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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Sun Oct 22, 2023 5:47 pm

Was looking too meaty so I have reduced the width by 10cm ...... oh and I Nickel plated the suspension strut :rock
Got a better curve on the front bar
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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Tue Oct 24, 2023 4:48 pm

Doesn't look like much when you see it like this lol

Last 2 days have been spent modifying :whistle
Suspension strut, original used a 5mm wall tube because the sliding thingy was a clamp.
Making a newer lighter version that just uses the locating bolts, tube size is now down to 2.5mm wall which is half the weight.
and ...... holes were 25mm apart, now closed up to 20mm's

Swing arm is now welded and brake anchor now in place.

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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Sun Oct 29, 2023 6:12 pm

Redesigned the suspension strut ......

More adjustment, no longer clamps and looks a little less like it was welded together by a bloke in a shed :stoner

voila
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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:36 pm

....... and .............. more shed time ....


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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Sun Dec 03, 2023 6:26 pm

Had no idea how this was going to turn out when I started on it this morning :stoner

Fabricated the rear mount. Fully adjustable

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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:27 pm

Front Mount ................


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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:16 pm

Spent almost as long thinking about how I was going to do this as I did making the bits.

This is for mounting the top rear strut ... I'm not a fan of the single point frame clamps, even though they do work quite well :whistle , instead I've gone for a double clamp idea ....... will be easier to explain once its mounted lol :fingers
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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:52 pm

Top support fork .... one of four ...... or, today's machine shop porn :rock :rock

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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Thu Dec 21, 2023 6:44 pm

The things you can do in the shed :linedance :linedance

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Re: Sidecar Project .....

Post by John » Fri Dec 22, 2023 6:40 pm

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