So here it is. Bit of a Heinz trike and quite a few challenges
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That floor is disgustingly clean and now I know where to go borrow tools.
You will need a cup type filter tool as it's in the sump. Theres a plate on the bottom of the sump which holds enough residual oil to be a nuisance. There's an o-ring in the plate which you should renew the first time at least.
Not a great swingarm but serviceable by the look of it just have a good look at the swingarm bearings & the frame around that area as this sort of trike puts a lot of stress in that area when one wheel hits a bump & the other doesn't (twisting force)
Shocks look a little bit to upright to me but is hard to see from the angle of the pictures, its a common mistake on this kind of conversion so well worth comparing to a stock bike, check the top mounts carefully as well for stress cracks etc, again a bit more stress is put on them with this sort of conversion, I usually put extra subtle bracing in that area for this reason
Now what may seem like a daft question what diameter is the front wheel?
This may help, most bike shops will have a book with life size drawings of brake pads so you can take a pad & place it on the page to get the right ones, if you cant find someone with the book send me a pad & I will sort it for you
All in all not to bad so far mate, the weirdo BM electrics would worry me more than anything but I don't see anything major wrong from the pics
I am looking to dismantle the swingarm connection for my own piece of mind but as I am not a fat git and all UK roads are smooth I do not have to worry
Yes the shocks are vertical and very heavy duty. I have ordered lighter gas shocks which I hope to rake back a bit, but the bloke knew how to weld!! On the original it was a mono shock so not much help to me.
To reinforce the top mount he has welded 6mm steel plate - should do it.
I will have to look at the front wheel but I think it is a 17. The calipers are 4 pot Sumitomo so it should not be a problem finding the pads. That said, who needs front brakes on a trike
I have 3 wiring looms with the bike, should allow me some leeway for a bit of chopping and changing. The main thing is the bike did run before I started so the ECU and sensors all seem to be working. Just a lot of cleaning up and full basic service. A some point I will swap out the injectors for the later 4 'jet' units.
So how difficult can it be