Playing with the chair

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Coming back from the White Rock ride, the sidecar started to judder as I moved off from a standing start. The clutch wasn't otherwise slipping, but I thought that the friction lining might be the issue. I continued to commute the sidecar this week, (actually only 3 days at work), though it obviously wasn't happy

    I hadn't ever pulled the clutch apart on this particular motor - it orginally came from the bent bike, was in the original R80 mono tug, & had been transferred into Gus. Probably done 25k kms as a sidecar, which I would expect would be fairly hard on a clutch.

    Today I ripped into it, in order to sort this issue out. First surprise was the gearbox oil, which was fairly water contaminated. While the metal filings look worrying, they were really just a paste on the magnet & I'm not too worried about them.

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    The second was this sitting on the engine shelf below the clutch bell housing, as I eased the gearbox back

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    Once I had the gearbox & clutch pressure plates removed, the friction plate looked like this

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    The rest of the friction plate was within spec, so just a delamination.

    Fortunately I have been able to replace it with a stock friction plate from the (spare) RT motor. This was originally in the G/S. Looks like this had been replaced not long before I bought the bike.

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    I'm thinking I'll get the kevlar friction plate in for a spare.
  2. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Not the nicest find but good to get it repaired before it failed completely.
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  3. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Time for a change, the experiment is over, & the sidecar tub may be on the block sometime soonish...

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  4. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Upgrading to this...(just the tub, not the G/S - I already have one of those...)

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    I'm aiming to collect it from Opunake Sunday (car & trailer). However given the weather forecasts, I may be better to pack oars, or a sail.
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  5. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    You need a baby seat?:beer
  6. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    :fpalm The car seat & the harnesses were to stop the PO's kids from abandoning ship at unexpected moments...very distracting don't you know.

    Progress on Charlie Brown???
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    dazzadm Long timer

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    I take it, looking at the set up, it has some history?
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    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Chang Jiang M72 military sidecar (copy of a copy), mated to the bike 2008, but don't yet know more than that. I suspect it's the bike that has the greater history...
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    Interesting. Is it a step up from the velorex? I'm assuming it will be tougher?
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    Charlie Brown is waiting for the mezanine floor to be built.... that project has just started...:(
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    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Much beefier, which has some pluses & minuses. The Velorex was good in that it was quite light weight. Don't know how this new one will compare.

    But if I'd kept the Velorex, I would have embarked on another round of 'upgrades' - shifted to the other 18" cross laced wheel I have stashed, & some addtl bracing, to bring in a bit more of the toughness the Chang Jiang should already have.

    Was a bit surprised to get this one. First unattached Ural/ Dnepr/ Chang Jiang sidecar I've seen since I got the Velorex. Put in a 'low' auto bid. There was furious bidding just before the auction closed, & the next highest bidder came within $10 of toppling me...
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    Good luck with the pick up. I'm hoping for some snow to come out of this bad weather:thumb
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    I'm hoping for 'no wind & sunshine'.... but expecting the worst.
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    With the canopy on. That should make Mrs Box'a'bits happier in the winter weather...

    Photo is obviously the POs :)

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    Fixed the two photo links. Let me know if there is still any issues. :D
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    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Nothing says 'come for a ride in my sidecar, it'll be fun!' quite like a roll cage & harness :rofl

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    wairau get in behind!

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    :lol3

    its a pity you can only like something once.
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    Did you not have a canopy for your tub? Mines got a tall screen and canopy, certainly not as volumous as your new one, but still warmer than open air travel.
  19. Box'a'bits

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    Nope, just the cut up remains, & the skeleton of the frame. That's what the tonneau cover was made from.

    In other news, the new chair is home. With the roll bar & all the other non stock bits, it weighs a Tonne & took 3 people to get it into the trailer.

    Unfortunately Mrs Box'a'bits is too tall for the new canopy - it was made for little people....So that kills that side of things.
  20. dazzadm

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    Well that's a shame, can the seat be lowered? The velorox is pretty low in the tub?