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Old 04-19-2013, 12:38 AM   #61
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Thanks,
I'm really happy with it. It drives very easy, it's just like riding a solo bike. Since the completion of the bike I drove around 700 mls on it in the last 3 weeks. I've been thinking about changing something to the bike but other then adding a strut for temporarily fixation, closing the gap between the tub and the fender and adding safety belts I wouldn't know what to change to it. It's just as I hoped it would be.

I've taken my oldest daughter for a ride yesterday and according to her, the seat is very comfortable, the windshield is adequate but most of all, it is fun!

She was cheering with joy as we arrived home, she couldn't wait to tell her friends about the ride and she immediately started to plan holidays and weekendtrips. She's 7 years old and hooked for life.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:51 AM   #62
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That right there is the coolest part indeed.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #63
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And my youngest daughter in the tub last Sunday:

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:38 PM   #64
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #65
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I've taken 1 of my neighbors for a ride last weekend. He's around 250 pounds. A big guy.
It took me aprox 1 minute to get used to the difference in behavior of the combination but after that it was just like driving around with an empty tub. I did change the suspension set-up after a few miles, because the sidecar tire would hit the fender on every speed bump. The adjustment system works like a dream, it took me just a minute or 2 to change the set-up on the side of the road.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #66
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I'm planning to make an extra strut so I can convert it into an fixed hack for when it is very slippery, dirty or icy. This shouldn't be very hard to do since I've got a few top-end-bearings lying around.

I must confess that I've never ridden a fixed hack so I really can't compare a leaner to anything else than a solo bike.
In your own and your passenger's interest you should be rather very careful in applying this idea. The weight of a leaner, the usually different frame (strength as well as trail & steering angle) and the suspension are not really up for riding as a rigid outfit.
I know of at least two reports from people (idenpendent from each other) that got into serious situations which easily could have been fatal when trying to run a leaner as a rigid outfit.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #67
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PLS Willy-Jens, could you explain why a rigid leaner is more dangerous than a normal rigid hack?
I can understand that the move from a leaner to a rigid hack is weird, but no stranger than a rigid leaner.
Isn't it just the inexperience of the examples you know? Or do you think the people who tried assumed they had enough experience and where taken by surprise?
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #68
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I think part of what he was getting at was that most leaners are lighter than rigids and do not have steering mods.

I would hope anyone that was planing to run a leaner as a rigid on the roadways would put in the practice to learn how to deal with the differences, the same as most of us had too when going to a rig from two wheels.

It will be a whole new experience.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #69
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Hi Hellracer, any news ?? Nothing to tell ??


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Old 05-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #70
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Not about my leaning hack. Just that I killed my solo Beemer...
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #71
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not about my leaning hack. Just that i killed my solo beemer...
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750 cc CB750 chopper ( 1990)
1200 cc Z1000 dragbike (1976)
300 cc MZ transporthack (1989) winterhack
900 cc BMW R 90/6 hack ( 1976) summerhack
750 cc BMW K 75 RT ( 1993 ) daily driver

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #72
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I've been camping with my youngest daughter:





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Old 07-11-2013, 10:19 AM   #73
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