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Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By leejosepho
You would need an array of panels covering most...

You would need an array of panels covering most of the roof of an average home to get enough wattage for an all-day recharge to go another 30-or-so miles the next time out. My wife and I used to...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By leejosepho
The Key West Conch Train uses Jeeps to pull...

The Key West Conch Train uses Jeeps to pull multiple trailers of people without seat belts...
http://www.conchtourtrain.com/
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By leejosepho
Think of the handles of a double-wheeled...

Think of the handles of a double-wheeled wheelbarrow being pulled behind you. The weight you lift there is only a vertical load with no leverage adding pressure at your heels. Then, your wrists...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By leejosepho
The part I cannot quite visualize in my mind is...

The part I cannot quite visualize in my mind is whether the vertical joint for turning should be ahead of or behind the linear joint for leaning...or maybe either above or below?!

Edit: I think...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By leejosepho
To limit that shift in either direction and keep...

To limit that shift in either direction and keep your tongue weight fairly consistent throughout the ride, you will have to move the trailer axle closer to the rear of the cargo area. Then...
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Forum: Hacks 07-04-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By leejosepho
A funeral home not far from me has a "Harley...

A funeral home not far from me has a "Harley Hearse". I have seen it in action, but do not have any pics......
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By leejosepho
I finally found someone carrying a passenger over...

I finally found someone carrying a passenger over the sidecar wheel long before my rig came ever along:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,644
Posted By leejosepho
The latest, up-and-coming "old codger" has never...

The latest, up-and-coming "old codger" has never used a kickstarter or carried an extra master link and still looks away from much of anything other than a full-dress cruiser with loud pipes. But...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By leejosepho
Yes. Using an isolator rated for the output of...

Yes. Using an isolator rated for the output of your charging system, use one battery for starting and the other for accessories or add-ons. By doing that, you can run the second battery as low as...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By leejosepho
Or, maybe your starter motor is bad or going bad...

Or, maybe your starter motor is bad or going bad and drawing too many amps. I had not thought of that when posting earlier. And of course, be sure to check all cables and ends to be sure whatever...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By leejosepho
Replacing the battery altogether would be better...

Replacing the battery altogether would be better than adding a second battery, but the big question here is about first being certain your charging system is supplying all the power needed for...
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By leejosepho
I see a glider sitting on a drop-away launcher.

I see a glider sitting on a drop-away launcher.
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By leejosepho
I am seeing a fine run-what-ya-brung paint job!

I am seeing a fine run-what-ya-brung paint job!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,502
Posted By leejosepho
Yes. Do whatever you must to make your bike seat...

Yes. Do whatever you must to make your bike seat feel like your full-butt-width tractor seat with back support. On mine, I modified the seat pan and fender a bit so I could sit "down in" rather...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By leejosepho
Unless you are accustomed to dragging kickstands...

Unless you are accustomed to dragging kickstands through the twisties, you will likely not have much trouble. Go into turns toward the chair a bit easy and then power your way on out, but you can go...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,223
Posted By leejosepho
My rig tends to pull to the right just a bit,...

My rig tends to pull to the right just a bit, depending upon the crown of the road, of course, and backing my preload on the tug from 5 of 7 all the down to 1 (the least preload) made virtually no...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By leejosepho
While planning my rig, I considered the idea of...

While planning my rig, I considered the idea of car tires but abandoned it simply because I knew they would be running with a bit of lean in one location or another at one time or another. I have...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By leejosepho
Ah, now I understand. My first bike in the '60s...

Ah, now I understand. My first bike in the '60s was an 80cc Suzuki "Hillbilly" that had a second (larger) sprocket on the rear and an extra few links of chain to add for lowering the ratio during...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By leejosepho
Yes, there you go! It never bothered me that he...

Yes, there you go! It never bothered me that he had a snowmobile engine on a hillclimber, and I was quite impressed that he had no problem starting it with a rope in front of crowd of Harley riders!...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By leejosepho
A teacher in Canada used to have a rope-start...

A teacher in Canada used to have a rope-start hillclimber with a 500cc Rotax engine, then the AMA banned two-strokes from the 750cc class after his competitors had seen and reported just one test run...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By leejosepho
If your speed changes dramatically when you slow...

If your speed changes dramatically when you slow for those potholes, you should be downshifting a gear or two before accelerating again. Like someone else has mentioned, a clutch, and especially a...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By leejosepho
Definitely once saved our lives while my wife and...

Definitely once saved our lives while my wife and I were two-up in the '90s. We were close to our destination at the end of a long day, and a woman came around a curve from our left and ran a red...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By leejosepho
A little technical training might help: ...

A little technical training might help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YfDGKA4Og
http://www.pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By leejosepho
Off to get some crickets for fishing...

Off to get some crickets for fishing...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By leejosepho
My eldest-of-three grandson's first motorcycle...

My eldest-of-three grandson's first motorcycle ride ever and he did 25 miles with no problem at all!
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,489
Posted By leejosepho
50.25 about a month ago. ...

50.25 about a month ago.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23909074&postcount=184

However, that is the average age of sidecarists in this thread...and I have no idea what an "average...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By leejosepho
Along with some experimentation, that is my own...

Along with some experimentation, that is my own experience. Gusts of wind from the side were leaning my rig a bit extra and puckering my cheeks near the centerline at highway speed, but increasing...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,489
Posted By leejosepho
Update: Everyone since then and my 63 has brought...

Update: Everyone since then and my 63 has brought the average sidecarist's age up to about 50.25...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By leejosepho
If I have heard correctly, the adjustment is at...

If I have heard correctly, the adjustment is at the top and the bottom just bends to conform.

Question: Did the old rigs with no lead for the chair wheel use toe-in? I ask because I only have 3"...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By leejosepho
I have also heard they had some kind of...

I have also heard they had some kind of adjustable, eccentric bearing setup in the neck to reduce trail with a sidecar attached.
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By leejosepho
As I recall from some things I read when I first...

As I recall from some things I read when I first began designing my own rig, that has to do with a hardtail bike not being inclined (not being spring-loaded) to rise in the rear while turning away...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By leejosepho
I used a lightweight race bucket tilted back a...

I used a lightweight race bucket tilted back a bit for comfort and a feeling of being "settled in", and so far I have only ever had one adult passenger want to use the seat belt I had added to help...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By leejosepho
Update: These past three years (5000 miles)...

Update:

These past three years (5000 miles) of piloting a rig have been quite an experience! I have had people get out of their vehicles at traffic lights or ask me to pull over so they can take...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By leejosepho
I have decided to just leave my forks as they...

I have decided to just leave my forks as they are, but I believe there is a simple way to move the entire assembly forward a bit by adding a second second set of trees behind the first and attaching...
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By leejosepho
The closer the tire's contact patch gets to the...

The closer the tire's contact patch gets to the line coming down from the steering head, the easier the turning will be.


My bike's weight and length are nearly identical to the FXRS Low Rider I...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,153
Posted By leejosepho
Glad to know you got a new battery. For some...

Glad to know you got a new battery. For some overall battery info...

12.8V is considered fully charged, and I believe it is 12.2V (or possibly 12.4V) that is considered 50% charged. It is not...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By leejosepho
One-of-a-kind is best, I say. We are of the same...

One-of-a-kind is best, I say. We are of the same ilk.

Keep us posted ...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By leejosepho
It was after-the-fact that I realized I could...

It was after-the-fact that I realized I could have considered a twin-engine rig, but I suspect that would have put way too much weight forward of the third wheel (that could have not been given any...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By leejosepho
My 2006 Yamaha XVS650 Cruiser with twin carbs got...

My 2006 Yamaha XVS650 Cruiser with twin carbs got a little over 50mpg on two wheels, then I opened things up to let it breath a little better -- loud pipes save lives, ya know -- re-jetted the carbs...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,973
Posted By leejosepho
Maybe you mean 1-1/2" ID? In any case, I...

Maybe you mean 1-1/2" ID?

In any case, I matched the frame of my bike by using round 1-1/4" OD x .120 DOM tubing, and I cannot imagine needing anything any larger or heavier than that.
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