Picture and total build cost

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

  1. matman1972

    matman1972 Lost in the woods.

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    Oh, I can't imagine you ever snubbing a rig or it's builder due to the cost of your own. I have always appreciated your positive comments as I am sure have other posters here. And yes, mine is definitely a Russian piece of Crap, but I say that with all the love of an owner who has no plans to ever get rid of it.

    This thread has me searching Craigslist for Vstroms again!:evil:evil
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  2. matman1972

    matman1972 Lost in the woods.

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    beautiful!! Not trying to hit on your monkey, but that is an awsome looking setup. I have a spoft spot for personalized UJM's .
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  3. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i greatly appreciate your kind words... thank you

    yours is no piece of crap
    here's the thing
    when you are riding it.... do you have a smile upon your face that cannot be removed?
    then.....
    it's as great as mine
    money invested has NOTHING to do with the "VALUE" of any hack
    we ALL know that
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  4. Hogan's Hero

    Hogan's Hero Been here awhile

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    I posted the price of mine as a piece of information...and I'm sure others did as well.

    I don't care how much anybody else has in theirs. There are people who are incredibly lucky and get deals. There are people who are incredibly lucky and can afford to buy whatever they want....[please read hard work too] :deal

    The bottom line is that ALL hack lovers are incredibly lucky..to be riding on three wheels.

    I think the really kewl thing is that if you are interested in driving a rig, you can find one in about any price range..and lust for something better..even if there isn't something better.
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  5. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    very well put
    i DO feel lucky to be riding on 3 wheels....
    and, quite frankly, a bit SAD, because i didn't discover the THRILL OF OWNING A HACK a lot sooner in my life
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  6. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    I've posted before but I'll play again....


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    This one, my first, totaled up to about $1200. 1960 Greeves with 1974 560 Velorex.
    Very capable, superlight, reliable, licensed, insured and street legal. Maybe 350lbs.
    47 mph wrung out in 4th. Bendzall always.



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    Hoping for $2000 build on this scruffy combo .....

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    This will be my next build, a 194? ACAP bolted up to the factory lugs of a 1956 Zundapp KS601EL.




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    I deal with low end, high value stuff.
    Do all my own engineering and fabricating... that's what costs most.

    Don in Nipomo
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  7. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Thanks for the replies to this thread. I've been embarrassed up to now to admit to anybody that I've sunk 20 large into my toy. Now I realize that, for what I got, that's not too bad. Foolish extravagance? Perhaps. More fun than a solo bike? For me anyway, yeah.

    2004 1150GSA w/DMC M72D.

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  8. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    what "costs" you the most is what i cannot possibly accomplish
    i am so very envious (in the best and most supportive way) of all those who can use their own hands, tools, and know-how to create something special
    thanks for the great pictures and info
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  9. brokent10

    brokent10 Adventurer

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    This one was looking to move her kittens in while I was working on the darn thing. The other female cat kept trying to get in so she could have her kittens. My cats are whores that I need to have fixed.

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  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Scanned pic from a few years back.
    I picked up a '79 SR 500 for $75.00 and hooked it to a Eagle Spirit car I paid $750.00 for. Yes that's 10 times the price of the bike !

    I made some brackets and modified one of the struts to move it back far enough to allow kickstarting , no button on an SR. I spent somme money on suspensioin on the bike so , it ended up a little over $1000.00 all told.
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  11. Brain

    Brain mr. self destruct

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    My wife bought hers for $8500.
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    Ride report here.

    Even if we had to give it back after that trip it would have been worth the expense. All the trips since have just been icing on the cake. What fun it is to travel together in the rig.:clap<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  12. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    great ride report
    just commented there
    how's the pipe looking?
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  13. tytek

    tytek Adventurer

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    Thanks for expanding on the logic behind the madness. My intent was not to troll, believe me.

    There is nothing crappy about your set up. It is probably one of the best one can dream up. You misunderstood my point - I was calling it a crappy car, not a crappy bike with side car. It no longer rides like a bike (does not lean), but is more of a three wheeled automobile.

    Based on the replies of inmates that did not take my comment as a personal attack, I now know more of what this whole side car business is all about. Without trying it, like someone mentioned, I will never fully get it.

    My initial post was evident of my surprise to the cost involved in your project. Could not justify spending that much on a side car setup, but I have spent more on other things... that I felt passionate about. But some other options listed in this thread do seem more up my alley, cost wise. :evil

    Glad that you are enjoying your purchase. It sure was hard earned.

    Carry on :wink:
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  14. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Yeah, it's something that you have to try before you can really understand the attraction. Once you do, you'll have to get a bigger garage.
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  15. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    Drone- that setups looks great! I love the color scheme.

    I like the dual sport sidecar setups most. I'm getting married in November, so ALL my money is going to that. After the wedding I'm going to have a good amount of disposable income to throw around, so a sidecar build may be in my future. I'm a build it yourself kinda guy, and like to do things cheap, so I'm thinking of 600ish CC dual sport with a homemade rig. Older KLR maybe.
    But I do have an 86 Honda Shadow I picked up to have a cruiser, if I don't find myself riding that much that may be the bike for it. Also I have a completely disassembled 1981 CB750F I got for parts a while back that could be used for a good base bike.
    I've always liked sidecars. I have a couple nephews and nieces that would love to ride around in one. Whenever I've seen kids in them they look more excited than at a waterpark. My friends would probally love it to. Also it would let me ride in worse winter road conditions. I ride all year, but once we get any ice on the road I'm off, not worth the chance to me on 2 wheels, but 3 wheels, no problem!

    Keep the pics coming!
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  16. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i'm glad you chose to reply here
    i guess i see what you mean
    what i spent on my rig... few on earth would see the value on all that
    fortunately, most who WOULD see that value are ON THIS FORUM :D
    i can't wait to go riding in the morning
    have a great weekend
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  17. chiba

    chiba elitist BMW snob

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    '98 BMW K1200RS & an '06 (approx) Hannigan Classic tricked out with just about everything you can get on one. Got both of them used & had Claude & Co. do the attachment. All told I'm into the rig for about $8500. After I get the shocks rebuilt/resprung, it'll be a bit more than that... but it ain't winter yet!

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  18. tytek

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    That is more of my price range :clap

    It that white JSW that is parked behind you a TDI? I love mine...
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  19. Hogan's Hero

    Hogan's Hero Been here awhile

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    And I have to say that the median for the rigs you have seen here is in your price range. I think that you ruffled some feathers when you passed judgement on those well above the median. Of course they are obviously a different product..and not for everyone. I might suggest that next time you admire rather than admoish and then appreciate the obvious.
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  20. Brain

    Brain mr. self destruct

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    Well, I burned up my rain pants and also my mesh pants in addition to the winter pants. :bluduh

    I changed to Farmall tractor mufflers and I have not had a problem since. :D
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