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Forum: Hacks 10-09-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I have a 2007 1250 Bandit with a...

Hi there. I have a 2007 1250 Bandit with a Hannigan Supersport sidecar. I've owned 7 sidecars. I think the Bandit makes a great sidecar tug. Great power and smooth, and decent fuel milage. I...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I've had a number of sidecars. Two...

Hi there. I've had a number of sidecars. Two that gave reasonable fuel milage, and still highway capable, were a Yamaha XS650 and my current Suzuki DR650. With the Yamaha, I had a Sputnick sidecar,...
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,287
Posted By newellbc
I live in Southern Illinois now. But for years I...

I live in Southern Illinois now. But for years I lived in the Chicago suburbs, and drove sidecar all winter. I had a heated vest and snowmobile bib overalls. As to traction in the snow. I used an...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,287
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. Both have advantages and disavantages....

Hi there. Both have advantages and disavantages. What kind of top speed do you need? What size tires are on the street bike? Chain drive allows for easy gearing changes. With a 250, you'll have to...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. Sorry for not posting an update...

Hi there. Sorry for not posting an update sooner. I have over 6000 miles on the Suzuki 1250 Bandit with the car tire on back. I'm running a Hannigan Supersport sidecar. I have had no problems with...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,713
Posted By newellbc
Some of the new ATV's are running electric power...

Some of the new ATV's are running electric power steering. And all the magazines praise it as a safety measure. Riding ATV's and hitting a log, can almost throw you off the ATV. With the electric...
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By newellbc
Hi, One of the easy ways to change to gearing on...

Hi, One of the easy ways to change to gearing on a shaft drive bike, is the rear tire. If you go from a 90 series tire to a 70 series tire, the overall change in gearing is about 8 percent. I'm not...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,488
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I once helped a friend mont a velorex...

Hi there. I once helped a friend mont a velorex 700 onto a Kawasaki 454 LTD. It would cruise at 60 mph, and would hit 70 , if needed. I think a Honda 550, geared down, would make a great puller for...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 582,977
Posted By newellbc
Velorex front view

Hi there. A front view.
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 582,977
Posted By newellbc
Velorex Electric lean

Here is a picture of the lean. The subframe has 4 beefy heim joints, and the linear actuator is mounted high on the roll bar, for greater leverage.
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 582,977
Posted By newellbc
Modified Velorex Sidecar for sale

Hi there I'm selling my sidecar. It's coming off a GL1000. The body is a Velorex that has been streched 11 inches. The frame is heavily gusseted with Electric lean. The axle is a trailer 1 inch...
Forum: Hack Vendors 11-27-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,816
Posted By newellbc
I have a 205 50/17 on the stock rim of my 1250...

I have a 205 50/17 on the stock rim of my 1250 Suzuki Bandit. Really tight fit, but nothing rubs.
Forum: Hacks 10-17-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
2 spacers about 1/4 inch would give me 3/8 inch....

2 spacers about 1/4 inch would give me 3/8 inch. Thanks. I did't think of that. Blaine
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. Instead of taking it off. I'm going to...

Hi there. Instead of taking it off. I'm going to cut off a little more clearance for the tire. Give it about 3/8 of an inch clearance. Blaine
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
Another thing about car tires on motorcycle rims....

Another thing about car tires on motorcycle rims. A lot of dealers will refuse to mount them for you. I have my own tools, and mounted and balanced my tire. Be ready to explain that it's going on a...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. About car tires on motorcycle rims....

Hi there. About car tires on motorcycle rims. The 15 inch car tire and motorcycle tire, inside diameter is different. But the 16 and 17 inch rims seem to work fine. When buying a car tire for your...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I had it out for a test ride today. ...

Hi there. I had it out for a test ride today. No problems. Nothing rubbed and it handeled pretty good. Hannigan will be mounting a sidecar on it, in about a month.
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,912
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I used to have a GL1000 with an...

Hi there. I used to have a GL1000 with an auxillary tank. It was real easy to tie in the extra tank. With your mechanical fuel pump, cut into the line going from the fuel petcock and install a tee....
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
The stock tire had a circumference of 77.5...

The stock tire had a circumference of 77.5 inches. The car tire was 79 inches. So, a little bit larger in diameter. But not much. I changed the front sprocket from a 18 tooth to a 16 tooth. The...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
Here's a side view.

Here's a side view.
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,611
Posted By newellbc
Suzuki 1250 Bandit car tire.

Hi there. I'm going to be putting a Hannigan Sprint, on 1250 Suzuki Bandit. So, I lowered the gearing, and installed a 205/50-17 car tire on the back. I'll be installing a fork brace when it arrives....
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I own a 1975 GL1000, with a heavily...

Hi there. I own a 1975 GL1000, with a heavily modified Velorex. The sidecar has electric lean, and is 11 inches longer than stock. I'm running Avon Speedmaster tires on the Goldwing. The Goldwing has...
Forum: Hacks 09-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,186
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I have a Suzuki DR650, with a sidecar...

Hi there. I have a Suzuki DR650, with a sidecar similar to yours. It ways close to 200 lbs. I lowered the front sprocket 1 tooth, and increased the rear one tooth. It can cruise at 75 mph. It gets...
Forum: Hacks 09-22-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,186
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I'm running a Suzuki DR650. The sidecar...

Hi there. I'm running a Suzuki DR650. The sidecar is similar to yours. I weighed the rig , it's 500 lbs. The bike is about 300, and the sidecar close to 200. I went one tooth down on the front and...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By newellbc
I have 2 rigs. One a Honda GL1000, with a...

I have 2 rigs. One a Honda GL1000, with a modified Velorex. It's milage will vary from 25 mpg at freeway speeds, to 32 putting along on backroads. My Suzuki DR650 sidecar rig, gets 40 mpg at 70mph,...
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By newellbc
There are a number of good sites, that describe...

There are a number of good sites, that describe sidecar handling and how to drive them. You can also do a google search on books about how to drive a sidecar. Now, sidecars that are driven by just...
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By newellbc
If you look in the forums for the DR650 suzuki...

If you look in the forums for the DR650 suzuki sidecar thread, you will see a picture of the kenna frame, from DMC, attached to the bike. DMC has the mounts for this also.
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. I have a Suzuki DR650 with a kenna...

Hi there. I have a Suzuki DR650 with a kenna single frame, from DMC. I currentyl have a fiberglass body on it. But it's held on by 4 bolts. I can have it off in less than 10 minutes. I haven't built...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
As you can see from the pictures, there is very...

As you can see from the pictures, there is very little room to play with. I'm going to be keeping an eye on everything for awhile. But, I think I took care of the problem. The biggest problem I'll...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
On the modified mount, I added a couple of tabs,...

On the modified mount, I added a couple of tabs, that stick out around the front down tube, this is the plate on the other side of the frame, that the bolts go into.
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
Here is the mount bolted in. It is so crowded in...

Here is the mount bolted in. It is so crowded in there, that you can't get a good picture.
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
Here is the top of the motor mount, that my...

Here is the top of the motor mount, that my original mounting plate was sitting on. You can see the top edge of the plate is rounded down, where the weld was resting on it. This is what I think was...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
This is the back side of the mount I was using....

This is the back side of the mount I was using. It's a bad picture, but the shiny area, is where the weld was resting on the motor mount. I cut this piece of mount off. Then welded on a new tab, that...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
Hi there. This is the post on the front down...

Hi there. This is the post on the front down tube, that the oil cooler bolts onto. The mount I was using sat on this. As you can see, it's not very wide. I broke that bolt two times, and had to...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
Changes

Hi there. I've been having problems with my front upper mount on the DR650. It attaches to the bike at the same places as the oiler cooler did. But, I've been breaking bolts. At first I tried...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
DR6590 mounts

Hi there. Dauntless Sidecars, DMC, made the mounts. He makes his living making sidecars and components. If I had made them myself, I would be glad to take exact measurements and pictures of them....
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,899
Posted By newellbc
Sidecar brake

Hi there. My Suzuki DR650 rig, has no sidecar brake. But , it is very light, and the bike has good disk brakes. I also have a GL1000 rig, and it does not have a sidecar brake. I've been driving...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By newellbc
Upper front mount

Hi there. The upper front mount is a thick piece of plate steel, that bolted onto the front motor mount bracket running up to were the bolt held on the crash guard for the oil cooler. So the crash...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,560
Posted By newellbc
Suzuki DR650

Here's my DR650 with a kenna single frame and I don't know who made the body.
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,560
Posted By newellbc
Gl1000

Hi there. Here's my 1975 GL1000. I've owned it as a rig for about 10 years. The sidecar is a very heavily modified Velorex. It has electric lean and a stretched body, 11 inches in the passenger...
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