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Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 306,649
Posted By Megadeus
_cy_ and company.... Do you want a litmus test...

_cy_ and company.... Do you want a litmus test for absolute torture tests? Read the link in michnus's sig line 'Angola, it's not what they said'. That adventure sets the bar for amazing gobsmacks...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-30-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Megadeus
Thanks for the heads up. I had a shuttle service...

Thanks for the heads up. I had a shuttle service lined up but a change in flight times has me arriving after that shuttle's last departure. Looking at other options currently but holy f'in lord,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Megadeus
Anyone wanna give an ADV'er a ride from Denver airport to Castle Rock?

Tank O' gas n beer?

November 6th? ~8:30 pm.


Just curious if anyone is bored that night. I'll give you some swag from the Vegas SEMA show.:deal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-10-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,378,617
Posted By Megadeus
3503 s telluride cir. Unit D, aurora, co I...

3503 s telluride cir. Unit D, aurora, co

I have a pair of half used Dunlop roadsmart tires . Typical sport touring size. 50% worn rear. Front 25% worn.

Free. Come n get it

Pickup only at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-09-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,378,617
Posted By Megadeus
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,378,617
Posted By Megadeus
I just accepted a job teaching back in IL so I've...

I just accepted a job teaching back in IL so I've got a few items to toss. This ad will suck for the lack of pictures but I don't care.

Located in aurora,co - intersection of Tower/Hampden
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 192,547
Posted By Megadeus
Star and I are leaving a little late. Will be...

Star and I are leaving a little late. Will be there 20-30 late..
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
I think I have my first volunteer.... ...

I think I have my first volunteer....

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/sidecar%20velorex/photo-20-2.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By Megadeus
The fellow featured in the movie shares the same...

The fellow featured in the movie shares the same thoughts I do for the vintage rides. I've just finished fabricating a sidecar attachment to an older CB550. Nothing novel but I did it out of scrap...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
Update..... It is alive! ...

Update..... It is alive!


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/sidecar%20velorex/photo-20-1.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
I'm always trying to be positive, so I must keep...

I'm always trying to be positive, so I must keep the sidecar on the 'winning' side! :norton
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
Awww yeah!!! The subframe fits very nicely....

Awww yeah!!!

The subframe fits very nicely. No kludging required!!
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/sidecar%20velorex/photo-20.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
Update: Spend some money on bits for...

Update:

Spend some money on bits for connections. Waiting on the products to be shipped. In the meantime:

Prep n' paint! Ooo... Purday! :freaky
...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,909
Posted By Megadeus
In cars, which have a longer radius from the axle...

In cars, which have a longer radius from the axle to the tires' edge, I find a static imbalance to emerge around 45-55 mph.

If I balance said tire and I have a vibration around 65~75 mph, I am...
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
After reviewing my work on the strut and digging...

After reviewing my work on the strut and digging through some old notebooks I have for reference. I came to the conclusion my original buttweld was complete shit.

First mistake was over welding...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 597,046
Posted By Megadeus
I'm futzing my way through fabricating a few...

I'm futzing my way through fabricating a few parts for my sidecar project and I have a question for the masses.

When butt welding two 3/4" steel rods end to end, do you grind a flat taper on each...
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
After doing more research, I'm going to redo that...

After doing more research, I'm going to redo that butt weld again.

Stay tuned...
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
I decided to lay down another layer of weld...

I decided to lay down another layer of weld around the butt weld. I didn't grind it smooth this time. Just a little wire brush action...

That Miller sure does lay it down pretty nice...
...
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
The biggest hurdle I face around here is finding...

The biggest hurdle I face around here is finding threaded rod that will fit that heim joint. A lot of the stores that are old standbys are closing up or have nothing in stock. (grainger, fastenal,...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
On the way home I thought of something else that...

On the way home I thought of something else that might work.

I could fill in the area between the nut and 3/4" shank with weld till it is one continuous even cylinder. That would eliminate...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
Update... Subframe is finished.. now for the...

Update...
Subframe is finished.. now for the attachment rods.

I'm just hacking it.... har har.....

What do you guys think of using 3/4" high carbon steel rod and attaching a 1/2 bolt to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By Megadeus
You best Redneckonize! Ya' Hear! ...

You best Redneckonize! Ya' Hear!

http://releaf.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/redneck.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,010
Posted By Megadeus
Check your old textbooks. A transmission band is...

Check your old textbooks. A transmission band is actually called a brake. A band can only be used to hold a member of the transmission. A clutch can hold or drive a given member.

Did you...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,010
Posted By Megadeus
I don't believe you fully grasp the concept being...

I don't believe you fully grasp the concept being expressed in the link. 2 electric motors and 1 gas engine. It's a novel design. NO torque converter required. No clutch packs. No high pressure oil...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,010
Posted By Megadeus
Actually... If you really want to suffer brain...

Actually... If you really want to suffer brain damage, (which is inherent based on your nationality :P) Ford's latest iteration of trans fluid, Mercon LV is backwards compatible to Mercon. Don't...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,010
Posted By Megadeus
Well, my experience with Dexron, was formulated...

Well, my experience with Dexron, was formulated because of environmentalists that were abhored at the fact that GM Type A trans fluid base stock was whale oil. Whale oil is an awesome lubricant! This...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,010
Posted By Megadeus
How many input shafts are you allowed? How will...

How many input shafts are you allowed? How will you disconnect torque so said machine can come to a stop without harshness to the operator?
The Dual clutch set ups have 2 manual transmission...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,010
Posted By Megadeus
I have been thoroughly impressed with the...

I have been thoroughly impressed with the durability of electronic cvt's. ie, Prius, escape, Yukon hybrids. Fewer parts to wear. The fear of expensive control circuits and modules failing scare many...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
Version 1.4 is very close to correct. The...

Version 1.4 is very close to correct.
The bracket just kisses the exhaust so I need to grind down just a couple spots.
I'm happy how snug it fits around the oil pan and centerstand. Some told me...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,721
Posted By Megadeus
A chop saw (for metal) has been a heavily used...

A chop saw (for metal) has been a heavily used item in my shop.

http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/849713/849713011305.jpg

Like others have said, you get what you pay for. Just buy...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
Update: I finally got something cobbled...

Update:
I finally got something cobbled together. Trial and error fit at this point. On version 1.3 right now.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/13/ny9yjy3y.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
I wonder how much trouble I can get into with...

I wonder how much trouble I can get into with this?
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/14/epy8ubyp.jpg
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
After some discussion with some sidecar savvy...

After some discussion with some sidecar savvy folks.. I'm going to start designing a 100% removable subframe assembly. Going straight to the frame for the lower front mount is asking for trouble. ...
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
My bike does have the triangles attaching the...

My bike does have the triangles attaching the motor to the frame at the front. I have the limited ability to fabricate items here at work. Attaching to the centerstand mount is a good idea too since...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
I do have a 2nd CB550F in pieces and have a spare...

I do have a 2nd CB550F in pieces and have a spare OEM exhaust in the rafters. A bit scuffed up but decent for 30+ years old.
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
It's going to have a velorex 520 attached to it...

It's going to have a velorex 520 attached to it for dog hauling duty. I won't carry big weight till the mounts are sorted out. The CB is all original but not perfect by any stretch of the...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
I understand the 750 frame has a removable...

I understand the 750 frame has a removable section but the 550 is a one piece. A subtle difference around the headstock. I can see how that lower front mount you suggested will work best. ...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Megadeus
Hack mounting points for CB550F -Need ideas to keep OEM exhaust intact

I have a 1977 CB550F Supersport with the OEM swooped exhaust hanging down the right hand side. The exhaust collector is immediately adjacent to the right side bottom frame rail.

Has anyone here...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,378,617
Posted By Megadeus
E track is the only thing that came to mind when...

E track is the only thing that came to mind when I wrote it down. Thanks for the update. The whole trailer business is so befuddled with crazy acronyms for different manufacturers.

The trailer...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,378,617
Posted By Megadeus
Aluma trailer

I have the possibility of acquiring an enclosed trailer but the open trailer has to go first.

It's in locked storage ATM but it's in 8/10 condition with upgraded LED tail lamps and wiring.
...
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