My motohack always needs something

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

  1. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    They allow for two more bar positions (three total including the original) depending on which set of bolt holes I use. They will move the bars up 2", keeping the same width, or up two inches and back another 1~1.5" but narrows the bars about 1" and changes the wrist angle too. This is about all the flexibility I could get without interference with the fairing at full lock, unless I change the handle bars too. Now to wait patiently for bolts.....
    Bobmws likes this.
  2. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Thanks. I'll look into them. They look to fit almost every moto machine made, but they don't say nuttin bout sidecars!

    Lumitek 2x 185w 9 Inch Headlamp Lamp Black Round 5W CREE LEDS Spot Beam Work Light Off Road Light Bar Fog Light Driving Light Roof Bar Bumper for SUV Boat 4x4 Jeep
  3. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,303
    Location:
    Chambers Bay, WA
    I'll see your 9-inchers and raise you 1-inch.

    10 Inch 4wd Led Off Road Headlight
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FLUEU90/
    [​IMG]
    FLYING EYEBALL likes this.
  4. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,877
    Location:
    north of seattle
    I think inexpensive led light ratings are a little optimistic. :lol3
    davebig and FR700 like this.
  5. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
  6. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Scratch the waiting patiently.
    I got a shipping conformation from McMaster Car. Seems some idiot didn't uncheck the next day air shipping box, the bolts will be here today..., at a cost of $29.69. I hate that They don't give you the shipping cost until they ship. :devildog
  7. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Oddometer:
    7,739
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Should I say something about Woody having a longer attention span ? :hide
  8. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    I was trying to sneak the order in before SWMBO caught me.
    Bobmws likes this.
  9. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Finally got all the auxiliary tank parts back from the powder coater, 3 weeks late!
    I was asked to post a few pics of how I did the brake proportioning valve, and tank plumbing. So here are a few pics:

    IMG_0961.JPG
    I drilled the tank and installed a bulkhead fitting and ran a steel braided fuel line, thru a valve and to the fuel pump.
    I used a double banjo bolt to run a brake line off the rear master cylinder to the porpotioning valve and then to the sidecar wheel.

    IMG_0962.JPG

    A pic of the fuel line plumbing. I put another valve below the tank, so I can isolate the pump and filter to make it easy to change the fuel filter.
    Pic also shows the skid plate to protect the plumbing.
    IMG_0965.JPG
    Bobmws likes this.
  10. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Here a few pics of the final arrangement.
    IMG_0966.JPG

    IMG_0971.JPG





    IMG_0972.JPG

    I don't know if the bumper will keep me for being Pintoed, but at least I got a rear rack out of the work too!


    .
  11. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,303
    Location:
    Chambers Bay, WA
    I'm sorry if I missed it, but which proportioning valve did you buy?
  12. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    This one:

    IMG_0484.PNG
  13. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    SWMBO left for a week.
    IMG_0990.JPG
    There is trouble brewing.
    Bobmws and RockyMtnRoadRash like this.
  14. kshansen

    kshansen kshansen

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Oddometer:
    468
    Location:
    Central NY
    Hope that comes with an instruction manual or at least a drawing on a napkin!
  15. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Oddometer:
    7,739
    Location:
    Minnesota
    It looks like he's got the metal nicely prepped and he owns a square !

    I've met his wife she's a saint :-)
    FR700 likes this.
  16. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Parts for a tube bender. The gift that keeps on giving.
    Complete set of plans by Frank Takacs at gottrikes.com
    I'm not smart enough to think all this up myself!
    Bobmws and FR700 like this.
  17. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    13,652
    Location:
    Your imagination.
  18. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,216
    Location:
    South Dakota
    As if it doesn’t burn enough gas already!
    I bought this trailer way long last spring. Finally got time to hook it up and go for a ride. Seams to track fine. I think I’ll add a brace to the hitch to add some lateral stability. Then I’ll be goood for the next eclipse camping trip!

    FCE872BC-C43B-45F2-B1DA-19C983E6C81A.jpeg
  19. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,492
    Location:
    Same trailer, different park, FL
    Didn't make much difference in gas mileage:
    Trailer 004.jpg
    For sale soon, stay tuned.......
    High Octane, davebig and FR700 like this.