Swingarm finally welded

I’ve finally welded the aluminum swingarm and the batteries box! It has been a long journey… As I was expecting, they were much more difficult to weld than the steel parts. The biggest headache was to weld the joints between the aluminum extrusions and the machined parts. Because the thicknesses were so different, machined parts (like the shock absorber lug) …

The Elipse is on the move

In this video we can see the Tohqi Elipse covering its first meters. The scooter is quite agile, the frame really stiff and the driving position very comfortable. The anti-dive system also works well. The front suspension system sags a little when you are braking but not as much as with a telescopic fork. It has caused me a great …

Chasis terminado

¡Conjunto chasis/subchasis atornillado y terminado! Como las estructuras soldadas eran bastante pequeñas y tampoco necesitaba un gran acabado, me he animado a pintarlas yo mismo. Las he lijado para que no quedara ningún resto de óxido, les he aplicado una imprimación para metales y finalmente les he dado un par de capas de pintura en color negro mate. La combinación …

Amortiguador

Aquí les dejo una foto del amortiguador trasero atornillado a una de las piezas del chasis. El amortiguador es el de una Yamaha MT03. Tiene un recorrido de aproximadamente 35 mm lo que nos da un movimiento vertical en la rueda trasera de 115 mm. Es difícil que la suspensión vaya perfecta con este amortiguador pero prefiero ir modificándolo hasta …