FS, Fleabay, & CL stuff goes here!

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Dr Jim, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. FOILed

    FOILed n00b

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    That was a good deal! An even better deal is for someone to buy my Gear-Up for a no haggle price of $7000!!! See post #68.
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  2. thisflatearth

    thisflatearth 2 wheel has been

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    Shipping included :deal
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  3. Dr Jim

    Dr Jim Been here awhile

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    Here's the bike:

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    It's at Lonnie Shelton's shop - NW Sidecars - in Boise Idaho, I don't know much more specific info about this rig than what the Craigslist posting has:

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/1159012691.html

    But I did put over 10K miles on my Savage/Cozy outfit - it was a hoot and a giggle to slash through town with, could commute the freeway, and did several 500 mile trips with it:

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    I sold the Savge outfit to build an R1100GS rig, which is faster, and more comfortable - but is not as nimble, nor as much fun to just toss around as the smaller outfit.

    The Savage is a great tug for a lightweight sidecar - it's simple to work on, responds well to tuning (camshaft, exhaust, carburation) has gobs of torque, a decent frame, and is utterly reliable. lts belt drive makes for a very smooth power train, the engine's counter-rotating balance shaft is effective, and its slightly raked front forks give decent front end geometry for hack service.

    On the older model Savages, I'd replace (or re-shape and recover) the truely dreadful seat, change out the camchain for an aftermarket hardened chain, ditch the strangling muffler, re-jet the carb, install a decent fork brace, and swap the stock bars for 19-21" wide bars with 3-4" of rise - 1" Harley stock bars work well on the Savage.

    Lonnie is a competent rigger, knows the Velorex very well, and his outfits are pretty stoutly tacked together - I'd think that this rig would be ready to go as is, but there'd be lots of room to tweak and improve on it.

    Cheers

    Jim
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  4. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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  5. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    Arno, I saw you posting in the Fleabay thread and naturally jumped to the obvious conclusion!:rofl
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  6. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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  7. FOILed

    FOILed n00b

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    New lower price: $6500 and drive it home today!
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  8. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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  9. thisflatearth

    thisflatearth 2 wheel has been

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    Why are all the good rigs on the West Coast?
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  10. Nemo DeNovo

    Nemo DeNovo Banned

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    Cause they baby 'em out west, they just wanna look at 'em. They're too busy watching whales and hugging trees and being concerned about CO2. On this end we ride 'em 'til they're used up and send the CO2 on over to the UK. :lol3
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  11. jhuth

    jhuth Been here awhile

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  12. boatmole

    boatmole Druken Wildebeest

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    2003 green Kawasaki KLR650 with Dauntless Enduro Didecar, Rig is owned by a wanabe Dneper dealer Theo who claims he can sell you a new Dneper, they have been out of business for years, lol. All I saw was a yard full of old lawnmowers.

    We saw the bike, it's in Yuba City California, think the advertisemt originally said it had 1,800 miles, turned out to have more that 2,400, still no big deal.

    As story goes belonged to a 81 year old gentleman in Colorado who rolled it in a ditch and family told him he had to add a sidecar or no bike, bike still shows roll over damage to plastic. Sidecar and sub frame is from Dauntless and claimed to be installed in Colorado, attachment hardware was adjusted with a pipewrench and it shows. Bike sports Maine licence plated, current owner claims to be a trucker with dual residence in California and Maine. Theo claims the older gentleman wanted a sidecar rig with reverse so he traded him the Dneper for the KLR, if this is true, he knowingly ripped off a senior citizen, this realy pisses me off, what a low life.

    Dauntless Enduro model sidecar is low budget model, Ural wheel, no sidecar brake. Current owner/seller has U-Bolted a makeshift trailer hitch and was originally listed with an old motorcycle trailer, like it could realy pull it, especially with all the junk attached, good thing is you'll probably loose 90% of all that crap around the first turn.

    The original asking price was $5,000 for bike and sidecar, not worth it. Seller is shady character. I tried to explain to him that an out of state vehicle with less than 7,500 miles is considered new and must have 50 state smog sticker (California) to be registered in California, he claimed I was trying to rip him off, he said, his friend does it all the time with jeeps, NOT, California DMV will in fact document the vehicle and permamently bar it from future registration. CA DMV further states "if you buy the vehicle with less than 7,500 miles and drive it until you get 7,500 miles, including altering the odometer to read 7,500 miles the vehicle will be barred from registration.

    We offered to buy only the sidecar, which he agreed to sell, but came back with an offer of in excess of NEW full retail price $3000.00 Ha; because it is rare an unique and you want it now. WHAT BS. If you want one just call Jay at Dauntless and he will make you one.
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  13. jhuth

    jhuth Been here awhile

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  14. TimTowtdi

    TimTowtdi Been here awhile

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  15. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    Strange little thing, odd juxtaposition with the Yammer engine milled down to have BSA emblems installed.
    The sidecar is .....ahhh....different, somewhat homely as is the whole rig, looks like the builder may have been influenced by LSD or other psychoactive drugs.....
    I just get this strange feeling in the pit of my stomach when I look at it.
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  16. Ace_Cafe_Rat

    Ace_Cafe_Rat Rogue Adventurer

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  17. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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  18. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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  19. GS Hacker

    GS Hacker A 3 Wheel Adventurer

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    Description: Great shape. Older restoration from early 90’s. Easy starter, and runs 55-60MPH without problem. R60 frame came from factory with sidecar tabs installed on frame making for a solid attachment and easy sidecar removal. Can be converted to solo rig by removing 4 bolts and changing the position of the Earls Fork arm. Rig has all the good and and necessary upgrades and setup for a proper sidecar rig – VERY SOLID. Numbers match & clear title. You will not be disappointed. Price $10,500.
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    Bike Parts:
    Large 6 ½ gal Tank with Toolbox
    Leather Tank Cover
    Large Oil Pan
    Sidecar Rear End (have original)
    Pentacomm Points System
    HD Steel Wheels & HS Spokes
    HD Shock Springs – F&R
    SC Handlebars
    Bar End Mirrors
    Bing Carb Rebuild
    6V Battery and Tender
    2 Denfield Single Seats (plus original bench seat)
    Rear Luggage Rack
    Original Tool Kit & Wrap
    Wixom Fairing – Not mounted
    BMW Workshop Repair Manual
    BMW/2 Restoration Guide
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    Sidecar Parts:
    Windshield
    Tonneau Cover
    Spare Tire Mounted on BMW Wheel for Bike
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    For more info and pics, pl e-mail or call. Tks



    LARRY

    PH 231-590-6918

    ljrob0321@hotmail.com

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  20. Dr Jim

    Dr Jim Been here awhile

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    Just saw this rig:

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    come up on eBay - a low-mileage Kawasaki W650 with a Velorex 562 - here's a TinyURL to the listing:

    http://tinyurl.com/mlhqx4

    I don't know who set the rig up, and can't see enough in the pictures to make out if there's a subframe, or if they used the Velorex 'universal' clamp mounts, but it does look fairly well done.

    I really like the W650 as a mid-sized tug - it's got a gutty engine with gobs of torque, a stout 5-speed gearbox, and a nicely welded double-downtube frame that looks more like a Norton Featherbed, than a Triumph 'Magic-fingers.'

    This could be a well-sorted and competent alternative to either an older BMW/Velo combo, or a Royal Enfield/Cozy rig and would be worthwhile checking out if you're looking for an oufit around $6K that could putter around town, have a realisitc 75MPH cruising speed, and still look like a traditional motorcycle.


    SOLD! for $5,500 - not a bad deal at all....



    Cheers

    Jim