War and Pieces- Soviet Sidecar Rig Resurrection
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03-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Breaking it down..
I started dismantling everything and bagging stuff up. The bike has some really neat design details. For instance, the two throttle cables meet at the twist grip and are captured by a little rectangular piece that rides in a slot that is machined around the inside of the grip. It keeps the whole profile of the grip slim and consistent, rather that having a bulky pod with a collar to capture the cable ends.
Another cool detail are the clutch and front brake levers. The cables for these enter the bars before the grips and travel through to the end of the bars, where they are fixed to the ends of the levers. The levers pivot at the ends of the bars, so they're inverted from levers on modern bikes.
Under the steel frisbee that covers the air filter is the air filter apparatus, which apparently is a fiber element between two screens that sits in an oil bath. I removed this and set it aside for cleaning later.
There's an airtube that passes under the filter that acts as the choke feature. There's an inner sleeve that
can be opened or closed to regulate the air flow to the carb intake tubes. Simple as it gets!
The ladies used to check me out...now they just keep an eye on me.
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