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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Nope, damper here as well. If you don't have...

Nope, damper here as well. If you don't have enough travel you just need to mount it in a different place.
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,167,558
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Lovely looking T3, not sure about the way the...

Lovely looking T3, not sure about the way the rear upper mount is fitted though - would expect to see that upper rear mount heading down to attached to the chassis at a similar angle to the front...
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Think the steering on tarmac could be interesting...

Think the steering on tarmac could be interesting with no differential? Nicely done though.
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By Steve In Ireland
I found my K75 was a lot happier with a fifteen...

I found my K75 was a lot happier with a fifteen inch wheel on the back - drops the gearing nicely. A few threads on here on getting an adaptor made up to allow a car wheel to fit. I have the front...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Not completely sure if that modification was done...

Not completely sure if that modification was done by Hedingham or by a previous owner, but it is a bit of a one off I think. It has the standard torsion bar suspension on the sidecar chassis but the...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Finally got some sunshine briefly today so took...

Finally got some sunshine briefly today so took some photos of the finished outfit :-
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy64/Emzedder/guzzi%20hedingham/101_3375_zpsb6888cc2.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Due to a death in the family suddenly I cannot go...

Due to a death in the family suddenly I cannot go to the Dragon now. I have two tickets here if anyone can use them. Managed to get the money back on the ferry at least.
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Yes, I will be on this again :- ...

Yes, I will be on this again :-
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy64/Emzedder/Dragon%202011/readyforhome.jpg
Weather forcast looks pants
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Steve In Ireland
I will be there with the K75. Looks like being a...

I will be there with the K75. Looks like being a wet and windy one.
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Track on my Guzzi outfit is about 54 inches, but...

Track on my Guzzi outfit is about 54 inches, but there are no rules to it. Wider is more stable (as in sidecar harder to lift) but too wide and it gets difficult on narrow roads and in traffic.
...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Following the general concensus I have fitted a...

Following the general concensus I have fitted a cross brace at the front of the subframe. Much happier with it now. Just waiting for some paint to dry and then will be fitting everything together :-...
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Steve In Ireland
They are not Watsonian fittings anyway.

They are not Watsonian fittings anyway.
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
I would have liked a cross brace to be honest,...

I would have liked a cross brace to be honest, but I wasn't doing the welding and my mate who was was in a hurry to watch the footy I think! Reckon I will have a chat with him later about adding...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
We did think about that, but decided that what we...

We did think about that, but decided that what we have should be enough. If you look at the photos below you will see that there is a fair bit of lateral offset between the two front mounting points...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,863
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Nice, could do with some of that weather here as...

Nice, could do with some of that weather here as well.
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
We thought of that, but decided that the added...

We thought of that, but decided that the added complication to get the dimensions right to make that work was not needed as most of the load is taken by the hefty sidestand mount anyway. The plate...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
This gives a better idea of where I am going :- ...

This gives a better idea of where I am going :-
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy64/Emzedder/sidecars/WP_20131110_001_zps1abc7bd4.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Guzzi Hedingham Project

Finally got the subframe sorted today for lower mounts for my Cali Hedingham SS project thanks to my mate Aidan and his welder :-...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Steve In Ireland
My first outfit was a BMW R80RT with a Watsonian...

My first outfit was a BMW R80RT with a Watsonian Palma - worked great. You see loads of old airhead BMWs pulling all sorts of sidecars over on this side of the water. Considered by many to be one of...
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,167,558
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Actually that belongs to Mouse himself, that is...

Actually that belongs to Mouse himself, that is his wee pup.
Forum: Hacks 11-21-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Steve In Ireland
There is a very noticable drop in the gearing,...

There is a very noticable drop in the gearing, but all to the benefit of driveability and giving the clutch and easier time. Makes the speedo read a bit high, but no big deal. Are you sure your back...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Have a chat with Hagon, they should be able to...

Have a chat with Hagon, they should be able to sort you out with something suitable. Even with a light sidecar like the Charnwood sports I would have thought the standard V-Rod shocks would be too...
Forum: Hacks 11-10-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,351
Posted By Steve In Ireland
My Guzzi outfit will be somewhat similar soon. ...

My Guzzi outfit will be somewhat similar soon.

This is how it used to look :-
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy64/Emzedder/phonebackup011.jpg

Then I acquired this:-...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Haven't you got that backwards? It is an 18 inch...

Haven't you got that backwards? It is an 18 inch front wheel and 17 inch back wheel as standard.

What I did was get an adaptor machined up and fitted a Smart car front wheel to the back of the...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By Steve In Ireland
See if you can pick up an air shock off a Harley....

See if you can pick up an air shock off a Harley. That way you can pump up the pressure to whatever is needed to suit the load. Got air shocks on the back of both of my rigs (on the bike) and they...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By Steve In Ireland
What you can see in the back is the base of the...

What you can see in the back is the base of the original rear bench seat. I have made a separate rear seat that sits on top of this (more comfort). The base is glassed in, but is not that deep. ...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Steve In Ireland
These guys could probably help you :- ...

These guys could probably help you :-
http://www.merlinsidecars.co.uk/
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By Steve In Ireland
been out with the tape measure, width at widest...

been out with the tape measure, width at widest point is 30 inches and the overall length is roughly seven foot so dimensions would suit.

I have snapped some shots of the interior for you. As you...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By Steve In Ireland
I'll take a tape measure to mine later. However,...

I'll take a tape measure to mine later. However, the seat is a fibreglass panel extending between the sides of the tub and it might make the tub a bit too wobbly if you cut it out. Think the length...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Nice report Tarka. Shame about the weather. Not...

Nice report Tarka. Shame about the weather. Not quite so sad that I couldn't afford to go this year now though.
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,756
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Looking really nice, the fittings are so much...

Looking really nice, the fittings are so much better than the Watsonian stuff on mine - or I should say "used to be on mine" as I have decided to go the other way and have taken the sidecar off my...
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,756
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Reckon I have about that much lead on the Oxford...

Reckon I have about that much lead on the Oxford fitted to my Cali. Any less than that and the back end of the sidecar would be too far behind the back of the bike and just wouldn't look right. ...
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Could you squeeze a C90 onto the bus?

Could you squeeze a C90 onto the bus?
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By Steve In Ireland
>Why is the site always completely full when I...

>Why is the site always completely full when I arrive, with people looking like they've been there for days?

That would be because loads of people stop over on Friday night in hostels and B&Bs in...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Considered the caravan mover on the sidecar wheel...

Considered the caravan mover on the sidecar wheel myself, but if you have to get off the bike and faff around engaging the drive on the sidecar wheel it kind of defeats the object as you may as well...
Forum: Hacks 11-20-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 466,914
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Seen this on ebay, is in the south of England....

Seen this on ebay, is in the south of England. Know nothing about it, but looks interesting...
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Actually it is easy enough to add a sidecar to a...

Actually it is easy enough to add a sidecar to a UK registered bike as it doesn't need to be retested and you don't have to change any of the documentation. However, the sidecar has to be fitted on...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,756
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Could be useful. I find the tank range on mine...

Could be useful. I find the tank range on mine quite poor (about 120 miles before the fuel light comes on.
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,756
Posted By Steve In Ireland
I put a double banjo on the rear brake and ran...

I put a double banjo on the rear brake and ran the sidecar caliper directly from the rear brake master cylinder linked to the existing front and rear linked brake set up. The master cylinder has...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,068
Posted By Steve In Ireland
Interesting. Not clear if this is a one off or if...

Interesting. Not clear if this is a one off or if they are intending to sell the sidecar as a production model.
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