and more importantly is the fact that I have learnt something new and I wouldn’t be as held back as I have been in starting another website!!
I mean I’m new to all of this techi type stuff, and I’ve never in my life made a website etc!!!
I was very daunted with everything I was being told that you had lots of different things that you had to do etc etc!!
But seriously they’re a peice of cake to get a website etc up and running!!
And boy did it get me in a lot of trouble over the years when I was a young un!!! And now years later I’m still doing the same thing, I just don’t get into trouble for it now though!! 😆
It all started out when I used to watch people mess around with anything that basically had an engine in it!
I remember one of the first bikes I ever got, and it was a Yamaha fs1e, fizzy fifties we used to call em!
And I was forever sneaking it out when I could!! And me and my little 10 or 11 year old mates would take it over onto the playing fields, and there we’d stay until either my father turned up or the police! And tbh it didn’t really matter who got there first, because you still ended up with a proper good hiding!!! It’s a bit different nowadays though to when I was a young lad!!!
But we always learned in the end that it was wrong for us to be doing what we were, and it also taught us discipline and principles etc etc!!!
And I think I got my love of things mechanical from my dad,because he was always tinkering about with something, whether it be an old petrol lawn mower or a car! And I always stood to watch him doing whatever it was that he was doing at the time!!! And now here I am with well over 30 odd years experience as a fully trained and qualified mechanic/welded, fabricator/sprayer/bodywork and much, much more!! 🙂 And I’ve got a great team behind me as well, I’ve tried to cover all the basics that I could, I’m only running on a limited budget, so I have got to be pretty careful when it comes to spending! That’s why I try and do everything in house myself, because it will work out cheaper in the long run!!! And you’ll have to excuse me if I make a bit of a mess with this site to start with, as I’ve never done anything like this before!!! I’d rather be building an engine or something than be doing this sort of thing!! 🙂 Give me an greasy old lump of metal and I’m as happy as a pig in s**t!! 🙂 If I haven’t got oil and grease on my hands etc then there’s something wrong!!!! 🙂 And it’s a good job that I’ve got a very understanding missus of 27 years too! Who’s had the pleasure of having to put up with me and my craziness for over a quarter of a century!!!! Now it sounds like a lot when you put it that way, well more than it does just saying 27 years, don’t you think??? Or is it just me??? 🙂 We’ve got 2 grown up boys, the eldest went straight into the army from leaving school, obviously he was only 16 so we had to sign for him to be allowed! Then one day in he walks saying that he wanted to go to what they call “The Army Foundation College”, and he went on to explain to us that it was a place for young under 18’s to go and spend time there to make sure that it’s something that they really want to do! And you have to stay there for a minimum of 12 months, and then if you’re still there at the end of it all then you pass out, just the same as the regular army! Just because these kids are between the ages of 16 and 18 doesn’t mean that they have it easy, because they don’t, believe me I’ve seen how they treat em with my own two eyes!!! So you’ve got to be pretty tough to cope with it all!!!! Well I never thought that my lad would last it out, but he did! 🙂 I always thought that he’d end up like me, being,motor mad!! But they don’t interest him at all, when I was racing myself I’d take him with me and it was just never his thing, which is fair enough!!
Well what we’re trying to do is……
Make the Ebikes more easily obtainable for the every day type of person!! Because at the moment the vast majority of ebikes cost an absolute fortune to buy, even 2nd hand ones are a little fortune too!!! So I thought why not get one of your own and see what all the fuss is about these bikes! Well I’ll tell you one thing, it surprised the hell out of me!!! The power is amaxing for what they are, and it’s instant power!! No waiting around for it to build up etc, it’s just there straight away!!! And the torque is too!!! There’s one thing that I really, really do not like on the ebikes, and that’s the batteries!!!!! They’re either too heavy and in the wrong place/position altogether!! Too big aswell and no matter what I don’t think that they think of things like this when they’re first designing them!!
Look at it like this: you’ve got the great big, heavy battery pack on a luggage type rack behind the seat, which obviously takes weight from the front and puts it to the back, which is okay(ish) if the motor’s on the rear wheel, because you’ll get a lot more traction! But the thing that I don’t think anyone really took into consideration was the plain and simple fact that the weight at the rear causes the front to have some of its own weight made slightly lighter, just by the simple fact of the weight being more at the back than the front!!! So therefore it makes the steering a bit too light, I like to be able to feel the road underneath me and through my hands etc etc!! Also I don’t think anyone thought of the traction at the front end of the bike neither!! A place where you really do need it!! Or you’ll turn to go round a corner or something and it’ll just carry on going straight ahead instead of turning!!! There’s not enough weight evenly distributed throughout the whole of the bike, and that’s one of the main problems!!! So I’ve come up with a way of hiding the batteries within the frame of them, it would solve most problems that ebikes suffer with!! Plus the added bonus that nobody would be able to pinch your batteries!!! Apparantly there’s a lot of that kind of thing happening because of the price that these batteries bring on the black market!!! But my way they could’nt do that, and another point regarding the batteries thing is, you would’nt have to replace the full battery unit, you can easily find which cell is knackered and just easily replace the cell or cells individually!!! Which would save people a small fortune in the long run!! a full battery pack can be anything from a few hundred quid, right upto nearly a grand, depending on bike etc! Whereas a cell costs maybe five to ten quid each, so you can easily see the differences in prices can’t you??
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This is page 2 of the projects page, so please feel free to post your own projects, rebuilds, restorations etc, etc!!
This is the place where you can show off your projects that you’ve already done, and projects that are still ongoing!!
And anyone can post their projects in this section!!!!! 😆 😆
This is my current new project that I’m working on! 😆 I’m just having a spot of bother with the rear wheel set up, I’ve fitted a more upto date motor in it, a brand new one to be exact!! I’ve managed to get it all to fit nicely, but I’m having trouble getting the wheel true!!! And I don’t use fancy gadgetry for things like this, just go by eye and instinct really!! 😆 Well I’ve just got the back wheel done, the tyre and tube is all fitted and the next thing to do is to put the wheel on the bike and see if we’ve got a success or not!!! 😆
As you can see from the pictures above the red dot is telling you whether the wheel is the same all the way around! So it does give you a general idea of were and which spokes need adjustment!! 😆 Lots cheaper than going and buying the proper machine, and all you really need is this, or sumat like it!!! 😆 And if you want more tips and tricks regarding anything at all, then the best thing to do is to sign up below to our free newsletter, we’re you’ll discover things such as this, and much, much more!!!! 😆 😆
MY PROJECTS COMING ALONG NOW!!
Well my project is coming along nicely now 😆 And I’ll put some pictures up as soon as I’ve got them off the camera and onto my tablet! I haven’t really taken a lot of em as I’ve been working on the bike every spare minute I get!! 😆😆 I’ve managed to get the motor swapped over, and it was a bit of a job in getting the wheel trued up, but I got there in the end, (after about 4/5 hours!!!)
I set up a laser level to make sure that the wheel was round, but as you can see there was a spot on the wheel were it wasn’t totally round!! But eventually I got it as near perfect as I could, I don’t use fancy wheel truing tools and equipment, I use whatever is at hand!! 😆 And since I took these pictures I’ve now fitted a derailleur aswell, so it’ll be a seven speed bike instead of just the one speed it had!! Plus I’ve made a compartment where the batteries and controller etc are located, so it should look pretty neat by the time I’ve finished it!! Hopefully you won’t be able to tell that it’s there! 😲
As you can see from the picture above, it’s starting to look very different!! 😆 Here’s a few more pictures for you, and I’d really appreciate some feedback on this so far! Whether it’s good or bad stuff, and if anyone has any ideas on how it could be made better then I’m all ears!! 😎
Also as you can see in the pictures, I’m converting it to a disc brakes set up instead of the pedal back type brake that it had before!! 😆 More stopping power the better!! 😆
I’LL GET SOME PICTURES TAKEN OF THE DERAILLEUR FITTED SHORTLY SO THAT YOU CAN SEE IT PROPERLY!! 😆 I THOUGHT THAT I’D BETTER GET SOME MORE ADDED TO THIS POST, AS IT’S BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE I LAST PUT ANYTHING ON THIS ONE!!! AND THAT’S BECAUSE I’VE GOT SO MANY DIFFERENT PROJECTS GOING ON ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!! PLUS I’VE NOW GOT THE TASK OF HAVING TO DO THIS WEBSITE TOO!! AND I DON’T REALLY HAVE A CLUE AS TO WHAT I’M ACTUALLY DOING REGARDING THIS SITE!! IT’S BEING MORE GOOD LUCK ON MY PART THAT I’VE GOT TO WERE I HAVE WITH IT UPTO NOW!!!!!! 🙂 SO IF ANYONE WANTS A JOB, THEN COME AND BUILD MY WEBSITE FOR ME IF YOU CAN AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE REALLY DOING!!! AND YOU’RE NOT LIKE ME AND JUST HOPING FOR THE BEST!!! LOL!!! SO ONCE AGAIN IT’S GONE 6AM!! AND I’M JUST GONNA GIVE YOU A VERY QUICK RUN DOWN ON WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE I WAS LAST ON HERE!! 😆 AND THOSE ADVERTS YOU SEE ON THE TV ETC, ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HAVE A WEBSITE ALL SET UP AND RUNNING WITHIN THE HOUR ARE A LOAD OF BULL!!!! BECAUSE UPTO NOW I’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THIS DONE, AND YET IM STILL A HELL OF A LONG WAY OFF ACCOMPLISHING THAT, AND SO FAR IT’S TAKEN ME A COUPLE OF MONTHS JUST TO GET WHERE I’VE GOTTEN TOO!!!! 😠 SO ALL THIS “YOU CAN BUILD ONE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR WITH NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE” IS A LOAD OF (BLEEP)!!!! THAT’S HOW I FEEL A LOT OF THE TIME LATELY, JUST STRESSED OUT AND FRUSTRATED MOST OF THE TIME!!! BUT I’VE GOT NO CHOICE REALLY NOW, AS I’VE ALREADY MADE THE START WITH IT, AND I’M HOPING THAT IT’LL WORK OUT IN THE LONG TERM!!! ANYWAY ENOUGH OF THINGS LIKE THAT BECAUSE IT’S DEPRESSING, SO LET’S FOCUS ON THE GOOD THINGS INSTEAD EH?! 😆
On the slideshow above, you can see the piece of aluminium that I’ve had to bend to get it so that it’ll fit where I want it too! I’ve then taken the controller module and I fixed it to it using good old silicone! Coz at the same time as holding it, it’ll stop any ingress of water getting anywhere that it shouldn’t!!! 😆 We’ll go onto the next slideshow from here, seems to be a lot easier to put the pictures into a slideshow and then explain whatever is happening like I have done here!!! 😆
THESE ARE A SET OF OLD APE-HANGERS I HAD KNOCKING AROUND, SO I’VE DECIDED TO PUT THESE ONTO THIS BIKE!! IF THEY DON’T CLEAN UP AS WELL AS I’M HOPING THEY WILL, THEN I’LL JUST GET EM EITHER RE-CHROMED, OR POWDER COATED!!! EITHER WAY THEY’RE GONNA LOOK GREAT, AND THE HANDLEBARS THAT ARE ON IT AT THE MOMENT ARE JUST ON IT TO MOVE IT AROUND!! MAKES IT A LOT EAS IT!!! 🙂
On the above slideshow you can see how i’ve had to cut off the long stem part! That’s because it would’nt fit with that on, and I then siliconed it back together again, and I’m hoping that the silicone does’nt let any sort of moisture into it!!!
One thing I seem to have worked out, is that if you use slideshows/images in your posts, it really does help the reader to understand things a lot easier and better!! Because they’re visualising it as well as reading about it, so I personally do think it works better for others to understand what you’re trying to explain to them!!!!
THE SLIDESHOW ABOVE SHOWS YOU THE MOTOR BEING TESTED OUT THOROUGHLY BEFORE REMOVING THE MOTOR OFF THAT WHEEL ONTO THE WHEEL OF THE SAKURA!! AND AS YOU CAN HOPEFULLY TELL, ALL WENT WELL!! 🙂
THIS IS JUST SHOWING YOU THE HEADLIGHT THAT I FITTED, BUT A BIT MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN THAT IS; THE STATE OF THE FRONT FORKS!!!! THEY’RE A RIGHT MESS, ALL RUSTED UP LIKE THEY ARE!! SO I’LL TRY MY BEST TO CLEAN AND POLISH THEM BACK UP, BUT IF THEY DON’T COME UP AS NICE AS I’M HOPING THEY WILL, THEN IT’S OFF TO THE POWDER COATERS ALONG WITH THE APE-HANGER HANDLEBARS!!
AND ONCE I’VE GOT THIS EXACTLY HOW I WANT IT TO LOOK AND RUN AND RIDE, IT’LL THEN BE STRIPPED BACK DOWN TO ITS BARE BONES, AND I’LL THEN MEDIA-BLAST IT TO GET IT BACK TO BARE METAL!! IF IT NEEDS ANYTHING DOING TO IT, THAT’S WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHAT YOU REALLY HAVE!!! BECAUSE THE MEDIA-BLASTING SHOWS EVERYTHING UNDER ALL THAT PAINT AND LACQUER ETC ETC!!! AND ONCE ALL OF THAT HAS BEEN DONE THEN IT’S TIME TO GET IT READY TO PAINT IT!! WHICH IS MY LEAST FAVORITE PART, BUT ALSO MY MOST FAVORITE PART TOO IT ALL ASWELL!!! 🙂 I JUST LOVE TO SEE THAT TRANSFORMATION FROM LOOKING LIKE A BIT OF SCRAP METAL, AND TURNING INTO A THING OF BEAUTY!!!! 🙂 AND I DON’T THINK THAT I’M GONNA GO MAD WITH THE PAINTWORK ON THIS, I RECKON I’LL JUST STICK WITH A COLOUR THAT’S VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT’S ON IT NOW!! AS I THINK IT SUITS THE DEEP RED BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH OF THIS BIKE!! YOU’RE LOOKING AT AROUND 7 FOOT LONG!! AND SOME COLOURS WILL MAKE IT LOOK EVEN LONGER THAN IT DOES!! WHEREAS THE RED AND SILVER COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER AND DEFINITELY DOES’NT SEEM TO STRETCH IT ANY LONGER THAN IT IS!!! SP YEAH I THINK A NICE DEEP, WINE RED COLOUR, WITH SOME SIMPLE GRAPHICS AND PIN-STRIPING, WILL CHANGE THE WHOLE LOOK OF THIS BIKE, BUT IN A GOOD WAY THOUGH!! 🙂 ESPECIALLY WITH AS MUCH CHROME THROWN ON IT AS POSSIBLE, ALSO ASWELL AS HAVING THE CHROME, AND ALIMINIUM THAT’S ON IT ALREADY TOO, IT WILL MAKE IT GORGEOUS, THAT I CAN PROMISE YOU!!!! 🙂
RIGHT BACK TO THE BIKE AGAIN NOW EH?
THE ABOVE SLIDESHOW IS JUST SHOWING THE CHANGE OVER FROM ONE ELECTRIC MOTOR TO ANOTHER BEING SWAPPED OFF THE SKINNIER, NEWER VERSION OF AN EBIKE MOTOR, AND YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCES QUITE EASILY!! THERE WAS A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN THE LENGTH OF THE SPOKES TOO BUT I ENDED UP LACING IT UP OKAYISH!! 🙂 NOW TRUING IT WAS ANOTHER STORY ALTOGETHER!!!
THIS SLIDESHOW ABOVE IS JUST SHOWING PUTTING THE DISC ON FOR THE REAR DISC BRAKE SET UP THAT IT’S GOING TO HAVE, BECAUSE IT’S BEING CONVERTED FROM THE RUBBER BLOCK TYPE BRAKES TO A DISC SET UP!! A LOT MORE SAFER THAN BLOCKS ALONG WITH BETTER STOPPING EFFICENCY!!! THE CALIPER LOCATION AND FITTING IS ONE OF THE JOBS THAT NEEDS TO GET DONE ASAP!!! AND ALSO I RECKON I NEED TO GO GET SOME SHUT-EYE, BECAUSE IT’S NOW 06.49AM AND BY THE TIME I ACTUALLY GET INTO BED IT’S GONNA BE AROUND 07.15AM!!!! I’LL BE LUCKY IF I GET 5 OR 6 HOURS KIP YET AGAIN!! AND NOBODY CAN EVER SAY THAT I DID’NT PUT THE EFFORT INTO GETTING THIS BUSINESS UP AND RUNNING RIGHT, THAT’S IF I DON’T BURN MYSELF OUT BEFORE-HAND THOUGH!!!!!! THAT DEFINITELY WOULD’NT BE A GOOD THING, BUT I SEE IT AS IF I DON’T GET IT DONE, THEN WHO ELSE IS GONNA DO IT!!?? WELL I’LL SAY ADIOS FOR NOW, AND I’LL CATCH UP WITH YOU LATER ON TODAY!!! 🙂https://swapshopstore.co.uk/blog-you-made/
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