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  • Scott-E
    Scott-E replied to the thread Hi From Kirkwood MO.
    That's a nice setup! Welcome to the Forum also. I can't imagine any motorcycle sold at an estate sale that does not need work. I found a BMW K750 at an estate sale I had to pass up. His Widow could not give up her husbands motorcycle...
  • L
    limpy45 replied to the thread Hippo hands fit/use.
    I bought a set off ebay a couple years ago, Never used. As I recall I paid $75.00 US dollars for them. I don't know if they are original or not, but have all the emblems and stuff. Look brand new. First $75 takes them home. Sold...
  • J
    I just joined this forum and have recently purchased a 1971 BMW R75/5, my second R75/5, that was bought from the estate of the original owner who bought the bike in Germany. Also included in the sale was a Vetter Windjammer fairing...
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  • turbodog
    Oh, yes - and the vinyl is item #9: I had marine carpet in there and I could not get my dog's hair our of that dang carpet. Now it cleans up with a damp rag and/or swiffer. The floor mat is heavy rubber, which can be pulled out and...
  • turbodog
    A lever operates 2 push/pull rods. Each rod goes to a latch, one toward the front, and one toward the rear. At the end of each rod is a clevis with a steel bushing (free to rotate) across the open end of the clevis. A nylon bearing in...
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  • turbodog
    Yes. For a given caliper piston combined area, increasing master cylinder bore will do as you say. In my case, I increased caliper combined area so now master cylinder has too much travel. With the lever adjusted all the way out, it...
  • turbodog
    Finally got the integrated brake setup bled. I'm going to have to go to a larger diameter master cylinder,but it stops the rig. The setup is: With this setup I have the car brake activated along woith the bike front brakes,or can use...
  • turbodog
    turbodog replied to the thread Terraplane brake modification.
    Yes, but I'll spare you the details of my project in the middle of TBD's thread. I'll update my thread as I make progress (or not :) )
  • turbodog
    turbodog replied to the thread Terraplane brake modification.
    I would think that running only the car brake would make the rig pull hard right when braking. I have a separate pedal for the sidecar and find using the car brake by itself is only useful for making sharp right turns. It works well...
  • TexasBulldogger
    Has anyone considered or attempted to use the bike front brake master cylinder into the car brake instead of the single front wheel rotor? My first rig had the double pedal set up and bike had floorboards. Don't remember any problems...
  • turbodog
    For #2, the pics above show the seat I'm switching to (from a Honda cruiser, IIRC) and the one-off fiberglass cowl to go with it. The fiberglass is, ahem, stout. And directly connected to the frame by steel . OK, it's a pig. But who...
  • turbodog
    OK for #1, I want something I can put my back into, without concern that I'm going to break something. So, an old jack handle and a footpeg hinge later, I have my 'reverse', connected directly to the bike frame: When not in use, it...
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  • turbodog
    So, over the past few (OK, several) months, I've had my rig in the shed making some adjustments to address the following: 1. The seat cowl had started to crack from pushing and pulling the rig by the rear grab bar. It was only...
  • turbodog
    turbodog replied to the thread Steering damper pictures.
    Looks good. I have a leading leg modification to reduce steering effort, and at low speeds the damper definitely is the dominant factor in steering effort. At anything above 1st gear (and with the exception of emergency full lock...
  • TexasBulldogger
    TexasBulldogger replied to the thread Steering damper pictures.
    Thanks, turbodog and Scott-E I got my new damper over the week end. Old one was definitely blown out and went in the trash. Air moves through the orifice alot easier than oil. I can barely move the shaft of the new one bare handed...
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