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Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,086
Posted By Sidecarjohn
So far this is another of those "Hacks" builds...

So far this is another of those "Hacks" builds that highlights my personal inadequacies. Despite this, and probably like some mainstream addict, I cannot wait for the next fix of seeing quality work.
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Inevitably, there are divergent views on sidecar...

Inevitably, there are divergent views on sidecar seat belts. Some, like several other "differences" amongst the sidecar community, are based upon passed on opinions rather than experience.

We had...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Impressive. Yet again, a bit of a blow as my...

Impressive.
Yet again, a bit of a blow as my self rating on the "adequate scale" goes down again.
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Accept that a sidecar brake is very influenced by...

Accept that a sidecar brake is very influenced by the nature of the sidecar rig, considering that they are not predominantly vehicles of a mass produced, computer designed type. With the exception of...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Watsonian Flight I reckon.

Watsonian Flight I reckon.
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6,046
Views: 2,163,849
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Congratulations to Kev, who started this thread,...

Congratulations to Kev, who started this thread, on reaching 400 pages.
As we know, lengthy threads can be tedious, no names no pack drill, but this ongoing feature of "Hacks" is a joy.
Oh, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Australia and no dust ? On the other hand, WOW !

Australia and no dust ?
On the other hand, WOW !
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Veteran and vintage outfits' performance probably...

Veteran and vintage outfits' performance probably dictates the need, or otherwise for a sidecar brake. Equally, it's reasonable to assume that non hydraulic systems can detract from effectiveness and...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This hardy perennial inevitably raises the usual...

This hardy perennial inevitably raises the usual variations in approach and justification. Three views predominate. One, "don't need, happy with just the bike brakes". Two, sidecar brake operated...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The outfit was surely destined to be a winner....

The outfit was surely destined to be a winner. Congratulation, Alex.:clap
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Whilst acknowledging it's different stroke for...

Whilst acknowledging it's different stroke for different folks, the electric lean systems available in the USA are certainly a worthwhile addition when considering variable road camber. Personal...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sidecarjohn
On behalf of old buggars everywhere, OOH, AHH !

On behalf of old buggars everywhere, OOH, AHH !
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By Sidecarjohn
1. Young solo rider with motorcycle keen wife ...

1. Young solo rider with motorcycle keen wife
2. Solo superbike, or raise a family ? Can stay with motorcycling via sidecar !
3. Raise family and extend horizons, friendships for all of us (we 2...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,634
Posted By Sidecarjohn
And the family went for a ride at the weekend !

And the family went for a ride at the weekend !
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 85,552
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I appreciate pretty might not be suitable when...

I appreciate pretty might not be suitable when considering the creation of an Aussie, so I'll go for gorgeous.:rofl
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,208
Posted By Sidecarjohn
As seasons are almost irrelevant here in the UK...

As seasons are almost irrelevant here in the UK having appropriate options available makes sense. One of the joys of sidecars, you can carry the stuff. Regular riding gear is a definite for starters....
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,046
Views: 2,163,849
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The mean looking Hayabusa based rig is the...

The mean looking Hayabusa based rig is the company car of the company boss, Paul.

The company, as the background might identify is Motorcycle Funerals, a UK specialist for that very special final...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Appreciate that responses have concentrated on...

Appreciate that responses have concentrated on the Tiger, but what about your other potential option, the 1200 Bandit ?
Know it's not specifically an "adventure bike", whatever that is, but the...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,062
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Good job, Steve. The front end on the Guzzi looks...

Good job, Steve. The front end on the Guzzi looks the business.
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,075
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Dan, Where abouts are you based in Yorkshire ? ...

Dan,
Where abouts are you based in Yorkshire ?
Might be able to help a little. Anyway, wouldn't mind taking a look at your beast.
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,811
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Take care Steve. Condolences to everyone involved.

Take care Steve. Condolences to everyone involved.
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,197
Posted By Sidecarjohn
For the record, it certainly isn't elevated...

For the record, it certainly isn't elevated speeds for me, just that our outfits are capable when required, and generally not that often. I'm quite capable of "enjoying the view". Urban speed limits...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,197
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Road and weather conditions are obviously...

Road and weather conditions are obviously universal factors that predominantly dictate speed. On a personal level, my sense of Yorkshire economics also dictates a steady right hand to avoid handing...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,123
Posted By Sidecarjohn
A prime mover for us when kicking off on this...

A prime mover for us when kicking off on this three wheeled journey was to camp. Two very young kids and adaptations with equipment, clothing, and carrying methods enabled us to do camping trips all...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,062
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Revised design looks good, Steve.

Revised design looks good, Steve.
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6,046
Views: 2,163,849
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I recall the Cycle World tale at a time when the...

I recall the Cycle World tale at a time when the term, "Gentleman's Express" also featured in the US motorcycle media. The idea of a following four wheeled pannier emerged. Sadly, in my humble, the...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6,046
Views: 2,163,849
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Uncertain about the off road capabilities, let...

Uncertain about the off road capabilities, let alone where to stow the camping equipment.:rofl
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Wink Craig, Keep it simple; avoid unecessary...

Craig,
Keep it simple; avoid unecessary expense; adopt basic guidelines regarding, e.g.sidecar wheel lead (your proposal is a start), alignment, etc.
Usual approach to riding - practice etc., plus...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,062
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Steve, Good to see progress on the outfit....

Steve,
Good to see progress on the outfit. Share some concern about the lower front connection, but I'm sure you'll resolve.
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Great job Alex. I've past on details of this...

Great job Alex. I've past on details of this thread to VJMC guys here in the UK, so they can appreciate that a classic Japanese bike and sidecar has serious merits.:wink:
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Sincere elderly apologies for confusing a dog...

Sincere elderly apologies for confusing a dog sled race with the Pikes Peak event.
I was lucky when riding up in2011 when there certainly were no clouds.:ear
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Would certainly be good to see participation by...

Would certainly be good to see participation by you and your outfit in this famous event. Your past racing experience and the nature of your rig suggests there should be some consideration by...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Sidecarjohn
It probably didn't matter a couple of decades or...

It probably didn't matter a couple of decades or so back, if you attached a sidecar to a CB500. Does the job admirably within the performance parameters of Honda's classic mid range four.
However,...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Another year to enjoy the online community that...

Another year to enjoy the online community that is this forum.

Happy New Year to all the inmates.
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,086
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Absolutely !:clap

Absolutely !:clap
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Trials outfit, now, has that been done with a 3...

Trials outfit, now, has that been done with a 3 cylinder stroker ?:rofl
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Experienced three options, standard forks,...

Experienced three options, standard forks, leading links, amended triple tree.

Standard - when younger christened my mobile "Bullworker" (remember those).
Tolerable, hardly considered a problem...
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 85,552
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This build continues to amaze me, as well as...

This build continues to amaze me, as well as inform.
As for skill, I'd be confident using the clamp to hold on the plywood !!

Merry Christmas, Clancy:freaky
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Alex, OOH, AAH !!

Alex, OOH, AAH !!
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Seeing the paint job has certainly raised the...

Seeing the paint job has certainly raised the bar. Seriously looking forward to seeing the assembled result.
Once again, thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas.
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