Dl650 Hack

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by brstar, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Body? Body? Whose body are we talking about here?
    This could affect the angle one way or the other!
    But yes I hear about the speed in turns, it will be a touch different to any other experience so far for sure.
    I think if I keep butt in saddle that there is actually room to go full tilt towards the chair, just.
    whether there is room for that without overcrowding the monkey is yet to be seen.
    And being that committed to a corner on a leaner could most likely be a little foolish.
    Yeah I know i know.
    Hope the neck is coming good for you.
  2. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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  3. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Helped build this. (got to love a 3d jigsaw ya last saw a year ago in a different location.
    Down town Mt Barker.
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    Been playing on a building site in the wealthy areas. (Nedlands by the river)
    A nice change of scenery.
    Quarterly returns for gst compliance??? Meh!
    But i found myself quoting a job direct to the builder. Aaagh subcontracting again.
    Maybe it will pass soon.
    Oh sidecars.................. there is a nice injected Ural for sale at Rockingham (WA)......
    Not unless the building plans fall over completely.
    In which all bets are off and its time to clear all mortages.
    Probably play in the garage this weekend for a bit at least.
    Do they make "B" popcorn?
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  4. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Sub?
    A little qualification.
    Some hot dipped galv fascia beams were a little bowed from the heat.
    As I happened past it was stated....
    "Bruce will straighten them"
    Next thing I know the job was firmly handballed into my face.
    But 250 pfc fascia beams up to 11m long are a mite heavy to man handle alone.
    So it was hire a Hiab semi. and send them of to a local engineering shop with big presses.
    I most likely will get a days wages out of it.
    But Dayum it is expense. I:E close to 3k I think.
    It was a lifes like a box of chocolates day today.
    Got called to resolve some issues on a job today for the old Boss.
    With the odd casual day to come apparently...........Weird.

    Did a little.
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  5. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Well, we wont be smacking them (any time shortly) with a piece of dunnage to get them in line, will we? :lol3

    You may even have to hire a crane rather than sit them on the scissor/cherry picker... or shouldn't I ask?


    Cool. Any progress is still progress.


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  6. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    oooo but I like to smack them..............
    Eh I'm boilermaker.......... I hit things with a hammer.......... the bigger the better.
    Bought some 14mm bolts this arvo.
  7. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Did some mods to a set of earls forks I had laying around "CJ750" Be reverse swingarm with a very smooth ride I hope.
    Wont need to worry about an anti swaybar on the leaner.
    Lots of travel as well
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    A tripple duty Avon that is only a little ancient.
    Hard work getting it on by hand............ always a shock to my system.
    Tubeless rim but a tube type tyre so it got a tube to go with.
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  8. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Looks like the very last trip for me in the old island cab.
    Got asked to come in and drive it one more time..
    A couple of loads out of the old workshop to the auctioneers.
    On the 2nd trip I pulled up and walked.
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    70 Tonner and we were just over 33m radious to the back of the house.
    It was a long busy day for me but a good day.
    Old mate had a couple of his no english speaking countrymen who were more used to workshop conditions.
    I was the one who had mastered the juditial use of a large hammer as well as the podgy/drift.
    It was nice to be needed for the day.
    We make it fit is the motto.
    You have to hustle when the meter is ticking at better than $4 per min.
    A very nice spot though.
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  9. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    and the pub is on the next corner , that is opposite the old Nedlands Rugby club fields, Steves hotel is on the corner
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  10. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Messed about with the suspension unit I have modified.
    I sort of feel that the geometry of the wheel should be adjusted at the wheel.

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    Also the Magpies were discussing the pros and cons of keeping the velorex just for the body.
    No universal agreement it seems.

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    Meanwhile the wife fell out of bed before sparrows and took this.

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    Looks like I will be selling the complete Velorex sidecar.......
    Must run an ad.
    Suits a smaller bike unless the axle gets an upgrade.
    Yeah the 1st pic is a tease while the last is a bit classy for me.
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  11. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Some progress

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  12. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Where was I?
    72kg so far, the lumps behind the wheel are a little weighty.
    I weighed all the bits on the bathroom scales.
    Wheel and tyre 11.5 kg
    Bare frame 28 kg
    Brace 6 kg
    Suspension unit 18 kg
    Seat 8 kg
    and a couple bolts and axle.
    Frame is maybe 450mm to long most likely.
    I may hinge a front section up as the bed will be 2.1m (7ft)
    Handy for camping if I ever do any.
    Claude has raised some points (issues) about leaners as mine is set up to be currently.
    I might follow Cleatus after a trial period as it will be fairly easy to go back to a rigid outfit.
    Though I may really like it.
    The suspension unit unbolts easily but with air springs I may need an anti swaybar for highway use.
    Currently the wheel can be adjusted for lean, toe in, ride height and even a little sideways.
    There is a brace missing from the top of the suspension frame to basically lock the ride height in.
    May buy some heim joints to do that..... or not.... just thought of a cheaper option.
    Most of the rig so far was in the shed waiting for inspiration....... or unemployment.
    The house for those in the know.
    Paying a professionale to draft and deal with the council......lest someone gets hurt....
    I may yet be an owner builder.
  13. FR700

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    Sign of the times.
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  14. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Done some more but these pics are a couple of days old.
    Hmm the pipe in the middle with the bolt double nutted at the bottom and connected at the top is the stay to replace the sidestand which had no room to swing.........now thats an old term........ No centre stand either.

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    Put a piece in then after thinking about it for a while............ Put another so I can cut out the 1st piece.

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    Really??? Not sure this tilt thing will last. Would be a barrel of laughs with three people aboard and punting hard.
    Some teamwork required once pillion is in the others lap........... What a dance.
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    For sale........ see gumtree.

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    Gumtree again
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    And again.
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    But wait there is more.......





    Latter.
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  15. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Spent some time today making round bits. I have a machine but no real experience in its operation. Today I learned a bit about parting off. Had to make the bits twice.
    The wheel has 47mm od bearings. The ones I have are sealed ball bearings. As far as I could make out on the NSK website, they have a reasonable side load capacity (called axial load)
    Happy to be corrected on that.
    Turned down a pair of spacers 47mm X 8mm so the bearings would be flush with the outside of the wheel.
    They came out as interference fit. Nice I could use my interferer..... (Big hammer).
    I then made a sleeve spacer 20mm id so the axle could be tensioned without loading the bearings. Make sense?


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    Bearing that I put in the wheel a while back. But was not sure if it was in the correct way.
    I am reasonably sure it does not matter according to the website.
    but new territory for me.
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    Swarf maker... cool..... but it became thin wall tube and easy to destroy with the parting out tool..
    Second time lucky with a much slower hand.

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  16. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    Hey they look familiar
  17. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Sold the forks and the velorex.
    Went for a short spin around the block.
    Claudes words in mind about the bike may not want to straighten up after a turn.
    It seemed a little more awkward at walking speed but became smoother as speed increased past 20kph or so.
    Strange having a bike that is wide on the one side again.
    Air shocks on the chair meant it just floated beside me.
    Now to fit the floor and a rear box etc.
    Maybe some hand grabs as well.
    Hmm smugmug refused to upload??
    Will try later.
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  18. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Who said it would not work.



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  19. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    I Like.
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  20. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Battery was down a bit so charged it for a while before I rode it.
    Checked the date it was installed.
    4 years 2 monthes ago.


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    Headed of to get the new one at my favorite battery shop. and just around the corner I spotted a sidecar .
    No photos but I did get a quick g'day at the 1st lights.
    A rough road hack on a GSX 1400 in the process of being built complete with earles forks but no body yet.
    Came out of a side street. I wonder if he is a local.

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    Put a few extra cross supports for the ply floor. It made the frame a lot more torsionally ridged.
    Only very light tube and a pain to weld with the stick or even the MIG.

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    Up at close to max lean to slap some chassis black on.
    Was still messing with the suspension as well.
    Handy to just pick it up and prop it.

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    A bit more black and an ali sign for the seat back.. Handy.
    Random sign from the subdiivision I hope to build in.
    Got a proffessional drafty dealing with council now.
    I wonder how long they will drag it out.
    Should screw the floor down, refit the seat and start with the lights tomorrow.
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