Post by smokinguitarplayer on Feb 19, 2016 2:35:27 GMT
Roger, I have 3 youtube accounts , 2 are business and 1 is personall but I really don't want all my "contacts" around here to know about this project ..I need to find another hosting service. I DID JUST NOW GET A LINK TO LAST NIGHTS VIDEO WORKING ON MY PREVIOUS POST
Congratulations on getting your 1st ride (and nearly wiping out your bicycle) ? what ever you did to get the video to load worked. I would like to ask, what was your 1st ride like? Was it what you expected, or better (or worse)? You came back smiling so have to figure you enjoyed it. Next time, take the camera with you during daylight hours and give it good romp around town.
Anyway, it is great to see you are so far along in your build. The first ride is a great milestone to hit. More pictures!! More videos!!
Post by smokinguitarplayer on Feb 19, 2016 13:11:39 GMT
Roger ... the first ride went well .. I had to take at easy because, really things are only tacked together .. like the steering column for instance !! Also , it was night and freezing ... and yes, I had my first accident already wiping out wifey's bike in the shop. I'm gonna drive it around a little more then rip it apart and start the final build. clecos / pop rivets just arrived for the floor , wiring almost sorted, ( I just noticed my fuel level gauge isn't working) ...
The Video ... it just seemed to load but it took a long time after it loaded for it to appear in my account. Photobucket is not what it used to be for sure. I need to find another way to post this stuff.
Post by smokinguitarplayer on Feb 21, 2016 3:08:47 GMT
Today ... my first "daytime" test drive ..just around the block a couple of times ... another week or 2 of tweaking and I'll tear it down and finish all the welding and do the final build. One thing I did discover during this test run ... since I'm a "healthy" 280lbs ..the rear is , I'm pretty sure , bottoming out ... when i hit a bump ...anybody have any ideas ??
I hate to say it but other than trying to become a "healthy 210" pounds, you will not have much luck finding a reasonable solution to prevent bottoming out the rear suspension. Adjusting the rear coil over spring tension to maximum is your best bet. If you've done that then you may need to look for a stronger spring, or complete coil over rear suspension.
It is a 63044S. You need to know what the weight is on you rear wheel with you in the trike. Then give them a call and they should be able to get the right spring size. It is made for the Burgman 400 so it will fit perfectly. It has adjustable compression and rebound damping using the black allen screw on the left side of the shock. Pricey, but the only solution I could find that works very well.
Post by smokinguitarplayer on Mar 14, 2016 2:31:33 GMT
This week it was time to tear this thing down , flip it over and make / fit the floor. This was a total bear of a job. I used many blades .... sawzall, jig saw, cutting wheel , air jig saw ...turns out the best thing was jig saw with a coarse blade at a slow speed . but it took hours ... but sheesa done , flipped back over and assembly is commencing