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Forum: Hacks 12-16-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By val. h.
Not as good an idea as it sounds. Titanium hasn't...

Not as good an idea as it sounds. Titanium hasn't got the density of steel. To do this kind of job you'd need it to be close to an inch thick to ensure it wouldn't fracture in use. Titanium isn't as...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By val. h.
They work :clap As I change my own tyres I...

They work :clap

As I change my own tyres I find beads are a whole lot easier to fit than buying a balancing rig.

However! there are some things to consider. If you are reaming out the valve...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By val. h.
Wow! nice bikes. I especially like the outfit...

Wow! nice bikes. I especially like the outfit R62?

Towing the solo BM with the outfit could have two rather painful outcomes. First being the gearbox. Is it strong enough to take the extra...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,571
Posted By val. h.
Here you go :clap...

Here you go :clap...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 111,418
Posted By val. h.
If you have a good think about these thoughts,...

If you have a good think about these thoughts, you'll realise that this is not so. Just look at the placement of most rear shocks both mono and twin. You will see that they are in any number of...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By val. h.
That clears that up :1drink I agree, the 1100GS...

That clears that up :1drink I agree, the 1100GS is the better option. Probably more fun the both of them too :clap


Val.
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By val. h.
Hmm!? You have a point, though a well kept 100GS...

Hmm!? You have a point, though a well kept 100GS airhead is as good or better than an equivilent 750/5. But you're right the 100GS does have more to go wrong. That said my 80RT is a great tug. Runs...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By val. h.
How do you come to that conclusion Jay? They both...

How do you come to that conclusion Jay? They both have the same fork yoke type. They both have disc brakes, though the 100GS only has one. I'll give you, 'the 100GS has a bigger wheel' so will need...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By val. h.
Ten year old? Wow! Well done thet kid :clap ...

Ten year old? Wow! Well done thet kid :clap


We're just about to move onto a 9 Acre Small Holding (soon to be camping ground). I've already suggested we get SWMBO's 8 year old grandson riding...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,885
Posted By val. h.
Wow! looks very neat and easy. LoJack's...

Wow! looks very neat and easy.

LoJack's got a point about the exhaust though. Might not be close enough to melt anything, but the heat could do some damage to the tyre and the paint. Making a...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,625
Posted By val. h.
Where ot put the shock

Been thinking about your concern as to the shock being in the way of the passenger access.

How about mounting the shock under the main chassis rail?

If you fabricate the trainglation bracket...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,395
Posted By val. h.
This might have some relevence to your questions...

This might have some relevence to your questions http://www.dynabeads.co.uk/test.php I just saw it on another thread (havent even whatched the video myself yet) but the first couple of paragraphs...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
looking at the first pic, you can clearly see...

looking at the first pic, you can clearly see there is a bolt hole to retain the straight bar. Looking at the second pic that bolt hole has dissapeared. This is becaus the first pic shown the OE...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
If the new fork legs are the same diameter, is it...

If the new fork legs are the same diameter, is it not possible to slide the handlebar on before fitting the top nut?


Val.
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,723
Posted By val. h.
9.27 Well that's the closest you're going...

9.27

Well that's the closest you're going to get me to a video game


Val.
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By val. h.
Hmm! Seems to have his history a little off line....

Hmm! Seems to have his history a little off line. I especially like the one about the last photo being of a 'German WW11 original' when actually it's a Russian militay Ural. Though the picture has...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,141
Posted By val. h.
Well I haven't stopped thinking about this mod....

Well I haven't stopped thinking about this mod. My main reason for not getting this done is simply time and money.

However my main plan has been kiaboshed. Whilst measuring up I discovered that...
Forum: Hacks 04-30-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,857
Posted By val. h.
Glad you're ahead of me there. Thought it worth...

Glad you're ahead of me there. Thought it worth mentioning though.

Val.
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,857
Posted By val. h.
That's one big build you're doing there. A very...

That's one big build you're doing there. A very serious crush protection system going on that little old Velorex. However I hate to knock your efforts, but do you reallise that all the extra metal...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By val. h.
How many UJ's in the drive shaft would you need...

How many UJ's in the drive shaft would you need for that then?



Val.
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By val. h.
It's pretty much been said above. The issue with...

It's pretty much been said above. The issue with the Velorex is that it is a very light hack and has a very light frame. I have one of these attached to my R80 BMW and it works well. I like it very...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By val. h.
Well. Impressive or what! It looks so much better...

Well. Impressive or what! It looks so much better with rider and passenger aboard. Bring the scale of the thing to reallity.

Hope they get plenty of use and enjoyment out of it. Well done to you...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,486
Posted By val. h.
Two seems quite young. However if you're fitting...

Two seems quite young. However if you're fitting a proppry fully supportive child seat I wouldn't think there sould be much of a problem. Take Jay's advice and check with your local law inforcement...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,627
Posted By val. h.
Thanks for your thoughts. I'll have a really good...

Thanks for your thoughts. I'll have a really good look at it, to see if there's any issues. I seem to be doing more thinking about issues and cures than I do about actually doing ant mods just now.
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Forum: Hacks 03-30-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
Hmm, It'd be intersting to compare the two, see...

Hmm, It'd be intersting to compare the two, see what the real difference is. I'm not far from you either. Up the road in Wiltshire.


Val.
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,627
Posted By val. h.
That's interesting. My 1989 R80 Hack is attached...

That's interesting. My 1989 R80 Hack is attached directly to the main frame. Just under the steering head, just under the seat, the front engine mount and the front foot rest.

From what I can...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
Me too. ??????????? My set up is, I think...

Me too. ???????????

My set up is, I think quite good. No steering damper fitted and very little wobble. Just a bit as you move up to 20mph ish, but two hand resting (not forced grip, just...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
OUTCH! I think I'm probably quite lucky with my...

OUTCH! I think I'm probably quite lucky with my R80/Velorex combo. I'm getting around 40-45mpg, mostly pottering about the local lanes and crusing at about 50/55mph on the open roads. As long as I...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
Yeh it does just the same job. :clap well done...

Yeh it does just the same job. :clap well done for sussing it out.

I kind of suspect though, that it was lucky for you to have a bike that had such an easy fork swap solution, which we would all...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
Just a thought. If you go down the Leading Link...

Just a thought. If you go down the Leading Link road. You can build them to keep your current front wheel and axel, plus you can upgrade the calipers to something that will stop the rig more easily...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By val. h.
Val.

Val.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By val. h.
This is in the main a floating caliper, or it...

This is in the main a floating caliper, or it would be if the tie rod was attached to the vertical part of the forks with an articulated joint. As it is it will work in the same way as the OPs Unit...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By val. h.
How much braking efficiency are you happy to...

How much braking efficiency are you happy to loose?

I would think that by doing this you will loose at least 70% for the current braking of the front wheel. Adding a second calliper to the disc...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,497
Posted By val. h.
Wow, That's going to be a very wide set-up...

Wow, That's going to be a very wide set-up looking at what you have there. Are you still planning on making it a leaner? Looks a bit too heavy duty to me.

Thinking about angles needed for a...
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,845
Posted By val. h.
That's true, Our whippet cept trying to sit down...

That's true, Our whippet cept trying to sit down with her bum over the space between the chair and the bike last weekend. Mind you once we where moving she was happy to lay down on the seat most of...
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,204
Posted By val. h.
Yep. You can see from the video that the MX...

Yep. You can see from the video that the MX sidecars get some impressive air (probably the most dangerous of all the motorsports too) However the OPs pic is of a Supermoto sidecar. Very short wheel...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By val. h.
Thank you. Just what I wanted to hear. ...

Thank you. Just what I wanted to hear.


Val.
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,792
Posted By val. h.
OOOOPS Yep! You're right. What tw*t wrote that!...

OOOOPS Yep! You're right. What tw*t wrote that! :huh

Right! Take what I wrote before and do everything backwards. Slide the stantions down, put a bigger wheel on the...
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,845
Posted By val. h.
Sounds like you need a carpet of some sort of non...

Sounds like you need a carpet of some sort of non slip matt. One of those padded dog mats maybe?

My primary concern with our Whippet is that she is comfortable in the hack. So a nice padded...
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,845
Posted By val. h.
Oh Sh*t the emoticoms don't cover this kind of...

Oh Sh*t the emoticoms don't cover this kind of entertainment. I'm having so much fun reading this thread :cry:rofl:D:clap

I keep trying to post a usefull contribution. Then I come accross...
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