FEET FORWARD AG1350

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harky
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Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Post by harky » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:55 am

ok ,an update
just returned from our speed week , my naked busa scared the living daylights out of me , with a head shake
( poor weight distribution, the main reason ) , this project is “ intended “ to be about a stable in line platform
theory is good !
so
the CENTRE HUB STEERING has been completed , represents a serious outlay for me , in having someone else cad design , then cnc machine the whole thing , my satisfaction is in making , “ designing “ anything i run ( be that right or wrong )
the CHS is something i could have done ,but i feel it should be really the best possible bit of engineering i can produce , and in this case it is not by me
I may sell the plans , cad files , in an attempt to recover some of the costs
the axle @ 35 mm is seriously over the top , and weighs nearly a kilo , so weight forward is on track and no one can be concerned about its strength
the wheel is an R1/ R6 Image
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i now will start the front “ swing arm “ and use a hayabusa rear spring / shocker
be a while before i am back
harky
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so far 120mph for$2000---imagine how fast I can go for $20,000

russelllowe
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Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Post by russelllowe » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:06 pm

How's it going Harky?

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Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Post by russelllowe » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:10 pm

The hub center stuff only showed up when I hit submit ... looking great. Not sure why that big hammer is in the background though! Any pics of the swingarm?

harky
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Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Post by harky » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:19 am

progress
but slow , stand by for photos
hold this thought Russell
you can use a big hammer a little bit , but you can’t use a little hammer a big bit ———- always have a big hammer @ the ready
there ANOTHER —— “ DAD “ statement
our friend enjoyed his day out with you
cold here down south
harky
harky
DLRA #643
so far 120mph for$2000---imagine how fast I can go for $20,000

harky
Posts: 186
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:03 am
Location: Adelaide

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Post by harky » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:19 am

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Swing arm and hoop are 1 1/2 “ x0.100” wall CDS
The frame is 65x35x2 , interesting and cheaper not having to be weight conscious
the “ lugs “ welded to the busa frame are for a cross brace that will go down to the chassis rails
next few steps will make some serious progress , and better vision
harky
DLRA #643
so far 120mph for$2000---imagine how fast I can go for $20,000

russelllowe
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Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Post by russelllowe » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:59 pm

Hey Harky,

Looks great! Took a while for me to figure out where the lugs were mounted ... but finally recognized the Hayabusa fins down the back of the frame there. Swingarm looks really nice. Very keen to see how you mount the shock and how/if you'll brace back to the lower frame rails; when I chatted to Bones about my feet forward ideas he noted that with feet forward it might be difficult to negotiate the rule that you have to see all of the rider from the side (so even little bits sticking up, like handlebars, cant obscure bits of your leg from the side). One solution that sprung to mind was having a complete loop, along the bottom and then back over the top. Like an open roll cage. Not sure how that would go at tech inspection, but I'd say it would comply with the letter of the law. Would give something to mount the handlebars from in a more conventional position too (without something that would trap your legs). I could be over thinking things.

Cheers

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