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This topic contains 18 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by doverhay doverhay 1 month, 1 week ago.

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  • #12502
    doverhay
    doverhay
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      After three repairs to lower body edge I’ve come to the conclusion that some sort of defence is required. I’m sure I’ve seen modifications done on this area by Axel and Paul (Germany) so if they have any info on what they did, or anyone else who has tried to combat this problem, it would really be appreciated if they could share it with me. My remedy is to use a strip of stainless steel bar 30mm x 3mm, shape it and glue it to the lower edge (not sure about securing it by any other method); however, I’m open to suggestions before I proceed. I have two 1m lengths of bar which I’m hoping to use.

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    • #12504
      Richard and Pat
      Richard and Pat
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        How about something like this Richard?

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      • #12509
        doverhay
        doverhay
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          Now you’re being silly Richard; however, a pair of skids would probably do the trick! 😉

        • #12510
          Richard and Pat
          Richard and Pat
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            Blame the cold in the workshop.

          • #12511
            david
            david
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              Alan mentioned to me once [after I had sparks on a roundabout over here…..] that he used the nylon chopping boards cut to fit..
              with inset rivets I believe and a strong adhesive..on the supercharged one he built..they don’t spark..
              David

            • #12512
              WestEndGuzzi
              WestEndGuzzi
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                |I used some 3 x something ally sheet, card template first then jigsaw out, polyurethane adhesive and an ss screw front and back.
                This picture was of Florence, same fitted on Edith.

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              • #12514

                eclecticeric
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                  Richard – how about gluing/riveting something like this along each side – I think it would be sufficient to protect the fiberglass, since it is backed by the frame.

                  https://www.par-group.co.uk/engineering-plastics/wear-strips/extruded-profiles-and-wear-strips/flat-coiled-wear-strips/

                • #12520
                  JFerg
                  JFerg
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                    Having at different times grounded the body on both sides and had to rush home for a change of undies, I’ve bolted a nylon block, cut from a chopping board, on to each side. 4″ long, 1 3/4″ wide, drilled and tapped, so bolted from within.

                    I have managed to tear one off, however…….

                    JFerg

                  • #12526
                    doverhay
                    doverhay
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                      Thanks lads, you’ve giving me food for thought; although Myra has locked up the plastic chopping boards so I may have to use the stainless flat bar I have, it should do the trick!

                    • #12527
                      WestEndGuzzi
                      WestEndGuzzi
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                        Utilisation of materials to hand is rat-rod philosophy.

                      • #12574
                        phil whizzer
                        phil whizzer
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                          Hi guys,
                          Here are (I hope) pics of alloy skids I fitted 8 years ago. They are 160mm long x 20mm x 20mm although they would benefit from being 25mm deep.

                          Regards
                          Phil

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                          • #12577
                            doverhay
                            doverhay
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                              Thanks Phil, I can see the side wear problem has been a problem for all, I suppose the low height of the chassis has both advantage and disadvantage, I can now see several ways to overcome the disadvantage. Again, thanks to all, work starts as soon as I’m back from holiday in Madeira in just over a weeks time, after some well deserve sunshine. 😉

                          • #12587

                            peakrock
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                              You all need the ride height of my 4 x 3 Triking… 🙂
                              Dave

                            • #12588
                              Richard and Pat
                              Richard and Pat
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                                As seen on the calendar for August 2018.

                              • #12589
                                Musselermark
                                Musselermark
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                                  When I built my Triking I used the Koni dial a ride shocks of the donor bike. I made 30mm extension brackets between shocks and body.
                                  I have not encountered any bodyshell to road contact with my always gentle driving.

                                • #12590
                                  Richard and Pat
                                  Richard and Pat
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                                    Which hat do you have on exactly Mark?
                                    Love
                                    Pat

                                  • #12591
                                    WestEndGuzzi
                                    WestEndGuzzi
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                                      Mark, your driving is as gentle as mine…………..
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                                      I replaced my Triking supplied shockers with the donor bike Forenale gas ones to give an adjustable softer ride.
                                      Mine also needed raising a bit.
                                      Come to think about it Dick, your motor has always looked a little low at the back.
                                      .
                                      The dirty little round thing on top of the fuel tank is not a return, it’s an oil breather catch pot from the reverse gearbox.
                                      I do not make it my hobby cleaning under the boot…………..

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                                    • #12593
                                      Musselermark
                                      Musselermark
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                                        Just remember to ensure no binding on driveshaft uj if increasing swing arm angle to body by longer shocks.

                                      • #12595
                                        doverhay
                                        doverhay
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                                          I have found some 360mm shocks to replace the 340mm, that would be the same as extending the fixing point I’m guessing?

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