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Hello Team, floto612 here with some good news!

Over the past week I was finally able to complete the 'wheelchair hanger' and brake conversion for my Spyder. I had some set backs with the brake conversions, in that the original Brembo 19 x 20 Radial handlebar master cylinder showed evidance of a possible deffect.....it produced a stream of micro air bubbles going back to the reservoir upon each use. Giving in to this possible defective, I replaced this unit with the help from Bayside Performance, many thx to them.
Receiving the second master cylinder and re-bleeding ths system, has now allowed for a successful brake conversion. The final result fully locks up the ABS under test conditions and over 150 miles so far, producing very, very positive braking conditions........the sqeeze feel, of this brake is not as solid as a front brake of other bikes, but is understandable given the distance of all the brake lines to THREE wheels.
Another member of this forum has designed and fabbed a 'slave cylinder' design, that is a wonderful way to also solve this brake convertion issue....and this system is also very successful.

Now, the long awaited 'wheelchair hanger'.....remember that I am using an old Quickie folding wheelchair....not an every day chair for me, but one that is about 18 pounds with wheels included. Its a chair I've been using with my Goldwing, because of its lightness and it folds up real tight.

Trying to keep things simple, I carved up an aluminum plate that would follow lines of the Spyder and be just big enough to carry the weight of the chair. It is mounted to the rear left foot peg bracket and with a 1" bar also mount to the front left foot peg bracket assembly. I got the bolt, bushing, rubber spacer and nut, which holds the exhaust to the bike, and used these same BRP parts to hold this aluminum plate. Also making up a clamp device with aluminum and rubber cushioning to squeeze the plate to the rear foot support bracket. All this becomes obvious when you see the attached photos.

I copied the design of the rear right foot swing peg bracket. Thx to my brother for machining this piece. This allowed me to order all BRP parts for the right rear peg assembly. This includes the index plate, ball, spring, pin, clip, foot peg and rubber pad for the foot peg. Now I had a swing away foot peg that mirrors the original rear left peg. This way, when not in use, the design allows for the 'hanger' to be folded out of the way and looks really cool. I drilled 6mm holes thru foot peg and thru the rubber pads. 6mm holes into aluminum bars and tapped them 6mm x 1.00 so they could be bolted to the foot pegs. On these aluminum bars, I attached simple coat hooks! Simple designs by a simple guy!

Advice, my plate tended to flex, so I welded on the backside angle aluminum to stop this flex.......weld it to the front side, so it will NOT interfere with the swing arm!. Grinding is not what I like doing after I just welded on the piece.

Anyway, I primed and painted this 'wheelchair holder'.....as it should not be called a hanger anymore. I now have over 150 miles on the design and my chair stayed with me at over 85 miles an hours, so I guess its good to go.

I hope this photos help..........as always, your inputs and guidance are always appreciated.
 

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Awesome job!! The pictures really help to understand the concept.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your design. It gives me a place to start thinking of my own solution, but even better, it gives me hope... ;)

Joe
 

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This looks great. I'm a para looking to get a spyder. My chair doesn't fold in like that, the back folds down, do you think this set up would work for my chair. Do you have bigger or better pictures of this to give a better idea? Thanks man this is giving so much hope.
 

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I'm a para as well...new to the site. Lamonster directed me to it from the m109riders site. My chair folds differently as well, but this is great information. I have been gathering info, so when I go back to work I can order my Spyder. Thanks for the post and pictures.. furthers my thoughts for my chair.

Adam
 

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very kewl

Yours was the first spyder I seen on the road going down the Hanlon with the wheel chair on the side. I thought right on. Keep riding.
 

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Another Para.

I saw your photos on the spyder site. I am also a parapeligic. I ordered my spyder a couple of months back and am waiting impatiently. I was glad to see your pictures showing how you mounted your chair. do you have any higher resolution photos? I was wondering if your able to load it yourself. I have an old folder that I could use I normaly use a ridgid chair and was wondering if you had ever considered a way to load and carry one of those? Also some of the comments on how you moddified the brakes were helpful.
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Another member of this forum has designed and fabbed a 'slave cylinder' design, that is a wonderful way to also solve this brake convertion issue....and this system is also very successful.
Seems this forum has become a ealth of knowledge for riders with various restrictions. Thats great!!!
I saw pics of the slave system you mentioned on Lamonts Forum, at least I think it was that one. Do you know who the forum member was that accomplished this? I would love to chat with them about it.
Thanks again
LJ
 

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Lightweight wheel chair

I know very little about wheelchairs,but I was reading one of my trade magazines and came across this wheelchair, it seems like it might be of benefit for carrying along as it is light weight and collapses very nicely:



* Folds to 9 1/2 inches from handrim to handrim
* Weighs just 18 pounds
* Rigid seat base provides better support than conventional sling seat wheelchairs
* Precision machining creates more consistently accurate wheel alignment, resulting in an easier push and a more responsive ride
* Aerospace-based construction requires less maintenance, with a groundbreaking caster design that can endure what active users dish out
* Fully-customizable, from seat sizing to accessories to colors and more

Their web site is:

www.airwheelchair.com

Here is a link to the Machine Design Article

Here was another older article they did on Titanium Sports Wheelchairs

See you at the Homecoming!
 
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