V9 Bobber

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by brstar, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. brstar

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    Steve called in yesterday with a side piece that he had welded with his MIG.
    Seems the the MiG ( I thought he had a TIG) is just not quite right for welding 1.6mm Ali.
    Can't slow the wire feed enough to get good penetration and wont run the lighter wire.
    Had a little test run with my TIG so looks like when he next gets home from a shut down he'll bring the bits over and use mine.
    I think it is a win for both of us in that between us we will learn more of how to utilize a complicated machine.
    The other thing is something that I found to be an issue with home building.
    When you run into a technical issue that becomes a road block and your the only fool you know of that meddles with crazy stuff like sidecars.
    Stymied its what you become.
    Now Steve seems to be quite capable having built a complete aluminium boat with his MIG.
    So its good to have a second opinion/option.
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  2. Old Mule

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    Is there not a Guzzi with the same frame, from which you could get a bigger tank? I do like the peak torque number, big improvement.
    Traditional styled bike needs a traditionally styled sidecar...
    Good to see a new Goose.
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  3. brstar

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    The V7 is as close as it gets I think frame wise though with some differences.
    While this project has been on hold for a bit.
    My main aim after a little organization in the man cave is to thin the herd and currently the Suzuki is getting all my attention to that end.
    I have a 3meter by 1.5 Meter sheet of 3mm Ali leaning against the wall waiting for the sidecar body build.
    I am thinking a new tank while I am at it.
    With both tank and sidecar styled after the current tank.
    Will see.
    I at least have a plan as to how to scale the design to the required dimensions.
    Gearing will be the biggest challenge I think though a low profile car tyre is the 1st up solution. 165/45 16.
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  4. brstar

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    http://www.blindspeed.com.au/ Ben Felton
    According to the grog shop over the road tomorrow 18th May is world Whiskey day, Great for those wanting to self impose blindness.
    But nearer to home we have the blind leading the blind with the Australian Federal elections.
    Media, politicians & peoples.
    Entertaining the masses will be the following, fearless, foolish, fanciful, feral, fundamental, and the list goes on.
    So for those who believe in something higher up the evolutionary ladder than the average canine, please spare a prayer.
    Peaceful coexistence is a goal only achieved with diligence.

    Steve sent a couple more pics, and I love the rivets.

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    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    guzzibus n00b

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    that's what happens when you take you front mud guard off and you get rain on the Yunta to Arkaroola road only reason I stopped I could not see and had to walk back to pick up dave
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    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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  8. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    After his episode with the DL (brilliant fix BTW) you're gonna need a few more of these :lurk:lurk:lurk until he's back to the Goose!
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  9. brstar

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    10k service due and I thought I would start with the LED light in the instrument panel.
    Its red, meaning after dark I have no idea what speed I am doing.
    Thought to change it to a white one.
    This diagram shows the speedo separating from the outer case.
    My experience so far says not without breaking something expensive.
    Just thought I'd share a useless bit of trivia.


    Sorry Luke if I ever find your grave site I'll sit and eat some popcorn for you.
  10. brstar

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    I think the 3 bosses?
    If I have the term correct pop into their respective holes after the outer casing gets screwed down far enough to force them in. But good luck with getting them out.
    Maybe it's something else.
    I will worry it till one of us gives.
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  11. TouringDave

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    Love the rego on the Beemer.
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  12. brstar

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    Oh well a bit of a rabbit trail.
    The LED backlight is is most likely part of the internal circuit board.
    Might have to mount a number plate light over the bottom edge of the speedo.

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    The reason it didn't come apart easy is the locating bosses are just a little thicker at the very ends.
    Felt like I had broken it when it came apart.
    But as can be seen it is only slightly scratched.
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    I pointed out to my little mate what the issues were but he just didn't quite get into focus.

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    But we did Get to chill out together amidst a wild windy day.
    Actually the windier it got the closer Willie moved.
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    I can’t believe how tame your birds are. Are your women the same?
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  14. brstar

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    Well there's the rub.
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  15. ErictheBiking

    ErictheBiking Been here awhile

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    Or not
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  17. brstar

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    Not that much.
    Though he has a good recording of Kookaburras laughing.
    They also are something to hear in the bush complete with echo.
    What I do like is that something wild and so tiny feels it can trust me.
    Showed the wife yesterday it has its limits.
    It has just hanging close again while I was giving the Guzzi an oil change.
    Gently reached out and brushed its chest with the back of my finger.
    It gave me a slightly annoyed peck but didn't back away.
    I find that amazing.
    So we did it again.
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  18. brstar

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    Another project that got a little attention recently.
    The Guzzi seat.
    I swapped and tested different layers of foam on the Ali seat base I made then yesterday took it down to the local motor trimmers.
    He seemed a bit clued up so give him a few weeks and will see.... er.. feel.

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    Willie junior made some comments about the seat.
    The 1st being there would be no way to put a spanner to the bolts once the seat was covered.
    Just in case they came loose like.


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    OK so got the shiny new nutsert thingie on to it.


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    Better she said you just need to use the grinder otherwise pain will be your reminder if it jabs her behinder.

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    Yes Mam.