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Old 09-28-2011, 07:59 AM   #91
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now this one I've got close to 20k in.After buying it,rebuilding.I now have a rig that s a keeper.....
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:56 AM   #92
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WU7X, thanks for the compliment; I'll pass it along to my old Guzzi!

I do understand where you're coming from as regards Brit cars. But in my case you have it right: it's definitely madness.

I bought my first one, a Mini, in 1976. That first was then followed by six more Minis, one Hillman Minx, and the Midget. That's some 35 years of Little British Car ownership. And what's even crazier, these things have been my daily drivers the whole time!

I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but it did all seem to start when I watched the 1969 film The Italian Job. Seeing those Minis flying over sidewalks, stairways, and sewers did something to my then 16-year old brain. It just made me laugh, and made me determined to have a Mini.

Trouble is, I'm 52 now, and I'm still laughing...
you guys ought to try running a yank car in england! - 5 ish a gallon for gas!

PS hack build to come.........CB750 - 2000 ten years ago, Canterbury Sidecar chassis - 27.50, Squire Body - free! haven't added up the bits and pieces yet

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:33 PM   #93
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Talking Somewhat of a rarity...

Here's the Velorex 562 I just got for my '94 Honda VT1100C shaft drive Shadow Spirit.....


Total cost, Used bike & farklization & Sidecar = $8,000

http://pets.webshots.com/photo/24457...01969651PaYLqO

It's been a dream for two long years.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:59 AM   #94
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Here's the Velorex 562 I just got for my '94 Honda VT1100C shaft drive Shadow Spirit.....


Total cost, Used bike & farklization & Sidecar = $8,000

http://pets.webshots.com/photo/24457...01969651PaYLqO

It's been a dream for two long years.



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Old 10-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #95
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Used KLR 650 with 3400 miles from another inmate = US$ 2400.00 (one year ago)
Used Velorex 562 in rough shape from CL = US$ 500.00
Spray Paint, Truck bed linner spray, misc nuts and bolts, sand paper, fiberglass repair kit = US$ 120.00
Subframe = 550.00 if I have to get from DMC
Subframe = 150.00 if used is available (will know next week)

Still to do:

Lights 150.00
Shocks ? 200.00
Hack brake 100.00
New Seat 150.00
KLR engine upgrade 500.00

total cost so far: 3200.00
with dmc subframe = 3750
with used subframe = 3350

after my list is complete with used subframe 4450

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Old 10-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #96
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1984 R100RS/Motorvation Formula 11



Paid $4000 for the RS. Then $2400 for the Motorvation Formula 11 sidecar:


$800 for EML leading links on Ebay:


Approx. $2400 for a custom subframe, mounting the leading links, and rigging the sidecar to the bike by the Sidecar Magic Shoppe in Buchannon, W.VA:


$1500 paint and pin stipes:


$11100 It was a fun project, and the rig works well, but I am thinking about selling it as I can hardly ever get my wife to go out for a ride. (I would sell it for a lot less than I have in it.)
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:40 AM   #97
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Should be a sweet rig

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Used KLR 650 with 3400 miles from another inmate = US$ 2400.00 (one year ago)
Used Velorex 562 in rough shape from CL = US$ 500.00
Spray Paint, Truck bed linner spray, misc nuts and bolts, sand paper, fiberglass repair kit = US$ 120.00
Subframe = 550.00 if I have to get from DMC
Subframe = 150.00 if used is available (will know next week)

Still to do:

Lights 150.00
Shocks ? 200.00
Hack brake 100.00
New Seat 150.00
KLR engine upgrade 500.00

total cost so far: 3200.00
with dmc subframe = 3750
with used subframe = 3350

after my list is complete with used subframe 4450

bike



hack


Be sure to put up a build thread! I like these KLR rigs.

Did the little elf come with the car as a stowaway?
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #98
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please don't shut up
that isn't what this forum is all about
post away
enjoy yourself
nothing wrong with having a dissenting opinion...
again, when i replied to your comments regarding MY rig, i wasn't flaming.. just responding
"freedom of speech" is always welcome here

Here is what the naysayer (or troll as some called me) ended up getting this week: a 2005 Ural Tourist.
Damn, driving a rig is something else - I have a lot of learning ahead of me...
Thanks for the inspiration to get it, guys.





Sorry for the fuzzy pic - taken with a cell phone at the original owner's storage...

I look forward to making this hack my own!
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #99
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Tytek...congrats on your new rig...looks like a good one.
Please don't take this the wrong way..in your original post you said you didn't get it...but you stuck with us and I think you are about to...

Ride safe and often and have a blast.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:11 PM   #100
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Here is what the naysayer (or troll as some called me) ended up getting this week: a 2005 Ural Tourist.
Damn, driving a rig is something else - I have a lot of learning ahead of me...
Thanks for the inspiration to get it, guys.





Sorry for the fuzzy pic - taken with a cell phone at the original owner's storage...

I look forward to making this hack my own!
wow....
i'm very happy for you and i'm glad that you posted on this thread
that is terrific
truthfully, i'm learning something new every time i ride as well
enjoy every single mile

again..... congrats
great-looking rig
we are all happy for you
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:39 PM   #101
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We accomplished what we set out to do: smack someone around enough until they join the fold. Welcome!

Now about your avatar. . . Care to share the story?

Congrats on the Ural, join on up on Soviet Steeds, a great resource!

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Old 10-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #102
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Thanks for the kind words. You can call me rig-curious... and the curiosity had me give in. Wife is still not convinced...

It is a rather basic rig, one that was most affordable for a newb like me. I will certainly keep peeking into the hack forum to expand my knowledge and seek advice. I appreciate the warm welcome!

My biggest surprise while test riding it prior to purchasing (in pouring rain) is how tough it was to actually drive this beast. I don't think of myself as a whimp, but the muscle groups that are used to steer this hunk of steel must have been neglected by me in the recent past, as I got tired rather quickly.

Can't wait to put new tires on it (seller gave me a set of 3) and take this out on an easy, exploratory ride. Still need to learn to comfortably and confidently 'fly' the chair. And address a few minor oil leaks - me thinks that switching back to dino oil will fix most of them. I am not a fan of using synthetic oils in old(er) engines. Thoughts?

BTW, I am on both soviet steeds and russian iron, but thanks for the suggestion.

As far as the avatar goes, found it on this site in one of the photo threads. I really liked it and decided to keep it. Reminds me of my wife's trunk...
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:40 PM   #103
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Thanks for the kind words. You can call me rig-curious... and the curiosity had me give in. Wife is still not convinced...

It is a rather basic rig, one that was most affordable for a newb like me. I will certainly keep peeking into the hack forum to expand my knowledge and seek advice. I appreciate the warm welcome!

My biggest surprise while test riding it prior to purchasing (in pouring rain) is how tough it was to actually drive this beast. I don't think of myself as a whimp, but the muscle groups that are used to steer this hunk of steel must have been neglected by me in the recent past, as I got tired rather quickly.

Can't wait to put new tires on it (seller gave me a set of 3) and take this out on an easy, exploratory ride. Still need to learn to comfortably and confidently 'fly' the chair. And address a few minor oil leaks - me thinks that switching back to dino oil will fix most of them. I am not a fan of using synthetic oils in old(er) engines. Thoughts?

BTW, I am on both soviet steeds and russian iron, but thanks for the suggestion.

As far as the avatar goes, found it on this site in one of the photo threads. I really liked it and decided to keep it. Reminds me of my wife's trunk...
Good looking ural. Check the alignment on it if you are experiencing a lot of struggle while driving. I rebuilt mine in May, fought it for a short time, laid out some straight edges in the garage, and with those and a magnetic level, my next 10000km have been a blast, and not nearly as tiring.
As far as the oil, I still have a few leaks here and there. I generally wipe the engine and gearbox down after driving which keeps the cement fairly clean, but I have given up on completely trying to contain all the oil.
Good luck!
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:17 PM   #104
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Finally got the rig over from the seller to my house (350 mile round trip). It is good to now know that it fits in the garage, along with my v-strom and a bunch of other crap...

Very proud to own my own hack! Just need free time to learn to manhandle the outfit.

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Old 10-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #105
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$11100 It was a fun project, and the rig works well, but I am thinking about selling it as I can hardly ever get my wife to go out for a ride. (I would sell it for a lot less than I have in it.)
What do you figure it's worth? A friend is selling his 1983 BMW R100RT with a Motorvation Spyder chair, but hasn't set a price yet


I'm thinking something like yours or his would make a good first rig. I'd need to fly and ride across the continent for either, but I see that as a good thing. I notice yours has steering mods, which is a big plus, I think
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