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Forum: Hacks Today, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Boxer Metal
Merry Christmas from the Canterbury's ...

Merry Christmas from the Canterbury's

...
Forum: Hacks Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,583
Posted By Boxer Metal
Personally I like welding aluminum, I am no where...

Personally I like welding aluminum, I am no where near the welder as ROBTG is. I would think too, if the plug was a couple of thousands larger in diameter and you could freeze it and heat up the arm...
Forum: Hacks Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Boxer Metal
I like that color. We sold this to help...

I like that color.

We sold this to help start Boxer Metal and it is my favorite German color.
...
Forum: Hacks Today, 12:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,583
Posted By Boxer Metal
So not a factor on outside of the welds if the...

So not a factor on outside of the welds if the correct filler rod is being used?
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Boxer Metal
I've already done a green rig so I was thinking...

I've already done a green rig so I was thinking semi gloss light blue
...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Boxer Metal
The Plan. The Bike: Relocate fuel pump...

The Plan.

The Bike:

Relocate fuel pump and filter to the outside the tank
build auxiliary tank
K75C fairing
New aftermarket instruments
Police seat
Larger rear rack
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Boxer Metal
I decided on a K100. It fits all of the...

I decided on a K100. It fits all of the requirements. I found a 1987 K100RT locally.
...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Boxer Metal
Lead in to a build thread. Had to have Christmas...

Lead in to a build thread. Had to have Christmas Eve dinner before continuing.
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Boxer Metal
2wd k100gs

Mrs. Boxer Metal and I had a chance to put 600 miles on a modern sidecar rig this October in Alaska and about 200 of those miles was off roading.
When we returned we decided it was time to build...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,583
Posted By Boxer Metal
Just curious what is being done to remove stress...

Just curious what is being done to remove stress on the alloy part after welding it?
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By Boxer Metal
Many thousands of hours. Way more precious than...

Many thousands of hours. Way more precious than money:D
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Boxer Metal
Wonderful. Looking forward to our first snow ride...

Wonderful. Looking forward to our first snow ride of the season this weekend.
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By Boxer Metal
We are not doing to bad in Northern California....

We are not doing to bad in Northern California. In our little town of 86,000 people we have 12-15 sidecars.
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By Boxer Metal
Before spending any money. Remove the spring and...

Before spending any money. Remove the spring and see if there is any damping in the shock. If there is take a plastic milk jug and make some washers for both ends of the spring. This will help with...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Boxer Metal
I'm with Claude. Universal clamps are not safe. ...

I'm with Claude. Universal clamps are not safe. You did not mention what you are mounting this to?
BTW I'm only 90 miles away from you. Bring beer and I'll do what I can to help you.
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,344
Posted By Boxer Metal
From the pictures I would say it's defiantly...

From the pictures I would say it's defiantly worth $6k even if you have to spend another $4k going through it.



K's use a very different master cylinder.
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,167
Posted By Boxer Metal
Happy Wife, Happy Life ...

Happy Wife, Happy Life

http://boxermetal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/new-fiffy-21-850x600_c.jpg
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,794
Posted By Boxer Metal
In the old days we used Koni shocks. 7610-1298,...

In the old days we used Koni shocks. 7610-1298, 7610-1302,7610-1282 and now you can Ikon shocks made with the same tooling as the Koni's were and use the same part numbers.

Not a fan of...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By Boxer Metal
You can weld on your frame, just make sure you...

You can weld on your frame, just make sure you are doing it all correctly:D
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 491,948
Posted By Boxer Metal
Who's on first?

Who's on first?
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,661
Posted By Boxer Metal
Every few years I get the itch for a solo bike...

Every few years I get the itch for a solo bike and then it just sits. I guess after a quarter of a million miles on sidecars, sidecaring is it for me.
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By Boxer Metal
The Beast has an EML frame. Longer, thicker...

The Beast has an EML frame. Longer, thicker tubing and stronger than a stock frame. You want a subframe that accounts for both lower mounts and the upper rear. On the upper front build a sperate part...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Boxer Metal
I disagree. If everything is built correctly to...

I disagree. If everything is built correctly to start with there is no need for heims and having two lower ball mounts is is way easier to attach the sidecar and adjust. Talk to any off road or race...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Boxer Metal
It looks like a modified early Side Strider

It looks like a modified early Side Strider
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,572
Posted By Boxer Metal
The Michelin tires are not Coker repops. They are...

The Michelin tires are not Coker repops. They are still a good quality tire.
Remove the tire from the rim and take a grey scotch pad to the inside of the rim and the and the bead surface on the tire...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By Boxer Metal
Jim is correct. HD alloy top clamp $175.00 ...

Jim is correct.

HD alloy top clamp $175.00
10 wt fork oil $15.00
Progressive brand fork springs with 1/2 to 3/4 preload spacers $120.00
and replace the rear shocks with a set of Ikon...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 17,764
Posted By Boxer Metal
It is very easy to get on a sidecar and feel...

It is very easy to get on a sidecar and feel comfortable. When I build someone their first sidecar we have an agreement that they will not ride on 2 wheels until they have 10,000 miles on the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Boxer Metal
The State of California views sidecars as an...

The State of California views sidecars as an accessory and is covered with the rest of the motorcycle and a passenger is a passenger.
I've had State Farm for over 2o years without any issues with...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By Boxer Metal
This would be worthy of its own thread. ...

This would be worthy of its own thread.



I would give yourself at least five and a half feet depending on the handlebars.
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By Boxer Metal
Welcome and yes you should build a sidecar. I'm...

Welcome and yes you should build a sidecar. I'm only six hours South of you. If you need some help let me know.
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 491,948
Posted By Boxer Metal
I think the answer is pretty obvious. It's half...

I think the answer is pretty obvious. It's half the price than having Claude or myself build you a sidecar that would give you that much fun:D
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By Boxer Metal
http://saltproofing.com/ ...

http://saltproofing.com/

http://saltproofing.com/
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,290
Posted By Boxer Metal
Kinda of Back

Hey Everyone. I might hang out here for a bit, but I am really tired of the jerks hiding behind their computer without anything positive to say and constantly killing a good thread. There is seem to...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,474
Posted By Boxer Metal
Boxer Metal Leaving ADV Rider

So my last two threads that I have started have turned into a shit show. My wife and I work on BMW airheads 15 hours a day 6 days a week with 2 kids. I'm tired of the bull shit. We will know longer...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,413
Posted By Boxer Metal
Thank you for those of you that support what we...

Thank you for those of you that support what we do. Between this thread and this one http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004994. I'm done. I am always willing to help anyone with a BMW...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Boxer Metal
Gotcha:D

Gotcha:D
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Boxer Metal
If your bike is old enough to have a brake cable...

If your bike is old enough to have a brake cable BMW offers one length.

Re-route your throttle cables

By this 32 73 2 324 958 cable from a BMW dealer

Now you have only spent $36.00
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Boxer Metal
Try this place http://roadridermca.com/. Years...

Try this place http://roadridermca.com/. Years ago they had a huge selection of Krauser parts and hardware.
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Boxer Metal
To answer the question go Here...

To answer the question go Here (http://www.bmw2valve.com/motorcycle/1112260-265.html)

http://www.bmw2valve.com/Merchant5/graphics/00000001/1112260.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Boxer Metal
I hope you leave the bike as is. Super cool old...

I hope you leave the bike as is. Super cool old school. The problem is the new style bushings from BMW are not the same size as the original ones. If you can reuse the old ones.
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