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Forum: Hacks 09-06-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 2,429,549
Posted By Hiho
Really well. It was a hit especially on cold...

Really well. It was a hit especially on cold mornings. http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/hiho53_bucket/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_249492709084965_zpsqolsxevg.jpeg...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 2,429,549
Posted By Hiho
In the middle of nowhere. Australia.

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/hiho53_bucket/Mobile%20Uploads/20140901_105246_zpsgsaghx26.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,647
Posted By Hiho
I've tried Bridgestone 045 and shenko. Get them...

I've tried Bridgestone 045 and shenko. Get them as hard as I can. Only running 130 wide and have used 110. The narrower the better for less drag.
I do push hard when riding which doesn't help the...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,647
Posted By Hiho
Wow! I do my engineering by seat of the pants. ...

Wow!
I do my engineering by seat of the pants.
I can tell you that the leaner will scrub tyres out fairly frequently. I get about 4000k out of a tyre, while getting 12000 from the bike tyres.
I...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Heading straight to Sydney via Dubbo on the way...

Heading straight to Sydney via Dubbo on the way across.
During the BDR we stay at Torquay one night 23rd August then off to Glenaladale for 24th. We are going via Hoppers Crossing, stop for morning...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Got mine finished on Sunday. Head off on the 19th...

Got mine finished on Sunday. Head off on the 19th for a trip around Oz.
Fuel transfer works well, chassis lift is brilliant, handling is superb. Cant wait for this ride, although the variation from...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,647
Posted By Hiho
Having built four leaners now for three different...

Having built four leaners now for three different bikes, stick with the 15% lead. It works very well.
The other measurement to aim for is 32inches between the heim joints and 4 1/2 inches height...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
http://i.imgur.com/lfExvb9l.jpg Nearly...

http://i.imgur.com/lfExvb9l.jpg

Nearly ready.
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Got the body sprayed and signs done. Now to do...

Got the body sprayed and signs done. Now to do the final fit out.

http://i.imgur.com/cWfgjHnl.jpg
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Whoa, thats a bit big! :rofl

Whoa, thats a bit big!

:rofl
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
http://i.imgur.com/F6UMaf4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/F6UMaf4.jpg
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
I'll take a photo tomorrow and post it up. ...

I'll take a photo tomorrow and post it up.
Linear actuator on the bottom with the shock mounted above.
Piece of 6061 ali for the pivot. Bit of polish and bling.
Two inches of travel in the...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Thanks mate. The missus bought me an English...

Thanks mate. The missus bought me an English wheel and planisher when I did the first chair three years ago. Was a bit of a learning experience and also mig welding Ali.
The evolution from the...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
The bike seat had to be reupholstered, ...

The bike seat had to be reupholstered,

http://i.imgur.com/nGUylHLl.jpg (http://imgur.com/nGUylHL)

To match the sidecar,

http://i.imgur.com/y6tJ216l.jpg (http://imgur.com/y6tJ216)
...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
While doing the Motokafe i had to build a new...

While doing the Motokafe i had to build a new chair for myself and ended up with something like this,

http://i.imgur.com/9BMWErWl.jpg

Which evolved into this,
...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Its been a while and progress has been made....

Its been a while and progress has been made. Building this has been both frustrating and fullfilling. Health Department, Department of Energy and Transport regs to comply with.
...
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,314
Posted By Hiho
Hey Pops, the word is a lighter chair is better...

Hey Pops, the word is a lighter chair is better but I had no issues with my last one at about 140kg. I think the critical part is the distance between the two rose joints.
The Motokafe we have built...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,314
Posted By Hiho
Sweet looking rig. Are you enjoying the way it...

Sweet looking rig. Are you enjoying the way it handles?
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Wink So even further down the track, but still on...

So even further down the track, but still on schedule for the ride coming up.
The bonnet has been a long hard slog but is almost at completion. Weld a strap up through the middle and sort the hinges...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,314
Posted By Hiho
Dont use a bolt fixing at the rear. Get a pivot...

Dont use a bolt fixing at the rear. Get a pivot turned up that the rose joint slips over and tap a bolt into the centre to hold it. Simple and takes less room allowing longer frame length.
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,314
Posted By Hiho
Western Australian standards and ADRs state a...

Western Australian standards and ADRs state a maximum width of 185cm from outside handlebar to outside of the sidecar.
Rose joints i get from the USA and the last lot were from Filthy Motorsports....
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Okay its been a while and stuff is happening...

Okay its been a while and stuff is happening slowly.

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/hiho53_bucket/th_20131211_194556_zps17ab9d0b.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Gday Willi, Yeah flat plate was easier to...

Gday Willi,

Yeah flat plate was easier to set up with the need to remove the case for oil filter changes. Ground clearance was not really an issue.
The wife has lost about 30% of movement in her...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Well its been a while and there is some progress....

Well its been a while and there is some progress.
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/hiho53_bucket/th_20131116_140537_zps7cc379c5.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,660
Posted By Hiho
Have to agree with Claude. Having built two out...

Have to agree with Claude.
Having built two out of aluminium and the abuse i threw at them i was glad i used 3mm.
Weld outside and inside and you should have no dramas.
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
So we are a week on and there is some progress....

So we are a week on and there is some progress. The mounts for the Guzzi are cut and mounted with tacks. Waiting to turn up the plugs and rear spindle for the rose joints....
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiho
Two new hacks

G'day,
So we have about recovered from our misadventure in Tassie last January and now are on a bit of a mission.
I have been asked to build a side car for the Black Dog Ride in Oz next year. It...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
Hi bully, live in bassendean mate. Ride anywhere....

Hi bully, live in bassendean mate. Ride anywhere. :)
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
:rofl Sounds like a plan. That is along the...

:rofl Sounds like a plan.
That is along the way we are thinking and a reason I want the body built so I can mould the chassis to it.
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
Wink Hi Jens, Thanks for your comments. We have...

Hi Jens,
Thanks for your comments.
We have altered the design of the new chassis so we should not have the same problem again.
We have found that one characteristic of the leaner is that on a hard...
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
Hi Ian, The other bloke is my mate who did the...

Hi Ian,
The other bloke is my mate who did the build with me. He rides an FJR1300 and that is the single wheel trailer we built for the trip for him.
We are planning a side car for the FJR and will...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
On striking the rail the bike tried to keep going...

On striking the rail the bike tried to keep going which tore the sidecar off. Because of this i was thrown over the handlebars and the sidecar rolled, throwing my wife out. She cut her leg on impact...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
So it was finished and we went on our trip to...

So it was finished and we went on our trip to Tasmania. Some 4000ks to Melbourne and onto the ferry across to Tassie. We did about 5500ks touring the island and the ride and handling was superb. This...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,183
Posted By Hiho
Is that a square section you have used? We used...

Is that a square section you have used?
We used a 32nd pipe and found it had too much flex without the extra brace.
The leaners are a lot more fun though! :D
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,183
Posted By Hiho
You may find that design for the single side...

You may find that design for the single side swing arm is not rigid enough. We started with a similar idea but had to put in another rod to stiffen it up. You can see it below, the one from the...
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
So on with it, ...

So on with it,

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s201/hiho53/SidecarAugust2012304.jpg

Continuing with the English wheel to form the back, what a learning curve(pardon the pun)
...
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
Thanks for the comments guys, i will try to...

Thanks for the comments guys, i will try to answer your questions and add some more photos.

The swing arm was a copy of one i saw in a photo and liked the idea of the lines and narrow width. As...
Forum: Hacks 11-15-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 2,429,549
Posted By Hiho
My first leaner that we built a year ago. Now...

My first leaner that we built a year ago. Now sold and just finished one for the Roadliner.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s201/hiho53/SidecarAugust2012100.png
Forum: Hacks 11-15-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
This was the set up of the chassis before...

This was the set up of the chassis before starting on the body. I had seen a similar swingarm and because it is narrower than a conventional double swing arm decided to go this way.
After the first...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Hiho
A leaner for my Roadliner

Lurked here for a while now and got some usefull info and ideas.I built my first leaner twelve months ago and attached it to a Yamaha XJR1300. It was quite sucessful and we did some 10k with it...
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