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RAMCHARGERS DRAG BIKE REVISITED

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by roadwarrior, May 13, 2018.

  1. roadwarrior

    roadwarrior

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    It's been 3 years now? I finally got the parachute! I made the bracket yesterday and packed the chute today. Not an easy task to pack one on a bike. Two people required. Next step is make the release lever and cable.
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  2. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Awesome addition!
    I remember that build well!
    One of the best drag inspired builds ever done on RRB in my opinion.
     
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  3. Scribble

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  4. roadwarrior

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    This build is finished! Rip cord easier to make and more practical. I was thinking making a lever and putting it on the seat post. Too much fab work to do. Easier and more practical in that I don't have to take my hand off the handlebars to pull the cord. I added a left hand mono brake lever. I routed the cable through the bike. The cable end that goes to the parachute I took and cut a piece of stock steel rod and drilled 3/4 through it and made another small hole on the side. Heated up the solder and passed the cable into it. It took a little bit of repositioning the cable to make sure it pulled the pin out when I squeezed the lever. It will work... I hope. I may wait until after the show to try it out. I'll make sure to record it.
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  5. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Is the chute spring loaded to assist with it deploying?
     
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  6. roadwarrior

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    Yes! A big spring. It takes two to load it. One to hold the bike while I pack and push the spring in.
     
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  7. CRASH

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    Now I want to see a video of you going fast enough to deploy it and watch it work! :D
     
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  8. Bike Bum

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    Love it! Still one of my favorite bikes of all time.
     

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