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Old 05-16-2011, 05:50 AM   #61
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I have the same panniers on my rig.But the hinges on the right bag was moved to the front so the opens from the rearand lifts to the front.Just moved the hinges and latches....I'll look to see if I have a pic....
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:56 AM   #62
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What an absolutely stunning outfit!!!! VERY jelous!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #63
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What an absolutely stunning outfit!!!! VERY jelous!!
Thank you Crotchrocket3000!

Following Claude's advice, I got a nylon strap and attached it to the lid. I didn't really want to drill a hole in the lid to mount it, so I drilled out one of the lid bracket rivets and replaced it with a bolt. Then I attached the strap to that bolt and to the hinge bolt. Voila!


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Old 05-16-2011, 05:08 PM   #64
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Power Distribution in the Car

I have 8 separate power lines going from the bike to the car -- (1) pink electric trim-up, (2) purple electric trim-down, (3) blue running lights, (4) brown brake lights, (5) green turn signals, (6) black unswitched accessory socket, (7) and (8) blue and red switched accessory sockets. I also have two separate white ground lines--one to the Fuzeblock and one directly to the battery. The power distribution happens behind the seat back as seen here--



Yeah, I know -- it ain't pretty! But separate lines makes it easier to troubleshoot problems, and if one line goes out I have back-ups. Like for instance the running light line is really pretty much the same as the switched accessory lines. This whole area is protected by the seat back, which gets used even when the dog platform is in place.


I installed the Powerlet accessory sockets on a piece of wood glued (yes, glued!) to the seat support bracket. This way I didn't have to drill any more holes in the car, and the bracket provides some protection to the sockets.






I chose this location so that the sockets would not be exposed to the dog when the dog platform is in use, and so they'd be handy to the passenger when the seat is in place. The sockets will be used for heated gear, for a heating mat for the dog, and for re-charging batteries on gadgets.

The biggest battery I take camping with me is the one that powers my CPAP machine. I can sleep three nights on one charge, and then recharge it during the day. It has its own protective case, so I can throw it under the seat and let it ride there while it's charging.

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:21 PM   #65
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Seatback Mod

And speaking of the seatback, I put it in and take it out frequently, and don't want to be fooling around with a screwdriver each time. So I installed some threaded brass inserts into the seat back and got some wingnut bolts to fit. Now I can take the seat out and put it back in quickly and easily without tools, and can even do it by feel in the dark!

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Old 05-17-2011, 06:05 AM   #66
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That is a fine looking rig, Drone.

I like the Powerlet idea.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:42 AM   #67
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Outstanding! That is one sexy outfit.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:14 AM   #68
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Thank you Crotchrocket3000!

Following Claude's advice, I got a nylon strap and attached it to the lid. I didn't really want to drill a hole in the lid to mount it, so I drilled out one of the lid bracket rivets and replaced it with a bolt. Then I attached the strap to that bolt and to the hinge bolt. Voila!

One way to avoid drilling in fiberglass for this type of thing is to glass a nut
or a bracket onto the underside of the lid. Various brackets, coupler nuts (long nuts that can be cut to a desired length) and such can be found at a common hardware store as well as fiberglass repair kits. Just food for thought. You did great.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #69
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Drone - Looks good and definitely better than weather stripping on the pannier. Nothing left to do but ride...

Good call Claude.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:38 AM   #70
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Wumpa's first camping trip to Lake Chelan. Finally got some dirt! Needs some tweaking but I was happy with how it handled. Here's some pics.

Near Snoqualmie Pass. That's Kirby the Co-Pilot in the car--




Mountain Home Road above Leavenworth--




In the hills north of Lake Chelan looking south--




Close to the 4500' snowline on Slide Ridge Road south of the lake--



That was my turnaround point on Slide Ridge. I could've gone a little farther, but the snow had recently melted off this part of the road and the surface was pretty soft. In the next pic you can see how I was digging in. I was sure I couldn't make it to the top so turning around here made sense.




Here you can see the lower part of Slide Ridge Road and the rain clouds that were starting to drift in--



BTW, Slide Ridge Road is part of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:53 AM   #71
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what awesome pictures
i'm so glad you added them here
nice to see WUMPA "in the field"
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #72
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Looks great in the out doors!! and looks like it mostly stayed white !
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:05 PM   #73
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How are you liking your rear tire? It looks like it's doing very well on the gravel and hard pack. Aside from not wanting to get you bike dirty, how good is it in the mud?
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #74
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How are you liking your rear tire? It looks like it's doing very well on the gravel and hard pack. Aside from not wanting to get you bike dirty, how good is it in the mud?
I'm not a mud monster. Prefer dry dirt and rocks. Definitely don't go looking for it. Hit some on this trip and got through it OK. Still experimenting with pressure levels. First trip--26 lbs. Next I'll try 30.

And I don't know what you mean about not wanting to get it dirty. Look at the 2nd pic in the post above--there is definitely some dirt on the possum scraper! Geez, some guys . . .
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #75
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I'm not a mud monster. Prefer dry dirt and rocks. Definitely don't go looking for it. Hit some on this trip and got through it OK. Still experimenting with pressure levels. First trip--26 lbs. Next I'll try 30.

And I don't know what you mean about not wanting to get it dirty. Look at the 2nd pic in the post above--there is definitely some dirt on the possum scraper! Geez, some guys . . .
when you say 26....
was that in BOTH the bike AND sidecar tire?
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