Spent last week making some brass grips and a brass kicker for the XS to go with my brass risers. Wanted to have it all done for the Mods vs Rockers ride yesterday.
|Total time spent making grips. |
Note 8hrs or more of this was just in the boring out the internal dia.
Either a heavier boring bar is required or a CNC lathe.
So whilst I ate my very late dinner I came up with an idea to make a screw on ferrule. A bit of time in the workshop and I made a brass ferrule, several hours later of frustrating stuffing around I had resided on the fact that the cable was too short and just couldn't find away to make it fit.
In despair I gave up and started packing away the tools. When I came across the clutch cable off the black bike, why this was at home when every other part of that bike is else where I have no idea and why I hadn't I found it earlier????? Ended up using this cable off the other bikes but it is cracked rusty and very dry. So three hours of mucking around and by midnight I had a bike to ride with a temporary fix.
Wondering if you guys can recommend someone to order a new clutch cable from? I hear Mike's XS are thinner and break. Some thing local would be good.