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Old 03-04-2010, 09:07 PM   #76
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Clancy, lookin good mate

Whats the overall width of the whole rig?? Do you blokes have some rules regarding width for sidecars like we do??

G'day Johno,

Haven't measured it lately but when we set it up, it was a tad narrower than a Landcruiser track. I think it was about 1470 or thereabouts.
Somewhere, McCardigan has posted the width rules but I'm buggered if I can find it.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:37 PM   #77
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G'day Johno,

Haven't measured it lately but when we set it up, it was a tad narrower than a Landcruiser track. I think it was about 1470 or thereabouts.
Somewhere, McCardigan has posted the width rules but I'm buggered if I can find it.
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PS: Love the outfit!

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:40 AM   #78
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that is the worst effort I have ever seen....


















































...can you make me one too .

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:59 AM   #79
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:35 AM   #80
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PS: Love the outfit!

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Thanks



That's not the one I was thinking of. Might not have been mcCardigan, but someone posted the legal width for an outfit in here somewhere, measured from the end of the bars, to the outside of the chair.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:44 AM   #81
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That's not the one I was thinking of. Might not have been mcCardigan, but someone posted the legal width for an outfit in here somewhere, measured from the end of the bars, to the outside of the chair.
That was me I think.1800mm is the legal width post '83? but I don't think anyone in authority knows or cares to be honest.

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Old 03-05-2010, 04:15 AM   #82
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That was me I think.1800mm is the legal width post '83? but I don't think anyone in authority knows or cares to be honest.

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THAT'S the one Thanks Andrew. And you're right. No one seems to be worried about it
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:31 AM   #83
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Sorry Andrew. Forgive me. I'm new at this.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:35 AM   #84
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If you going to use the original fairing bracket you WILL need to brace it. Mine broke on the trip to Lorella springs. You need to strengthen it around where it bolts to the head stem. It's not a matter of if it will break but when will it break.
While you have the fairing off do it now because it's a pain in the arse to tie fencing wire around when you are on the side of the road.

If you don't fix it now I WILL stand on the side of the road with you but laughing my head off saying "I told you so" whilst drinking YOUR beer

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Not sure which fairing bracket you're on about Alex. Pic ?????
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:03 AM   #85
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It's been over seven months since the planning started on this project, and at times, when a finishing deadline passes (and there have been a few), I've been ready to give up and go riding on a solo again At about this stage of the build, I ran out of steam, couldn't summon the enthusiasm to come up with ideas.

On this particular day, I went out to start the bike (I've been starting it every week and letting it run for a while) and though the ignition was on, nothing happened. Spent half an hour checking things - nothing.
Once or twice, the cooling fan came on when I turned the key, but every time I pressed the button - zilch.
At once stage, I leaned across the tank, pressed the button, and felt a "clunk" that seemed to be from inside the tank.
Long story, short - pulled the filler/cap off and pulled the pump and filter out of the tank.



The rubber piece is/was the retainer that holds the fuel pump. It had dried out a bit by the time I had taken the pic, but when I pulled it out, was in an almost liquid state.


The filter screen that sits around the pump was broken and some of the "liquid" rubber had sucked into the pump and it had seized solid, hence the clunk when I pressed the button.



There was also a fair bit of rust around the tank sender. Apparently, ethanol blend fuel will have that effect on any rubber in the fuel system. So I cleaned the tank (I'd already replaced all the fuel hoses and all the seals in the injection system after the bike came back from Ringwood). On advice from John Sargeant, via McCardigan, I bought an EF falcon fuel pump (at a quarter the price of the BMW pump ). It was a tad smaller then the original but with a few mods, the pump went back into the tank.

At last year's sidecar rally, Snayle copped a bit of crap after his fuel filter caused a few dramas, so I decided to mount my new one outside the tank.



And while I was doing it, I fitted an Anderson plug alongside it. This would avoid pulling seats, computers etc if I need to get at the battery terminals, and it was another power source if I need one.








Then I started doing a dummy fit out of all the fuel hoses, pump etc.













The fuel line from the auxilliary tank was plumbed into the fuel return hose (From the regulator to the main tank) via a t-piece. A tap will also be fitted.

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:25 AM   #86
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Clancy, SA width measurement is 1850mm. But, not aware of anyone checking. Plenty around wider than that
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:31 PM   #87
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Bloody hell Neil you are getting old.

The section is where it bolts to the headstem, in fact if you gussett everything eg: the "arms" as well even better. Basically strengthen the whole thing.

Sorry mate but I'm not taking my fairing off for photo's. I do want it to be together again before the OCR.

By the way, looking good, the chair not you.

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Old 03-05-2010, 11:43 PM   #88
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Bloody hell Neil you are getting old.

The section is where it bolts to the headstem, in fact if you gussett everything eg: the "arms" as well even better. Basically strengthen the whole thing.

Sorry mate but I'm not taking my fairing off for photo's. I do want it to be together again before the OCR.

By the way, looking good, the chair not you.

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Thanks Alex. Just had a look at it I'll be just about finished all the fabrication on the sidecar tomorrow so I'll put that next on the list.
BTW, if I wasn't getting old, I wouldn't be building a fkn outfit.
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:32 AM   #89
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