The Gus bus

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by FR700, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    He's a fair lump of a dog, so we'll get him in for a 'fitting' prior to starting the hot glue gun.

    Leprechauns are currently engaged in R&D'ing the sub frame.


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  2. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Hey Luke, was it you that slapped a motorcycle tyre on a Ford 17" spacer saver wheel? If it was, got any pics or links? If not please accept my humble apologies and I will get back in my box (or sidecar):D.

    Cheers

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  3. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    BA Falcon, 17" x 4" rim with a 150 tyre. I've got the odd 1 or 2 more pic's if you need them.



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  4. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Thanks Luke. Did you have any problems with fitting them?
  5. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    The tyre to the rim or the rim to the sidecar?
  6. FR700

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  7. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Oops sorry, tyre to rim. I may have to change the offset but that's no problem I was just wondering if the tyre to rim is an issue.
  8. FR700

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    Tyre wasn't a problem (I've used that combination several times).

    Offset is pretty much neutral so backspacing shouldn't present any dramas for you. Plus, it puts the load directly over the wheel bearings.
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  9. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Thanks Luke. Looks like I will go that way with the KLR build. Same tyre all round.
  10. FR700

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    Cut‐n‐shut the stock headers.

    O2 sensor will get slapped into the collector. Leprechauns still need to shorten the mid pipe (fore and aft) and fab' a muffler.


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  12. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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  13. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Not that I'm aware of, Bob.

    Although, I can add that that street (the main street and right in the CBD) of Melbourne was riddled with bike shops right up until the mid/late 70's. Walk around the bikes parked on the footpath kinda thing.

    Alex ( @THEAPE ) should have some good stories from that era, for you.




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  14. High Octane

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    Line shafts and motorbikes. Pretty cool pic.
  15. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Lived in Mudbourne late 70's (East Hawthorn)
    Enjoyed the odd Sat morning browse at the Elizabeth st bike shops.
    Was working at the Geelong oil refinery (welding ali) when the Westgate bridge opened.
    Saved me a full 5 minutes travel time over the West Footscray route.
    There was a fairly loose nut behind the bars back then.
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  16. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts A Bloke and his Akita- Flynn

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    Ha ha,

    Brought back some memories...
    Started school @ Coburg West Primary... finished school @ McKinnon High.
    One girlfriend @ Rosebud... another @ Corio... Midnight Oil playing the local pubs, before cracking it big time...
    Married the girl from Corio... Her Birthday today too...
    Hmmmm, stretched out on the ol' Katana... Head on left hand, elbow on tank, feet on pillion foot pegs... Ooops, slipped over the amphometer, in the dip at Lara, looked down at speedo.... 180 Klms +.... Crank right hand...

    Worked for Aquatic Pools, Hawthorn in the eighties...
    Still remember the day the Westgate section collapsed...
    Poor Souls. Then years later the brick, that fell into oncoming lanes and decapitated the driver going the other way... Nasty Business, that...

    Yes, Melbourne, the city of four seasons weather... all in one day.... Horizontal sleet and rain... Nah, don't miss that shit...
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  17. FR700

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    Let's not be too hasty, hey.



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    Zoef zoef Been here awhile

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    Brought some menories back for me too. Lived in Corio 1978-80, my father worked at the Geelong refinery. Went to the Geelong Church of England Grammar School. Quite different than I was used to in Holland
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  19. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    They modified 3 or 4 aluminium tanks at the shell refinery.
    Not sure how tall they were, 8-9 storeys? Memory is a little vague on that.
    But they used a semi based tower crane to drop an ali pipe dow the centre of each tank.
    My job was to weld 3 braces in the middle to stiffen the pipe.
    I got the job because I had spent 6 months working for Burnley Eng fabing Ali road tankers.
    Even welded 1 up myself.
    The step up to welding at the refinery was a big one though, I wonder how the welds held?
    Should have stayed at Burnley Eng though it was a good outfit.
    There were 2 old blokes there that had done their apprenticeships there and were due to retire soon.
    The thought scared me for some reason so I left. Funny the things we (I) do.
    Oh and that was Westgate bridge MK2, I was i school when MK1 fell down though memories are there.
    For those who like to know what happens when things are rushed/screwed up.
    http://www.westgatebridge.org/
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