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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by England-Kev, Nov 14, 2007.
Is that something or what?
Hey, I know that dog!
Hows the hack pulling? Nice to see it out. I'm heading out Jan.17th after my Daughters birthday... highway to around Dallas then back roads to Big Bend to play then as much off road, back roads to Los Angeles CA. get a Tattoo? hit the beach and chill... then I don't know wich way from there but I'll figure it out as I go. I don't like plans. I kinda go with the breeze... maybe up the CA coast? wanna go?
I'm really liking the rig since I pinned the mounts in a few key spots to keep them from slipping and got her all adjusted and aligned. Still taking it slow and trying to get my head around technique, but it's better each time out.
Jan-Feb my plans are to build a "dog box" big enough for both golden retrievers to ride at the same time. With room fore and aft for camping gear. Prolly wood + fiberglass with simple boat-like lines something like the yellow one attached to the BSA earlier in this thread. As it is now, Bailey cries and cries whenever I take Roscoe and leave her home.
Sounds like you're gonna have a fantastic trip. Wish I could tag along, but got too many things scheduled to get away on an extended trip this spring.
Be sure to send a link to whatever RR thread you're doing on the trip so I can keep up.
And if your trip brings you back thru Alabama, you know where I'm at!
Some nice looking rigs. Only pics I have on on line.
I meant to ask how Roscoe was taking it..Home alone. Poor thing. You will get them both taken care of. What's better than a dog in a sidecar....2 dogs of course!
...they just have to take turns for now...
Sweet hat! Nice hat on the Roscoe too!
Dude, is it the sun shine or did you get toooo much sun shine on the nose?
Looks like you got the hack line out nice and even, looks good.
My daughter Lucie and I greenlaning on our KHR Honda XR650:
firstly, stuck in snow on a hill which doesn't really show in the photo
and secondly, in the summer
(not very good with fora, not sure if the pics will show, so apologies if they don't)
I will be collecting my Baker Thundercat F2 sidecar in a couple of weeks!
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I would like some info on your XR650/enduro hack set up. I had a XR650L and sold it due to my lack of ability to set up, weld and assy a sidecar subframe. And ended up with this 2009 KLR650/enduro by Dauntless hack. I love it but what I'm missing is bike clearance. The suspension is weak and the subframe is great but decreases my bikes ground clearance. I'm a tad short in the $$$ department at the moment or I would buy a raising link and better springs in the front and rear. What I really wanted to do was hook up a sidecar to the XRL. I'd like some info on your rig. What kind of sidecar is that? Wasp? Custom hook up? Where did you attach to bike? Did you beef up the bikes frame? Do you have any problems with the bike overheating with it not being water cooled? Sorry to blast you with all these questions but I have 2 more. Are you hireing? I want your job! And your XR650/hack!
One thing I really like about the KLR is how I can throw it around on the pavement as well as dirt, just need a bit more ground clearance.
Pretty neat hack. Is it an XR650L or the XR650R? I'd like to see any close ups of the bike if you have them, especially the hack.
I love the term "greenlaning". It sounds so much nicer then "dualsporting".
This sidecar outfit made a little girl very happy. Jim, her grandfather, is shown doing the final touches on it before Christmas at the CSM Shop.
So much cooler than a Big Wheel or run of the mill tricycle!
Hip, hip, hooray! You... are The Man!
To Kamikaziozzy and Bucho
Unfortunately for you I am in Wales, part of the UK! My sidecar has an integral chassis made by a chap called Kevin Hollister (hence KHR - Kevin Hollister Racing) with leading links forks and extended swing arm.
I will take some pics of it close up so you can see how it is made. The engine is a 2003 XR 650 Honda with the obsolete Baja Designs electric start and a 2 stage cam to give it more torque. It does about 85mph.
It is very stable and it is surprising where you can take it off road.
Nice one Claude, a shame there ain't no pic of the little (undoubtedly) proud owner.
Though it's not a sidecar, but a tricycle (but I've seen more coming through here ) I'll post a pic of a project in the same range: A tricycle we built for a handicapped kid some years back.
Parts like the donorbike, rims, fenders, mirrors, (even the shopping basket from the local store) and bearings were happily donated by several people and the rest we fabricated ourselves. The icing on the cake were probably the wave discs with the kids name cut out
More pics of the build process for those interested: Brian's trike
And Brian looks well happy.
My and my brothers outfit.
Now with his LT on the side.
For you northerners, it is on the right side, which is the left side.