What the Frig do I do now

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MGV8, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    One of my favourite pictures of my trip, taken by a fellow traveller I met on the road.
  2. MGV8

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    So having been hit hard with this sickness of hacks, I jest of course. New plans are a foot. Thought I would do it different this time. Bought the Bike first. :-)
    Here is the plan-- Seeing as I am fast putting miles on my current rig, Breaking it and finding a few things I would like to change
    I figure that in two to four years I will need a replacement.
    So here it is.
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    Not sure whose car I am going to use, Brock is not in the business at the moment. Of course there is the money thing. Grrrr. Plus this is an awesome two wheel machine.
    The research should be fun
    Stay tuned
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  3. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Brock's still doing metal work and I'd bet he would take a sidecar commission if he could work it into his schedule.
  4. MGV8

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    Last I heard he is working for some one else, Fab, custom shop. Not taking on any projects. I guess I should get in touch and see what he is up to. Maybe we can connect when both of us are ready. Thinking a couple of trips to Pennsylvania might be in my future.
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  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Claude's operation is interesting, his work doesn't break much but it's heavy.
    Brock's wife I believe has some health issues so she's unable to work so he got a regular job with a regular check.I communicated with him a few months back via Facebook about getting an EZS thru him, he was willing to be helpful if he could and seemed interested in some part time projects.
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  6. MGV8

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    I didn't know that part, I certainly will have to get in touch, hope she is ok
  7. MGV8

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    I might have found something. Any one know anything about these guys?
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  8. BigFatAl

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  9. MGV8

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    Arn't all side cars. :lol2
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  10. BigFatAl

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    Not mine !!
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  12. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  13. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile Super Supporter

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  14. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I believe MGV8 may be beyond Ural copies ! You could look for a body style you like and have Brock build you a chassis. ??? Do you ever haul a passenger ? Cargo box with removable chair ? Brock is the most interesting of the NA builders .
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    I'm not a huge DMC fan but the expedition it seems like a nice product if you like the traditional Ural look.
    Modernize the Ural one more time 15" wheels in pusher and sidecar positions (cheaper more plentiful tire options) wide 17" front wheel for using motorcycle rears once front tires get above 135/145 steering effort goes up. But cycle tires steer better in loose going than the wider ones.
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  15. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Still pitching ideas
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    Luke we need exoskeleton designs get on it !

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  16. MGV8

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    I had forgotten Brock did some of these, I might have to sweet talk to him.
  17. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I had to look awhile to find that one on the Sportster the owner got mad at us and doesn't post on the forum anymore but that's a sweet utilitarian rig one of those would be great on my last r1150gs with a swingarm rigged for a BMW rear wheel wouldn't need a brake for me.:-)
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  18. Ivan Rider

    Ivan Rider Been here awhile

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    Black Beauty 2010.jpg 0724141941.jpg I've attached Ural sidecars to 2 of my BMW's. 1978 R80/7 and 2004 BMW R1200CLC. They both make a good tug and been running both for years without any issues.
  19. Ivan Rider

    Ivan Rider Been here awhile

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    Here is the trail adapter I had made which is the only modification I needed to make my R1200CLC handle easier. CLC adapter installed 2.jpg CLC Adapter intalled 1.jpg CLC Adapter Plate 1.jpg
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  20. triumphsidehack

    triumphsidehack Been here awhile Supporter

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    hey Ivan …….. looks somewhat close to your little scoot , and boy are they a hoot. Was hopeing to hang a small tub on this rascal one day :( But like a numbskull I let it get away . :waysad

    And thanks for the reducer pics ! Your guy does very good work.

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