Indian Tadpole

Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by silverbear, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. indian22

    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    I'd not considered the problems you've faced with the leg Steve, sorry, but I follow your thinking now. If kicking starting becomes a problem you could always weld a go cart starter nut to the jack shaft and carry a portable drill with you to spin the whole affair & 3D has a clutch "lock" lever available as well...just a thought.

    I also see where the 3-D is on sale this week only for $100. even.... add $25. extra for the cable and lever kit. Rick C.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rick, Just saw the post. No notification. I don't talk about the knee at all. Most people don't know about it but it does slow some things up and makes others nearly impossible.

    I never thought about a go kart starter nut and I'll look into it. Certainly would make things easier. Thank you.

    The 3d clutch is a heck of a deal at that price.

    Steve.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    I got the clutch throw out anchor point and clutch cable anchor point primed and I put it together to give some idea how it looks. The bolts are the wrong size and I'll have to get some tomorrow. Everything is now painted a gloss black and will go together and on the bike.

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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Steve it seems that you've solved the actuation design now as well...getting closer to start up! Rick C.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    It is closer to start up, Rick. Going to be interesting to see if all the years of planning and dreaming are going to work.

    Steve.
     
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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Oh it's going to work Steve 'cause you'll stick with it till it does! Rick C.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Been slacking off due to health and the weather. We equaled a weather record set in 1953.

    There were 27 rainy days out of the 30 days in November. Remember on the Wet Coast you don't tan, you rust. I hope to get back at it tomorrow.

    Steve
     
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    MEASURE TWICE Well-Known Member

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    Rain is not really good to be working on the project outside. I though just spent 9hrs and finished working on maintenance on my bike till about 2 hrs after sunset. Glad frost was not on my ramp and I drop my bike putting it in my truck. No, just a skinned knuckle and forefinger while working on it. New chain an a laundry list of other stuff. Even the inspector (boxer dog came over from neighbors place) was checking out everything. For a while sniffing was near yesterdays BBQ of NY Strip Roast. No scraps for em, sorry. Frost and 30 degrees outside and maybe snow tomorrow, but it is not yet happened when many times they said it would, so I hold my breath. Gonna look for some studded tires soon though. Mount Shasta has accumulated a whole lot more snow I see, as pictures on the news now show it is all white down to the base.
     
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    Zero rain here for the last 50 days guys & I haven't put much effort in on the bikes either. Health issues are significant obstacles to my actual fabrication, but I try to mentally sort through design and part selection/purchase while healing up...spending while recovering. I find time to ride a little each day even if it's just getting to the Doctor & I think that really helps to keep me going.

    I had a fellow bike enthusiast stop by the other day to see what I was up to and he commented that he drove by often but never saw me working on the bikes & I can see he had a point. I work a little at a time & not every day...might be the age thing? Rick C.
     
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    We are supposed to have a week of dry weather next week and if it actually happens I'll be back at it.

    Steve.
     
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    Finally got back to working on the clutch yesterday. Had to find an angle for the clutch mount to fit against the mount for the tri car which is welded to the bottom bracket. There also had to be an easy entry for the clutch cable into the chain guard so if there was a need to get to the clutch it would easy to free up the chain guard and slide it out of the way.

    Fortunately the clutch throw out bearing can be moved to any angle and still work. Here are photos of what I did. I need to move the cable adjuster over closer to the motor so it lines up with the groove the cable travels in so it can be tightened down.

    Steve.

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    KOOL Beans! Ya getting there...............Curt
     
  13. indian22

    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Such an elegant, though not simple, solution to a complex problem! You've stuck with it Steve and it's been fun ( for us) to see you work it out. I've got plenty of popcorn and time to watch the finish. Rick C.
     
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    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    It's coming along, Bud.
    SB
     
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    Thanks Curt. Ever closer.

    Steve.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Hope to have the clutch done soon, Rick. Not a lot to do now.

    Steve.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    The hills around Eagle Lake #4 will soon hear the sounds of tri cars Silverbear.

    Steve.
     
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    MEASURE TWICE Well-Known Member

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    Do you have studded tires, or will be doing that to them. Still no snow here at 3000 ft, but icy.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    It snowed about 2" here on the Wet Coast yesterday. Hasn't gotten much above freezing either but usually it's just raining so there isn't much call for studded tires here. If I needed studded tires there wouldn't be a whistling chance in Hades that I'd be on a bike on the road.
     
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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Hope you are enjoying the holidays Steve. Forum has been pretty dead the last couple of weeks. I'm hoping lots of ideas are being dreamed up as we all over indulge on food stuffs. Best to all you guys. Rick C.
     
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