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LBS-Sidecars USA | How to Make a Builder Jealous, Special Leading Link Kit, Wilbers Type 642-TS

Discussion in 'Hack Vendors' started by LBS-USA, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    Well, the fitment work is done (thank you Ad Donkers and Mike Paull). New Speed Ring Adapter and Speed Ring are installed - and the Speed Sensor is in it's optimal position.

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    All that's left is to: install the Front Fender - but first, I need to remove everything and reassemble with proper torque's and Blue LocTite(where applicable). A shakedown ride will be in order to fine tune the suspension and then it's on to the Final Drive for spline lubing and gear oil.
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  2. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Wow! After all that measuring and fabricating everything went together perfectly as planned. This does not resemble one of my projects at all.

    Also noticed the little yellow Clearwater mounted there at the bottom of the downtube. I expect its twin is on the other downtube. That's a nice touch.
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  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    Don't know if it's a DNA thing but most of the Engineers I know are as OCD and anal as I am. I do like having lots of light and the yellow lenses are really visible so I keep the Clearwater's at just 20% - until I turn on the "high" beam.
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  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    And the finale...

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  5. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer Supporter

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    Excellent work and you are braver than I am with that single side car support. What brand and size front tire is that ? Also, since just a piece of it is in the last pic at the 3-4 o’clock position, what is the yellow vehicle ?
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  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    @rg sw wa. The "single side car support" is an automotive transmission stand that I cut down and re-welded to do just what it is doing now - support the sidecar when the bike-lift-table is all the way up - it's rated at 1500lbs. I have another stand (red) that I use in between floor and 20 inches. Notice that I also still have my hoist connected (not under load) as a backup.

    The front tire is a Anakee Adventure 170/60R17 - I like it on the front. All three corners are BMW 4.5inx17 OEM rims. Sidecar and pusher are swappable.

    The "yellow" vehicle is my 2017 Z06 (Z07 optioned) Corvette...

    Me assembling my engine...
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    After assembling the engine, I watched the 'Vette being built and even got to start the car and drive it off of the assembly line for final testing.
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    Taking delivery at the Museum...
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    I beg the forum's forgiveness but it is as fun to drive as any of my (race) bikes or cars ever were. Sorry for the four wheel divergence.
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  7. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    I think if you like 3, you like 2 or 4 as well. Divergence is good.
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