Frightening

The Black Museum of Trike Builds. Read on it may save your life.
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Post by Haggis »

I got a call from a mate the other day. Can he bring his trike down for me to look at. He says . Needs fork seals and possible head stock bearings.

I got it in the other day and on Wednesday I started the work.
I have a small lecky fork truck that I use as a trike lift..
Got everything ready and picked the trike up ready for work. I lifted it 4 inches before the front wheel came off the floor. summat not right.

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Hmm the bearings must be well shot thinks I

Undid the wheel spindle to take the wheel out and the forks sprung apart be 20mm. Spader missing and the wheel spindle tightened up was pulling the forks together. Starting to get the feeling things are not going to go to plan.

Left fork slider kaput with lots of play. No point changing the seals as they just gonna go again.

Dropped the forks out and then the yokes.
Feckin hell. There are some bloody cowboys out there but this takes the biscuit.

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Bearing too small so someone has shimmed it out with a hose clip of all things

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Got my work cut out here then.
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Post by Haggis »

On closer inspection I found the reason why the bearing had been shimmed out.

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Oh sh1t, more work.

Oh well, out with the grinder n off it comes and on goes a biggerer betterer headstock. Sorted

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There are some horrors out there folks, beware and keep an eye on all things trike
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Post by Willgofar »

good pics of the offending botch Haggis. I bet he's glad of your skills and talent. another trike saved for a few more years. :respek:
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Post by sharky2020 »

Nice one haggis i dread to think of what might of happened to the owner if this was not being fixed good to see someone that knows what they are doing :niceone:
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Post by grumpygramps-2007 »

don,t know will about another trike saved. more like another triker saved.that thing was an accident waiting to happen, hope he didn,t buy it of a mate. & thats why before haggis retires, he,s going to ave a good look at my trike before i blast up the road.well sorted haggis.:respek:
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holy sheet, whoever done that needs a good kickin'. glad yer on the ball haggis mate.
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Before Haggis retires we'll need to get his brain contents backed up to Dropbox!
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Post by TrikerBo »

He's lucky to have you Haggis.

Have you ever thought of immigrating down sarf, it's lovely, warm and the streets are paved with gold. I could also keep you occupied in retirement with trikes
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Post by Dr Death »

Apologies Haggis...moved this to the Black Museum thread....Thanks for the post
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