Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby Bigfoot on Wed 23/Sep/15 5:48pm

No bikes yet :huh:

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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby Tugboat on Thu 24/Sep/15 1:07pm

Nice.

She looks filthy as.
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby dwgknz on Thu 24/Sep/15 4:41pm

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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby wuffy on Tue 29/Sep/15 1:03pm

Whose is this? Was sitting around the corner from my house for a few weeks!
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 29/Sep/15 7:32pm

It did belong to one of the bike hire companies here in Rotorua, but it was for sale for a while
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby slidecontrol on Tue 29/Sep/15 8:27pm

dwgknz wrote:
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fixed



standard response is "She is, but not with you"
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby EoinC on Sat 31/Oct/15 10:32pm

I'm looking at costs for setting up in Dubai. there are plenty of 2nd hand cars to choose from (Emirati Dirham is ~USD $0.27):
https://uae.dubizzle.com/motors/used-cars/?ot=desc&o=3

Not sure how to attach the bike rack to this, though:
https://dubai.dubizzle.com/motors/used- ... %3D&pos=14
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby dwgknz on Tue 23/Aug/16 6:25am

When installing Thule 591/598 do people take the rubber strip out completely or cut it to fit?

Is there more noise with it out?
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby UK_Exile on Tue 23/Aug/16 8:23am

Because I change what I'm carrying frequently I don't have any rubber in my Thule wingbars. They're silent if I have an accessory such as a bike rack or kayak cradle fitted. But if nothing (ie just plain wing bars) there's a whistle above 80kph. The rubber in the T slot stops that however its a PITA to fit across 1500mm bars so I don't bother.

I've 1500mm wing bars on an Outback. Had to cut the mounting slots longer & that caused whistle. Extra rubber fitted on the underside outboard of the legs solved it (the standard fillin plastic wasn't long enough once we extended the mounting slot)
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby dwgknz on Mon 17/Oct/16 6:22pm

Any one know if it's possible to buy cheap lengths of T bar for roof racks anywhere? Don't need any fittings just want to fit wider bars for carrying roof box and two bikes. Fits at the moment but tight and don't want things rubbing.
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 17/Oct/16 7:14pm

dwgknz wrote:Any one know if it's possible to buy cheap lengths of T bar for roof racks anywhere? Don't need any fittings just want to fit wider bars for carrying roof box and two bikes. Fits at the moment but tight and don't want things rubbing.


http://www.littlemetals.co.nz/
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby Tugboat on Tue 14/Feb/17 6:26pm

New bike carrying wagon. Just on a week old here and already filthy :D

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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby Dougal on Tue 14/Feb/17 9:04pm

Sometimes I am my own worst enemy:

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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 14/Feb/17 9:11pm

Just cut it all out and start again. Get rid of all of the quality land Rover electrics......
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Re: Show Us Your Bike Carrying Wagons

Postby Dougal on Tue 14/Feb/17 9:25pm

pushbikerider wrote:Just cut it all out and start again. Get rid of all of the quality land Rover electrics......


Believe it or not the Lucas electrics aren't the big problem. The problem was the conversion from LHD to RHD by a dodgy car dealer almost 3 decades ago. Compounded by a conversion from petrol to diesel.

I'm still finding wires which literally do laps of the vehicle. From one side of the engine bay, into the cabin, across the firewall and back out to the engine bay where it joins the original loom which goes back inside the cabin and across to the instruments! :blink:
I was able to cull a lot of this madness from the engine bay 10 years ago. This is the first time I've done the inside.

I've been able to isolate and check through about half the circuits so far. Some wires are dying of old age with cracked and brittle insulation. Some plugs have terrible connections and need replaced. Some switches are breaking (but still work) and need circuits identified for later replacement. Needs more earth points. Easier to find and fix than to start fresh.

If anyone needs automotive wire in all the factory colours and many sizes: http://www.autosparks.co.uk/electrical- ... -wall.html

Then sorting out power feeds for USB chargers, reverse camera etc. The hilarity is this is just a distraction from the original job of fixing the AC fans and plugging firewall noise leaks. :blush:

Some people collect stamps.........
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