Leading Links

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Strong Bad, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Pirated from Claudes facebook pages ! Claude did you have a hand in this ? It's got a telelever surely you ran out front and told him it was a bad idea ! :jack Fill us in inquiring minds want to know ! Please a noble expalnation !
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  2. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    You-row-peeing?
  3. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Of course but I have to give Claude a hard time !!!!!!!!!

    Buuuuuuut shouldn't that guy know that will break and he'll be lying wounded somewhere !:y0!
  4. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    Oh, that's just great Dave. Now you've scared the ever living crap outta the widdle sidecar!!!



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  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I'm a wascally wabbit ! :fpalm The sky is falling !!!!!!!! Oh whatever shall we do ?
  6. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Well 'Angry Hun' ya can quit your trolling I am not buying into it and won't. So 'hun' don't be angry....and if you ar e I am sure you will get over it and maybe quote some old dead guy. LOL.
    Anyhow that front end is a MOBEC (I am surprised you didn't know that) ..beautiful work . The sidecar is a Stern. Andreas, from Germany, stopped by for us to add our 'Touriffic' panniers to it ...he is heading to Alaska etc. . Read my posts from back in November. Ford vs Chevrolet type arguments I will not get into.

    Here ya go LOL:
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  7. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Ok that was interesting and burned up an hour. Being new I had no idea. Leading links eh!
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  8. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Is Terry Bradshaw dead ?

    Why would I be angry ?
    I think Mobec has lots of sidecar experience and some engineering, even though you don't necessarily approve of the way they did that !

    It's a very nice rig, I probably wouldn't drive it very fast thru some of the places I have driven mine, lots of pounding in roots, rocks and ruts !
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  9. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    Pray tell, why wouldn't you ride it as fast?
  10. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Claude has succeeded in making me wonder if making an moving suspension piece into fixed position is the best idea, my point is it's OK unless the front suspension starts bottoming allot.
    The entire point of my POST was that Claude always questions using the telelever as a fixed position and the Euro's do it all the time, my thought is if you pound a sidecar something will break sooner or later !
    I think that it's humorous that Claude is so defensive about it !
    Give us your thoughts !
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  11. busyguyfish

    busyguyfish Adventurer

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    After reading all 22 pages, well except where there were two people were mud sling each other, I never saw an mention of air ride shocks up front on LL's.
    I choose to go air shock on my hack wheel and would never do anything different. No levers, bell cranks, relay rods, nothing but a switch up on the bars. Hack pulling me to the right, flip switch to left, air compressor comes on and gives a bit more left lean. Pulling to the left, flip switch to right, dump valve drops a bit of air and all is happy again.

    Bikes have been using air shocks for many years. Even back in 1976 or 77 when I bought my brand new IT175 we would pull the springs and put an air valve on the top of the tubes. Instant and adjustable air shocks.

    The only major draw back is the available air shocks aren't designed with maybe the best valving for our uses. I'm using a Monroe 785 which is rated as a set for 1500 Lbs. IE 750 Lbs per shock. As I'm building my LL this month I think I'll start with these and if it doesn't work out I'll go with the coil over. (Ugh) I gross out at 1100 Lbs fully loaded for tripping with me on the bike. Front 374.6, rear 528.0 and side car wheel 189.0.
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  12. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Some LLs spotted at Barber's.
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    3 racers and one not sidecar related.

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  13. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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  14. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Holy crap, there's some bitches on here.

    Oh, look a picture.

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  15. robtg

    robtg Long timer

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    ^^^^^ That looks rather stout, should hold up well.
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  16. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    All this chatter about leading links, for fun here is an image of a trailing link for the RUKO rear wheel.

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  17. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    I’d like to see that cycle through it’s range of travel!
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  18. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    With that affair you can be pretty sure where your back tire is most of the time, as with EML and there building their own swing arms for BMW's sidecars really benefit from rigid chassis.
  19. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

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    All I hope is that DB, Doublemocha and Twintwin can remember where all the damn spacers go when my LL gets here from EZS. :fpalm
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