Side Effects throwing out some bait...

Discussion in 'Hack Vendors' started by brockoli, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. BMWzenrider

    BMWzenrider The Road Scholar

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    I have been there (doing a wheelie taking off from the line with my current rig)...
    Chopped the throttle very quickly to bring the front end back down to prevent a ground loop!!! :eek1
    (pulled VERY hard to the left)

    I think that a 2wd rig with a limited slip diff. would drive a little bit straighter with the front end light, but don't have any direct evidence to back that up.
    For an adventure rig I wouldn't want to rely too much on electronic controls but would rather do things mechanically. Just my personal bias.

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    The Triumph rig looks killer!!!
    Great job! :clap
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  2. brockoli

    brockoli build of cool stuff

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  3. brockoli

    brockoli build of cool stuff

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  4. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    that is one sick machine - I wish it was parked in my garage!
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  5. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Brock outstanding work as usual, Now that you are done with the poroject do you have any estimations of the amount of hours invested and/or the cost of the completed project:eek1

    Not like I have the money but will be nice to know.
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  6. brockoli

    brockoli build of cool stuff

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    hi guys, I could calculate the hours, but that would be no fun. AS with any 'custom' job and having a set standard of build quality, you can never estimate how long it will take, but people still need to know what the costs are going to be. With that said, Hours and design time, research of parts, fabrication, finishing and assembly all take way longer, ask any hot rod shop. I can't build something super nice and thought out for one part and half-assed build another part just to save some time, not how I work. I won't disclose the monies spent by the owner, not cool business etiquette. Over the next little while I may have something to offer for those interested in a special limited production build. There are some cost savings in common builds (not a one off custom each time). Guestimating the cost will be somewhere around the price of a new GS with a loaded sidecar, as far as monies go. Could be more, could be less. We'll see. Bike is already in the shop waiting for me.... to be continued.
    Brock Smith
    Side Effects
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