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

  1. twintwin

    twintwin Been here awhile

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    Hi Dave, we all miss you at the rally :-( I will fly to NL after tomorrow and will definitively visit them as I already did with EZS. I did not know that they were still in business, and their website still shows their old style chair. This thread prove that EML is still alive and hopefully well for a long time.
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  2. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    twin twin, NL, worth the visit for sure. Hopefully they can improve on communication to the outside world.
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  3. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    The trail reducer for my Harley came in from EML the other day. About 4 months since I ordered it, the parts look great and I will install it this weekend. I've had a Lak sidecar frame from the Netherlands for a couple of years, I'm pretty happy with the Dutch sidecar expertise. It does take a little patience waiting for things to arrive.
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  4. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    EML's springs compared to stock BMW springs; Front much stiffer with little preload and a shorter stroke with their included bump stop. Rear, less stiff with more preload. I'm a long way from test ride, but I am interested to see how EML's springs work out, especially the softer rear spring.
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  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I'll hazard a guess, EML wants the front to move less and the back more and with some damping in back to slow the sudden weight shift shift when the back end unloads with abrupt throttle closing, raising shifting weight and losing traction. I like sliding but I'd bet it can get squirreled up pretty fast.:-)
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  6. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    DB, I was thinking along the same lines. Test ride in the future.
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  7. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    While waiting for parts, started working on the wiring.
    EML supplied old school relays. Upgrading to a modern CAN-Bus system is much simpler.

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  8. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    That HEX ezCAN is a welcome new product, isn't it?

    I say "new" because I'm still calling my 2008 GSA my "new" bike. :D
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  9. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Murphy stopped by yesterday.
    Installed new swing arm only to find that the finish dish washers are in the way of subframe fittings that attach to the special swing arm locating pins.
    Disassembly did not go as planned.

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  10. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Life was simpler then ! :-)

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    We're Here is a Ducati aficionado in a paste life @
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  11. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    Dave, no pics.
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  12. redfishguide

    redfishguide Old Dirt Biker

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    None here either :2cry

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  13. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    The only reason I can think of is that the new system is simpler and lighter. Though not simple in execution. Machining top of forks to accept the offset caps, internal springs added, and new spring for shock.
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  14. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    DB, One like this F3 was my ride at Daytona and other venues in the 60s.

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  15. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    The tanks and engine castings on Ducati singles and round case bevelheads are as close to real art as motorcycling ever got ! Highly impractical but lovely none the less :clap:clap
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  16. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    if we are getting into old Ducati... here is the only one I had: 450SCR....did not like it ! Sorry!! Kick start on the left, no real torque (compared to a BSA B50 or even XT/SR500) had to rev to go anywhere fast! But it was gorgeous!!
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  17. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Replacement bearing arrived, swing arm installed, spacer, and car pusher tire installed. 175x60x15 Continental.

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  18. High Octane

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    Needs mud
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  19. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Test fitting of sidecar frame.

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  20. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Is that a, um, err... serious amount of wheel lead?

    Rest looks spectacular, as is usual for your efforts.


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