First LBS Boxer in the U.S.?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by kailuasurfer, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    I believe Claude also agrees with you about it being a great tug.

    As for getting out of tight spots, I am very careful to scope out parking spaces. Just have to avoid backing uphill :eek1. On level surface, having a sidecar makes it very easy to push or pull (even with just one hand) to move the rig. I would like to hear from other inmates about their experience moving rigs around (particularly heavy ones).

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  2. Mister P

    Mister P Street Bob - hacked!

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    Hi there, I do carry my kids and wife in the sidecar - seatbelts are adaptable and can also secure a baby chair. As my sun is only 1,5 he's a bit too small for longer rides - my daughter is 3,5 and really enjoys a bit longer rides (couple of hours). Must be possible to source & install such belt yourself - have added a link which I found during a quick google-search. Grtz from Belgium :D

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  3. Mister P

    Mister P Street Bob - hacked!

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    Hi there. Concerning the seatbelts: I can either use them to secure a seat for the children (1,5 and 3,5 years old) of for my wife - theay can be easily adapted. Should not be a big issue to source & install such belts by yourself - have added a link which I found during a quick Google-search.<o:p></o:p>
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    Regarding pushing the rig backwards: does not take an enormous effort ... but would consider installing a reserve gear. Disadvantage that it's rather pricey: 2500 EUR = 3300USD. Other option is to install a 'caravan mover' on the sidecar wheel which is operated by the battery of the rig - some pics on the dutch/belgian 'Motor-Forum' can be found with link below. <o:p></o:p>
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  4. Pago Cruiser

    Pago Cruiser Been here awhile

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    Here's another fairing idea. Arlen Ness makes em mostly for HD's (but this guy stuck one on his Valk, another humongous bike...), but I'm sure it could be modded to fit. They are not real cheap (about $250 on Ebay), but also not the crazy HD stealership prices either. kind of a Bat Wing lite...

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    It would be nice if someone made different height windshields, so you could change the windscreen to the season. Or use a shorty in town but a 16" on the trip to the USCA Rally in Idaho next year...
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  5. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    "Caravan mover" seems interesting. I think I saw one of Claude's rigs with an electric reverse. Not sure how it worked out. I know that the Mobec version is very expensive.

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  6. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Hmmm. Even a batwing lite may not work for me. I like being able to look down up front.

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  7. raysk75

    raysk75 n00b

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    nice rig, how can i contact you? I am thinking of putting one of these together.
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  8. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Hover over his icon and click the "send private message" option.

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  9. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    ^ ditto - PM me.
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  10. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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