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Forum: Hacks 01-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,046
Posted By leejosepho
Same here on the dampener as well as trail...

Same here on the dampener as well as trail reduction, and my current Yamaha weighs as much and has the same overall dimensions as the '91 Low Rider I used to have. However, I did switch to a pair of...
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,834
Posted By leejosepho
I have the "single disc up front and a drum in...

I have the "single disc up front and a drum in the back" setup, and I usually find that sufficient since I normally ride in such a way as to only need brake for the last few feet at any stop.


...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,423
Posted By leejosepho
I never have. ...and that fact has not...

I never have.


...and that fact has not caused me to change anything at all. Some people's brains might begin to hurt while trying to sort this out, but the well-informed decision about ATGATT...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,558
Posted By leejosepho
I am not saying you are wrong, but is there...

I am not saying you are wrong, but is there really any comparison between what a modern road racer needs for leverage and control and what an old-time sidecar pilot needed in a hard-left turn away...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By leejosepho
Changing the leverage certainly does change the...

Changing the leverage certainly does change the height since decreased leverage would require more pressure from the spring (either a stronger or shorter spring) to maintain height. But where I push...
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,558
Posted By leejosepho
With the bars being offset like that, I would...

With the bars being offset like that, I would guess that is more about rider comfort and good control during weight redistribution than about power steering anyway.
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By leejosepho
I do essentially the same by having a slotted end...

I do essentially the same by having a slotted end on my sidecar's mono-shock and using a linear actuator to push an advantaged lever connected to it.
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,052
Posted By leejosepho
Agreed, and now the OP knows it is fine to begin...

Agreed, and now the OP knows it is fine to begin with whatever kind of budget as long as you are willing to let the rig take you on down the path far enough that you never want to turn back!
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,558
Posted By leejosepho
Yes, but still with continual focus and thought...

Yes, but still with continual focus and thought as you go. Familiar roads, turns, curves and such have become second-nature, but I doubt there will ever be a day I "just go for a ride" while driving.
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By leejosepho
Yep, and with one slot for toe-in and the other...

Yep, and with one slot for toe-in and the other for camber.
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,052
Posted By leejosepho
Knowing the overall experience would be priceless...

Knowing the overall experience would be priceless if I could pull it off with the little actually available to me from a disability income, I began with a lump-sum budget of $5,000.00 from...
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By leejosepho
Hey, my Snuggie might work for that!

Hey, my Snuggie might work for that!
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By leejosepho
I once found myself in need of medical attention...

I once found myself in need of medical attention and the only person in that parking lot other than my wife who has yet to ever be out of one was a young man I had taken for a ride a couple of times....
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By leejosepho
As long as her other hand is still free for...

As long as her other hand is still free for handling my tools, yes?
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By leejosepho
Without, and neither is it safer to learn to ride...

Without, and neither is it safer to learn to ride on two wheels before adding a sidecar. One leans and the other does not -- apples and oranges.
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,271
Posted By leejosepho
I am reminded of the story of the man who had...

I am reminded of the story of the man who had carefully practiced driving his rig solo in order to be safe, then added his wife and child in the sidecar and they all died when the additional weight...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,111
Posted By leejosepho
My wife sent a roll of film out for processing,...

My wife sent a roll of film out for processing, and this across-the-pond oddity struck me as being a bit strange...
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By leejosepho
I would get a bike that fits you by having a big...

I would get a bike that fits you by having a big seat and plenty of leg room rather than shying away from a little horsepower just because you are new to riding. Throttles are not toggle switches,...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,243
Posted By leejosepho
You have five factors: 1) Rolling resistance...

You have five factors:
1) Rolling resistance (friction) if the additional weight squishes a tire;
2) Wind resistance (friction) and/or turbulence;
3) Pulling and braking against inertia (an...
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By leejosepho
Personal preferences and opinions vary, so you...

Personal preferences and opinions vary, so you will have to decide what you believe best for your own safety. The more you ride in traffic, the greater your actual need. Laws typically require only...
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By leejosepho
Please forgive my off-topic distraction there. ...

Please forgive my off-topic distraction there.

Build threads are scattered, and it would be nice to have them all in one place.
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By leejosepho
...so now things are as he wishes (and I can only...

...so now things are as he wishes (and I can only post one photo at a time) and nothing is going to be changed for the preferences or convenience of anyone else!

Oh well.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By leejosepho
You can post photos here by clicking "Advanced"...

You can post photos here by clicking "Advanced" and uploading them directly to ADVrider while posting.
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By leejosepho
Not a bad price if the engine is decent. Do you...

Not a bad price if the engine is decent. Do you plan to use round tubing? I used a hole saw and a drill press to cut the joints for my tubing so I could avoid the unnecessary bulkiness of square or...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By leejosepho
A motorcycle "rig" or "hack" (with "hack" being...

A motorcycle "rig" or "hack" (with "hack" being somewhat similar to "taxi" in its passenger-carrying ability) is the product or outcome of rigging a motorcycle to carry one or more additional...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By leejosepho
Some build threads never get moved and then added...

Some build threads never get moved and then added to the "Hack build links" thread, so I think it would be simpler to have a "Builds" sticky or sub-forum right here where a mod could move a thread,...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By leejosepho
Same here on the acceleration and deceleration,...

Same here on the acceleration and deceleration, and I think the only big difference with my own wide rig as compared to a regular one is the extra wind resistance that makes the wider chair pull...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By leejosepho
Check your state laws about minimum age for...

Check your state laws about minimum age for riding on a motorcycle and ask a cop what he would say about a toddler in a sidecar, then also be sure to have a seat and belt that will accept a...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,434
Posted By leejosepho
By using the back half of a second bike like that...

By using the back half of a second bike like that for sidecar suspension and two seats, you could add a center seat and have a total of five like I would have if I had a rear seat on the tug. ...
Forum: Hacks 09-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,434
Posted By leejosepho
Based upon my own experience with 650cc, 750 lbs....

Based upon my own experience with 650cc, 750 lbs. and 65 mph, get at least 750cc with low-end torque and with the entire rig weighing no (or very little) more than 750 lbs. so you can easily do daily...
Forum: Hacks 09-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,640
Posted By leejosepho
LL = Leading Link Nice rig!

LL = Leading Link

Nice rig!
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By leejosepho
"A drawback of the sliding pillar system is that...

"A drawback of the sliding pillar system is that the track changes with suspension movement, particularly where the track is narrow (as for cyclecars) in relation to suspension travel...[thereby...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By leejosepho
Since the sidecar is an accessory to its tug and...

Since the sidecar is an accessory to its tug and not a modification of the bike, I kept the right-side blinker on the bike while assuming the Louisiana vehicle-inspection law requires it to (still?)...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By leejosepho
Agreed. The tire carrying the most weight and...

Agreed. The tire carrying the most weight and doing the most work (drive and braking) is going to get the most wear, and having a lot of toe-in makes that worse. No two rigs are identical, but I...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By leejosepho
Bike and all, I have about $5k invested in my rig...

Bike and all, I have about $5k invested in my rig for materials and parts, no labor, and I cannot imagine coming up with much of anything for less than at least that.

Here might be one possible...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By leejosepho
If you have no burning desire to also be out on...

If you have no burning desire to also be out on two wheels, just go for the hack and leave things at that. After having my rig for these past few years with the intent of leaving two-wheeling behind...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,702
Posted By leejosepho
I go into cemeteries to photograph the gravesites...

I go into cemeteries to photograph the gravesites of veterans and others, and parking on the grass intelligently (where pushing back with a foot is nearly impossible) can sometimes be a bit of a...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By leejosepho
Disclaimer: From a rookie (me) taking a shot at...

Disclaimer: From a rookie (me) taking a shot at this question...


No matter what kind of front end you might have, trail is still the distance between where the angle of the neck of the bike...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By leejosepho
Deep-cycle batteries are not engineered for the...

Deep-cycle batteries are not engineered for the heavy bursts required for starting, but neither are regular batteries engineered for anything else. So, the compromise here might be justified by the...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,702
Posted By leejosepho
I have exactly the same situation in front of our...

I have exactly the same situation in front of our local Post Office, but the cops either understand or have yet to ever notice, realize or care that my rig and I will be making a U-turn against...
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