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Forum: Hacks Today, 05:44 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 81,984
Posted By Carl Childers
Why move the shock mounts forward? Note: all...

Why move the shock mounts forward? Note: all questions on my behalf come from a point of ignorance and a need for learning. :D
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 682,075
Posted By Carl Childers
+1 Pm me if you would like to see pictures...

+1

Pm me if you would like to see pictures of my 39-65 reproduction HD sidecar tub built by Claude and Co. Excellent workmanship and made from aluminum. I went with the original style but he can...
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 81,984
Posted By Carl Childers
[QUOTE=davebig;25791273]Here's some inlines for...

[QUOTE=davebig;25791273]Here's some inlines for you Carl from 4 to 12 cylinders http://www.dieselduck.info/machine/01%20prime%20movers/fairbanks_morse/fairbanks_morse.htm
1037 cubic inches per...
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 81,984
Posted By Carl Childers
I'm a fan of inline sixes my favorite motors...

I'm a fan of inline sixes my favorite motors actually. It's amazing the horsepower that can be had from these motors. I've currently got two , a 220 silver diamond in my 51 Binder and a 300 six in my...
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Carl Childers
I'll take French and Indian War for $200.00 Alex.

I'll take French and Indian War for $200.00 Alex.
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,323
Posted By Carl Childers
+1. Learning the tricks and proper technique just...

+1. Learning the tricks and proper technique just spooning the tires on and off with tire irons gets to be easy and routine, tubes or tubeless street or dirt, I've been doing my tires this way for...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Carl Childers
Deck the halls gents. :freaky

Deck the halls gents. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 102,523
Views: 20,102,214
Posted By Carl Childers
Sigh.............glad it's Summer somewhere!

Sigh.............glad it's Summer somewhere!
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 2,529,669
Posted By Carl Childers
Rode one solo at the KTM adventure rally, nice...

Rode one solo at the KTM adventure rally, nice bike, I'd love to try that rig out!
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 76,327
Posted By Carl Childers
I was laying tile in the earthship this afternoon...

I was laying tile in the earthship this afternoon and the radio station played a long string of Cocker songs, I was afraid that was the case. RIP Joe you were one of the great ones.:cry
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 2,529,669
Posted By Carl Childers
There's genius to that visual design, maybe not...

There's genius to that visual design, maybe not everyones cup of tea but genius none the less.
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Carl Childers
And dat's what I was talk'n bout'.:D

And dat's what I was talk'n bout'.:D
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Carl Childers
What era Dnepr did the side car come off? Early...

What era Dnepr did the side car come off? Early Dnepr has a better chance of being close to a bolt up on a Chang if the Chang is the flat head knock off version. It's been a while since I messed with...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Carl Childers
Yes bad joke, I'd like to retract it.

Yes bad joke, I'd like to retract it.
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 682,075
Posted By Carl Childers
In a Tom Joad Grapes of Wrath sort of way.

In a Tom Joad Grapes of Wrath sort of way.
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By Carl Childers
Laugh Naaaah.....New Mexico is the true hot bed for...

Naaaah.....New Mexico is the true hot bed for sidecars, must be 6 or 7 of us in the entire state.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 102,523
Views: 20,102,214
Posted By Carl Childers
Plus one,

Plus one,
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 102,523
Views: 20,102,214
Posted By Carl Childers
albush1 I went a few years with the PC...

albush1


I went a few years with the PC jet kit, air box mod, and gixxer can and was really content with the the way it ran. The carb float o-rings dried up and I had the carb off and one thing...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 81,984
Posted By Carl Childers
Wow that came out nice!!! Maybe a bit anti...

Wow that came out nice!!! Maybe a bit anti climatic just because we all take your skill level for granted now and expect perfection each time out.:D

Put me down as one of the ones looking forward...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 76,327
Posted By Carl Childers
Good to see a little nasty weather is not chasing...

Good to see a little nasty weather is not chasing you off from riding "Special K"! If cold weather driving is your thing and all else fails get a pair of Sorel felt lined pack boots, they'll keep...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,880
Posted By Carl Childers
Think money pit not investment and you'll be on...

Think money pit not investment and you'll be on the right track.:D
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 682,075
Posted By Carl Childers
The leaf spring attachment is particularly funky,...

The leaf spring attachment is particularly funky, I wonder if you have to sign a safety waiver to buy the rig?
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,711
Posted By Carl Childers
My heavily modded DR650 will go anywhere my my...

My heavily modded DR650 will go anywhere my my 2wd Dnepr/ Beemer could only much faster and many places it couldn't. It'll remain my off road weapon of choice. The Dnepr wins hand down in the snow,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Carl Childers
dnfab, when you get this detail worked out and...

dnfab, when you get this detail worked out and the bike together, top end broken in and every thing running well I'd be interested in your seat of the pants performance evaluation on this upgrade....
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Carl Childers
Big fun to watch! Couldn't help but think over...

Big fun to watch! Couldn't help but think over and over that man that guy is tough! I ride all winter but nothing like that!
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Carl Childers
I can't say good or bad about the Velorex but as...

I can't say good or bad about the Velorex but as far as subframes my bike started life as an FXD and when I mounted my sidecar I made my own. The bikes frame is stout and has good mounting points up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 377,700
Posted By Carl Childers
The world is your oyster once the 5 gl. tank goes...

The world is your oyster once the 5 gl. tank goes on.
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Carl Childers
[QUOTE=usgser;25692439]I don't have the skills to...

[QUOTE=usgser;25692439]I don't have the skills to design a hack suspension but if you're going to start with just willy nilly throwing shocks at it yeah used HD shocks would be a cheap start just...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,569
Posted By Carl Childers
If the hack is new to you take the time to check...

If the hack is new to you take the time to check ALL the critical settings and alignments. It is not a good idea to assume that it is ok as is. Check for loose or stripped bolts along the way, frame...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,435
Posted By Carl Childers
I wouldn't buy anything I couldn't hear run and...

I wouldn't buy anything I couldn't hear run and drive first unless the price was greatly discounted to allow for worst case scenarios.

A battery and an MC are not all that tough, the seller must...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Carl Childers
Harley Davidson shocks can be had used off of...

Harley Davidson shocks can be had used off of ebay fairly cheap. These are most often low mile take offs that have been replaced by an upgraded shock. 13'' off of Sportsters work well that's what I...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 76,327
Posted By Carl Childers
I like your choice of neighborhoods. :D ...

I like your choice of neighborhoods. :D

Sorry about the break down if I'd known you would have had full use of my shop and tools. I've been stranded on the road a time or two, not fun!
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,704
Posted By Carl Childers
I've got a WTB listing in the the swap meet forum...

I've got a WTB listing in the the swap meet forum looking for 36mm Mikuni flatslide carbs for my 99 1200 Bandit, so's yah know.
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 76,327
Posted By Carl Childers
Well actually almost, the building in the...

Well actually almost, the building in the foreground is called an earthship and the guest house I'm building is very similar to that, it's bermed mostly under ground and is heated by passive solar....
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 682,075
Posted By Carl Childers
This one's not a bitsa, pretty sweet!

This one's not a bitsa, pretty sweet!
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 76,327
Posted By Carl Childers
Katie bar the door! Taos has had the likes of Kit...

Katie bar the door! Taos has had the likes of Kit Carson, DH Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Dennis Hopper here I suppose it can survive a visit from Davebig,but to be safe I'll put our local...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Carl Childers
I've always been a fan of the completion...

I've always been a fan of the completion backwards principle, you found a nice car and now you'll have the fun seeing what niche you'll settle into with the tug, lots of good choices out there.
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 76,327
Posted By Carl Childers
Thumb COOL BEANS! :clap If it works as nice as it...

COOL BEANS! :clap If it works as nice as it looks you really got something there! Can't wait to see and hear more about it. Should be a real road burner!
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 38,301
Posted By Carl Childers
That is looking great , I love it when form and...

That is looking great , I love it when form and function can be on the same page in good project. You hit this one out of the park. :clap
Forum: Hacks 12-05-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 2,529,669
Posted By Carl Childers
Saving up to buy a motor.

Saving up to buy a motor.
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