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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by cog8603, Feb 6, 2017.
Looking good but that garage is way too neat.
that's the CLEAN end of it! :)
I am unfamiliar with the concept.
brake lines on order.
sourcing the shocks is proving to be a challenge. Talked to Dave Quinn and he said he can't get the type of Hagon's I need. sent a message to Heddingham Sidecars (maker of UNIT forks). no response from them so far. I have a call directly to Hagon. left message and no call back so far. who knew putting shocks on this thing would be such a PITA!
Oh, BTW, it looks like the goldwing speedo cable will be long enough! :)
found a Champion Escort. been sitting in a crate for at least 7 years collecting dust. brand new unused. it's got brakes, leveling, and electricals. also has the top and cover included.
Just put one of those on my Valkyrie.
is the pic you posted of your the black gelcoat finish or is it painted? I hope when the dust is cleaned off, mine is that shiny!
its gel coat but was in bad shape. It had sat outside in the desert area around Phoenix for years and got pitted from what I can only believe were some sand storms. The dirt and grim (or whatever it was)were so bad it wouldn't all wash off. Had to use detailing clay then lots of buffing with a 3 stage finishing kit from McGuires. Gel coat is harder than hell. Yours looks nice and smooth and almost certainly gel coat as that's the normal factory finish. Should clean right up with a gentle wash. Looks like you may have some missing screws and their chrome caps that hold the windscreen on. Or maybe it's just different from mine. Mine was built in 2011. Should be a big sticker on the frame with year of birth.
it has the sticker. but the picture of it was too blurry to read when I blew it up big enough. but I could tell there was some kind of serial number there.
the window is actually not mounted yet. there's a bunch of extra parts/pieces that come along with it. I'm assuming all the needed screws, bolts, snaps and such are in there.
Wow, looks you got everything including a subframe for some kind of bike. Steering damper, rear view mirror, top bow, brake line, wiring harness, windows. Looks complete. What a find. If that's a subframe do you know what bike it's for? I had to buy windows and a couple of misc things from Champion and thinking about their optional folding entry step but it's pricy. Not sure my wife is worth it :)
the sub frame is for a goldwing. he bought it to fit a 1500 model. I'm not sure if that same subframe would fit the 1800 or not. that might explain why he never got around to it. Perhaps sold off the 1500 too quick and never invested in another 1800 mount.
Did that come from N.Florida around Jax?
Damn.....well good for you.
Nice find please don't tell us the price, I'm jealous enough I had one briefly nice little well made sidecar !
well, on the Concours Owner's Group forum, we pride ourselves on being ...um... frugal. let's just say I'm comfortable with the price compared to what this rig would cost me new. :)
KLR with a milk crate frugal.
I was going to do that on my China Bike, but went with JC Whitney instead. it was pricy at $37.