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swaybar2002



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
docmike wrote:


How is it that the Accura rotor fits a Nova spindle. Did you spend days in a junkyard trying rotors on spindles? Are they all so standard that they're interchangable? Is it a matter of sitting down with a micrometer and a bearing catalog? Or is it the machinist version of the old biker with the Indian motor in a late model HD frame who told me if you have a cutting torch you make anything fit in anything?

(This has been bothering me for days, but this was the first time I've had a spare minute to type it in.)

Mike


Tinkerer's Maxim #1:

Anything will fit with a big enough hammer.

Tinkerer's Maxim #2:

If it won't fit, it weren't no good anyway.


And if we can't fix it it weren't broke. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Internet is a wounderfull thing.
Hours and Hours on the Internet.
Scanning junk yards, picking other peoples brains, and a lot of luck. Confused
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Bandit Bill



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about jinxing one's self...

Went for my evening ride, usual route, about 2 hrs in, right in twilight conditions, i'm coming in on a set of familiar mini-twisties at about 75 kph... except someone had trenched across the road, and filled with loose gravel, and marked with red paint. A 3-4" 4 foot wide trench captured the rig nicely, but very momentarily, compressing the sidecar suspension in the process... the sidecar wheel and/or lowest point of the swinging arm ramped up and then HAMMERED the corresponding lip of the pavement coming out of the trench. The chair flew up in the air about 1 1/2' in reaction. I continued on the ride home. Chalk it up to 1 part shit poor road work, 1 part inattention, and 1 part visual conditions.

Got home, inspected the rig as best i could in the dark inside and out.. I've punched a hole in the fiberglass through the wheel well, the shock tower has been bent inwards, and it's obvious the angle of the wheel is turned inwards in the fender at the top.. in other words, somewhat of a mess.

I'll inspect tomorrow in the light - but what were ideas, might need to be done now, rather than later or never. Hopefully it's something that can be quick fix patched up for the moment...

I guess it really was too low... Big Grin Laughing
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