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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2012, 05:31:23 pm »
Looking good Brian. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2012, 06:01:42 pm »
Thanks Sam.  Working with that alloy sheet was fun; took me back to when I made the panels for my Super7 years ago.

Just finishing up some CAD for a tray to hold the battery / solinoid / Boyer ignition box / Brake bias adjuster / fuel pump.  It will sit on the left side of the engine.  Goes from the front frame edge back to the 1st knee tray support.  The new steering damper should be here early next week.  Just need to locate where the mounting tab goes.  Then the frame can go out to have it, and some other tabs welded on, and then refinishing.  Dropping off the front end, swingarm, and some other bits tomorrow for blasting, then powder coat.  New spokes came in, so the rims are off tomorrow as well for lacing.
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2012, 06:07:39 pm »
Good looking floor man. You've got a lot of work to do huh?  :o  Did you reach Mr. H?

I finally fired & rode mine, all is good. Had a bit of an issue with the law................so cut the ride short.

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2012, 07:07:56 pm »
Any luck getting Weber parts yet?
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2012, 11:01:41 pm »
G'day Brian,

I'm back on deck again. (Thank God!)
How's the chair going?
Feel free to drop me a line if I can help.

Cheers,
Brian
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2012, 11:10:27 pm »
G'day Brian,

I'm back on deck again. (Thank God!)
How's the chair going?
Feel free to drop me a line if I can help.

Cheers,
Brian

Welcome back Bear, finished chasing nurses mate.... :P
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2012, 12:14:00 am »
G'day Brian,

I'm back on deck again. (Thank God!)
How's the chair going?
Feel free to drop me a line if I can help.

Cheers,
Brian

Welcome back Bear, finished chasing nurses mate.... :P

G'day Mick,

No, I gave up on that mate.
I caught one the other day and I forgot what I was supposed to do with her! :-[

Cheers,
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2012, 02:28:40 am »
Ask Ev to give you a few tips. ;D ;D ;D

Sam. ;) ;D
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2012, 02:35:57 am »
G'day Brian,

I'm back on deck again. (Thank God!)
How's the chair going?
Feel free to drop me a line if I can help.

Cheers,
Brian

Welcome back Bear, finished chasing nurses mate.... :P

G'day Mick,

No, I gave up on that mate.
I caught one the other day and I forgot what I was supposed to do with her! :-[

Cheers,
Brian


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Good to have you back mate.... ;)
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2012, 05:36:28 pm »
G'day Brian,

I'm back on deck again. (Thank God!)
How's the chair going?
Feel free to drop me a line if I can help.

Cheers,
Brian

Great to have you back on line Brian.  The chair is moving along, although not quite as fast as I would like.  I just booked into a track day May 12th, so that's the 'get it done by' date.  It'll be the 1st chance for my passenger & myself to start getting our timing down.  I'm sure you'll hear from me after that session, as the 1st race is June 2nd. ;D ;D

Good looking floor man. You've got a lot of work to do huh?  :o  Did you reach Mr. H?

I finally fired & rode mine, all is good. Had a bit of an issue with the law................so cut the ride short.

Rims / hubs / spokes went off to Brian H today.  He'll get them tomorrow.  Frame goes out to have some tabs added, and refinishing next week.  It's a lot closer than it looks right now.  Biggest holdup right now is getting a 750 big bore kit, but I think I have a solution lined up.  So the PQ police aren't supportive of your practicing, that's not very friendly. ;D ;D ;D ;D  As I'm only a block from the Kingston's HQ, not planning any local road tests. ;)

Any luck getting Weber parts yet?

Looks like I'll be getting all the bits I need from Pierce Manifold.  I P/U the new manifold tomorrow from the welder, and drop it off for port matching.  I'll take some photos.  Going to go with 34 chokes, 45F9 idles, 50 accels (& short rod), and 175 needles.  F11/F9/F16 tubes to choose from, airs from 170 to 180, and mains from 120 to 140.  Should be able to find a sweet spot with that to work with, and it will give me some alternatives to deal with weather changes & different tracks.  ITG is supplying (as sponsorship, thanks Andy!) a Megaflow filter, and I'll use their 13mm 'stubbies' as stacks.
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
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550/750 Filter Thread
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2012, 11:13:42 pm »
I love this thread. I always wanted a 750 Kneeler for the street, but could never find any frame designs. One of our members on this forum I haven't seen post in ages had one, but I don't think he ever did anything with it. He was in the Netherlands i believe...
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2012, 05:51:23 am »
I love this thread. I always wanted a 750 Kneeler for the street, but could never find any frame designs. One of our members on this forum I haven't seen post in ages had one, but I don't think he ever did anything with it. He was in the Netherlands i believe...

If your interested, the frame plans for this rig are $100 from the builder.  A local guy makes all the body work. ;D ;D ;D ;D
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
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Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2012, 03:14:31 pm »
Just going to leave this here


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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2012, 05:19:29 pm »
That's straight out of the seventies, race bike streaking.  ;D Mike Rieck will remember one Miles Baldwin, crazy bugger made a lap with only his helmet & a towel on a TZ750. The towel didn't last long and neither did any race officials patience.  ::)

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2012, 08:44:27 pm »
I love this thread. I always wanted a 750 Kneeler for the street, but could never find any frame designs. One of our members on this forum I haven't seen post in ages had one, but I don't think he ever did anything with it. He was in the Netherlands i believe...

If your interested, the frame plans for this rig are $100 from the builder.  A local guy makes all the body work. ;D ;D ;D ;D

That's a $100 Canadian right? So that's like what, $2 bucks American? :P :P :P

(I kid, I kid!)

Sure, why not? Let me have his Address please!
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2012, 11:31:37 pm »
At least that guy has on his safety socks. ;)

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2012, 02:51:32 pm »
I love this thread. I always wanted a 750 Kneeler for the street, but could never find any frame designs. One of our members on this forum I haven't seen post in ages had one, but I don't think he ever did anything with it. He was in the Netherlands i believe...

If your interested, the frame plans for this rig are $100 from the builder.  A local guy makes all the body work. ;D ;D ;D ;D
That's a $100 Canadian right? So that's like what, $2 bucks American? :P :P :P
(I kid, I kid!)
Sure, why not? Let me have his Address please!

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1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2012, 04:41:45 pm »
Finally got a few more things sorted.  The Mini drum brake is finally fitted.  The rig was to suppose to have had one, but after all the mod's I had to make, not a chance. :( The alignment is also way off.  It's got toe out, and positive camber.  I'll try moving the shims around to get 1/16" toe in, and around 1/2 degree negative camber.  Still waiting for the alloy Mini rim to arrive, and need to flare & bend up a brake line.



Made a plug for my fiberglass guy, and P'd/U the fiberglass scoop for the relocated oil cooler yesterday.  Got it shaped & fitted. It will be blended into the fairing with body filler.  Started on a template for the ducting as well.  Frame goes out to have some tabs added, and for refinishing next week. ;D ;D

1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2012, 02:53:18 pm »
Quick update with pictures.

Frame has returned form bead blasting, and has a new coat of paint.  Finished the new fuel line, and component tray.  The rear floor is now installed.  Still need to bolt down the passenger foot rest, and add padding.  Also got my rebuilt rims back, and installed the resurfaced disks, and some tires.  Lucked into finding a Cosmic Mini rim; which already had a Dunlop race tire installed.  My new steering damper arrived, so part of the front end is installed, along with the adjustable damper (NHK).







Next up is to install the chair wheel brake (Mini drum, all NOS parts) / fab a brake line to the bias adjuster & on to the M/C / then build a new wiring harness.
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2012, 06:35:37 pm »
Quick update, photos tomorrow.  It's back on wheels, everything safety wired, or pinned.  Engine parts are cleaned (some painted), just waiting for the gaskets & seals to arrive.  The body work has been final fitted, and is out for paint.  Main colour will be 57 Chevy Larkspur Blue, with Caddy / Olds' Dark Ming Blue side stripe.

Going to miss the track day (no engine :().  So I'm on the hunt for an out of the way parking lot for skid pad testing. ;) :)
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2012, 07:30:45 pm »
I was just about to e-mail you. Too bad you'll miss Monday, are there any other trackday opportunities? I'll ask the Pro6 folks. It sounds like you're on the positive side of being wrapped up....


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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2012, 06:43:54 am »
There aren't any other track days for sidecars before the Quinte TT that I'm aware of.  There are some industrial areas in the north end of Kingston, hoping to run in the engine the weekend before the race.  I need to do the school on the Friday, so that will also add some track time.

1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2012, 02:17:31 pm »
off topic, i know, but TT, what happened to that 550 racer build at the end?

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2012, 06:41:55 pm »
It got put on hold TG.  Decided I was better on 3 wheels, after watching bwaller last year.  Will probably revisit it at some point, but more likely as a home for a street MR Billet barrel 1060 engine.  However, Denis did use my 350/4 engine to make a modified Drixton frame.  That is suppose to race this year. 
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

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Re: Vintage sidecar rebuild
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2012, 11:04:55 pm »
ok, though id actually worry about ever getting with THREE wheels on a track..... my road riding experience with a third wheel was terrifying, they work totally opposite to two wheelers :)

there's a 350/4 in a drixton in howell's thread BTW

 

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