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.

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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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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:21 am

Due to some logistical hiccups i'am still waiting for the pallet with all the parts. (none of it Alans fault)
"unsafe are the things that are carried in others hearts" (or something like that) as they say in Havamal. Having a few years worth of savings standing on a pallet in an unknown place far, far away is quite nervous at times.

To distract myself i replaced an old window and built something to sit and ponder in. I think it was reccomended in a book about building greenland style kayaks i read a long time ago that is was essential during the process to sometimes take a break and just look at what you are doing. It is foldable to not take to much precious floor space and to protect from sparks from welding and anglegrinder i made a lid on the top.
I'll make som sutable dark red cover in the weekend, white is a bit unpractical in a garage.
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Richard and Pat » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:26 am

Wow, great idea too.

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by EricStarmer » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:20 pm

Guess I have it backwards - now and then I take a break from looking to actually do something.....

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by EricStarmer » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:26 pm

Love the collapsible/hidden chair idea - now if you could make a portable toilet like this and sell it I think you would be able to afford a thunder of Trikings. "Thunder" proposed word for many Trikings ....

Berglind
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:12 am

EricStarmer wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:20 pm
Guess I have it backwards - now and then I take a break from looking to actually do something.....
:D It depends on what is at hands, in this case i want it ready for pre-Mot (just a rolling chassis) before the snow comes and the garage gets too cold. The leaking coupling on the de-airer on the incoming water on the other hand... :roll:

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:03 am

Finally, home at last!
A broken down ferry, a forgotful loader and finally a broken down lorry from the port to here together made two weeks of delay.
I was able to reverse the trailer into our garage.
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Remove all the packing and boxes and simply lift up the frame with a chain hoist. Its so nimble it fits sideways in the garage. :D
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When my girlfriend got home she also had to try sitting on a cardbord box and making brum brum noises. :D Feels great!
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Now the fun part starts!

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