Has anybody done one of These yet?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by JustKip, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    As for the DCT......I have not been able to fault it yet. Works perfectly in sport 1. In D it just upshifts a little early with the chair on.
    Absolutely no problem with first gear on the road...not too high...in fact feels very very right. Have not been in sand yet.

    Another AT dct solo owner has swapped the front sprocket for smaller and reports perfect auto operation.....
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  2. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    I'm just posting these up for Phyllis, his recently completed Africa Twin with Ural chair.

    Came out brilliantly, and now he's ready for a half lap of the country.

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  3. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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  4. SidecarLeigh

    SidecarLeigh Adventurer

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    Nice looking outfit there Phil, should steer well. What shocks are on the front??

    Cheers Leigh
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  5. phyllis

    phyllis just another dummy

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    Hi Leigh!
    The shocks are off a CB1300 Honda(my old one), work a treat!
    A bit less than half the travel is used to support the front at rest.

    Phyllis.

    ps. the bottom triple clamp is well strong enough!
    pps. thanks for posting the pics for me,Clancy!!!
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  6. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I'm very pleased with what I'm seeing here!
    You Aussies build the best stuff, wondering how hard it is to emigrate?
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  7. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    If you are a bludger that just wants an easy life paid for by the OZ taxpayer.......come on down......we seem to take them all the time.......

    Just kidding of course..........(the smileys won't work ??)
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  8. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    Jap bike
    Russian side car
    Ozzie ingenuity.....
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  9. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Guess I don't qualify then. I've been doing this for 33 years....


    This is what the frame looks like in the daylight
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    But I hope to retire in about a year, and looking at places to spend lots of time.
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  10. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Just curious on how the parking does with the extra weight of the hack?
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  11. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Not having any real world experience, I can only speculate based on advertisement from Honda. They say it will hold the bike, 2-up, with luggage. IIRC, you have a pretty big dog, so I'd have him hop out and chock the wheel before trying to get off the bike on a steep incline...or your local builder can add a parking brake to the chair?
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  12. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    Was not quite sure what you meant but mine locks the rear wheel and I cannot push the outfit at all. Maybe on a good hill the chair could rotate around the bike....doubt it though...must try that.....it would have to drag the front sideways...........pretty easy to apply my chair brake as well if necessary.
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  13. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Sadly, no pooch.

    Just my big ass, ammo, mountain dew, guns, extra petrol.

    just the important bits.
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  14. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    I was at my dealer today for a front tire on the Tenere...the African Twin was there but... so was the VFR Adv.
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    Me likes V4!!! Found a couple of hacked ones on Pinterest but no details.
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  15. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I'd still like to see one of these with the tub on the right side (which would be the correct side for the USA), before committing to "just another GS rig". I am committed to upgrading from the adorable little Bonnie rig, to something not relegated to pavement.
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  16. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    There ya go...... fitted it up yankee style for you..

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  17. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Yah made coffee squirt out my nose :lol3 I sure wish it was that easy to put the exhaust on the other side!
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  18. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    I reckon a welder mate of mine could re route the exhaust to the left side in about a bottle of Bundy.....
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  19. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    nothing wrong with going with a setup that just works.

    If I already had one of Claude's chairs it would be hard to part with. Have you considered replacing the bonerville with an AT?
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  20. Old Mule

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    Good, now it shifts on the right...correct... side like a proper motorbike.
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