The Xt400 side car (winter project)

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  1. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know a source for progressive springs for the forks and stiffer springs for the rear shock for an xt350? I haven't had much luck looking. I may try to make leading links for it but until then, I would like to stiffen things up a bit. Thanks.
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  2. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I try to make hay while the sun is shining....or in this case, the snow if flying. haha!

    P.S, I never knew you were from outer space??? (your profile location) :D

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  3. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    make some pre-load spacers for the forks..
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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I was thinking about trying that.....I have heard mixed things (I have never done it myself). Some say it works great, others say its a complete waste of time..
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  5. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Even put some air valves in the caps & put a few lbs of air in them..
    may find usefull as a solo bike as well..
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  6. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    The stock xt's have air forks. I am running about 10psi in them now. Max is 17 psi. I will try some spacer......cant hurt.
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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Worked on it a little yesterday. My boy cant wait to go for a ride! I worked on the step to get into the sidecar, and started mounting the caliper. I also added some bracing to my shock tower.

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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I would get this thing done a lit faster if I would stay of off youtube! I see something cool on there and It gives me too many ideas. 2 hour of watching people shoot stuff with mini cannons and I have my very own miniature cannon that fire a .177 cal projectile using FFFF black powder and a short fuse. Wow what a waste of time hahaha. Oh well at least it goes BOOM!!!
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    Got a build thread on the cannon? That looks super fun and cheap to shoot, wonder how accurate it is at 25 yds ?
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    yer..BUT he forgot to mill a scope rail in it....:rofl
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    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    I would bet you could hit the broad side of a barn at that distance. Probably not much smaller a target though.
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  12. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I will have a video up after a bit.....but still haven't tested it for accuracy yet. its pretty good from 18" away. haha
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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Yeah it could really use some sights. I'm thinking a lazer would be effective....:evil


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    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    try heavyer pellets... eun jin make 16grain .177 pellets..
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    Yer gonna mount that on the tub on a swivel, right?
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  17. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I think it might be kinda hard to light the fuse while the bike is moving. :D
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    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    while moving... yer catch and pass the pellet....:rofl
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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I have some time off work.....and I plan on working on the rig this week.....I hope..
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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Back to the sidecar stuff. I spent a little time today, tinkering around with the brake setup for the car......nothing fancy, but I think it will work. Now I just need brake lines.

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