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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By claude
Tighten steering head bearings..play with tire...

Tighten steering head bearings..play with tire pressure,,,,
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By claude
By all means do it. Simple....go for it.

By all means do it. Simple....go for it.
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By claude
cool stuff carl...hope we get to see it.

cool stuff carl...hope we get to see it.
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,597
Posted By claude
That story was so cool I am almost glad you...

That story was so cool I am almost glad you didn't have any real oil :D
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By claude
Going down a steep bank is where a sidecar brake...

Going down a steep bank is where a sidecar brake really shines especially if loaded and wanting to maintain a slow speed without the sidecar wanting to get ahead of you.

If you are in a high...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By claude
Agree 100%. Good going :-) Do a little at a time...

Agree 100%. Good going :-) Do a little at a time and somehow magically thing swill begin to fall into place and become natural. Then always dfrom time to time try to expand your skill envelope. We...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,597
Posted By claude
Good info! Extra fuel in any form is a good...

Good info! Extra fuel in any form is a good thing. Heck even riding her ein northern pa on a sunday after noon...ya plan to go from point 'a' to point ' b' and are not sure about fuel avaibility....
Forum: Hacks 05-19-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By claude
I think from what we have seen posted here does...

I think from what we have seen posted here does state ,like I said, this is not uncommon.

Yes,proportioning valves are an option.

Read ANY discussion about sidecar brakes and the posts will...
Forum: Hacks 05-19-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,597
Posted By claude
We won't talk about the exterior clear fuel line...

We won't talk about the exterior clear fuel line gauge or the fuel dipstick gauges...too rude and crude LOL.
Forum: Hacks 05-19-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,597
Posted By claude
http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/waterops/r...

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/waterops/redesign/calculators/volcalchtm.htm
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By claude
This is not uncommon. You can add a proportioning...

This is not uncommon. You can add a proportioning valve if you wish. Go to speedway motors or summit racing. However using both brakes is thee best policy. You can practice steering using front brake...
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 104,933
Posted By claude
Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes...

Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions

If the reason for being stupid was to recognize 'stupid' then it happened for a good reason. Some...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,597
Posted By claude
We did a similar setup on Jack Hetrick's double...

We did a similar setup on Jack Hetrick's double wide endure type sidecar on his V Strom...no brainer. It is basically a gas station carried along ... we used a ten gallon tank though.
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,505
Posted By claude
Excellent report with great pics and very cool ...

Excellent report with great pics and very cool looking outfit! There are some super sidecar folks in Ga. Check out the Georgia sidecar club.
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
Amen! :clap

Amen!
:clap
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
Well Said Bob!! Hey give me a call.

Well Said Bob!! Hey give me a call.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By claude
Thinking of heading up there....do ya camp...

Thinking of heading up there....do ya camp anywhere ?
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
Darn I actually feel bad I didn't mention L&M...

Darn I actually feel bad I didn't mention L&M earlier. Merle Wolfe....now he is a character but quite a craftsman! Used to stop in there a lot when I worked for Fred Ricupero and was running his...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
Well this last assumption is much better than...

Well this last assumption is much better than your earlier assumption my friend. Nothing wrong with the PNW.... Pete Larson and Brock Smith (and earlier his dad Peter Smith) have maintained an...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
GOOD OL' INTERNET ..... information Highway....

GOOD OL' INTERNET ..... information Highway. WOW....Just wow. over and out.
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
Do you know Pete DB?

Do you know Pete DB?
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
We have used Hawg Halters and have had no issues...

We have used Hawg Halters and have had no issues with them. Just saying.
If anyone is shopping for trees it is VERY IMPORTANT to tell the manufaturer that it is for sidecar use!! There are some...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
Pete builds sidecar for a few specific Harleys....

Pete builds sidecar for a few specific Harleys. He does not sell parts and pieces to be put on other stuff. Guess that is his right. He has done well with the business and makes probably one of the...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
We have used Liberty trees on a bike just like...

We have used Liberty trees on a bike just like the one pictured. The headlight chrome pieces are somewhat of a hassle especially if you have one of those quick release windshields. All in all not a...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
This is totally completely false. I have no idea...

This is totally completely false. I have no idea where you heard It but ,again, it isn't true and wasn't true period! Unbeleivable what people say sometimes when they have zero clue.
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By claude
Beautiful outfir!!!! Trees?? Pete Larson at...

Beautiful outfir!!!! Trees?? Pete Larson at Liberty Sidecars...or of course Hannigan. Again....Very nice outfit!!
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By claude
Call Hannigan ask for Jim Gooch. Simple solution.

Call Hannigan ask for Jim Gooch. Simple solution.
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By claude
cell phone reception can be iffy....credit cards...

cell phone reception can be iffy....credit cards can b eused as fire starters...LOL.
Other options:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wx-s0PJZ7Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVmBtjoqXfM
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By claude
This is all fine depending where one may be....

This is all fine depending where one may be. This forum does have a few who do some serious rides ..... hard to call triple A when you are somewhere between Turkey and China. :D
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By claude
Stongbad wrote: "If you cut a tire causing a hole...

Stongbad wrote: "If you cut a tire causing a hole large enough that you need a tube, then you would need to patch the tire, as a cut that large can cut/pinch a tube."
THIS IS NOT A BAD POLICY!!...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By claude
That is not a Hannigan Astro. It is a Hannigan...

That is not a Hannigan Astro. It is a Hannigan LT which is the same as the GTL model except fo the lid itself. Minumum price for sidecar would be half of new but this looks new to me...only you can...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By claude
If it is a late model cross spoked BMW wheel it...

If it is a late model cross spoked BMW wheel it is probably tubeless. What does DMC say? Would seem natural to call them.

Carrying a small scissors jack is a good idea. Not just for the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By claude
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,832
Posted By claude
Note: anytime one lowers the front end the trail...

Note: anytime one lowers the front end the trail gets reduced some. Going from a larger diameter stock tire to a smaller dimeter car tire like a 135 reduces trail. So just running a smaller dia front...
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,832
Posted By claude
When a trail reducer is installed it moves the...

When a trail reducer is installed it moves the fork tubes forward. to measure trail you run a line down through the steering axis to the ground and a vertical line to ground through the front axle....
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By claude
He did a great job on that sidecar. Sold it for...

He did a great job on that sidecar. Sold it for another's benefit and may be doing another one soon. Great guy!!
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By claude
We have done many Harley's, Some Victory's. many...

We have done many Harley's, Some Victory's. many metric cruisers, Rocket 3 an dsmaller bore Triumph's and only one full size Indian. One person has been considering doing a Scout but it hasn't...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,867
Posted By claude
Pretty sure that the rig when new had 135's all...

Pretty sure that the rig when new had 135's all around.
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By claude
What is all that linkage looking stuff down...

What is all that linkage looking stuff down below.?
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By claude
Would not surprise me. Never hurts to check...

Would not surprise me. Never hurts to check though.
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