So while the excavation of workshop extensions continue (using a shovel and wheelbarrow) to house as it turned out my mates home handyman equipment and left overs. He meanwhile is playing grey nomads and doing the great Australian lap with a 4WD and caravan. Today I was able to brush of the (literal) cobwebs and kick the spider off the sidecar (literally). Did a lot of measuring and sketchy sketching. Why did Suzuki offset the brake disks from the wheel center line? 24mm on the right side as against 21mm on the left. Why did I even consider such a crazy idea? There where quite a few more questions as well. Sticking point at the moment is the triumph axle mounting lugs only have 152mm between them as against the Suzuki ones being 170mm apart. The crux of the problem is the speedo drive. It stick out 20mm past the brake disk. It sticks out 20mm past the disk on the left side. It therefore would push the wheel 8mm offset to the right. Any clues as to how this would affect steering???????? Me tinks not that much though it could induce giant chuckawobbles. Discard the speedo? Fit the speedo to the sidecar wheel? Even though its a Strom wheel it does not seem setup for this type of speedo. Maybe an ABS wheel? The last solution is to grind stuff away. Not so sure about reducing the axle mounting lugs at all. To swap the chair wheel with the bike would involve swapping the wheel bearings over as well. Which would most likely mean two news sets of wheel bearings. I changed the chair bearings so they fit a 20mm axle instead of the 17mm of the Suzuki. Oh on another note I ordered from Bangood in China a set of drill bits. More specifically I wanted a 17mm bit to drill bushes and spacers etc for the 17mm axle. Local price $48.50, Bangood $13.83 delivered Trying to plan ahead and be clever I decided to order a set. 1 @14mm 1 @ 15mm 1 @ 16mm 1 @ 17mm 1 @ 18mm What I got was this Yep 2 16's and no 17. They at least respond to emails. Their last communication was an offer to refund the $13.83. Nice yes but I'm hoping to get past the Chinglish to the point they send an actual 17mm bit ( that's a Morse taper bit). A refund is fine just means I have to order again while waiting another 2 weeks or so. Will see how it goes The new axle. We only had coarse thread dies 16 x 2mm ( both of us) so there you go with maybe a Nylock to keep it on plus a split pin to be sure to be sure. So much for the free space.