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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 11:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,321
Posted By claude
Been riding since 1965 legally. Accidents? Uh...

Been riding since 1965 legally. Accidents? Uh .... not counting scrambles and flat track bloopers years ago ,yes, I have had accidents. But the question of the thread was "How many of you have never...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,845
Posted By claude
Agree on the vintage rig thinking! Good talking...

Agree on the vintage rig thinking! Good talking to you today.
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,845
Posted By claude
Okay David did you take the kneeler for a run or...

Okay David did you take the kneeler for a run or not? Next year I will try my best make it up there. I think Bunny will monkey for me. Yikes lol. :-) Hey btw why do you have the sidecar up in the...
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By claude
The 'Universal mounting kit' is all Velorex...

The 'Universal mounting kit' is all Velorex parts. These are either Cozy or Inder sidecars. Cozy has a far better frame. Bodys, as mentioned , are small. Google Cozy Sidecars etc etc.
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,797
Posted By claude
Yes stroker does make wheels for Harleys. We have...

Yes stroker does make wheels for Harleys. We have one in stock now which is powdercoated black.
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By claude
Point being rake (steering head angle) plays...

Point being rake (steering head angle) plays into what the trail ends up being. Look here:
...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,624
Posted By claude
Yep. Typical HPS type outfit ready for...

Yep. Typical HPS type outfit ready for completion. Seems like here in the states a sidecar outfit is thought more of being a bike with a sidecar stuck on the side of it. With the exception of the...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By claude
Click here: ...

Click here:
http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/RakeEx/RakeEx.htm
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,624
Posted By claude
The goal of a subframe is to allow decent...

The goal of a subframe is to allow decent mounting points for the sidecar that provide ease of adjustment, good triangulation and at the same time make the whole assembly stronger. Motorcycle frames...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,624
Posted By claude
Lots of good candidates out there. Maybe the...

Lots of good candidates out there. Maybe the definition of an 'adventure tour' varies a little with each individual. Huge difference between a KLR and a GS or a V Strom.
I can see advantages to a...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By claude
The Amazonas had VW motors yes. Lots of /2 bmw...

The Amazonas had VW motors yes. Lots of /2 bmw 's around with a vw IN THEM TOO. There is a yahoo group dedicated to them ( /2 CONVERSIONS I think). Then there are some with Subarus as well....pretty...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By claude
The amazonas bikee were imported into the states...

The amazonas bikee were imported into the states with no engine in them years ago. Motorvation got involved for a while to make a sidecar package but it seemed to not go anywhere. Interesting ...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By claude
All good points. Reverse can be a handy thing ...

All good points. Reverse can be a handy thing but parking strategy is a very good thing also. How did one park a solo bike? Strategy can be handy even with a solo bike. Pushing a sidecar outfit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By claude
Just thought I would drop in and since doing so...

Just thought I would drop in and since doing so maybe I was overthinking when I thought that but after thinking about it some more it seems like maybe If those who posted were only those who knew...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By claude
Looking good! Congratulations. :D Can probably...

Looking good! Congratulations. :D Can probably get those plugs at McMaster-Carr online.
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By claude
You could use a trailer spindle and hub and with...

You could use a trailer spindle and hub and with a little fab work make it happen. Would use a 4" wide car rim with a 165 tire or smaller on it. Fender can be a concern but is easily dealt with if...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By claude
Doug is around 75 years old. He has done it all...

Doug is around 75 years old. He has done it all it seems. We typically communicate every month or so. The label of 'Mr. Sidecar' does fit him as he has been around the block many times. He and the...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,845
Posted By claude
WARNING: DO NOT ride with DB on on ramps! :D

WARNING: DO NOT ride with DB on on ramps! :D
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By claude
Yes, it has been done. The electric types seem to...

Yes, it has been done. The electric types seem to have gained popularity over air shocks though. Depending on how the actuator linkage is hooked up on an electric unit they can be made to work very...
Forum: Hacks 08-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By claude
560 's had rectangular frames with a bolt on ...

560 's had rectangular frames with a bolt on suspension assembly. Others did not.
Forum: Hacks 08-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By claude
Good stuff here: ...

Good stuff here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468196

Start at the beginning and read on through.


Here is something I wrote in that thread to think about in regards to...
Forum: Hacks 08-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By claude
Yes toe in does very little as far as steering...

Yes toe in does very little as far as steering goes.Less is Best.
The more lead the harder the steering will be.
Too much lead will actually cause the sidecar wheel to stop or it can actually ...
Forum: Hacks 08-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By claude
http://www.100-biker.com/forums/show...21&postcoun...

http://www.100-biker.com/forums/show...21&postcount=2

I Disagree with a lot of that article. I bet Jay will agree with me here ...lol. Jay? Dunno who wrote it. Anyone know?
Forum: Hacks 08-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By claude
Yes white one is a EML. There are many...

Yes white one is a EML. There are many similarities between the EML and the EZS. EZS was a breakoff from EML years back.

More stuff:

The California Friendship III is a totally different...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By claude
measure toe in using the sidecar wheel and the...

measure toe in using the sidecar wheel and the rear wheel of the bike only. Measure across just in front of the front wheel and just behind the rear wheel. Typically 1/2" to 3/4 toe in is a...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By claude
As far as lean out goes lean It in the direction...

As far as lean out goes lean It in the direction you wish to go. Lean out is a static adjustment that mean the bike is leaned away from the sidecar. Tilt is leaning the sidecar and the bike together...
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By claude
Bert Bert Bert ....I really hate to beak the news...

Bert Bert Bert ....I really hate to beak the news to you .... but...but....well Nevermimd.
I really thought my question was a semi intelligent one.
Here at the shop Bob the welder said to...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By claude
No problem about adding some nuts KEN. Long time...

No problem about adding some nuts KEN. Long time no see ..come on down. Yes Ken you fit in just fine.
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By claude
If everyone is crazy does that make it 'normal'?

If everyone is crazy does that make it 'normal'?
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By claude
Quite a guy indeed. Doug is Doug. Haven't talked...

Quite a guy indeed. Doug is Doug. Haven't talked with him in a while usually about once a month or so. He could (should) write a book about sidecars in America and also his experience abroad as well.
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By claude
Yes.....The late Fioyd 'Pop' Dreyer experimented...

Yes.....The late Fioyd 'Pop' Dreyer experimented with a caster wheel sysem for a while and it worked okay. There are still quite a few Dreyer sidecars around here and there. Yes, it did okay but was...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By claude
Well I apologize for coming across as being...

Well I apologize for coming across as being insulting and not intelligent. I Think JustKip did a much better job of saying what I was so feebly trying to express.
I am glad Ara did the book. I...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By claude
I have known Ara for quite a few years. Good guy...

I have known Ara for quite a few years. Good guy with along life story. I have to admit I have not read the book yet but as Drone said all have different tastes. I really do not understand the...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By claude
Quite a few years ago Colby C. decided he wanted...

Quite a few years ago Colby C. decided he wanted to get a F1 sidecar outfit and race. That Sounded cool. I was hoping maybe to get a shot at driving the thing so when he asked me if I would be a...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By claude
Let us know how you make out when you begin...

Let us know how you make out when you begin figuring ackerman in both directions :-) I think Bill Ballou worked it out pretty good on his old Wing powered outfit.

Also camber curves can...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By claude
Good point,,,been there it is not good for the...

Good point,,,been there it is not good for the fun meter.
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By claude
:d

:d
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By claude
Some good posts above....lots of variables some...

Some good posts above....lots of variables some of which are positive and some negative . We are doing a rig now with a steering sidecar wheel to haul a wheelchair. Why? It will allow more wheel lead...
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By claude
chocolate chip sounds good

chocolate chip sounds good
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By claude
There is a 'right side' and a 'left side'. There...

There is a 'right side' and a 'left side'. There is no 'wrong side' :wink:
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