Picture and total build cost

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

  1. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy All,

    I bought this brand new in July of 2005 for a tad over $10,000
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    Starting in August of 2009 I started to turn the above rig into this, cost LOTS of work. Before anyone wigs out, I saved ALL the stock parts and the rig if I should ever want to can be returned to stock condition.
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    This is a 2008 Gear-Up, it cost me three months of riding it around the country in the summer of 2008, THANKS Ilya, its the best summer job I ever had. Here it is just after being assembled before the trip.
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    Demitri, giving me the title to the bike after the "Ural Tour of the USA"
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    The above rig as it looks now after having traveled over 60,000 kilometers.
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    In the last 6 years I have only spent about $11,500.00 on my Ural's but have put a LOT of time in to riding them and modifying the one to make it in to a real Dual Sport worthy rig. I can honestly say that in the 50+ years I have been riding the Ural sidecar rigs have given me by far the most fun per dollar invested of ALL the motorcycles I have owned.

    I didn't post a photo of the hacked GS as it is now being repainted, when its done I'll edit this post and include it. As I bought the GS new in February of 2001, farkeled the heck out of it and then years later had the hack installed its total cost is way more then a comparable rig can be bought for if you buy it used.
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  2. Cousin Jack Goudger

    Cousin Jack Goudger Adventurer

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    How far back are we allowed to go? In 1992, tired of leaving our six year old behind, my wife and I bought a used Motorvation sidecar sight unseen for $2K. Working from a photocopied manual, we hooked it up to a 1981 Goldwing Interstate that had cost us all of $2495 (before our car arrived on the freight truck, we'd never even seen a sidecar in the flesh before....we live in a small town, you see....).

    It took us awhile to get it dialed in, but then we took it and our son up the Alaskan Highway. It was a trip never to be forgotten, and I wish I had the rig back (we foolishly took it apart and sold it off after the boy got too big to want to ride in it anymore....)

    As I said, I've never forgotten that trip -- and I'm thinking about another hack.....

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  3. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    $1200.00 Craiglist find Sun baked 1974 BMW R90/6 with Jupiter Sidecar. Side car donor
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    $500.00 Craigslist find - Crashed and bent 1978 BMW R100S with early modified Earls dual disc front. Engine and front fork donor.
    Engine top end was rusted.
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    $375.00 Neighborhood find - Desert stored and forgotten 1974 R90/6 . Main frame / transmission and wiring donor.
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    A couple of years of spare time work.
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    And parts froma couple of other BMW derelict finds....
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    Rattle can paint job .....(except the tank)
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    After selling off all the left over parts from the donor bikes I reckon I have around $3000.00 into this monstrosity.
    I am proud to say I built this thing by myself from derelict, junk bikes.....in my cargo trailer and front yard.
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  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Wow! Fabulous! The other nice thing is that when it breaks down, no need for a tow truck because the most qualified mechanic in the world for this particular rig is standing right there!
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  5. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I wish I was so talented with a rattle can.
    Everything I paint looks like it came from a rattle can.

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  6. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I invested in a used air compressor for $100 and a Harbor Freight HVLP gun for $15 last year. That was money well spent. HVLP makes painting much much easier, and a hell of a lot cheaper than cans of Krylon. Best part, I can get a professional look when I want to spend a little time, and a ratbike look when I want to be done in 30 minutes.

    A year later I find myself fully invested in used air tools and ordering a new compressor. Adding air tools to my life was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
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  7. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    to bmwhacker above...
    that is just one fantastic post
    appreciate the add-on about the air compressor and tools
    that is one awesome final rig
    thanks for sharing with us
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  8. Wingincamera

    Wingincamera Adventurer

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    Location:
    Spanaway, Washington state
    I purchased this 2003 Goldwing/Escort rig in 2009 for $13,000 from Craig's list. It had 14,000 miles. I flew from Washington to Illinois to pick it up and ride it back home.
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  9. ChuckS

    ChuckS Adventurer Wannabe

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    Location:
    Too Close to Detroit
    Here's my beast:

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    Bike= 1993 K1100LT, bought in near mint condition last winter for $3800.

    Sidecar= sweat equity (buy dead rig, resurrect bike, sell bike, keep hack)

    Assembly= about $1900, including transportation costs from a top builder

    optional= car tire conversion & tire = $900

    Let's call it $6000 for the "needed" and another $1500 for goodies (car tire conversion, more lights, etc)

    7000 miles so far this year. Too much fun, 35-40 mpg, and more fun!
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  10. Melrone

    Melrone Long timer

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    This one cost me $6500.Was one of my favorite rigs....:rofl

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  11. Melrone

    Melrone Long timer

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    now this one I've got close to 20k in.After buying it,rebuilding.I now have a rig that s a keeper.....:rofl

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  12. Ryushin Kan

    Ryushin Kan kancho

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    you guys ought to try running a yank car in england! - £5 ish a gallon for gas! :lol3

    PS hack build to come.........CB750 - £2000 ten years ago, Canterbury Sidecar chassis - £27.50, Squire Body - free! haven't added up the bits and pieces yet
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  13. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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  14. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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  15. ricmachado

    ricmachado Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Canyon, TX
    Used KLR 650 with 3400 miles from another inmate = US$ 2400.00 (one year ago)
    Used Velorex 562 in rough shape from CL = US$ 500.00
    Spray Paint, Truck bed linner spray, misc nuts and bolts, sand paper, fiberglass repair kit = US$ 120.00
    Subframe = 550.00 if I have to get from DMC
    Subframe = 150.00 if used is available (will know next week)

    Still to do:

    Lights 150.00
    Shocks ? 200.00
    Hack brake 100.00
    New Seat 150.00
    KLR engine upgrade 500.00

    total cost so far: 3200.00
    with dmc subframe = 3750
    with used subframe = 3350

    after my list is complete with used subframe 4450

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    hack

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  16. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

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    Roanoke , Virginia
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    Paid $4000 for the RS. Then $2400 for the Motorvation Formula 11 sidecar:
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    $800 for EML leading links on Ebay:
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    Approx. $2400 for a custom subframe, mounting the leading links, and rigging the sidecar to the bike by the Sidecar Magic Shoppe in Buchannon, W.VA:
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    $1500 paint and pin stipes:
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    $11100 :eek1 It was a fun project, and the rig works well, but I am thinking about selling it as I can hardly ever get my wife to go out for a ride. (I would sell it for a lot less than I have in it.)
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  17. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Be sure to put up a build thread! I like these KLR rigs.

    Did the little elf come with the car as a stowaway?
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  18. tytek

    tytek Adventurer

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    Here is what the naysayer (or troll as some called me) ended up getting this week: a 2005 Ural Tourist.
    Damn, driving a rig is something else - I have a lot of learning ahead of me...
    Thanks for the inspiration to get it, guys.

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    Sorry for the fuzzy pic - taken with a cell phone at the original owner's storage...

    I look forward to making this hack my own! :freaky
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  19. Hogan's Hero

    Hogan's Hero Been here awhile

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    Tytek...congrats on your new rig...looks like a good one.
    Please don't take this the wrong way..in your original post you said you didn't get it...but you stuck with us and I think you are about to...

    Ride safe and often and have a blast.:clap
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  20. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    wow....
    i'm very happy for you and i'm glad that you posted on this thread
    that is terrific
    truthfully, i'm learning something new every time i ride as well
    enjoy every single mile

    again..... congrats
    great-looking rig
    we are all happy for you