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Forum: Hacks 08-03-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,372
Posted By jackhett
Handling a Spyder is no big deal to an...

Handling a Spyder is no big deal to an experienced hack driver in my opinion. We're used to the quirks of 3 wheel travel. I've ridden one several times and gave them a pretty good work out in the...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4,000
Views: 679,522
Posted By jackhett
Selling my VStrom/CSM rig

Sure not happy to be doing this but it's time to reduce the fleet.

Details: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893581
Forum: Hacks 11-20-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,178
Posted By jackhett
This is exactly why I chose CSM to build a custom...

This is exactly why I chose CSM to build a custom sidecar for me 4 years ago. I was impressed by Claude's willingness to help any & all without looking for something for himself.

He has since...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 115,475
Posted By jackhett
Looks familiar, Claude. And, yes, it works just...

Looks familiar, Claude. And, yes, it works just fine :clap
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,311
Posted By jackhett
Sorry to hear your having to sell, Greg. I'm...

Sorry to hear your having to sell, Greg. I'm still enjoying my (almost) Identical rig.

Jump on this one, Folks. It would cost over $32K new.
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,692
Posted By jackhett
+1 on Claude. He has built 2 rigs for me. ...

+1 on Claude. He has built 2 rigs for me. Doubt you will hear anything negative about him (other than his somewhat warped sense of humor). I suspect that most, if not all, of his customers...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,002
Posted By jackhett
Got a Cross Country Tour this spring to replace...

Got a Cross Country Tour this spring to replace my BMW R1200RT. I was finding the RT to be too tall as I get older. Never had a cruiser before. After 2,000 miles I just love this bike. I bought...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,508
Posted By jackhett
Started riding in 1962 on a '59 BMW R26. Now own...

Started riding in 1962 on a '59 BMW R26. Now own 5 bikes: '07 Vstrom 1000 with a CSM custom sidecar (my rally, camping, fire road bashing rig), '07 Goldwing with a Hannigan GTL sidecar (my take...
Forum: Hack Vendors 04-17-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,462
Posted By jackhett
And the Germans seem to have some problem with...

And the Germans seem to have some problem with what those guys in Siberia are putting out.
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,769
Posted By jackhett
When will you be back in da Tumb? I'm heading...

When will you be back in da Tumb? I'm heading back this week. We should try to get together for a ride. Don't know how much I'll be using the rigs this summer. Just got a new Victory Cross...
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,459
Posted By jackhett
I have Claude's leading link front end on my...

I have Claude's leading link front end on my DL1000 rig (which he built). Very happy with his work. Great guy to work with.:clap
Forum: Hacks 08-02-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,673
Posted By jackhett
Were they running the King's Royal?

Were they running the King's Royal?
Forum: Hacks 08-02-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,673
Posted By jackhett
Even though the heat & humidity were awful...

Even though the heat & humidity were awful (especially for those of us in tents), the rigs & the great folks made it all worth it. I had a great time.

Nice job, Just Dave.

And thanks for all...
Forum: Hacks 08-02-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,673
Posted By jackhett
Talking Naw, Claude wasn't really there. I was, though,...

Naw, Claude wasn't really there. I was, though, with his "display model" on hand for all to admire. Never saw the master.:wink:
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By jackhett
I'm going to try strapping my big folding chair &...

I'm going to try strapping my big folding chair & Moss Parawing on there for the USCA rally. Both pretty long items but not heavy.
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,769
Posted By jackhett
I rode through Unionville Sunday afternoon on my...

I rode through Unionville Sunday afternoon on my VStrom/CSM outfit. Don't think you'd mistake that for a Harley :norton Thought I might see you on your Ural. I'd have stopped if I did.
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,694
Posted By jackhett
Here you go: ...

Here you go: http://www.whitehorsegear.com/driving-a-sidecar-outfit-2nd-edition
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,442
Posted By jackhett
Talking Rubber - for obvious reasons, given my history. ...

Rubber - for obvious reasons, given my history. :puke1
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,694
Posted By jackhett
I've had 2 Hannigans. My 1st was an Astro Sport...

I've had 2 Hannigans. My 1st was an Astro Sport on a K75. The current one is a GTL on a GL1800 Wing. Both virtually trouble free. Great handling. Comfortable. My wife loves the ride. Camber...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By jackhett
I have all 5 of my bikes with Progressive - 2 of...

I have all 5 of my bikes with Progressive - 2 of them have hacks.

2 pretty good claims last year: hit a section of road in Ontario where they'd cut out a section of pavement with no warning...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,000
Views: 679,522
Posted By jackhett
If there were any way to justify it, I sure would.

If there were any way to justify it, I sure would.
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,000
Views: 679,522
Posted By jackhett
Sidecar and '82 Goldwing - $2999

This looks like a great deal. Just noticed it.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/2427784636.html
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,260
Posted By jackhett
Sounds like a no-brainer to me. The chair is...

Sounds like a no-brainer to me. The chair is probably worth that much.

Go for it!
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,632
Posted By jackhett
The ad is still up on the MWMOA Fleamarket.

The ad is still up on the MWMOA Fleamarket.
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,556
Posted By jackhett
I just finished a 2,000 mile trip which included...

I just finished a 2,000 mile trip which included the whole Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Drive south to north on my BMW 2 wheeler . Of the 5 guys on the trip, one was riding his brand new Spyder...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,769
Posted By jackhett
I shouldn't be hard to find. We should get...

I shouldn't be hard to find. We should get together for a ride this summer. I'm in Pt. Austin Twp. Leaving for the Blue Ridge (on the BMW 2 wheeler) as soon as the weather is more favorable. ...
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,769
Posted By jackhett
I'll be there with the new Vstrom-CSM rig.

I'll be there with the new Vstrom-CSM rig.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By jackhett
Have no real plans to haul anything. We already...

Have no real plans to haul anything. We already had receivers front & rear for the removable winch. As long as we had them, why not add a ball just in case?
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By jackhett
That oughtta do it.

That oughtta do it.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By jackhett
Why don't you see to that today? On my way out...

Why don't you see to that today? On my way out the door. Call me on the cell if you need to. I'll be at Phillips tonight. Probably by 7:00.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By jackhett
Not sure of the width. I'll put a tape to it...

Not sure of the width. I'll put a tape to it when I get it home. It will surely be much narrower than the original.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By jackhett
Harry Tarzian built the rear wheel for me. ...

Harry Tarzian built the rear wheel for me. Claude uses a car battery on this and many of his rigs. That gives us pretty good reserve but we still have to deal with the 'Strom's anemic alternator. ...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,544
Posted By jackhett
Claude didn't mention the ridge I put in the...

Claude didn't mention the ridge I put in the saddle 'cause my butt cheeks were clamped so tight to it that I didn't even come off the rig when I went into the wall. This happened on I94 in the heart...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,703
Posted By jackhett
I haven't owned a Ural but I have owned an...

I haven't owned a Ural but I have owned an underpowered rig. Not being able to pass safely ain't my cup of tea. No knock on the Ural - I'd like to have one. But not as my only rig. For off road...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,703
Posted By jackhett
The main reason I came out against the Ural for...

The main reason I came out against the Ural for your girl, Jeff. is that you said you wanted to make an Alaska trip. As said above, you can do that on a bicycle - but would you really want to?

As...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,703
Posted By jackhett
Forget about a Ural at highway speeds. 65 MPH is...

Forget about a Ural at highway speeds. 65 MPH is about tops. Nothing left for passing. To me - slow rigs are downright scary unless you're sticking to secondary roads. Even then, forget passing...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,408
Posted By jackhett
You're building memories she'll treasure her...

You're building memories she'll treasure her whole life. :clap
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,995
Posted By jackhett
The T100 has plenty of power. I have one & love...

The T100 has plenty of power. I have one & love it. No sidecar on that one. Most folks decide that attaching & detaching a chair grows old pretty fast and end up with dedicated sidecar rigs in...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By jackhett
freedomsidecars.com You'll see Claude all...

freedomsidecars.com

You'll see Claude all over this site. He always gives freely of his vast experience. You'll never hear a bad word about him.

Claude has built 2 rigs for me. You can't go...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By jackhett
Anyone brave enough to ride from Middleburg to...

Anyone brave enough to ride from Middleburg to Detroit in early March gets props from me.

I'm picking up my 2nd CSM rig in about a month. I'll take the trailer.:D
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