Author Topic: Skorpion on spokes  (Read 2545 times)

andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2023, 09:45:56 PM »
After a lot of measurements, I determined the new centreline of the hub to be 1.5mm over towards the sprocket. So got Hagons to build me a wheel offset 1.5mm to the brake

andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2023, 09:47:14 PM »
So once in the swingarm eith the spacers  I held my breath and measured up again.

andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2023, 09:47:55 PM »
And from the brake side

andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2023, 09:52:42 PM »
It was out by 0.6mm, too far over to the brake, so only needed 0.9mm, rather than the 1.5mm I specified. I think I'll live with that, as the MZ is likely not perfect anyway, and I'm hardly doing MotoGP with it!

If repeating, 0.9mm isn't much, so you could run the sprocket slightly out and centre the wheel I think?

Anyway, new XT sprocket to retain skorp gearing (15/43), and the old XT disk should clean up.

It's off getting the (old!!) tyres put on, which will do for an MOT till I decide what to do with it longer term...

andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2023, 10:00:41 PM »
Hats off to Hagons who blasted and painted the hub with the wheel build. The colour is similar to the Bonnie front hub I had  and the the profile, while not perfect, is a good enough match for the front.

Quite happy, all in.  I have never converted a bike to spokes, and It wasn't as hard or as complex as I thought. I got lucky with compatability, but maybe someone else who wants to do it can use the info

And I also took the opportunity to junk the old Bilstein shock. Not great when new, and unimproved by 25 years! You can just see the new one in one of the pics. Remarkably the bottom spherical bearing replaced about 18 years ago was still new. (Sat for 8 years tho!!). I just cleaned and regreased.

So I will start getting it back together  and get an MOT. Will post a pic of it when together. After that, I will replace the subframe with a chopped one I have, and maybe move the pipe a bit. It hangs off the existing pillion pegs, but they will go.  Supertrapp maybe....?
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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2023, 01:16:21 AM »
Aye Andy, looking good!  ;)

Trust all well, wi' you and yours?

Good health, Bill

andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2023, 06:41:06 AM »
All good thanks Bill, plodding on. Hope you are too. Was up the road and did the West Highland Way in April. Fantastic. Very little rain, remarkably.

I hid the Irish supercar (in a disused mine  ;)  ) at Fort William, and walked up to get it with a pal.

A few days R&R at Castle Sween afterwards to rest the feet before back down to London. About 1400 miles all told, and it was fine.

Wee bit of riding down here, but much more time on the spanners than riding now. I'm OK with that.

Will stick a photo of the bike up when it's done. Will be trying to get a ulez compliance ticket for it, so I can ride it after August!! I know a few folk with XTs who did it, so should be OK. Tho the skorpion is slighy hot with a flowed head, cam and dynojet kit.  Let's see...

Cheers for now,
A

andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2023, 09:13:26 PM »
I got it together, and had a little spin in the street.

A few things today, but nothing with the wheels, brakes, or forks!   ;D

I am quite pleased with the look.  And the spoked wheels are an awful lot lighter than the cast Grimeca ones.

Front brake has a little too much feel, and not quite enough bite.  But it may bed in.




andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2023, 09:14:42 PM »
I quite like the supertrapp.  Need to make a bracket for that.


andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2023, 09:16:43 PM »
And will see if I can find a front guard.  Previously had an SRX one on the skorpion forks, that might be re-usable...

And I think once I have an MOT and ULEZ ticket (hopefully), then I will fit the chopped subframe I have, to ditch the now redundant pillion pegs.

Cheers for now

Andy
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andy230

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Re: Skorpion on spokes
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2023, 10:31:34 PM »
Hi Andy, nice to see you are still active likewise. If you ever need a bit of turning/machining doing, just pm.
Ian

Oh, and thanks Ian, very kind! Must have missed this!

Cheers for now,
Andy