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« Reply #315 on: March 19, 2017, 11:20:55 PM »

I Needed to sort the lights out before mot (the brake lights were on all the time and the indicators didn't work).
The indicators (and hazards) i knew were down to a link needed to replace a bit of the ignition switch missing due to a yank bike being fitted with a uk ignition switch, but the brake lights were making me wonder..
The link for the indicators I put in inside and behind the fuse "box", checked it didn't backfeed and cause any other issues. The brake lights turned out to be nothing more than the footpeg turned on its mounting, stopping the pedal coming up. A small step closer anyway.
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« Reply #316 on: March 20, 2017, 12:09:45 AM »

Amazing how often that sort of thing happens - you have a problem you think is going to be right barsteward to sort out, and when you steel yourself to tackle it - Wow, that was easy!

On the other hand, when you think 'I'll just sort that (whatever) before I pack up' - and three hours later you give up in disgust and decide it'll be better to sort it tomorrow...

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« Reply #317 on: April 17, 2017, 08:32:44 AM »

Brings back memories,good luck and let us know how you get on

I didn't, couldn't find the time to get the engine back together. Spent all night doing a time control down on the coast by Newgale, between St Davids and haverfordwest. Even  managed to book in the police before looking up to see who they were! No car number so I just put COPS on my checksheet.
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« Reply #318 on: April 17, 2017, 09:35:23 AM »

that bit brings back memories too.lol the cops never had that before
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« Reply #319 on: April 20, 2017, 05:33:01 PM »

Trike MOTd today  Grin,  also went to get it wighed, for some reason it was 540 kilos on the v5 !
Now, if I want to tax it today, can I? And then change its weight later and get a refund? Or should I wait? Trouble is I want to use it next week...
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« Reply #320 on: April 20, 2017, 05:33:58 PM »

Should have said - got a weight ticket at 280kilos
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« Reply #321 on: April 23, 2017, 01:25:39 AM »

Some observations after putting some miles on it today:
Its still blinkin' cold, even with a couple of layers and a decent jacket I'm feeling it. Vibration white finger after 25 miles today, the cold brings it on, need better gloves, or harden up..
The front end is noisy- it has a plastic mudguard, and anything but the smoothest tarmac brings a rumble/hum from it. At least I think its the mudguard? Any one have experience of this?
Still having to think what I'm doing - this thing takes some hanging on to when pressing on -  the national speed limit feels fast enough to me.
The front brake is excellent - thanks stix! The rears lack feel, and if you press too hard they lock up - quietly!
Still grinning, and getting lots of waves Smiley
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« Reply #322 on: April 23, 2017, 10:20:44 AM »

It's the cold that'll limit my range when I finally get my bike on the road. I've always been freezing on bikes, since I was a teenager. O.K while I'm actually riding, but as soon as I stop I'm shivering with cold. Clothing's got much better since then though with modern fabrics & stuff specifically designed for outdoor use. Some modern lightweight thermal gear will help a lot.
I found my trikes always felt like they were going faster than they actually were, but meant I could have just as much fun as faster machines without worrying about getting caught for speeding Smiley
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« Reply #323 on: April 29, 2017, 07:08:17 PM »

Entered the local Cardigan Barley Saturday parade today, but before i went a quick check over made me want to look closer at the prop. I noticed the power unit end was quite slack, slack enough to allow the UJ to slop around. Now I had modified this from original by fitting a sliding joint at the back, and thought I'd fitted a coil spring inside to hold some tension on it - well anyway, no spring in sight.
So off came the axle torque reaction bar, remove prop, cut down an old inner valve spring and re-assembe everything. Now it holds nice and tight against the engine, on top of that, the vibration I was getting at speed has dissapeared - so it was propshaft related as I thought. All in all a result. Had a good day, put some more miles on the trike, and getting better at riding it, I think.
Next up is to try to sort out the rich mixture on load and the rumbly front mudguard, both of which will make it a lot more civilised.
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« Reply #324 on: April 29, 2017, 08:42:23 PM »

sounds like a good result with the prop. I have a sliding prop and have a shaky bit, may look at that soon, thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #325 on: April 29, 2017, 08:46:11 PM »

I usually find the niggly fault diagnosis stage takes longer than the original build!
Any photos of you parading on it?
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« Reply #326 on: April 29, 2017, 09:15:25 PM »

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« Reply #327 on: April 29, 2017, 09:22:35 PM »

Still don't know why it doubles up, i'll remove them
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« Reply #328 on: April 29, 2017, 09:49:13 PM »

Ooh, look at that! Very nice.
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