2wd Hack options??

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by McVick, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. out rider

    out rider You Go First

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    Just go get a new Ural 2wd. You won't regret it. Ride it within the range it was build for and you will love it.
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  2. usgser

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    Unless money is no object it's going to take some expensive custom machining to have a BMW FD also power a selectable sidecar drive shaft. Anything is possible with skill and money but no way you're going to convert a 1200 GS to 2WD on the cheap if you're expecting any degree of reliability. Be cheaper to extensively modify a Ural FD to the GS but doing that would blow the reliability factor clean out of the water. Running a 1200's 100hp through a Ural FD is a "guaranteed" death sentence for the FD. Folks are blowing up Ural FD's with BMW airhead transplants.
    Either embrace the 1WD BMW and learn to ride/work it through it's short comings or buy a 2WD Ural and live with it's short comings. 2WD is nice when you need it and conditions warrant but contrary to popular beliefs/hopes a 2WD Ural is NOT a go anywhere custom built/locked up mega buck Jeep off road rock crawler or mountain tamer.
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  3. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I'm confused. Who are all you guys talking to? This thread died 9 years ago.

    Were there some more recent posts asking new questions that have been deleted and you're replying to those posts?

    Or is this like an April Fool's type thing and I'm just really slow on the uptake?
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  4. kshansen

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    Now that gives me an idea. Go back and find some of the oldest threads here and elsewhere and start posting on them like they are newest ones!

    Kind of like having someone snap out of a comma after ten years and they take up with the last argument you had with them! Might be fun on some of the more political forums!
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  5. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    Drone, thanks, it’s all in the details or in this case the date.
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  6. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    I would think a hydraulic drive on the sidecar would be the easiest conversion to make.
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  7. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    All been covered before . . . refer to this ADV thread (even with some of my own contributions):
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2wd-design-thoughts.844188/

    And during WWII the military Norton Big 4 2WD combination did it all in a simple fashion with two wheels in line (no sidecar lead) and a cross-shaft connected to a simple dog-clutch:

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  8. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    The dead rise on Halloween...

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  9. DRONE

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    You guys crack me up! :lol3

    Nice one, el Pete.
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  10. L_Bomb

    L_Bomb Strewth and blimey

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    In the spirit of feeding this zombie thread, how about using a 4WD hub lock on the sidecar wheel?

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  11. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Dig up pops' thread of his GS' if you want to see how it's done.


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  12. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Randy Lazar's rig was done that way .... built by Chris Canteberry of Boxer Metal. Randy recently spent a couple of days at our shop. he is heading to mexico soon.
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  13. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

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  14. Gancek

    Gancek Adventurer

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  15. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

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  16. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    Look at this one in the video short clip of it from 26.00 on the video.
    Interesting machine.
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  17. Eddieb

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    Just to dig this old thread up again. How about a 3wd Hayabusa?

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  18. pops

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    That would be a fun ride.
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  19. pops

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    On a local sidecar motocross day out ,a few years back,one of these rocked up and did a few slow laps of the track.
    It was a barn find ,looked a total mess with only a old broken wooden box for the sidecar body. It ran beautiful .The farmer said he still used it to putt around his farm.
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  20. Gancek

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    My drive system in another sidecar of Mr. Low from Germany:

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