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Forum: Hacks 07-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,316
Posted By bill_powell
You know, I have left the brakes linked, and do...

You know, I have left the brakes linked, and do not have the sidecar brake installed at all.

I have had no issues with braking; in fact I rather like the 'stomp and stop' of the linked system.
...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,316
Posted By bill_powell
I'll second this. Thanks for posting this...

I'll second this.

Thanks for posting this thread; As it happens, I like Hedingham cars and Guzzis.


I've a '79 1000SP with a Hannigan car; wanted a Hedingham SS, but it was just a bit too...
Forum: Hacks 11-20-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,779
Posted By bill_powell
Good post; worthwhile advice. I've done a...

Good post; worthwhile advice.

I've done a bit of towing with my TJ; I use a lightweight 'tilt' trailer. I am unsure of the trailer's weight. Loaded with my approximately 800 pound outfit, it does...
Forum: Hacks 11-11-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,992
Posted By bill_powell
Is that a Mille GT? That outfit looks very much...

Is that a Mille GT? That outfit looks very much like one I saw in an ad for sale about five years ago. Same color, same fairing, same car. It was a few hundred miles away, but I seriously considered...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,010
Posted By bill_powell
WU7X, thanks for the compliment; I'll pass it...

WU7X, thanks for the compliment; I'll pass it along to my old Guzzi!

I do understand where you're coming from as regards Brit cars. But in my case you have it right: it's definitely madness.

I...
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,010
Posted By bill_powell
I've about $10,000 in, give or take. Too many...

I've about $10,000 in, give or take. Too many small mods to go into.

1979 Moto Guzzi 1000SP w/ Hannigan Classic. These pics are a couple of years old, but the rig is the same, and these photos...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,915
Posted By bill_powell
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell...

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/PICT0014.jpg

1. While I do still have the passenger pegs in place, they're moot now, as I'm sure my solo seat and rack make rather obvious.

2....
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,875
Posted By bill_powell
Okay Claude, I've been thinking about it for a...

Okay Claude, I've been thinking about it for a week.

You have convinced me.

I want a swaybar.

Please move to Dover.

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,098
Posted By bill_powell
Hannigan Motorsports is located in Murray, KY. ...

Hannigan Motorsports is located in Murray, KY.

http://www.hannigantrikes.com/content/home.html

They build good cars, and they do good work. Personal experience; here is their 'Classic' mounted...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By bill_powell
Hey, thanks Claude! I could not remember the car...

Hey, thanks Claude! I could not remember the car name. I was under the impression that is was a French number. I never did learn the driver's name.

Here's a link to my photo album of that event:
...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By bill_powell
This French car parked next to my old Guzzi at...

This French car parked next to my old Guzzi at the '07 Hannigan Happening in Murray, KY. Made my old-tech machine look, well, old:
...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,811
Posted By bill_powell
Good Idea! ...

Good Idea!

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/PICT0007-3.jpg
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,751
Posted By bill_powell
Well, at 5'7" I do admit that things have gotten...

Well, at 5'7" I do admit that things have gotten a little tight after installing the Miata seats...

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/Mini/PICT0053.jpg

...but the bugger is...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,751
Posted By bill_powell
Like minds. My Guzzi rig shares prime place...

Like minds.

My Guzzi rig shares prime place in the garage with my '69 Midget because those two are my primary means of transport. (OK, there's also an SV650 & TW200, but they don't get nearly the...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,330
Posted By bill_powell
Sounds good. A message here, or at sidecar.com,...

Sounds good. A message here, or at sidecar.com, or, if you like, just tell Installer Dave at Hannigans to let me know.

Meanwhile, I'll try to remember to carry my camera so I can shoot some more...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,330
Posted By bill_powell
Hey Claude, I heard that you were at Hannigans...

Hey Claude, I heard that you were at Hannigans not long ago. I live less than fifty miles away! Next time you're coming down here let me know and I'll meet you up there~
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,330
Posted By bill_powell
Claude is an outstanding choice. Hannigan also...

Claude is an outstanding choice. Hannigan also does great work. Here's another try at linking:

http://www.hannigansidecar.com
http://www.hannigansidecar.com/content/sidecars.html


Just to...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,963
Posted By bill_powell
My favorite: What do you call a doctor who...

My favorite:

What do you call a doctor who came in dead-last in his class?

:deal "Doctor"
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,790
Posted By bill_powell
I love all sidecars, really. But those with...

I love all sidecars, really. But those with swaybars installed are really special. Like the artwork done here:

http://www.freedomsidecars.com/customfabrication/rearmountedswaybar.html

Don't...
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,790
Posted By bill_powell
Unit Hedingham SS: ...

Unit Hedingham SS:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/SPHedinghamSide.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/SPDoubleHeadlight.jpg

I could not afford one, and...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,337
Posted By bill_powell
Could you be referring to the NATO V50? If so,...

Could you be referring to the NATO V50? If so, here's a link:

http://www.dekker-expeditions.gotdns.com/dexweb/Guzzi.htm

http://www.roncobb.com/Graphics/guzzi-2.jpg
Forum: Hacks 10-22-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Posted By bill_powell
Now that's one fine looking outfit. I'm up...

Now that's one fine looking outfit.

I'm up in Dover, BTW. Good to see another Tennessee rig. Mine (posted before, but Guzzis and BMWs share a bond, to my eye):
...
Forum: Hacks 10-19-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Posted By bill_powell
From wildguzzi.com: ...

From wildguzzi.com:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/Misc/eldoural1.jpg
\http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=21295.0 (http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=21295.0)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-19-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,384
Views: 1,634,215
Posted By bill_powell
Rigs allowed? ...

Rigs allowed?

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/SPDyers1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/SPDyers2.jpg
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Posted By bill_powell
Thanks, I appreciate it. The fairing is an old...

Thanks, I appreciate it. The fairing is an old Firth Design Group Piranha; mid 1970s.
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Posted By bill_powell
Thanks, Claude. But as I've said elsewhere, your...

Thanks, Claude. But as I've said elsewhere, your ant-roll bar work is what make's me drool. Someday...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Posted By bill_powell
I've posted her before, but I just had my SP out...

I've posted her before, but I just had my SP out for a nice run on a nice day, and thought I'd share a couple of shots:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/SPDyers1.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,999
Posted By bill_powell
Well said.:clap

Well said.:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
Thumb Here is an update on Gene's trip, as sent to me...

Here is an update on Gene's trip, as sent to me via email:

"I thought everyone would be interested in an update on the Hackster
Travelers Alaska Adventure. First of all the most recent Spot...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
Understood. Do feel free to stop by anytime. ...

Understood. Do feel free to stop by anytime.

I finally get the Goose back this Wednesday; the work set me back around $1500, but I think the old girl's worth it. :smile6
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
Well, your setup has turrned out very well. I...

Well, your setup has turrned out very well. I would like to see it in person one of these days. You should be well suited for the Alaska journey.

Can we follow your trip online?
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Posted By bill_powell
VERY sharp, sir. More pics, please.

VERY sharp, sir. More pics, please.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
Fantastic, Gene! It looks like it was well worth...

Fantastic, Gene! It looks like it was well worth the wait. How do you like it? Did you receive the car cover?

We'll need to get together again, but with rigs next time, instead of pickups and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
Email sent...

Email sent...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
I already put you in the book myself. You can...

I already put you in the book myself. You can double check a few days prior if you wisn, but you're set.

It is possible that I will not be able to go with you to Hannigans. If that happens, I will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
Looking forward to meeting you. Only a couple of...

Looking forward to meeting you. Only a couple of weeks away now. The Guzzi is still down in Nashville; doubt she'll be home in time for you to see. We will just have to organize a second meet. Talk...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,732
Posted By bill_powell
I have not had the chance to put more that about...

I have not had the chance to put more that about 100 miles or so at a time, but it's quite comfy; I'm pleased with the rack, too. They are both from Harper's:
...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,717
Posted By bill_powell
Great info, Claude. I have considered the...

Great info, Claude.

I have considered the swaybar and steering mods, but based on input read on sidecar.com, much of it yours, decided to hold off for a while.

Been concentrating on the riding...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,717
Posted By bill_powell
Good article here: ...

Good article here:

http://hometown.aol.com/sidebike00/Page31.html
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,176
Posted By bill_powell
I'm up in Dover; LBL is just down the road. Nice...

I'm up in Dover; LBL is just down the road. Nice area, but it can get a little crowded at times...
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