Didn't make it far

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by LoCat, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. LoCat

    LoCat Time it's a bitch

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    But I did get it out of the garage and amazingly BACK IN :eek1

    I have a very steep driveway.

    Cheers :clap

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  2. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Hey good on ya LoCat. In the pic below I was only a few feet outside the shed and totally stuck....oh well.
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  3. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    You definitely need snow-chains. :D (didn't want to suggest a drivers-lesson :evil )

    Richard-NL :bmwrider
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  4. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Uh..ground clearance in my case :eek1
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  5. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    No, snow chains, looking at the pic. :deal

    In this case it's ground clearance :wink:

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    (Just fooling around Claude :lol3 )

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  6. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I miss my URAL! :thumb

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  7. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Richard...somewhere I have a picture of one of my old yamaha based rigs that is just a lump of snow. Someone titled it 'Yamaha abuse' .... oh well.
    That XS1100/Motorvation rig in the picture above only sat about 4 inches off the ground . I had made it so it could be raised pretty easy but slacked off and didn't bother with it that day. I came out of the shed pretty fast and it stopped when the sidecar frame climbed up on the snow and that was it. Shoveling does really suck on a large sidecar. Snow chains? I think they woudl have worked well if tied to the bumper of my truck :D :D :D
    Here is a pic of a little more sucessful day with XS650/Velorex coming back home with a Christmas Tree in the sidecar.We live a mile off the hard road on a ridge an our 4 wheel drive Isuzu woudl not make the hill due to ice and snow being a real mess. I took the rig and told my wife if it woudl not come back up I would leave it in the neighbors barn. Darn rig came up with no real issues.
    Sorry for such a lousy picture/
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  8. Spat

    Spat Been here awhile

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    Marc, I needed a photographer today, should I come pick you up next time?
    You'll like the improvements to the new ones enough you'll want one even more.
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  9. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Dang,

    I was out and about picking up a bike for another inmate and actually had my camera with me. I had a 2004 Patrol and for the life of me cannot figure out why I sold it. Oh yea, there was that other bike I just had to have. :poser

    Cheers.
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  10. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Somewhere I have a picture of me single-handedly digging a 100 yard path of just over two feet of snow so i could get my Tourist out to play a few years back :D

    I'm sad that my Sporty is in a perpetual state of disrepair. if the snow does come it will be a scramble to get the carbs cleaned and the POS battery cut-off switch rebuilt or replaced yet again. The GS-Ural combo does make me neglect the beast more than it deserves :cry
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  11. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Who needs two wheel drive....?

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  12. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Spelt with 2 ffs Super Moderator

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    Or that touring screen... :rofl
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  13. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Hello there Unca Nev, fret not, the screen is on it's way.

    How's the 990 hack project going? :D
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  14. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Spelt with 2 ffs Super Moderator

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    Can`t bring myself to cut one of my babies up Dave.. I don`t think either of the 950`s would make good outfits as the power comes on a bit too high in the rev range..



    Or I`m just looking for an excuse to buy another bike... :wink:
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  15. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    Made it to work and back. Roads were very icy today, temps in the teens all day. S'posed to get colder and dump more snow so I got a new knobby and filled it up with machine screws.

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  16. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    After tonights ride home from work, I know where there is a half decent Gold Wing outfit for sale.
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  17. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Spelt with 2 ffs Super Moderator

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    Guess this is the appropriate thread to ask what happened..

    Didn`t make it far??
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  18. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Gearbox locked up in 3rd gear. Can't get it out.

    So......it's for sale.

    Let me know if you know anyone who wants a hack to repair.

    Gonna buy a DL650. Trace said it was okay tonight so woohoo!
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  19. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Sorry for the thread hijack guys.

    Normal programming to resume...................now!
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  20. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    More teeth than the dog! :wave Clemmy!
    Gotta' question: You think the machine screws give a better grip than studs? I got a new TKC80 for Biermanns Schlitten and was gonna' take it to a tire shop today an' see if they'd stud it for me. Pros/Cons on the screws? What size?
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    and I found a car tire chain that'll fit the wheel! Need to see if it fits under the fender tonight. :thumb
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