Build tread (kind of)

Berglind
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:49 am

Thank you!
I got the fender from ChopIt.de throuh Ebay, https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?sid=cho ... rue&_pgn=1
Hade a hard time deciding what model to use but my girlfriend liked the kind with the ribb. They are quite long and maybe i'll have to adjust the length later on. We live on the countryside and share our road with some lovely people and some horses. The horses leave presents on the road so a long fender is probaby a good idea.

Richard and Pat
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Richard and Pat » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:27 am

Thank you, I too decided on a ribbed type. Yes a long mudguard is a good idea as it reduces WES [wet elbow syndrome] but when exiting the wooden build shed you have to remember to allow for the 35mm doorstep running across the exit. I didn't and snapped both freshly painted mudguards only fitted the night before. Doh! If there had been no drop off the shed floor there would have been no problem.
Because of the rib and the deeply valenced sides I had to trim one edge and fit packing pieces to the mudguards supports which of course the standard Triking mudguard does not need.

Berglind
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:07 am

Richard and Pat wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:27 am
but when exiting the wooden build shed you have to remember to allow for the 35mm doorstep running across the exit
Thanks for the tip! Plan to make the lower 5 cm of thick rubber to prevent misshaps.

Found a nice handbrake (cheap and sturdy) that just needed some cleaning. Happy for our outdoors leg wise useful when one dont want to fill the garage with dirt. (had my share of that with the old Saab V4s)
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Have been thinking a lot about the speedometer and other meters, wanted something that included as much of the essentials as possible. Found a meter from an old Ford Transit with both fuel and temp guage but when it arrived it turn out to be too large. A 1970 Beetle was the solution, it has fuel gauge and all the needed lights. The speedometer will most likely be completely off but i plan on making a new dial anyway.
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Had to make a adapter for the Motoguzzi cable and lyckily my brother has a 3d-printer so we made a prototype. Made some fittings to be able to fit led-lights instead of the old bulbs. (less energy and easier to get hold of) A oil preassure gauge and tachometer and i'm content. Maybe some voltage/ampere indicator to.

The rear tire seems to fit the swing fine.
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And in general - thanks for all your tips, pictures and creativity both here on the forum and on fb.

Richard and Pat
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:50 am

Good progress and innovative stuff too. Well done.
I guess you already thought of a] setting speedo with GPS. And b] the sender needing setting up to match VW gauge too.

My son bought me a small speedo run by GPS signal which I have mounted on a clip on the dash as it needs charging on the PC.
All the best and keep the words and pictures coming. :D

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