More questions I am afraid. I tried fitting the brake bias bar today.
I have two questions.
1) Does it matter which way round the bar is fitted? At the moment the shortest end of the bar is pointing towards the clutch pedal.
2) I pressed the gimbal type bush into the middle of the pedal but it comes loose if try and push the bar out by hand. Is this correct or ok or should it of been harder to insert? My pedal is all ready painted too.
I have my balance bar the same way round as you, there's pic's on page 9 on my thread.
The bar is supposed to slide within the brake peddle so it can be adjusted, but obviously it doesn't want to be a sloppy fit. Mine needed filing so it would fit in the peddle and move freely. As for altering the brake bias I adjust the master cylinder threaded bars for less peddle movement.
Bought wheels, Pro race 1.2 matte black 108 x 4 x 17 ET38. £104 a side.I decided on this size after trawling through other threads. ET38 or 40 seem to be recommended by RTR.
Found 2 x TOYO T1R'S on ebay from a reputable seller's outlet for £107 for the pair delivered so I have bought these too. Went for 205 40 r17 in the end.
I do hope this is all correct,
Slightly annoyed!!! The company that is advertising Pro Race 1.2 at £104 called me today and said it is such good price that they can't actually sell them for this and they need an extra £70, they have given me a refund instead. It is a 'so say' reputable company too. I am rather hacked off.. Does anyone know a cheap place to buy them? Nothing on ebay at the moment in this size.
Does anyone know a cheap place to buy them? Nothing on ebay at the moment in this size.
There are several good options to chose from with th wheel selector I linked in a seperate thread in this forum. I did fancy these wheels at first glance but later I concluded they were not a good match with the rear wheel along with some other minors like: not cleaning friendly,calipers don't show off, single color, logo, price and it's a common used rim over here along with Momo Corse.
To use the wheel selector best one can do is open up new folders for each rim one likes and cancel out the weak ones. At the end only a few will be left to chose from. I went for Wolfrace which are only 7.5kg, 17" each and suprisingly cheap at 120 euro. However, it took me 4 weeks to make this choice
FYI Rota is only available for 4 rims as many other brands. FYI 2, don't go on a butget on the wheels, steering wheel, mirrors, seat and lights. These are the only acesoiries to make or break a tR1ke. Better spend once instead of twice and save some cash.
Thanks Erik. I am not going to go cheap on the alloys, but I just don't want to pay over the odds. I am now thinking of
Momo corse black Samurai D1R black (very nice) Lenso RS5 BLACK
I may have more chance of finding a good price on one of the above. I particularly like the D1R's I wonder how heavy they are.
I have now assembled my hubs too. I have the Rally Designs alloy uprights and hubs. I have been reading horror stories of these being tricky to assemble & fit bearings etc.
I put the bearing shells & stub axles in the freezer for an hour and the hubs & stub axle bearings in the oven. This all went together easily, the bearing shells dropped right in. I only had to use my press to finish off one of the bearings on the stub axle. Another good job done..... Lol
Hi Matt, just had a look on google at your wheel choice. the Samurai wheel looks very similar to mine except for the price.Mine are Kei racing fuji black. just checked and they are still only £190 for a pair. might be worth taking a look
Carefull on the Momo Corse. I ordered the new 2013 version (anthraxite) but cancelled the order after 11 months wait and went for the Wolfrace olympic which looks much more refined and lighter. You may like the Como which fits the 4stud(4spoke) pattern quite well unlike many other wheels which have 5 spoke/4studs and look very assymetric not having the bolt pattern in line with the sppokes. This will be hidden by the recessed 8-bolt pattern on the lenso too.
Personally I am not in favour for black. Black doesn't show the goodies spend in your project too well and gets dirty easely. Antraxite shows more elegance IMO and dust isn't noticed very early. A grey/silver/anthraxite/orange sheme will match a tr1ke quite well. Have a look at several Tr1ke shemes over here andd at RTR gallery to get an impression.
Erik I am not sure about the orange anthraxite mix I cant visualise it, but your trike is stunning.
Paul love your wheels but I can't find them in stock anywhere. Where did you look them up? I was wondering if they were discontinued. Wheelbase have no stock either. Also do you know what weight they are?
Sorry Matt, you are right alloywheels.com show the wheels but they are out of stock in black. bk525 from autostyle wheels direct looks similar at £400 for a set of 4. might be worth a call, I`m sure they would rather sell 2 than none !
I've got anthracite front rims ( well technically they are called titanium ) and they work well for me but to be honest wheels are a very personal thing you buy whatever you like that's the fun bit :-) Andy