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Forum: Hacks Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By claude
Dreyer body on a Steib chassis maybe? Never heard...

Dreyer body on a Steib chassis maybe? Never heard of a Valkarie sidecar either.
Forum: Hacks Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 62,711
Posted By claude
We have consistently had reports of 20k out of...

We have consistently had reports of 20k out of the 165/80 x 15 tires. Mostly Nexan or Nankang. One went over 30 k but ,granted, should have been changed earlier. Most of these were on street type...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,442
Posted By claude
Workin' at the car wash? LOL

Workin' at the car wash? LOL
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 62,711
Posted By claude
Looks like you could maybe try less air pressure...

Looks like you could maybe try less air pressure david.
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By claude
Nice video. Like the lap robe too.

Nice video. Like the lap robe too.
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By claude
This could be due to powdercoating. That ...

This could be due to powdercoating. That happens. I would suggest you call earlier tomorrow and see what happens.:-)
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By claude
No sin to run ballast. If practicing in a safe...

No sin to run ballast. If practicing in a safe area it is good to do that without the ballast. All ballast does is add weight to a sidecar...no biggie. Some may brag about running with no ballast. No...
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By claude
I thought tons of throttle were for sliding...

I thought tons of throttle were for sliding around corners....dummy me :D
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By claude
Different rigs (sidecar outfits we are speaking...

Different rigs (sidecar outfits we are speaking of here!) vary as to what front and or rear brakes will do to a point. GS rigs with a smallish front tire,for instance, do not do so hot using the...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By claude
Yes....yes practice with you rown outfit using...

Yes....yes practice with you rown outfit using all different combinations of braking. Then , as jay alluded to, practice panic braking so it becomes natural to you . It I svery important to realize...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By claude
Experiment with both together and separately....

Experiment with both together and separately. Depending on the outfit etc you can do quite a bit of steering with use of the brakes.
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By claude
Yep that was the late Sgt. Brown's K...

Yep that was the late Sgt. Brown's K MONSTER.....see recent pics on our facebook page.' freedom sidecars '
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,442
Posted By claude
HERE ARE A FEW.... ...

HERE ARE A FEW....

http://www.sidecars-rds.fr/
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hannigan+high+performance+sidecars&qpvt=HANNIGAN+HIGH+PERFORMANCE+SIDECARS&FORM=IGRE...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,442
Posted By claude
Right

Right
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By claude
Thanks Crilly I feel better now :rofl

Thanks Crilly I feel better now :rofl
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By claude
And we have all done stupid things on solo bikes...

And we have all done stupid things on solo bikes too....I think I am not the only one right? Please say yes lol
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By claude
Good to see you here. Hope all is well. Give me a...

Good to see you here. Hope all is well. Give me a call sometime
Claude
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,442
Posted By claude
Racing outfits as shown in the pictures and what...

Racing outfits as shown in the pictures and what is called High Performance Sidecars are quite different. Yes, by all means check out www.hpsidecars .com for the HPS rigs.
These machines are very...
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By claude
Stromsurfer, Just a note to say it was more than...

Stromsurfer, Just a note to say it was more than a pleasure meeting you yesterday. Glad you stopped by the shop and you are welcome anytime. Happy trails my friend.
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By claude
The school of experience is a good institutions...

The school of experience is a good institutions but the tuition can be expensive. Any experience gained from a class or others who have been around the block can be a good thing. However it is very...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By claude
Leaners are fun, leaners lean. Leaners can fall...

Leaners are fun, leaners lean. Leaners can fall over. Never put your foot on a leaner frame when You come to a stop.....
(don't ask....lol.) Never forget you are on a leaner when you are on a...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By claude
Sorry wont happen again ..... let the fun re...

Sorry wont happen again ..... let the fun re begin. I think all of us are nuts. Isn't it great? Oh and I take offense at the word intelligent. We are all learning although I have seen a few who ...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By claude
Weight distribution is important on any sidecar...

Weight distribution is important on any sidecar outfit. Practicing when the weight distribution changes is also important. Any given sidecar outfit can handle a little differently than another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,148
Posted By claude
Been riding since 1965 legally. Accidents? Uh...

Been riding since 1965 legally. Accidents? Uh .... not counting scrambles and flat track bloopers years ago ,yes, I have had accidents. But the question of the thread was "How many of you have never...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 62,711
Posted By claude
Agree on the vintage rig thinking! Good talking...

Agree on the vintage rig thinking! Good talking to you today.
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 62,711
Posted By claude
Okay David did you take the kneeler for a run or...

Okay David did you take the kneeler for a run or not? Next year I will try my best make it up there. I think Bunny will monkey for me. Yikes lol. :-) Hey btw why do you have the sidecar up in the...
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By claude
The 'Universal mounting kit' is all Velorex...

The 'Universal mounting kit' is all Velorex parts. These are either Cozy or Inder sidecars. Cozy has a far better frame. Bodys, as mentioned , are small. Google Cozy Sidecars etc etc.
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,199
Posted By claude
Yes stroker does make wheels for Harleys. We have...

Yes stroker does make wheels for Harleys. We have one in stock now which is powdercoated black.
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By claude
Point being rake (steering head angle) plays...

Point being rake (steering head angle) plays into what the trail ends up being. Look here:
...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,886
Posted By claude
Yep. Typical HPS type outfit ready for...

Yep. Typical HPS type outfit ready for completion. Seems like here in the states a sidecar outfit is thought more of being a bike with a sidecar stuck on the side of it. With the exception of the...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By claude
Click here: ...

Click here:
http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/RakeEx/RakeEx.htm
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,886
Posted By claude
The goal of a subframe is to allow decent...

The goal of a subframe is to allow decent mounting points for the sidecar that provide ease of adjustment, good triangulation and at the same time make the whole assembly stronger. Motorcycle frames...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,886
Posted By claude
Lots of good candidates out there. Maybe the...

Lots of good candidates out there. Maybe the definition of an 'adventure tour' varies a little with each individual. Huge difference between a KLR and a GS or a V Strom.
I can see advantages to a...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By claude
The Amazonas had VW motors yes. Lots of /2 bmw...

The Amazonas had VW motors yes. Lots of /2 bmw 's around with a vw IN THEM TOO. There is a yahoo group dedicated to them ( /2 CONVERSIONS I think). Then there are some with Subarus as well....pretty...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By claude
The amazonas bikee were imported into the states...

The amazonas bikee were imported into the states with no engine in them years ago. Motorvation got involved for a while to make a sidecar package but it seemed to not go anywhere. Interesting ...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,158
Posted By claude
All good points. Reverse can be a handy thing ...

All good points. Reverse can be a handy thing but parking strategy is a very good thing also. How did one park a solo bike? Strategy can be handy even with a solo bike. Pushing a sidecar outfit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,483
Posted By claude
Just thought I would drop in and since doing so...

Just thought I would drop in and since doing so maybe I was overthinking when I thought that but after thinking about it some more it seems like maybe If those who posted were only those who knew...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By claude
Looking good! Congratulations. :D Can probably...

Looking good! Congratulations. :D Can probably get those plugs at McMaster-Carr online.
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By claude
You could use a trailer spindle and hub and with...

You could use a trailer spindle and hub and with a little fab work make it happen. Would use a 4" wide car rim with a 165 tire or smaller on it. Fender can be a concern but is easily dealt with if...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By claude
Doug is around 75 years old. He has done it all...

Doug is around 75 years old. He has done it all it seems. We typically communicate every month or so. The label of 'Mr. Sidecar' does fit him as he has been around the block many times. He and the...
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