Picture and total build cost

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

  1. tytek

    tytek Adventurer

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    Having an opinion that is not mainstream for this forum somehow makes me unworthy of posting? If we all were to think alike and want the same thing, life would be terribly boring. Just saying...

    I'll shut up now (to no longer upset the status quo) and continue lurking around here and drooling, as well as judging, in the peaceful atmosphere of my home office. :clap

    Hope to see more interesting rig builds.
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  2. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    glad to hear that
    we've ALL been there, of course
    for me...
    harley soft ail classic... 1994
    blue ridge mountain parkway
    at some scenic overlook, in the rain...
    "lost" half my rain suit pants, stuck to the pipe...
    never did get all of that off :cry
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  3. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    please don't shut up
    that isn't what this forum is all about
    post away
    enjoy yourself
    nothing wrong with having a dissenting opinion...
    again, when i replied to your comments regarding MY rig, i wasn't flaming.. just responding
    "freedom of speech" is always welcome here
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  4. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    :nod


    I will have to throw a couple of pairs of gloves in the mix trying to keep my hands warm in the winter.
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  5. Hogan's Hero

    Hogan's Hero Been here awhile

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    There is nothing mainstream about this forum...just sayin.

    I too need to see more. :freaky
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  6. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Drone pointed it out to me. I now have 11 threads on ADV that I'm subscribed to; three are hack oriented. Good thing I'm retired, or I'd get fired for drooling on the company's keyboard looking at all these beautiful mechanical things on three wheels. Time for a nap! :cob
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  7. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    time for a nap?
    no.... TIME FOR A HACK :D
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  8. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I'm already headed in that direction. :lol3

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  9. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Long timer

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    Unfinished so far... but cost so far...

    Steel & stainless steel ............. $000..(donated by work):D
    2 x 3/4UNF male rod ends....$90
    used Suzuki FXR rear wheel .... $40
    Tyre new....$ 10
    91 CR250 swing arm .... $1
    2 x bronze bushes for Arm....$40
    Shock..... $30.. (may be two light)

    Still need ..
    FXR wheel berrings...
    2mm Alloy for cargo box ( have most off)
    a few bolts/nuts etc

    So cost is not a lot...
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  10. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Bought the GS/Hannigan rig gently used for $18k. Added Krista lights, Stebel horn, Jesse bags and a GPS called Captain Bligh. Took out the seat and installed a memory foam dog bed. Put a set of Rotopax gas and water cans mounted to the bulkhead. Added a tonneau cover with a zippered hatch that lets Barley find shade or fresh air as he prefers.
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    It's a nice rig for local rides, but excels at long trips like our 5200 mile adventure around the Great Lakes this summer. Barley and I check out some pretty wild places!
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    And we really enjoy our time together!
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  11. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    that makes me smile to hear that
    good luck
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  12. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    '76 Guzzi Convert = Free, had to put back together.

    Sidecar build;
    20ft 1 1/4 sq. tube 11ga =$20
    Trailer axle stub = $18
    2- 3 point top links =$21 each

    Hours to this point to build =Unknown but priceless

    Enjoyment riding = Undescribable

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  13. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    LOVE that rig above...
    purple.... OUTRAGEOUS and FANTASTIC
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  14. pops

    pops Long timer

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    The old sidecar

    The 1988 Goldwing $8.000 from Ebay

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    Sidecar $1.500 from Ebay

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    Trailer $ 500 from Ebay

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    Paint and other bits around $1000.00.
    Around 12 months of work .

    The new sidecar

    05 GSA 1150. $15.000 from Ebay

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    Sidecar $2500.00 From Ebay.

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    Trailer home built $500.00.

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    L Link front $500.00 From Ebay

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    Maybe around another $ 5.000 for wilbers shocks,wheel adapters ,rims

    Cheers Ian.
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  15. pops

    pops Long timer

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    The wifes old sidecar. $3500.00 from ebay.

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    The wifes new sidecar $10.000 from Ebay

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    The (wife) said to put her riding partners sidecar here to. $15000.00 Yep from ebay to



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    Cheers Ian
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  16. bill_powell

    bill_powell Adventurer

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    I've about $10,000 in, give or take. Too many small mods to go into.

    1979 Moto Guzzi 1000SP w/ Hannigan Classic. These pics are a couple of years old, but the rig is the same, and these photos remain my favorites:

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    Newer photo, sharing space with my old Midget. (I've got about $7500 in that, just FYI):

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  17. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    I already owned the bike so sidecar $500.00 from barn in Denver;

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    A little sweat equity;

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    And for under $2,000.00 including a subframe from Dauntless I ended up with this;

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    For under $200.00 I built this one Winter in the living room for those long off road trips;

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  18. Mr.Efficiency

    Mr.Efficiency Adventure Wuss

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    $3000, all in with license plates and a new title. About 80 hours of sweat equity. One nice rig, as long as you don't go over 55 :rofl

    Attached Files:

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  19. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    It must be great cruizing down the road on it. Now for the Midget....I've owned Spitfires, Land Rovers, both series and newer, and will never again drop a penny on anything with four wheels from England. :D They are bigger money pits than any bike from anywhere. Each to his own form of madness, I guess. :huh

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  20. bill_powell

    bill_powell Adventurer

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    WU7X, thanks for the compliment; I'll pass it along to my old Guzzi!

    I do understand where you're coming from as regards Brit cars. But in my case you have it right: it's definitely madness.

    I bought my first one, a Mini, in 1976. That first was then followed by six more Minis, one Hillman Minx, and the Midget. That's some 35 years of Little British Car ownership. And what's even crazier, these things have been my daily drivers the whole time!

    I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but it did all seem to start when I watched the 1969 film The Italian Job. Seeing those Minis flying over sidewalks, stairways, and sewers did something to my then 16-year old brain. It just made me laugh, and made me determined to have a Mini.

    Trouble is, I'm 52 now, and I'm still laughing...:rofl
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