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Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,555
Posted By davet2
It may have been, it was a yellow rig, but I only...

It may have been, it was a yellow rig, but I only got a quick glimpse of it.
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,555
Posted By davet2
adventure sidecar on Ohio turnpike last Saturday

I saw a rig westbound on the Ohio turnpike between Toledo and Cleveland at about one o'clock on Saturday afternoon the 19th while I was driving to Cleveland to visit family. I only got a quick look...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By davet2
Carry a gas portable generator in the sidecar to...

Carry a gas portable generator in the sidecar to charge the batteries while riding, extended range electric vehicle like a Chevy Volt.
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,681
Posted By davet2
Thanks for all the additional pictures, that is a...

Thanks for all the additional pictures, that is a really well built rig. I hope you have a great time with it.
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,681
Posted By davet2
Looks really good, can you please post a few...

Looks really good, can you please post a few close-ups of the mounts and the sidecar suspension and maybe a rear view of the rig? Thanks, Dave
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,342
Posted By davet2
I bought a new CX500 Custom when they were first...

I bought a new CX500 Custom when they were first out, 1978 I think. If I remember correctly, I put 50,000 miles on it in about 3 years and never had any kind of trouble. Of course who knows how that...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 582,942
Posted By davet2
twin tires

Has anybody ever used these? How long ago were they available?
http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mpo/4428812243.html
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By davet2
I was having the same trouble, the old bookmark I...

I was having the same trouble, the old bookmark I had was sidecar.com and now it is changed to sidecarist.com
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 247,619
Posted By davet2
Rizingson, that is a really great collection, you...

Rizingson, that is a really great collection, you are doing a nice job preserving those bikes. I wish I had the time and skills to do the same. Every time I see any Honda CT I start looking at the...
Forum: Hacks 03-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By davet2
There are some pictures of a GS400 with a Velorex...

There are some pictures of a GS400 with a Velorex sidecar on page 304 of the "Sidecars- Lets see em." thread.
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,833
Posted By davet2
Harley lift

There is a picture of a Harley sidecar lift in this ebay ad that may be of interest....
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By davet2
Carl, my bike does have the fork tubes rearward...

Carl, my bike does have the fork tubes rearward of the pivot. I'm not sure what the stock rake is. It works pretty well for me with the sidecar but I don't have any experience with other sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By davet2
Thanks, it sounds like a good project. I am...

Thanks, it sounds like a good project. I am always interested in the raked tree discussions, I have a 93 Tour Glide with a TLE sidecar and I haven't found it necessary to change the trees yet.
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By davet2
Just curious about the adjustable rake trees,...

Just curious about the adjustable rake trees, where did you get them and what year is your bike? Thanks, Dave
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By davet2
another video from Hubert's blog

http://thetimelessride.com/US/Video/Ural-injected.htm
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By davet2
I have a 93 Tour Glide with a 96 HD sidecar. I...

I have a 93 Tour Glide with a 96 HD sidecar. I think you may find the ride of the HD sidecar a lot different and probably harsher than your Spyder. There can be some pretty big inputs to the bike...
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By davet2
It would have been nice if she told you exactly...

It would have been nice if she told you exactly what racing organization's sidecar license she was talking about. I think it may turn out to be a longer process than you were hoping for, but good...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By davet2
Not my favorite paint colors on the bike, but if...

Not my favorite paint colors on the bike, but if the paint on the bike is decent I would leave it original and just paint the sidecar to match. Make the bottom few inches of the sidecar match the...
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,711
Posted By davet2
There is an Electra Glide with a Spyder on ebay...

There is an Electra Glide with a Spyder on ebay right now.
Forum: Hacks 10-12-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By davet2
I think that style fiberglass body goes back to...

I think that style fiberglass body goes back to 1968. There's probably no way to know exactly how old it is without the VIN number which is on the sidecar frame.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By davet2
I think you can be pretty sure its a 98 or 99...

I think you can be pretty sure its a 98 or 99 Harley sidecar wheel, or it could be a little older wheel that had the disc put on. I have a 2000 HD that has different wheels, 9 spoke instead of 10.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By davet2
It looks the same as the wheel on my 96 HD...

It looks the same as the wheel on my 96 HD sidecar but I have a drum brake. I can't tell from the picture if it is a 16 inch rim, HD sidecar is a 16 inch. What is the diameter of the disc? It could...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 56,308
Posted By davet2
Ute

I thought it was a Holden, the front end looks like a 55 or 56 Chevy, I think they may have sent the dies to Holden after they were done with production in the US. (I worked for GM for 30 years but...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 56,308
Posted By davet2
Is that your Ute in the background of the picture...

Is that your Ute in the background of the picture of the Harley rig? Looks pretty nice, is it a 56? I didn't know how far back they went, I think the first El Camino here in the US was 59 or 60.
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,775
Posted By davet2
I like the use of the word adapteri on your...

I like the use of the word adapteri on your website, reminds me of my grandma and my dad speaking Finnish mixed with English when I was a little kid. They would add an I on the end of English words...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By davet2
The guy is a real coach builder. I hope you have...

The guy is a real coach builder. I hope you have a lot of fun with it.
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 582,942
Posted By davet2
V-Strom CSM rig for sale on Detroit craigslist,...

V-Strom CSM rig for sale on Detroit craigslist, no affiliation.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/3958965947.html
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By davet2
The Pacer was being produced when I was just...

The Pacer was being produced when I was just starting my career at GM. The door was probably so thick because manufacturers were just starting to put in side impact bars in the doors. Side impact bar...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By davet2
I have to agree that the door was built by...

I have to agree that the door was built by whoever manufactured the side car. I worked as an engineer on car doors for many years and that door design is exactly like the vast majority of car doors,...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,312
Posted By davet2
Having worked in the auto industry for 30 years,...

Having worked in the auto industry for 30 years, I find the discussion of this vehicle very interesting. The majority of a vehicle's cost is materials and components, approx. 85%. Obviously assembly...
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,312
Posted By davet2
This is a good concept, but many of the...

This is a good concept, but many of the automotive manufacturers have built similar concept vehicles in the past and decided there wasn't a big enough market and/or profitability for them. Of course...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,691
Posted By davet2
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz159/Davetuoma...

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz159/Davetuomala/100_0607.jpg
Glad it helped, above is my Harley I've had for about a year now.
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,255
Posted By davet2
I was up there a few years ago but not on race...

I was up there a few years ago but not on race day. There is a toll to go up the road anytime, not $40.00 but less than $10.00 if I remember correctly. It is a public road but not free.
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By davet2
PetrB probably knows something about Pussy Riot...

PetrB probably knows something about Pussy Riot since he lives in Russia. I can sympathize with the free speech and gay rights aspects of their activities but they are also anti-capitalists like the...
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By davet2
Nice, looks like a great rig for the islands.

Nice, looks like a great rig for the islands.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By davet2
I am going to go to a race whenever one is...

I am going to go to a race whenever one is scheduled. It would be fun to get something to race there but I don't need another project in the garage right now. If anyone else is interested its...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By davet2
Scooter racing in Detroit

There's an old concrete velodrome in Detroit that's now used a few times a year for racing bicycles, scooters, mopeds, mini bikes and 100cc or smaller moto bikes. Don't know if it belongs here but...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By davet2
I have been using my old dome tent for at least...

I have been using my old dome tent for at least 25 years. Now that I have the room in the sidecar it may be time for something better. Yours looks good but a little bigger than I want. Maybe I'll try...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
Posted By davet2
I have a Volkswagen damper on my Harley rig....

I have a Volkswagen damper on my Harley rig. Google the part number 113425021J. There are many sources for this part and they are as cheap as $20. I don't know if it would work for you but it might...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By davet2
It does look like you can bring many of the...

It does look like you can bring many of the comforts of home in your sidecar. I've had mine for about a year and that's a big part of why I got it, just haven't had a chance to take a trip yet....
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