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by Tamos
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build progress
Replies: 51
Views: 9488

Re: Build progress

Wish I had thought about using hair dryer. Have stuck and unstuck the vinyl round the corners so many times that I will now leave it alone - it is not perfect but does look very acceptable.
by Tamos
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build progress
Replies: 51
Views: 9488

Re: Build progress

Thanks for your kind comments. Can’t wait to get it on the road once current virus problems are over. Have spent most of afternoon driving up and down my short shingle drive, getting used to reverse g/box which does seem to be bedding in as can now get forwards more easily. Have now got to go out an...
by Tamos
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build progress
Replies: 51
Views: 9488

Re: Build progress

Build nearing completion. Have glued the vinyl to the f/glass cockpit roll but have not yet fixed roll to body, probably will glue in place. Took 2 days to get satisfactory result stretching vinyl over roll and minimising creases on corners, end result acceptable but not perfect. Could not resist fi...
by Tamos
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build progress
Replies: 51
Views: 9488

Re: Build progress

Tony, certainly be interested to have more details re fixing cockpit trim. Did you glue the vinyl trim to the fibreglass “roll” instead of stretching down and glueing to body?
Tony
by Tamos
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.

Hi Kristoffer, have just seen very low mileage California on eBay, current bid £1650 with 6 days to go.
Bike has stood for a while but apparently runs well. The seller is prepared to ship internationally.
Tony
by Tamos
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build progress
Replies: 51
Views: 9488

Re: Build progress

Thanks Chris. I know you are trying to rush me so that I am not properly prepared for the race challenge against your big and heavy Triking!! Agree that clear silicon good to stick cockpit moulding onto body, but is there a preferred contact adhesive for wrapping round and sticking vinyl trim to bod...
by Tamos
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.

Fully agree with Dave. I bought 1998 California that had stood outside for a while, but with a recorded mileage of 17000, for £2400. Whilst waiting for Triking kit I spent some time cleaning parts from bike that were not required, advertised them on eBay and Gumtree and got back £1950 (approx £1800 ...
by Tamos
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build progress
Replies: 51
Views: 9488

Re: Build progress

Body now fully glued on, and paintwork intact!! Have just got to run a seal between body lip and floor under car to ensure water tight. This part of build was nowhere near as bad as I feared - should have listened to Alan and others. Currently finishing wiring rear lights and indicators in detachabl...
by Tamos
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Inertia reel seat belts
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Inertia reel seat belts

Not that keen on static seat belts. Would prefer to fit inertia reel type, as I did on JZR that I built, so interested to know if anyone has fitted these using standard Triking fixing points.
Tony
by Tamos
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Tubeless Tyre on Rim Spoked Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: Tubeless Tyre on Rim Spoked Wheel

For my type 3 build I am using a Michelin Pilot Activ rear tyre, size 140/80-17, which gets good reviews for achieving high mileages. Although the wheel is the tubeless type, I have fitted an inner tube as a precaution since the original tyre lost pressure very slowly from around the rim. The Trikin...