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by peakrock
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

Thanks Tony ! Two big milestones this week; starting the engine and on it's own wheels at last... I knew the engine basically worked ok as I'd run it and even ridden the donor bike a little after buying it, but that was almost 18 months ago. I'd reused the engine wiring harness which is mostly simpl...
by peakrock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

Continuing the work on the rear end I've started assembling the new tail section. The rear lights are repro Cadillac, sourced from the US and surprisingly well made compared with some of the repro stuff you get. They are quite vulnerable so are lightly bolted to the tail so they can be replaced if n...
by peakrock
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

The Type 4 pedal box is wider than the Type 3 Triking fabricated one and a signicant amount of modification was necessary to get it to work in my Type 3: I had to cut a small section out between the accelerator and brake pedal pedals to reduce the overall width of the box. The brake pedal uses the s...
by peakrock
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

Whilst we're on the subject of brakes I couldn't resist posting a picture of the front wheel with disc attached...some serious brakes with this combination...
Front_disk.jpg
by peakrock
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

I had the same brake calipers on my previous Triking and they were very effective - I was really glad to have them on the Yorkshire meet...! As well as good stopping power they are able to dissipate heat build up more quickly than a caliper with a single piston each side so less chance of brake fade...
by peakrock
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

Thanks Richard, I'm sure I can find something else to drivel on about for Trifles..... :P

Cheers Dave
by peakrock
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

Thanks for the kind comments.... If you've read this months "Trifles" you'll have seen I decided to have twin fuel tanks, (I have notions of long distance travel in this Triking and more fuel capacity would seem useful). Following on from the article I did the final fitting of the tanks over the wee...
by peakrock
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

The time finally arrived when putting the engine and gearbox in was sensible - it's sometimes tempting to do jobs like this early on as there's more to show for a couple of hours work than filing a small piece of metal that will be hidden away somewhere! So, quite a satisfying day - the chain block ...
by peakrock
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: A-FRAME Goes Legal
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: A-FRAME Goes Legal

One of the final jobs with the body off was to sort out the brake pedal connection for the A-Frame. I used a Knott trailer brake cable which come in various lengths with a slotted end and drilled a hole in the bulkhead for the cable to pass through. I'm using a Type 4 pedal assembly and the pedals h...
by peakrock
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: From a workshop in rural Norfolk...

Some owners might be interested in the front suspension setup on my Type 3 build; it's mostly the high performance suspension option which utilises the Hagon gas shocks but which has been modified to utilise the Type 4 hub upright with the longer stub axle, this allows for the wider Type 4 wire whee...