Concours 1000 Leading Link and Car

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  1. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    well.......um.........YES! :D
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  2. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I might take you up on that offer. I've never piloted a sidecar rig.
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  3. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    this would be a good one to try out. it's definitely easier than my Nomad to handle.
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  4. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    pics of the bike at home.....
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  5. mulefour

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    When you get the paint done we need to get with Craig for another lunch run to Little Switzerland.
    Bob & Dee
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  6. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    sounds like a great idea. once it's painted, we'll see what we can plan!
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  7. DRONE

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    I'd like to see you strip the tupperware and paint the whole thing something nice and eye-catching. Deep sky blue? Sunset dark red-orange?
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  8. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    I've always wanted to paint a bike a burnt orange metallic. Connie burnt orange.JPG
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  9. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I don't know if I have mentioned it here. I contacted DMC back in 2013 about their rig for my 2000 Vstar 650 Classic. They make and recommend their revised triple clamp set up. If you can, would you compare a modified triple clamp to the leading link front end? Kind of a pros and cons deal.

    I was there in the heat of the summer last year. :knary Normally I go further north on the BRP when it's hot.
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  10. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    I can't compare the LL to a raked front end. I have not ridden one which has been raked. My nomad has a fork angle of 32 degrees. I did not rake it, but with the width of the bars, it gave me enough leverage to steer. when talking to Doug at A Wing And A Chair, he said it was like 3 levels of steering. he also warned me that once you go leading link, you'll never go back. in my opinion, he's right.
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  11. DRONE

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    Perfect!
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  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Thanks for the response. My concern is head shake, as you are probably well away of, with standard forks and running a sidecar. I think I would need some sort of steering damper. I still haven't ruled out the possibility of a sidecar for the Vstar.
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  13. cog8603

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    I didn't put a steering stabilizer on the Nomad. it has a very slight shake at slow speed, like 15 mph. other than that, there's no problem with headshake on that one. I had not really intended to put a steering stabilizer on the C10, but with how sensitive the steering is with the LL, it's probably a good idea.
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  14. triumphsidehack

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    Is this color Orange that strikes your fancy ? just got thru helping my buddy set this up after the red 1800 shot craps with it's transmission last fall. Makes for a great looking combo :brow IMG_8427.JPG IMG_8428.JPG
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  15. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    first passenger ride in the sidecar. it passed the smile test. IMG953193.jpg
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    triumphsidehack Been here awhile

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    yeeehaw............. don't git no better than nat.......... great reaction from your riding partner. Can't wait to see final paint.
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  17. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    ....and it makes a great grocery getter too!

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  18. cycleman2

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    It's been awhile since I was on this thread but see that you've worked everything out and the rig looks good. Enjoy.
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