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Title: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 22, 2015, 08:19:20 AM
I'm still attempting to load my pics..iv found a way to resize my pics ?..hooray it works..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 22, 2015, 08:23:29 AM
Now maybe I can truly join the manky lot ?  :D I'm back working on Mrs stinkeys trike..so will keep you guys/ladies updated with my projects..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 22, 2015, 08:59:59 AM
I'm using stuff iv accumulated,rather than buying to much ,and obviously it's in mock up stage..I had an old propshaft left from my brothers v8 corsair..and it was the same flange/uj as the jag axle..so saved me buying another propshaft ...I'm just waiting on a disc for the handbrake before I cut it to the correct length ..I also found an old fuel tap( brass) which I cleaned ..so now need some 6m ally pipe/tube to weld on the bottom of the tank..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 22, 2015, 08:27:53 PM
Welcome back!  :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: andyrennison on July 22, 2015, 11:04:17 PM
Here we go, another build to watch. Good one!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 22, 2015, 11:38:46 PM
Cheers guys..I spent most of today trying to fit/modify some handlebars I was given off another trike..very difficult when you discover they weren't symmetrical in the first place.. :'( oh well onwards and upwards..more pics soon guys


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 23, 2015, 08:47:28 AM
Just thought I'd show you lot what's been going on in my workshop lately..this is my little chop iv been tinkering on for the past 2 years..almost there ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 23, 2015, 08:58:11 AM
And these,the black and blue trike I built for Martin my good buddy which I recently purchased from him but I couldn't ride it with out serious mods ( he's 6-3 I'm 5-7,oops ?) so I gave it a clean up/revamp and sold it on..the bandit chop was my sons..but his van engine blew up so he had to sell it to buy another..blooming shame..the rather ratty looking trike is my cousins..the day we got it home..it's now going through a very slow metamorphosis ..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 23, 2015, 11:02:48 AM
I purchased these wheels from a guy iv known through rodsnsods ..they had been sat outside since the 80s ? My son said   " what have you bought those sh#% things for ?" He now says.." I'm well jel dad !"
And the trike is he's ongoing revamp


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 23, 2015, 02:39:25 PM
You have been a busy bunny haven't you.  :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 23, 2015, 04:02:55 PM
I do what I can when my illness allows..more in the warmer months..I sneaked in the workshop today ( our wedding anniversary ) and used this new toy ( bought it 2 years ago ) for first time..bent these up ready for tomorrow ..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 24, 2015, 06:56:08 PM
Major leak in the workshop so didn't get much done..made a start on the mudguard mounts.
And did some end caps for the front of the chassis rails..made the speedo mount and thought I'd show you the rocker cover breather


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 24, 2015, 07:02:03 PM
Speedo bracket


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 24, 2015, 10:17:25 PM
Nice.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 24, 2015, 11:17:11 PM
Cheers kind sir..it does seem strange seeing pics of my work on here though ? I hope people enjoy the build


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: hunter on July 24, 2015, 11:30:51 PM
Nice work Mr Stinky,
Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on July 25, 2015, 03:55:58 AM
Nice!
Always good to see other folks builds.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 25, 2015, 05:34:12 AM
Cheers guys..feedback is always good,especially for us older worn out stuck at home types ( Billy no mates ,he.he.)
I'm guessing I'm fixing the leaks in the workshop today ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: triker_Chewie on July 25, 2015, 07:31:18 AM
photos are great but you keep cropping out Mrs Stinkey
 ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 25, 2015, 10:14:33 AM
Just for you then sir..no cropping..taken for our calendar shoot last summer


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 25, 2015, 07:38:25 PM
After wearing myself out trying to fix the leaks on my workshop ..I eventually managed to do the other mudguard mounts and mocked up the gear stick for her ladyship to try...she's happy with it..can't think why ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 26, 2015, 09:34:05 PM
Didn't go into the workshop today,went to visit Martin to see how he's getting on with his new project ? Iv not any pics of before he started the revamp..oops..iv got some pics of my sons trike when it first arrived at our workshop ,plus some of our previous builds..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 26, 2015, 09:36:23 PM
More pics


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 26, 2015, 09:37:24 PM
Trike


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: twisted on July 26, 2015, 10:49:44 PM
good work there mate and lovely pictures  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 27, 2015, 08:03:20 AM
Cheers young sir..and I see your keeping everybody waiting..he.he..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: twisted on July 27, 2015, 08:00:12 PM
yeah only a little bit longer  :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 27, 2015, 08:09:17 PM
Good lad..I managed to finish ( sort of) the gear stick..and tacked on the mirror mount for her ladyship


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 28, 2015, 06:43:57 PM
Baby sitting the grand kids ,so only managed to shape and prime two of these today..hopefully the little horrors go back home early tomorrow ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: twisted on July 29, 2015, 07:35:57 AM
what are those? no not grand kids i know what they are  ::) the two things you have made  :D ;)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 29, 2015, 08:59:04 AM
Rockers..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 29, 2015, 04:23:42 PM
(the bottom links on springer forks).


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: morrag on July 29, 2015, 05:48:29 PM
Thought those were guys in leather jackets on oily old "Brit" metal.... ;D ;D or am I confusing them with bottom links!! ???


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: the coppersmith on July 29, 2015, 06:58:35 PM
'Ere ! I was one of those oily, brit bike chaps, called a few things in my day, never called a bottom link though, ??? missing link yes ;D ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 29, 2015, 07:27:52 PM
Well after the gran kids went..5 pm..I sprayed the rockers black..and while rummaging for some nuts for these ball joints found these electrical bits..forgot I'd bought them a while back..so can any of you electric bods tell me what I can use for my trike wiring out of this lot and what else will I need ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 01, 2015, 07:51:17 PM
Well..no help with the electrics ?..but I picked up this from another forum member today..cheers john..so spent a couple of hours wire brushing and grinding /welding/painting made a change from trikes n bikes..will do the greasing on the bearings etc tomorrow (after iv picked up the new headstock for my cousins trike..)
I'm sure the trailer will come in handy..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: terry t on August 01, 2015, 07:58:33 PM
There is a wiring diagram on here see if I can find it ???

found it, posted for another member back mid may

http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14828.0


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: scannerzer on August 01, 2015, 09:59:27 PM
bigger pic maybe of those bits but they look like relays or flasher units,both very useful for your trike.i've dip and main beam relayed,and the main ignition switch as well then you need a flasher and a hazard relay.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 01, 2015, 11:38:09 PM
There is a wiring diagram on here see if I can find it ???

found it, posted for another member back mid may

http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14828.0
Cheers for that..iv seen it,but it's very fuzzy/blurred on my iPad ..and I'm hopeless with electrics..and as for drawings of what goes here and there ? Well I'm a monkey see,monkey do type..written stuff just doesn't sink in I'm afraid


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 02, 2015, 06:05:14 PM
Well a good buddy said he's doing a wiring diagram ( based on the one on here ) that he recons I CAN understand ? Today I made some new passenger foot plates..and picked up this headstock for me to use on my cousins trike


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 02, 2015, 06:09:08 PM
And I finished painting the trailer


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 04, 2015, 07:40:49 PM
Today seemed to fly by ? And not much done ? :'(
I started to reassemble the springer..pick up the new front disc which iv had turned up (along with the propshaft disc) tomorrow ..so maybe I can get the front rolling soon.?
I screwed on a rad guard mesh thing today ? Will most likely make up something more interesting for it soon ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 04, 2015, 08:50:34 PM
You had a brake disc made? I've always wondered if they're hardened in some way or just mild steel?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 04, 2015, 09:04:10 PM
Well there is a company in London that makes discs..but iv had some done by a guy I know..local turner..the one for the propshaft is only for the handbrake /emergency..and seeing my mate turn down discs from bikes on his lathe so we can use them on our chops I'm assuming they aren't hardened ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: hunter on August 04, 2015, 10:30:25 PM
The best material for discs is,
Cast iron,It's soft.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 04, 2015, 11:13:02 PM
Bit like my brain ?
The discs on my harley are stainless


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 05, 2015, 07:22:11 PM
Got my discs back from the turner..but had to take back the wheel disc..needed 1/4inch more taken off,plus I need a bronze bush for the caliper mount..so I tacked on a temp bracket to hold the handbrake caliper in place..and no I'm not using the original jag ones..plus iv had this one sitting in my workshop since 1997 ( £74,from pop browns ) which iv been dying to use..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 05, 2015, 09:24:33 PM
Looks a tidy set-up Mr S.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 06, 2015, 08:44:10 AM
Yes it's a neat fully adjustable unit and rebuildable..and cheaper to buy nowadays ? Just need to make a nice looking ( strong) bracket to mount it on which also allows me to remove,not much space


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 06, 2015, 07:50:19 PM
Got the wheel/disc/caliper bracket back in place..so more measuring for spacers/bolts/ etc..springers look good,but such a pain to work with on your own..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 06, 2015, 07:59:55 PM
Some days one feels "iv still got so much to do?"   But I'm enjoying it


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stumpy on August 06, 2015, 08:32:00 PM
You can't be doing much I can see the floor ! Looking good stink I'm boarrredeeddd think I better get on and build summit ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 06, 2015, 08:33:15 PM
Some days one feels "iv still got so much to do?"   But I'm enjoying it
Every day I feel like that ! As long as you are having fun then it's worthwhile.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 06, 2015, 11:04:35 PM
When I remember I make sure not to much is on the floor when I take pics..and I hate being bored..but feel worn out by 8pm..I love building stuff..so enjoying the creative juices whilst I can..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 07, 2015, 08:11:29 AM
Has anybody got an old handbrake they don't want ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: andyrennison on August 07, 2015, 08:59:53 PM
That disk looks superb


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 07, 2015, 09:46:29 PM
I'm not finished with the disc yet..got an idea for it..which mrs stinkey likes..seeing as it's her trike..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: andyrennison on August 07, 2015, 09:54:42 PM
That minimalist look really suits the whole design iny opinion :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 08, 2015, 01:55:08 PM
Cheers kind sir..and I see your on the road now..and today iv mostly been doing this for my cousins trike
NEW head stock and bearings..basically because we didn't know where the old head stock came from and which bearings it needed..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 10, 2015, 08:18:34 PM
Got rid of my cousins trike ( for a while ?) stripped down my springer for welding/polishing and new rocker shoulder bolts,and knocked up a new front seat mount..so number 1 off my list of 16 things to do..but I'm sure the list will grow instead of shrink ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 12, 2015, 09:06:03 PM
Yesterday was one of those days..nowt went right..gave up..today was bit better..worked on mudguard /prop brake and propshaft ..in order to not have lots of silly brackets holding the handbrake caliper..I mounted it on 2 tubes welded to the chassis..which means if I need to remove/change pads I have to strip it apart ?..the propshaft went on and off several times till I eventually got the correct length ( said the actress to the vicar )
And I started glassing up the mudguards..(well one of them ) I also popped round to see a mate of mine..to see the latest bike he's just built for a customer


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 12, 2015, 09:08:05 PM
Nice colour.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 12, 2015, 09:18:54 PM
Looks much better in the flesh..not my style..but amazing quality..lots one off parts..nice work if you can get it


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 14, 2015, 07:22:20 PM
Spent past two days messing about with the front end..bolts/anti friction washers..trying to find out what bike the caliper came from? Decided to strip the paint off the front wheel..by hand..bit sad but I enjoy the solitude while listening to the radio...


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 14, 2015, 11:56:24 PM
A man after my own heart! I was in the workshop till midnight tonight, painting mine.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 15, 2015, 06:55:31 AM
I can't last that long nowadays ,but I'm getting as much done before winter,saving all the indoor DIY projects to keep me busy..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on August 15, 2015, 09:34:15 AM
Lol, that's what i tell my missus too...


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 15, 2015, 10:53:37 AM
I dare not say that to her ? :-\


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 15, 2015, 06:33:24 PM
So today iv mostly been doing a little bit..some more on the front wheel,cleaned up the caliper,and reassembled the front end and put it back on


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 15, 2015, 06:34:28 PM
Front wheel will need some more work yet


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 16, 2015, 06:14:32 PM
So armed with my new handbrake ( cheers bob) I went straight into my shed soon as I got home..and I threw some holes at it..if anybody wants some I can email you most sizes..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 16, 2015, 06:42:22 PM
Sorry I missed you at the show today matey.
That looks cool.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 16, 2015, 07:11:19 PM
We was looking out for ya!..mrs stinkey loved the engraving on your chop..but got confused..( blonde thing !) she couldn't understand why you had the bike,she thought MMM was just trikes..he.he..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 17, 2015, 05:44:03 PM
And today after a very rough wheezy morning. I pushed this out for the first time and the good lady tried it for size n comfort ..ooh eer missus.. ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 17, 2015, 06:57:29 PM
Very nice.  :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: twisted on August 17, 2015, 07:33:39 PM
Sweeeeeet  ;) and the irs will be very appreciated you'll see. :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 17, 2015, 07:52:38 PM
Yes I'm sure her rear end will get all the attention  ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 17, 2015, 10:49:07 PM
Looking like father and son ? We're both friendly honestly


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 17, 2015, 11:07:02 PM
 8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 19, 2015, 06:09:22 PM
And today..I helped a fellow monkey reassemble some of his rear end ?" Ooh you are awful "
But we needed  a big tap to clean out some of the powder coating in the threads..so that stopped play..so Whoosh back home and I mounted the hand brake. ( ouch ! )


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 21, 2015, 04:19:51 PM
So today has been spent stripping the old paint ( never seen so much filler on these before ? ) welding and grinding and refilling the handlebars..but had to dig a lot out..grr!..didn't go off..time to buy some new p38 methinks ? I'm still not sure about these yet so will just prime em for now?. Wish I hadn't taken the flap wheel to the bloody things.. 8)..how I hate rubbing down..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 21, 2015, 08:48:16 PM
I feel your pain bro!  :P


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 21, 2015, 09:33:54 PM
Yes..but I think your into pain ? He.he.. ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 22, 2015, 01:13:36 PM
 :D So who's the fellow Monkey?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 22, 2015, 01:52:48 PM
Stix..I'm sure he won't mind me saying..I'm helping him sort out his garage


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 22, 2015, 02:31:06 PM
Nice to know we're bringing people together   ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 22, 2015, 11:05:28 PM
I love this site..it's been a lifeline for me..especially now I can post pics..nice to share..always feeding ideas n knowledge with others.. 8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 23, 2015, 06:26:32 AM
Yeah, I've pinched many an idea from this lot  ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2015, 09:38:25 AM
Don't tell mate,they'll be doing it ? 8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 23, 2015, 09:51:00 AM
Been 'borrowing' ideas for years. ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2015, 09:56:56 AM
It's called up cycling now ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on August 23, 2015, 09:59:22 AM
Not here it's not!

That's for the people who make stuff out of old buttons and the like and call it jewellery!  There's a shop in Wareham that sells all that stuff - well I spose they sell it, I've looked at it and I guess it's very clever but I can't imagine anyone wanting it.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2015, 10:09:57 AM
Iv sold stuff to people..and you scratch your head ? But we all do it..when Maria was pushing me about at popham last week..she just said   "It's just old rubbish ?"  And I replied..." But darling,you've seen what I can build with OLD rubbish "


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2015, 07:46:39 PM
Well after all that work on the handlebars..I found these and mrs stinkey decided she wants em here.. Which meant I had to drill a hole for the wires..and I dug out a nos tail light..to use for a third brake light..so off to buy some p38 tomorrow to finish of the bars..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 23, 2015, 08:37:43 PM
Is this to have MSVA ? I could be wrong, but if so, I believe that trikes with 2 rear wheels, over 1.3m wide, must have 2 stop lights with a minimum distance between illuminated surfaces of 0.6m. There is no optional provision for a third lamp.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2015, 08:49:50 PM
It's a number plate light  ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2015, 08:58:51 PM
And I fitted some rear indicators too,brake lights will be fitted into the mudguards


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: scannerzer on August 23, 2015, 09:02:39 PM
that trike looks mahoosive and awsome, good job so far


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2015, 09:20:39 PM
It's not that big ,really compared to some iv seen..we both like hotrods and chops..so combining both like I did on martins trike..need to keep it rideable for the wife..and thanks


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 24, 2015, 07:18:27 PM
So this afternoon I thought while the tiny bit of filler was drying on the Bars..I'd knock up a new rear axle tie strap and tow bar..iv got to shape it some more..but it's another thing off my list..and didn't cost me anything which is always good..so iv got some holes to drill in the chassis ready for the wiring,make up a box to fit the electrical components into. Make up the pedals..finish off the exhaust ..blah,blah..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 25, 2015, 08:44:16 AM
Tidy. Love the finned diff' cover.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 25, 2015, 11:08:15 AM
You just noticed that Andy ?..looks like iv got 2 of them ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 25, 2015, 07:53:06 PM
 :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 26, 2015, 04:29:33 PM
And this afternoon I made a start on...wait for it..yes,more holes..in the prop disc and front wheel disc..I'm running out of the little bleeders..don't like using the Chinese ones tho ? :-\


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: No Sound on August 26, 2015, 05:25:54 PM
Nice work and bike, keep the update coming. Andy


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Mendalot on August 26, 2015, 05:48:36 PM
If your running out of holes, try some slots ..... although, they can be little devils to fit ;)  Looking good sir.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 26, 2015, 07:39:55 PM
Cheers guys..always nice to get positive comments ..although the last time I ordered some slots the postman couldn't fit them through the letter box..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 26, 2015, 08:33:21 PM
Probably trying to put them through sideways - you know what Postmen are like.  :P


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Baychimp on August 26, 2015, 08:37:02 PM
Must have been one of those quasi postmen, TNT or DHL. Because a real postie would be able to quash a whole motorcycle frame through a letter box.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 26, 2015, 08:39:21 PM
We see those "do not bend" labels as a challenge.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Baychimp on August 26, 2015, 08:40:45 PM
Do not bend. Oh yes they do.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: triker_Chewie on August 26, 2015, 08:56:07 PM
so many alternatives.
roll
fold
crimp


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 26, 2015, 11:23:13 PM
I watched the postie..and had to laugh..the silly bugger was trying to turn the slots inside out ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 27, 2015, 07:50:34 PM
Been welding and cleaning the welds..but ran out of gas..so stared cleaning up the propshaft and found the headlight I may use..just needs a new lens..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Baychimp on August 29, 2015, 08:22:28 PM
Its looking good. Stinkey.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 29, 2015, 08:53:34 PM
Cheers kind sir..that's what I was hoping..and the good lady is happy too


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 30, 2015, 08:18:08 AM
stared cleaning up the propshaft and found the headlight I may use..just needs a new lens..
All I find is dirt, grease and knackered UJ bearings.
Nice looking trike sir.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: andyrennison on August 30, 2015, 07:59:11 PM
Looking good


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 17, 2015, 07:10:21 PM
Well after managing our first holiday in 9 years..iv been back a week already and now feeling rough again..so maybe one day a move to sunnier climes is on the books ?  I managed to do a couple of things over the past 2 days ...redone the right foot rest and incorporated the floor pedal that MADAM insisted upon..and then mounted the battery..hopefully tomorrow I can start on the brake M/C ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on September 17, 2015, 08:23:30 PM
Very nice.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 17, 2015, 09:28:31 PM
Cheers dude..sometimes I sense your getting despondent with your pop build mate ? Keep at it..you can always take time away and carry on another day.?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on September 17, 2015, 10:06:16 PM
Yeah, gets that way sometimes.  :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 18, 2015, 08:07:00 PM
Managed to spend a bit of time and mocked up the M/C bracket..had to buy a new reel of welding wire and got some gas too..roll on tomorrow ..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Plasticpig on September 18, 2015, 08:15:38 PM
looking good.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 18, 2015, 08:22:18 PM
Cheers mr pig..glad you like..in an ideal world I wouldn't have the throttle and brake M/C where they are ? But I have to make this rideable for both the Mrs and myself..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 19, 2015, 06:11:30 PM
After spending a couple of hours attempting to chop some wood..I managed to mock up the brake pedal..will need to get the correct size bushes and the correct pushrod for this landrover M/C ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on September 19, 2015, 06:38:11 PM
That's a big master cylinder. Couldn't you use a smaller Girling one like a lot of us have used on Reliant trikes, & mount it the other way round, tucked between the footboard & frame, with a drop arm below the pedal to push backwards into the cylinder?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on September 19, 2015, 06:56:15 PM
I have the small Girling mounted forwards but rear mounting and adding a bellcrank allows easy pedal ratio adjustment.
Are you running dual circuit brakes ?
You may want to rethink that pedal ratio. Aim for about 6:1.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 19, 2015, 09:54:53 PM
Hi guys after using a smaller master cylinder on martins trike..which to be honest was crap..I thought let's try doing a split system using a land rover M/C..I must admit I was surprised at the size of it ? ( ooh er missus ! )..so one line to the front and other to the back..so trying to keep it simple..and I thought I'm bound to get a response to this..he.he..it's only mocked up and tacked..so I'm open to good suggestions and ideas ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 19, 2015, 10:01:28 PM
That's a big master cylinder. Couldn't you use a smaller Girling one like a lot of us have used on Reliant trikes, & mount it the other way round, tucked between the footboard & frame, with a drop arm below the pedal to push backwards into the cylinder?
no room inside the frame Andy ..I'm trying to keep everything up high as poss..springers do like to bounce sometimes..and I may yet have to fit a front shock or extra springs ? But all suggestions humbly accepted  8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on September 20, 2015, 06:19:34 AM
Have you thought of mounting the master cylinder beside the gearbox or prop, with a rod and crank linkage ? Should be room inside the frame there and the reservoir would be protected from being knocked.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 20, 2015, 07:41:34 AM
To be honest I can't be bothered to start running linkages and bell cranks etc..I just want to keep it simple ( like me ) iv got the radius arms from the rear wishbones to chassis to fit yet and the electric box will be fitted under the prop shaft,so not much room there ? It is only mocked up..so plenty of fiddling to do yet guys..and at least it helps fill out this side of the trike compared to the other side ?
I'm sure it will all change by end of the week ? And I am listening to your ideas guys..muchas grasias...6-1 ratio ? 


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 20, 2015, 07:50:47 AM
And I also have to account for her ladyships smaller feet..compared to my clodhoppers ? :-[


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on September 20, 2015, 08:34:26 AM
6-1 ratio ? 
Pedal ratio = leverage
Ratio of the difference in distance from the pivot point to the foot pad and the point where the master cylinder push rod attaches.
The greater this difference is, the greater the force acting on the master cylinder for a set amount of pedal pressure.
At a 6:1 ratio a 60 lb force on the pedal equals a 360 lb push on the master cylinder (6 x 60 = 360)
Think 6:1 should be thought of as a minimum. Not sure about your particular application, as I believe the master cylinder may be one normally used with servo brakes and I am unsure as to it bore.
 


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on October 18, 2015, 02:13:38 PM
I popped into see how martins doing with his trike today..shame about the chequer plate.. ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on October 18, 2015, 03:54:46 PM
shame about the chequer plate

Why do they use it?  Is it cheap?  It's 'orrible!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on October 18, 2015, 05:10:47 PM
To be honest it was on the trike when he got..iv managed to persuade him to remove some..on the plus side he used some holes.. ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on October 18, 2015, 06:17:46 PM
Holes - big ones!  Lots of 'em!  They would improve the look of the chequer plate no end!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: the coppersmith on October 18, 2015, 07:05:23 PM
This is inside my hauler kit car !


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on October 18, 2015, 07:20:41 PM
That's actually pretty cool! I'm not a fan of chequer plate either, but it's usually done as random panels slapped on the side of trikes & trucks. Yours is maybe the only nice example I've seen -looks fitted, like a carpet almost, with the ribs looking like the weave in material. I'm impressed you made such a neat job of it, even lining up the pattern on the gearbox tunnel & the panel above.
I'm still not convinced about c/plate in general though -I always think it shows a lack of imagination & style.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on October 19, 2015, 08:18:09 AM
I'm with Monkey on this..dislike the use of it ..there is a company that make biker face masks with it ?  To give you the "I'm tuff look " oh dear !
I did say to Martin perhaps we could drill some holes into the stuff..he mumbled some naughty words at me..prudently I ran away.. :o


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on October 19, 2015, 06:48:30 PM
Ive re used some of the original on mine, but there is much less. It kind of feels right because its a rebuild.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on October 20, 2015, 05:01:21 AM
Ive re used some of the original on mine, but there is much less. It kind of feels right because its a rebuild.
feels right ? Nah ! ::) put some holes in it ,then it will ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on October 20, 2015, 08:29:53 AM
I'll have a think about that one Stinkey


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on October 20, 2015, 09:20:02 AM
Be warned once you start there's no going back. ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 25, 2016, 08:20:44 PM
Iv been busy working on the frame,should be painted tomorrow ?( Where has the past year gone ? )
And collecting parts..so hopefully will post some pics very soon ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on May 25, 2016, 08:32:24 PM
Ooh, piccies!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 26, 2016, 07:14:09 PM
Let's see if I can load some ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 26, 2016, 07:17:11 PM
Wow they loaded up before I'd finished typing ? Sorry if the quality is rubbish ( had to resize them ?) the headstock isn't painted because I haven't fully welded it up yet..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: the coppersmith on May 26, 2016, 07:42:01 PM
Its full of them there 'oles. It'll leak everywhere  ;)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 26, 2016, 08:32:23 PM
Anti leak holes. 8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on May 26, 2016, 09:45:21 PM
Nice looking frame sir. :)
Are you going to balance the brake discs when you have finished drilling them ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: spanners on May 26, 2016, 11:58:22 PM
Nice looking frame sir. :)
Are you going to balance the brake discs when you have finished drilling them ?

i think thats  his mrs,, job ,  i wonder how she will do it  ::) ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 27, 2016, 07:19:39 AM
Nice looking frame sir. :)
Are you going to balance the brake discs when you have finished drilling them ?
Well iv got them quite precariously clamped down onto the pillar drill table so shouldn't need balancing ? ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on May 27, 2016, 08:58:51 AM
Nice frame Mr S.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 27, 2016, 11:35:14 AM
Cheers dude and some people like the chassis on the trike too ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 27, 2016, 06:29:55 PM
Been cleaning and tidying up one of the hub carriers and more drilling of holes while waiting on my new parts from the Jaguar resto shop..other side tomorrow ? :-[


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 12, 2016, 06:47:21 PM
Still waiting on jag parts for my trike so spent the day helping my cousin strip down/welding his project..( déjà vu comes to mind ?)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on June 12, 2016, 08:14:28 PM
 :D
Seems everyone is pulling trikes apart instead of riding them this summer.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 13, 2016, 07:47:49 AM
He decided not to rush/ bodge his first trike project solely to get it on the road this year,it's never been on the road in this guise so we're making sure the welding is redone where needed and cutting off unneeded brackets/tabs etc..only problem I'm not happy about is the original builder welded the axle to the frame rather than made it removable ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: spanners on June 13, 2016, 12:39:01 PM
hows the chop project mate ,,


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 13, 2016, 07:55:17 PM
Iv not touched it since last year(summer ?) mike..I did uncover it to show it off to a very good buddy down from London last week though


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on June 14, 2016, 07:49:40 PM
:D
Seems everyone is pulling trikes apart instead of riding them this summer.

That's what I should be doing with mine!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on June 14, 2016, 08:05:00 PM
What was your advice to me Stinkey? -keep off the forum & get building it?  ;D
Are you going to replace the welded axle with clamps?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 15, 2016, 09:11:03 PM
I'm allowed to come on here after a hard days work on the trike..I'm used to heartache and dispair ;)
And seeing how you can put up a nice picture of a piece of pipe Mr Manky I'm going to show the monkies what iv done to alleviate boredom today :(
How sad am I ?
And no I'm not intending to redo my cousins trike unless I have to ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 15, 2016, 11:42:28 PM
A bit over the top ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on June 16, 2016, 08:16:42 AM
 ;D Fibreglassing? That's a job I hate.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: the coppersmith on June 16, 2016, 11:21:14 AM
No, me either Andy, I wouldn't be Stinkey, I'd be Stickey  ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 17, 2016, 05:08:58 PM
See how bored iv been ? And I resisted drilling any holes ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Stix on June 17, 2016, 06:37:00 PM
purdy now go do what we have been chatting about. ;D ;D

stix


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on June 17, 2016, 09:41:09 PM
He decided not to rush/ bodge his first trike project solely to get it on the road this year,it's never been on the road in this guise so we're making sure the welding is redone where needed and cutting off unneeded brackets/tabs etc..only problem I'm not happy about is the original builder welded the axle to the frame rather than made it removable ?
Whatever else you do, i would suggest you help your cousin cut that axle out of the frame. A noisy diff might be easily fixable normally, but in his trike it could mean the end of the love affair..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 18, 2016, 07:30:00 AM
Iv warned him,his decision fix it if it's broke ? ( we didn't build the frame )?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 05, 2016, 08:57:20 PM
I managed to redo my front wheel /caliper today..and finally got a phone call from the Jag man saying my diff was done ( bit more than I'd expected ouch !) so made a start on that tonight will take some pics tomorrow


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 05, 2016, 10:12:20 PM
That's a big ol' disc.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: hunter on July 05, 2016, 10:13:41 PM
Don't you mean a big holed Disc.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 05, 2016, 10:22:00 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on July 06, 2016, 07:33:06 AM
Out of interest, what material did you make the disc from? I went to a fair bit of trouble to make a carrier and bobbins to mate a semi floating disc to my yam r1 rear wheel, it would seem easier to have just made a new front disc from solid....


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 06, 2016, 06:40:46 PM
It's made from mild steel, a local engineering firm did it for me..plus the one for the prop shaft and the new front spindle.. ;)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 06, 2016, 06:44:04 PM
Managed to do a bit on this jag rear today,mainly cleaning and painting and finding bolts I'd put away safe ( somewhere ? :-\)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 06, 2016, 08:10:41 PM
I like the blue.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 06, 2016, 08:21:54 PM
Me too,it's the last bit of a tin of enamel iv got..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 06, 2016, 08:33:25 PM
Looks like the old Ford engine blue. Makes a nice change from chrome.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 06, 2016, 09:29:24 PM
Try as I might the chrome in the tin just won't stick to my brush ? ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on July 07, 2016, 06:07:01 AM
Try as I might the chrome in the tin just won't stick to my brush ? ::)
;D
Try dipping the brush in copper first.  :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 07, 2016, 08:53:24 AM
Iv been using a copper brush ? :-\


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on July 09, 2016, 01:17:26 PM
It's made from mild steel, a local engineering firm did it for me..plus the one for the prop shaft and the new front spindle.. ;)
Thanks for that. Are you putting a brake on the propshaft? I didn't think that would pass msva?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 09, 2016, 07:28:21 PM
Propshaft handbrake (cable) ..it's not going through msva
Today iv been rebuilding this at last ? Still a few things left to do..but a bit each day


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 11, 2016, 09:47:43 PM
Had to sell my chop project today at a great loss as usual ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 11, 2016, 09:57:17 PM
Bugger.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 11, 2016, 10:18:59 PM
Yep..but the money will be used wisely and not on bikes/chops/trikes etc ?  Off to see heart specialist tomorrow for possible OP ?  So that's going to bring more changes ? But I defo don't want to sell my trike :-[


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 12, 2016, 07:49:37 AM
Bye bye bike :(


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on July 12, 2016, 08:00:33 AM
Shame about the bike. Hope all goes well with the Doc.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on July 12, 2016, 10:22:50 AM
It's sad to say goodbye to bikes - I felt the same parting with my Superdream that I rebuilt, and I hung onto my little Yammie stroker for years.  It's that 'end of an era' thing and accepting that things have changed.  I feel for you.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 12, 2016, 12:45:05 PM
Cheers guys , in one respect I'm glad coz it's one less thing I have to do now,plus it's gone to a young newbie hard tailer :o :D
Ps.can anybody explain this Karma thing on here ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 12, 2016, 02:19:44 PM
No.  :P


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Stix on July 12, 2016, 03:03:46 PM
Cheers guys , in one respect I'm glad coz it's one less thing I have to do now,plus it's gone to a young newbie hard tailer :o :D
Ps.can anybody explain this Karma thing on here ?

Ooh look three now  ;D ;D ;D

Stix


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on July 12, 2016, 03:53:50 PM
Ps.can anybody explain this Karma thing on here ?
There ya go 4  ;D
General idea is that if someone goes out of their way to help, you click on applaud and their karma goes up by one. If someone is being a total #### you can smite them, reducing their karma.
 Most on here don't do the smite bit (bad form) as it's such a warm and fluffy forum. :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: merv on July 12, 2016, 04:52:10 PM
You got 5 now  ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 12, 2016, 07:25:27 PM
I should have hundreds ? ;D so if you have minus somebody has told on your misdemeanours ? ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 12, 2016, 08:43:16 PM
I'm like Father Christmas -I know if you've been naughty or nice.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on July 12, 2016, 11:04:40 PM
I have millions of minuses - wonder who I pissed off?  ;)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: spanners on July 12, 2016, 11:59:47 PM
I have millions of minuses - wonder who I pissed off?  ;)


i only wish we knew,,  they need  smite to be returned ,,


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on July 13, 2016, 08:25:34 AM
Don't worry Mike - I have a pretty good idea but it doesn't hurt me so I'm not bovvered!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 13, 2016, 08:38:10 AM
I was minus 2 so BG you must be really horrible ? ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on July 13, 2016, 11:31:59 AM
Oh I am, d'you know I sometimes actually disagree with people!  There's a shocker!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 13, 2016, 02:05:44 PM
No it isn't  :P


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 13, 2016, 02:38:14 PM
He's behind you ! ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: digger06 on July 13, 2016, 05:12:36 PM
Propshaft handbrake (cable) ..it's not going through msva
Today iv been rebuilding this at last ? Still a few things left to do..but a bit each day
as far as I'm aware a propshaft brake isn't legal at all, msva or mot time?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 13, 2016, 06:40:23 PM
Well iv been using them for years ? I do believe some landrover vehicles had them fitted from the factory?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on July 13, 2016, 07:10:04 PM
Propshaft handbrake (cable) ..it's not going through msva
as far as I'm aware a propshaft brake isn't legal at all, msva or mot time?
Technically I believe digger is correct, though it may come down to the mot testers point of view and whether it is a 'parking brake' or 'parking/emergency brake', where there will be problems testing the efficiency and balance of the brakes at the mot.
According to the regs. The hand brake must operate on all the wheels of an axle.
If I remember correctly, dual circuit brakes or independant front and rear brakes the handbrake only needs to be a parking brake.
A single line system operating front and rear then the handbrake must be capable of acting as an emergency brake.
And yes LR used transmission brakes for years.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 13, 2016, 08:09:40 PM
Well my MOT man knows his stuff..and if you pull the lever both back wheels stop ? The handbrake doesn't affect the balance of the rear brakes if he is testing them on the rollers ? ::)  if I told you what my Mot man said about some of the jobsworths out there ? :o


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on July 13, 2016, 09:12:18 PM
  ??? Surely when each side is tested individually, with a transmission brake, the other wheel wiil rotate in the opposite direction as the brakes on the wheels aren't doing anything. Or am I missing something here ?  :-\


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 13, 2016, 10:30:38 PM
If he pulls the handbrake on and it stops the propshaft from turning the back wheels stop ? If he tests the back wheels/brakes they ( hopefully ?) stop too ? ..when I park the trike..I pull the handbrake up and trike doesn't move ?  8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: spanners on July 13, 2016, 10:51:20 PM
same rule as land rover / range rover and some earlier foden and erf trucks


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on July 14, 2016, 06:10:09 AM
Suggest that you keep going to the same MOT guy. ;) ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 14, 2016, 07:52:51 AM
Oh I shall indeed ? ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 26, 2016, 06:48:02 PM
Finally got the chance to weld up the headstock/gusset,filler/paint it too,redid the new (smaller) M/C..waiting on some parts so I can carry on with the radius rods..will make up some brake lines tomorrow ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on July 31, 2016, 07:54:45 PM
Today iv been tinkering on this..just doing stuff that's not costing me any money basically  :-[


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on July 31, 2016, 10:16:19 PM
 :) Love the carb trumpet!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 01, 2016, 06:39:29 AM
 :) Love the breather trumpet ! :D
Unusual manifold layout.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 01, 2016, 06:49:13 AM
The trumpet I had made up by a local TURNER..a dying Art nowadays ..the manifold was on the engine when I bought it,iv just quickly modified it ready for the MOT..once iv got the ticket I will finish off the proper exhaust (stainless ) system.. ;)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 11, 2016, 07:40:44 PM
So today I popped down to Britbits to try and buy a new lens for my headlight ( it's an odd size ?,6 3/4in?) which meant buying new bulb holder/side light holder?  After coming out the shop £37 lighter I thought to myself "you muppet you needed that money for the brake calipers/fittings ?"...
Oh well I will need the headlight for the MOT too ?
I sold an old Girder front end on eBay..but the guy didn't want the front wheel/mudguard ..so placing said mudguard over the front wheel, HMM..it looks ok..il use that..so quick clean/autosol..mock up..started making some brackets..I'm going to leave it as is,but may bin the skull...I also made a cover for the electric box..but I'm not happy with it so MK 2 on it's way..managed to fit the radius rod brackets and painted them..fitted the front headlight and indicators..spent a few hours (Tuesday ) attempting to fit back brake lights on mudguard ..didn't like that so MK2 on those soon ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 11, 2016, 07:43:12 PM
Also cut down the exhaust ,so will fit a downturn on that away from my foot


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 11, 2016, 08:08:47 PM
You've certainly been busy mate.
I like the triangular electrics box.
Never been a fan of skulls myself -very cliché.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 11, 2016, 08:41:55 PM
I try to do at least one thing a day? During the summer anyway :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 12, 2016, 07:41:03 PM
Lots of faffing about on the trike,but not much done..polished the front rim and made a new brake stabiliser ( longer ) and remounted it on the outside to keep it away from the disc..engine goes back in tomorrow  :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 12, 2016, 08:00:36 PM
So many holes!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 12, 2016, 08:49:29 PM
Where ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 12, 2016, 08:53:50 PM
Everywhere!  :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 12, 2016, 08:56:15 PM
I don't see them ? 8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 12, 2016, 08:57:48 PM
 :) I must be seeing spots before my eyes. Maybe it's the heat getting to me.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on August 13, 2016, 07:16:31 PM
I see the holes!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 13, 2016, 07:45:45 PM
New engine is in now..oops the same pic ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 13, 2016, 07:49:38 PM
Other pic vanished ? WTF?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 14, 2016, 06:18:56 AM
 :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 14, 2016, 07:30:57 AM
Just me and technology,uploading the pics grr!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on August 14, 2016, 10:38:40 AM
Ooo, v6,v6,v6 chant.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 14, 2016, 07:18:58 PM
You've lost me there sir?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 17, 2017, 06:20:24 PM
Well I finally got this trike running today ? :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 17, 2017, 06:59:16 PM
Hurrah! :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: merv on August 17, 2017, 07:14:06 PM
Well done you, that's good news :) :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 18, 2017, 06:38:10 PM
Well I'm getting it ready for the MOT now ?
Will do more tidying up and change things about once I've got it through


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on August 18, 2017, 10:25:39 PM
Ooo, v6,v6,v6 chant.
My point was stinkey, a nice alloy v6 would fit in there just nice (not that there's anything wrong with it as it is)
Well done by the way!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 18, 2017, 10:45:41 PM
He.he..I knew what you meant,but it would mean lots of work for the gearbox area,especially has I'd want an Auto box :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on August 19, 2017, 08:35:26 PM
I can see what Minimutley means - it's almost begging for one!   


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 19, 2017, 09:16:44 PM
Oi BG don't you start ? :) had a mechanic buddy (neighbour ) pop round today and tinkered with the carb after I'd fitted some new gaskets and re tightened everything again..so it's running sweet and much quieter now..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 21, 2017, 09:52:02 PM
Any body got some ideas regarding the clutch pedal arrangement on my trike? Should I go hydraulic ? Because it's rather difficult to push down for the wife's tiny foot ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 21, 2017, 10:10:20 PM
On my last Reliant trike, (now owned by BayChimp), I used a Girling master cylinder hooked up to the pedal, feeding a Mini clutch slave cylinder mounted behind the Reliant clutch arm & connected with a clevis. Push on the pedal, fluid pushes the slave cylinder rod, which pushes the clutch arm forward.
Nice smooth action. Experiment with the pedal length till you find a ratio that's comfortable for her dainty boot. :)
I've got photos somewhere, but I'm sure Bob could take more if needed.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 21, 2017, 10:45:31 PM
Yes I remember seeing pics of it ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 22, 2017, 11:09:51 AM
They're on my laptop, which I can't access at the moment, (wireless wifi issues), but I'll find them when I can.
I mounted the slave cylinder on a frame tube next to the clutch arm, pointing slightly downwards to allow for the arm's arc of travel.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 22, 2017, 06:14:48 PM
I tinkered with it today and it's slightly better,so hopefully will free up once it's used?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 23, 2017, 08:19:03 AM
Heavy clutch is probably more down to pedal ratio than anything else. On my mock up the clutch was slightly heavy but worse thing was the lack of clutch control. It was like a switch, either on of off. It's much easier and safer to have to push the pedal a bit further.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 23, 2017, 09:01:43 PM
Cheers Olds, I'm busy with this engine Running to rich at the moment,so clutch will have to wait ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 24, 2017, 08:03:06 AM
My engine runs slightly rich on pots 2 & 3 or lean on 1 & 4 without a heated swan neck manifold adaptor to help vaporise the fuel mix. Not sure if the manifold performance modification often done (machining the webs between 1 - 2 & 3 - 4) helps with this. Not bothered trying on mine, it's just set slightly rich.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 24, 2017, 10:41:47 AM
I haven't got the original heater manifold ? Just the swan neck, it's very cold to touch even when running ? Perhaps I need to refit it ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 24, 2017, 01:26:55 PM
Mine would ice up on long motorway runs -a thin film of ice on the outside that I could wipe off with my glove, but was fine for normal riding. I think the rising heat from the exhaust manifold was enough to countertact it.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 24, 2017, 06:48:25 PM
I wrapped mine. Looks like there is room for the std heated swan neck as the tank is quite high. Main reason for not using one is clearance issues.
Do you at least have a hot spot between the two manifolds ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 24, 2017, 07:18:40 PM
Well I took off the swan neck manifold..and after putting it in place it meant redoing the throttle cable plus it brought everything back in towards the tank so I couldn't lift out the dash pot dipstick ? So I gave up on that idea..I fitted another (old ) carb and it fired up first try..ran good,got it warm..slowly let in the choke..cut out again..wouldn't start ?..noticed the fuel pump was leaking from top ..replaced that with an old one..ran good..cut out ? Gave up ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on April 14, 2018, 07:31:13 AM
Well seeing as next week is going to be warmer  ::) and the Dvla have informed ME that I can no longer build my trike on my MOBILITY ticket??I need to crack on with it ,
So can anyone tell me the answer to some questions please ?
1. Is this classed as a NON motorcycle trike..( reliant/jag running gear ) ?
2. Will I need TWO (2) front headlights (spaced out ridiculously wide apart ?)
3. Will a Battery cut out switch be ok as an anti-theft device ?
4. Will my Handbrake (propshaft disc ) be ok ?
5.will I go crazy ? ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on April 14, 2018, 08:47:34 AM
Hi Stinkey

Not knowing you personally, don't we all have to be crazy to be on this forum? I thought it was a requirement. ???

With the upmost respect, obviously. :D :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on April 14, 2018, 01:38:49 PM
Yup, we're very strict about that -no crazy, no entry  :P


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: twisted on April 14, 2018, 09:19:34 PM
1. I believe you will be a motorcycle trike. Nothing to do with engine or running gear I believe. It's to do with steeri g front end set up. You have one wheel at front and bars so motorcycle.
2. Front lights depend on width or rear of trike. Can't remember what the size is exactly. Somewhere around the 6 foot Mark I think is when you need twin headlights.
3. Not certain but a cheap alarm immobilizer from eBay will be enough.
4. No idea on this one sorry
5. You crossed that bridge long ago buddy xx ;) ;D :-*


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on April 14, 2018, 10:37:06 PM
1. Motorcycle.
2. Up to 1700mm wide, one headlamp. Greater than 1700mm two headlamps max 400mm from outside edge of vehicle and min 500mm between lamps. It can be more complicated, but this is the minimum requirements.
3 Immobiliser or C50 steering lock is easy to fit.
4. Technically no. Handbrake must act on all wheels on an axle. (Things can go very pear shaped when roller testing hand brake efficiency as one wheel will drive the other in the opposite direction) but some have got away with it.
Perfectly fine to have handbrake on just one wheel if it's the only wheel on the axle (front)
5. Crazier is more likely.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on April 14, 2018, 11:36:48 PM
Well I've been looking at the msva manual..and it says 1300mm ?
And handbrake only has to work on one wheel ? I guess I will have to double check it again ?
So I'm thinking I can put a small mechanical one on one rear disc ?
Crazy is good..one has to be to take on this hobby ? ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on April 15, 2018, 05:55:04 AM
1300 is for front position lamps (sidelights)
No. Handbrake must act on the wheels on an axle. It's just that at the front (back on reverse trike) there is only one wheel on that axle.
If you have two separate service brake systems,or a dual circuit/tandem system, the handbrake only needs to be a parking brake. If you have a single line linked system then the handbrake must also be an emergency brake.



Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: terry t on April 15, 2018, 07:46:37 AM
1300 is for front position lamps (sidelights)
No. Handbrake must act on the wheels on an axle. It's just that at the front (back on reverse trike) there is only one wheel on that axle.
If you have two separate service brake systems,or a dual circuit/tandem system, the handbrake only needs to be a parking brake. If you have a single line linked system then the handbrake must also be an emergency brake.

And you must be able to opporate the hand brake whilst sitting on the trike.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on April 15, 2018, 08:00:00 AM
Cheers guys ,just shows you I have trouble reading and understanding these forms..monkey see monkey do type is me ? And yes the handbrake is on my right side underneath my leg,I just reach down casually and pull it up ,guess I should have kept the original jag set up ( ugly )?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on April 15, 2018, 08:38:32 AM
Would it be O.K to put the headlights & front indicators on the front face of the rear mudguards?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on April 15, 2018, 10:17:02 AM
Apparently you can do that ? But it's staying where it is..I'm going to do some things I know it definitely needs for the test,and see what it fails on,then do those and jobs done ? Easy peasy


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on April 15, 2018, 10:18:21 AM
Sensible approach.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on April 15, 2018, 10:32:36 AM
Just need to find some money..and motivation  :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on April 15, 2018, 10:38:38 AM
Don't we all! :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on April 15, 2018, 03:15:18 PM
Motivation :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: spanners on April 15, 2018, 03:28:42 PM
Well we also need fitness and energy and mine is hiding at present


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on April 15, 2018, 03:33:02 PM
Mine too. Pouring with rain here & I haven't been out of the house all day


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on April 15, 2018, 05:06:42 PM
Well this has been the most boring winter I can remember (personally) and I've not been as Skint since the 1980s,along with health issues..and trying to sell my house for the past 8 months ? ( my cousin just sold his within 2 weeks :-[,location,location ?)
So motivation is definitely on the low side :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 16, 2018, 05:27:19 PM
Well I've had some motivation over the weekend with the warmer weather ,thank goodness ..I picked up a spacer I'd had made from my engineer buddy..(asked him ages ago,but only just got the money to pay him :-\)
It's for the propshaft I'd made, I'd moved the engine foreward slightly..but when I fitted it..I still was about 1mm too short..and certainly wasn't going to fit some washers ::)
So I've been cutting and shutting and using the sliding spline I should have used in the first place..which means I can fit it much more easily ? So more pics of that soon
I've fitted another front end to the chop (temporary) just for moving around purposes? While I have some stuff done on the springers..and fitted some exhaust wrap to the trike


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on May 16, 2018, 07:59:42 PM
Glad to hear that you managed to find some motivation. Still looking for some around here.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 26, 2018, 09:42:51 PM
Well I've found some more motivation  :)
And after looking at the Diff mounting I decided to add some strength back into the design of the frame? Seeing as the passenger (mrs Stinkey) will be sitting on it ?
It's going to have these tubes welded to the plate behind the tow bar and they will slide onto some solid slugs ( welded) onto the frame,with thick pins pushed through with split pins holding them in place ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on May 26, 2018, 10:21:10 PM
Nicely curvy :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 26, 2018, 10:56:40 PM
Would you expect anything less ? ;D and no holes ? ::)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on May 27, 2018, 06:07:45 AM
Nice and smooth.
As for a lack of holes at the back, there's always the diff cover. :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 27, 2018, 07:03:30 AM
I was toying with that notion.. ;D all I need now is some Argon gas for my welder? :-[


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on May 27, 2018, 10:40:11 AM
Nice work Stinkey, gives it an Alien look.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on May 27, 2018, 07:37:11 PM
Alien look  :o and I was talking about Eric Von daniken and Aliens?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 01, 2018, 08:09:56 AM
Thought I'd extend the rear mudguards so that the white running lights could be seen clearly from the front ( for the test )


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 01, 2018, 08:13:44 AM
But as usual the pics won't load up? >:(


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: JayJay on June 01, 2018, 09:15:24 AM
Motivation :)

It's like someone has taken a fairground waltzer seat and chopped it about. Not sure if I like it.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on June 24, 2018, 07:05:01 AM
Talking of seats on Andys chop,so thought I'd post these ( hopefully ?) the Missus insisted I make the seat more comfy..the Tool roll/backrest is made from an old t-bag caddy with an old horse harness ( thanks STIX ) belt which I pressed some brass eyelets into..I made a floating bracket from a scrap of ally to mount it on..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on June 24, 2018, 07:31:36 AM
Nice.
Suspension. I had suspension once.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 02, 2018, 03:16:36 PM
Been trying for 2 days to post some pics ? And my phone won't let me sign into MM? Grrr!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 02, 2018, 03:25:28 PM
Love technology, don't you?! :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 02, 2018, 04:12:10 PM
Been trying for 2 days to post some pics ? And my phone won't let me sign into MM? Grrr!
Probably because the site is 'Not secure'. The wife's phone can't log into unsecured sites. Possibly a way around it in settings.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 02, 2018, 07:12:47 PM
Not secure ? Neither are my Y fronts..but nether stopped me before? ;D yes technology is wonderful  >:( what I was hoping to post was some pics of the frame/diff connector and the wiring to the mudguards?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 02, 2018, 07:14:00 PM
But you can't see it ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: merv on August 04, 2018, 08:17:58 AM
nope


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Stix on August 04, 2018, 11:16:34 AM
But you can't see it ?
Ive seen it in a video from yesterday when it went out on the road for the first time, congratulations Steve finally after all the hard work it is out there causing a huge grin.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on August 04, 2018, 03:05:11 PM
Could I have the link to video if it's available on line please, I love moving pictures I do  :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Stix on August 04, 2018, 04:06:19 PM
Could I have the link to video if it's available on line please, I love moving pictures I do  :D
Sorry Steve and I chat daily vie whatsapp and he sent the vids to me that way, and I don’t know how to upload to the site.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 04, 2018, 05:29:11 PM
I'm not sure we can. Think it'd need to be hosted somewhere like YouTube, then the link can be posted here.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Stix on August 04, 2018, 06:41:35 PM
Or if you use WhatsApp I can forward them to you


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 04, 2018, 11:55:37 PM
Ok.guys..YouTube ..type in STINKEYS trike 1st ride ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on August 05, 2018, 12:17:51 AM
https://youtu.be/LDOGUyOa4lo


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: merv on August 05, 2018, 01:21:01 PM
good to see it running, how was it


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 05, 2018, 07:59:44 PM
It was the best/easiest test ride I've had TBH Merv? Nothing came loose or fell off..no overheating issues..I've had to redo the position of the rear indicators though,the missus said she couldn't see them ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: merv on August 05, 2018, 09:34:25 PM
That's good, really pleased for you.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: twisted on August 07, 2018, 11:57:19 AM
cracking work sir. well done  ;) ;)

now ride the buggery out of it  ;D ;D ;D :-*


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 08, 2018, 07:04:10 AM
Took it out for it's first ride on Monday evening..off to see my son for instructions regarding dog sitting (3 bulldog/frenchie on steroids :o/ puppy) while he's away..not even a 1/4 mile away..put it into 4th gear..splutter splutter ..died..tried it again..managed a little bit further..nothing..fuel tap is on,fuel filter seems empty..plenty in the tank (sir ) so sat outside Bournemouth Airport on my trusty steed not going anywhere  ??? Rang my buddy ,but his truck was loaded up..rang the missus..looks like I'm going to push it home? Started it,turned it around...died again..at least my hazard lights work..and my new battery seems to be doing ok..
Suddenly a young guy in a van..slows down and asks what's wrong? Parks up and comes over..the plastic fuel filter inlet had bent over and was restricting the flow of fuel..( don't use 25 year old plastic fuel filters :-[)
So by now the wife had shown up..Benjamin ( white van man) said hop on and he will push,wife behind with her hazards flashing ..
The trike is actually very light and moves freely..plus he was young and fit..and on the downhill section he stood on the tow bar and rode it with me steering :D


At the mini roundabout in our village..my buddy pulled up behind us in his fully laden recovery truck,whilst I was walking along pushing as best I could..a guy pulled up on his Harley..offered Help..so now..it's me sat steering an older guy and a younger lad pushing,wife following and recovery truck behind..followed by dozens of Irate /angry/ bemused cars/vans all looking on/tooting horns/laughing etc? ;D they pushed it the last couple of hundred feet..and I was safely home..wifey took them back to their bike/van..they both came back to my place..we diagnosed the possible problem? Then sat in the back garden and had a beer and chatted till it got dark..I've made 2 new friends..what a brilliant day..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on August 08, 2018, 09:00:16 AM
Fantastic....it restores your faith in humanity, if trike had run without problems you would be 2 friends less.

Nice work on the steed, I likes it a lot, more pics or youtube when able please.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 08, 2018, 02:36:42 PM
Cheers mate..ok I will try? I'm attempting another ride out tonight once traffic has died down ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 08, 2018, 04:58:30 PM
Good idea. Folk rushing to get home after work can be somewhat irritable and less forgiving of anyone who impedes their progress.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 08, 2018, 07:25:07 PM
Hehe. dave the first test ride attempt was at 7pm.. :D. Well folks..I've downloaded another video of this evenings test ride..YouTube again..STINKEYS trike first ride part 2..
It rides really nice and smooth..but I feel I might need a wider(flatter across the top?) tyre ? Any advice ?
And I never broke down either?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on August 08, 2018, 08:05:50 PM
What size rim you got?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 08, 2018, 08:26:24 PM
Sidecar outfit tyres are available in a few sizes or if you have a 19" rim there are tyres made for the Austin 7 racing guys that are street legal. Look out for load and speed ratings though. The Avon triple duty tyre is poor in these aspects and has a speed rating of only 75 mph.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 08, 2018, 08:44:08 PM
I've got a 19 inch tyre..which I do believe is for a sidecar ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 09, 2018, 07:55:10 AM
Remember to check your wheel rim width is suitable for the size of tyre. There is a tyre size/rim chart I added, at the top of the  Bike Tech section. Most sidecar tyres are for reasonably wide rims.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 09, 2018, 08:10:34 AM
The rims I've got are both the same  8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: the coppersmith on August 09, 2018, 09:09:29 AM
cracking monster there, love it, well done. Love it when a plan comes together.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: terry t on August 09, 2018, 02:16:31 PM
It looks good. i like the wide wheel they set it off. If your running on a 19" front wheel have a look a the avon cobra trike tyre. any wat you done well to get it msva tested and dvla registered that quick.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 09, 2018, 07:18:24 PM
Cheers guys ..been checking and retightening nuts and bolts..and purchased some new nylock nuts for the rockers on the springer..and also changed the front tyre..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 09, 2018, 07:22:52 PM
Which is taller/wider and chunkier so hopefully I will see a positive difference once I get back out on it ? I was just starting to relax and get into the groove last night on my way home.. 8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 09, 2018, 08:00:22 PM
Changing mine resulted in slightly heavier steering but that was a small price to pay for the massive increase in front end grip, especially in the wet.
All you can do is try it and see how it feels.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on August 09, 2018, 09:11:29 PM
Play with tyre pressures, it takes a while but eventually you find what works for you.  Also you get used to trike riding!  When a mechanic took it for a test ride after working on it he came back and asked me 'how the heck do you get round corners on this?' - I was kind of surprised till I thought abbout it.  That was before I had my lovely new extended yokes and wider bars.....


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 09, 2018, 09:19:11 PM
BG..I'm listening to all this advice..and I really am surprised at how easy it does handle..apparently it's raining tomorrow ? So I may have to wait for my next chance..I'm a fair weather rider nowadays  ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 09, 2018, 09:32:49 PM
When it's raining is the perfect time to explore the handling and braking limits of your new trike.  ;D
Heavy traffic, pouring rain, going too fast onto a roundabout. When combined, these are the things that really make your heart beat a bit quicker.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: BikerGran on August 09, 2018, 11:05:26 PM
Oh yeah, had a few exciting moments drifting roundabouts in the wet!


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: minimutly on August 09, 2018, 11:50:00 PM
I can spin up the inside rear wheel on tight corners and roundabouts no problem. I can't make the front slide for any money though.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 10, 2018, 07:22:58 AM
Had my fill of heavy rain /snow/fog/traffic as a motorbike courier in London while doing the knowledge at the same time thanks ??? But tbh my main reason is my electrics..Martin the sparky was going to come back and fit waterproof plugs etc..but apparently he's retired and won't do anymore work? And I'd only fitted a temporary switch cover(s) ready for him for easy access ? :-[


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 16, 2018, 07:01:58 AM
Just a small update..since changing the front tyre..the gremlins have been hard at work ???
I decided to put some Antifreeze in the engine..which was premixed 50/50..replaced the bolts on the risers,filled up the tank, the thing just won't run right? :o Very rich..engine got hot very quickly..turns out the engine doesn't like a 50/50 mix..so I drained some out and replaced water..amazing difference  :)
But still running erratically..hunting..so tried adjusting all the carb settings..got it ticking over reasonably ok?
Time for a test run..put it in gear..didn't want to move?
Bit more revs..and slowly manoeuvred it out the front..around the car park area..doesn't like it..pressed the brake pedal :o nothing happened..pump,pump..phew! Brakes..obviously air is still in the system?
So I'm fitting a separate front brake m/c..and will just have the foot pedal for the rear..

And rear oil bearing in the gearbox was leaking..so I'm not a happy bunny :'(
Mr MM gave me the number of a chap who runs a classic car tuning company..they said they can sort out the carburettor problem..not cheap..but I'm thinking it's the best thing..chatting to one of the guys who helped push the trike home..he said he would have done it for me? But seeing has he lives in Durham ?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 16, 2018, 07:55:00 AM
Most anti freeze has a lower heat transfer rate than plain water, but even if it's never going to freeze some is needed as a corrosion inhibitor. Think I used a mix of about 20/80.
The gearbox output seal is easy enough to replace but you may find wear/corrosion on the output flange. If you are lucky (I was) this can be polished out, otherwise it's either a new flange or have the existing one sleeved.
Personally  I think a separate brake system for the front is a good idea as it gives far more control.
 As My gear change is on the right (and I've had problems with my right hand) I used a Harley clutch master cylinder for the front brakes. Luckily this was the right size for my twin disc system.
Good luck with sorting it out.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 17, 2018, 07:19:17 AM
Yes I read about the Antifreeze on Fifers website..does anybody know how he's doing ?
I've got 2 spare gearboxes  ;D so hopefully i will sort it easily,I'm assuming I just unbolt the end piece and go from there ? Sleeved ?
Funny you should mention Harley..I've pinched the M/C off my Chop..which fits perfectly but may need to grind down some of the larger diameter tubing to move it further along?


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Olds on August 17, 2018, 09:51:08 AM
Unless the output shaft bearing needs replacing, it's just a matter of unbolting the prop at the gearbox end, then taking off the output flange (big centre nut with lock tab) and carefully lever out the old seal.
There are special thin wall sleeves available that can be pressed onto the flange if it is too worn where the seal rubs.
Not heard from fifer for a while.
If you are changing to a bike master for the front brake, it's possible that you may need a smaller master for the rear.
Lack of brakes after the trike has been standing may be caused by the master cylinder being mounted low down. Residual pressure valves stop this from happening.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on August 17, 2018, 03:29:59 PM
The master cylinder for the rear will hopefully be the same one I've got,I was thinking I may need a residual valve.ive used them before..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 09, 2018, 06:31:08 AM
I just wanted say a big THANK YOU to a good buddy and a true GENTLEMAN..who's a fellow Manky..whom I met through this GREAT site..mrs Stinkey and I recently drove over to France to help him decorate his Chateau ;D and has a thank you he bought me something ..which was amazing and certainly not expected ?
Cheers STIX..I'm well chuffed and something to keep me busy..


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on September 09, 2018, 08:09:19 AM
Gonna build a chariot? :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Stix on September 09, 2018, 09:36:44 AM
More than welcome mate only one of the many that have said  “we will come and see you “ that actually did, and I know the financial drain it was, so when you said you needed a trailer for your eventual move it was a no brainier cos I know you wouldn’t accept cash for doing a favour. Enjoy the trailer and getting it modified into what you need.

Stix


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 09, 2018, 09:34:20 PM
Chariot ? Hmm that's a good idea  ::)
And your welcome john..I always try to keep my promises.. 8)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 13, 2018, 06:54:55 AM
Yesterday I took my trike to a small company that specialises in tuning old classics..( but they don't work on old boys ;D) as recommended by Andy ;).. Based on the A272 petersfield road not far from Winchester ..
You need to prebook because they can get busy..although he was quite yesterday ..has I turned up an Austin 1100/1300 was pulling out for a test run..it certainly sounded sweet and bought back memories..Tom the Owner likes you to get there early for the ambient temperature ..
We had a break in the weather and managed to unload the trike in between the showers..so while Tom and his son set about tuning it..we had a cuppa and my brother supplied the biscuits ( ginger nuts)
Once he finished..he explained what he'd done..etc..modified the carburettor needle..readjusted the settings,and the timing..better plugs..giving me an extra 12hp  :o certainly felt the difference when driving it out of his drive ( uphill) back to the truck..

He told me to just use BP top grade fuel or Esso..and to use the Additive he supplied..he also said this additive would negate Ethanol in any future Fuels?
So needless to say I highly recommend these guys..not cheap but worth it..Aireytuning .com
I wanted to take some pics of the guys working but it was raining.. :-[



Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on September 13, 2018, 03:17:16 PM
A 12 horse power gain's pretty good when Reliants only have 40 to start with :)
I think they added 12 to mine too. Felt like a completely different vehicle when I rode it home.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 13, 2018, 08:02:28 PM
Definitely did..hence the brake system redo...I've put a residual valve into the back brake line and it feels better even without bleeding them..tomorrow I'm running new braided line from handlebar M/C to front caliper..so fingers crossed


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: Manky Monkey on September 13, 2018, 09:23:54 PM
Busy, busy! :)


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 14, 2018, 06:18:39 AM
Well I'm busy trying to find things to do most days tbh ;D been trying to sell the house for 16 months now,viewings have ceased,I believe I won't sell until Brexit sorts itself out ? So stuck in limbo keeping busy


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on September 14, 2018, 03:27:24 PM
Well, we learn something new every day....Stinkey's brother has ginger nuts, Stinkey's words not mine.


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 14, 2018, 06:09:44 PM
I was waiting for smutty comments from you lot regarding his gingers? ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on September 15, 2018, 05:49:29 AM
Smutty?....how very dare you!. I was referring to his biscuit choice of course, I thought he may have been a Hob Nob ;D ;D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: stinkey on September 15, 2018, 06:52:46 AM
Well I'd say he's less a hob and more the later :D


Title: Re: Stinkeys trike ?
Post by: paulywombats on September 15, 2018, 10:59:34 AM
Again Stinkey's words not mine  ;D