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Old 04-25-2013, 06:21 AM   #16
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Mike I can't see a Schnauzer owner being a mean piggy.DB

Thats true, i have enough of the "ubermench" german mentality in my house with my two guys, not any room for my ego in there. They pretty much run the show...
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:57 AM   #17
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:49 AM   #18
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #19
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #20
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Just in time for 70 degree weather.

All you in warm places.....
Please take note of the snow we still have hanging around.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #21
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Looks good, One thing I would change. Turn the struts over, that way rain water is not working its way down the threads. Not an issue until a decade or two from now when you go to mount the sidecar on a different bike and you find that the treads no longer turn due to rust.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #22
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Looks good, One thing I would change. Turn the struts over, that way rain water is not working its way down the threads. Not an issue until a decade or two from now when you go to mount the sidecar on a different bike and you find that the treads no longer turn due to rust.
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You make a good point. I guess its just habit as every other rig I have seen has the threads on top. Many you can't flip because of the way they are designed. Your design has an eye on each end so it can be easily flipped.

It never rains here anyway, snow on the other hand.....
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:21 PM   #23
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Nice looking Rig Mike,Kevin and jay.DB
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:49 AM   #24
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The lines of that car look really good with the Wing, enjoy it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #25
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First impressions

Well picked up the GW rig today with the kenna sidecar. Gotta say upon first seeing it in person, it is bigger than I imagined (in a good way) Very nice wide cabin area for the monkey, the black gelcoat matches well with the GW black, good smooth lines, and a nice thick sturdy windshield. The mounts are very well made, with the kenna frame being specifically extended by Jay for the Goldwing, due to the length and size of this bike. Kevin of Scrambler Cycle as always did top notch work in his mounting.

I left my V strom with Kevin to mount the hitchhiker sidecar on that one, and had a nice 2 hr drive home ahead of me. Unfortunately as I had a lunch appt, no time to take the long way home and go find some of those fun rustic roads in WI.

The first impression was wow, is the sidecar on there? I was used to a KLR with velorex rig, where you could definitely feel the 650 engine struggle. The 1500 GW had no problem, and acceleration and cruising ability seemed unaltered. The rig handled very well, with not too much pull even under acceleration. No noticeable wobbles at any speed. The is a small front end wobble following cracks or unevenness in pavement, but it resolves itself immediately. I may look at trying to mitigate this in the future with a dampener of some kind. as expected with a larger sidecar and larger windshield, you get more of a "sail" effect, which makes an oncoming semi on a two lane highway at 65 have a brief moment of anxiety, but the weight of the rig handles it well. After getting used to the rig, i was running through the curves at 45 in no time. As an added plus, it was fun to watch the harley guys reactions to me hanging my ass of the side of the GW running the the twistys in the St. Croix river valley.

All in all, very impressed. My wife sat in it (no time for a ride today unfortunately) and she loves the added space and wind protection of this car over something smaller like a velorex.

Should be getting out for a long ride tomorrow and hope to have some pics then. Thanks Kevin and Jay!
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #26
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Picture of Mike picking it up this morning. Finally some nice weather in the frozen North.

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #27
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Great looking rig with the rearward slop of the blunt nose appearing to match the under slop of fairing.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:19 AM   #28
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:58 AM   #29
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Oh oh !! my secret roads may not remain secret allot longer ! DB Do the VStrom hackers gear down a little bit ? I'm thinking of appropriate rides.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:27 AM   #30
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Oh oh !! my secret roads may not remain secret allot longer ! DB Do the VStrom hackers gear down a little bit ? I'm thinking of appropriate rides.
If I remember correctly I think Mike said that the V-Strom rig was a paved road only, Sunday afternoon kind of rig. Your secret roads should be safe.

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