Dual-sport hacks

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by fasteer, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    PM sent. Good luck.
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  2. DNF

    DNF Been here awhile

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    Excuse my ignorance on the subject and probably 205 but what about using a Triumph Tiger 800XC or a BMW 800GS?
    Maybe even a 650GS?

    I can see why someone would use a 1200GS but to me it is a pig of a bike off road by itself (at least for me). If you had one of these 800s or 650s (yeah I know not that much lighter) you could disconnect it and have a blast with two wheels or three?

    Just pondering stuff...
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  3. Daveoz31

    Daveoz31 Adventurer

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    Here is a NX 650 and my Bros Gs 1150 after 3500 klms of a 6000 klm trip in Progress :1drink

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  4. hackrman

    hackrman Adventurer

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    I just got a velorex 562 attached to me klr last December or so. I have put a few thousand miles on it since then. I took it on the Swinging Bridge Dual Sport Ride. I got diverted onto a very deeply rutted road down to the river near the end of Saturdays ride and thought I wasn't going to make it out without a tow truck and/or a crane.....but I did. Tooke the wife on an overnight camping trip too.....so I would say that this experimrnt is a success(for me). Here's some pictures of some places I've been and things I've done on it:

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  5. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Mine with a DMC Enduro sidecar. In Cypress Hills (Saskatchewan side) north bluff overlooking the prairies to the west:

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  6. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Small displacement, heavy flywheel, light weight, very capable, lots of fun !



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    1960 Greeves Hawkstone/Scottish 1974 Velorex 560




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    Don in Nipomo
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  7. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    I really love that combo Don. I don't have a sidecar set-up yet, but when I build one someday I'm using yours as inspiration.

    Pete
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  8. Bucho

    Bucho Long timer

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    You've posted pics of this rig before. Got to be one of the nicest looking rigs ever!

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  9. simitar

    simitar Adventurer

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  10. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Here you go. Nice outfit
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  11. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    simitat, when you move your mouse over a picture on your bucket page, just single click copy img and then paste that in your post. It will appear after you post your replay.
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  12. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Heres a few I've had - in order of ownership

    K100 & double HRD. Front wheel setup was offset by about 50 mm to the right so it steered odd. I put a K100 rear wheel on and it steered well after that.
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    R100GSPD and Ural - cant find a pic of this.

    1150 GSA & Double HRD
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    Current one - K100 and much modified DJP - still "under development", but showing promise.

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  13. gkam

    gkam Adventurer

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    Nice rigs!
    Are the rims from a Citroen 2CV?
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  14. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Renault 10 I think.
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  15. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Here's my rig, 2006 KLR650 with a Sputnik sidecar. Custom subframe and connecting hardware from CSM Sidecars. Got a few hundred miles on it since getting everything sorted out and adjusted. Have been on some rough rotted-out roads with the wife in the hack and it works really well.

    Just put the stripes on today I ordered from a local sign shop to help "tie in" the car with the bike. I think it looks great!

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    And if you're interested, here's how I attached the Pelican 1500 tailcase with a system that allows easy removal/transfer of the case to another bike: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19646281&postcount=764
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  16. simitar

    simitar Adventurer

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    Hello,
    Did you install the torsion bar? If so, can you supply more information and maybe pictures.
    I have installed a Velorex 562 on my DR650 and would like to install a torsion bar.

    By the way, you have a very nice looking rig.

    Thanks
    Rick Miller
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  17. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    No I did not. That was done by CSM ('Claude" as you may have seen in other posts).
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