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Forum: Hacks 03-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,642
Posted By mr7q
Penciling it in on the calendar... A couple...

Penciling it in on the calendar... A couple things need to go right between now and then schedule wise, but Summit Point is close enough to pop by for a day. Eager to see sidecar racing in person.
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 775,752
Posted By mr7q
Rode a CB700/Velorex hack up until a stray animal...

Rode a CB700/Velorex hack up until a stray animal decided to make friends with the chair when I was doing 50 mph. That's about the right description of the bike and its capabilities... Pretty...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 775,752
Posted By mr7q
Technically, me taking two steps forward on foot...

Technically, me taking two steps forward on foot is "approaching" 120mph. Doesn't mean I'll ever get there though...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 246,953
Posted By mr7q
Crash drama aside, that tire booger getting sent...

Crash drama aside, that tire booger getting sent into the air and getting caught on Nico's antenna fluttering in his face for the better part of a few laps probably has to be my favorite moment this...
Forum: Hacks 08-19-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By mr7q
Yep, tension is the key. Once you sit down and...

Yep, tension is the key. Once you sit down and figure out how they work, the spoked wheel is pretty damned neat. Everything held in tension, and balancing everything to make the rim round and...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By mr7q
If you're in for learning something new through a...

If you're in for learning something new through a crapload of reading: http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

I've built more than my share of bicycle wheels, but the science can't be too far...
Forum: Hacks 05-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 775,752
Posted By mr7q
I did say almost... That said, if you're...

I did say almost... That said, if you're serious, shoot me a PM with what you're thinking and we can work something out. I'll see if I can grab a picture or two.
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 775,752
Posted By mr7q
Nothing to see here, move along.

Nothing to see here, move along.
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,877
Posted By mr7q
It'll be a R1200GS Adventure. I'd assume that...

It'll be a R1200GS Adventure. I'd assume that the steering changes aren't that different, but you never know. Strong Bad's setup will be very close to my own, colors not withstanding, hence my :ear...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,877
Posted By mr7q
This might throw a monkey wrench in the works of...

This might throw a monkey wrench in the works of my plan... It might end up making sense to forgo the trail reducer and just spring for the front wheel. The wheel was on my list to get eventually,...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,877
Posted By mr7q
I was under the impression they had to be...

I was under the impression they had to be flexible for the Telelever suspension to work. Since the lever is going to be acting in an arc, the top of the forks can't be fixed to the triple tree and...
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,620
Posted By mr7q
Yeah, my logic was, assuming a 1.25" drop on the...

Yeah, my logic was, assuming a 1.25" drop on the front wheel, a 65.2 degree steering head angle, and a 59.5" wheelbase:

Trail Reduction = (Amount of Front Wheel Drop) * sin(Fork Angle + Increase...
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,620
Posted By mr7q
:lurk Standing by! My quick calculations...

:lurk

Standing by! My quick calculations that are most likely wrong indicate a reduction of about a half inch of trail by dropping 2.5" on the diameter, which doesn't seem to get the stock GSA...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,620
Posted By mr7q
How do the car tire front wheels affect...

How do the car tire front wheels affect trail/steering on stock rigs and those with trail reduction? It looks like they're slightly smaller.

They seem like something I'd eventually love to add...
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By mr7q
I'll hopefully be amongst the ranks in a bit. ...

I'll hopefully be amongst the ranks in a bit. There's a GS in my garage waiting for good news from Claude!
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,878
Posted By mr7q
In my case it wasn't a Ural, but rather a CB700...

In my case it wasn't a Ural, but rather a CB700 with a Velorex chair on it, and the initial experience in the parking lot made me extremely glad it followed me home on a trailer. Thirty years of...
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By mr7q
The idea is certainly tempting (making that...

The idea is certainly tempting (making that damned sidecar work for its living). It might warrant some farting around, but without my own machine shop/fabrication supplies, I'll probably have to...
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By mr7q
I think driving it off the wheel would...

I think driving it off the wheel would potentially be problematic, simply because the variability of the wheel speed (don't want to start overdrawing the system when not moving).

There was a...
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By mr7q
Appreciate all the feedback. Definitely looks...

Appreciate all the feedback. Definitely looks like there's a little more in favor of the GS, but both are viable. Seating positions are something I'd be changing on either bike, and I don't use...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By mr7q
I gave some thought to the Wee, but as I live in...

I gave some thought to the Wee, but as I live in the DC area, it's going to spend more time locked in combat with traffic rather than being able to enjoy the backroads. My Honda rig with the lighter...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By mr7q
Hack Tug Selection: DL1000 vs R1150GS(A)

After putting my XChallenge on the chopping block, I'm in the not-so-unique position of wanting a sidecar rig without a bike already to attach the rig to. As such, I need to find a bike before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 30,288
Posted By mr7q
The only time I was ever asked when I was going...

The only time I was ever asked when I was going to get a Harley was when I was actually on my XR1200. I was a little confused to say the least.

No accounting for idiots. No amount of trying to...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 775,752
Posted By mr7q
Haha, mine was quoting the comment on the GS rig...

Haha, mine was quoting the comment on the GS rig (or at least that's what I meant to do), not yours (although that one was tempting, but on the wrong side of the country for me). Too many similar...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 775,752
Posted By mr7q
Sent the guy a message Monday, hasn't gotten back...

Sent the guy a message Monday, hasn't gotten back to me. Guessing someone else snapped it up.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 135,001
Posted By mr7q
Yeah, I'm over there too. Lot's of good info,...

Yeah, I'm over there too. Lot's of good info, but figure diversifying data sources is never a bad idea...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 135,001
Posted By mr7q
What was going wrong with the bike? ...

What was going wrong with the bike?

Recently picked up an XR myself in the stable and an curious what I should be on the lookout for.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,990
Posted By mr7q
6'6" 36" inseam on an '06 FJR here. Bars in the...

6'6" 36" inseam on an '06 FJR here. Bars in the forward position, stock pegs, but a combination of a gel pad and a Alaska Leather sheepskin pad adding a bit of height to the stock saddle in the high...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 28,968
Posted By mr7q
"Dorna's Wet Dream"

"Dorna's Wet Dream"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,732
Posted By mr7q
Janitors. Aerostich + Dirt + Grumpy...

Janitors.

Aerostich + Dirt + Grumpy Attitude. Seems almost perfect.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,267
Posted By mr7q
Took a slide off of a road bike at 30 mph. It...

Took a slide off of a road bike at 30 mph. It was no joke, and ground most of the skin off of my right side and replaced it with asphalt. 20+ mph off of a mountain bike took a 3/8 of an inch of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,607
Posted By mr7q
6'7" with a 36" inseam that rides a FJR. I'll...

6'7" with a 36" inseam that rides a FJR. I'll let them drag (actually usually a few inches above the ground) to stretch my legs out from time to time. Been known to let them dangle at highway...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,241,579
Posted By mr7q
Sadly I'm not quite sure what the distance from...

Sadly I'm not quite sure what the distance from the rear sensor to the ring was... The BMW Workshop manual doesn't mention a peep about it from what I could find.

I guess there's always a chance...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,241,579
Posted By mr7q
Not expecting people here to know the ins and...

Not expecting people here to know the ins and outs of the BMW ABS system, but figured I'd throw it up to provide a question, and hopefully an answer when I figure it out...

I just installed some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,560
Posted By mr7q
There's a thread down in the Vendors section. ...

There's a thread down in the Vendors section.

They did a custom job on my G650XChallenge, and from what little I've been able to ride on it (weather and job conflicting with time off), I'm quite...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By mr7q
As the above poster said, it's the fuel pump and...

As the above poster said, it's the fuel pump and the fuel tank that you're sitting on. The vent hose is the vacuum hose that goes back to the cannister.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 111,834
Posted By mr7q
I've been looking at some Shivers off of a Husky...

I've been looking at some Shivers off of a Husky SM610 to replace the somewhat harsh forks of the stock XChallenge. My use for this bike will be about 50% with supermoto wheels (street, not race),...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,327
Posted By mr7q
Having had Woody just lace up some SM rims for my...

Having had Woody just lace up some SM rims for my XChallenge, and after searching far and wide for a cheaper solution, there's unfortunately no real options aside from the $300+ per hub BMW part. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,739
Views: 1,206,195
Posted By mr7q
That is probably one of the slicker dual...

That is probably one of the slicker dual headlight setups I've seen on the XChallenge. I'm relatively certain if you made extras, they'd sell! I'd certainly be interested.
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By mr7q
Helmet successfully received! Thanks for the...

Helmet successfully received!

Thanks for the transaction! :freaky
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,593
Posted By mr7q
As a set of SuperMoto wheels for my XChallenge...

As a set of SuperMoto wheels for my XChallenge will most likely be a Christmas present to myself, someone correct me if I'm making a wrong ass-umption here. I'm keeping the dirt wheels, so I'll...
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