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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By claude
Nice work Scott! Keep me posted.

Nice work Scott! Keep me posted.
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By claude
Vern goodwin

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Sad news in the Sidecar world. Was on the phone with Mary Sontag from Motorvation today and she told me that Vern Goodwin, who many here probably know, Passed away recently. Vern was an ICON...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By claude
If you want a small sidecar that doesn't mean it...

If you want a small sidecar that doesn't mean it has too be 'light'. Build it small and heavier. No matter what it has to be structurally sound.

Ballast? Can be bolt on.

Some say a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By claude
Pesonally I like the 1100's better. 1200s have...

Pesonally I like the 1100's better. 1200s have integrated fairings and did have the stator issues. Just saying...either is fine.
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By claude
Lots of EML stuff there and the Moturist was a...

Lots of EML stuff there and the Moturist was a decent sidecar. I think there is a video of Roger spinning around on the rig on the HPSidecars site...maybe.
Ya might want to replace the timing...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 61,822
Posted By claude
Summit point sidecar ron dee voo

SUMMIT POINT SIDECAR RON DEE VOO
.Get the word out!
Summit Point Raceway is an excellent venue and the folks there are great. A little history here. We began the ISOK back years ago when I was...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 96,276
Posted By claude
Yes DB been there done that. Was in Merchant...

Yes DB been there done that. Was in Merchant Maries for a while. Once Was on a T2 tanker converted to a bulk carrier. Typhoon off the coast of Japan. 60 ft waves. T2s could not hit waves head on due...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Single digits for way too long now. Finally had...

Single digits for way too long now. Finally had pipes freeze with issues at house. First time since we built i tin 1984. Moving into shop for a while. Oh well seems like I am here most of the time...
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Ya know what Richard this post was bad enough ...

Ya know what Richard this post was bad enough but then I went on to read Strong Bad's. ..... 6 degress here lol
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Yes true!! Look at Scott's Dakar V Rod....

Yes true!! Look at Scott's Dakar V Rod. too..links! Must mean something guys.
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Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Had pipes freeze in house , first time since I...

Had pipes freeze in house , first time since I built it in 1984! Thought we had it taken care of ... took off to grab a burger came back and now have an indoor pool! Major mess LOL.
Dunno what's...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
I suppose unsprung weight with a leading link is...

I suppose unsprung weight with a leading link is a concern but it would be interesting to see a comparison made. For most applications in the real wor I think this is not an issue worth losing any...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
[QUOTE=FR700;26173229]R69US would be a good...

[QUOTE=FR700;26173229]R69US would be a good example of market pressure being applied to convince the manufacturer to go with so called conventional forks.QUOTE]

Yes I think so. Many made with...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Yes I suppose so. I had heard that BMW didn't...

Yes I suppose so. I had heard that BMW didn't care to change but the market preferred the tele forks. True /false? Who knows. Some if not most of the early teles were pretty small especially ...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Why did they fall from popularity? What are the ...

Why did they fall from popularity? What are the downsides to leading links even on solo bikes?
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Anyone remember the Greeves motorcroos bikes?...

Anyone remember the Greeves motorcroos bikes? Yep..leading link.
Honda Dream? Leading link too.
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
So a DEP 'shitload' is 8 gallons?

So a DEP 'shitload' is 8 gallons?
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Come on Jack who would ever want to be a shit...

Come on Jack who would ever want to be a shit analyzer. funny that word has 'anal' in it.
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7,028
Views: 2,632,176
Posted By claude
great picture!

great picture!
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 535,392
Posted By claude
If anyone wishes to do a study on shit click here...

If anyone wishes to do a study on shit click here and go to the end of the thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=786238&page=8

Hey Cranky ol Bastard....give me another call when...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Cool...You actually know jack shit? That's Cool...

Cool...You actually know jack shit? That's Cool shit!
Here is what my extensive and dedicated research has found (note that no govenmennt grant monies were received by me for this chore).

For...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
You had a horse barn in your high school? Kinda...

You had a horse barn in your high school? Kinda shitty I bet.
Funny I quit school and joined the merchant marines to make enough money to buy an XLCH,,,partied the money away (duh) went into army...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
The Earl's fork and what we know as the leading...

The Earl's fork and what we know as the leading link front ends are for all practical definitions the same in principle. Take a look here:
http://bmwdean.com/earles-fork.htm

The DeDome has...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Seriously...

Seriously I am glad DB here in America has decided to create some shit that is on the same line as the french shit and overall I think both are pretty good shit and a lot of shit went into figuring...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Serious shit here

Manure... An interesting fact

Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be Transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial Fertilizers, so large shipments...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
MORE INFO: Shitload:(hey if we keep this up...

MORE INFO:
Shitload:(hey if we keep this up maybe we will have as shitload of information on shitload)

In some parts of the country ranchers use the term shitload as an actual measurement.
It...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,575
Posted By claude
Good machine my friend.

Good machine my friend.
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
think 'hyabusa' DB !! I think the HP guys are...

think 'hyabusa' DB !! I think the HP guys are still ADVENTURE RIDERS LOL.
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
The internet being as it is 'the information...

The internet being as it is 'the information highway' I looked up 'shitload'.....
SHITLOAD:
A Shitload is considered a base unit for quantity, much like the foot or the metre is for length. It is...
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
No foul DB. We are however considering putting a...

No foul DB. We are however considering putting a tilt on the ball area to make that angle much less. We did the steel insert so it is a steel in steel thread which I think was a good but probably...
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
Oh BTW the new GSW has a different ball.

Oh BTW the new GSW has a different ball.
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,850
Posted By claude
I do share the concerns stated previously by...

I do share the concerns stated previously by Chris regarding welding of the aluminum. Hope it is okay. This is nothing to play with as the results could be a catastophy!!
As far as the dedome mod...
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,575
Posted By claude
Fixing to do another Rocket III soon .... Done...

Fixing to do another Rocket III soon .... Done three now pretty awesome sidecar bike!!!
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,937
Posted By claude
:rofl I would say no in light of what was...

:rofl

I would say no in light of what was posted earlier....BUT.....IF you wish to take a chance I would say to get a tire and see if it mounts easily with no more effort than normal. The wheels...
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By claude
HMO? Good product. Been around for quite a while.

HMO? Good product. Been around for quite a while.
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,650
Posted By claude
Sure they work. Simple solution of no fairing or...

Sure they work. Simple solution of no fairing or whatever is involved. May require some rewiring for headlight and such.
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,650
Posted By claude
Can be done but need to be beefy enough to handle...

Can be done but need to be beefy enough to handle side loads that NEVER happen on a solo bike.
One another note:One word of warning related to raked trees. If shopping manufaturers be sure that they...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,937
Posted By claude
There is some truth to this with many products....

There is some truth to this with many products. Personally Dunno about tires though. I can say that there can be variations in rubber compounds from one production run of tires to another. This can...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,937
Posted By claude
Motorcycle tires should also be stored with the...

Motorcycle tires should also be stored with the spacers between the beads. These are usually cardboard.
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,937
Posted By claude
Often wondered how much overkill there are in...

Often wondered how much overkill there are in numbers actually published. 30%? dunno.
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