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Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I don't get that way too much no, so far the rig...

I don't get that way too much no, so far the rig has just been for fairly short runs, within an hour of home or so. I will probably get into some longer runs now that the kids are getting more comfy...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Thanks, I got to take each of the kids out for...

Thanks, I got to take each of the kids out for their first ride of the year today and had lots of fun. The fresh paint really sharpens it up, got lots of looks.
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Thanks, I've practiced the fiberglassing skills...

Thanks, I've practiced the fiberglassing skills over the last 10 years or so, making various body work for different other bike projects. My first attempt back in the day left me cursing the stuff...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Here is the build thread from a year ago, that...

Here is the build thread from a year ago, that should shed some light on the tub build portion. :)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21750382#post21750382
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Talking I was told it couldn't be done

I just got the finish paint done on my leaner project, 2 years in the making:wink: It all started with a $75 craigslist 84 GS750E that needed a good rebuild, then researching and designing the...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I can't tell you how much it weighs at this...

I can't tell you how much it weighs at this point, if I get the chance I will throw it on the scales at work and see, maybe when I do the paint. Steering is not really a problem, biggest problem is...
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I think I allowed for 30 degrees. The way I plan...

I think I allowed for 30 degrees. The way I plan to ride it though its not going to be a corner carver, I just wanted enough so that if I get in a spot where I HAVE to lean it hard I will have the...
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Thanks! I was considering just buying a body,...

Thanks! I was considering just buying a body, but then I figured the cost to buy one or build one would be about the same except I could make my own look however I wanted:wink:

Just got back from...
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Another Homebuilt Leaner

Finally have my homebuilt leaner ready to venture out enough to post some pics. Its been about a year in the building phase, last summer was spent building the framework and doing some test runs to...
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Holy big wheels batman, that thing looks like it...

Holy big wheels batman, that thing looks like it would handle like a pig!
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Thanks for the input apross. I suppose you are...

Thanks for the input apross. I suppose you are right I should try and wire in the signals on the rig if at all possible, it will just take some creative wiring to get it all blinking proper. I will...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Tail lighting question

Working on building my own leaner rig and just curious what the standard practice is for wiring up the tail lights on such a rig. I will have a tail/brake light on the rig for sure, but I'm not sure...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Very cool, I really like the rig. Looking for...

Very cool, I really like the rig. Looking for inspiration for making a tub of my own, I really like the side lines on that one, but not so much the squared front.
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,154
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I can lean it left as far as I want, its a leaner...

I can lean it left as far as I want, its a leaner rig:wink:
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,154
Posted By BuiltnotBought
A 75lb weight strapped to a bare frame... still...

A 75lb weight strapped to a bare frame... still doing some shakedown runs on my homebuilt rig:evil

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/Streetfighter83_2009/rig.jpg
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Bingo! It looks so much different in that shot,...

Bingo! It looks so much different in that shot, the nose looks much rounder than other pictures.
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Looks very similar to me, but that fender looks...

Looks very similar to me, but that fender looks different.
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By BuiltnotBought
ID this tub please

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/Streetfighter83_2009/nicetub.jpg

Who makes this tub? I'm trying to find more pictures of it, but all I can find are more pics of Barley:D
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
30mm toe in... I will have to compare that with...

30mm toe in... I will have to compare that with mine. I have yet to try adjusting toe in on mine, I wanted to get the suspension behaving itself first.

My front mount is up about 3.5" from the...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I see old gixxer dampeners on ebay for $30...

I see old gixxer dampeners on ebay for $30 shipped...?

The 250 shock is meant to work with a linkage, not direct link, thats why I think it is too stiff. I'm getting a shock off a crf70 kids...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Did a longer test ride last night, rode well but...

Did a longer test ride last night, rode well but there is enough of a headshake problem that I think I will get a dampener for safety. I had some shake at faster speed, but I think that was possibly...
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,577
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I like it!

I like it!
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
It wasn't too much to handle, it just surprised...

It wasn't too much to handle, it just surprised me quite a bit. I think I was maybe just trying to try to turn too sharp at too slow of a speed. It strikes me that as soon as I widened up my...
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Thanks! So then maybe this shaking is just...

Thanks! So then maybe this shaking is just something I will get used to and learn with experience how to avoid that "un-sweet" spot. I'm really looking forward to riding this thing some more!
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Well a bit of success tonight, I got enough...

Well a bit of success tonight, I got enough finished to brave a bit of a test spin up and down the street.

I took it up to about 45-50mph without any real pull at all!:clap

Bad news is that at...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Ok, good to know, thanks.:thumb

Ok, good to know, thanks.:thumb
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Right, but the toe-in is to correct that problem...

Right, but the toe-in is to correct that problem right? My question is, with correct adjustment can you completly eliminate this effect while cruising, or will you always have to be pushing on the...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Should there be pull on a leaner?

Having no experience opperating sidecars yet, I'm wondering if any amount of pull is normal on a leaner (Kalich style) when adjusted properly? It makes sense to me that a properly setup rig should...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Very good looking builds there. I'm always keen...

Very good looking builds there. I'm always keen to see what other people come up with for subframes, like you said, thats where the trick is.

One thing you said in your build made me think; you...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 135,933
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Very cool, I didn't realize you had switched the...

Very cool, I didn't realize you had switched the hack onto a GS. My project is going on a GS750E, an 84.
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Ah! quads were something I hadn't thought of. ...

Ah! quads were something I hadn't thought of. I'll have to look into that. I'm building a leaner, so it will be a lightweight rig to start with.

Thanks:beer
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I have thanks, and at one point I was planning on...

I have thanks, and at one point I was planning on using the rubber shock setup you had used until I saw the issues you ran into.

I should also mention this is going to be a strictly on-road rig,...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Suspension for your hack?

Just getting started building my own hack here and I've been lurking around the site a while gleaning some knowledge. Wondering if anyone who has built their own would be willing to share what they...
Forum: Hacks 01-15-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Ya I just found that myself going back...

Ya I just found that myself going back through:norton
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Thanks Brock. I think I can work with the...

Thanks Brock. I think I can work with the details you've given, very helpful.

I appreciate that Claude, details like that are very helpful. By "short" I was thinking in the 9" range so thats...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By BuiltnotBought
EXCELLENT! Thanks both, for the description and...

EXCELLENT! Thanks both, for the description and the pics. I finally get a bit of what you are saying, and it does sound/look like a much better setup than what I had in mind. However I wouldn't go...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Hows this for a rough spindle design? ...

Hows this for a rough spindle design?

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/Streetfighter83_2009/swingarm-spindlebreakdown.png
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I'm working with a 16" front and 17" rear setup...

I'm working with a 16" front and 17" rear setup on my bike, so using another of the 17" rears for the hack would likely be best, and I'm fairly sure they run a 20mm axle. They're not that wide...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By BuiltnotBought
Not to sidetrack my own thread but... Wheel...

Not to sidetrack my own thread but...

Wheel selction. Most rigs I see with a moto-wheel look like they use a rear wheel. I would think a front wheel would be better suited because of weight...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By BuiltnotBought
I did take a look at the link, looks like a great...

I did take a look at the link, looks like a great machine. I'll be looking forward to the pics, thanks.

EDIT:
Did a little looking for trailer spindles and found this:...
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