My motohack always needs something

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by High Octane, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    The Zook gets some new parts too! Finally got my lathe out of storage. Turned a new axel for the sidecar retro fit to the new wheel. Got rid of the wimpy 15mm and went to 20 mm to match the wheel bearings. I made the axel to bolt in the swing arm so it's replaceable with out welding, planning for a car wheel conversion in the distant future.

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    The Kwack sidecar frame is back from the body shop also. The paint jobs sucks but at least it's hidden below the body. For $297 you'd think he could have at least masked off the disk brake!

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    So with a little luck, and on time ups delivery, I might just have at least one rig on the road soon.
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  2. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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  3. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Painting the braking surface of the disc. I'd have to ask him "Are you ignorant or just lazy ?" Pick one.
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  4. High Octane

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    Yeah. I want to keep the same quality work that Jay built this rig to, so I didn't just give it a rattle can job. But I should have found a better body shop. But 15 minutes with a can of disk brake cleaner and some scotch bright in my lathe and the disk is back to its old self.
    Getting the air out of the new proportiong valve and sc brake line wasn't fun. Finally took it off the rig and used the step ladder technique, sc brake on the top and the master cylinder on the bottom.
    New rear brake line and master cylinder kit as well. Looked like Jay had dot 5 in the rig, I flushed it all and replaced with dot 5 again. I ended up with brake fluid all over. Glad it was dot 5, at least it doesn't eat paint, not sure if it works as well though.
    Put fuel back in the tank, no leaks in the new hose!, yet...
    A bit more work but I hope to be back on the road today, or tomorrow.
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  5. High Octane

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    SWMBO has been gone for a few days, back late tonight. I'm gonna have to spend some time cleaning up. I think I have brake fluid in the kitchen.
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    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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  7. High Octane

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    Just put this on my grave stone:

    "6ft down lies The Zook, The Kwack, and the fella that put them there. Dig them up if you've got a place to hide them."
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  8. High Octane

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    SWMBO is home, I got the brake fluid all cleaned up and I'm still above ground.
    Got the Kwak on the road again! Did a short ride just before sundown last night. I think I'll add in more caster until I get the tracking figured out, then maybe I'll come back to 7 degrees to liven it back up some. I need to finish the fuel line plumbing, wire in a switch and relay, make the final tank mounts, and bolt the body back on. But the end is in sight.

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  9. High Octane

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    Ahh, now this looks better.
    As long as I was there I decided to grease the swing arm tapered wheel bearings. I've never seen burned up races like this before. They had grease, the bearings didn't look bad, and I doubt the sidecar has more than a couple thousand miles on it. And the swing arm doesn't get the movement like a wheel hub does. More to the story than meets the eye I suspect. But now they are new.
    I'll keep an eye on the bolted in axel, if it begins to turn or looses I'll have to weld it in. Right now I just have a 1" nut holding it together, so I can easily remove it and go to a car wheel some day. For now I'll watch it close.

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  10. High Octane

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    IMG_0468.JPG IMG_0469.JPG Anyone know what kind of connector this is? I'd like to add a couple of pins for my SC fuel pump but I bought the wrong pins once already.
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    Molex?


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  12. High Octane

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    I was thinking molex too. Just wanted to get an option here before I order pins and an insertion tool. I haven't found any molex pins at the local auto parts stores, so it's off to Amazon.
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  16. High Octane

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    Momentary loss of focus I guess. I don't want to add pins to the current connector or replace it. I actually want to have a second plug with just the fuel pump wiring. I want to be able to remove the tub without disconnecting the auxiliary tank. The tub sets very close to the bike and it's easier to pull the tub to make toe adjustments than to wiggle around it. I purposely didn't put the fuel pump in the trunk for this reason. So I bought a two pin plug at the local farm store. Should work fine.
    i just rigged up a temporary tank mount so I could get it on the road. Next week I'll make a nicer mount and get a skid plate made. Right now the first road kill I straddle will likely rip off the plumbing.
    Here's how it looks now.

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  17. High Octane

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    Now that I have the first real test run after the new mounts, time for a little toe work. Why didn't I just cut this damn thing off and make it adjustable at the sc wheel!

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  18. kshansen

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    Not fully understanding where those taper roller outer races were located. Is it possible that they were installed and then some welding was preformed after? Looks like the discoloration is worst in just a small area but in general they just look straw colored from heat.

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    I'm thinking this is where those bearings shown were located. Like I said is it possible they were already installed in that tube when those gussets were welded?
  19. High Octane

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    They were on my other rig, the Su-Zook-y. This one:
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    This is a pic of my new axel, the tapered bearings and races are on the stub axel under the bearing cap on the right.
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    The pic of the races doesn't show it well, but they are blue. I agree I think there was some welding going on after they were installed.
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  20. FR700

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