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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Dr Jim, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    The stock Aussie Val looks to have a fair bit of rake to the forks.
    152mm or 6 inch trail means the front wheel needed to move forward a good 4inches and some would go more.
    Negative trail would be a death trap.
    Looks a lot though and not just in the pictures.
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  2. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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  3. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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  4. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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  5. Valk rider

    Valk rider Been here awhile

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    Well in all honesty that 24 to 25 figure is achievable but rarely. And it’s puttering along at 50mph in good weather with no head wind on straight roads. I’m a slow timid driver and mpg reflect that.
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  6. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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  7. odinjunior

    odinjunior Been here awhile

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  8. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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  9. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Is that Wing CCJon's old Rig?
  10. CCjon

    CCjon Gypsy Rider Supporter

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    Mine was a 1994 model with the Champion Escort sidecar. Last time I saw, it had an American flag wrap.

    On the above rig, for $2000, you get a double wide hack. Sell the GW for parts.
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  11. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Wing seems to consist of a selection of usable parts at 2 k it might be worth it.
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  12. RetiredandRiding

    RetiredandRiding Retired to Ride Supporter

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    Sorry to hear... I hope you will stay active on this forum.
  13. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Notifying Mike at that price may be a disservice.
  14. phughes

    phughes Long timer Supporter

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    Wow, that is low. The lowest I have gotten with my 2014 Gear up is 31 mpg. That is all around town, and after I put the short windshield on the sidecar for the colder weather. 2 up with no windshield I have been getting between 34 mpg and 37 mpg.

    The lower mpg has been since November. I replaced the camshaft and lifters, and got it back on the road the end of November. It has been rough off idle since then, and I just determined it had a bad connection the right plug wire. That is fixed now and it runs much better. I have a feeling the fuel mileage will go back up as well.

    BTW I figure mileage based on GPS corrected miles.
  15. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    On my 1998 BMW R1200C with Champion Daytona sidecar, I get about 30 mpg. Sometimes less, sometimes more but usually right around 30 mpg.
  16. arbalest

    arbalest Long timer

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    I have to say, I have not been thrilled with the gas mileage I've got with the R90/6. As a solo, the BEST I ever got was 37 mpg. I always thought, as a solo, it should have got around 50 mpg. Never saw anything close to that.
  17. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Ah, that's right. For some reason the orange rim tape caught my attention.
  18. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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  19. MiloGasser

    MiloGasser n00b

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  20. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    I walked through the AHRMA pits at the last Barber Vintage Days and took an incomplete survey of sidecar drivers chosen amount of trail reduction. Now this was on road-race sidecars and should not be applied to street stuff where the rules are different.
    Chosen trail amounts varied from 1 inch down to 0. The 0 was on a Moto Guzzi rig piloted and monkeyed by a husband and wife team. He said I want it to steer easily and I'm never going to relax out there any way. Most chose 5/8 or 3/4 of an inch of trail.
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