Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:19 pm

Customer up the street from me went for a ride this past weekend on this:

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His buddy in front stopped. He didn't. :doh: He tried to swerve out of the way but still clipped him with his left rear wheel area. It also caused stress cracks above the rear wheel on the flat area and stress cracks on the right side in front of that wheel. I'm recommending replacement of the entire rear section. Only way to give this customer the repair it needs. :up:

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But in doing the replacemen, it will require some custom painting and replacement of the ornate pinstriping. Oh well ........

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I'll be following up with additional pics of the entire repair and replacement because I know we all like pictures !!!!


Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:32 pm

Sweet job Rick. ;)
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:34 pm

Nice....
I see alot of those "Two-wheel-in-front" trikes around here. Never rode one.
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:40 pm

009to090 wrote:Nice....
I see alot of those "Two-wheel-in-front" trikes around here. Never rode one.

Me too. Those Can Am jobbers with the rotax V-twins. That's the way to design a 3 wheeler IMO.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:44 pm

What's them 2 front wheel sissy ass girly bikes have to do with a nice MAN's trike? :whistle: toothy
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:03 pm

freetown fred wrote:What's them 2 front wheel sissy ass girly bikes have to do with a nice MAN's trike? :whistle: toothy


toothy Ok, Ok. You can stick with the "antique trikes" and I'll go with my modern hopper in front trike. toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:33 pm

Those trikes are neat, but if I'm going to limit myself to two seats I'd prefer a Vette.
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:34 pm

i'd kinda like a Vryon myself 8-)
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:59 pm

009to090 wrote:I see a lot of those "Two-wheel-in-front" trikes around here. Never rode one.

We see a lot with the two wheels in front, and with the two wheels in back. I keep wondering: which configuration is more stable?
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:19 pm

This one is a Suzuki VL 800 frame.

I guess they remove the rear trailing arm and have at it.

Here's the manufacturer's website:

http://www.lehmantrikes.com/

This particular bike has the Tramp model package.

Plus the owner added a shitload of chrome to the front end. I think he said he spent $180 just for the front fender front and rear edge trim pieces.

Boys and their toys !!!!!!


Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:29 pm

Don't seem like a bad price for the basic in this day & age.
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:21 pm

Holy crap.....................

Boy is that rear end piece pricey. Plus it needs a crate @ $120.00 + shipping of $275.00 to my door.............


Gonna put the estimate near $6k for this little incident........... But I guess that is why you have insurance if you're gonna drive 1.





Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:15 pm

Any way you slice it, still cheaper than that Can-Am Spyder. http://www.can-am.brp.com/ - All set with those - they get their stability from a NIGHTMAREISH labyrinth of computers, sensors and wiring. No thanks! I ride motorcycles to get away from all that horseshit! Gimme a real trike any day. ;)

If that was mine, I'd do the black duct-tape repair. $6. :D

I can't believe how much all your necessary tools and products cost Rick -- my buddy does that on the side, and just purchasing a pint of paint and everything we needed to do my RD350 cost a fortune! I couldn't believe it. I could afford it at the time though. Sandpaper is INSANE. It's quadroupled in price since I last bought it. :shock:

I think your estimate might be a little LOW!
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Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:31 am

SMITTY wrote:Any way you slice it, still cheaper than that Can-Am Spyder. http://www.can-am.brp.com/ - All set with those - they get their stability from a NIGHTMAREISH labyrinth of computers, sensors and wiring. No thanks! I ride motorcycles to get away from all that horseshit! Gimme a real trike any day. ;)

If that was mine, I'd do the black duct-tape repair. $6. :D

I can't believe how much all your necessary tools and products cost Rick -- my buddy does that on the side, and just purchasing a pint of paint and everything we needed to do my RD350 cost a fortune! I couldn't believe it. I could afford it at the time though. Sandpaper is INSANE. It's quadroupled in price since I last bought it. :shock:

I think your estimate might be a little LOW!


They are pricy but then again so are Harleys for that matter. The design issue is a bit like comparing the Wright Brother's flyer to a Cessna, Piper, Beachcraft, etc.. The more modern designs look like the Wright flyer in reverse. There is a reason that they don't make 3 wheeler ATV's anymore and it ain't because they handled better. :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Next Repair Job. Oh Smitty...... looky here

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:08 pm

Update:

So I HAD to mail the check to the local dealer BEFORE he would place the order for the rear tub piece.

So I mail the check on 11-16, dealer gets it by 11-19, deposits it 11-20, clears my bank on 11-21. So all should be good right ???

Lehman claims that the dealer has not placed the order....... :wtf: :mad3: :taz:


So I call dealer and the order placer is not there. Seems like he is on vacation until Tuesday 12-4.

I just know 1 thing............... that S.O.B. had better have a damn good explanation for me !!!!!!! I don't like being played and especially with my money !!!




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work