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Old 06-09-2006, 07:57 PM   #46
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A temporary thing, or a quick thing?

Oh, that commitment thing always gets in the way.
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:58 PM   #47
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Great rig!

Felony Fabrications? Matt is SidecarMike's partner, right?

That be them.
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:59 PM   #48
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Oh, that commitment thing always gets in the way.

What was it that GW tried to say? Fool me once...
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:11 PM   #49
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:33 PM   #50
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I guess it's time for an update, although it's a little disappointing.

The hack is up, and running just fine. In regards to the handling, I found that when riding without a passenger 75 pounds of buckshot helps to hold it down just fine.

I got the 3rd wheel powder-coated, added wheel new studs, and a new radial tire.
I got lucky at a local sand buggy shop and found a grey and black cloth and vinyl seat cover that fits the 20 year old seat amazingly well.
I even installed a couple of air vents on the windshield that I picked up from an aircraft supply store, so it's pretty dialed in.

The only problem is that I'm more enthusiastic about it than she is.
We've ridden together 5 or 6 times now, but each time I have damn near twist her arm to get her into it. Once she's in there, she seems to enjoy it, but getting her in is the hard part. Part of the problem seems to be that when it's the time to go for a ride, it's typically late morning, about the time a kid almost wants a nap if a kid would have one. So she wants to be stationary when it's time to GO. Typically within 5 minutes of pulling away, she dozes off from the vibration.
She doesn't like wearing a helmet, and the height of the seatback pushes her head forwards so after 30 minutes she's ready to get out of it.
I bought her her own full-face helmet, but she seems more comfortable, and less claustrophobic in my dirt helmet so I installed some speakers, and our communication system so we can talk to each other. That seems to help some, but I'm hating the fact that I typically have to pressure her to get into it, and I'm not sure how much more I want to do that. If there's any consolation to it she's now almost big enough to ride on the back of my VFR, and we all know that two wheels really is more fun than 3.


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Old 10-16-2006, 11:45 PM   #51
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:52 PM   #52
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I guess it's time for an update, although it's a little disappointing.

The hack is up, and running just fine. In regards to the handling, I found that when riding without a passenger 75 pounds of buckshot helps to hold it down just fine.

I got the 3rd wheel powder-coated, added wheel new studs, and a new radial tire.
I got lucky at a local sand buggy shop and found a grey and black cloth and vinyl seat cover that fits the 20 year old seat amazingly well.
I even installed a couple of air vents on the windshield that I picked up from an aircraft supply store, so it's pretty dialed in.

The only problem is that I'm more enthusiastic about it than she is.
We've ridden together 5 or 6 times now, but each time I have damn near twist her arm to get her into it. Once she's in there, she seems to enjoy it, but getting her in is the hard part. Part of the problem seems to be that when it's the time to go for a ride, it's typically late morning, about the time a kid almost wants a nap if a kid would have one. So she wants to be stationary when it's time to GO. Typically within 5 minutes of pulling away, she dozes off from the vibration.
She doesn't like wearing a helmet, and the height of the seatback pushes her head forwards so after 30 minutes she's ready to get out of it.
I bought her her own full-face helmet, but she seems more comfortable, and less claustrophobic in my dirt helmet so I installed some speakers, and our communication system so we can talk to each other. That seems to help some, but I'm hating the fact that I typically have to pressure her to get into it, and I'm not sure how much more I want to do that. If there's any consolation to it she's now almost big enough to ride on the back of my VFR, and we all know that two wheels really is more fun than 3.


Outside the Lookout Restaurant on Ortega Highway above Lake Elsinore.


Another stop outside a horse stable.


At Petco after picking up supplies.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:00 PM   #53
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The end of the story, and a sort-of bump for my Flea Market ad

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Old 07-13-2007, 10:37 PM   #54
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I'm the lucky new owner of this fine rig. Handles great. So much better than the Ural. I'm not sure why, but think it's because of the new rig's low slung stance. 75 - 80mph, no problem. Gas mileage is pretty crappy, but it's not for economy anyway.

Rode it home last weekend & took the kids for a spin on Monday. Fabulous! And the kids are ready to go again tomorrow.

Great job, Rick. Thank you.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:30 AM   #55
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I'm the lucky new owner of this fine rig. Handles great. So much better than the Ural. I'm not sure why, but think it's because of the new rig's low slung stance. 75 - 80mph, no problem. Gas mileage is pretty crappy, but it's not for economy anyway.

Rode it home last weekend & took the kids for a spin on Monday. Fabulous! And the kids are ready to go again tomorrow.

Great job, Rick. Thank you.

Congrats, Ace!

I'm happy for both of you that it went to a good home.
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