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Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 149,859
Posted By Twistgrip
G'day Brendan. Shock and linkage came from a...

G'day Brendan. Shock and linkage came from a SV650.
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 149,859
Posted By Twistgrip
Here's a couple pics of my sidecar suspension. I...

Here's a couple pics of my sidecar suspension. I "designed" and made it myself. It works just fine...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Twistgrip
Yeah,styling is subjective,but I built it to...

Yeah,styling is subjective,but I built it to please me,no-one else:D
Anyway,if you think its ugly,take heart; I was inspired by you Aussies:rofl
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Twistgrip
The Plan; Next year is official retirement year...

The Plan; Next year is official retirement year for me and the missus,so,late April/early May we shall set off into mainland Europe,Russia and who knows where else! No idea when we'll get back...
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Twistgrip
Been building this for the last 18 months.Not...

Been building this for the last 18 months.Not quite finished yet,but its booked in for an MoT(UK roadworthy test)tomorrow.
I made all the fibreglass parts myself(panniers,topbox,fenders,dummy tank...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,494
Posted By Twistgrip
Good turnout.Some interesting looking outfits...

Good turnout.Some interesting looking outfits there. Inspires me to get my outfit finished(another couple weeks,I hope)

Thanks for sharing.

Twistgrip
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,252
Views: 1,321,624
Posted By Twistgrip
I don't post on here very often,there's too much...

I don't post on here very often,there's too much bullshit here for my liking! Makes me wonder why some on here ever bought a Stelvio,or indeed,any motorcycle that weighs more than a sack of potatoes!...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10,252
Views: 1,321,624
Posted By Twistgrip
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip...

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/P1010175_zpsdf3b9f34.jpg (http://s733.photobucket.com/user/Twistgrip/media/P1010175_zpsdf3b9f34.jpg.html)
Well I'm not gonna be left out!

This...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10,252
Views: 1,321,624
Posted By Twistgrip
Bought an 2011 Stelvio NTX in January '13. One...

Bought an 2011 Stelvio NTX in January '13. One owner from new,with only 2200 miles on the clock,'tis immaculate:D
In 47 years of motorcycling,(never been without a bike)it's my first Guzzi. So...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By Twistgrip
I do a lot of traditional coachpainting,and...

I do a lot of traditional coachpainting,and signwriting/pinstriping. For coach paint,I use www.craftmasterpaints.co.uk/index.htmlw .
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Twistgrip
Hi AW,Originally I'm from near...

Hi AW,Originally I'm from near Andover,Hampshire.Been down yer near Shaftesbury for a couple years.Previous to that,I lived on a canalboat (which I fitted out,painted and did the signwriting myself)...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Twistgrip
Tub now...

Tub now primedhttp://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/Sidecar%20Project/bd1.jpg
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/Sidecar%20Project/bd2.jpg
All ready now for 2 coats of...
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Twistgrip
I actually weighed the body today.It's 37kg,about...

I actually weighed the body today.It's 37kg,about 81lb. By the time its finished,ie,seat,luggage rack,screen etc,I would guess total body weight to be about 45-48kg(ish). The chassis(modified...
Forum: Hacks 12-29-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Twistgrip
Yep. Been a Carpenter since 1965,its the way we...

Yep. Been a Carpenter since 1965,its the way we did it then,and it's still the way I do it today. I don't know how to do it on a computer,not that I want to know.Besides,pencils don't crash!
Forum: Hacks 12-29-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Twistgrip
Got a bit more...

Got a bit more done.http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/Sidecar%20Project/P1010067.jpg
Fibreglassed all internal corners with 450g chopped strand mat,...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Twistgrip
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip...

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/022.jpg
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 53,771
Posted By Twistgrip
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip...

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/DSCF1713.jpg

I like that! What's the sizes,width,lenght etc? Got any pics of the rear end?
Twistgrip
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Twistgrip
Ugly? I bloody hope so! I've been paying...

Ugly? I bloody hope so! I've been paying attention to all the Aussie build projects on here,and if it turns out even half as ugly as anything that you guys have built,then I'll be happy:lol3
...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Twistgrip
The plywood build

This is something that I started about a year ago,but got distracted to other things.Not sure yet what bike to fit it to,maybe my '81 Goldwing GL1100,I may get a Guzzi California and fit it to that....
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Twistgrip
A few pics from this weekends Classic Bike Show...

A few pics from this weekends Classic Bike Show at Shepton Mallet.
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/022.jpg
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/017.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,863
Posted By Twistgrip
That shock is in the wrong position! To be doing...

That shock is in the wrong position! To be doing its job properly,that shock should be leaning forward,not rearward.
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By Twistgrip
Frame? Well,it looks like a BMW frame,to me! If...

Frame? Well,it looks like a BMW frame,to me! If you mean the leading link front forks,they look like EZS/EML, to me
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By Twistgrip
Sidecar suspension question.

I'm in the very early stages of building my sidecar chassis (well.I've designed it,but someone else is doing the welding)but,I'm unsure as to how to figure out which shock to use.

The bike that...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,674
Posted By Twistgrip
Why?

Why?
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,140
Posted By Twistgrip
I'm watching this with interest,I've just started...

I'm watching this with interest,I've just started to build a sidecar,everything is being built from scratch,including the chassis. (I'll start my own build thread,soon):D
Would it be asking...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Twistgrip
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip...

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww340/Twistgrip/Fireblade2.jpg
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,758
Posted By Twistgrip
Is it OK to go to this rally on a solo? I'm at...

Is it OK to go to this rally on a solo? I'm at the early stage of building my sidecar,to go on my 1981 Goldwing(I'll start a new thread,with pics,in due course!)but it won't be ready in time for this...
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Twistgrip
http://wasp-motorcycles.tripod.com/id6.html ...

http://wasp-motorcycles.tripod.com/id6.html

Just up the road from me. They ain't cheap,but,they are about the best that there is when it comes to all things leading-link.

No,I don't work for...
Forum: Hacks 05-09-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,952
Posted By Twistgrip
You'll enjoy Colmar,one of the most beautiful...

You'll enjoy Colmar,one of the most beautiful cities in the whole of France. "La Petite Venice" is a real chocolate-box,olde worlde kind of place.
Just watch out for those adverse cambers on...
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By Twistgrip
http://www.geocities.com/cook_jerry/SIDECAR.html

http://www.geocities.com/cook_jerry/SIDECAR.html
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,284
Posted By Twistgrip
Not at all. Wasp Engineering are still going...

Not at all.
Wasp Engineering are still going strong(just up the road from me)and still make the best leading link front forks. They still build Grasstrack and motoX outfits to order,as well as...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,284
Posted By Twistgrip
Hedingham closed the door about a week ago. I...

Hedingham closed the door about a week ago. I don't know any details,all I know is that,sadly,they are no longer trading. Seems the only thing we make here in olde England these days is a lot of...
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,001
Posted By Twistgrip
Some of you guys are making it too complicated!! ...

Some of you guys are making it too complicated!!

Look at the Ural sidecar swing arm,it runs parallel to the chassis. On the top of the chassis,there's a loop that's welded to the chassis. The top...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,001
Posted By Twistgrip
Its been done before,about 50 years ago! I can't...

Its been done before,about 50 years ago! I can't remember his name,Stan something,I think. The bike was a Vincent,and he designed and built the hack in such a way that,to change it from the left...
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By Twistgrip
Sidecar crash at Assen

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Forum: Europe 02-02-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By Twistgrip
To get into Russia is nowhere near as difficult...

To get into Russia is nowhere near as difficult as some would have you believe! It just take a bit of forward planning. I've done it 3 times,(always on a motorcycle)first time was back in...
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