DR650 Hack.... Dual Sport.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by kliff, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Kliff wrote about his exhaust:
    >>You really think it looks good? I thought it was uglier than sin! <<

    Kliff,
    there is 'cool ugly' and there is 'ugly ugly'. Your exhaust is 'cool ugly':clap
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  2. Bucho

    Bucho Long timer

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    Yeah, its not pretty. But I like it in a MadMax sort of way. Is it possilbe to make it look better? Yeah probably, but also probably not worth the effort or cost.

    Its a dirtbike, pretty would be wasted on it.
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  3. thisflatearth

    thisflatearth 2 wheel has been

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    Looks good and with a little bit of body work and shrouding you could turn it into a radiator to keep your hack monkey or sandwiches toasty warm :evil
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  4. Get Back

    Get Back Molesworth 2

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    Awesome is right!..... but don't forget to review what I wrote about my original pipe in "Adventurig" thread about blowing small vehicles off the road...(Hacks, page 3, reply #60)..you might consider a downturn??
    .............just speculatin' (great stuff, Kliff)
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  5. Sabre

    Sabre PrĂȘt? Allez!

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    It's commonly seen on enduro or sidecarcross rigs. Imagine that it gives the monkey a lot more freedom to throw hisself around back there without *OUCH* burnin' hisself!
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  6. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    In the uk, itd be real useful for heating the passenger.
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    Does that Fender look familiar to me? :evil
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  8. kliff

    kliff Retired Ole Phart

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    Yeah....I already had it, and liked yours...sooo..... soon as I can get back to it.:huh
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  9. kliff

    kliff Retired Ole Phart

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    Progress is slow right now, but still ongoing...

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  10. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Frame looks great Kliff!
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  11. mustang

    mustang Lurker Extraordinaire

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    :knary I like , looks good
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  12. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    keep 'em coming :wink:
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  13. buddha

    buddha buried in the sand...

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    can't believe i missed this thread.

    admit it, kliff, you just really miss the ural! :rofl

    lookin good, man!
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  14. kliff

    kliff Retired Ole Phart

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    :lol3 Yeah, I guess....that, and I just like to build stuff...
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  15. mikepa

    mikepa SideCzarist

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    Claude, I've wondered why, with the mixed success with the electric actuators, "someone" didn't come up with a simple manual adjuster. Yes, you can't adjust on the fly, but it could be pretty bullet-proof (can you say KISS?). I was thinking of a length of threaded rod with a fixed ball cage on it, maybe a hand-crank on the upper end. Seems like it would do the trick for left-side/right-side driving camber adjustment, or for load adjusting, as one's load usually doesn't change much in the course of a ride or tour.

    Seems like an "opportunity" here?

    Anyway, didn't mean to hijack the thread. Very cool work-in-progress here, I admire anyone who can go it alone on a project like this.

    Best,
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    See this pic of my rig........."Jill's Knob":rofl
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    Detailed pics available.:wink:
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    Cheers
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  17. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    If you look close this is the way we do a manual tilt adjustor with a coil over shock suspension. The butchered mockup pic I did for Kliff is th esame principle.

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    When we do a torsion bar suspension there is a manual tilt incorporated into it. It can be adjusted on the fly if one desires to set it up that way. See lower left hand picture. You turn the bolt and it winds up the torsion bar which is inside the tube shown and lifts the sidecar. Some have put a permanet socket on the bolt and ran an extension up to a permanent rachet ...cranking the rachet either way raises and lowers th esidecar...simple and effective. Note that the bolt can also be hooked to an electric winch motor to turn it in or out.

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    Mike...off topic but here is anpother deal you may get a kick out of:
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  18. kliff

    kliff Retired Ole Phart

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    Almost done....
    Did some "stress trials" today... sorry no pics. But ran her off an incline at about 30 mph. 3 foot drop, flew about 20 feet. No breakage, no bends, just a sore backside.... after 5 consecutive passes, I guess she'll be OK. I'll fab up the passenger seat upholstery, and hack fender now.

    Oh yeah, first 2 jumps, hack empty, last 3 with 100lbs of dog food on board.

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  19. buddha

    buddha buried in the sand...

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    very sharp! :clap
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    .........Superb, Kliff.

    Glad you're OK.
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