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Old 09-22-2008, 03:28 PM   #16
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Claude,
I stripped everything down and checked it especially the spring leafs. Nice tip on the VW leafs though I was wondering where one would find them. I cleaned and regreased the bushing and it looked pretty good but I think Dauntless still has some around. I did get the subframe from Dauntless and I will admit I am really impressed with it. Thanks for the tips.
I kinda figured you had looked things over but felt it shoudl be mentioned anyhow, possibel for someone else or whatever. Those are good sidecars but if the leaves die the whole swingarm, wheel etc., can depart from the thing.....not good for the fun meter.
If I remember right the VW leaves are just a little bit too wide but only a small amout of grinding will fix em up. They are still avaiable as far as I know...check with the VW restoration crowd or possibly the Dune Buggy sites on the net.
We have converted quite a few of these sidecars to a fully adjustable cross torsion bar suspension with good results but that is another story.
You will be fine with what you have if it is in good shape.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:49 PM   #17
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... wife... insists that we have a rear view mirror on the sidecar. She is happy if she can look behind us No biggie. I am happy if she can't see the speedometer.

That's funny, right there! Note to self - remove GPS from the hack!
So much to learn...
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:27 PM   #18
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Slow to pick up on your post. Glad to see it togethor and it does look great. It will be the central topic at Hotchkiss
Won't see you there though, my plate is too full.
Wow, not limited to Ural speeds but how does it stop?
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:33 PM   #19
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I was just talking to Lisa and she was looking forward to seeing you. Oh well dissapointing the ladies.
As far as the rig goes I am surprised at how well it handles. I did a little adjust on the lean out last night and it holds the road a whole lot nicer now too. It will take a little tweaking but so far I am really surprised and satisfied with it. I guess I'll see for sure after the road trip this weekend.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:16 PM   #20
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Great job Dana! Looks like it'll be some fun there!
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:29 PM   #21
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Dana,
The old GS has a new life. This will make a good Rally traveler.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:37 PM   #22
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Note to self - remove GPS from the hack![/I]
So much to learn...
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That thar's funny too


Dana it's looking good can't wait to see it in person.
Need a test pilot? guinea pig or guinea monkey? I'll volunteer Cookiebox, she will be entertained with the mirror.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:27 PM   #23
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Isn't it a great feeling when you do your first test drive on a newly built hack? You feel like a Wright brother or something.

I too was amazed at how easy it was to ride my outfit. I had expected the lack of almost any sort of calculated adjustment to make it a death trap.

It's been six months of refinements since and I expect it to continue for the foreseeable future. You will pry this rig from my cold, dead hands
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:54 PM   #24
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nice looking rig
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:22 AM   #25
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Nice rig!

I noticed a KZ1000 Police in your garage . Has anyone out there ever put a hack on one of those?
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:20 PM   #26
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Karitoki,
I have seen a couple of KZ1000Ps with a hack on them but for some reason they just don't look right to me.

It made it to it's first rally this weekend and the rig and I both survived so I guess it's going to work.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:22 PM   #27
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One more at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison from this weekend, just because I can.
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:02 PM   #28
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One more at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison from this weekend, just because I can.
Yep, nice area to ride.....

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Old 09-29-2008, 04:35 PM   #29
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Very nice photos. Make another trip and post some more.
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