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Old 09-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #5416
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1. Congratulations on the retirement.
2. Definitely one of the best looking hacks I have seen, the color is perfect.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #5417
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good color! Looking fwd to pics & stories from the road.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #5418
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Very nice looking hack
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #5419
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beautiful hack
thank you for your service to our country
good luck with the full resolution of your medical issues

please post often... and submit a ride report soon
thanks for being here
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #5420
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i have a WeeStrom that i bought to hack. i haven't hacked it , but your looks great!
1, did you do any steering mods to it?
2, ever drive a hack before?

thanks for your service and i hope your medical situation continues to improve.

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:47 AM   #5421
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Danger, danger ! Watch out if you see this thing in motion !
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #5422
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There are leading legs on the forks that kick the front wheel forward a bit, and relocate the calipers and ABS sensor. I'll post pics after I'm back home.

I've ridden a couple of Urals before and loved them, but I wanted UJM reliability, ABS, fuel injection, etc, so that's why I chose a Wee for this.

The medical stuff...thanks for the well wishes. Nothing life threatening, but it does affect balance and movement. Some days it's no issue at all, other days are a little tougher. Nothing that anyone can see...just a neurological disorder. The hack will let me keep riding longer, and it's effin' cool! Hahaha!

I'll definitely post more pics, and with any luck a ride report or two. Cheers!
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #5423
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i have a WeeStrom that i bought to hack. i haven't hacked it , but your looks great!
1, did you do any steering mods to it?
2, ever drive a hack before?

thanks for your service and i hope your medical situation continues to improve.

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Look up my build " The 12x12build "
I built a hack from scratch for my Vstrom.I had NO idea what I was doing and had never sat on a hack,but it turned out great.


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Old 09-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #5424
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #5425
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Look up my build " The 12x12build "
I built a hack from scratch for my Vstrom. I had NO idea what I was doing and had never sat on a hack, but it turned out great.


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Some people just don't know this part of the adventure! I studied for quite some time before scoring our first one so mounting and setting it up wasn't to bad, I'll go with beginners luck

Your rig turned out great and help motivate me to go ahead with my build. I have to blame someone!
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #5426
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Look up my build " The 12x12build "
I built a hack from scratch for my Vstrom.I had NO idea what I was doing and had never sat on a hack,but it turned out great.


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seen, and read it. i have a TIG welder, but i am no welder. just a carpenter. maybe i could make one out of bamboo.

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Old 09-16-2013, 09:20 AM   #5427
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seen, and read it. i have a TIG welder, but i am no welder. just a carpenter. maybe i could make one out of bamboo.

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Get some scrap steel and practice,you can do it !!.


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Old 09-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #5428
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i have a WeeStrom that i bought to hack. i haven't hacked it , but your looks great!
1, did you do any steering mods to it?
2, ever drive a hack before?

thanks for your service and i hope your medical situation continues to improve.

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Here's a pic of the steering mod...the leading leg. It may not be sexy, but it's stout and it works. The steering still requires some muscle, but it's not bad. Keep in mind that this is for a 12+ Wee...the first generation had a different setup that didn't require quite as much moving of hard parts.

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And since this is a pic thread, here's another from today:

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #5429
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Just about perfect riding weather here in WNC.


Overlooking Santeetlah Dam today.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:26 PM   #5430
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