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I left my tools on the job site today. I'll take them home with me tomorrow and unbolt one of the tie rods to get a solid measurement with them bottomed out.
 
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steering bar done , ill mount both links on the same bolt , one on the bottom one on the top
that was made with oval tubing and every holes have been capped
bearrings have plenty of grease too

and intalled that aluminum/fiber composit mud guard i did not even remember i had
threaded the dropouts and made sturdy mounting rods


can't think of anything else too do on this one for now
 
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Still waiting to see what your trick is for the rear tire! :39:
Hope the tie rods arrive there soon, I am looking forward to more!

Luke.
won't have them till mid dec , could be mid january :(

but you will be able to see a bit more
cause i manage to test the steering with steel rods and realised i need stoppers to prevent the wheel from turning to far :doh:
brainstorming at the moment on the best way to do this:39:
 
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Made the steering stopper and used skateboard bushings as dampers
Simple strong and effective :thumbsup:

ill have to get the steering links to see where to weld the front stoppers ,
that way ill have them hit at the same time on both sides at full steering lock
 
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the secrect sauce:cool2:

i use to cut pvc pipes in half /eat them to a curve and rivet them with a plate to form a ring , but last year , the idea of using a barell came to mind and i finally get to try it.
its pvc , 1/4'' thick , 22.5'' diameter
thats why i wanted a 24'' rim
it hold by presure from the tire when inflated and still allow a smooth ride
 

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the secrect sauce:cool2:

i use to cut pvc pipes in half /eat them to a curve and rivet them with a plate to form a ring , but last year , the idea of using a barell came to mind and i finally get to try it.
its pvc , 1/4'' thick , 22.5'' diameter
thats why i wanted a 24'' rim
it hold by presure from the tire when inflated and still allow a smooth ride
Ah! Good thinking!
:thumbsup:

Luke.
 
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ZzzzZZzzz still 1 weeks minimum before any hope of having my rodends :( iam dying to ride it!

in the meantime i fabricated a higher seatpost that allow me to pedal this normally but still wont get in the way wen iam upright

and axel protection/extention in case it flips and slide , should protect the derailler and the threads
 
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tie rods are made and instaled


i had a chance to ride it tonight , it drift like crazy !
but iam having issues with the steering :doh:


1- i made so it steer more than the handle bar input, thought it would be better but it does not feel natural and steer way to quick
2- ill have to adjust it to have less ackerman steering
3- ill need less degree of turn in the wheels , it goes so far i can bearly turn it back straight again = modify the stoppers i just made
4- i never tested the pvc drift tires in the snow , somehow it slipped out of the tire for the first time ever , cold ? ,the fact i have treads on this tire? , drifting harder than ever ? ill have to find out..

camera batteries were dead , sorry no video yet
 
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finally decided to only elongate the steering arms of the wheels ,
that seem to have done the trick ...
gives me more leverage , equal handle turn vs wheel turn , and a progressive ackerman



ill try to shoot a riding video tomorow if the the steering fix is conclusive , they predict a little snow too:)
 
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The way that you have the steering set up it looks very predictable to steer. Great job! Is the learning curve pretty quick to pick up?
pretty ease i think , can't rememeber , i learned on v1 couple years ago .. i think the hardest thing is the cardio , really a full body workout leaning the body while steering and pedaling hard all at the same time
 
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