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by peakrock
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Meetings and Events
Topic: VMCC Founders Day 2021 , Stanford Hall, Leics.
Replies: 26
Views: 5337

Re: VMCC Founders Day 2021 , Stanford Hall, Leics.

It sounds like a sensible decision Dick but it would have been nice to meet up there. I'm going down the night before and camping in my VW Caddy, prob take the Triking in the trailer I bought off you as I haven't finished making the braked A frame yet.
by peakrock
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge - off topic chat
Topic: 3 Wheeled fun indoors....
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

3 Wheeled fun indoors....

This looks fun and I have an old Scalextric...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124778448256 ... Track=true
by peakrock
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build tread (kind of)
Replies: 85
Views: 20466

Re: Build tread (kind of)

Seeing all your creative work makes me want to build yet another Triking and also buy an English Wheel to make the bodywork from scratch etc..! However, I'd better finish off my other kit car project first! Look forward to seeing it in the flesh.

Dave
by peakrock
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Meetings and Events
Topic: VMCC Founders Day 2021 , Stanford Hall, Leics.
Replies: 26
Views: 5337

Re: VMCC Founders Day 2021 , Stanford Hall, Leics.

Thanks Andy, I might go down the night before and sleep in the van, is anyone else going to camp overnight?

Dave
by peakrock
Tue May 25, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New member somewhere in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: New member somewhere in UK

Congratulations on taking the plunge and getting a donor bike, it's an interesting and rewarding experience building your own Triking and incorporating your own ideas and preferences as you build it. Great advice from Tony (Westendguzzi) too about riding it around a bit etc before stripping it down ...
by peakrock
Wed May 19, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Toe in
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Toe in

The Triking is sensitive to tire pressures and sizes - what tires are you running front and back and what pressures have you got in them? Shimming the top wishbones back will increase the castor angle and is usually around 6 degrees or thereabouts - I downloaded a protractor app to my phone and held...
by peakrock
Thu May 13, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Under-bonnet stowage
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Under-bonnet stowage

Good idea Tony, is the flat sheet above the passenger foot well for the mug of tea when you're working on it? (I noticed the giveaway ring mark ;) )

Dave
by peakrock
Wed May 12, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Toe in
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Toe in

My recent experience with the Trackrite was that at the typical Triking setting of 3mm to 4mm toe in it shows around a quarter of a degree of toe in which seems to be borne out by the chart previously mentioned. I think the Trackrite is useful as a quick check as to whether you have toe in or toe ou...
by peakrock
Mon May 10, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New member somewhere in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: New member somewhere in UK

I echo what Tony said about the California engine, on both my builds the engine had done about 36,000 miles - it seems most bikes don't do anywhere near the mileage the engine is capable of but I have read of people who've done 100,000 + miles. On both my engines I just changed oil and filter and th...
by peakrock
Mon May 10, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Steering adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Steering adjustment

As it happens I've just been doing the same with my steering setup to fine tune my high performance front suspension. I put an additional thick washer where the track rod extender bolts into the track rod on the nearside and slightly extended the track rod out from the rack on the offside and that w...