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

  1. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flung-Grass-Hopper

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  2. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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  3. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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  4. phughes

    phughes Adventurer

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  5. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    If that Ural was closer I’d likely buy it.
  6. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    who made this front end?
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  7. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I'll go with the late Texan Perry Bushong.
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  8. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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  9. G is for Guiness

    G is for Guiness Adventurer

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    Terry Bushong - not a friend of his, just a customer that got some time with him and Mary stopping by their shop in Fort Worth. I had a BMW R1200C with a baxter side car, Bought it from a guy in STL and Perry Bushong had put the hack together. He was so happy to see it again when I brought it by. It was awesome, eventually sold it to a woman in West Texas, she just sold it. Hacks are so damn cool, thats why I want another one. Perry and his wife Mary made a life for themselves - still have the R100RS I purchased from him. Perry was OLD school, cool guy, used to drink beer while he was working on the bikes. I loved that, so not corporate!!!!! He used to talk about taking his orange hack down to Mexico and bring back tequila in big fuel jugs. Wrapping gas rags around the lid to keep any border dogs from detecting the tequila. Nice to see someone mention his name.
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  10. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    The only other one I saw like that was on a Moto Guzzi. Simple, effective and solid.
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  11. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    This is one of the nice things about a center hub front end. If done properly you can have a caster effect without the unwanted camber curve associated with it. This allows the wide front tire (usually a 195) to keep a more consistent footprint when turning. Note that turning the front wheel at a stop or at very slow speeds can still be a bear though due to the scrubbing effect of the wide tire. Also...caster can be easily adjusted to dial things in for road conditions and personal preference.
  12. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Tire pressure is important as well as the caster involved. The wide flat footprint of the tore does 'track' due to road conditions but in time with some adjusting and experience it is not a big deal. I have ridden a fare amount of center hub equipped bikes and we have also built our own. They do work well. ..................One of my dreams is to build an outfit with double a frame suspension on all three corners but that is another story...over and out.
  13. GearHeadGrrrl

    GearHeadGrrrl Been here awhile

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    Perhaps something car based with McPherson strut suspension and a turboed 1 liter three? Wrecked Fiestas must be a dime a dozen and the three cyclinder EcoBeast motor is compact and good for well over 100 HP...
  14. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Not to wild on the McPherson strut idea Dyna. Part of the plan would be to easily raise the roll centers. Adjustable double a frames are easy to deal with and the shock selections are all over the map. How about a rear mounted engine though with three wheel drive. Heck since we are outside the box .....how about a front to rear anti swaybar while we are at it as well.
  15. GearHeadGrrrl

    GearHeadGrrrl Been here awhile

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    Agreed, McPherson strut was a Ford engineer's money saving idea and the whole auto industry ran with it. Double A-Arm gives more consistent camber through the range of travel, but it's hard to find in small cars now. As for all wheel drive, most of the contemporary small to medium sized auto/SUVs were designed to be built in either front or four wheel drive variations... Problem is they'd be way nose heavy with a front wheel removed! Perhaps hydraulic front wheel assist like the Poclaim system that MAN trucks and several tractor makers use? Front to rear sway bar? Would be great on short wheel base vehicles like our hacks!
  16. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Front wheel driven by a belt or chain off of rear ....front wheel has cv joint with driveshaft spinning sprocket. Chain connects to drive off of rear mounted motor and transmission. A Frames would all be adjustable in length and angles ... made as required. ..... Heck the Last time I saw you was at the USCA rally in Buena Vista when you showed up on a Buell. Long overdue for a brain storming session. LOL. BTW...Tell Mary S. hello from Pa...She called the other night. I had not heard from her in a while and thought she was upset with me over a brake situation but she wasn't...whew. .
  17. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    I just purchased it. Can't go wrong at that price . Dual disc front and brake on sidecar and solid front end.

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  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Lacking the all wheel drive , { for later addition} , but , this is the power-plant needed.

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  19. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    DOHC Subaru ?
  20. GearHeadGrrrl

    GearHeadGrrrl Been here awhile

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    Dave, when your Subie rusts out...