Picture and total build cost

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Worroll, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. crotchrocket3000

    crotchrocket3000 b00b

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    Mine has cost around £4,000, Kawasaki VN800 Drifter and a Ural Sidecar

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  2. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    Nice rigs! keep em coming! Love the home-builts!
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  3. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    :clap


    Exactly why I have 5 bikes in the garage. (Including 2 Hacks)




    My $5000 ebay rig with 1800 miles on it. (Of course I had to do some roadside repairs to overcome the Russian technology on the way home)

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692936



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  4. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    I bought this one used for ~$5500. Fast & furious.

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    This one I bought new for about twice that. It will take me anywhere if there's enough time.

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    And this one was about 3 times the cost of the 2nd one. Go long & go hard on this one. Had the car shipped to the house & mounted it myself.
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  5. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    1978 R80/7- abandoned on South Baltimore street- $900
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    Unknown vintage Dnepr sidecar off Craiglist- $350. Cat-pee was free!
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    The finished rig (still missing driving lights- $19- Salvo Auto):
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    Dual disk setup, bearings, damper, subframe, paint, misc- about $2,500. TOTAL: let's say around $4K.
    (not counting Enduralst and Enduraspark systems)

    see the whole story:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713860
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  6. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen Long timer

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    Agreed. My schedule was supposed to be 12 on, 12 off, 12 on, 84 off, 12 on, 12 off, 12 on, 60 off. When I decided that I wanted to propose, I was working 9 days straight (24 hrs) with 12 off and then a bunch of days in a row again. did this for a few weeks and paid for the ring cash.

    When I started wanting to pour some money into some of the bikes I had at the time, I'd get all the overtime I could get plus picked up a second job.

    Now, I'm working regular business hours and with the way the federal budget is, I can't get overtime so I spend what i I can, when I can. That being said, if someone puts forth the effort, earns the money and takes care of their obligations, who cares what they spend on themselves. There's no rhyme or reason, look at the Lamborghini Countach. Total POS, expensive to buy and maintain, yet people lusted after them; again, no rhyme or reason. As anyone who has worked in medicine or emergency services/law enforcement can tell you, there's a lot of stress you take home. Having a healthy release is worth the cost, it sure as hell beats alcohol or drugs.

    You obviously don't "get it." I feel sorry for you, you are missing out on a great aspect of motorcycling.

    Now, please, move along, your ignorance is starting to upset Greg. You don't want that, just ask the last troll what happened to him when Greg showed up with a goat, some vaseline and a slice of pizza.:eek1
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  7. matman1972

    matman1972 Lost in the woods.

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    Don't worry Greg, I'll let you ride your crappy rig with me. Even if it doesn't leak oil and have things falling off like my wagon queen family truckster.:D
    Love the pic of your dad in the rig. My father was my first passenger after I got the Italy back together.
    Awesome thread so far. I am starting to see ideas for this winter's project.
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  8. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    The goat still hasn't gotten over it.....
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  9. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    Less Sidecar Debate! MORE PICTURES! :clap
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  10. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Why do cats like to pee in sidecars?

    I believe the tonneau cover primary design function had nothing to do with keeping the inside of the car weatherproof, it was to keep cats out.
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  11. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    '08 Triumph Scrambler, 562C Velorex tub, Steerite triple clamps, custom subframe and improved sidecar struts and mounts: right around $10,000 over three years.
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  12. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen Long timer

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    Trek 4300 non-disc= $349
    Chariot Sidecarrier Sidecar= $499
    Riding on the beach on a hack without worrying about final drive failures, oil leaks, rockers breaking, alternators grenading=priceless.

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  13. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    Bought the /7 in 2005 for $2,500.
    Bought the Velorex in 2010 off CL for $800 (pretty rough)
    Spent about 3 days in the garage stripping, painting (Krylon is your friend), and building mounts for maybe $250 in materials.

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  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i love this post.....
    every single word.....
    thanks for making my day
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  15. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    1. i LOVE the family truckster
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    2. your rig isn't crappy
    i never said that because mine cost more it was better
    i'd be HONORED to be your monkey (no comments, please.... :rofl)
    i surely don't even believe that
    it's just what i wanted
    and the fact that i freely admit i have little to no mechanical knowledge necessitated jay and barry and all the nice folks at DMC making one for me even though they are 3,200 miles from my door

    glad about your dad going for a ride as well
    that is 100% wonderful
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  16. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    great post
    wonderful pictures
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  17. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    love that thread
    appreciate your words, as well
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  18. Threewheelbonnie

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    Your dog is too chilled out and more interested in the BBQ stuff,beer in the cooler and the chance of a swim in the sea, or is that just me?

    Andy
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  19. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen Long timer

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  20. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    78 Honda 750K - $450
    2000 Velorex 562 hack - $600
    paint, seat cover, new chain and sprockets - $400
    Total, less than $1500. Great for running errands etc.

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