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Forum: Hacks 06-21-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,439
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Thumb Bigfoot Update

As the time gets closer things are starting to come together. Just wanted to make mention here that thanks to our supplier, T shirt orders will be taken up to July 10th. Just fill in the form on...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,439
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
2013 Bigfoot Rendezvous

Hi folks. The Bigfoot Rendezvous is getting closer and as usual some things are a little behind in the organizational end of things. I will have the T-shirt info up sometime this week at...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 58,361
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
30th BIGFOOT RENDEZVOUS Kootenay Lake BC July 26-28

Information can be found at www.bigfootsidecarclub.com
Forum: Canada 02-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
30th BIGFOOT RENDEZVOUS

The 30th BIGFOOT RENDEZVOUS hosted by the BIGFOOT SIDECAR CLUB will be held July 26-28 at the TOAD ROCK MOTORCYCLE CAMPGROUND near Kootenay Lake British Columbia CANADA. In keeping with the...
Forum: Regional forums 04-20-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
2012 bigfoot rendezvous

This year the Bigfoot Sidecar Club is joining with the United Sidecar Association in Coeur d'Alene Idaho July 19 - 22 for our yearly meet. The Bigfoot Sidecar Club will be putting on the event GAMES...
Forum: Hack Vendors 12-20-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,084
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Custom links for XS650

Links for Yamaha XS650 with custom built 15" wheels and car tires. Uses rotors from XS750 because of smaller diameter to allow clearance for calipers. Rotors have to be unbolted to remove...
Forum: Hack Vendors 11-23-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,417
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Thumb Yamaha V-Star 1300 / M72CX

One for the cruiser crowd. B
Forum: Hacks 11-17-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,949
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Suggestion

It seems to me that you should get some experience towing with your vehicle before deciding on spending a lot of money buying a trailer that may or may not work out for you. Rent, borrow or somehow...
Forum: Hacks 11-11-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,450
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Unit / Hedingham

We still sell these at DMC. We build our own links when things are slow but the Units are a good choice at a reasonable price. B
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,463
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Hard cover

Welcome to the site. Sidecars are a lot of fun and your GS makes a great tug. Here is a picture of a prototype we did for a hard cover. It worked well but as usual I thought it could be better so...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,875
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Cartoon or hidden agenda?

I always prefer to think of a cartoon as something that will make me smile. No time for the other type. If a quick glance doesn't get that response I'm not going to dwell on it looking for some...
Forum: Hack Vendors 11-01-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Thumb Dr650 / m72d

I've been wanting to do one of these for some time. I'm really happy with how it turned out. The owner had us make a slight change to the sprocket sizes and it really made a difference. First gear...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,478
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
One more picture

Another picture.
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Emergency braking

Like you I have a lot of miles on my own sidecars without brakes on the third wheel. I'm not going to brag about it or say it was smart. I used to use my bike to pick up sidecars because it was...
Forum: Hack Vendors 08-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,327
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
M72dx

Obviously I haven't been here for a while. Lots of new stuff to look at. Rather be on here than doing test rides but somebody has to do them. Yeah.....right! :rofl
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,478
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Waiting patiently for a rider.

Ok Greg. But just one. B:rofl
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,857
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Cesspool rig

Quick shot during test ride. Barry
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Ural at Bigfoot

I like this picture. The color match is awesome. B
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,412
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Body materials

Claude

In my opinion there is no "best" material. The key here is knowing the material you are using and designing the body around that knowledge. We've seen metal bodies and fenders crack. ...
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,736
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Actually any tire wear improvement by changing...

Actually any tire wear improvement by changing the trail is only by default. The trail is changed to lighten the steering. Until you actually get some experience driving a rig you don't have a...
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Front tire wear

One of the facts of living with a sidecar is tire wear. Usually rear tire wear is the topic. Front tires usually last a lot longer. As motorcycles have gotten bigger and more power has been added...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,186
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
From rear

New style rack to really carry a load. B
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,186
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Ready to come home

I really wanted some outdoor pictures but as usual the darn rain won't stop. I'm sure better pictures will be taken in Florida.:D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,049
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Mac That looks like a fun rig. Awesome...

Mac

That looks like a fun rig. Awesome paint job. I had some experience with the Flexit when California Sidecar brought it into the country. Actually a lot of fun when set up properly. Had...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
sidecar

That's an old Bingham MKII made by Sidestrider in Van Nuys CA. Looks like someone put an oversized 13" wheel on it. They originally had a 12".
The piece of mount or whatever showing on the bike...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Thumb rig

Sarge

I love it. Awesome video. Watched it twice. I love seeing what people do to their rigs to make them better fit their application. Not going to get much more creative than an outback...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-24-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Awesome. You might want to get in touch with Red...

Awesome. You might want to get in touch with Red Menace about training. He is in Hood River Ore. and a very good instructor.
Barry
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-23-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Actually while trail reduction can help reduce...

Actually while trail reduction can help reduce the steering effort and also greatly assist with reducing shake it is not always possible to totally eliminate it. Many things effect steering shake. ...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-23-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
800 "wobble"

Actually there are two issues here. One is the barely noticeable handlebar shake at 15 - 20 mph that to an experienced sidecar rider is hardly noticeable and easily controlled with just the weight...
Forum: Hacks 05-23-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Chelan Rally

Just thought I'd throw out a THANK YOU for a great time at Chelan. It was a pleasure to put faces to some of the people I've been talking to here and see what you've done with your sidecars.
...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-19-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
800GS build

And rear view. Not great pictures but I will try to get some more next week. Heading for Lake Chelan today and as usual a lot of things to finish so I can get out of here. I can't believe the sun...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-19-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
800GS build

Front view.
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
800GS build

OK. This bike is a lot of fun. No lack of power and very smooth. Only issue I see so far is that it is easy to get the front wheel light under power. Not really a problem when you are aware of it...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-16-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
800GS build

Install struts. Install brake line and bleed brakes. Adjust sidecar brake pedal height. Ready for body.
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-16-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Install eye's

Install the two upper strut eyes to the frame.
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-16-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
heim joint

Aside from allowing fine tuning of the toe-in these also make it easier to align with the clevis when removing/installing the sidecar. They also create a movable pivot when adjusting the lean angle...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-16-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
800GS build

The next step is to connect the A-arms between the bike and sidecar frame. At this point we only snug the bolts as adjustments still have to be made. The A-arms set the wheel lead and put the...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,868
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
800GS build

Just to let you know I started a new thread on this build under Hack Vendors.
Sorry, I forgot to mention it here. Only three rigs to get mounted this week.:D
...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-13-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Together

You can see in this picture how we can roll the sidecar up to the bike and align the two. More Monday. Barry
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-13-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,306
Posted By Sparrowhawkdesign
Motorcycle install stand

This stand allows us to set the preload and initial lean out.
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