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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #225 on: May 27, 2018, 09:59:41 PM »
Don't think so Tony. Had a trial fit today and it's almost like they are tailor made for an LC. Fit perfectly!








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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #226 on: May 27, 2018, 11:15:31 PM »
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #227 on: May 28, 2018, 12:28:45 AM »
Haha! Weird huh?

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #228 on: June 06, 2018, 08:58:43 PM »
Despite the last 24hours being without doubt the worse of my life I am still standing. And happier. Popped over to a friends house to drop off an RD swingarm I didn't need and he gave me these...



and that's not all of it, more parts in my truck, crank, clutch etc!

Note new chubb lock, sadly the wrong size!




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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #229 on: June 09, 2018, 10:17:29 PM »
So I've made a slow start on these parts but a start has been made...the grab rail first, a little rub down and some filler and I'll paint it satin black.

Also was in a quandary with the Mito set up for the little RD. It's overkill and I know it and it would be a real bugger to set up. So I got out the ruler and oh boy...the Mito swinger is near on exactly the same size as the LC one...hybrid city here I come...







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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #230 on: June 09, 2018, 11:08:37 PM »
I'm sure fitting the Mito parts to the LC makes sense as the little RD might have struggled with the weight
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #231 on: June 10, 2018, 12:20:21 AM »
Those bits will look great on the LC  8)  better use of the bits really.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #232 on: June 13, 2018, 08:42:05 PM »
Totally agree Tony!

So, exhausts off...



Get her on the bike jack and take the rear end out...





And a size up of the Mito swinger...


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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #233 on: June 13, 2018, 08:45:25 PM »
It's so close. About 5mm needs to come off each side. A job for my local engineers I think! Plus there are needle bearings in there and some new ones will be needed so I can use the LC spindle. And that offset shock mount needs a think about too...







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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #234 on: June 13, 2018, 08:46:11 PM »
Whoops!


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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #235 on: June 13, 2018, 10:36:20 PM »
All things are possible when it comes to hybrids, but to get that in there is going to need serious engineering....
Sadly the photos confirm it’s defo not plug and play !
You might need to back track for the mo.
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #236 on: June 13, 2018, 10:49:38 PM »
All things are possible when it comes to hybrid, Sadly the photos confirm it’s defo not plug and play !

+1 to that.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #237 on: June 13, 2018, 11:41:12 PM »
It's not that hard Peter pics might make it look more tricky than it is. I'll get the ends trimmed and fit it. I reckon a new shock mount will have to be fabricated but I will show my engineer chap the LC swing arm for comparison. As Mito parts are dirt cheap compared with RGV ones etc this is a great option....IF it works lol.

ps please don't reply with 'if...' haha

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #238 on: June 14, 2018, 01:41:32 PM »
I wonder if it may be easier to move the shock bracket on the frame, instead of the swing arm.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #239 on: June 14, 2018, 08:16:27 PM »
Unlike the RD the LC frame isn’t designed to have suspension load back there. LC is same as TZ with suspension load put into headstock directly via the upper frame tubes.
As with arm mod, all is possible but would need strengthened frame and then all the std. LC stuff isn’t going to fit.

I’d say keep your powder dry, focus on getting one least expensive thing finished (rd50) then reevaluate at the end of the summer.
Rev 'em till they rattle