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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-21-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
G'day Finally got my tank back from the...

G'day

Finally got my tank back from the painters. Came up really well. Photo attached. If you're wondering why there a parts covered up it's because that is the twist I mentioned at the beginning...
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 73,250
Posted By 3legs
Brendan, don't listen to those 2. What would they...

Brendan, don't listen to those 2. What would they know:lol3:lol3:lol3. Besides Luke gets his slaves to make things anyway:lol3.

Just my 2 cents worth Brendan but keep it simple. You want...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 2,478,267
Posted By 3legs
Going through some old photo's and I found one of...

Going through some old photo's and I found one of my old outfits (circa late 80's). It's an old Z1100 and I made the chassis out of scrap metal laying around my shed and used my old beer fridge...
Forum: Hacks 11-10-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,873
Posted By 3legs
Hi Ian Is this one going to have a stronger...

Hi Ian

Is this one going to have a stronger sidecar axle:lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-07-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
G'day Luke Still waiting for tank and crank.

G'day Luke

Still waiting for tank and crank.
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 73,250
Posted By 3legs
Not guilty officer. She told me she was 18. Oh...

Not guilty officer. She told me she was 18. Oh wait wrong charge:lol3:lol3:lol3

Don't blame me, Blame the condom manufacturer. Oh wait wrong change again:lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 73,250
Posted By 3legs
Baby shit yellow. Betchya weren't expecting...

Baby shit yellow. Betchya weren't expecting that:lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
G'day Got my starter clutch gear today. What...

G'day

Got my starter clutch gear today. What I thought was going to be a secondhand one off of a wreck turns out to be a brand new old stock one. Woohoo:clap

Got it for $100 delivered from the...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By 3legs
Hi Kymbo My understanding is you do need at...

Hi Kymbo

My understanding is you do need at least 1 running light as far as possible to the left of the sidecar however I've been riding for 30 + years without one and never had a problem. Be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-28-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
G'day In case you are wondering what's going...

G'day

In case you are wondering what's going on, the guy who is supposed to be changing the crank seals and honing the barrels has apparently be admitted to hospital (he is a retired bike mechanic...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
Well guys (and gals) you are not going to believe...

Well guys (and gals) you are not going to believe this but I found one. From a wreckers in the good old US of A. Price was right as well. I even sent him a photo's and part number to make sure it's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
Well the GS750 starter clutch gear doesn't fit. I...

Well the GS750 starter clutch gear doesn't fit. I knew I was clutching (pun intended) at straws so I'm just going to leave it as a kickstart but will keep an eye on e-bay should one come up for sale....
Forum: Hacks 10-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 73,250
Posted By 3legs
Now you're just showing off Luke:lol3:lol3:lol3 ...

Now you're just showing off Luke:lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
G'day Barrels and crank still aren't done...

G'day

Barrels and crank still aren't done yet. Got my seat back though. Also received my secondhand clutch pushrod cover. Should clean up nicely. At least I can use the the clutch now.

Another...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
Thanks Luke but unfortunately that's not the part...

Thanks Luke but unfortunately that's not the part I need. I need the large sprag gear that the starter clutch grabs after being activated by the starter motor. My contact has got 3 of those gears but...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
Yeah I was wondering if i could rig it up to try...

Yeah I was wondering if i could rig it up to try and hand crank it. When I've got it together I'll see what the compression is like. I don't want to break my wrist. Nearly broke my ankle back in the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,783
Posted By 3legs
Hey Neil, how did you get those bumps on your...

Hey Neil, how did you get those bumps on your head in that last photo:lol3:lol3:lol3

Well someone had to say it:D:D:D

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
No problems Scrivens. The 380 never had electric...

No problems Scrivens. The 380 never had electric start (unfortunately as I have a 380 sitting in the shed as well). I had a look on the net last night and the Suzuki GS 550 looks exactly the same and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-11-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
Thanks Scrivens but unfortunately I can't...

Thanks Scrivens but unfortunately I can't kickstart a bike with my right leg (smashed pelvis many years ago after a head on with a car-hence my nickname:D). I can with my left leg but I have to carry...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,783
Posted By 3legs
G'day Neil Yep, already started planning. Me...

G'day Neil

Yep, already started planning. Me and Snayle at this stage are planning to go via Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Maree and if it's possible Innaminka across to Mungeranie.

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-11-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
Well it's going from bad to worse. The other...

Well it's going from bad to worse. The other GT550 I have does have the start clutch and gear however the rollers and springs in the starter clutch are missing and the gear it runs on has a great big...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,783
Posted By 3legs
Great photo's Neil. I wish I didn't open my big...

Great photo's Neil. I wish I didn't open my big mouth after the 2012 OCR:lol3 Would have been there with you. That will not happen again.

I know what you mean about the front guard. Mine did the...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 73,250
Posted By 3legs
I wish I had your skills and equipment (for metal...

I wish I had your skills and equipment (for metal fabrication :lol3) Luke.

3legs
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,783
Posted By 3legs
About bloody time (me jealous?...

About bloody time (me jealous? Never):lol3:lol3:lol3

3legs
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13,890
Views: 995,875
Posted By 3legs
Gee MB you had to bring that up...

Gee MB you had to bring that up again:lol3:lol3:lol3. Hope you are well.

Hi Marty. Not sure if I will be going to Pooncarie this year. I may get to Lindsay Island on Sat night. Too much on at the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-07-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
Cheers I found another problem. It has no...

Cheers

I found another problem. It has no starter clutch or gear. That's why the starter motor just "whirred" when I tested it. Unfortunately it's a common problem, with the old style starter...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13,890
Views: 995,875
Posted By 3legs
Here is his website. He welded all my sidecars...

Here is his website. He welded all my sidecars for me.

http://www.tigonwelding.com.au/

3legs
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13,890
Views: 995,875
Posted By 3legs
See Sam at Tig on welding at Kilkenny. He does...

See Sam at Tig on welding at Kilkenny. He does all my Ali welding.

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-06-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
Posted By 3legs
G'day Sorry Luke but the tank is still home....

G'day

Sorry Luke but the tank is still home. I got it sandblasted and etch primed ready for panel beating and painting.

I got all the engine cases soda blasted and painted some of the cases....
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13,890
Views: 995,875
Posted By 3legs
Kipo, the guy that does all my blasting has...

Kipo, the guy that does all my blasting has recently acquired a hydro blaster. Ring John at Glassbead Technology at Wingfield. I was only checking it out last Thursday. Tell him I sent you.

3legs
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-28-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
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, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 2,478,267
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, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
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, 01:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
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, 03:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
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 09-16-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
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, 01:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
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, 02:05 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,284
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

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