Bit of a fright today

Installed the Garmin 595 harness today

Unbolted the tank and lifted up and routed the new harness through.


All setup and ready to roll.


Went for a ride and when I tried to start, lights, pump all started but no ignition.


WTF😁 Check a few things, fuses general look around . Give the gear stick a wiggle and it starts.

Must have moved something under the tank. Darn it.


 

Alarms and gps tracking

So many people are interested in the trike. Kids run after it and scream out “can I have a ride….please” others stand respectively around and say comments like “sweet ride” etc.

 

So I am concerned, I already have an alarm from oz trikes

 

But do I need gps tracker? done some research and found this site http://alkoats.com.au/what-is-al-ko-ats/what-is-al-ko-ats-sub/

 

 

CB Radio

I already have a handheld GME TX6150 so I just have to get bluetooth capability with harness and mount so I can connect to my Cardo SHO-1 helmet communications set.

Spoke to these guys at Soundrider on the sunshine coast who have the harnesses available and they also have mounting kits from RAM mounts.

The plan is to have this mounted on my handlebars, not to have it charging but just mounted in a clip. The charge lasts forever in this anyway. So I just need the bluetooth connectivity and harness installed to the trike.GME TX6150

Home sheepskin seat covers – Good Wool Store

Ok, I am on the look out for a good sheepskin seat cover for the Trike. Contacted these guys and they are aware that their listing is for Bon and Oz Trikes and that the Booms are different. He is about three hours away from Somersby in Sydney and he is going to take a drive up and measure and make a pattern and make one for my Trike, Front and Back. How helpful is that? Fantastic!!!!

Approx $500

Sheepskin seat covers retail and manufacture. Home in Berry NSW for your car, motorcycle and footwear needs.

Source: Home sheepskin seat covers – Good Wool Store

I need a GPS

 

This is the Garmin 595 for motorcycles. 

Comes with ram mounting brackets for the handlebars and car suction mount.

Permanent mounting wiring harness and also the cigarette lighter plug.

For the trike the handle bars are 30 mm round and the supplied U bolt is too small.

I had to bend and shape it ( I used my crowbar as it was the correct diameter) to a 30mm diameter but when assembled the threaded ends aren’t long enough.

I will manufacture a new one. 

I was thinking of using a 150mm x 5 mm stainless steel bolt, cut the head off it and add a thread, then heat it up and bend around a 30 mm pipe.

It will need some polishing or I’ll just spray paint it black like the original is.

Numb bum

I have a long trip planned in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra (Bomballa Bike show) Gladstone, Arlie Beach and Back to Gladstone all in about three weeks duration.
I have been getting a bit of a numb bum on the long trips and did a little research and ordered a medium cruiser Airhawk cushion.

After talking with another Trike owner he said he has a sheepskin and uses it on top of the Airhawk.

$169 delivered. It’s a air filled number of air sacs. It has an outside neoprene cover and straps to hold it down.