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My motohack always needs something

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by High Octane, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    I'm contiplating adding a hack to my adv moto. Any ideas what would be a good hack for a bike like this? Probably be used for grinding up the gravel roads, not real off road stuff. I have a Champion Escort on my old cb900 but that chair is more of a highway outfit. Been thinking velorex or Sputnik. Any thoughts?
    Oh yeah, it's a 650 parallel Twin Kawasaki Ninja motor.

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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Get a Sputnik form Jay and have Claude sort it out, or maybe even just the Sputnik tub !
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  3. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Is the Sputnik better than the velorex? Been thinking about road tripping to ND and picking up the used one on Craigslist. Comes with a free Yamaha too....
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  4. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) He’s my President! Supporter

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    The Velorex is WAY better than Sputnick :evil Just kidding ( I have a Velo ). Whichever chair you put on will be just fine. Although that yama rig in ND is a hell of a deal. If I wasn't overloaded with projects I would have already left for ND :lol3
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  5. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    This one?
    http://nd.craigslist.org/mcy/5106261202.html
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  6. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah that would be the one I have my eyeball on. But I haven't broke the news to the wife yet, so no guarantee that it will happen. It would actually be better if it didn't come with the Yamaha, that way I wouldn't have justify buying another motorcycle!
    Are these velorex units tough enough to take a bit of abuse? I'm not talking about off road stuff just washboard gravel stuff.
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  7. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    I might end up with a sidecar I do not "need". Shipping from PA would be expensive, though.

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  8. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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  9. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah that enduro rig is cool. I think I'd like a bit more of a dog rig though. I made plans to head north to look over the one in ND, but it seams I forgot about the new washer and dryer that SWMBO wants. Got a bit of negotiation to do with SWMBO.....
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  10. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Road trip. 525miles round trip but she's home.[​IMG]
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  11. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    But I've been bamboozled! I didn't want another bike I only wanted the sidecar. So I called my daughter and told her she could have the bike. I picked her up in Fargo, drove damn near to Canada to pick it up. Wow what a sweat little motorbike. Yamaha xs650 special. It fits so well with the hack I really would hate to separate them. I'm still thinking on it but my daughter might be the next hack owner. And I'm out 2500 and got no chair for this: I've been bamboozled [​IMG]
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  12. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Such is life ! Something will turn up, Wehn are you moving to MN ?
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  13. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    In New Ulm during the week back in SD on most weekends. Woody and I cruised town for the first time in the Fat Bottom Girl (cb900 & hack). Woody's a star.
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  14. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Sounds like allot of driving down 14.Where you at the Sturgis sidecar rally if so you should have said hello.DB
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  15. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Actually I come down 67 thru Marshall and the back roads, my sd place is about 1/2 way between Bookings and Watertown.
    I didn't make the rally, I sure would have said hello. But with the rNew job and owning three houses right now it's a bit of time killer to take care of everything.
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  16. oldroadie

    oldroadie Two wheel addict

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    There's a cat in Rapid City with a pretty sweet Spirit chair for sale if you are still looking.
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  17. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah I saw one for sale In Rapid. But I spent my money. So either I get the Velorex to fit the Versys or leave it on the xs650. Don't know which just yet.
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  18. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Sold the velorex. So I'm still looking for a sidecar. I know Jays Sputnik is probably the right rig but I'm not done bottom fishing yet. Anyone put a Teraplane on a DS rig? There is on realativly close (same state anywa) but looks t need some work. Right off hand it doesn't look like a good fit but it's realativly cheap. Anyone ever see one on a dual sport rig?
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  19. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana Supporter

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  20. 5x4

    5x4 Been here awhile

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    high octane, mornin', hope ya had a good Christmas, I was wondering how far ya are from Gettysburg S.D.? there is a motorcycle there I would like to get someone to look at just to make sure it's complete and the engine turns over, paint,chrome rubber not important.might save me a long trip for nothing, thanks and happy new year
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