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« Reply #300 on: August 04, 2018, 06:41:35 PM »

Or if you use WhatsApp I can forward them to you
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« Reply #301 on: August 04, 2018, 11:55:37 PM »

Ok.guys..YouTube ..type in STINKEYS trike 1st ride ?
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« Reply #302 on: August 05, 2018, 12:17:51 AM »

https://youtu.be/LDOGUyOa4lo
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« Reply #303 on: August 05, 2018, 01:21:01 PM »

good to see it running, how was it
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« Reply #304 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 ?
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« Reply #305 on: August 05, 2018, 09:34:25 PM »

That's good, really pleased for you.
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« Reply #306 on: August 07, 2018, 11:57:19 AM »

cracking work sir. well done  Wink Wink

now ride the buggery out of it  Grin Grin Grin Kiss
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« Reply #307 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 Shocked/ 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  Huh 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 Embarrassed)
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 Cheesy


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? Grin 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..
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« Reply #308 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.
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« Reply #309 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 Grin
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« Reply #310 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.
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« Reply #311 on: August 08, 2018, 07:25:07 PM »

Hehe. dave the first test ride attempt was at 7pm.. Cheesy. 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?
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« Reply #312 on: August 08, 2018, 08:05:50 PM »

What size rim you got?
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« Reply #313 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.
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« Reply #314 on: August 08, 2018, 08:44:08 PM »

I've got a 19 inch tyre..which I do believe is for a sidecar ?
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