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Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7,429
Views: 2,795,127
Posted By Stroker
EML rehab

Ed sent me his rear wheel for rehab as several of the tubular steel spokes had broken away from the rim. These older EML rims are made from surprisingly light gauge steel and I undestand that it is...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,429
Views: 2,795,127
Posted By Stroker
Ed's EML rig

Ed, it's a real beauty!
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,033
Posted By Stroker
Bomb dropper

Mine broke too...now I'm gettin' the f*ck off the thread!
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,093
Posted By Stroker
So many sidecar rallies, so little time!

Both events on the same weekend? WTF! Big Dave may have to get a Stroker cardboard cutout to slap around. Gina the monkey and I are crazy for Formula rigs and I may have to tap out of the USCA rally...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,684
Posted By Stroker
On the road again

Very glad to see that you got things sorted out. Your still a ways away but when you get to puerto Escondido stop by the hotel ines on Zicatella beach. You will be treated well and they are expecting...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,986
Posted By Stroker
Wheels

Mocha, we make automotive wheels for bmws and others. Send me a PM if you want some info. We have them in stock and ready to ship, and are having A "mid-winter sale".
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,310
Posted By Stroker
Real deal

Now that's a freaking subframe!
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,310
Posted By Stroker
Trade off

I had that lousy first generation dmc(then dauntless) two piece subframe and minimalistic upper mounting also. After the DMC sidecar pivot broke off during light service, I took a good look at...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Cuba anyone?

Hey fella's if there are any of us left after the inquisition and tar and feathering at the nationals, maybe we should look into shipping us and OUR rigs to Cuba for a little outing. We could call it...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Goadwagen

This thread is getting more "fascinating" by the day. After a long night at the design facility, aided by just the correct amount of Victoria and cheap Oaxaca mescal, I have a rough design of the...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Wink goadwagen

Shit! You guys are having more fun than big kids should. I may have to build a trailer to pull behind my rig to the nationals. It would be a large but stylish crucible for heating up the tar with a...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,922
Posted By Stroker
Zen Heathen

Dave, sounds good...as you know I can cover a very broad spectrum. Maybe parallels can be drawn between motorcycles and industrial machinery. They both require a broad skill set of metal working,...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,922
Posted By Stroker
Cool2 Two dogs

Interesting thread...Claude, Melrone, Hog Wild,I'm setting up my tee-pee in your camp. As far as shit house philosophy goes, "a Native American elder was asked how he handles his own inner struggles...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By Stroker
A better bearing

Great thread on bearings. Doug's link to the SKF technical info is very helpful in choosing a bearing for a given application. As Dave mentioned we use double-row angular contact bearings in BOTH...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,006
Posted By Stroker
A-arm mod

Dave, nice job on the 1200 A-arm modification. It's curious that the boss that is made into the BMW part seems to easily facilitate moving the location once the old hole is plugged. Merry...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,605
Posted By Stroker
EML wheels

Nice rig, and well worth the money in my opinion. Take a good look at the wheels especially the rear. Those EML wheels with the welded tubular spokes are made with alarmingly light gauge steel rims....
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Proper sidecar rig

Dave, congrats on the new rig, it looks like a beauty! Maybe a little too civilized for you, but I'm sure you'll get used to the comfort, plus you will be able to make high speed long distance...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Stroker
Chilly Hilly

A cold/hot trip up the hill might be just the ticket for the winter doldrums!:eek1
Forum: Hacks 12-05-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Stroker
try it and see

Chin', we don't live very far from each other, and I do some cold weather riding. I would be willing to meet you sometime so you could take my rig for a spin. You will be amazed at how much better a...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,330
Posted By Stroker
Michelins

I also used Michelin ZX and XZX's on my Harley rig years ago. They were the most common and readily available tire at the time. I always thought that they were hard as a rock(slippery) and seemed to...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,330
Posted By Stroker
leaky bead

These narrow Centerline rims do not have the "safety" type bead that wider rims have. This fact is a double edged sword as mounting and dismounting tires is very easy and the tire never has to be...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Too much fun

No unfortunately we did not get a chance to drive the F-2 kneeler, but who knows, Gina is still talking about racing sidecars. I think I "lean" more towards vintage(slower!) kneeling rigs. You and...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Monkeys

Several folks volunteered to go for the ride! No shortage of daring thrill-seekers at the event. I'd like to try it on the GS next year without the tub. Who knows, maybe Santa will bring me a HP2 for...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Monkey see, monkey don't do!

Gina the monkey has a lot more good sense that I do. After seeing 2 crashes in the familiarization run(at relatively slow speeds) she opted out and let the middle-aged teenager have his fun solo....
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Fresh top end

Sounds like a plan...freshen up the top end, dual plug heads and related parts. I did did the familiarization run and 1 run up the hill yesterday. Not very fast but a lot of tire squealing and fun....
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
Noise

Dave, I upgraded to the aftermarket chain tensioner on both oil heads awhile ago, as I couldn't take that death-rattle at start up any more, but who knows. At 120k really hard miles anything is...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,159
Posted By Stroker
steering mod

Dave, I have been off the radar for some time now as things have been a little hectic around here, but we got the GS back on three wheels with a new paint job on the CSM tub. The steering mod on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,843
Posted By Stroker
slowpoke

OK I'm in...any other Dual-Sport hack pilots interested?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,843
Posted By Stroker
slowest hack on the hill

My monkey and I are going to the event, but we are thinking about entering the competition in the "classic sidecar" class. Would our R1100GS with aluminum bodied hack be the worst possible entry?...
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,995
Posted By Stroker
Auto front wheel

We make a nice front wheel for your rig that take inexpensive car tires that last a long time. Check with StrongBad or any of the many other Inmates who run our wheels.
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By Stroker
Digital Sensor Ring

Strong, live and learn, right? Midway in the 2007 model year BMW changed its ABS system(again). To make your ABS and speedometer work correctly I got the appropriate sensor ring for your bike and...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,389
Posted By Stroker
A beauty

Real nice rig , sharp and clean. Not to nit pick but I'm with Claude on the lower attachment in the front brace. I'm a fan of three braces, the front one connected to the very front of the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,572
Posted By Stroker
Nice hack

Surfer, those wheels are the crowning touch to another really nice hack by Claude and his crew. Thank you for the kind words and for posting those photos.
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By Stroker
Snow tire

The verdestein's Snow + that Duncan mentioned is a nice one, and as Elmer once said "digs like a Panzer".
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By Stroker
Tires

I have been running Michelin zx's & xzx for years on my Hot rod Harley rig. IMO the Nankangs, verdestein's, and other modern tires are light years ahead of those older tread designs or maybe those...
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By Stroker
head shake

Duncan, good to hear your still kickin'...thanks for posting. I thought you would like your rig better with the car wheel and no trail reducing tree. Quite possibly the trail reducing trees work well...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,797
Posted By Stroker
Not intended as a sales pitch, but...The car...

Not intended as a sales pitch, but...The car front wheel improves steering, handling, and ride quality quite a lot. Some folks find a trail reduction modification is not needed after changing the...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,797
Posted By Stroker
Ara, hello old friend. Yes 4 years or more. Yours...

Ara, hello old friend. Yes 4 years or more. Yours was the second as you know, the twin to mine. Many more since. Best to you and Spirit.
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,797
Posted By Stroker
1200 front wheel

We generally provide rotors with the front wheel, but you can save yourself a few bucks if you have or can sourse your own. The rotors needed are from any R1100R, RT or K1100. Send me a PM if you...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,797
Posted By Stroker
Advantage Wheels

All of our wheels are based on the time tested Centerline forged racing automotive wheels. They take 15" car tires that are inexpensive and last many more miles than bike tires. The ride quality and...
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