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The Dangerous Trike

Squag1

Can't remember....
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Has it got the original tank.
Filter is an in-line inside the tank.
Tank needs to be almost empty to change it. And note which way ARROW on filter points as you take it out.

There's a gauze filter also at the pump, in the tank as well.
 

Dangerous Brian

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You only need front brakes for an mot :D my first had reliant drums on the back (obviously) a beefed up honda dream set of forks with the original single pot sliding caliper :eek:........... Oh there is a knack to setting up reliant drums if that's what you have, shout up if you are not sure how to get the best out of them (y)[/QUOTE]

Yes it has Reliant drums. My method of centring them was to adjust them tight and then hit round the drum with a hammer. Take up slack and repeat. Then when they are tight back the adjuster off a little.
Is your method different?
 

Dangerous Brian

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:eek::eek:
Has it got the original tank.
Filter is an in-line inside the tank.
Tank needs to be almost empty to change it. And note which way ARROW on filter points as you take it out.

There's a gauze filter also at the pump, in the tank as well.
Had an aftermarket pump and the rubber mounting was mush. I have got a new set, pump, mount and filters. I am going to respray the tank so I had it in bits anyway. I also have a spare tank body.

I was surprised that there are live electric connections in the fuel tank :eek:
 

slim63

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Yes it has Reliant drums. My method of centring them was to adjust them tight and then hit round the drum with a hammer. Take up slack and repeat. Then when they are tight back the adjuster off a little.
Is your method different?

Absolutely spot on I was taught that many years ago by a guy from the factory (just up the road) its exactly how they did it on new cars back in the day (y) its surprising how many people don't know that little trick & end up with crap brakes

Did you see the mention of half shafts breaking on the thread about the Kitten with a bird engine ? worth knowing it happens but not a lot you can do except grab a spare or two if you get the chance
 

ogr1

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Shakes head.........

If you have a full keyboard try pressing 'control' 'alt' and the left arrow at the same time and you might learn something.

Yeah I bet...You got one of those wank phones too.
 

Squag1

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:eek::eek:
Had an aftermarket pump and the rubber mounting was mush. I have got a new set, pump, mount and filters. I am going to respray the tank so I had it in bits anyway. I also have a spare tank body.

I was surprised that there are live electric connections in the fuel tank :eek:
The tank is aluminium, which I knew, that didn't stop me ordering a tank bag with magnetic hold ons.:eek::rolleyes:
 

Squag1

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Pump filter.
Again note the orientation if you take it out. It was very difficult to detach and refit.
Never thought of heating the metal rim.
 

ogr1

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Pump filter.
Again note the orientation if you take it out. It was very difficult to detach and refit.
Never thought of heating the metal rim.

You got the wrong photo up?
Looks like a set of bagpipes, without the errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...pipes.
 

Squag1

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You got the wrong photo up?
Looks like a set of bagpipes, without the errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...pipes.
That's the pump filter there's a separate in-line filter as well, aluminium can type, all inside the tank.
 

Dangerous Brian

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That's the pump filter there's a separate in-line filter as well, aluminium can type, all inside the tank.
The aftermarket one has a filter like that one but the new 52mm pump has a fine mesh cap. I’ll try to get a picture.
 

Dangerous Brian

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As you can see the Dangerous Trike is getting smaller!
The wife doesn’t see this as progress but what does she know.

Anyway I thought I am better to check the very bones of my monster before rebuilding it knowing it is built to a shit standard and will probably kill me :ambulance: :b1:
 

andyBeaker

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As you can see the Dangerous Trike is getting smaller!
The wife doesn’t see this as progress but what does she know.

Anyway I thought I am better to check the very bones of my monster before rebuilding it knowing it is built to a shit standard and will probably kill me :ambulance: :b1:
Am I missing something - what's to stop the whole rear end folding back on itself under the bike?
 

andyBeaker

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As you can see the Dangerous Trike is getting smaller!
The wife doesn’t see this as progress but what does she know.

Anyway I thought I am better to check the very bones of my monster before rebuilding it knowing it is built to a shit standard and will probably kill me :ambulance: :b1:
Although I am not a massive fan of a lot of their end product these guys really know how to build a good looking chassis...why use straight when it can be bent?? Food for thought
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