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electric on-the-fly sidecar adjustment?
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claude #3563
Posted 7/27/2005 10:05 PM (#8908 - in reply to #8906)
Subject: RE: electric on-the-fly sidecar adjustment?



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That is interesting. Due to it having angles involved you may want to mock it up and decide from there how much actual travel you may really need. It should not be too much to make a difference if all think remaind equal but on a velorex with the soft suspension the thing will be affected more by load and road camber changes than if the suspension was stiffer. .
I mentioned earlier about running a torsion bar under the velorex frame and being able to tilt the whole rig that way. It worked very good . This was the same basic principle as motorvation uses on the fomula II.
I did build one once that had a hoop comeing up from the inside sidecar frame. The upper front strut angled foward to connect the the hoop and the rear one angled back to the hoop. To adjust lean out these struts were clamped on with pinch blocks to the hoop. You could move them closer together or move them futher apart to change leanout. Easy to do but could not be done 'on the fly'' so to speak.
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Loo4two
Posted 7/27/2005 10:15 PM (#8909 - in reply to #8745)
Subject: RE: electric on-the-fly sidecar adjustment?


I was thinking of adding Lonnie's heavy duty suspension and wheel also.
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claude #3563
Posted 7/27/2005 10:22 PM (#8910 - in reply to #8909)
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That would be a step in the right direction I think.
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Loo4two
Posted 7/27/2005 10:29 PM (#8911 - in reply to #8745)
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Claude,
Was that torsion bar the VW type or an open bar like a "swaybar"?
David
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claude #3563
Posted 7/27/2005 10:42 PM (#8912 - in reply to #8911)
Subject: RE: electric on-the-fly sidecar adjustment?



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It was actually a torsion bar off of a sprint car. They are splined on both ends to allow you to put a 'torsion arm' on one end and an adjustable 'torsion stop' on the other. Go to speedwaymotors.com and you can see them there. If you have any sprint cars around your area there should be used parts available you can pick up for a song.
The BMW rig I am building now has torsion bar supension on all three wheels, plus a swaybar.
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Hack'n
Posted 7/28/2005 2:17 PM (#8918 - in reply to #8912)
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Claude,
You're workin' too hard. Take the summer off and go kiss a few bugs.
Save all that R&D for bad weather. LOL

"Easy" Lonnie
Leaving in the morning for the high desert country with Canadian Buds.
It'll be hot, but why not?
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