With whats about to happen at work in March, I won't get to Blyton in March chaps sorry, we have a member of staff leaving the week before which means we are going to be short staffed in the shop, so looks like my main job title will change for now and into the near future. Getting time off again is going to be painful it seems.
I started out with nothing, I still have most of it!
With whats about to happen at work in March, I won't get to Blyton in March chaps sorry, we have a member of staff leaving the week before which means we are going to be short staffed in the shop, so looks like my main job title will change for now and into the near Nicfuture. Getting time off again is going to be painful it seems.
That's a poor do! There will be other trackdays and hillclimbs later in the year I am sure
Setting up the front suspension today! Getting it all squared up and pointing the right way, Its all done with spirit level and straight edges!
I owe my suspension Knowledge to the late Allan Staniforth a legend in Hillclimbing and suspension writer showed me how to set up a car in his garage in Patley bridge when I was racing a single seater, he gave me a fantastic insight in to the black art of suspension set up and his old school approach and methodology is as relevant to days as its ever been.
I image its very nice craven but you'll not be getting me on facebook just to look at your flaps. Ill have a look at blyton hopefully.
How Is your build going, are you going to be ready for Blyton on time or is it going to be a last push up job? I am more or less there and looking forward to a good day out, If its raining is there any where under cover to park and tinker or should I try and borrow one of these pop up gazebo tent things?
I had a great day out with the 2rike at blyton on Friday. It was a double test for me because i have never driven a reverse trike before so testing a new trike on a cold day on a track i have never been to before is a daunting task!
I need not have worried from the first corner on the sighting lap it felt great.it turns in really well with a light feel to the steering wheel and you can feel the grip on the front wheels and then its just a case feed the power in! you feel as though you are sat under the centre line of the wheels and that gives you confidence to push on to be honest you forget that you are missing a wheel at the back.
Brakes: worked well but I was surprised at how much down shifting in to the corners would slow the 2rike so not needing loads of really heavy braking any way. So at this point bike brakes are more than up to the job for road use!
Cooling:That worked a treat the underfloor air scoop was cooling the engine even though it was only a quarter open so plenty of scope there for hot days and further development
Down Side: Couldn't see the gear number indicator, it just wasn't bright enough ( I will just Buy a new one)
The Clutch started to slip, I bought the bike two years ago and never rode it so it was always an unknown quantity I had only changed the oil and filter before todays outing so that's no big deal, i have raced this type of engine in a single seat hillclimb car so I Know that will be up to the job
Conclusion: This is going to be great fun on the road and I think it has some potential on the track or for hillclimbing and sprinting watch this space! I will be putting a video on my 2rike Facebook page shortly Link to some Photos of the day www.flickr.com/photos/frankhall/albums/72157663762670034