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Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-27-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day The tank is stripped and ready to go...

G'day

The tank is stripped and ready to go to the painters. I was going to try and paint it myself but it's not going to cost that much more to get someone else to do after you factor in the cost...
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
Posted By 3legs
Hi Brendan. I knew I'd forget a few. How could I...

Hi Brendan. I knew I'd forget a few. How could I forget the Tilbrook. My first outfit had a Tilbrook. Must be getting old (or the beer has killed a few brain cells. Both reasons I...
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,478
Views: 2,391,120
Posted By 3legs
Hey WU7X, as Dave said the VW steering dampner is...

Hey WU7X, as Dave said the VW steering dampner is heavy. I used to use one. Now I keep it as a spare because I now use a steering dampner from an ATV. I bought one of those cheap chinese ones off...
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
Posted By 3legs
G'day I think it would be a great idea to...

G'day

I think it would be a great idea to have a coffee table type book of Australian made sidecar manufacturers however it's probably easier just to check out the "sidecars-lets see them" thread...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-26-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Thanks. Well the electrics are finished and the...

Thanks. Well the electrics are finished and the speedo is wired up but won't know if the tacho works until I get it running (thanks Luke). Dropped the seat off to be recovered today and organised the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-25-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day Been away interstate for a couple of...

G'day

Been away interstate for a couple of days. Not much done. I have resprayed the frame and put it back together again. Here's a photo of the new colour. It's a lot closer to the original...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day I've got most of the electrics working...

G'day

I've got most of the electrics working now. Only need to hook up the speedo. I have found a colour that is very close to the original Tenere blue colour for the frame so I stripped the bike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-14-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Luke, I'm a little concerned for your sanity....

Luke, I'm a little concerned for your sanity. :lol3:lol3:lol3. Might be clean when they are brand new but not when they are a bloody filthy old piece of shit (a lot like me:lol3)

BTW I still hate...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By 3legs
Ah Brisbane. Fond memories of Joh and his Gestapo...

Ah Brisbane. Fond memories of Joh and his Gestapo er I mean police back in the late 70's and early 80's. Lost 2 licences during that period (mostly deserved:lol3) and was a witness to some dubious...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
I hate electrics. That's all I will say about...

I hate electrics. That's all I will say about that and I haven't even started on the digital speedo..:baldy

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-11-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
PM sent Luke

PM sent Luke
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-11-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day Just in case you are wondering what...

G'day

Just in case you are wondering what the progress is, I'm trying to sort all the wiring out. It's a bit of a mess. I've chopped the fork extensions in half and that looks a lot better. I've...
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 24,911
Posted By 3legs
Thanks Neil you prick. Now I can't get the...

Thanks Neil you prick. Now I can't get the thought of you in your budgie smugglers out of my mind:lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-07-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Funny HA Ha Luke:lol3:lol3:lol3 3legs

Funny HA Ha Luke:lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-07-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Thanks guys. Schnidely, I did think of that...

Thanks guys. Schnidely, I did think of that colour first but I've already restored a red and white Tenere a couple of years ago so I wanted something a little different.

I've put on parts and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day Luke. You're probably right. I might wait...

G'day Luke. You're probably right. I might wait until the engine is finished before making a decision. I guess having a contrast, highlights other parts.

Terraroot, I know what you mean. That's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day Hi Luke. It's finally on it's...

G'day

Hi Luke.

It's finally on it's wheels again. Ok a few changes will occur. The seat will be slightly thicker. I don't like the height of the bars so I'm getting lower bars. The fork...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By 3legs
Way to go Dave. You live in a stunning part of...

Way to go Dave. You live in a stunning part of the country. If I ever get released from prison (as in divorced:lol3) I will take you up on your offer.

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day Started attaching parts. Cleaned up...

G'day

Started attaching parts. Cleaned up the swingarm and painted it. All bolted in. Will get stuck into the electrics tomorrow.

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o362/3legs123/img_1007.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day Sandblaster and powdercoater went...

G'day

Sandblaster and powdercoater went above and beyond and I picked up the powder coated parts and the sandblasted frame today. I have already painted the frame. I would much rather have the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Bugga. Powder coater doesn't have the colour I...

Bugga. Powder coater doesn't have the colour I require so I'm going to have to paint the frame. All good though as it won't cost anymore and the colour is available in engine enamel.

Back to the...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 24,911
Posted By 3legs
Welcome home Neil. Looks about right, all the...

Welcome home Neil. Looks about right, all the damages.:D

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day I've been a busy boy. Frame is all...

G'day

I've been a busy boy. Frame is all finished and ready for powder coating. Had to make lots of mounts for various parts. The battery carrier had to be relocated but the electrics stay in the...
Forum: Australia 08-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By 3legs
You taking you're RD Ray? If so don't forget the...

You taking you're RD Ray? If so don't forget the photo's or it didn't happen:D:D:D

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Thanks for the tip Schnidely. I just checked...

Thanks for the tip Schnidely. I just checked their website. Looks like they can help me. Cheers. Also welcome to the asylum.:D

Well, spent most of the day measuring and grinding but achieved a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
SUCCESS!!!!!:clap:clap:clap Welded some...

SUCCESS!!!!!:clap:clap:clap

Welded some brackets for the shock linkage then packed the top up with some wood and placed 3 car batteries to replicate the engine weight and let the jack down and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
You're right Luke. I can't do anything about the...

You're right Luke. I can't do anything about the drive shaft sprocket location. I'm going to get a chain guide when it's all setup.

It already has a chain runner on the swingarm. That is the ride...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
I thought that too Luke but i'm still going to...

I thought that too Luke but i'm still going to have a long chain and therefore probably a lot of chain slap. I might check the net for sprocket sizes.

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-21-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
G'day Ok guys, opinions needed. Have a look...

G'day

Ok guys, opinions needed. Have a look at the photo's. The chain looks way too long. I'm also having trouble trying to figure out where to weld the shock linkage bracket. I'm trying to get...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Bloody hell Luke, I didn't think of that. Better...

Bloody hell Luke, I didn't think of that. Better check my letter box for a DCM (don't come monday):lol3:lol3:lol3

I will let the new owner post the pics. Probably will when he attaches it to a...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 67,050
Posted By 3legs
Good one guys:lol3:lol3:lol3 Pm sent Chris ...

Good one guys:lol3:lol3:lol3

Pm sent Chris

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,440
Posted By 3legs
Hi Luke. Nothing done. I got sick of working in a...

Hi Luke. Nothing done. I got sick of working in a cluttered shed so I did a big cleanup. F@#k I've accumulated some bike parts over the years. I'm on annual leave for the next 6 weeks ( and yes TD,...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 67,050
Posted By 3legs
Hey Chris, I'm on annual leave now so if you get...

Hey Chris, I'm on annual leave now so if you get a chance drop in while you are in Adelaide. Just ring first.

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By 3legs
If it was me I would make it as light as possible...

If it was me I would make it as light as possible and turn it into a proper dual purpose bike eg xt600. I would get rid of that bloody awful fairing and put a lightweight small fairing with lights...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 67,050
Posted By 3legs
Gee thanks Chris. I hope the melting varnish gave...

Gee thanks Chris. I hope the melting varnish gave you the headache and not the piss (although somehow I doubt it):rofl:rofl:rofl

3legs
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 67,050
Posted By 3legs
Hey Chris, when get to the Wauchope pub ask them...

Hey Chris, when get to the Wauchope pub ask them if they have a walking stick in the lost and found. That's where I forgot mine on the way back from the 2008 OCR ( and no, I was not pissed when I...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By 3legs
G'day Bully. Well it keeps me in the good books...

G'day Bully. Well it keeps me in the good books with you lot if I ever need something on your side of the planet:lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By 3legs
Transport to Perth

G'day

I hope I've put this in the right spot. Sorry if I haven't Mr Moderator.

A fellow inmate from Perth has just bought a sidecar body and chassis from here in Adelaide. I'm going to pick it...
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,624
Posted By 3legs
Oops sorry about the thread hijack Brendan, Back...

Oops sorry about the thread hijack Brendan, Back to normal transmission:lol3

3legs
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,624
Posted By 3legs
That would be great guys. Already got another...

That would be great guys. Already got another mate from Sydney coming with us as well. Leigh, it's at Mungerannie on the Birdsville Track. The bloke who runs it is a character. Hopefully my sticker I...
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