Guzzi Rig construction underway.......... at last.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by toastmuncher, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. chris a

    chris a Been here awhile

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    Congrats on passing the MOT...really nice build.
    Give us some feedback on how the Hedingham handles ...one of the prettiest of "recent " sidecars to my eye.
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  2. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    My Little lad likes us to name stuff, so far weve thought 'Orca', as its the same colour as an................Orca.

    Any Suggestions before we christen it? :ear
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  3. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    So thats on the bike orcar? :lol3
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  4. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    Very Good. :lol3

    Just spoke with Hagon shocks and ordered a pair of these shiny, easy clean, stainless shocks, amazed at how much info they wanted, my weight, my wifes, my sons, how much luggage well carry, trailer nose weight, sidecar weight. Amazingly, the outfit will be dragging over 650 kgs loaded. :eek1 Never thought of totting that up.
    Anyway, the extra calcs involved means an extra charge, but, only £20?? I think thats fine. £260 all in, will update when Ive tried it out.

    This also means I can put the 340mm Bitubos in my harley dyna, the short shocks are fucking useless, which may save the road surface on my local twisties a little. :wink:

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  5. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    you got to be kidding...
    They charged you for doing the calc so they can sell you the correct shocks for yer requirement...:huh
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  6. pops

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    Looks great .The paint job on the sidecar works well with the bike
    Thank you for sharing your build .:clap:clap

    Cheers Ian
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  7. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    I have just had the bike jacked up in the workshop and fitted the stainless Hagons.
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    They are a fair bit stiffer, on the softest setting they are similar to the bitubos on the hardest setting. The damping is far better, its not bouncing up against the stops like the old ones were. May give her a run out tomorrow and see how she goes.
    Planning to move the front swingarm back, the steering is a bit too light, almost leaves you overcompensating for little things and getting out of shape.
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  8. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    Showing her new look rear, She always going to be a bit odd looking but I prefer this................

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  9. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    Just knocked up a wee bracket in stainless....................................
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    To house the marine power socket for phone and gps charging. Putting one in the chair too.

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    The plan was to update this thread with every wee jobbie, not 'attention seeking' but do I leave it and let it die or continue with the build thread. Excuse my ignorance but never taken a build as far as the wee fiddly finishing bits so do I stop...................... or continue as I do stuff? :ear
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  10. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Keep updating is my vote. It's cool to see how people add their personal touches for either practical or aesthetic reasons.



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  11. monkeydad

    monkeydad Been here awhile

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    Keep going, very enjoyable read.
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  12. XL-erate

    XL-erate Been here awhile

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    Agreed!

    I'm a very experienced custom fabricator in many different areas, cars, trucks, cycles, industry, industrial machines, welder, industrial electrician, etc. etc. My resume is like 4 pages in brief form. Not saying that for ego trips, just stating facts of how life turned out.

    Regardless of having a huge amount of experience I just can't count the times I've looked at someone else's designs, solutions etc. and said "WOW! Why didn't I think of that???" This includes the simplest little things and so many times the other person's creations are so much easier, simpler, more practical, just plain better than mine!

    Really humbling at times, like most times.... I hope and pray that I NEVER stop learning from other's experiences and inventions! Matter of fact, that's why I'm here at this forum, to observe and learn. Some very good teachers here, thanks!
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  13. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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    It's all in the detail and the detail matters. There's always something to learn, so please keep it coming.
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  14. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    +1 :clap
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  15. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Bring it on.
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  16. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Oh, yeah, let's see the wee jobbies! That way we can keep making pointless comments. Like on those marine cigarette plugs, you need to dress up the threaded underside with a stainless sleeve. Can't source it? Use some PVC pipe and paint it silver! :D
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  17. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    :D

    See? That's what we're talking about! Pvc pipe, perfect! Thanks Drone. :D
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  18. Gentleman Adventurer

    Gentleman Adventurer Adventurer

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    Nice work!!
    Keep the details coming.
    I'm starting down the road to my own build so inspiration is always good.

    Thanks for sharing!:clap
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  19. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    :lol3 Yeah.......... I think Ill leave it as it is. I may move it up to between the clocks, that way, if we ever meet YOU CAN SEE THE VISIBLE THREADS UP CLOSE!!!! :lol3
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