In the beginning! - Woody made the Wheels

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Pilbara, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    Hello marchyman, not really thought about it, so it probably will remain exposed. Well see what happens...I can't see any problem with it being xposed and possibly better to keep an eye on the cush drive.

    Cheers
    Pilbara
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I think Pilbara's treatise on design is spot on.
    Some day the motorcycle design and even the seating position will be changed, it's a throw back to riding horses after all.
    Maybe when some suspension patents run out things will change?

    On another note: if I had a pair of wheels like those I'd take them to bed with me!
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  3. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Looking at it, and in my humble opinion, I THINK THE FRAME WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH:deal :clap :1drink
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  5. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I would suspect the rider will be the weak point in this design
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  6. Mago

    Mago Growing Wiser..

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    Is this the same bike you designed back in 2005?
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  7. cashelvale

    cashelvale Been here awhile

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    From now on you will be known to me as Bert Munro..........will there be a large bus parked in your front drive ???????
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  8. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    ...amazing the power of the internet universe eh, thanks for the negative vibrations, the fibula has turned out to be a weak point and has now slowed progress on the project somewhat.:puke1

    Still the anniversary model can now get a bit more attention to cosmetic detail. The pressure was on to have it ready for the Australasian Safari in September. Looks like I have as quoted become the weak point in that plan too.

    The bike got wheeled around the other day (moving sheds) and the front suspension feels fantastic. Cant wait to try it for real.

    Cheers
    Pilbara
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  9. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Sorry for the bad vibes - I meant, of course, to compliment the apparent strength of the frame :D Hope you heal fast.
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  10. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Harden the f*^k up and stop crying about broken bones. :lol3

    Are you going to be able to replicate this frame after you've finished I'm sure Paul Rooney would be very interested in your design.
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  11. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    :lurk Love build threads!
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  12. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    pilbara ,,,don't tell me you broke your tibia test riding that contraption in your garage???'

    heal thy self and let's get on with it,,,i'm rooting for ya,,,i found that getting on with it ,,walking around with my brace on actually hastened the healing process,,and if ya need crutches and things like that i can send ya some nice titanium ones :wink:,,, here's the other stuff i build...

    go to the about section for some fun stories about some other stuff i did for the great '1st transcontinental solar powered car race'',, darwin to adelaide ,,,in '87 to celebrate your 200th anniversary,,to participate in the season finale F-1 Grand Prix through the streets of Adelaide,,, to celebrate Wayne Gardeners 500cc World championship with 26.000 cheering him on as he arrived in sydney,,,yeah i love your country
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    http://www.superlite.org/hnarticle.pdf

    break out that green tinny and have a fun read kindred spirit
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    woody
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  13. Brink

    Brink Been here awhile

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    Subscribed <subscribed>:D</subscribed>
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  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  15. IceCreamSoldier

    IceCreamSoldier suffering somewhere

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    this is to scale, yah??? very interesting thread. I'm subscribed, and I don't even understand most of what's written here. Just being honest. I see a guy building a dream. that's worth checkin' out. carry on.
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  16. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    hey pilbara!!!

    how ya doing????healed yet????

    here's another great quote to support your project..i think it was einstein who came up with it...i however ascribe to it...funny i thought of you when i wrote it down....

    ''if you are not prepared to be wrong,,,you will never be capable of being creative'':clap
    w
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  17. rattis

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    Best bronze joints in along time .
    I like the drawings but it would be nice to "see" the vision in your head
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  18. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Simply incredible!!!
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  19. Killa Meter

    Killa Meter Been here awhile

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    Alright Pilly enough of this running around the desert on ya 450 bmw and get back in the shed ,I'm dyin to see how you connect the steering to all of this !
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  20. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    The weather in the Pilbara is just fantastic at the moment, lots of rain, drive is incredible and there is a lot of water holes to cool off in. The G450 with the 30L tank has just been awesome...and distracting.

    The project is moving again, last year has not been good for me, work stress, broke a leg, Dad died, got depressed, but it is all coming back together now and so is the KB2 project.
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    ...and no it does not have that much suspension travel, would be nice, but no, it is just hanging off the shed to see how the balance is going.

    Been getting lots of stuff for it. Got a Motec ECU to replace original and have the ability to do own tuning. Got a high energy coil and a Motogadget relay and control module. A motogadget dash and a couple of other neat bits from them. Highway Dirtbikes are doing the switches on the bars, handguards and indicators. It will all be minimalistic and functional. The lighting is going to be by Rigid Industries and is just awesome:eek1 Just got to get on with it....oh and some Wossner pistons.

    Cheers
    Pilbara