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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
Both. Worked in Oslo and Bergen, travelled for fun up down and all around!
It's a chopper trike, and really small. Has an old 5hp Briggs. Bought it not running, but obviously was rode a bit.
Biggest expense so far has been replacing the rear axle, which meant everything new form tire to tire. They used some type of chain drive riding mower differential, which was a total mess. I've replaced it with a solid axle, with one wheel riding on it's own bearings so the trike will turn. One wheel drive.
The forks are longer than the rest of it, so I don't expect it to turn very well. A cool looking death trap.
Wow "all around" too,awesome,not on a bike ?
B&S is a 2T I assume.. with a solid axle,you modified it to run/drive on the one wheel by splitting the solid axle++ ?
"Death trap" yeah there's certain risks involved in this type of vehicle. (Maybe do pm since this is the L-only thread..)
Thank you and good riding!!
I'm all in for death-trap pics. Post 'em if you got 'em!
I’m replacing the front sprocket on my 650 L. I’m sure I’m doing it wrong but I’m gonna put the 650 lR front sprocket on. I know the plate goes in front and screws in but how far idoes the front sprocket go on the counter shaft? Thanks
It probably won't go far enough until you grind a little bit on the side of the sprocket shown in your photo. Do you have an angle grinder?
I’ve got a Harbor Freight special. Photos to follow
Just this once on the XR forum, but I do love a death trap
Old DB with a Predator 212cc on it. Hardly any brakes and no springs. Sh*t ton of fun
All this talk about three wheelers.... I thought I'd just leave this pic here. It's from another XR650L thread I follow.
It looks dangerous and that riding it is a lot of fun!!!
Grind the bevel on the inside ID till you can get the retainer plate on.
Pic of my new to me 08. I like it!
Exactly - these engines don’t spit that much oil
This was the separator that Jim Connolly developed. There is no doubt at sustained high revs the xr will spit oil.
The Jim Connolly separator had steel wool inside it and as you said was plumbed into the side of the engine.
I've got several hundred $ of parts waiting to go on it. The only things I'm keeping are the frame and forks, but they'll be painted a different color.
Someone actually put a good bit of time into building it, although some stuff is obviously scrounged parts. All those holes in the frame and fork gussets are drilled, not punched, and they're spaced really well. That took some time. It's got a hydraulic, cable operated disc brake on the rear sprocket.
By engine speed, the way it was geared, it'd run 40mph. Ummmm...not with this hombre. Going to gear it for 25mph, which is still coccyx breaking speed.
here he is again folks, the town fool.
haven’t been riding as much since is cold, every time i do it’s got a weak start. makes me sad. fired up strong as hell right up until three weeks ago.
this is my battery, this is my tender. somethings wrong?
I have the shorai.
Lithium batteries have less amps when cold. You can turn on the headlight for a couple minutes before cranking and warm the battery. Cranking can drain it before it has a chance to warm.
At 40F in my garage it cranks more slowly but starts reliably.
If that tender does simple trickle charging it's OK, desulfating is bad for LiFePOS.
If you charge at all you need to be sure the voltge does not go above the never-exceed coltage, I think it's 14.3?
Lithium batteries have a lower max acceptable voltage when cold, it's a lithium thing.