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by Sam
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Photobucket fix.
Replies: 1
Views: 1047
Flag: Scotland

Photobucket fix.

For those of you who have been using photobucket to host pictures you will know by now that they are holding people to ransom to show their pics, Here is a fix to allow your pics to be shown FREE OF CHARGE ! I saw this on another forum so have cut and pasted the instructions, I have already tried th...
by Sam
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Upload pics
Replies: 20
Views: 44598
Flag: Scotland

Photobucket fix

Just saw this on another forum and thought I would share, I have tried this and it works. If you're using Google Chrome, go to the three dots on the right side of the screen and click them. A drop down should appear. Hover your mouse over "More Tools," and when the next drop down appears, click on e...
by Sam
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Here are a couple of pics of the Hybrid a long time ago when It had a 441 victor motor in the chassis, I was up at Ploackton for a gathering to celebrate the life of a friend who drowned a several weeks ago and an ex girlfriend of his had a few pictures she gave me from one of the many trips I had u...
by Sam
Thu May 04, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

minetymenace wrote:Wot no reciprocal link? ;-)
I did add a link in the info I gave but they edited what went in.

Sam
by Sam
Mon May 01, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

The handling is great , a little bit firm but working on that. Had a wee feature on " The Bike Shed " last week

http://thebikeshed.cc/2017/04/25/sams-b ... a-tracker/
by Sam
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Approved by Vic Allen himself :thumb http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20170429_091321_zpsfo9ydpss.jpg Just back from the Pre 65 trial up at Kinlochleven, managed 1200 trouble free miles over the extended weekend. http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/2017...
by Sam
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Thank you all, funnily enough the headlamp brackets gave me the most headache and were difficult to source, I spent some time trawling the tinternet to find a set. They are Ceriani items (reproduction) which a guy in the states had new batch made. Amazing how peoples taste differ! :lol:
by Sam
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Passed its mot no problem,Handles well nice and firm on the road and stops on a sixpence, carburation almost there another wee run to sort out.

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by Sam
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

hi sam, 1 mm on 400 and 600. the 600 has a wiseco 12;1 piston (it was cheap of ebay) but i took 1 mm of the raised top to run it on super unleaded. there is a yam quad with a similar engine that has a 2 into 1 inlet manifold, but it looked too long. i made mine from a block of ally on the mill. ste...
by Sam
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Nice carbs as well. :smile:
by Sam
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Almost there, had it fired up the other day. https://youtu.be/C5_J1MegDPg

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by Sam
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

A lot of work and looking good, will be good to read about your experience with the rear brake. Some manufacturers have swapped back and forth with tied or floating so I guess it's a case of suck it and see. Just take it steady to start with. Cheers, it will be run in and tested by the first corner...
by Sam
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

I had two attempts at the exhaust already and happy with how it is now, if I was to move or re design the exhaust that would then become the concern for grounding. The hotel is booked for Kinlochleven pre-65 trial at the end of April so no going back now.

Sam
by Sam
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Im fully aware of that...just my sense of twisted humour. ;-) There is a double spring on the stand one inside the other, there was no other way I could have fitted a side stand other than the positon it is in. I would have had to add a lower cradle to the frame. I looked at fixing the stand to the ...
by Sam
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

minetymenace wrote:Forward facing prop stand is not exactly fail safe :shock:

Put it this way... if I hank that on the road im already off !
by Sam
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Cheers, it will change its looks when dressed. :smile:
by Sam
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Motor complete and bolted in place, fitted a re-prifiled Joy cam, ported the head, squish down to .040 new rings and Timing chain. http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20170210_095715_zpslfuoxdzr.jpg Hopefully get the wiring done over the weekend. http://i1170.photobucket.com/al...
by Sam
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

minetymenace wrote:Hope you have a sheet od AV rubber between the battery and that metal panel, they rub like a bar steward if not rigid or cushioned.
All you need is a tiny little bracket for the m-box programming push switch....
i have a rubber sheet to be bonded in place after painting.
by Sam
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

hi sam, looking good. back mud guard, and light ? stew Rear Light http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20161216_145621_zpsbp9qyqol.jpg Mud guard is not needed for an mot the rear subframe is paneled in with aluminium doubling to hold the electrics. When its painted ill slit sma...
by Sam
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

I have at least one book by Tony Foale on my chassis design shelf. He seems like a pretty sharp dude to me. What I like about Tony Foales book is he explanes different theorys by example and quotes his findings, and not stating this is how it should be but leaves the reader to make up his own mind ...
by Sam
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Ta da!
Dry build complete hopefully get stripped down over the holiday period and off to the coaters to add some colour.

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by Sam
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

I spoke to the guy at Hagon about that he said it would be better if they run parallel , I did have them inward at the beginning and it was going to cause problems with the chain due to the position of the ahem! motor. It does not look so rediculous with the seat and hugger in position.
by Sam
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Revised oil feed and scavange oil lines. http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20160901_150756_zpsa6ccui4p.jpg http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20160901_150821_zpstlftdnuq.jpg http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20160901_151050_zpspr...
by Sam
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

beat wrote:well sam, it is your bike, - go your way, I wishes you good luck.

Cheers !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ul-cZyuYq4
by Sam
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

This will be used on the road not on the dirt or off road, if you care to translate Tony Foales theory into the whole setup you will see that it has been well documented and researched, im not here to convince you or anyone else on this as being the ultimate setup ( i can see the benefits even if it...
by Sam
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Try translating the quoe I posted this may give you a better understanding of the principle of the floating caliper which is not what you state in alowing the caliper to float sideways. As for the weight of the torsion bar it is much lighter and stronger than the standard part.. i have made it from ...
by Sam
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Hi Beat, The caliper has not been set up yet, the rose joints had been screwed in fully and still had half nuts to be put on, also the rear mount only has a single tack holding it in place, I have already moved the mount to suit the new position of the header pipes. it seems to me as if you have gon...
by Sam
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

The theory behind the floating caliper quoted from "Tony Foals Chassis design" "Under breaking some rear suspension may be usefull in counteracting the change in the machine's attitude caused by forward weight transfer.But a serious problem may arise where there is no such parallelogram linkage and ...
by Sam
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

minetymenace wrote:Won't it need to be a parallelogram, ie not just parallel with the swing arm, but also parallel on the other two sides?

Correct ! :smile:
by Sam
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Beat,

Did you have the torsion arm set up parallel to the swing arm? if not you would have been exagerating the forces which may have caused problems or dont you like change and things left as were? :smile:

Sam
by Sam
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Hmmm <201

I wonder why Husqvarna used it for many years and others followed suit later. :smile:
I have tried this on the road without problems in the past. I also had floating calipers on my road racing sidecar which worked great. Its done and its staying. :grin:
by Sam
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Hi Beat, if the torsion bar was attached to the swing arm the principle of the floating caliper would be lost, by attaching to the frame as Dennis the menace stated it is a form of anti dive which will help prevent the rear tyre skipping under heavy braking. When the caliper is attached to the swing...
by Sam
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Have made up a couple of oil strainers as I'll be feeding from the rear of the frame as well, found a fitting which is used on a Holly carb, it is 7/8 UNEF ( which is the same thread on the BSA chassis) with a -6 anc fitting which will be used for oil feed line. http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r...
by Sam
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Spent today fabricating a floating caliper for the rear. http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20160818_114429_zpsjrl7zjcv.jpg I actually started trying to cut this with a jig saw but soon gave up. http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20160818_122303_zpsrhh6c...
by Sam
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Oil Strainer
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Flag: Scotland

Oil Strainer

Does anyone have a spare oil strainer for a B25 / B50 the one at the bottom of the front down tube for sale.

Sam
by Sam
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

It was you I got the idea from ! :cool:
by Sam
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Sprocket alignment achieved 5mm machined off the front sprocket and 6mm added to the rear.

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by Sam
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Start digging Barry, Stew ive not managed to get near this project since last September due to work and the next brewery build is not happening untill September so getting as much done as poss, I was in the workshop at 7.00 this morning seeing as im on a roll.

Sam
by Sam
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Back loop cut off and new one made to suit the contour of the seat. http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20160812_075609_zpsqoj3mxsh.jpg http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/Hybrid/20160812_074227_zpsthq52id8.jpg http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r529/scotiasam/H...
by Sam
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 211
Views: 30957
Flag: Scotland

Re: Hybrid

Headers prepared for welding

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Welded and satin polish

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