Lumley Engineering - Dave Langley's Sprint Yamaha Fazer Outfit for Green Street

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Dave Langley loves bikes, speed and sprint racing. He is not the sort of character to let being a long term wheelchair user stand in his way. The idea is simple; bolt a vestigial sidecar to the side of his Yamaha Fazer, so that he can roll his chair into position then switch to the bike seat to take part in sprints and drag races.

As this was an experiment, nothing could be welded to the bike in case it needed to be brought back to standard quickly. One big change was to fit our bespoke leading link forks to the bike to give Dave better straight line stability and more control. We included a variable mount for the bottom of the spring units to give a degree of adjustment and away he went. The result: he loved the way the outfit handled. His next project is to add nitrous oxide injection for next season.

Leading link forks being fitted to the FazerImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 436Leading link forks being fitted to the Fazer

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Right hand side of leading link forhs showing direct loading of the Hagon shocksImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 437Right hand side of leading link forhs showing direct loading of the Hagon shocks

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The side rails for the chair are laid in placeImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 438The side rails for the chair are laid in place

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Brackets are designed to be strong yet light, it is a racer after all.Image with link to high resolution version

Image: 439Brackets are designed to be strong yet light, it is a racer after all.

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The sidecar floor support take shapeImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 440The sidecar floor support take shape

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Support for the bodywork must be close fitting for aerodynamicsImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 441Support for the bodywork must be close fitting for aerodynamics

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A wooden mock-up gives us the shape for the floor panImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 442A wooden mock-up gives us the shape for the floor pan

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Lightweight bodywork for the sidecar is fitted.Image with link to high resolution version

Image: 443Lightweight bodywork for the sidecar is fitted.

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The finished floor, made of checkerplate fits nicelyImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 444The finished floor, made of checkerplate fits nicely

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The Yamaha Fazer Outfit is all ready to go on this side too.Image with link to high resolution version

Image: 445The Yamaha Fazer Outfit is all ready to go on this side too.

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Just waiting for a rider to give it some herbsImage with link to high resolution version

Image: 446Just waiting for a rider to give it some herbs

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Dave on board his new leading link forked Fazer, ready to give it a blast.Image with link to high resolution version

Image: 447Dave on board his new leading link forked Fazer, ready to give it a blast.

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On the start line.  The proof of the pudding is about to be in the eating.Image with link to high resolution version

Image: 448On the start line. The proof of the pudding is about to be in the eating.

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