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Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By SwampFox883R
After a valve adjustment we finally got the...

After a valve adjustment we finally got the R1100GS throttle bodies sync'ed using the ho-made manometer:
http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=5301
The oilhead runs much, much...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By SwampFox883R
I've been eyeballing the Morgan Carbtune. After...

I've been eyeballing the Morgan Carbtune. After helping me with the ATF/tube manometer, Mrs. SwampFox gave the OK to order one, but I'm gonna try again with the ho'made contraption first. :twitch
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By SwampFox883R
Worked on the GS/CSM rig a little this evening -...

Worked on the GS/CSM rig a little this evening - sure 'nuff, the brass bypass screws were carb'ed up. Cleaned the screws, passage & throttle bodies the engine pretty smooth with both sides pulling...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By SwampFox883R
Carl, I will check for air leaks. Dave, the...

Carl, I will check for air leaks.

Dave, the canister is long gone and Autolite 3923 plugs have been installed. And you may be onto something with the carbon build-up - to get an even vacuum at...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By SwampFox883R
Thread Hi-Jack - But Sorta Related

Background: Acquired the R1100GS/CSM rig last summer - except for being cold natured the engine ran well enough once warmed-up. But the idle has become so erratic the past couple of month's that it'd...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,166,695
Posted By SwampFox883R
If I remember correctly, when I visited the local...

If I remember correctly, when I visited the local Honda shop yesterday there was red 2013 tagged at $1500 off :evil
...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,166,695
Posted By SwampFox883R
Brit, I've wondered the same thing about the...

Brit, I've wondered the same thing about the NC700's after eyeballing one at the local Honda shop -- especially with the dual-clutch auto-shift option preferred by Mrs. Swampfox.

I took Maddie for...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By SwampFox883R
Honda CX 500 /Velorex in MI

davebig pointed out this rig over in the for sale thread - too bad MI isn't closer to VA - this could be a good starting place: http://lansing.craigslist.org/mcy/4402660329.html

1982 Honda GL500...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 466,425
Posted By SwampFox883R
T-100 Velorex Combo

Stumbled across this rig while poking around the 'net - for sale at Sealy Cycle Service, a Ural dealer in Southeast Texas - 'cept for the mini-apehangers, it appears to be very well sorted:

From:...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By SwampFox883R
This Scrambler/Velorex combination went...

This Scrambler/Velorex combination went stride-for-stride with the Ural rigs on dirt/gravel roads during the Uncertain?Rendezvous 2012 down in East Texas (2nd in line here):
...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,450
Posted By SwampFox883R
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By SwampFox883R
Excellent! Please post up or PM me should you...

Excellent! Please post up or PM me should you need any assistance thru from San Antonio to New Orleans area -- we can usually find help in this area - I will PM you my phone number. Travel safe...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,950
Posted By SwampFox883R
Posted this pic from a recent Saturday afternoon...

Posted this pic from a recent Saturday afternoon ride in the Show Me thread: 4 usable non-excotic outfits - the 800cc Suzuki cruiser with a Velorex sidecar to the right has been used to commute to...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,166,695
Posted By SwampFox883R
:getiton

:getiton
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,950
Posted By SwampFox883R
The Wiseco 1200 conversion is on my distant...

The Wiseco 1200 conversion is on my distant radar, but I've been doing just fine with the 883 - I doubt if I'd travel any further any faster with the 1200cc's.

From a fellow with Asian, European...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,166,695
Posted By SwampFox883R
Us local sidecarists enjoyed an afternoon ride...

Us local sidecarists enjoyed an afternoon ride yesterday, stopping at Caddo Lake on the bluff in downtown Mooringsport, Louisiana:

http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=5287
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,950
Posted By SwampFox883R
Hey, that's cool too! :thumb

Hey, that's cool too! :thumb
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,950
Posted By SwampFox883R
Dabber, do you still have the KLR rig? Did it...

Dabber, do you still have the KLR rig? Did it prove better than the Sportster at exploring gravel roads??

I was just wondering how much better the Sportster rigs would be on dirt/gravel with some...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,950
Posted By SwampFox883R
Laugh Yep, yep & yep. Some experience and details on...

Yep, yep & yep. Some experience and details on my rigid-mount '02 883R rig. The brakes are indeed decent - will lock 'em up but do not "modulate" as well as most "sportier" bikes. The only engine...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By SwampFox883R
Remember, a squarish trunk generally packs more...

Remember, a squarish trunk generally packs more gear (pic plagiarized from http://www.freedomsidecars.com/sidecars/CSM%201A%20Sidecars.html)

http://www.freedomsidecars.com/sidecars/images/csm5.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By SwampFox883R
We sure don't have views like that down here. ...

We sure don't have views like that down here. Glad your venture into the city went well.
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,950
Posted By SwampFox883R
Sportsters & Rangers

Yep, Sportsters & Rangers can make a nice rig:

http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=3723

Looking forward to the build
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By SwampFox883R
Hey, that looks good! :beer

Hey, that looks good! :beer
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,166,695
Posted By SwampFox883R
Looks quite adventurous to me :eek1

Looks quite adventurous to me :eek1
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By SwampFox883R
Glad you stopped by John. Hopefully you now have...

Glad you stopped by John. Hopefully you now have a better idea of the plus & minuses of various sidecar configuarations. Always good to meet new friends and visit about sidecars and such.
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By SwampFox883R
Just got to the rally ....... :*sip* Looking...

Just got to the rally ....... :*sip* Looking fwd to the rest of the ride.
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 466,425
Posted By SwampFox883R
Moline Ultra

Johnny's blue rig is pictured in this list of "vintage" American sidecars:
http://floridasidecarproducts.com/vintage_sidecars
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,629
Posted By SwampFox883R
:thumb ......

:thumb ... http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=5229
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 466,425
Posted By SwampFox883R
That should be a Moline Ultra. Joyce & Johnny...

That should be a Moline Ultra. Joyce & Johnny down in SE Texas have one mounted to a GL1500 - in the background of this pic from the 2013 USCA national rally in Mtn. View, Arkansas:...
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By SwampFox883R
Take a look 'bout 1/2 down Page 306 for a pic of...

Take a look 'bout 1/2 down Page 306 for a pic of a well sorted KLR rig: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294734&highlight=sputnik&page=306
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By SwampFox883R
I rode my '02 883R Sportster with 5* trees solo...

I rode my '02 883R Sportster with 5* trees solo ~10 miles from the shop after some repairs with the same experience. Steering was "RIGHT NOW" quick, and I suspect a bumpy road could easily induce a...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By SwampFox883R
Was the fellow hanging on to the back of the...

Was the fellow hanging on to the back of the buggy on rollerblades??
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By SwampFox883R
It took me ~2,000 miles before I was comfortable...

It took me ~2,000 miles before I was comfortable piloting my Sportster rig. Another 2,000 miles and I was a dedicated sidecar enthusiast. I'm now so accustomed to the push/pull of "yaw" that I...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,263
Posted By SwampFox883R
Here's a variation of the same theme -- same rig...

Here's a variation of the same theme -- same rig I referenced in the other thread discussing which tug for an adv rig:

http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=5212




I've...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,263
Posted By SwampFox883R
Longing for a sidecar rig for years just because...

Longing for a sidecar rig for years just because I liked the idea, I used a new rescue puppy for an excuse to put the Sportster rig together back in '08 to train the dog to ride.

As for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,047
Posted By SwampFox883R
Here's my KLX visting Greenwich Village --...

Here's my KLX visting Greenwich Village -- Arkansas, that is :D:
http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=3927

And just yesterday crossing Bayou Pierre in Northwest Louisiana:...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By SwampFox883R
New Rig

Congrats on the new rig. http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=5229
Looking fwd to pics from the road!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 496,480
Posted By SwampFox883R
Bayou Pierre, Northwest Louisiana USA: ...

Bayou Pierre, Northwest Louisiana USA:

http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=5257
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 496,480
Posted By SwampFox883R
http://www.twtex.com/forums/images/smilies/wave.gi...

http://www.twtex.com/forums/images/smilies/wave.gif Hi Chili -- looks like you're growing!
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By SwampFox883R
Good job CleatusJ -- Looking fwd to pics of it...

Good job CleatusJ -- Looking fwd to pics of it all painted up!
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