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The Dangerous Trike

Discussion in 'Owners Bikes' started by Dangerous Brian, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Did you fit the front (back) tyre backwards eg against the direction of rotation as marked ?
     
  2. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Yes, and I've been advised to remove the rotation arrows in case I get an awkward mot man!
     
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  3. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Is that a Halfords 100 piece socket set?
     
  4. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

    I rebuilt and centered one of the hub
    the older 147 piece advanced - not your cheap stuff.
     
  5. Malone

    Malone Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I’ve got a Halfords 1/4” drive set that I got as a freebie with a Bike subscription umpteen years ago. Of all my socket sets it’s proven to be the one getting the most use. I used to buy and sell all makes of tool sets and despite having my pick this one is the best.
     
  6. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Good man. Can't remember how many bits there are in my Advanced set but it is the original. Had it for well over £20 years and got it on offer for £50. Over the years the number of components has stayed pretty much the same but the number of big manly useful bits has gone down and things like Allan keys have gone up in number.
     
  7. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    If an assessor is any good he would know!
     
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  8. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Only if he looks ;)
     
  9. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Gonna distract him with yer hairy pins again..? :hsughwiggle::yikes:
     
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  10. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

    I they are any good they will know and accept it (I hope).
     
  11. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

    So where am I up to - photos later.

    I have now got a set of new braided brake hoses on the front - just need to fill with new fluid and bleed. Hope that goes well as I really like having brakes.

    Headlight is fitted and roughly set - switches all work as they should. New horn fitted but it is very weak, after the mot I'll fit a granny killer.

    New coolant done with no leaks - not yet got the engine running so I'll recheck once I can get the temperature up. I've had to make a little holder for the header tank and that works well.

    Confirmed the alignment of the rear axle and that has now been welded in place. Nice smooth movement (up/down) on the new stub axles. I used castellated nuts with locking pins to avoid binding or coming undone!
    Drive shaft and hub installed along with referbed brake parts.

    Shocks have been rough fitted and they will be drilled tonight. If that goes well I can fit the rear wheels so I have a rolling unit again.

    I will be continuing to work through the wiring and hoping not to have too many horrors - I already know I have to re-wire both handlebar switches as they are short and not connected well.

    Next main focus will be fixing all the plastic and then getting everything ready for painting - just 5 minutes that one!!
     
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  12. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    The horn on the K1100 is very good.
    It's twin horns, really a good blast.
     
  13. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

    I don't have the originals so got an aftermarket one....... still it does 'look' good.

    Sorted the engine oil level. It was all my fault for not paying attention and the window is fine - or the extra oil cleaned it!.

    I must be getting too fat, the aftermarket shocks are way too soft. I will have no choice but to buy heavier ones.

    But if there was a prize for rolling chassis I would win, it rolls lovely.
     
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  14. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

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    so this is where I’m up to.
    Now looking for better shocks. I think these must have been knock-offs as they are so soft.

    Going to be working on the plastic this weekend and some electrics.
     
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  15. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Got enough timber there to knock up a body out of it....
     
  16. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Valuable lesson learnt last night "Don't do up wheel nuts with Dewalt Impact wrench!"
    By doing the wheel nuts up with the wrench I have stripped the splines that stop the studs spinning. Trying to get the wheel back off became a very emotional experience.
    In the end I managed to snap the two spinning stud to get the wheel off but the hub is a write-off.

    I wont do that again.
     

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