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Old 02-21-2014, 02:00 PM   #16
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Great!!! If i were a bit more,,,,'solvent' let's say i'd be on that like stink on poo! After you of course.

BTW, I've taken one wheel drive hack outfits in some pretty ugly places. I did have seriously chunky tires on the bike.Unless you really want to wade into the poo deep i'd say 2 wd is overkill,,,great for pissing/bragging rights,,,,,if you care about such things,,,surely you don't!?

You could do a bit of smart fab (check out those builds from the clever folk from down under) and add a winch setup that allows you to pull front or rear and you would be pooing in tall cotton. You should note those serious on/off road rigs from waaaaay down south don't have 2 wheel drive.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:32 PM   #17
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True enough, Bob. I am not into bragging or "look at me" bikes at all. The 2WD is something that I am not hung up on, just something I think could be useful. However, I think this rig being set up for car tires would probably do just fine with good set of Hakkafilipawhatever or studded blizzaks in the snow. If this rig is set up as I would have it, all three wheels take the same tire size, so a single spare tire could be hauled along for big trips, and appropriate tires fitted for the anticipated conditions.

Winches - meh. I do a fair bit of rock crawling and off-road exploring in my Jeep LJ Rubicon, and a winch is great if properly used. But, I would be hesitant though to use one on a sidecar rig. I would rather carry and use a couple of snatch blocks and some synthetic rope and haul it out of a hole manually, and avoid damaging the rig during the extrication process.

Can you tell I have been thinking about this for a while?
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:01 PM   #18
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I truly believe you could not come anywhere near building that outfit for the asking price,,,it is a lot of dough,,,,but there is a lot there.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:20 PM   #19
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Just heard back from the seller via email. It is Frank, and his cargo box is from Claude.

He said the rig was set up for sidecar racing in the late 70s, so has some specific bracing for that purpose on the frame.

I'll be calling him, and looking for a volunteer to let me take a test ride on a hack before I commit to anything! I don't think my first ride on a hack should be on the streets of Brooklyn NY.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:49 PM   #20
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The wife and I finally got over to NY to take a look at this rig. It is all there, honest as the day is long. Dellorto carbs were a bit cranky but it started without too much fuss after sitting since the fall. It needs some TLC and a tire or two, but I think we can make this rig work for us. I have to talk to Claude about trading the cargo box for a passenger box, but I think we could even modify the cargo box to work. We'll see. I'll start a new thread if/when it comes home with us.

This week we are off to a land free of snow and sub-freezing temperatures. We'll work out the details after we get back.

Thanks for all the input.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:07 PM   #21
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Hurrah!
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:26 AM   #22
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:45 AM   #23
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I'm in deep

Yesterday, March 22, I closed the deal with Frank D for the transfer of custody of this rig. Frank is a great guy, and the transaction was painless (except for the loss of a substantial pile of Benjamins from my bank account). My good friend Budd helped with the pickup process, which was a good thing since one of my ramps broke as Frank rode it onto the trailer. No damage, and some muscle power got it on and secured.

A few pics below at home in PA. I will start a separate thread soon on the bike to have a central point for discussion and trouble shooting. It has some issues that need to be addressed, and some tailoring to suit our needs, but it is a fine specimen to start the sidecar life with.

BTW - I rode it for the first time after getting it to PA. A quick loop around the local development. It was diabolical! I loved it! I was laughing hysterically after the initial terror subsided . . .



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Old 03-23-2014, 10:59 AM   #24
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:38 PM   #25
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:07 PM   #26
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That's a great looking rig
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #27
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I had my eye on that rig. Have fun with it!
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:39 PM   #28
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Congrates thats one fine Airhead rig..Alittle tlc and enjoy!!!
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:44 PM   #29
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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm traveling a lot over the next week or two so don't have a lot of time to get familiar with the rig. I hope to have some time this weekend when it is supposed to warm up (finally). I have some key issues to take care of first. I will try and post up pics in a new thread by the weekend.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:38 AM   #30
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My envy is running on full steam!!! Good for you, such a cool rig with so many great lumps! The fairing is just drop dead awesome! Old good-good old!
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