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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #820 on: November 26, 2019, 10:07:29 am »
Excellent build, Gérrard - been following from the beginning with interest.

But no one seems to have ragged you about your sidecar colour choice - field-grey!
I got very ragged about my field-grey Ford Corsair, as a student at UPE in the mid 1970s, which my father had spray painted,
but then I had very Germanic parents
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #821 on: November 26, 2019, 10:23:41 am »
Excellent build, Gérrard - been following from the beginning with interest.

But no one seems to have ragged you about your sidecar colour choice - field-grey!
I got very ragged about my field-grey Ford Corsair, as a student at UPE in the mid 1970s, which my father had spray painted,
but then I had very Germanic parents

Thanks. I just picked it off the shelf. Can said granite grey. Actually blends very nicely with the bike
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #822 on: November 26, 2019, 11:45:25 am »
So this morning I visited the Post Office and started the registration process. The lady was very helpful in explaining how pianful the process is going to be  :lol8:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #823 on: November 26, 2019, 01:41:07 pm »
So this morning I visited the Post Office and started the registration process. The lady was very helpful in explaining how pianful the process is going to be  :lol8:

Post office?

Maybe you should have started at the License Dept first.....?

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #824 on: November 26, 2019, 02:23:18 pm »
So this morning I visited the Post Office and started the registration process. The lady was very helpful in explaining how pianful the process is going to be  :lol8:

Post office?

Maybe you should have started at the License Dept first.....?

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« Reply #825 on: November 26, 2019, 02:49:43 pm »
So this morning I visited the Post Office and started the registration process. The lady was very helpful in explaining how pianful the process is going to be  :lol8:

Post office?

Maybe you should have started at the License Dept first.....?

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #826 on: November 26, 2019, 02:55:35 pm »
So this morning I visited the Post Office and started the registration process. The lady was very helpful in explaining how pianful the process is going to be  :lol8:

Post office?

Maybe you should have started at the License Dept first.....?

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I wish someone had told me that when I moved to PE . I spent a morning in the queue at the traffic dept, only to be told they don't do vehicle licenses  :dousing:

Altyd eers met my praat. Ek en my mense weet goed.  :biggrin:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #827 on: November 26, 2019, 04:12:33 pm »
Well done Gerrard, ek het hom ook gevolg ......
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #828 on: November 26, 2019, 04:14:30 pm »
Maar.....jy kort mos weer n projek

Nee nou is ek klaar met projekte

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #829 on: November 26, 2019, 05:15:42 pm »
Maar.....jy kort mos weer n projek

Nee nou is ek klaar met projekte

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And how  is your project going ?
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« Reply #830 on: November 27, 2019, 04:54:06 pm »
Most impressive looks Absolutely Great!!!!  :thumleft:
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« Reply #831 on: November 27, 2019, 05:24:14 pm »
Most impressive looks Absolutely Great!!!!  :thumleft:


Thanks. It came out as I saw it in my head, but being done, there are a few things I could have done differently to further improve the integrity of the structure.

Been commuting with it the past three days and its great fun to ride around. Very easy in traffic and no OOPLA's yet. The only upgrade needed is a new front shock. The current OEM one is tired and I think that's what's causing a pronounced nose dive/lilt on  right hand turns.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #832 on: November 27, 2019, 05:26:35 pm »
Dip links en regs.... hoop nie jou sidecar  wiel lead is te min nie.

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #833 on: November 27, 2019, 05:30:10 pm »
Dip links en regs.... hoop nie jou sidecar  wiel lead is te min nie.

Nie links nie, net regs. Wheel lead is so 220mm. Spec is 225 op my bike se wiel basis.
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« Reply #834 on: November 27, 2019, 05:48:25 pm »
Dis nie dalk jou agter shock wat OPTEL as jy regs draai nie. Het dit ook iewers gelees.
Elke expert daar buite het sy eie idees op lead. Al wat ek weet is dat jy n happy medium moet kies afhangende van jou design en daar is die moeilike deel.
 As jy nie genoeg lead het nie is daai driehoek van bike wiele en sidecar van so n aard dat jy maklik na regs so n DIP kan kry

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« Reply #835 on: November 27, 2019, 06:15:47 pm »
Die fiets se gat is redelik los en lig maklik, So decompress maklik. So watter skroef draai ek en watter kant toe. Chris ?
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« Reply #836 on: November 27, 2019, 06:20:27 pm »
Die fiets se gat is redelik los en lig maklik, So decompress maklik. So watter skroef draai ek en watter kant toe. Chris ?
Dink klosgewys vir stywer. Hel jy vra my nou vas. JJR se fiets se gat is ook so papperig. Laas jaar was hier n ou by ons met n 1200 LC Trohpy wat ook n kar opgesit het. Sy klagte was ook pap gat, toe gee ek hom BlingKing se nommer om n stywer spring op die agtershock te sit.
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« Reply #837 on: November 27, 2019, 06:52:05 pm »
Die fiets se gat is redelik los en lig maklik, So decompress maklik. So watter skroef draai ek en watter kant toe. Chris ?
Dink klosgewys vir stywer. Hel jy vra my nou vas. JJR se fiets se gat is ook so papperig. Laas jaar was hier n ou by ons met n 1200 LC Trohpy wat ook n kar opgesit het. Sy klagte was ook pap gat, toe gee ek hom BlingKing se nommer om n stywer spring op die agtershock te sit.

Het hom. Regs (high tension)) gedraai en gat is nou baie stywer.
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« Reply #838 on: November 27, 2019, 07:30:41 pm »
Sorted, Nou gly hy sag om die regs draaie.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #839 on: November 27, 2019, 08:03:44 pm »
Dankie Koos :laughing4:

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