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Forum: Hacks 06-15-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
Truly outstanding build there, Zipper. Superb,...

Truly outstanding build there, Zipper. Superb, gorgeous, really a fine job, congratulations! Beautiful!
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
Excellent choice of words, I gotta agree!!!

Excellent choice of words, I gotta agree!!!
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,736
Posted By XL-erate
Man, all kinds of high quality happiness designed...

Man, all kinds of high quality happiness designed into that rig right from the get go! Just add dogs and roads ha!
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,736
Posted By XL-erate
Typical for CSM - ultra-super-cool! Thanks for...

Typical for CSM - ultra-super-cool! Thanks for sharing that, those happy pooches brought a smile to my heart! Many miles of smiles to you all !!!
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 168,152
Posted By XL-erate
Yes, from a mechanical engineering perspective...

Yes, from a mechanical engineering perspective it's obvious there's just too many variables on any rig to lay out a chiseled-in-stone formula. Just a few examples:

Front tire: tread ply rating,...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,939
Posted By XL-erate
Wow, what a shocking and unexpected finish!...

Wow, what a shocking and unexpected finish! Sounds like Somebody was riding along and watching over you! Prayers will be sent for your speedy and complete recovery.
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,980
Posted By XL-erate
Very interesting and enjoyable thread from start...

Very interesting and enjoyable thread from start to finish, thanks! Somehow I missed it before.
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,456
Posted By XL-erate
I agree with MotoJ! In a day when ya can't even...

I agree with MotoJ! In a day when ya can't even find good gloves or longjohns for less than that other $100, hey....?

On the rust, depending on the construction [which I didn't look into] there's...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By XL-erate
Thanks very much for those pictures, MotoJ,...

Thanks very much for those pictures, MotoJ, NitroMax & Claude! That could be a big help in my build. No doubt a picture is worth a thousand so that's a good 7,000 + word's worth there!
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 97,344
Posted By XL-erate
Wow, lots to like there! Very pretty bike and...

Wow, lots to like there! Very pretty bike and nice upgrades, can't wait to see the finished result...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
Well, sir, no doubt you're doing an admirable job...

Well, sir, no doubt you're doing an admirable job of it so far!
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,274
Posted By XL-erate
Lots of good advice! I'm in a similar situation....

Lots of good advice! I'm in a similar situation. I have other health issues besides orthopedic, but that's what brought me here to sidecars. Important to explore all options and to consider all of...
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By XL-erate
Interesting, thanks y'all!

Interesting, thanks y'all!
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By XL-erate
Sounds good, Jay, the water jet should do the...

Sounds good, Jay, the water jet should do the trick nicely!

I was just looking for my usual - something for nothing ha!
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By XL-erate
Thanks, guys! I thought it was too...

Thanks, guys!

I thought it was too simple....
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By XL-erate
Custom Fork Mods....

Hi folks!

Just thinking about Steering Fork modifications for a sidecar rig.

I'm guessing that some companies that do mods to reduce Trail may weld up the Triple Tree parts and then redrill...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By XL-erate
Of course it's entirely up to you but I would...

Of course it's entirely up to you but I would never have a dog in a sidecar or the back of a pickup without it being restrained.

Those with a weak stomach may not enjoy the rest here so you'd...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
"no side car today but i did get my new sewing...

"no side car today
but i did get my new sewing machine
stay tuned for interior pics"

I really try very hard not to covet or envy but you aren't helping things a bit! Beautiful little machine...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By XL-erate
Just wanted to say welcome to the forum,...

Just wanted to say welcome to the forum, Temboira! Arthritis SUCKS!

I'll let somebody who knows the bike offer suggestions for best course of action.
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,591
Posted By XL-erate
Far off in the distance that familiar theme music...

Far off in the distance that familiar theme music from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' plays... Da-de-dah-de-Dah-Daahh...'.

Claude narrowly eyes his opponent then deftly sweeps away the front...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
Seeing the downright lovely edge trimming on this...

Seeing the downright lovely edge trimming on this body reminded me of something from 40 years ago. Hard to explain but hopefully worth the attempt. As a young guy I got a job with a fiberglass boat...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By XL-erate
A couple of stray thoughts on swaybars: there's...

A couple of stray thoughts on swaybars: there's no reason you can't use u-joints in a swaybar installation. Also there's all sorts of ways to transfer motion, such as chain and sprocket systems....
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
I don't know? What I read seemed to be a...

I don't know? What I read seemed to be a reference to correct terminology or word usage so I tried to give an answer to what seemed to be a sort of question.

I may have misunderstood entirely and...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
Hi, ANKOF, I hope this is what you were...

Hi, ANKOF,

I hope this is what you were referring to. As far as the proper terminology in English it's very simple: the lower part is the ' seat cushion', or 'seat bottom' or 'bottom pad'. The...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,260
Posted By XL-erate
I'm trying very, very hard to control my...

I'm trying very, very hard to control my covetousness and envy. You're not helping one bit.
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By XL-erate
Can you simply remove a spark plug, reattach...

Can you simply remove a spark plug, reattach sparkplug wire to it, ground plug body against engine case, rotate engine with key on and see when it fires? Mark flywheel accordingly and you should be...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,218
Posted By XL-erate
Hey, Steve in Ireland! I don't think I followed...

Hey, Steve in Ireland! I don't think I followed the ADV Hacks Forum yet in Feb 2011 so didn't see this back then. I might have missed it but it seems that nobody got around to mentioning it yet,...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,701
Views: 2,511,407
Posted By XL-erate
Bob's Rig <HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR:...

Bob's Rig
<HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d1d1e1; COLOR: #d1d1e1" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->"This just left my shop. The customer had me fix the floating caliper set up done by...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By XL-erate
Glad you made it, hope you're better taken care...

Glad you made it, hope you're better taken care of there.

I too believe in peace but unfortunately there is no peace without the persuasion of enforcement, mankind being what it is.
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By XL-erate
Thanks, Grrrl! Happy times to you a-hackin'!

Thanks, Grrrl! Happy times to you a-hackin'!
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By XL-erate
RE: Width

Good job there, GHG! [Guess I should say another good job, saw your blog too]

Regarding width comments, curious what your total track width is on this one? Roughly what's the measurement from...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 112,005
Posted By XL-erate
I hope it wasn't 'too much' there, Dave. Just...

I hope it wasn't 'too much' there, Dave. Just that I got to thinking about it and figured I'd share some of the 'why' with all the rest of the 'what' that we usually deal with. It can finally explain...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 112,005
Posted By XL-erate
The vibrations thing is interesting. Claude may...

The vibrations thing is interesting. Claude may recall when I talked to him about this a while back.

Everything has a vibration or personal wave form frequency to it, especially machines and...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By XL-erate
There's so much military gear out there, often...

There's so much military gear out there, often from European countries. I believe that one shown is originally a water jug, not a fuel jug, because of the cap. Can't remember the exact name of that...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,296
Posted By XL-erate
Just wrote a long reply because Page 2 didn't...

Just wrote a long reply because Page 2 didn't display last time I looked! Never saw those pics. So I'm editing out all the suggestions I had as you've already been there and done that. Sure hope the...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By XL-erate
I'd also suggest a Steib. From all the names of...

I'd also suggest a Steib. From all the names of outfits from the past it's probably the single most widely known with the most reader recognition of all of them and would also fit your story line...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,296
Posted By XL-erate
Pardon me for being so harsh but I really feel...

Pardon me for being so harsh but I really feel strongly on the subject. I studied deep and long on the 2F/1R reverse layout and was going to build one. My own design ended up very, very similar to...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,296
Posted By XL-erate
Personally I think it'd be a tragedy to chop up...

Personally I think it'd be a tragedy to chop up that cool chassis to literally half-ass cobble a whole motorcycle on the back half. I've seen several of those setups before, mostly in England, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By XL-erate
Aha, yes, you might be right! You can only fool...

Aha, yes, you might be right! You can only fool so many of the people for so long before the jig is up...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,281
Posted By XL-erate
Excellent! As an unexpectedly disabled person...

Excellent! As an unexpectedly disabled person allow me to say thank you to all who have undertaken these acts of kindness and generosity of the heart towards those who must suffer. Words fail me and...
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