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Old 08-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #16
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Now that you have that shiny GS rig, want to trade Rocket front ends?

Looks like a great rig, another hit by Claude.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:44 AM   #17
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Yep, it is large and heavy. It struggles and cannot exceed 75 mph going uphill with a moderate load on the sidecar. No problems on local or state roads. It will be perfect to carry my other toys as I do not intend to make sharp or speedy turns with my large toys. Attachments with either be Thule or Yakima that will be attached to the rear bar and the front screen bar.

Jesse's do open out but Claude left plenty of room - it does not touch the sidecar.
That's a pretty big non-aerodynamic brick you have there.
I'm not surprised you can't do 75 up hills.
You fuel mileage will suffer considerably on the slab, even at 70mph.
Keep to the backroads and you will be fine.

Thanks for the info on the panniers.
I'm waiting on a set of Jesse Safari 115's that will have the hinges mounted on the front to avoid contact with the car.
I'll post some pics when they get here.

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #18
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transalpian, we need to get our Rockets together . Claude's rig will go where I dared not to with the Rocket.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #19
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dholaday's thread reminded me that I had other pictures from Gettysburg. Here she is at the VA memorial:



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Old 08-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #20
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BeeMaa, I am in your area often - hope to run into to you again (I think I saw you at a NVCC S/TEP class a while back).
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #21
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Yep, it is large and heavy. It struggles and cannot exceed 75 mph going uphill with a moderate load on the sidecar. No problems on local or state roads. It will be perfect to carry my other toys as I do not intend to make sharp or speedy turns with my large toys. Attachments with either be Thule or Yakima that will be attached to the rear bar and the front screen bar.

Jesse's do open out but Claude left plenty of room - it does not touch the sidecar.

Hangin' at Gettysburg checking out General Lee's positions:

Hello Ed. what gear are you in when you can't do 75? My 1150 with about the same sidecar will do much more then that if pushed. Of course gas milage does go out the window. As far as aerodynamics go the flat frontal area, with windscreen down , is not that large even though it looks like it is. The lower portion of the body can create some lift at speed which is not a bad thing. No these bodies are not hannigans and not designed to be but they seem to do fair even when out of their element.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:31 PM   #22
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Claude, you are a master designer/builder! It is fantastic! I was trying to avoid a major storm and got on a stretch of mountainous section on I-81 (south of Roanoke, VA). Pretty steep grades so I consider 75 mph still very respectable with the Outback. I have not experienced any weight-related performance issues anywhere else.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #23
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Claude, you are a master designer/builder! It is fantastic! I was trying to avoid a major storm and got on a stretch of mountainous section on I-81 (south of Roanoke, VA). Pretty steep grades so I consider 75 mph still very respectable with the Outback. I have not experienced any weight-related performance issues anywhere else.
We were wondering about you and those storms when you left the shop.. Pretty hairy stuff.....but....part of the adventure right? Keep in touch and thanks for the kind words.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #24
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Those storms knocked out power to gas stations - in addition to being soaked and whipped, almost ran out of gas several times. Speaking of adventure, it was quite hairy looking for a gas pump that worked in central Lynchburg, VA. I didn't take pictures but it was quite an adventure...
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:37 PM   #25
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BeeMaa, I am in your area often - hope to run into to you again (I think I saw you at a NVCC S/TEP class a while back).
We took the S/TEP late April/early May 2011.
Here is a pic of of us in our rig from last December.
From New Sidecar

I'm sure I would remember you if I saw your picture...
Drop me a PM and we can visit for bit the next time you are around.

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Old 02-02-2014, 02:15 PM   #26
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Stroker wheel upgrade

Stroker wheels are amazing - upgraded front and back. In addition to delivering very high quality product, Stroker provides great personalized customer service . Apologies for the poor quality pics - will try to post better pics when the sun comes out.





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Old 02-02-2014, 03:36 PM   #27
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Very nice Surfer and your rig needed a Stroker front more than most with the Outback chair, yours was sitting there when I picked mine up, blues my favorite color so I've been moderately jealous all along.DB
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:58 PM   #28
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Nice hack

Surfer, those wheels are the crowning touch to another really nice hack by Claude and his crew. Thank you for the kind words and for posting those photos.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:09 PM   #29
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Surfer, those wheels are the crowning touch to another really nice hack by Claude and his crew. Thank you for the kind words and for posting those photos.
David gotta agree those wheels really make things 'pop'.....great job and attention to detail. Give me a call later tonight we are overdue.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:03 PM   #30
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How can one man have so much talent .
Great job on the build .I Love your work Claude.
Not wrong about the wheels is that on the cards to be done?

All the best
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