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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:51 pm
next Sunday , in Möggers / Austria, near Bregenz, - the only MX race with sidecar classe will be held.
hope the seat will held...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:41 pm
beat wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:51 pm
hope the seat will held...
the seat holds in place, -- but my neck boon didn't :
out of order at the moment and for -- how much time now
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:42 pm
Oh no Beat did you crash?
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 pm
Crikey beat, get well soon.
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:34 am
Hope you get better. But sadly we don't bounce as well as we used to
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:13 am
Wishing you a good recovery.
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Speedy recovery Beat
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:00 pm
yes Barry, we crashed on the steepest part of the track.
recovery will take at least 3 month they say.....
thanks for all the good wishes
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:14 pm
I know you won't listen to the doctors or to Hannalore, but please rest up and take it easy.
Whilst your body heals I'm sure your brain will be super active. Keep that graph paper handy and your pencil sharp!
Ian (and Mandy)
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Take it easy Beat
Get well soon
All the best
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Lynn and I wish you all the best. It'll take time to get strength back so don't over do things without a brace for a while - take it slowly.
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Sorry to hear that Beat.
And happy it wasn't worse.
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Thank you gents for all the wishes.
as the pain, - I haven't been eating so many pills against something in my all lifetime as I do it now.....
well, some sweets coming along in form of pictures as to see:
at Möggers race course 13. 09. 2020 , - when everything was still ok.
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Well, as recovery is going slowly - but it gos, -- I need to do something....
that front fork / wheel is a bit off the line
and some cracks in the construction...
ugly deformed the thing....
so I cut out all what is still usable ....
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:41 pm
i found this thread at the moment, and i am very impressed to say the least !
Believe it or not i live 15 Kilometers from Möggers, i am there every time except this year as i was in hospital myself.
It would have been great to see you there
Sorry to hear that you crashed, this track is really tough especielly for a vintage sidecar.
3 Years ago we had the sidecar World Championship there, and there was also a Demo with old bikes, some very nice Hedlunds (800cc singles and V-Twins ) . Its a shame that your Goldie was not finished back then.
May be you were there as a spectator ?
Get well soon !
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:27 pm
thanks for the reply, - yes, Möggers is a special track, - a real clay - mud as I never have seen this.
and this clay was actually the reason for breacking my neck!
I was away for more than 45 years from any racing activity, as a rider as well as a spectator.
this year in Möggers it was a race for the Swiss champion ship, and because Corona, - spectators have not been wellcome.
so- lucky for us, - nearly no-one could see our ugly crush!
lucky, I getting better now, and I do work on the new fork for old Goldie...
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Another question Beat.
Is there a reason that the steering head of your frame is not round ?
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:14 pm
yes Oli, there is.
as you see, the steering is something " upside down " ore " inside out ".
means - I have located the bearings NOT in the Head, no, they are in the yokes.
the reasons are: more lightweight AND easier to produce.
and as a result, the head can be square for easier production and less work to forming the other frame tubes on to the head.
so, reasons enough for me to go this way, and it is working good so far.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:18 pm
I see !
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:06 pm
yes, - one problem by building a fraim is always the shape of the seats of the bearings in the headstock.
by welding the fraimtubes to the stock, the seats getting oval and deformed.
to avoid this, I do this " inside out " system.
by having the bearings in the yokes, I can finally welding the yokes and after this, I can take the all yoke on to a smal lathe and finally machine the bearing place.
as the square form of the stock, - it is chosen for this fraim only because 5 fraimtubes are coming to the stock. so it is really easier to do.
the next fraim ( in planing - means in my head ) will have two fraimtubes only coming to the stock, - so headstock will be round as well.
Project LOBE 2 20/ 21 in Topic Project bikes
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:19 pm
A tribute to the Stainless Steel I say, - not sure, but I guess I do it right this time....
had to weld this place there times within this two years using this bike.
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:39 am
Beat, just read about your flying lesson. Hope your healing well. I'm surprised Hanilor will allow you back on a bike.
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Hannelore is NOT enjoyed by the Idea of getting back on the race bike!
myself, I say as it depends on the gymnastic and fitness I can do without feeling pain.
if this comes close to that it was before, - yes, I guess I will race again .
( at least the doctor says, as my neck will never break again at the same place )
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Always keep in mind:
You don´t stop racing because you get old,
you get old because you stop racing !!
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:55 pm
as the sst is sensitive about vibrations, the oil tank,- means this thick tube, - tendencing to crack.
the outer diameter is 63 mm and wall thickness is 1.5 mm only. this last 30cm of the tank is hanging free by the lower end, and creates the problem at the weldings.
so I cut it off and connecting it together with a pice of silicone hose.
guess like this I will get shot of the problem.
I could not find any other serious cracks at the fraim ( and there are many weldings on it ), I am happy so far with the design and would do it in the same manner again.
so, - start screwing it together once more:
Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:34 pm
bringing it together pice by pice
not far away from get it running again
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:03 am
I think the expression labor of love applies here.
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:59 pm
It's on it's wheels so please keep it that way. Good luck.
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:54 am
Hi beat, your oil tank has been worrying me (amongst other things). Have you still got only one jubilee clip o the hose, as I see the vibration and gravity shaking the bottom half off. How about a strap or something to take the weight rather than having it hanging on the hose?.....Just thinking....
How's the neck?
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:08 pm
skippy wrote: ↑Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:59 pm
It's on it's wheels so please keep it that way.
yes skippy, on the wheels and it is running again ! ( tested today
- me and my son Lorenz decidet to keep it on the wheels from now on and for ever !
means: no more crashes
we have promised this to our wives, -trouely
minetymenace wrote: ↑Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:54 am
only one jubilee clip o the hose,
good spotted minety, - but now are two clips there, as I do not own two with the size for 70 mm, I have hooked two shorter ones together to reach the recommended size at the moment. ( I feel shame to make a picture of such a mess on my bike
BTW, this blue hose isn't the right thing anyway, - it is not truly oil resistent.
I do need the quality of Fluor silicone hose. but this stuff I can get here only by the length of 1 Meter in minimum, and it costs me 360.00 SFr. , makes around 380 Dollars US. a bit much as I do need just a length of 6 cm by now.
so time has to show me a cheaper solution, then I will replace it including the messy clip
Neck is feeling much better, some single days I have with no pain already !!
in one week I have to show it to the great Doc, - will keep you informed .........
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:49 pm
beat wrote: ↑Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:08 pm
BTW, this blue hose isn't the right thing anyway
I thought blue hoses were always the right colour in your world, beat!
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:09 am
Re the silicon hose holding the tank.
I've used that stuff in similar applications for years now with no problems.
Initially I was nervous and imagined rapid deterioration, internal delamination, seepage
etc, but nothing after exposure to different hydrocarbons at up to 100C.
I get the impression that the hose manufacturers and chemical industry are super
cautious and in our sort of use a catastrophic failure is unlikely.
That said another alternative would be a Wiggins type quick release set up.
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:01 pm
yes Ian, the color fits my demand perfectly
and as momus says,- it calms me down and I will fallow this way of testing it, - and checking it after one ore two hour running with hot oil inside.
Wiggins seames to be nice but expensive and not sure it is needed so perfectly.
BTW, the blue silicone hose is from BOOST Products, a hose commonly used on turbo charger air side.
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:32 pm
old Goldie get a other type of steering damper.
now try a Hyperpro from Holland .... - nice modern stuff ! ( and adjustable )
I am tied of the VW type as I bought two of them and both are leaking oil after a short use.