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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By claude
It was actually called the Tri Car...Kind of a...

It was actually called the Tri Car...Kind of a cross between a sidecar and a trike. In other words a sidecar with the rear wheel of the bike offset far to the left.
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By claude
Most of ours are 54 or more. Sometimes It depends...

Most of ours are 54 or more. Sometimes It depends on pannier sizes and such.
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By claude
Agree .... street quads can be a bag of worms. ...

Agree .... street quads can be a bag of worms.
Those GG Duetto sidecars were a very awesome outfit though, Bob H from Bob's BMW brought his to the RON DEE VOO a few years back. Totally awesome.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By claude
Well DB if you were pushing the envelope on an...

Well DB if you were pushing the envelope on an HP rig instead of your GS outfit when you did the blooper on the entry ramp it would have been much more spectacular.
In this country Hannigan's...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By claude
Sometimes the head of a bolt will work as an...

Sometimes the head of a bolt will work as an allen wrench.
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By claude
You guys are making me wish I still had my 59...

You guys are making me wish I still had my 59 MGA. Blew the engine after chimney rock and ended up selling it back to the guy I got it from. ....and then there was the Austin Healey we put a small...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,486
Posted By claude
Lookin' good!

Lookin' good!
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 33,624
Posted By claude
David and Bert.....Looking forward to seeing you...

David and Bert.....Looking forward to seeing you guys ...I think lol. Anyhow as far as health goes I am fine. Just a small setback with another kidney stone.
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By claude
Wolfi ..yes you are welcome to come here. We are...

Wolfi ..yes you are welcome to come here. We are in Middleburg, Pennsylvania. (Snyder county). We will do all we can to get your concerns taken care of. Also have a place you can stay while you are...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By claude
Hannigan has actually had the Quad out for quite...

Hannigan has actually had the Quad out for quite a few years now.
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By claude
Possibly a solid block of plastic would last...

Possibly a solid block of plastic would last longer than the plastic tub shown.
Or, maybe a couple of roller skates or a skate board underneath?
Or maybe ..well I am out of ideas.
Looking ...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By claude
I could possibly see turning a dual sport or...

I could possibly see turning a dual sport or adventure bike into a reverse trike but converting a Can Am would NOT be in the cards for me for many reasons.
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,434
Posted By claude
Agree.....This saga needs to go on. The sleepless...

Agree.....This saga needs to go on. The sleepless nights, the mental torment and the constant wonderment of what has happened to the Sunken Sidecar of Doom is nearly unbearable..... :D
Forum: Hack Vendors 04-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,151
Posted By claude
Just a note here. We have developed a new design...

Just a note here. We have developed a new design that can replece th elow frame design shown here. Yes we will still do thE low frame if requested but we feel the new design is better all around.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By claude
Bob Is right. Narrow less stable in turns both...

Bob Is right.
Narrow less stable in turns both ways. less pendulum effect when stopping and starting and will steer easier depending on wheel lead. May need ballast.
Narrow racing outfits require...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By claude
Yes Melrone has a nicely done seat. We have done...

Yes Melrone has a nicely done seat. We have done seats with lumbar supports, heated panels, extra foam and also optional double bottoms to allow a passenger to sit higher when desired. Have also...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By claude
No you are not a wuss. You just need to gain some...

No you are not a wuss. You just need to gain some experience. Things that seem scary to you now may not later on. It all comes with practice either ron or off the road. In time your outfit, if...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By claude
If it is an inch taller you may find jacking up...

If it is an inch taller you may find jacking up the ecc will work for you. If not you may need to lean the bike out more with the ecc down where it is now to give you adjustment. If you change the...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By claude
Wolfgang,,,,Yes and I did say we had considered...

Wolfgang,,,,Yes and I did say we had considered the idea.
Is it .POWER ASSIST STEERING, doable was the original question.
The answer to that is YES.
I just presented some pros and cons to it...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By claude
davebig the cranky guy wrote: Claude I don't...

davebig the cranky guy wrote:
Claude
I don't think some of the inmates understand a dual track vehicles dynamics at all.Resistance of the front wheel to turn etc (its a gyroscope)How about an...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By claude
The beads are SLIGHTLY different yes. However...

The beads are SLIGHTLY different yes. However historically we have never heard of an issue pertaining to this. If you ant to splt hairs the much more real concern is motorcycle wheel designs being ...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By claude
[PRACTICE!! It will take time. We have mounted a...

[PRACTICE!! It will take time. We have mounted a lot of of Urals and Dneprs as well as Chaings to the GS bikes. They can be made to work well. Shocks are as mentioned a big plus if they are setup...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By claude
Agree...probably makes the most sense. Note that...

Agree...probably makes the most sense. Note that these bike beg for a trail Reduction. There are variations in the trees with different models though. We recently installed trees purchased elsewhere...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By claude
Yes and tractors so not usually run all that...

Yes and tractors so not usually run all that fast. :D
Actually some outfits with very minimal trail can give a similar sensation.
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By claude
Possible....The DL1000's have very soft shocks on...

Possible....The DL1000's have very soft shocks on the stock. The wind lift may be present but it is probably compressing the bike suspension as you gain speed. The sensation would be similar to the...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By claude
Drove a pavement sprint car a few times with one...

Drove a pavement sprint car a few times with one of these on the drag link years ago. It worked fine as far as lessening steering effort went. This in turn did enable more caster to be run than...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By claude
Just curious ...With an assist such as this...

Just curious ...With an assist such as this what happens if there is a power failure, blown fuse or whatever as far as steering goes.
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,406
Posted By claude
just to give you all a laugh related to...

just to give you all a laugh related to speedometer drives. if doing a single sided swingarm leading link with adjustable trail, twin brake calipers on the right and using 1150 GS rear wheel on the...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By claude
We have done a few bandits great bikes. Probably...

We have done a few bandits great bikes. Probably google side effects in your area.
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 91,849
Posted By claude
Cool little sidecar with a PRETTY WILD STEERING ...

Cool little sidecar with a PRETTY WILD STEERING DAMPER SETUP.
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By claude
Some places in Canada require a parking brake. It...

Some places in Canada require a parking brake. It cannot be run through the hydraulic braking system of the bike. It has to be separate.True for trikes and I would assume sidecars. Hannigan has a...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By claude
This may sound odd but you could check with...

This may sound odd but you could check with Walmart. If they order the tire they can typically have it sent to any store for you to go to in route.
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,579
Posted By claude
Agree totally!!

Agree totally!!
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By claude
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By claude
Recently sold a watsonian Fiyte (spelling?)...

Recently sold a watsonian Fiyte (spelling?) locally. These bodies had the typical glassed in plywood floors in them which over time require some redoing.
By the way my Watsonian (and is was a...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By claude
Possibly a longer spring or a spacer will work....

Possibly a longer spring or a spacer will work. Hannigan has used both and so have we. Some bike models such as your need it. Some not. The LT's beg for a new spring...others ( rt or rs)can go either...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By claude
I spotted quite a few in middleburg, pa when I...

I spotted quite a few in middleburg, pa when I got to work. Sorry couldn't resist.
Seriously, I think an ongoing 'hack spotting thread' would be very cool.
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,923
Posted By claude
Try googling 'avon fairings' and then click on...

Try googling 'avon fairings' and then click on 'images'. Some did put a vertical deflector on the top of the windscreen and it worked well back in the day. You may find some pictures there.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By claude
'Watsonian Flight' or an 'International'. ...

'Watsonian Flight' or an 'International'.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg285/swaybar2002/flightrapideandinternational.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,556
Posted By claude
We have used various proportioning valves and...

We have used various proportioning valves and they all seem to work okay Some are more user friendly than others. The more expensive ones are better at fine tuning but that is in reality usually not...
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