Champion Escort on an R1150RT build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Ridn3, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Ridn3

    Ridn3 Lopsidd

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    Yes you did and yes it has. I think that most people under estimated the thickness of the angle that we used. It is approx 1/4" thick. Next time that you are at a farm supply or Lowes, try lifting a 3 ft section.

    btw, you were not the only one who responded negatively. There were plenty, both on and off list.
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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Ok you guys oddly enough an old timer out here in the midwest uses allot of angle in places and 1/4" angle isn't going to twist easily. But allot of mounting durability depends on how one proceeds flying the chair allot and dropping it suddenly and powering thru lefts tests mounting rigidity.
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  3. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    UPDATE
    As many know ridn3 had unfortunate mishap with this rig a couple of years ago. Totaled the bike, bent bike frame, bent sub frame ....... the angle iron was unscathed. Before we cut this to length ridn3 and myself propped it on two 4x4 pieces and stood in middle (we weigh 250lbs each - 500lbs) it did not bounce. It was connected to sidecar frame with two grade eight 3/4" bolts to the original strut locations. We were able to relocate upper struts to a better triangulated position. For practical explanation the sidecar frame had a sub frame. :D That's my story and I'm sticking with it!
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