Fetching "The Worthless Furbutt's" Chariot

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by moosey, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    One way ticket from MSP to SEA the second week of May: Check

    2005 Triumph Tiger shipped to Jay at DMC in Sept. 2012:

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    Check

    Read the yellow book on piloting a sidecar rig: Check

    A 1 year old standard poodle (AKA "The Worthless Furbutt")in training to be a monkey:

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    Check

    Any inmates between Enumclaw, WA and NW Wisconsin hide your children, pets and old folks because I will be hurtling toward the rising sun across the northern Rockies and Great Plains the second week of May! Canadian inmates may be threatened if I should make an erroneous left turn anywhere along the route...:huh

    My decision-making skills may be somewhat suspect as I could have had it shipped to me for 3 times less the cost of my fly and ride.

    And miss the hapless tale of a 60 year old woman sidecar noobist on a 1700 mile training ride?...not a chance! :eek1

    I'll keep you all posted. :deal

    Now, hold my beer and watch this!:1drink
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  2. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Adventurer

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    Has all the ingredients of a carefully thought out and sound plan to me. Hope you have a great ride and that the mossies aren't biting yet. My little brother in the UP(Michigan) just reported 8 inches of snow so I don't know what kind of spring you have ordered-pleasant one hopefully.
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  3. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    It's snowing today and will snow tomorrow...

    Ice is still on the lakes...

    Ticks are out, but no mozzies.

    I'm hoping that by May things will be little better. :D
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  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Congrats! :clap

    Sounds not unlike my cherry-breaking ride. Bought a rig in Phoenix and rode it 1500 miles back to Tacoma--my first time driving a hack! (Other than the sidecar class I took from Red Menace.)

    If you want me to go over to DMC and take some build pics for ya, just say the word! I'm about 30 minutes away.
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  5. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Best of luck to you on your trip. I hope you budgeted plenty of time for your trip so you can enjoy it and not make it a mad dash home. We also did a fly and ride to SEA. It's a beautiful area to enjoy. The trip planning forum here can be of great help to you. Please post a link here if you do a ride report. We all love living vicariously on other's 3 wheeled adventures.
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  6. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Have fun.

    Your decision skills are fine ... it's only money and it can not buy the story you are about to embark on.




    Iffin I'm holdin' it , I'll be drinking it , so bring plenty.


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  7. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    I agree 100%. We buy them to ride, not to trailer them. People that do that should save their money and just buy a poster.
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  8. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Looking forward to your ride report, Have fun and enjoy it!
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  9. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Sounds like a good plan.

    :lurk
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  10. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    If you can survive up in Spooner you can thrive on any road in North America, the skills are latent and just waiting to be excercised, buena suerta Senora.
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  11. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    I hear that, Old Mule!

    A "nice" summer day in Spooner:

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    :lol3
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  12. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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  13. KansasKawboy

    KansasKawboy KK

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    Now everyone knows how adveturous you are. :rofl
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  14. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Oh, this is going to be good. :D
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  15. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    The mounts are on your bike, The frame for the sidecar has been made, The body is at paint, the leading legs front end will be going to powder coat this week. So we will be ready for you.
    BTW, if any one else wants to do the same vitage Tiger, we have the mounts in stock.
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  16. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    Isn't Wisconsin fun.Someday we'll have nice weather.. Have a good trip..
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  17. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    Thanks, Jay!
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  18. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    Thanks also to DRONE! He has offered to lead me on a local ride and show me some pointers before blasting back east!

    He outlined some basic things to keep in mind...

    1. Close your eyes before every turn and roll on the throttle.
    2. Ballast is for wussies.
    3. Throw your weight to the outside of every turn.

    :evil

    I'm good to go...:eek1

    :lol3
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  19. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Close, but you got #2 wrong. What I said was "ballast is for Triumph wussies!" :wink:

    And you forgot #4--"Never use your brakes unless you absolutely positively got no other choice, then make sure you lock 'em up!" :D
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  20. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    What could go wrong?! :dunno

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