05. August 2005

Applying primer

Profound lesson: "Every piece of steel has four sides!"

Grinding swing arm

Creating clearance for the large rear sprocket by grinding a notch in the swing arm.

Aligning sprockets

Using a straight piece of wood

New brake line

Rear motorcycle banjo fitting (metric) had to connect to US standard automotive fitting at other end.

Driver seat area

Note plywood floor.

Motor and mount

Motor in place

Rear sprocket

96 teeth creates 7:1 gear ratio

Dashboard area

Brake pedal lower left, parking brake pressure lock for rear disc in center.

The Tent

I decided to go first class with a well-supported tent instead of my first attempt at a loosely-strung tarp hung on the house with hooks.