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Forum: Hacks 06-01-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By cathouse willy
Triple trees for the 01 Bonneville

My 2001 Bonneville has a Dmc m72d car mounted and while it tracks well and the head shake is minimal the steering effort takes the fun out of riding it.I bit the bullet and ordered a set of extended...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,046
Posted By cathouse willy
When I had my klr/enduro rig I had lots of sag.I...

When I had my klr/enduro rig I had lots of sag.I bought a heavier spring from Eibach and took the rear shock to a local shop to have it installed.That and rear raising links and longer spacers in the...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By cathouse willy
Spent a lot of years camping out of a canoe or...

Spent a lot of years camping out of a canoe or touring bike but I never found a tent with the most important feature to me and that was being bear proof.That one looks like it would keep out an...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By cathouse willy
+1 for what Mr cob said.My first rig was a Klr...

+1 for what Mr cob said.My first rig was a Klr with the Dmc Enduro car. I no sooner got it sorted and along came the Bonneville and an m72 car.Ive only got room for one so the Klr rig lost out and...
Forum: Hacks 11-17-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By cathouse willy
I recently mounted a dmc car to my 01 Bonneville...

I recently mounted a dmc car to my 01 Bonneville and had a bad case of head shake. after rechecking all the settings it was still scarey to ride.I mounted an Avon triple duty tire on the front of...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,998
Posted By cathouse willy
check out this youtube vid for soldering new...

check out this youtube vid for soldering new cable ends. I've tried it and it works.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-gY27LTU2c&feature=endscreen&NR=1
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
That's the one,I'ts ideal for the tugs front end,...

That's the one,I'ts ideal for the tugs front end, flat with stiff sidewalls.
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
I got the front wheel with the new tire back on...

I got the front wheel with the new tire back on the bike. I'm pleased to say it's made a huge improvement.It's a joy to ride as iit is so I'll leave the suspension work for a winter project.
Forum: Hacks 09-22-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
I mounted an Avon sidecar tire on the front and...

I mounted an Avon sidecar tire on the front and got some Ikon progressives.Unfortunately I've put my back out so the project has been sitting for a week while I recouperate.I'll post the results as...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
Well the car is mounted and I've got the toein,...

Well the car is mounted and I've got the toein, trail and leanout set correctly.I've added approx 85 lbs of ballast and been for several test rides. The rig tracks straight but has a horrible case of...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
I'm measuring from the outside of the left...

I'm measuring from the outside of the left footpeg to the far edge of the car fender. It's wide... I'll have to get used to it as there's not much room on the mounts to make it narrower.
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
RD how wide overall is your rig? Mine is 62...

RD how wide overall is your rig? Mine is 62 inches overall and it seems vast when sitting on it.
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
Moto here's a shot of the front lower mount. The...

Moto here's a shot of the front lower mount. The tape measure is at the wrong angle but you can see there's less than 4'' of clearance.I think I'll try some longer spacers in the front forks. I'm...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,281
Posted By cathouse willy
You folks are in the pefect spot for several easy...

You folks are in the pefect spot for several easy gravel routes. When I say easy people regularly take these routes in small sedans.
1 take the douglas lake ranch road a few klms north of Meritt on...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
RD I just finished mounting a Dmc m72 to my 01...

RD I just finished mounting a Dmc m72 to my 01 Bonneville likje you I'm concerned about the ground clearance. There's not much.Some suspension work will be needed. Here's a picture of my rig.
...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 2,513,972
Posted By cathouse willy
Newly mounted Dmc m72 car on my 01 Bonneville....

Newly mounted Dmc m72 car on my 01 Bonneville. Next step test rides and tuning.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb368/cathousewilly/2012_08200006.jpg


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Forum: Hacks 08-17-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,281
Posted By cathouse willy
Nwr Most of the routes I described are not well...

Nwr Most of the routes I described are not well marked on regular road maps. It depends on your tolerance for gravel roads and sometimes rustic accomadation. A copy of Bc backroads map book s a good...
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,281
Posted By cathouse willy
Nwrider I don't know your plans but there are...

Nwrider I don't know your plans but there are some rural routes you shoud not miss.. The Douglas Lake Ranch road from Merrit to Vernon, the Otter lake road from Merrit to Princeton, The high road...
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,220
Posted By cathouse willy
RD Thaks for posting this.I'm in the the process...

RD Thaks for posting this.I'm in the the process of mounting a Dmc Mx car to my 01 Bonnie and have been looking for this sort of info.I've gone to a 16 tooth front sproket to get a little more bottom...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,668
Posted By cathouse willy
Where are the pictures???. This is soul to me 01...

Where are the pictures???. This is soul to me 01 Bonneville.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb368/cathousewilly/2011_1015bonneville0012.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 105,487
Posted By cathouse willy
What a beauty! I just bought a 1972 with 5200...

What a beauty! I just bought a 1972 with 5200 miles that looks identical though not as cherry as yours.It will end up as my good friends wife's first bike.Here's wishing good riding for both her and...
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By cathouse willy
Bingo on both the front and the rear sizes

Bingo on both the front and the rear sizes
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By cathouse willy
tires

I've ordered car from Dmc to be mounted on my 01 Bonneville. Its also time to replace the bonny's tires. I'd like to mount a set of tires more suited to a sidecar rig Anyone got suggestions?
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,872
Posted By cathouse willy
Jay sent you an email Cheers Willy

Jay sent you an email
Cheers
Willy
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,872
Posted By cathouse willy
I had a brake on my first rig a Klr/Enduro combo...

I had a brake on my first rig a Klr/Enduro combo that I felt comfortable with. It had a separate pedal for the chair that I quite liked.So... what's your thoughts one pedal or two? The new rig will...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,872
Posted By cathouse willy
Sidecar brake

Do you or don't you prefer a brake on the sidecar wheel?
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By cathouse willy
The bike has had 2 prev owners and has barely...

The bike has had 2 prev owners and has barely 9000 kms on it.I have removed that horrid sticker.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By cathouse willy
My first Triumph

I've been in love with British twins since I was 14. It's taken me this long to take the plunge. Here's my new to me 2001 Bonnie low kms and lovingly cared for. It looks like it just rolled out of...
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By cathouse willy
Bump....The klr now has longer fork spacers, a...

Bump....The klr now has longer fork spacers, a much stronger spring and raising links on the rear suspension.Of course this has changed things so my original setup is out the window.As I was never...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,262
Posted By cathouse willy
There is a move afoot by the provincial gov't...

There is a move afoot by the provincial gov't here in BC to close the KVR route to motorized traffic. If they succeed it will be the beginning of many more area closures. Here is a link to a DSBC...
Forum: Hacks 05-31-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,372
Posted By cathouse willy
I have a fork brace on my 07 kawi and dmc enduro....

I have a fork brace on my 07 kawi and dmc enduro. While the steering is heavy it rides true and smooth. Does the brace help? I don't know for sure but it can't hurt and for less than $80 I just went...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,117
Posted By cathouse willy
Thanks for the replies Based on what I read here...

Thanks for the replies Based on what I read here I'm going to have a look at it.I ride an 07 Klr with a Dauntless enduro car presently. I've always liked the looks and sound of the Urals as well as...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,117
Posted By cathouse willy
2006 ural tourist

There is a 06 tourist on the market here for a decent price.What are the downsides of the 06's as compared to the later improvements
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By cathouse willy
BUMP Just picked up an Eibach rear spring for the...

BUMP Just picked up an Eibach rear spring for the sagging Klr Its a much heavier spring rate than the stock.Hopefully this will help the excessive squat when I park my butt on it.I'm toying with the...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By cathouse willy
Thanks for the replies. I'm going about this one...

Thanks for the replies. I'm going about this one change at a time and the spring seems to be the step with the best bang.Its the amount of squat( over 3 in )that is the problem As for the front end...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By cathouse willy
Klr with a Dmc Enduro car

I have a DMC enduro on my stock 07 Klr. The bike squats quite a lot when I park my 250 lb self on board making it a chore to set the rig up level. I'd like to stiffen up the rear spring but most...
Forum: Hacks 08-11-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By cathouse willy
Bump

I've put a few miles on the rig and as predicted the steering is HEAVY.I'm thinking about replacing the stock front end with a leading link setup. What options are out there? I looked at DMC's site...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By cathouse willy
Red thanks for fixing the picture. I have 110lbs...

Red thanks for fixing the picture. I have 110lbs of lead ballast on the floor under the seat. A course would be the best option but I don't know of any offered on this side of the border and I don't...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By cathouse willy
Klr and an Enduro hack

A few friends and some Kokanees and I ended up with this.I'm still doing the setup and I'm going to have lots of questions. I'm completely new to sidecars so I hope you'll bear with me. Drat I can't...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By cathouse willy
Red those are good videos. A couple of questions...

Red those are good videos. A couple of questions if you will. What kind of tires are you running on the Klr and how do you stay warm?? I got chilly just watching.
Bill
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