100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums

Go Back   100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums > 100% Biker > Biker Chat

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18-07-2006, 09:39 PM
rob rob is offline
It's about time I shut the fuck up!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,809
Default i think this thread goes here now?

in case anyone was wondering, i can confirm that a front wheel bearing collapse is twice as much fun on a single sided front end!
luckily i was just slowing down to pull into the workshop.
so i've stripped the front end out, and one of the bearings has cracked all the way round the outside circumference! not a thing i've ever seen before.
first i thought it was coz of a bad design by me, but on closer inspection you can see grease and rust on nearly 3/4's of the cracks surface, right up to within a couple of thou of the outer edge, so its obviously been like it for a long while, and i only put them in in may.
almost a severe case of compensation.

flashback to the bearing shop........
"we stock two bearings in that size, 75 or 18."........
(looks in pocket, sees washers and fluff).
"err, two of the 18 ones please".

i'll probably take the bits in next week and try to blag a couple of new ones,
on the other hand, i was due to fit hydraulic steering over the winter, and i've got nearly all the bits i need already.........
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19-07-2006, 10:59 AM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Talking of funny front ends, Rob, have you had experience of single-sided leading link front ends on bikes?

I've been planning and collecting the bits for a funky front ended bike for years now, but haven't really found anyone who can translate me ideas into metal ... no, that's not strictly true, someone did have a go years ago, but made a complete cod of it.

The idea, y'see, is to have a single-sided front end, but it's got to be exactly symetrical with the back end - shock angle, swingarm design, everything.

Any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-07-2006, 11:22 AM
Shifty's Avatar
Shifty Shifty is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Derbyshire
Posts: 2,794
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nik
Talking of funny front ends, Rob, have you had experience of single-sided leading link front ends on bikes?

I've been planning and collecting the bits for a funky front ended bike for years now, but haven't really found anyone who can translate me ideas into metal ... no, that's not strictly true, someone did have a go years ago, but made a complete cod of it.

The idea, y'see, is to have a single-sided front end, but it's got to be exactly symetrical with the back end - shock angle, swingarm design, everything.

Any ideas?
Wasn't the GTS1000 like that?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19-07-2006, 12:07 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shifty
Wasn't the GTS1000 like that?
Sort o', but it was feckin' ug-lee! The two 'arms weren't remotely symmetrical and although people have built bikes using the GTS front end they're not good enough for what I want, y'know?

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19-07-2006, 03:03 PM
rob rob is offline
It's about time I shut the fuck up!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,809
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nik
Talking of funny front ends, Rob, have you had experience of single-sided leading link front ends on bikes?

I've been planning and collecting the bits for a funky front ended bike for years now, but haven't really found anyone who can translate me ideas into metal ... no, that's not strictly true, someone did have a go years ago, but made a complete cod of it.

The idea, y'see, is to have a single-sided front end, but it's got to be exactly symetrical with the back end - shock angle, swingarm design, everything.

Any ideas?
YES!!!

have built several.

thats EXACTLY what i've got planned for mine!!!
i've got another single-sided honda swing arm the same as the back one, which will be run upside down at the front, so the arms on the same side as the back one, spindle the same height as the swing arm spindle, with hydraulic hub-centre steering hidden in the hub, and a rim disc. all the wishbones etc will be gone. kind of 'blood runners' stylee.
no visible connection between the bars and the wheel.
i suppose i COULD build it for you instead .........

.......and do something even more outlandish to mine for next year.


meanwhile back at the ranch......

seeing as illogical progression is my only means of transport at the moment, its not much use to me with a knackered wheel bearing, so 3 1/2 hrs down the workshop today, welding and grinding in 100'f and its back on the road again....

i cut the front off, made a new double sided fork to take a zx6r wheel, gave it a bit less trail, (now 3 1/2"), to quicken the steering up a bit, and she handles like a dream!!!
yes, i know there is paint all over the tyre, its better silver than kwak green, and next time i get some fuel i'l put some on a bit of rag and clean it off.

Last edited by rob; 04-08-2006 at 05:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Urban Terrorist's Avatar
Urban Terrorist Urban Terrorist is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Posts: 4,817
Default

Nik, what ever happened to that Hub steered bike Streefighters was meant to be making years ago, think it was cyclone engineering was building it?

Last edited by Nik; 19-07-2006 at 04:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-07-2006, 03:27 PM
devon-tony devon-tony is offline
Lucky Wombling Bastard except when he's not Wombling, when he's just a Lucky Bastard
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Devonshire
Posts: 4,371
Send a message via AIM to devon-tony
Default

Rob who you use for bearings?

try BSL at roundswell I got account with them and get good prices
__________________
nowt of much use here
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19-07-2006, 03:32 PM
rob rob is offline
It's about time I shut the fuck up!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,809
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by devon-tony
Rob who you use for bearings?

try BSL at roundswell I got account with them and get good prices

down past sainsburys, last on the left, 1st unit on the right??
thats who i use, i thought they had 'whyco' or something similar on their sign??
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19-07-2006, 04:03 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urban Terrorist
Nik, what ever happened to that Hub steered bike Streefighters was meant to be making years ago, think it was cyclone engineering was building it?
That was mine, mate, and it didn't really get off the drawing board - well, it did, but it's a very long story and it's too hot to get all ranty about it, y'know?

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19-07-2006, 04:05 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rob
YES!!!

have built several.

thats EXACTLY what i've got planned for mine!!!
i've got another single-sided honda swing arm the same as the back one, which will be run upside down at the front, so the arms on the same side as the back one, spindle the same height as the swing arm spindle, with hydraulic hub-centre steering hidden in the hub, and a rim disc. all the wishbones etc will be gone. kind of 'blood runners' stylee.
no visible connection between the bars and the wheel.
i suppose i COULD build it for you instead .........

.......and do something even more outlandish to mine for next year.
That sounds exactly like what I want, mate, exactly! Bugger! I've got three bikes on the go at the moment and need to finish and sell 'em before I can start another one, y'know?

Maybe come the Winter, yeah?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.