Only had a couple of hours on the bike today - and it was bloody cold out there too!
Needed to make the shifter side of the forward controls so set to work on some bits of scrap I had lying around...
Wanted a bit of depth to the lever - and intend to do a bit more etching on the top face..
good bit of welding practice!
could be a bit rough and ready with cutting it all out as the edges are to be welded
then I capped off the end with some filler rod
and tidied it all up with a flapper disc
I got some bar and bent it in the street by sticking it down a manhole cover and using a bit of brute force (nicked that idea from Toddy!)
the rest was just filling and shaping with a flapper disc and a round file. I could really do with a more powerful compressor so I can use a grinding burr
I'll let the pictures do the talking...
as for etching the face, haven't got round to that yet, but I'm thinking of putting the gear set-up on there rather than just shift....