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Old 09-10-2009, 06:56 PM   #151
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Thia is the leading legs set-up on my VStrom/Ural rig, which byt the way, is up for sale.

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Old 09-11-2009, 04:35 PM   #152
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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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8" on the front, 2" on the rear.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:44 PM   #153
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LeighSA sent some photos of some jobs he's done, recent and not so recent. I'll add them here or in 'Sidecar's ...lets see 'em'.

Honda ST1100. LeighSA managed to get the ABS to function, but the thinking cap was apparently on fairly tight.

Ah, hold on, Smugmug's changed - it copies the link, but wont open the photo?
wtf?
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:50 PM   #154
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Try 'photo links' This should be the ST1100


that's better.






Don't ask me!

Leigh, you may need to explain this one.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:52 PM   #155
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:57 PM   #156
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Another Bonnie, with a Cozy sidecar, that LeighSA corrected. Fortunately, before it killed anyone.





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Old 09-11-2009, 11:54 PM   #157
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I now have this front end on my K100RS:


I've also replaced my HRD subframe etc with the subframe from this bike too. All Leighs stuff.

My bike and the 'donor' of all the bits:


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Old 09-24-2009, 02:42 PM   #158
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A Girl with No Name......

I don't know who made this LL........it is heavy and has run 40k odd miles before coming to me.........I guess they weren't proud enough to put their name on it.......




A "robust" eastern european design.....

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Old 09-26-2009, 08:33 AM   #159
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I don't know who made this LL........it is heavy and has run 40k odd miles before coming to me.........I guess they weren't proud enough to put their name on it.......
That's an original BMW LL from a 1950's-60's model.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:53 AM   #160
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That's an original BMW LL from a 1950's-60's model.
Really? The shock mounts looked different to me.....? plus it doesn't have the protruding back cross brace which usually has to be modified to clear the front cover......
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:00 PM   #161
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Looks like someone used the stock/2 or earles fork downtubes and adapted a different swaingarm to them and also moved the shock mount locations.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:29 PM   #162
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Looks like someone used the stock/2 or earles fork downtubes and adapted a different swaingarm to them and also moved the shock mount locations.


Thanks Claude...now I know..."The Rest Of The Story".......the bike the L.L. was on originally came from / and was built in the Bay Area....The donor bike took a sidehack hit from a car and had some rear swingarm damage. Front came through unscathed.....I salvaged the engine / front end...the rest was toast.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:18 AM   #163
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8" on the front, 2" on the rear.
With Curnutt shocks??
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:37 PM   #164
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Thanks Claude...now I know..."The Rest Of The Story".......the bike the L.L. was on originally came from / and was built in the Bay Area....The donor bike took a sidehack hit from a car and had some rear swingarm damage. Front came through unscathed.....I salvaged the engine / front end...the rest was toast.
If the fork tubes are not connected near the bottom they probably shoudl be. I assume the swingarm is one piece and we just can't see it right?
Just a shot in the dark but it Looks like the guy built the swingarm quite long (or adapted one off of something else? )and may have then decided he had reduced the trail too much and then raised the front end to try and get some feel back into the bugger.
Also does it have a lot of sag when loaded? The axle looks like it is quite a bit lower than the swingarm pivot. It's easier to pull a wheel barrow over a cirb than to push it.
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:46 PM   #165
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If the fork tubes are not connected near the bottom they probably shoudl be. I assume the swingarm is one piece and we just can't see it right?
Just a shot in the dark but it Looks like the guy built the swingarm quite long (or adapted one off of something else? )and may have then decided he had reduced the trail too much and then raised the front end to try and get some feel back into the bugger.
Also does it have a lot of sag when loaded? The axle looks like it is quite a bit lower than the swingarm pivot. It's easier to pull a wheel barrow over a cirb than to push it.
Ya, the swingarm is one piece, the cross piece is just out of sight on the photo...the rear swingarm "axle" is enclosed and appears to have a plug for a grease fitting on it......the welds on everything are very well done.
I have not yet ridden this thing...(Frankenbike Thread) The front shocks feel like mash potatoes......but there are upper & lower settings on them and they are on the "softest" setting.....but I doubt if they will be any good...
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