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Old 04-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #121
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Just finished up reading your build report... nice job with great info and step by step pics what a beautiful rig you put together there.

Been seeing so many nice GS/GSA sidecar rigs lately on this forum....
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #122
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Just finished up reading your build report... nice job with great info and step by step pics what a beautiful rig you put together there.

Been seeing so many nice GS/GSA sidecar rigs lately on this forum....
Thank you Hogslayer....

Got to take some pictures of my new improved windshield deflector with folding hinges from a Ford Cobra sports car. My wife and Hackshund love it. Totally deflects the side and down blast entering the cockpit. It's also foldable when wanting to use it.

cheers...
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #123
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Thank you Hogslayer....

Got to take some pictures of my new improved windshield deflector with folding hinges from a Ford Cobra sports car. My wife and Hackshund love it. Totally deflects the side and down blast entering the cockpit. It's also foldable when wanting to use it.

cheers...
YES!!! Please do! That sounds Grand! Will you post them here?
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:30 PM   #124
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New windscreen for the M72D? I've been designing one in my head since last summer when Kirby got slapped in the snout at 25mph because I forgot to flip up the screen before I took off. But I'm stuck on some of the details.

So, yes, show us what you came up with!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #125
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Hackshund approved Wind Deflector..!

A friend of mine is building a kit Shelby Cobra convertible....and when I saw what he had for deflecting wind blasts for the visors and window sides I realized that I gotta have this for mine.... he had spares and got em' gratis!!



I am a metric Man so excuse the metrics . Hinge slot size for polycarbonate shield is 3.5 mm; used Lowes Hardware's 2.5mm polycarbonate panel for deflector. You can see that it is fastened using 1 set screw.



Washers on both sides with Nylock Acorn nuts will fasten the brackets securely onto the sidecars w'shield and deflector. Also trim deflector tab to clear cockpit arms.
Long bolt and nut likewise have washers on both sides, Acorn Nylock nut...tighen to desire "holding" positon. Tested to 80 mph...holding steady.....


Folded in to shoot for full gale force winds or for exiting the cockpit...



Extended to deflect ....





Out of the way when exiting the cockpit...or solo riding...



Sharon loves it and is ready to shoot down Ruta 40..>>>...Tierra del Fuego...

Emma the Hackshund loves it and is paw approved...




See the deflector and hinges from an actual Cobra kit being build. Picture derived from the Cobra blog.



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Old 04-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #126
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VERY nice solution........
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:26 AM   #127
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Cool stuff Elmer!! We have done some wind wings on various projects and are a big fan of them. Hope to see you all somewhere this summer. Stop in if you are up this way!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #128
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Damn, that's very neat. Well done Elmer!
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #129
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Should not be an issue. You will still find the rear tire wears quicker. The sidecar tire shoudl nto wear very fast. The front tire on a rig usually wears pretty slow unless one induces understeer a lot.

Also, many actually are mounting a rear tire on the front on some rigs and reversing the rotation direction. The thought is that it helps braking . The idea originated in the trike world. I am not really convinced but whatever.
The way it was explained to me is that the rear tires are made of a harder rubber with deeper tread giving you longer tire life to match the longer tire life of a car tire as your drive tire
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