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Old 04-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #2146
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Thats my friend's Nimbus, Tormod & Klaus, from Norway. they rode em rtw a few years ago. I got to work on em & ride em a little when they stopped in Bama.

But yeah, something similar. I think if I can make the box about 6'x2', it'll be big enough to put my air mattress on top of, and I'll come up with some sort of tarp/tent to go over the top, it'll be like a camper, almost

Yes, I forgot their names, but I knew they were from Norway. I went and met up with them when they rode thru NYC. They gave a presentation of their trip at the Matchless (a bar in the city), a nice overview of riding underpowered sidehacks around the world!
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #2147
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Doug, you may have seen this build thread....might give you some ideas....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741343
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #2148
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I would have thought you'd mount a used coffin on there and be done with it. Sleep inside instead of on top.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:49 AM   #2149
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Used?.....bet you know a good place where he could dig one up too, eh?
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #2150
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I have a coffin, its sittin in my front yard in Bama. right under the hangmans noose (good crime deterrent) but I want something smaller.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #2151
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I think if I can make the box about 6'x2', it'll be big enough to put my air mattress on top of, and I'll come up with some sort of tarp/tent to go over the top, it'll be like a camper, almost
You still have that coffin in the yard? Just use that and then you won't have to bring an air mattress or a tarp-tent.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #2152
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I was gonna jack the outfit up a bit, as thats what we do with all our vehicles in alabama. But, theres no way to lift the sidecar frame, without some serious cutting & welding.

Looks like I'll be installing some skid plates......

And, can you believe that I couldnt get DIRTBAG as a license plate?

It was already taken!

Who would want a license that says dirtbag?
(I mean besides me)
So I had to get DRT BAG
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:07 PM   #2153
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And, can you believe that I couldnt get DIRTBAG as a license plate?

It was already taken!

Who would want a license that says dirtbag?

pretty much any Harley owner


surely you've heard the old joke:

whats the difference between a Harley and a Hoover?

the position of the dirtbag
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #2154
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I started pulling off the needless crap tonite. theres alot of it.

one problem is that many things are sort of linked together.
I was debating keeping the saddlebags, as I have a top box for it, (pelican case) and will have a big box on the hack. But, as this model has the oddball battery/oil bag set up on the right, & takes up a good bit of the saddlebag, the bag mount is integrated with the battery mount & oil bag.

so I may keep the bags. I'm gonna put the old style 6" flat chopper fenders all the way around, as if these skirted fenders get packed with mud, it would be a pita to remove it. I thought about getting a G/S beak to put on the front, just to annoy the BMW guys




One of the reasons I got a good deal on the bike was because of electrical problems. nothing major, the lights flicker at times, turn sigs dont always come on when ya want em to, stuff like that.

No wonder, lookit all the fuckin wires this thing has!

is all that shit really needed?

I think not.

I've half a mind to just yank it all out, & make a simple harness.

all I need are the lights, ignition & charging systems to work.

and of course the stereo. You cant have a bagger without a stereo.




its already looking better the more crap I remove

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #2155
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I was debating keeping the saddlebags....

You cant have a bagger without a bags.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #2156
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I would be curious to see how much all of the stuff you remove from the bike weighs.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:42 PM   #2157
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Have you seen this trailer?
I always thought it would make a nice box for a hack.

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #2158
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No wonder, lookit all the fuckin wires this thing has!

is all that shit really needed?

I think not.

I've half a mind to just yank it all out, & make a simple harness.

all I need are the lights, ignition & charging systems to work.

and of course the stereo. You cant have a bagger without a stereo.


The ex-cop bike I had had a bunch of wires that were just dangleing around after they removed the cop stuff off of it. Neutral light would blink with the left turn signal, unless the bike was actually in neutral. Finally got it working right but it would've been quicker and probably better to just pull everything and make my own harness.

So you gonna put one of the cop airbag seats on it. I hear they're comfy. Just what you need bouncing along off road.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:00 PM   #2159
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fuck you assholes. I dont want to be a part of any club that would have me as a member.
well take your members and stick them up your assholes...
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:43 AM   #2160
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spent all day pullin crap off the bike. some big stuff, & alot of little stuff, (CB crap, cruise control, etc....)

theres a large pile of debris flying out of the garage.



got the rear wheel done, just waiting on the new sprocket for the chain conversion. Also have a new cycle electrics hi output alternator on order. it will probably be the most expensive part of the conversion. Once that stuff gets here, I'll pull apart the primary & swap it out, & maybe install a new clutch if needed.



also got the sidecar mounts installed, and the rear one wouldnt fit with the V&H pipes, so I put a set of factory headers back on it.



next, figuring out the seat. I always have problems deciding on what seat to use. I'm a seat whore. I probably have 20 solo seats, just waiting for the right bike. To me, the right seat can make or break the look of the bike. Plus, they dont always feel the same way on the same bike.

I sorta like this old K model seat, its really comfy, and would work good with a set of rear springs.



but, with this wide ass frame, theres alot of crap exposed, which doesnt look to good for me. I could always pound out an aluminum cover to go on the frame tho



I tried a little bigger one, of course I wouldnt keep it white, but it fits about the same





then, for the hell of it, I stuck this KZ1000 seat on it.

it covers the frame, its flat, so I can move around on it, & it flows with the lines pretty good. Its about 2" too long, so sits a bit high, but I'm sure I could cut it up & lower it.

I know... a kawasaki seat on a HD..... but I'm really leaning towards this one......








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