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Old 08-23-2008, 07:25 AM   #136
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Originally Posted by claude
One well known rigger will not even mount a sidecar on a tall softly sprung dual sport type motorcycle. His reason is lack of stability on the street. It isn't the right handers but the lefties that potentially can be the issue.


bad cat wrote:
>>Put some velcro along the bottom leading edge of the sidecar tub and throw a couple kneepucks down there.<<

I had thought of a caster wheel on the right front...maybe in a weak moment...but ..but ..then again...oh nevermind.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:06 AM   #137
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I had thought of a caster wheel on the right front...maybe in a weak moment...but ..but ..then again...oh nevermind.
There's gotta be an abandoned shopping cart floating around your neighborhood somewhere that nobody is paying attention to.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:50 AM   #138
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There's gotta be an abandoned shopping cart floating around your neighborhood somewhere that nobody is paying attention to.
The bag ladies all have them and they are mean.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:16 PM   #139
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Bmw kneeler roadracer.

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #140
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Bmw kneeler roadracer.
Wonder what those brake shoes are for...

Must be decoration.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:01 AM   #141
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Bad Cat, no info on the brake,but it was double sided. I 'd expect more braking from dragging your foot if there was any mosture around. The outfit belongs to Bluemoon in Georgia.

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Old 04-13-2009, 10:48 AM   #142
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Bad Cat, no info on the brake,but it was double sided. I 'd expect more braking from dragging your foot if there was any mosture around. The outfit belongs to Bluemoon in Georgia.
The RGM had cooper mini drums on the chair wheel and the rear as equipped from the factory. And when I say they were just a suggestion of braking, I'm not joking. I'm good at tuning brakes and I never could get the cooper drum brakes to do anything more than none/locked. And locked required literally neckvein force to achieve.

The good news was it had an excellent cross drilled two piston disk brake up front that did a majority of the important stopping.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:45 AM   #143
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This is probably not a good design to follow:



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Old 09-09-2009, 08:06 AM   #144
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The tube broke at the bend or the headstock?

Looks a pretty normal design, so I'm guessing a material/fabrication issue? The main tube was bent using a vice, a twenty foot bar. four rugby players and the biggest hammer they could find?

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Old 09-09-2009, 09:31 AM   #145
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That was alan pennykid's rig that broke. Fortunatly it broke right as he pulled off the road. Thin tubing and not the best design. Oops..didn't realize that was you,Alan, that posted the pic until I looked at your profile.....hello mate :-)
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:00 AM   #146
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The tubes broke just above the weld where the lower tubes were attached, if you look closely at the pic you'll see it. The tubing was way too thin. I never did find out who actually made it. Although it broke on a Friday I still took the outfit to a rally that weekend after refitting a standard front end,

The bike is much better now. i recently purchased another K100 sidecar, the bike has many more kms than my RS, but has(had) much better sidecar components (subframe, 15" front and rear wheels, leading link with floating calipers all by Leigh Hollamby). All that gear is now on my bike.

The leftover bits are being put back onto the 'spare' K100 to sell on to someone as a project(looks like it's already sold too).

Hi Claude too

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:00 AM   #147
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I get it now, there wasn't a bend to get the pivot behind the axle, a tube was cut at an angle, a section welded on and the shock bracket used to brace it? Good idea until you realise that all the stresses the bracket/gusset supports are also present 5mm away in the too thin tube.

Looks more stress failure than fatigue? If it was that last bump up the kerb that caused a stress failure the first thing I'd want to change would be my underwear!

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:21 AM   #148
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Here are some 'closer up' pics of Alan's front end failure.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:26 AM   #149
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Here is apicture of another failure. The factory pinchblock cracked as shown. We machined new ends as shown in the last picture to create a fix.




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Old 09-10-2009, 03:50 PM   #150
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Here is a leaning link I built in about 1972.

Notice the adjustable trail and straight down tubes. It had about 8" of travel. The picture was taken at Hopetown at a Gran Prix. Sorry, not attached to a sidecar.



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