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THE WIDOW SHAKER............................... What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: THE WIDOW SHAKER............................... What could possibly go wrong?

#121 PostAuthor: paul doran » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:12 pm

Steve I presume You intend to take first test ride
make sure video it please
Be better than watching moto gp
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#122 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:13 pm

paul doran wrote:Steve I presume You intend to take first test ride
make sure video it please
Be better than watching moto gp


Trust me Paul......... It'll all be recorded. :shock: :??
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#123 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:29 pm

Brakes (or brake) was bled up at the weekend, as was the clutch. No leaks! :D

Sorted a couple of the final jobs this afternoon.

Using an old Lucas rearset, I robbed the best bits from the pair & mocked up the gear change.
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A bit more fooking around & it fits through the floor. I do have the option of adding the footrest, should I need something to 'brace ' me foot against. :shock:
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I've ordered a length of 10mm aluminium hex bar to use as a linkage, along with a LH M6 tap, but the linkage would have fouled the engine mounting bolt...
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A bit of countersinking has resolved the problem. :)
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Just waiting for a new chain rivet link & some long M6 bolts to mount the clutch outrigger & we're ready for testing. :yay :yay :yay
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Re: THE WIDOW SHAKER............................... What could possibly go wrong?

#124 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:42 pm

What speed have you geared it too? Obviously, the tyres are "H" rated for 130 MPH :cantb :ghostface :cop2 :boom

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Re: THE WIDOW SHAKER............................... What could possibly go wrong?

#125 PostAuthor: Pigford » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:03 pm

ZedHead wrote:What speed have you geared it too? Obviously, the tyres are "H" rated for 130 MPH :cantb :ghostface :cop2 :boom



Think he's geared it for acceleration...... so he can be first down to the PO to collect his pension :!:
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Re: THE WIDOW SHAKER............................... What could possibly go wrong?

#126 PostAuthor: paul doran » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:46 pm

Pigford wrote:
ZedHead wrote:What speed have you geared it too? Obviously, the tyres are "H" rated for 130 MPH :cantb :ghostface :cop2 :boom



Think he's geared it for acceleration...... so he can be first down to the PO to collect his pension :!:

Are You sure You never owned it previously Mark what with having one disk and all :roll:
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#127 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:01 pm

Sorry Lads,

Not reported much recently........ Been busy with other stuff. :roll:

Gear linkage was finished a couple of weeks back. Even bought a left hand tap to do a 'Proper Job'!

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Spent this afternoon on the 'Final push'. Fitted and wired in me 'twin headlamp' only to find it's dimness was caused by the fact it has 24v bulbs fitted, some 12v LED items are on their way to me.

Hacked up the 'instrument binnacle' so that it would fit around both the clutch & brake master cylinders, refitted bodywork & the front basket.

Fitted new carpet, so that me slippers won't get dirty, then finished off with a few 'go faster' stickers.

Plan to take the thing to the storage yard I use in Bath for 'shakedown' tests on Saturday :cl :cl

I'll report back after that.
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#128 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm

At least the back of your legs wont get cold :shock:

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#129 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:08 pm

Ginger Bear wrote:
Plan to take the thing to the storage yard I use in Bath for 'shakedown' tests on Saturday :cl :cl

I'll report back after that.


You may be some time... :oh :Oo

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#130 PostAuthor: garyd » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:38 pm

"Plan to take the thing to the storage yard I use in Bath for 'shakedown' tests on Saturday :cl :cl

I'll report back after that."


Get someone else to report back (once they stop laughing) 'coz I don't think you'll be in any fit state...either physically or mentally.

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#131 PostAuthor: ruffle » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:15 pm

Can you delay the test for a bit?

Amazon are temporarily out of Ouija boards and I'd like to ask you how it went :ghostface

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#132 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:07 pm

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#133 PostAuthor: swampy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:01 pm

For some reason the death march music sprang into my mind as soon as i read 'shakedown tests in yard'
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#134 PostAuthor: becker » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:18 am

Can't decide if this is brilliance or madness :shock:

Either way, can hardly wait to see the video, or up close at the Lode maybe? :vcool
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Re: THE WIDOW SHAKER............................... What could possibly go wrong?

#135 PostAuthor: pluto » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:18 pm

Which storage yard in Bath, what time? I'm around Saturday pm if you need a push.


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