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Old 03-27-2010, 08:31 PM   #511
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I whipped up this rack a few weeks ago. A friend of mine was planning a trip to San Diego to pick up a couple of bikes (Ulysses and a Ninja 636) so we needed room for my old beater on the way home, after riding in the sunny southwest for a few days, of course.

And before you iron butt guys call me a nancy boy for trailering, I'll readily admit that I'm not hardcore enough to ride two-up with another 6'4" 275+ lb guy for 1800 miles on a 20 year old Kawasaki. Doesn't bother me one bit.
























That wedge piece cinches tight with a bolt and eliminates any wobble in the receiver hitch. Oh, and I somehow managed to measured incorrectly (and by quite a lot!) so the two wheel pockets on the rack don't quite fit ye olde Ninja... at all.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #512
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I whipped up this rack a few weeks ago. A friend of mine was planning a trip to San Diego to pick up a couple of bikes (Ulysses and a Ninja 636) so we needed room for my old beater on the way home, after riding in the sunny southwest for a few days, of course.

And before you iron butt guys call me a nancy boy for trailering, I'll readily admit that I'm not hardcore enough to ride two-up with another 6'4" 275+ lb guy for 1800 miles on a 20 year old Kawasaki. Doesn't bother me one bit.
























That wedge piece cinches tight with a bolt and eliminates any wobble in the receiver hitch. Oh, and I somehow managed to measured incorrectly (and by quite a lot!) so the two wheel pockets on the rack don't quite fit ye olde Ninja... at all.
Got any more pix or a description of how you did the wedge? I've got a versahauler but it irritates the shit out of me wobbling side to side. I was going to re engineer it with a jam bolt through the side but I think I like that better.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #513
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This engine mount let me bolt a Corvair engine (and landing gear legs) onto my Sonex airframe.

Dan Weseman of Florida designed it. It took me two months to build it. I'm not talented like everyone else in this thread.

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Old 03-27-2010, 09:49 PM   #514
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Got any more pix or a description of how you did the wedge? I've got a versahauler but it irritates the shit out of me wobbling side to side. I was going to re engineer it with a jam bolt through the side but I think I like that better.
Chop saw, welder, old head bolt from a Volvo. I made it happen.

Save yourself the trouble and buy one of these.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:26 AM   #515
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That wedge piece cinches tight with a bolt and eliminates any wobble in the receiver hitch.
Pure genius!

Nice rack...nancy boy!



Love ye olde Ninja as well.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:03 AM   #516
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Kiln formed glass from my home studio in Gympie, Australia.











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Old 03-28-2010, 09:03 AM   #517
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:38 AM   #518
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Some trebuchets. Pics are of two styles, a traditional hanging counterweight that throws a 1/2" machine nut 150 feet using 10 pounds of counterweight, and the large is an F2K, a floating arm style treb that throws a golf ball 333 feet with 29 pounds of CW. I'm modifying it to get less friction and more distance.

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Video of the F2K trebuchet. Sorry it's sideways, I can't seem to fix it.

http://good-times.webshots.com/video...64685427wgNVek
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:26 PM   #519
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Some trebuchets. Pics are of two styles, a traditional hanging counterweight that throws a 1/2" machine nut 150 feet using 10 pounds of counterweight, and the large is an F2K, a floating arm style treb that throws a golf ball 333 feet with 29 pounds of CW. I'm modifying it to get less friction and more distance.
Not mine....but have you thought about tossing slightly larger objects?

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Old 03-31-2010, 05:00 PM   #520
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[quote=woopwoop]Kiln formed glass from my home studio in Gympie, Australia.






WOW! Beautiful! Awesome work! Show me more!





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Old 03-31-2010, 05:46 PM   #521
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:24 PM   #522
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Kiln formed glass from my home studio in Gympie, Australia.




WOW! Beautiful! Awesome work! Show me more!







That is truly beautiful artwork!

I the colors and texture (as much as can be perceived from a photo) as well as the shapes are very pleasing to my eye.

Very nice.

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:38 AM   #523
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...have you thought about tossing slightly larger objects?
Of course! But the bigger you go the more money you spend!

Something like this would be nice! Be sure to watch the videos!

http://www.supertrebs.com/Merlin.html
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:42 AM   #524
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Is merlin just gravity or do they have springs adding in the downwards force of the carriage?
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Is merlin just gravity or do they have springs adding in the downwards force of the carriage?
Gravity only, and no counterweight. Just the weight of the carriage. There is a pulley system that pulls the carriage into the trigger, but it is released before launch.
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