EML Build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by We're Here, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    EML S1 Roadster sidecar arrived yesterday. Looking forward to building a new rig, to be mated to a GSA.
    More pictures will follow as build progresses.

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  2. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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  3. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    I don't care about the build...I like the garage! :beer:beer:beer
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  4. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    I'll take the rig AND the garage, please :)
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  5. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad World's Foremost Authority

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    What front end are you going to use? Do I see telescopic forks on the lift?
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  6. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

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    Can't wait to see this progress! How long did it take to get?:raabia
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  7. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Six long months
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  8. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    The top of the forks have been modified, no longer have crimped top fitting.
    Tomorrow's project is to install front forks and wheel. Pictures to follow.
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  9. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    Did you order the sidecar through Eurowing? I am waiting on a trail reducer for my Harley rig. I figured it would be six months even though they told me only a couple of months.
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  10. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Oh David ! It must be that name, I have this curiosity about how everything works also and am usually willing to spend to find out it's a good thing I don't have your budget, I wouldn't have the room :clap:clap
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  11. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Yes. They are a little optimistic on time, but I get the feeling that they are at the mercy of EMT/Wtec.
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  12. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    I have run out of room. swmbo drew the line at having her car out of the garage.
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  13. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Complete fork assembly with supporting bridge. Note the black protrusion at the top, that is the offset for the wider wheel.

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  14. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I talked to the Eurowing guy last fall and wish I had followed thru building around my old hot rod 1150 was no more expensive than this K11ezs total refurb will have been. :fpalm He acted as though he was completely at the mercy of Europe.
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  15. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Offset fitting DSC_0033.JPG
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  16. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Probably more sensible alternative to LL and way lighter !
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  17. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

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    Beautiful workmanship! I want one :( ......and I have no more room, I guess two will have to do. Boss monkey may have something to say about the $ since I have retired and she is still working.
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  18. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Very interesting.

    I assume the mount bolted to the lower fork bridge is for a steering stabilizer?

    What year GSA?
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  19. SidecarLeigh

    SidecarLeigh Adventurer

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    Looking forward to this build, it will be great. I was importing EML parts into Australia back in the early 90's, really good quality and the modified GSA will handle and run fantastic. I also think the S1 Roadster is one of the nicest looking sidecars, ever (IMO)

    Good luck with the build
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  20. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    DB this one is for you, noticed in one of the photos, an angle in the machining to align the pivot joint better as the lower triple clamp is moved forward to reduce trail.
    Later issue pivots have a smaller diameter shaft that goes into the wishbone. The pivot is cast into the triple clamp, so you have to use the older style pivot, which has a larger shaft diameter. Either you bore out the wishbone or turn down the shaft. EML turns down the shaft.
    The spherical spacer is reused, as the shape of the old style pivot does not match the machined surface on the wishbone.

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