Thanks Kevin Just looked and yes I reckon I can actually and it's not that far from me, is there a club stand thing going on or just stick it in the car park? Never been before :-) I take it you are also going over?
Okey doke I should see you there then, I can imagine I will spot the Winnebago a mile off:-) does it come with a BBQ on the side too :-) You putting it back to traditional tR1ke or goin new style and in stealth silence ?? I took mine to work today and unfortunately it was rather wet on the way home so it's now plastered, also it had a couple of goes at throwing me in the hedge, but we came to an arrangement that I would give her a nice clean if she stopped trying to kill me :-)
I'll leave the quiet pipe on as its a good hand warmer and it sounds quite good from the drivers seat, I originally tried the Akrapovic silencer on the side setup but soon took it off as the noise was deafening, especially on the overrun.
Hahaha... don't think for one second that your tR1ke will stop trying to kill you if you give her a clean, she'll do exactly the same next time you take her out in the wet.
Hi all, been a bit quiet or a few weeks as rather busy. But I have recently manadged a few trips out. Today however I notice that one of my fuel tanks has a crack in it where the bracket is welded on. Has anybody else had any issues? Also it may be worth checking your tR1kes just to make sure, it was a tiny crack and a tiny weep of fuel. I think a winter mod will be to add a upper bracket to the roll tube to brace it a bit :-)
I've had both fuel tank rear brackets fail, cracked right through next to the tank but lucky not affected the integrity of the tank. I have welded a doubling plate across the existing bracket which has now made it very ridgid. I too am looking at fitting a new bracket from the back corner to the engine mount and will do this work next winter.
Well Ive welded the brackets that are cracked back up and added this little top bracket that will hopefully cure any more fuel tanks trying to escape!! I think new tanks are going to be on the winter job list.
A question for you, I am doing a couple of winter jobs and the clutch was on that list, a couple of times last year I thought it slipped but I could have cought the pedal, wasn't really sure. Anyway everything looks mint but I wondered if anybody has experiance of the Barnet clutch conversion that gets rid of the diaphragm spring and replaces it with the more normal 5/6 coil springs, don't plan to replace things for the sake of it but if the Barnet conversion is a more reliable one then it's worth a look.
Hi Andy, As I mentioned earlier in other threads, the torque of the engine is limmited by the tire which spins easely. The original clutch should be designed for a higher torque level than that so I don't see a reason for a modification here. The downside of a conversion would be higher operation force. Clutch plate wear should be more likely caused by driving away slipping... I added a low rpm range hand throttle lever wich proved much user friendly vs foot pedal control.
When you say everything looks mint I'm sure you checked both the friction and steel plates.
I used a Barnett clutch on my r1 motor, and after 2+ years it showed no signs of wear, it came with 2 different sets of springs the strongest being 33% stronger than std. The clutch friction plates supplied with the kit are too grabby for my liking, so I used oe r1 friction plates. Unlike eric I, like everyone else soon got used to the clutch feel and if anything the stiffer springs gave a more car like feel. O and the clutch never ever slipped no matter how much abuse it got
Did your clutch slip at low speed, i'm sure you didn't mistake wheel spin as clutch slip
Erik I'm sure the design load is higher but our tR1ke's are a good 100kg's heavier than the bike and driving a big fat flat car tyre, that said I do agree that it spins the tyre happily. The slightly heavier feel isn't an issue as the standard one is really light anyway. Yes the friction and steels are all fine, there's some marks on the basket but nothing to bother about. Nah wasn't wheel spin it was in third and fourth and I was still facing the same direction :-) I'm guessing the standard spring goes soft so I think the Barnet one could be the way to go. If yours didn't slip Slugshot then that's all the confidence I needed :-)