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Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6,358
Views: 2,306,941
Posted By Carl Childers
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,504
Posted By Carl Childers
Terrible, disgusting.....deplorable! What a...

Terrible, disgusting.....deplorable! What a ridiculous trip!





Seriously? I'd trade places with you in a heart beat. All the best on you adventure / journey!
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,206
Views: 542,752
Posted By Carl Childers
East meets West ?

East meets West ?
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By Carl Childers
I think for what you're looking to do for price,...

I think for what you're looking to do for price, style and reliability the Triumph Bonnie is the way to go but if you've got money to burn and really want rigs that make a retro statement the new...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By Carl Childers
Agreed, that particular one is a bit pricey, it's...

Agreed, that particular one is a bit pricey, it's a 100th Anniversary model but then they all were that year, no limited run bikes like the "Cow Glide" were made to commemorate the 100th.

shop...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By Carl Childers
Get the Harley in my biased opinion. Evo's are...

Get the Harley in my biased opinion. Evo's are great motors and normally require little maintenance every brand has some problems with an ocaissional motor failure the Evo normally has a very good...
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,358
Views: 2,306,941
Posted By Carl Childers
Nice to know that it's not tucked away in some...

Nice to know that it's not tucked away in some dark corner of a collectors garage.


Ride'm don't hide'm !
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Carl Childers
It sounds like you are more than capable of...

It sounds like you are more than capable of building what you want, with two to three years lead time it will give you all the design, build and shakedown time you'll need before you shove off for...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Carl Childers
With a very long lead cord.:wink:

With a very long lead cord.:wink:
Forum: Hacks 07-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Carl Childers
ahhhh just put me out with the trash. :D

ahhhh just put me out with the trash. :D
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By Carl Childers
Like that set up a lot and that is one of my...

Like that set up a lot and that is one of my favorite model sportsters! Nice to have that extra disc mounted up front with the hack on I'm sure.

Interesting to see a mention of Kamloops HD. They...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Carl Childers
I just love the old stuff! Keep those pictures...

I just love the old stuff! Keep those pictures coming!
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Carl Childers
Dave, interesting, never considered that!

Dave, interesting, never considered that!
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Carl Childers
Use the heavier 6 volt rated cable on that long...

Use the heavier 6 volt rated cable on that long of a run and you'll have considerably less voltage drop than with the lighter 12 volt cable if you are looking for maximum battery performance.
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Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,625
Posted By Carl Childers
I'd stick with the tubes that you have, the...

I'd stick with the tubes that you have, the important thing is that the beads are seated and the tire pressure is sufficient, the lack of either of those will let the wheel spin in the tire and...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Carl Childers
Hacker, good to know I'm not alone on this. BTW I...

Hacker, good to know I'm not alone on this. BTW I really like your blog! My father served in the Pacific In WWII and My father in law was Army Air Corp.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Carl Childers
Eventually I think that is what I will do but...

Eventually I think that is what I will do but that will happen when the budget allows. I change and balance the tires myself which helps to keep the price down but not being one of my favorite...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Carl Childers
Thanks for the heads up. I poked around the web...

Thanks for the heads up. I poked around the web this morning reading reviews on the Commander 2 and it looks to be the next tire I will try.
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Carl Childers
Very slick, a simple well thought out design and...

Very slick, a simple well thought out design and visually very much in keeping with the looks of the bike.

I don,t own a bike that has a kicker anymore and some times miss the ritual of kicking...
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Carl Childers
Great First Trip, Rotten Back Tire

I just finished my first road trip with the new sidecar, a 1,400 mile trip to all my favorite Colorado haunts, it went great, weather was good, couldn't ask for a better time. I'm already spoiled by...
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Carl Childers
A little hard for me to tell from the picture,...

A little hard for me to tell from the picture, what it is it an electric start? What are the details? :ear
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By Carl Childers
Put some ballast in the car equal to a passengers...

Put some ballast in the car equal to a passengers weight and go somewhere safe to practice some panic stops. The results of that should help you decide if you want add an extra brake or not.
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,625
Posted By Carl Childers
Yuri's exploits are legendary nothing new there. ...

Yuri's exploits are legendary nothing new there.

My Dnepr only had 1,300 klicks on it when the oil feed snapped off, no one foreign or domestic, ham fisted or otherwise had dicked with bike,...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,625
Posted By Carl Childers
Bluhduh WHY LORD HAVE MERCY...........us Mericans be a...

WHY LORD HAVE MERCY...........us Mericans be a ham fisted lot.:tb
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,625
Posted By Carl Childers
By MT16 motor I was simply referring to the 650...

By MT16 motor I was simply referring to the 650 cc boxer motor built by Dnepr that came in that model.

The snout is a hollow cylindrical protrusion on the front of the crankshaft that extends...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By Carl Childers
Sidecar brakes can be the equivalent of an oil...

Sidecar brakes can be the equivalent of an oil thread.........lots of opinions!


My experience, I was dead set on having one on my rig, assembled it before I had fabbed up caliper mounts cause...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,625
Posted By Carl Childers
Laugh the MT 16 motors had a bad habit of having the...

the MT 16 motors had a bad habit of having the front oil feed crankshaft "snout" that feeds the front case snap off due to poor machining of the crank and off center pressure from the front cover...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Carl Childers
Yep don't want to forget that! Forking by Frank...

Yep don't want to forget that! Forking by Frank has tubes in 1" increments. Some careful measurements of the stock frame height and tube length with notation of stock rake and trail before teardown...
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Carl Childers
Love that new hack smell! Have fun.

Love that new hack smell!

Have fun.
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,446
Posted By Carl Childers
Correct, the Sportster wasn't around yet in 1948...

Correct, the Sportster wasn't around yet in 1948 but it was the the year that HD debuted that small style Peanut tank that later became so iconic on the Sporty's.

Anyone remember "Then Came...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By Carl Childers
Claude had enough faith in my abilities to sell...

Claude had enough faith in my abilities to sell me one of his American classic Freedom sidecars in kit form last year to put on my custom built Harley. Everything was well thought out and complete,...
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,206
Views: 542,752
Posted By Carl Childers
Please, no pictures. Clowns scare me.

Please, no pictures. Clowns scare me.
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,914
Posted By Carl Childers
Vortexau, Thanks for the pictures and text,...

Vortexau,

Thanks for the pictures and text, the sacrifices of the allied soldiers of WWII will never be joke fodder for me. I read countless books on the war and the South Pacific theatre was...
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3,206
Views: 542,752
Posted By Carl Childers
That by far is the best shot I've seen not only...

That by far is the best shot I've seen not only for the step but the tie- in to the factory frame which was rigid while my frame has a swing arm that the fender is attached to. It'll be a little...
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,206
Views: 542,752
Posted By Carl Childers
Old time religion HD in Kansas ...

Old time religion HD in Kansas
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-Davidson-Other-A-very-nice-1948-FL-Harley-Davidson-Panhead-with-matching-Sidecar



OOOOHHHH BABY! :knary
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,206
Views: 542,752
Posted By Carl Childers
Liberty for HD new CO ...

Liberty for HD new CO
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4464421712.html[/QUOTE]

So that's what one looks like in gel coat and fresh out of the box!

Interesting about the "real wait time" too.
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,206
Views: 542,752
Posted By Carl Childers
+1 So many people would be parading it on Ebay...

+1 So many people would be parading it on Ebay with an inflated price tag. At 8K paint the tub, freshen the motor if it needs it and your still money ahead.

Big Twin with factory...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,914
Posted By Carl Childers
A little of both and thanks for the info,...

A little of both and thanks for the info, "flexing the track" would seem to say very limited maneuverability and turning radius.

Then there is the mention of Bren guns which begs the next...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By Carl Childers
Thanks for the invite I live in Taos, my...

Thanks for the invite I live in Taos, my hack(that's getting closer to being finished) is a road machine and most of my dirt travels are done on my DR 650 but I'm already kicking around the idea of...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,914
Posted By Carl Childers
[QUOTE=vortexau;241319]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m...

[QUOTE=vortexau;241319]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mnEsDIMG7uI/TVdrix2jcDI/AAAAAAABdNQ/VekHTajoOC0/s1600/tumblr_kvtzmaHvyj1qz63qno1_500.jpg


''Gott im himmel how do I schteer dis ting!"
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