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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by High Octane, Jul 8, 2015.
That's for your dog isn't it?
That'll make for a happy pooch
Yes, for sidecar Woody. Although he hasn’t been riding with me this week. He got tore up pretty bad by a coon last week and needed a few days to recover. Woody had the help of 3 other Drahthaars, the coon won’t be bothering anyone again.
As I set here dreaming I’m wondering if there is any merit in hacking a Victory Vision. I’m a notorious bottom feeder and wonder if a Vision can be had for cheap. I’ve heard that they are a very comfortable ride. Before I go out and buy a GL1800 for my champion sidecar I thought I should research other options first.
I searched the web but came up empty. Anyone have an option on the Vision?
Oh come on !
2011 in Michigan, 25,000 miles, asking $8k, private seller - that's 1/3 the new MSRP
I have visions of Woody recoiling at the damn thing, It'll probably help if you reassure him that Warner von Braun was a German. The world needs more 50s art Deco spaceship sidecars.
What. You not up for a challenge?
I gotta look at the specs. Are they water cooled? Looks like I could put a huge tire under that fugly front render!
Even BMW guys have to admit if a wing don't start it's probably out of gas, I like the Champion Daytona and I'd like one of those new wings with the funny front end Hossack front end as the Euro's probably have a trail reduction system for it already.
Ok back to the current project.
Moto tire is mounted and tested. Steers much better. I’m very surprised that it doesn’t have any head shake. But I got a slight right pull. I needed to check the alignment and lean out. I wanted to get a quick ride in before sundown so I didn’t do it yet. It’s got a front disk brake drag so I have to pull the wheel and fix that too. And I’m thinking about moving the front axel forward about 3/4”. The LL is already in the forward position so I need to make a couple of parts to do it.
These are the parts you’ll need if your going to put a SV650 3.5x17 front rim on your EZS LL.
Suzuki rim. Narrower so it needs adapters/spacers. And new 20x47 bearings.
Adapters to make the EZS disk brake carriers fit the Suzuki rim.
The EZS disk brake carriers are a 6 bolt and the Suzuki rim is 5. So to make it all bolt up is a bit tricky. It takes putting some extra holes in the EZS parts to bolt up to the adapters and some other holes to mount to the rim. And then you have to be ok with going from 6 bolts to four to mount the EXS disk carriers. I could have just remade the entire EZS disk carriers thicker and with 5 mounting holes but aluminum that big diameter get damn expensive. So I opted for the smaller 5” adapters. It still cost $54 just for the aluminum.
And caliper spacers
It'll be interesting to see how fast the MC tire wears next year it's pretty easy to get 30k miles out of an front auto tire.
California Sidecars, Motortrike and Roadsmith have solutions for the 2018+ Goldwing. Champion Sidecar has bike side mounts.
Hey Ned, that looks like you!
You do good work Leigh, wish I had your tools and knowledge!
Sometimes a slight pull to the right could be corrected with a wee bit more air in the tub's tire.
Checked the toe in, still good at 3/4”. Might be too much, I’ll watch for sidecar tire wear. I added 1 degree of lean out. About 2 degrees now.
Good point about the sidecar tire pressure. I’ll try that next. But the wind is up today so likely won’t be able to get a good read.
Ok, off to ride(heated gear 34 degrees). Tomorrow it snows again.
What model is your calculator? I use an 11C in the shop and a 15C in the house. I love them dearly.
I’ve got a 41c with a surveyors package buried some where.
I still believe that [enter] > =
15c. I lost mine a few years ago but one of the engineers working for me said she had an extra she didn’t need. Saved my life!
Reverse Polish. Kinda dates, me doesn’t it.
Hannigan does a trail reduction for those front ends also. We are on our second project at this time with one. Works well. Here is one on a trike ....