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Old 11-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #31
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Just on the lean out thing - get hold of your kids bicycle, hold it by the seat on a nice flat surface. lean it a little to the right, you will notice that the front wheel also turns right, lean it to the left, and the wheel turns left. Same on your rig. Lean out to the right will counteract the tendency to turn left. Phil
How true,thanks Phil.

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Old 11-21-2008, 01:13 PM   #32
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G'day Andrew. Haven't been here for a few weeks, so I missed the announcement! Good one.

Phil Duffy's R1150 at Strathmerton this year. I wonder what he'll build for next year?


















I gave you the lot I took, despite the suss quality. Phil's is definitely a low clearance beast. Like about 10cm, maybe less! He used Smart Car wheels.
The A-arm spring/damper was replaced with a threaded rod. I'm not certain, but I think the A-arm was a replacement too.

My 10c - go the links. Proven under Aussie conditions. Not that we've got harder dirt roads or anything like that, just...ah...well stuffed if I know really.

Rear spring - Mine has a Group A Commodore spec spring over a Bilstein damper. Leigh originally made the top & bottom mounts out of alloy, then re-did them in steel. I'm never measured my static sag, nor the Triumphs.

Lean out - mine has noticeable lean out, such that it looks a bit odd. It is very noticeable how differently is tracks on the flatter roads east of the divide than on the high crown roads out here. Still, it works fine loaded or unloaded. I can ride it with one hand - as long as it's going straight.

And the trick - get off the bitumen & let the thing dance!!! (actually, may have to use that line in my signature line, eh!).

I'm STILL waiting for a new airfilter for the Tig.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:01 AM   #33
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Thanks for those photos Ray.Gives me something to ponder.

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:23 AM   #34
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Nice setup. I to have a 05 GSA that i am going to make into a dirt hack. Once i get around to selling our gl1500 sidecar and trailer. I will have to keep checking out yours. Thank you for the photos and info.
I was going to get Highway Sidecars in SA to set the GSA up (They did the Goldwing ) But i do like your set up . Thanking you Ian.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:10 PM   #35
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Thanks Ian,
the two things I would change on mine if I were to start again would be to have adjustment on the sidecar end of the mounting struts and a bigger sidecar wheel.If you need any info or more photos just send me a PM.

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Old 11-28-2008, 02:36 PM   #36
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G'day Andrew. Haven't been here for a few weeks, so I missed the announcement! Good one.

Phil Duffy's R1150 at Strathmerton this year. I wonder what he'll build for next year?
I think I have some pics of that as well, that's my old DJP chair.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:51 PM   #37
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Not a great pic but...
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:58 PM   #38
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:02 AM   #39
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Thanks Ian,
the two things I would change on mine if I were to start again would be to have adjustment on the sidecar end of the mounting struts and a bigger sidecar wheel.If you need any info or more photos just send me a PM.

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Thank you Andrew2. John Marshall ? Where or who is he please. I like his work. I have just put a set of wilbers with preload adjustment on the GSA I am looking at getting the Trail Reducer soon .Then I will be on the hunt for a sidecar. (with a large wheel).I know what you mean by needing adjustment on the sidecar end.The goldwing is a pain to adjust.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #40
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John Marshall lives in Maitlamd N.S.W.Pm me if you want his phone number.

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Old 11-30-2008, 09:17 PM   #41
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Thank you Andrew2. John Marshall ? Where or who is he please. I like his work. I have just put a set of wilbers with preload adjustment on the GSA I am looking at getting the Trail Reducer soon .Then I will be on the hunt for a sidecar. (with a large wheel).I know what you mean by needing adjustment on the sidecar end.The goldwing is a pain to adjust.
Cheers Ian.
Thread jack!!!

Is this the sort of outfit you are after, Pops?

It is my LH 1.5. I want to sell the sidecar with the intention of having a minimalist outfit built, during this year, for the Tiger (with a new airbox!!!).

Great outfit in good condition, but I'm not going to give it away ie it was built properly, so it won't be in the bargain basement.
Sidecar wheel is 17".

And I'd be prepared to ride it to Adelaide (hard job but someone's got to do it!!)
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:19 PM   #42
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:19 PM   #43
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:52 AM   #44
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I have a problem.I just had a "heavier spring" put on the bikes rear shock absorber.It's an Eibach spring number 111723 and 0700.225.0900.It's supposed to be a 15.9kg spring as opposed to the original 13.7ish.I originally had 50mm sag and 90mm with me sitting on the bike (with sidecar attached).Now with the supposed heavier spring I have 40mm sag and 75mm with me sitting on it.It is supposed to have 10-15mm of sag now.The new spring is about 60mm shorter and a thinner guage wire.The coils seem to be the same ditancs apart.To me that would say it would either be softer or on par with the old spring.I have a feeling the shockie guy has put the wrong spring on my shock.With the spring on minimum preload I can rotate the spring by hand.I'm guessing he has put a spring meant for a standard GS.Anyone got any clues?.Any shockie experts who can tell me the ins and outs of springs.

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Old 12-04-2008, 09:11 PM   #45
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Too many icecreams between ordering and fitting the spring??

















Hi Andrew..

Sidecar concept is gaining momentum with me mate, 2010 could be an interesting year...
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