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Old 07-26-2012, 01:03 AM   #12301
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so i drank the kool aid and bought me a drug runner. i've just got to collect it now. i'm very excited !
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:15 AM   #12302
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so i drank the kool aid and bought me a drug runner. i've just got to collect it now. i'm very excited !
Dont go leaving this one out in the desert Wiggy!Actually, it'll never break down so thats not even a scenario And you can fuel inject it if you want, been done
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:26 AM   #12303
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=811587

knock yourself out .... slowly ...
Geez FH,
The effort you're putting into teaching everyone on here how to make them, you could approach a Chinese manufacturer and get a few thousand pumped out and put em on eBay..
Its not as hard as you would think, a mate of mine designs different things and gets them built over there.

It's a great design ya have, take advantage of it. Most DR riders would prob prefer to buy it(if well priced)than build it..
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:59 AM   #12304
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Geez FH,
The effort you're putting into teaching everyone on here how to make them, you could approach a Chinese manufacturer and get a few thousand pumped out and put em on eBay..
Its not as hard as you would think, a mate of mine designs different things and gets them built over there.

It's a great design ya have, take advantage of it. Most DR riders would prob prefer to buy it(if well priced)than build it..

I hear you JCat, and thanks for the input. Fact is, I couldn't afford having them made and I'd rather help 1 guy complete a small project that he can be proud of ... that makes me feel good. If 50 guys get involved ... I feel 50 times better a bit selfish I know.

You're right, it is a bit of effort, but it could be worth it.
See how this project goes, I have a few more in mind.

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #12305
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Dont go leaving this one out in the desert Wiggy!Actually, it'll never break down so thats not even a scenario And you can fuel inject it if you want, been done
fingers crossed ! efi on these is a snap now. you can even buy kits. bugger the farkles. springs maybe.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #12306
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Great idea french horn, is it possible to get the front wheel off with the stand.
How many kilograms does it take to get the back wheel on the ground.
Does a fully laden bike do it or does taking the front wheel off make it sit on the back wheel?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #12307
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so i drank the kool aid and bought me a drug runner. i've just got to collect it now. i'm very excited !
Well there goes the neighborhood
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:59 PM   #12308
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so i drank the kool aid and bought me a drug runner. i've just got to collect it now. i'm very excited !
Welcome to the dark side Another layer of 1 inch foam on top of your seat re using the same seat cover will put a smile on your dial.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #12309
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Great idea french horn,

is it possible to get the front wheel off with the stand.
not yet, watch this space
How many kilograms does it take to get the back wheel on the ground.
with my next development, no extra weight required
Does a fully laden bike do it or does taking the front wheel off make it sit on the back wheel?
I doubt it, haven't tried it

I have a device in mind, I'll get to it when I have time .... shouldn't be long ...... but it's only "in mind", R&D
comes first ...

Thanks for your interest

For my ego's sake .... will you be building the TAKEDOWN ?..... I'd like to know if my build-thread isn't a waste of time
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #12310
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Great idea french horn, is it possible to get the front wheel off with the stand.
How many kilograms does it take to get the back wheel on the ground.
Does a fully laden bike do it or does taking the front wheel off make it sit on the back wheel?
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I have a device in mind, I'll get to it when I have time .... shouldn't be long ...... but it's only "in mind", R&D
comes first ...

Thanks for your interest

For my ego's sake .... will you be building the TAKEDOWN ?..... I'd like to know if my build-thread isn't a waste of time

I LOVE A CHALLENGE

I spent a couple of hours in the shed, looking at the scrap metal I had and the DR .... came up with this :

Oh .. some of the pix were taken before I came up with a mod ... also, it's made of scrap so it isn't painted or totally complete .... but I was so happy it works, I just had to share.


This is the top of the PROP ready to fit into the square downtube behind the header pipe




now it's in position


This is it sitting on the seat ... ensure you leave clearance for the header pipe ...about 75mm. The HOOKS are 8mm rod bent to suit and fitted into 8mm through holes then welded on the back.





the downtube is 35mm wide, so I trimmed 45mm flatbar far enough so to have a good tang inside the downtube




The idea is to put a loop of rope as in pic so it catches on the PIN, pass the rope between the forks, place your foot against the bottom of the prop and quite easily, lift the front wheel while keeping strain on the rope ... sounds a lot but is quite easy

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it snaps into place ....



and is surprisingly rigid



When you don't need it under the bike, it collapses into a small package



This is a pretty simple build and the materials are your choice .. I think this one is a little heavier than necessary ... but I know it won't fail.

Distance from ground to hooks is a smidge over 500mm .. on my stock bike


BOTH WHEELS ARE OFF THE GROUND


cheers



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Old 07-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #12311
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Crickey french horn people want you to sell the takedown stand but I wouldn't mind buying a jar of your enthusiasm!
Not sure I'll build it that way though Ive got a bashplate, but it's on my list of things to do.
Keep the great ideas coming.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #12312
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Crickey french horn people want you to sell the takedown stand but I wouldn't mind buying a jar of your enthusiasm!
Not sure I'll build it that way though Ive got a bashplate, but it's on my list of things to do.
Keep the great ideas coming.

Thanks Killa Meter (love that handle).

I don't get so enthisiastic very often these days, generally speaking, I'm a lazy SOB .... but when I come up with a solution to something that people want, I gotta let them know about it ... a couple of inmates want to build the TAKEDOWN so I'd like to get the plans out there for them ... and any others that might like to give it a go. The front prop has been bouncing around in my head for a while, seemed a good time to try it out ... and it worked ! ... so I had to share it.

If I was 40 years younger I'd tackle building a heap for y'all ....

Post a coupla pics of your bashplate in here, front and side .. fairly close up ... I've got a few ideas.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #12313
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Can't wait to see what you will come out with..
I have a bash plate and I prob be looking for a good stick .
Usually when you are looking for one it is not there to be found!,,
Keep up your good work you are an ideas men
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #12314
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Pull apart race stand

What about making something similar this out of aluminium tube, but without the wheels? http://www.discountramps.com/all-in-...ycle-stand.htm
Replace the bends with a sliding fit right angle. Could pack down into a tool tube and have the advantage of being usable on different bikes. Any thoughts?

Alternative is to buy it and use it as is, one bloke on a ride carries it everyone benefits.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #12315
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As much as I applaud lateral thinking and problem solving with original thoughts and solutions, I can't but think that this is over thinking the problem

What's wrong with the traditional telescopic prop?



Tubular steel segmented walking stick with a few sections removed and the handle reshaped.



Under the peg hanger for rear wheel removal and end of day chain lube.



Or under something up front for the front wheel to come out.

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