Thursday, April 23, 2015

Damit 2.0

The new adventure rig is ready. Damit 2 finally gets to feel a little grass between her toes. Welcome to the real world....




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  1. WOW!!! She looks amazing!!!! Looking forward to reading about her adventures!

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    1. Thank you, Damit 2 is Chile bound next fall.

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  2. Looks really good! Did you do anything to the steering to reduce trail? And is there a proportioning valve in the rear brake system or is the size of the cylinder and disk much smaller than the pusher?

    Are you trying to head out in the Fall?

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    1. Thanks. To reduce trail, 1). Buy a leading link front end for $$$$, 2). can buy a new triple tree for $$$, 3). go with a smaller front tire for $$ or 4). raise the rear end of the bike for $. Since we already went with a heavier duty rear spring which raises it a little, I added a set of raising links to bring it up more. As you know I am not height challenged, so a higher seat is not an issue. Now the steering is not anymore stiff than a Ural.

      Have not connected the sidecar brake yet. Will let you now how that goes.

      The plan is to ship to rig to Chile and ride to the southern tip next Fall/Winter.

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    2. $ much better than $$$$ and less complexity. And with a sidecar, there's no such thing as height challenged. I never even thought about option 4 before. Very innovative. I raised the front of my Beemer w/sidecar by adding a spacer on top of the springs in the forks and the steering is now little heavier (it was already heavy) but it completely eliminated the occasional low speed shimmy. To me, that was a positive.

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  3. Great looking rig! Like RichardM, never heard of option #4....interesting.

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  4. With option #4, do the raising of the rear before you start leveling the sidecar. Or will have to re-level the car then re-do the lean-out and toe-in.

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