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Old 10-25-2011, 06:13 PM   #91
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Bruce, sorry to hear about your wrist, hope it heals okay. They can be buggers to heal correctly.

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Old 10-25-2011, 08:15 PM   #92
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Bruce, sorry to hear about your wrist, hope it heals okay. They can be buggers to heal correctly.

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Should have the Op today and hopefully they can make good my stuff up.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:49 AM   #93
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Are you right or left handed Bruce.

You might have to get the wife to give you a hand

I hope the op goes ok for you .

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Old 10-27-2011, 02:16 AM   #94
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Are you right or left handed Bruce.

You might have to get the wife to give you a hand

I hope the op goes ok for you .

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Hi Ian the surgeon seemed pretty pleased with his work though it took him 2hrs to do. They even did the carpel tunnel in case of nerve swelling. But pinned all the bits in place without having to replace bone or glue in the gaps.
The deal is to keep swelling down so things can heal quick without complications. So when I work on the bike I have to keep the hand high
I am right handed and broke the left.
Certainly am reminded of what fantastic people nurses are can't say enough for them really, God bless em all.
The wife she is very handy and on holiday for another week .
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:02 AM   #95
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Put the chair back on again on the weekend, the wrist is working ok for now (Still an op to come to remove some titanium) The shoulder is still busted (AC joint completely torn apart). But I seem to handle the rig ok for now.
Will see about long trips and how far I ride in a day.
The set up is better than last time though trail mods still need to happen.
Bully who is your mate down at the pits? PM me if you could please.
The Fournales airshock seems a winner on the rear.
It is longer than the standard shock so jacked the rear up a bit requireing mods to the mounts.
I notice if you modify one thing there seems to be 6 other mods required to make it work again plus setting the whole thing up again. At least I seem better at that as well.
Also picked up a pair of Fournales to fit to a CJ 750 leading link front end.
And a couple of BMW I think X650 airshocks (HUGE) that may go on the chair or a new to be built chair.
Not sure when those will happen though.
I want to get the registration brought up to date with the chair being fitted 1st.
Things to do next. Rear tyre, (the current Pirelli is real soft so won't last) Heidenou's??
Chain and sproket set from Chaingang. 15/60 or 17/65. The take of is probably a bit hard on the clutch as 1st is a bit high geared.
Change the bike indiators to minimal LED's ( I have already) and delete the ones on the chair side of the bike.
Fit the dinky brooklands screen.
The list goes on.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #96
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I notice if you modify one thing there seems to be 6 other mods required to make it work again plus setting the whole thing up again. QUOTE)

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Your sidecar setup is Looking good Bruce.
Great to hear you are back on the bike

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #97
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Good to see you back on 3 wheels Bruce.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:44 PM   #98
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Things to do next. Rear tyre, (the current Pirelli is real soft so won't last) Heidenou's??

Fit a car tyre Bruce, 205/50-17. Slips straight onto the Stroms rim.
I've been running one for over a year and the wear is almost non existant.

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:36 AM   #99
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Thanks Pops and Dave for the well wishing. Always wanted a wishing well.
Do the Wee's run the same rim as the big stroms?
I fancy the idea of a smaller section tyre though it will have to wait till I get time to go over the pits to get the govmint stamp of approval.
Should not ask them to swallow to much variation from standard.
There is a 185/17 on eBay for US $210 plus $80 freight. A bit pricey.
Its a bit of a beast to drive (not ride) now, left handers are harder than right by quite a bit...... and thats if I can make myself commit to throttle and no brake.
Seems to track straight though.
Must put the chair brake on this weekend I think. May set it up with a left foot brake pedal.
Be able to brake steer then.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:29 AM   #100
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Do the Wee's run the same rim as the big stroms?
Looking at the specs on Suzuki's website, they both have a 150/70-17 tire.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #101
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Ok we have here a brake pedal made from various bits of scrap metal laying around the shed. Hopefully it will work including the cam park brake mechanism seen bottom right. (the whole thing is upside down) This should work with the brake kit I got from sidecar Leo in China.
Donny662 Thanks for the info. Michigan huh if I ever get back to the states I may go by yours ;-)

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:16 AM   #102
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Fitted now if it works would be nice and if it satisfies the powers that be even better.
Ran out of black paint in the rattle can but next trip to Bunnings will fix that.
Are the inside indicators on the bike a problem? I have some nifty led ones to fit front and rear including a special led flasher unit. was going to leave the inside ones disconnected.
Might go for a test drive now.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #103
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So the brake pedal worked ok for the Mk1 version. A rebuild is in order though.

When I come into left hand corners the brake on the chair makes it easy to turn in.

Riding to work last week reminded me of the fact I need some form of trail reduction.

Canning highway has long stretches of camber towards the road centre. Making the rig pull right.

Today I tried to change this by stopping to pump some more air into the fournales rear bike shock.

( To tilt the bike towards the chair a bit.)

I had forgotten the finer points of the high pressure air pump. (screw the connection onto the valve and then wind in the valve release.

Result?

Air released from the shock resulting in collapsed suspension.

Took the rig home and pumped the shock up. ( good thing I was close to home).

Also changed rear tail light and indicators to LED. Shame the bits weren't plug and play. Soldering iron was a handy item.

Look more the part now with the indicators blending in more.

Note the lean to the right before I made good with the suspension pump. (hundreds of psi type high pressure)

Pretty happy with the setup now. Hopefully can get time off to go do the paperwork at the licence station soon.




oops she is leaning ready to pull hard right.




Front indicators changed to miniscule LED's




Rear brake tail light assembly changed to LED including indicators in the tail light assembly. Neat I thought.



Now Dave tells me this will fit, but I will have to see as the sucker looks huge..
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:01 PM   #104
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It'll fit mate, the hardest bit for me was getting off the old tyre!

Just watch your chain tension. When it gets real slack it will slightly rub on the edge of the tyre. No big drama, just FYI.

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:20 AM   #105
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It'll fit mate, the hardest bit for me was getting off the old tyre!

Just watch your chain tension. When it gets real slack it will slightly rub on the edge of the tyre. No big drama, just FYI.

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Should keep the chain clean then. And polish one side.
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