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Poll

Sadly, I am colour deficient, and useless at making decisions upon colour choices. What colour should the BSA be in your opinion? (I withold the right for my wife to veto any of your choices) :-)

Black with red upholstry
1 (12.5%)
Cream sides, green bonnet and boot with black upholstry
2 (25%)
Dogsc0#k red (sorry, apparently it is a thing so my decorator colleague says) and black
0 (0%)
British Racing Green + black upholstry
3 (37.5%)
Cream and navy upholstry
2 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Author Topic: BSA 3 wheeler.  (Read 2860 times)

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #135 on: 22 Aug 22, 06:53 pm »
I'm probably going to call it Slippery Jim,
Not a reference many will know or get.
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #136 on: 25 Aug 22, 07:47 pm »
I think I may have just been very lucky bagging this trailer, fully working and well maintained. It towed back 75 miles without issue and as steady as a rock for £500.
Only minor alterations to do to carry and hold all three wheels.
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #137 on: 26 Aug 22, 11:59 am »
Not a lot to do to get it to fit, a gentle 1/4" bend outward on the channels to get it to fit the track of the cyclekart , remove one of the motorbike wheel holders - 4 bolts, easily reversible and add a wheel stop at the back and a bit of pipe lagging for protection.
I might add a couple of wheel stops for the fronts and then I have to figure out how to lash it on.
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Chris Brown

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #138 on: 26 Aug 22, 02:11 pm »
I'd suggest a ratchet strap each side, used with these over the front wheels: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201744669879?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=3Yt3k_lnRNq&sssrc=2047675&ssuid=GMBgc09hQ5a&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY.
Then a strap to hold the rear wheel down, only need 30mm wide straps as there's so little weight involved.

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #139 on: 26 Aug 22, 02:59 pm »
Cheers Chris, I will look into those  :)
« Last Edit: 26 Aug 22, 05:06 pm by Jimr1999 »
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Seven racer

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #140 on: 26 Aug 22, 04:12 pm »
Useful to see, I've been looking at bike trailers on Marketplace, but wasn't too sure about size etc. It looks to be a perfect solution, though I suspect all of the bike holders would have to be removed to get a 4 wheeler on. How long are the actual bike channels?

Peter

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #141 on: 26 Aug 22, 04:53 pm »
The middle channel on that one is just shy of 90", most of the ones I looked at before that were shorter. The channels on mine are welded to everything and would not move
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Chris L

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #142 on: 26 Aug 22, 08:07 pm »
Think this pic may help you Peter , Ref sizing. Its a standard 2 bike trailer. (with a separate chassis. ie not reliant on skids for strength) .
I just bolted the "Skids" as far out as poss to suit our CK track.

StefanN

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #143 on: 27 Aug 22, 07:59 am »
I can’t decide whether your cyclekart has a moustache or is feeling sad…

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #144 on: 27 Aug 22, 10:04 am »
A sad Mickey mouse, as a neighbor had it Stefan 🤣🤣🤣
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Seven racer

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #145 on: 27 Aug 22, 05:18 pm »
Think this pic may help you Peter , Ref sizing. Its a standard 2 bike trailer. (with a separate chassis. ie not reliant on skids for strength) .
I just bolted the "Skids" as far out as poss to suit our CK track.
Thanks Chris,  it seems to be the answer for me, fairly light, and doesn't take up too much room.

Peter

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #146 on: 28 Aug 22, 11:39 am »
Cockpit edges trimmed and the removable Jack staff made. I need to get out and test it now somewhere a little bigger than the drive.  ;D
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #147 on: 29 Aug 22, 06:51 pm »
So, blinged up and at a point where, pre testing, I am happy I have met the criteria of emulating my inspiration car to a greater degree... Louvres added and a few touch ups
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Applejack

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #148 on: 30 Aug 22, 10:44 am »
Lovely job Jim

Philip83

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #149 on: 30 Aug 22, 01:09 pm »
It looks great, a really impressive build!