VN1700 and an old HRD Attempt

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by IsAnOzzie, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. IsAnOzzie

    IsAnOzzie Been here awhile

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    Well I knew it would be close, but it aint gunna work.

    finished fabrication of the mounts, everything is as close as I can get it but she is just to fat.
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    So I guess I will be selling this double HRD after Xmas. bought really nice led lights for it too. :(
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  2. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Bummer. Two lots of mounts made and a no-go. I feel your pain.

    Have you thought about just making your own body and just sectioning that frame you have ( although a complete new frame isn't that much more work and you get to choose where the attachment points go ). ?



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  3. IsAnOzzie

    IsAnOzzie Been here awhile

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    Yes, I probably will make my own chassis/body.

    But I will want to sell this one once xmas/new year is out of the way
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  4. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Sorry to see such a good project get stopped by a silly rule.
    Choices?
    A bit of cut and pasting with the fiberglass body?
    Apply to the authorities for an exemption to the rule? That sort of thing has been done before in different circumstances or at least in WA with an overlength truck that I know of.
    Maybe we need to petition the various Australian states to change the width rule to say 2.1M.
    Hope something comes up for you.
    Cheers Bruce.
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  5. IsAnOzzie

    IsAnOzzie Been here awhile

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    Thanks Bruce, I think before 1988 it was 2.1M

    A phone call to the maritime whatever could not hurt.
    But being an ADR I don't think a lot can be done.:deal

    Funny thing, you can tow a trailer behind a bike, like a camperoo etc, over 1850mm me thinks.
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