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Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Jeff 8
Bead Breaker

Does anybody have one of these bead breakers? I need to know if a 13" rim will fit on the upper ring so I can change the wheels on my race sidecar, so if anyone knows the diameter of the ring please...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,809
Posted By Jeff 8
All the info I have seen previously about...

All the info I have seen previously about motorcycle and car bead variations only related to 15" rim sizes. The other sizes are suppose to have the same bead, whether this has changed or not, I don't...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,007
Posted By Jeff 8
Certain people didn't want their face on the...

Certain people didn't want their face on the internet, so it has been obscured. Some of you may know who.
...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,962
Posted By Jeff 8
And live music. Quite a bit different from the...

And live music. Quite a bit different from the previous incarnation of the Sidecar and Enthusiasts Rally.

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,688
Posted By Jeff 8
Yeah, what are the jockey wheels used for? ...

Yeah, what are the jockey wheels used for?

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,007
Posted By Jeff 8
Perkins Flat was up to 1993. My first Alpine was...

Perkins Flat was up to 1993. My first Alpine was that year.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o646/Jeff_8/Alpine%20Rally%202013/080620131569_zps4a862b6b.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,086
Posted By Jeff 8
I used to have the passenger tuck down on the...

I used to have the passenger tuck down on the platform for the straight and climb up over to the right as we enter turn one, but with the camber it felt a bit wobbly, so now get passenger to sit...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,086
Posted By Jeff 8
Lost a mirror today. <iframe width="560"...

Lost a mirror today.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/a8_3jdaTBH0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Australia 02-09-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 13,583
Posted By Jeff 8
I lost a mirror on the way out. <iframe...

I lost a mirror on the way out.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/a8_3jdaTBH0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Australia 02-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 13,583
Posted By Jeff 8
My first KRR since 2001, was great to see some...

My first KRR since 2001, was great to see some familiar faces.I took some photos.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o646/Jeff_8/Bandit/Karuah%20River%20Rally%202014/080220142194_zps5145f624.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jeff 8
Thought I'd do an update, I still haven't fitted...

Thought I'd do an update, I still haven't fitted the bearings, but been madly machining wheels for my race sidecar, as I cracked two rear wheels and then found small cracks in my third rear. So a lot...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,792
Posted By Jeff 8
One person earlier suggested the Sydney Sidecar...

One person earlier suggested the Sydney Sidecar Owners Club. Unfortunately they no longer exist.

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,792
Posted By Jeff 8
My advice when people ask me about fitting a...

My advice when people ask me about fitting a sidecar to their bike, is nearly always, don't. Buy one already set up, then you can ride it and decide if you like it or not, and it will be finished....
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Jeff 8
Rather than play with oil weights and levels, or...

Rather than play with oil weights and levels, or in addition to, you can make spacers for the springs. I had a Triumph Sprint years ago, and a suspension guy made some spacers from PVC and used GSX-R...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,219
Posted By Jeff 8
I bought a trailer last year, for a similar...

I bought a trailer last year, for a similar reason, a friend was selling it for such a low price, I thought if I don't like it I could resell it easy enough.

My towbar was on the sidecar when I...
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,380
Posted By Jeff 8
The Australia of their childhood is unfortunately...

The Australia of their childhood is unfortunately long gone.

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,086
Posted By Jeff 8
Some footage from earlier in the year. ...

Some footage from earlier in the year.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Z3URYR_7Uzc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jeff 8
Not finished yet. Jeff :gun2

Not finished yet.

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jeff 8
Bearing shrinkage

I am turning a bearing housing for the rear wheel of my race sidecar, and want to know how much do bearings shrink if you chill them? The old housing was a loose fit and it shouldn't have been.
...
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jeff 8
I use 26 in my front Nankang, although it is a...

I use 26 in my front Nankang, although it is a 135. I started with 36 as that was what I ran with a bike tyre, and it was wandery, so I lowered it to 26 and all is good.

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Australia 09-30-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,872
Posted By Jeff 8
No! That was my son!

No! That was my son!
Forum: Australia 09-29-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,872
Posted By Jeff 8
Some more. ...

Some more.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o646/Jeff_8/Sidecar%20Rally%2013/280920131842_zps16f877c7.jpg...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,872
Posted By Jeff 8
Not a bad rally, a bit down on numbers, but I...

Not a bad rally, a bit down on numbers, but I know people that didn't know it was on that would have gone.

Some nice sidecars.
...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 35,187
Posted By Jeff 8
I was all set to go, but will have to miss it as...

I was all set to go, but will have to miss it as I need to get my race sidecar ready for Phillip Island the following weekend.

Jeff
:gun2
Forum: Australia 06-12-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,643
Posted By Jeff 8
I went to the other servo in Adaminaby on the way...

I went to the other servo in Adaminaby on the way to the Alpine Rally, and had the opposite experience. He wanted to talk all afternoon :huh. I used to have a sidecar, he said. I had to wind up the...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,943
Posted By Jeff 8
Some pics. ...

Some pics.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o646/Jeff_8/Alpine%20Rally%202013/080620131559_zps95861326.jpg...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,646
Posted By Jeff 8
Pinched this one from FB. Not the fastest line. ...

Pinched this one from FB. Not the fastest line.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o646/Jeff_8/935869_10152955114635657_1954552066_n_zps23465ce8.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,086
Posted By Jeff 8
Scary moment. Tyre went flat at around 220kmh. ...

Scary moment. Tyre went flat at around 220kmh.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hlFKtgRleBc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,086
Posted By Jeff 8
The rearsets will go on the Bandit when I get...

The rearsets will go on the Bandit when I get time, I have two sets so will make the sidecar brake work again on a separate pedal. Was hoping to do it before the Alpine Rally, but running out of...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,110
Posted By Jeff 8
I have switched from a 15" bike tyre to a 135 car...

I have switched from a 15" bike tyre to a 135 car tyre recently, and am more than happy. The best thing is the extra braking grip. The wandering is not as bad as I thought it would be and strangely...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Jeff 8
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm in Australia,...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm in Australia, forgot it didn't come up on the profile, hence using metric measurements :zilla. The width is 38.5mm and there is no shoulder.

On reassembly I found...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Jeff 8
BME leading link pivot bushes

I have a BME leading link, made by Bob Martin Engineering in 2001. Doing my pre Alpine Rally checks, I found play in the swingarm pivot bushes.

Does anyone know if they are commercially available,...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,086
Posted By Jeff 8
Bought a Go Pro yesterday. First attempt. ...

Bought a Go Pro yesterday. First attempt.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o646/Jeff_8/Bandit/GOPR0062_zps8058ec70.jpg...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,943
Posted By Jeff 8
Some like to do both :nod Jeff :gun2

Some like to do both :nod

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 94,256
Posted By Jeff 8
13? Jeff :gun2

13?

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 05-25-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 94,256
Posted By Jeff 8
What is that front tyre? Jeff :gun2

What is that front tyre?

Jeff

:gun2
Forum: Hacks 05-25-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Jeff 8
I wouldn't recommend max pressure, just...

I wouldn't recommend max pressure, just experiment from standard in two pound increments and don't change more than one at a time. Find someone with a similar outfit and typical load and use and try...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,943
Posted By Jeff 8
I think all the young rally goers go to the...

I think all the young rally goers go to the rallies with bands and catering, not the 'basics' type rally. Last year at the Alpine farm site there was quite a few young blokes, not many girls though....
Forum: Australia 05-20-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,943
Posted By Jeff 8
I found a great way to get there a couple of...

I found a great way to get there a couple of years ago. It was so good I went back the same way, probably wont be as good this time as it had been freshly graded, the grader was even still parked...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 35,187
Posted By Jeff 8
I'm itching to go. I met Thrasher at the the...

I'm itching to go. I met Thrasher at the the Sidecar Rally last year and he is such a great bloke, and he convinced me to go to the next TTT.

Jeff

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