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Forum: Hacks 05-11-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 612,539
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Sidecar For sale

33" of inside space from side to side.
Except, their is a diagonal bar/strut support on the left side that enters that space. to 27". It may be removed or changed somehow as I added it myselfand had...
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 612,539
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Adventure Racing Utility Muscle Sidecar Hack For Sale

Hey all. It's been a while.

Putting my sidecar up for sale. $1400
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3793543326.html

I think I'm gonna keep the bike.

Ready to bold up to a 1982 Kawasaki...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,428
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Me too It was the machined aluminum fork...

Me too
It was the machined aluminum fork bracket and shipping that cost the rest of the $100 :D
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,428
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Hard way and easy way

IMHO. You can be stubborn (like me) and suffer through countless adjustment and dangerous test runs and MAYBE find a combination that stops the head shake. Or...

You can be smart (like me)
I...
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Usually, in a converted fork (especially leading...

Usually, in a converted fork (especially leading link), I feel the fender is usually the part that looks the worst. Whenever a fender leaves its mounting point and goes up and out over the fender...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Been Awhile.

I've been doing some riding. A lot of tweaking.

First, I needed a little place to hold some tie downs and tools etc. I had this whole big hack and I didn't have a good place for a little box....
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Thanks for the post. A hitch has been on my too...

Thanks for the post. A hitch has been on my too do list. Looks good:clap
Forum: Hacks 05-25-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Had a little fun lately. First, I found...

Had a little fun lately.

First, I found myself riding home in the dark with an absolutely invisible hack. I plan to ad marker lights eventually.
I bought some 3M reflector tape to get by. I liked...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
I've put some more miles on the bike. I'd have to...

I've put some more miles on the bike. I'd have to say the impact of the fork swap is better than I first reported. Still seems like 50% but that amount over a series of rides greatly reduces fatigue....
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Never tried that before. Makes sense. hmmm

Never tried that before. Makes sense. hmmm
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Contunued...

The axle arrived today. So, the assembly progressed quickly. :clap

<a href="http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i466/168912/0024/?action=view&amp;current=P1010010.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Thanks John82q I considered doing just that....

Thanks John82q

I considered doing just that. I wasn't sure it would be strong enough (flex free). Any opinions would be helpful.
Sure would make getting the proper width/bend a lot easier. Maybe...
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
No val. Weird right? The original set...

No val.
Weird right?

The original set up... the clip on handlebars sat ON TOP of the tube. The inner diameter of the handle bar was the same size as the inner diameter of the fork tube. A long...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Thanks for the important info. It is the main...

Thanks for the important info.
It is the main reason I avoided the swap. It is easy to see the axle change with the forks but the triple tree is a bunch of voodoo. :huh

I am going to keep my GPz...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Contunued...

So while I wait to finish up the bottom, I have an issue with the top. The top of the forks are totally different and since my handlebars fit over the tubes and screw in place, I have a problem.
...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Big steps. :clap I got my forks from a...

Big steps. :clap

I got my forks from a Kawasaki 1100 Spectre. It has a axle forward of the forks (mine are centered). This should reduce my trail and allow easier steering. I don't know exactly...
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
I've taken the step to reduce the trail. Using...

I've taken the step to reduce the trail.
Using http://www.buymotorcycleparts.com/kawasaki_parts.htm# I was able to upen two windows and compare part numbers on different models. The KZ1100 spectre...
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
No seat yet. When I do, I currently think that it...

No seat yet. When I do, I currently think that it will be simple, bench like. Not chair type with arms or back.
But who knows.
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Continued...

I've been experimenting. Cut a panel and pop-riveted it into place. I had plans to cut out shapes, paint them then use nuce square head stainless screws but it al required such a level of finish that...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,868
Posted By Feedback Cycle
That frame work is so beautiful it should be...

That frame work is so beautiful it should be protected by yet another Velorex body on the outside :rofl
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,125
Posted By Feedback Cycle
I shift my weight a little but definitely don't...

I shift my weight a little but definitely don't hang off.

I find I can't control the throttle and front brakes if I'm too far over.

Also, I find that I need a lot of pressure on the bars. If my...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Yeah. Now back to the fun stuff. Hopefully I...

Yeah.

Now back to the fun stuff. Hopefully I have removed the 'hebie jeebies' at speed.
I will take it to a parking lot and do everything I can to break it.

Now I need some storage... or maybe...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Agreed. I was worried the clamps would pinch my...

Agreed. I was worried the clamps would pinch my tubes.

Rear sub frame updated.

Again, I removed all C bolts. New bottom frame uses two hardened bolts into the frame(old centerstand holes)

<a...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Continued...

I had to take a step backward and finalize my sub frames. There were things I needed to resolve.

On the front, I removed all the weak U bolts and replaced them with an all bolt design.

<a...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Thanks! Wouldn't want to let you guys down :rofl ...

Thanks! Wouldn't want to let you guys down :rofl
My family looks at some of my additions and are just plain puzzled. They have never seen photos of enduro or racing sidecars. "Handles? Whay would...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Continued...

It's been a while since I could make an update. Changed the oil. Chased down a warning light on the dash.
Dang, I have regular bike maintenance to take care of besides the hack stuff.


First, I...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,753
Posted By Feedback Cycle
:lurk Smart. Very.

:lurk
Smart. Very.
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Not building much. Did a little riding. Always...

Not building much. Did a little riding. Always evolving the design as the days go by.
I've been fleshing out the fender slash seat? Yep. I said seat.
I just can't get over having a HUGE hauling...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
It would be great to have a hack swap meetup. ...

It would be great to have a hack swap meetup.
We would all take turns riding each others hack from stop to stop.
Then decide the best setup. :clap

Unfortunately, I have no plans to travel so...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Billtr96sn. I'm afraid many may find you...

Billtr96sn.
I'm afraid many may find you comments careless. I don't want a flame war here.
Many people build a sidecar because they have trouble holding up a motorcycle, etc. It is a scientific...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Yep, it is pure physics. I think when...

Yep, it is pure physics.

I think when someone says "If you set it up right, you won't need..."
They mean it will be acceptable. Maybe not ideal. But acceptable.

Everyone has a different idea...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Richard Heinburg had a great comparison....

Richard Heinburg had a great comparison. (Paraphrase)

For $3 a man can buy 1 gallon of gas.
It will propel his car at high speeds for 30 miles!

It will take the same man pushing 8 hours a day,...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Thanks for keeping the thread alive while I've...

Thanks for keeping the thread alive while I've been busy.

I manage to take the hack out a bit. I was a little shocked at how fast I burned a tank of fuel. :eek1
I wasn't familiar with the bike...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Great advice all! :clap NortwestRider... I...

Great advice all! :clap

NortwestRider... I found the website http://scandalon.com/2009/06/motorcycle-fork-diameter-chart/
Nice to compare.

BTW, the 1982 GPz1100 was a little rare. :ear It's...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Yes, in all my research, the Spectre looks like...

Yes, in all my research, the Spectre looks like it would be the best option. What I don't know if I can just swap the lower sanctions and retain my brakes, wheels etc. or.. if I woul need to swap the...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Yes, I've seen your legs :lol3 I am leaning...

Yes, I've seen your legs :lol3

I am leaning that direction. I'm sure I can make the original set up work but I'm not sure it will be enjoyable.
If I can find some fork lowers that have an off...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Continued...

Ran some errands today.
Picked up some lumber. Not really set up for hauling yet. The steel tube is to large for my hooks.

<a...
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Small update I welded in a few gussets near...

Small update

I welded in a few gussets near the bottom mounts.
I keep getting the hebie jeebies when I think about the chance a weld could break at speed. :eek1

I put two 5gl buckets on the...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,807
Posted By Feedback Cycle
Best day ever!

:happay
Today, it all became worth it. I was seriously wondering if I was going to pull this off. Sure I could make it look decent but was it actually going to be rideable? :huh

I received my...
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By Feedback Cycle
That vmax is saved to my favorite folder. Set up...

That vmax is saved to my favorite folder. Set up real nice.
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