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Old 06-21-2012, 07:22 AM   #31
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It'd be cheaper to swap the 650cc engine in the Ural combo. Sometimes, some of the dealers have used engines for $350 to $500. I bought a slightly used one for $250 in 2007 and it was still running strong when I parked it in my back yard for my one year trip to Afghanistan. I fully expect for it to run just fine when I get back, yank the tarp off, put some gas in it and charge the battery.
If you prefer, you can get a 650cc Dnepr engine, a Soviet 750cc flathead, or even a Chinese CJ-750 flathead or OHV engine in 750cc. Don't laugh, One of the guys here, Immulmen I think, drives his CJ-750 powered Ural back and forth to work ... 60 miles round-trip...

thats good to know. $359 to $500 for a complete motor ????
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #32
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What bike do you like???

The T100 Triumph seems to be a good choice - You may have a bike that will work. The Ural is a 750cc unit so any bike you like to ride in that cc range will be good but also what you like. Read this fourm to get ideas. The Ural are great if you like 50's Russian Technology that has been updated with some stuff. I rode a 2012 Ural and am much happier with my 1974 BMW with hack. what is your favorite ride - Hack it!!!

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Old 06-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #33
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If your wife doesn't like riding on the back of a bike she will probably like riding on the back of a sidecar even less, and it makes for really crappy/scary handling, and I say this as someone who was perfectly happy flying the chair at highway speeds.

The whole point of the sidecar is that it is way more comfortable than riding on the back of a moto, so make sure she likes the chair.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #34
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Or you could build a junkmobile for a couple of grand and give us a tasty build thread here. ;3
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #35
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Or you could build a junkmobile for a couple of grand and give us a tasty build thread here. ;3
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #36
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thats good to know. $359 to $500 for a complete motor ????
That's what I was thinking... Good luck finding one over here for that price...
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:54 AM   #37
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That's what I was thinking... Good luck finding one over here for that price...
I've heard of Gene at Holopaw Corvette selling take-out 650 motors for rock bottom prices, but I think those days are over now that the marque and side-carring in general is getting more popular.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:24 AM   #38
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It'd be cheaper to swap the 650cc engine in the Ural combo. Sometimes, some of the dealers have used engines for $350 to $500. I bought a slightly used one for $250 in 2007 and it was still running strong when I parked it in my back yard for my one year trip to Afghanistan. I fully expect for it to run just fine when I get back, yank the tarp off, put some gas in it and charge the battery.
If you prefer, you can get a 650cc Dnepr engine, a Soviet 750cc flathead, or even a Chinese CJ-750 flathead or OHV engine in 750cc. Don't laugh, One of the guys here, Immulmen I think, drives his CJ-750 powered Ural back and forth to work ... 60 miles round-trip...
Sadly, I now live across the driveway from work so no comute for me.
My Ural was a 1997 1WD 650cc kick start only I got with a bad motor. I converted it to 2WD and installed a CJ 12v flathead engine with electric start [I almost never use the electric start]. A CJ engine bolts up to the older Ural trany without modifying anything except some wiring. For off road the flathead was lacking power so I installed a CJ OHV engine. When I first put it in last winter I noticed a knock on our camping trip to New Hampshire in February. It never skipped a beet during the trip. So now I am doing what I should have done in the first place, new pistons, rings and a valve job.
When someone says X bikes are crap I wounder how much is the driver. The CJ I bought so I could swop the OHV into the Ural had 2000k on it. The alignment was way off [wore out the pusher in 1300 miles]. The carbs where not balanced. The timing was at 36 degrees BTDC, should have been 6 and the valves where way loose. And I don't even want to talk about the brakes!!!!
A friend bought a used CJ OHV for his Dnepr that had a 24mm carb and a 28mm. I wounder why the PO could not make it run good??????
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #39
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ok so what I think I understand about this is there are 3 parts or components

1.Bike

2 specail frame or sub frane made for you bike to mount up to which ever Hack you choose

3.side-car

is this correct ???
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:54 AM   #40
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Ya might not need a subframe...

My "subframe" isn't really anything more than a bracket that extends the downtube so there's a place to put the bottom front mount. The others are just little pieces of (thick) angle iron bolted here and there just because I didn't have enough U-clamps.

It hasn't broken... Yet... At least not the places where it mounts to the bike... Knock on wood....

It's also an itty bitty lightweight 400 that won't break 60 mph on the long flats with the sidecar attached, so that might have something to do with it. :3
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #41
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are they any such shops in New England?
Your best bet is CSM.
http://freedomsidecars.com/index.html
I have been dealing with Claude for a few years now.
You will not find a more stand-up and honest guy.
Does the best work I've seen building his own sidecars as well as installing others.
He's helped me out several times, despite me buying a rig from one of his competitors.
That alone is a testament to the kind of person he is (and not so much for me I suppose).

Call him and have a chat.
If you go for a visit, bring coffee and a bit of pipe tobacco.
They also like Pringles Sour Cream and Onion chips.

Good luck.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:20 PM   #42
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I went out the other day with my 75KG wife on the back and my 25Kg Girl in the tub. I really think you should be looking to find a chair that will take both wife and dog and then find a suitable bike. My wife is good on pillion on a standard bike as she pretty much stays where plonked and leans with me, with that set up she stayed where she was I had to stop and explain body English it remains the only trip out with the rig I didn't enjoy. Alternatively put your wife in the chair and get a massive pannier between the chair and the bike to put your dog in!
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #43
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I think Ivan-rider has the best solution to carry people and dogs in the hack, convert the trunk to a pickup bed.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #44
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saw this and thought of this thread.
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/fo...c,14680.0.html
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #45
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been doing some reading and understand that an underweighted hack while riding two up will make for unstable ride.

I will keep that in mind.

can you add weight to hack.???

will need to get some ride time before I deal with that.

I checked out freedom andplan on having a chatt with Claude
I have a trip out PA on shedule for later this year.
with a side trip over to freedom
will bring coffee and a bit of pipe tobacco.
as well as Pringles Sour Cream and Onion chips

I love tips like that, thank you

would you happen to know how he takes his coffee ?
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