Upcoming “check ride” “trial by fire” “acid test”

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Re: Upcoming “check ride” “trial by fire” “acid test”

Post by Daisy Cutter » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:36 pm

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Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:51 pm

Rent a truck or plan on twice as you would figure.
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Post by MajorFaversham » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 pm

Will do. I plan on taking pictures and giving a daily SITREP on this thread. That way if I go missing, you guys will have an idea where to direct police with cadaver dogs.

Not that I'm preparing for the worst, but I half imagine my flight tomorrow will be the first hijacking to Cuba since 2001.
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Post by Daisy Cutter » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:22 pm

I have access to cadaver dogs :lol:
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Post by MajorFaversham » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:02 pm

Greaaaaat... well that should speed things up.

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Post by DrFaulken » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Safe travels, and have fun. I am glad you plan on updating this thread :)
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Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 am

We want progress reports! :P
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Post by MajorFaversham » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:33 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:We want progress reports! :P
FIRST REPORT:


Well, I've picked it up. I drove around the spiderweb of suburban division "lanes", "runs", "hollows", and cul-de-sac "courts" for about an hour.

It's a good thing it's trash day. I'm learning the hard way to remember to account for the added width of the sidecar. I need to paint 3 small silhouettes of trashcans on the side of sidecar.


ADVICE NEEDED:


I've ridden about 10 total miles on country rode and I've almost $#!+ my pants on 3 separate occasions. As I approach 35 mph/kph, the front tire will suddenly pull left. I'm not going into a curve. I've been lucky that there was no oncoming traffic.

I'm completely to the other side of the rode before I can gain control again. I don't think my right foot is somehow engaging the rear brake, but there isn't a whole lot of room for my size 15 right foot in the space available.

This has me worried because this is just the start of a 1440 mile trip back to my house.


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Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:37 am

I need to paint 3 small silhouettes of trashcans on the side of sidecar.
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As I approach 35 mph/kph, the front tire will suddenly pull left.
Curious. There must be another contributing factor. As you accellerating or decelerating? Is there a significant crown to the road?
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Post by MajorFaversham » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:39 am

Why yes as a matter of fact, I am wearing a Horsehead mask. This *is* the Soviet Steeds group, da?Image

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Post by MajorFaversham » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:42 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
I need to paint 3 small silhouettes of trashcans on the side of sidecar.
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As I approach 35 mph/kph, the front tire will suddenly pull left.
Curious. There must be another contributing factor. As you accellerating or decelerating? Is there a significant crown to the road?
I am accelerating and there has been a crown... of sorts.

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Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 am

Curious. Normally, acceleration causes a y'all to the right.
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Post by MajorFaversham » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:54 am

What would happen if my foot WAS somehow engaging the rear brakes...even partially?
Tomcatfixer wrote:Curious. Normally, acceleration causes a y'all to the right.
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Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:26 pm

Well, of they're properly balanced left-to-right, they would eventually overheat and lock-up. If they were out of balance with a hack bias, your rig would want to veer right. If they were out of balance with a rear bias, the rear would overheat with no directional influence.
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Post by wooden nickel » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:04 pm

If it is darting suddenly to the left, you might check the bottom sidecar mount bolts. The heads are on the sidecar side of fat tubes with the cotter pin through them. That and steering head bearings are the biggest reasons I know for darting left. It wouldn't hurt to shake the top of every wheel and check for bearing and spoke slop.
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