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Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
Too much fun

No unfortunately we did not get a chance to drive the F-2 kneeler, but who knows, Gina is still talking about racing sidecars. I think I "lean" more towards vintage(slower!) kneeling rigs. You and...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
Monkeys

Several folks volunteered to go for the ride! No shortage of daring thrill-seekers at the event. I'd like to try it on the GS next year without the tub. Who knows, maybe Santa will bring me a HP2 for...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
Monkey see, monkey don't do!

Gina the monkey has a lot more good sense that I do. After seeing 2 crashes in the familiarization run(at relatively slow speeds) she opted out and let the middle-aged teenager have his fun solo....
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
Fresh top end

Sounds like a plan...freshen up the top end, dual plug heads and related parts. I did did the familiarization run and 1 run up the hill yesterday. Not very fast but a lot of tire squealing and fun....
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
Noise

Dave, I upgraded to the aftermarket chain tensioner on both oil heads awhile ago, as I couldn't take that death-rattle at start up any more, but who knows. At 120k really hard miles anything is...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
steering mod

Dave, I have been off the radar for some time now as things have been a little hectic around here, but we got the GS back on three wheels with a new paint job on the CSM tub. The steering mod on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,061
Posted By Stroker
slowpoke

OK I'm in...any other Dual-Sport hack pilots interested?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,061
Posted By Stroker
slowest hack on the hill

My monkey and I are going to the event, but we are thinking about entering the competition in the "classic sidecar" class. Would our R1100GS with aluminum bodied hack be the worst possible entry?...
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stroker
Auto front wheel

We make a nice front wheel for your rig that take inexpensive car tires that last a long time. Check with StrongBad or any of the many other Inmates who run our wheels.
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,333
Posted By Stroker
Digital Sensor Ring

Strong, live and learn, right? Midway in the 2007 model year BMW changed its ABS system(again). To make your ABS and speedometer work correctly I got the appropriate sensor ring for your bike and...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,787
Posted By Stroker
A beauty

Real nice rig , sharp and clean. Not to nit pick but I'm with Claude on the lower attachment in the front brace. I'm a fan of three braces, the front one connected to the very front of the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,532
Posted By Stroker
Nice hack

Surfer, those wheels are the crowning touch to another really nice hack by Claude and his crew. Thank you for the kind words and for posting those photos.
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,333
Posted By Stroker
Snow tire

The verdestein's Snow + that Duncan mentioned is a nice one, and as Elmer once said "digs like a Panzer".
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,333
Posted By Stroker
Tires

I have been running Michelin zx's & xzx for years on my Hot rod Harley rig. IMO the Nankangs, verdestein's, and other modern tires are light years ahead of those older tread designs or maybe those...
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,333
Posted By Stroker
head shake

Duncan, good to hear your still kickin'...thanks for posting. I thought you would like your rig better with the car wheel and no trail reducing tree. Quite possibly the trail reducing trees work well...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,218
Posted By Stroker
Not intended as a sales pitch, but...The car...

Not intended as a sales pitch, but...The car front wheel improves steering, handling, and ride quality quite a lot. Some folks find a trail reduction modification is not needed after changing the...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,218
Posted By Stroker
Ara, hello old friend. Yes 4 years or more. Yours...

Ara, hello old friend. Yes 4 years or more. Yours was the second as you know, the twin to mine. Many more since. Best to you and Spirit.
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,218
Posted By Stroker
1200 front wheel

We generally provide rotors with the front wheel, but you can save yourself a few bucks if you have or can sourse your own. The rotors needed are from any R1100R, RT or K1100. Send me a PM if you...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,218
Posted By Stroker
Advantage Wheels

All of our wheels are based on the time tested Centerline forged racing automotive wheels. They take 15" car tires that are inexpensive and last many more miles than bike tires. The ride quality and...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By Stroker
Hot Damn!

John, that satin black looks great. It really changed the look of your rig...but it's really about the function!:wink:
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 2,422,303
Posted By Stroker
Yikes!

Too much "ballast" in the wrong place is a bad idea with cutting edge sidecar opereration!:lol3
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Stroker
harley wheel

We make a 15" automotive type wheel for Harleys in addition to the BMW wheels. If you think this would help you, send me a PM.
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,303
Posted By Stroker
breakage

I'm on a job assignment right now, but I will post some photos ASAP.
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,303
Posted By Stroker
sensitivity trained

I don't wanted to hurt anyone body feelings, but my electric tilt pivot broke right off the frame:puke1
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
brake pads

I like EBC organic pads, they work for me and are easier on the rotors than sintered pads
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
Posted By Stroker
Stones

Didier, thank you for sharing this great story. Stan Dibben "showed him the stones" in more ways than one!
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,362
Posted By Stroker
front wheel

Duncan, it looks better on the front of your BMW than the back of my GMC! I hope you like the ride and handling, which is the the point after all. Hopefully your mechanical issues are behind you, and...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Stroker
output shaft

FR700, thanks for the link...I have sent an email to LBS sidecars in the Netherlands, who did Murph's work, asking if they can/will do the output shaft portion of the conversion. I do not plan on...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Stroker
1100/1150 final drive PTO

Has anyone modified an Oilhead final drive to have a PTO for right-handed driven sidecar wheel? If so are you willing to share your information? Or is there a shop that has performed this machine...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 106,906
Posted By Stroker
vibration

Is it possible that while installing your new final drive the driveshaft was installed so it was not indexed properly? If the u-joints in your driveshaft are not in the correct orientation this will...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,362
Posted By Stroker
bike and car tire comparison

These are the ratings of the stock bike tires vs. the tires I run on my R1100GS rig: Front-Metzler 110/80R19-max load 535lbs@42psi / Nankang 135R15-max load 805lbs@44psi Rear-Metzler 150/70R17-max...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,362
Posted By Stroker
tires and pressure

I generally run the maximum air pressure that is on the tire sidewall. This is the manufacturers recommened pressure at which the tire is intended to be used. Obviously taller profile tires, like the...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,362
Posted By Stroker
Dedome trail mod

Dave, your Dedome type trail reducing mod works well with the bike in solo trim also. We went wth a conservitive 1/2" shortened A-arm and 1/2" lengthened lower bridge on my bike. The car wheel is...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
El Toro pusher/puller wheel

The mounting system proved to be pretty straightforward. We put this prototype together using our standard components and some other stuff we had laying around. One of the "Advantages" of having your...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Stroker
wide wheel

No corrections...just additions. The 5 1/2" wheel in the photos is made using an off the shelf Centerline with the same type of wheel hubs that we use for all our wheels. There is a machined hub on...
Forum: Hacks 05-23-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
Cheers

Skid Plate Grease all around then...I'm buyin':freaky
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
Huh?

I don't know too much 'bout that trilateral stuff and the only Chinese I know is "Nankang"...they seem OK though, even the 135's. Hell I got use to all that noise coming from my skid-plate a long...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 62,386
Posted By Stroker
testing facility

Shit! You found the location of my Top Secret testing facility and research laboratory. Actually the real scientific stuff goes on in the subterranean salt mines under the barn. Be careful of those...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,450
Posted By Stroker
art imitates life?

This has the sound of a new epic "reality TV" series...I'm going to stay tuned for the premier! May the best Hack win.:clap
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By Stroker
steering dampener

Nice job on the dampener fabrication and installation. I like the heim joint application, and as you have found it doesn't take much to eliminate the head-shake.
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