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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-17-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,426
Posted By hdgypsyman
A melding of bikes

Before:
http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sidecar-Pictures/i-24Jht5R/0/M/2005%20R1200GS%202-M.jpg

And:
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-03-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 37,636
Posted By hdgypsyman
Honey Blonde Ale

I also brewed yesterday. I started with a Blonde Ale all grain kit from Midwest and I bumped the base two row barley up from 5 lbs. to 6 lbs. I also added a pound of honey from a local bee keeper...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 37,636
Posted By hdgypsyman
More brews

It's been kind of quite here, so here's another bump.
Last weekend I brewed a Boundary Waters Wheat. I've done this all grain recipe twice before. I get honey from a local bee keeper. One pound...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 37,636
Posted By hdgypsyman
Getting into the brewing mood again

December was a bust because I sold my old house and had to vacate my 28' x 32' garage after 20 years of "collecting". January wasn't much better.
February is looking much better. I was waiting on an...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By hdgypsyman
KLR650 shock adjustment

If you turn the adjuster past the heaviest setting it will bounce back to the lightest setting as seen in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWlA3PLaBxA...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,060
Posted By hdgypsyman
It is not often that a chance to test drive a sidecar comes along

My first sidecar rig was a CB900 with a Hitchhiker sidecar that I put together myself from information gotten from the internet. It steered fine, rolled down the highway o.k., I rode it some but I...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By hdgypsyman
PBOB I sent you a p.m.

I sent you a p.m. with a little more info on my old rig. Hopefully the sidecar that you have spotted is sized right for the bike you are planning to use.......
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By hdgypsyman
PBOB do you mean like this?

http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1980-CB900-with-Sidecar/i-Nd22Gkw/0/M/CB900%20Sidecar%20Rig%201-M.jpg
This was my first sidecar rig. I found a Hitchhiker side car at a very reasonable...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 2,169,248
Posted By hdgypsyman
Nice setup

NWBiker:
That is a very sweet looking setup that you have. I love the Triumph Scrambler platform. Hopefully you will be pleased with the performance and share a full review of the way that your...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 2,169,248
Posted By hdgypsyman
The KLR rig stays for now

Dave:
I spotted the cargo body on Craig's list. It was at the St. Croix Ural dealership in New Richmond, Wisconsin:...
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 2,169,248
Posted By hdgypsyman
Finally Together

It's been a long time coming. I bought the 2005 R1200GS in September of 2011 to do tug duty to my Dnepr sidecar. While I don't have the passenger car body work or paint complete, I do have a cargo...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,331
Posted By hdgypsyman
My rusty bucket

http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sidecar-Pictures/i-XQ5xjxR/0/M/012-M.jpg
It actually was worse than this picture shows. Lots of places that light showed through if you looked from the...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,331
Posted By hdgypsyman
How rough was yours before the blasting? Is that pic of it after the blasting?

That is a picture of my body after I sandblasted it myself right outside of the garage it is in. If you look close, you can see the sidecar frame still sitting on the saw horses right outside of the...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,331
Posted By hdgypsyman
Looks familiar

This project sure looks familiar!
I am also redoing a Dnepr sidecar. I went the sandblasting route.
http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sidecar-Pictures/i-sBBCJxK/0/M/009-M.jpg

If you...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,816
Posted By hdgypsyman
My new purchase

http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2001-F650GS/i-QD2grHV/0/M/1967%20Sears%20106ss-M.jpg

I just brought this home from Tea, South Dakota. It has 962 miles on it and runs and drives. I...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 32,865
Posted By hdgypsyman
Flood Run

I too made it on the Flood Run.
22 degrees when I left Saint James on two wheels, but it turned into a beautiful day. I didn't see you at Buck's Bar (I was there about 4:00)...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By hdgypsyman
Not enough Juice from Battery?

I have a 2008 990 Adventure that acted the exact same way last fall. I figured it was just the original battery failing after 4 years even though I keep it on a tender. Because it was late in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-03-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 37,636
Posted By hdgypsyman
How does the new burner work?

I am using the twin brother to your old burner to brew an oatmeal stout right now. What brand is your new burner? How much better is it than the old one? is it more efficient? Faster? Or...
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 467,715
Posted By hdgypsyman
Address on Web Site

There is a physical address on their web site:

Consignment Services Headquarters
601 N Highway 175,
Seagoville, TX 75159

It would be interesting to have someone check that address to see...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 37,636
Posted By hdgypsyman
Time to kick it up a notch

I decided to build myself a Keezer, after spending too much time reading on the "Net"
http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Beer-Brewing/i-xSTvb4r/0/M/Front%20view%20of%20Keezer-M.jpg

So of...
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 32,865
Posted By hdgypsyman
One Begets another

I would agree with that statement. I traded my first rig, a CB900C and hitchhiker side car for this rig:...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 32,865
Posted By hdgypsyman
Dave you've got the right idea

Dave:
That area in Minnesota is one of my favorites. I would love to follow you around next year in that part of the state if I get my rig completed by then....
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,487
Posted By hdgypsyman
Here You Go!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648570 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648570)
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,680
Posted By hdgypsyman
"Preloading the Suspension"

I believe that your suspension on your bike should be preloaded similiar to what it will sit with your weight on it. This will effect all of your settings on attaching the hack frame.
Of course I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,504
Posted By hdgypsyman
beer tent, good stuff

My wife and I made it and have sampled two kinds of Sprechter beer. Its all good. Spotted Cow next!
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By hdgypsyman
Not My bike

I have no association with the seller. I just happened to see the add on Craig's list and wanted to pass it on, but I believe that you are right. A Honda 4Cyl 650 thst vintage would be a Nighthawk,...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By hdgypsyman
Do a little looking around

I would do some searching on Craig's list, or use this:

http://www.craigfind.com/

to look at what is available. You might be able to find a complete rig at a reasonable price, like this...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 467,715
Posted By hdgypsyman
Cheap sidecar rig in Minnesota

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/mcy/3220303714.html
1983 Honda Shadow 650cc 22,000 miles California Sidecar Windshield on bike and hack lots of second looks fun too $2400 obo Trade car truck...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By hdgypsyman
Foot Clutches are Cool!

I had a 50 panhead back in the day with a foot clutch and the tank shifter. The clutch friction was backed off completely so if you took your foot off of the clutch, it was engaged "right now". It...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,910
Posted By hdgypsyman
Fun at the Rally

My wife and I had a chance to meet Barley and Boondox at the MOA rally today. Both of them are surviving the heat pretty well. I also had a chance to look over their sidecar setup and I really...
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,376
Posted By hdgypsyman
Awesome!

That's what I call bringing all of the comforts of home......:rofl
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By hdgypsyman
Used Ural cargo box

Or you can constantly browse Craig's list or Ural Dealer's web sites until you find one of these:
http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sidecar-Pictures/i-JqNxPfP/0/M/cargo-hack-body3-M.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,166
Posted By hdgypsyman
CB900C sidecar rig

http://hdgypsyman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1980-CB900-with-Sidecar/i-wpg8v5x/0/M/CB900-Sidecar-Rig4-M.jpg
My First rig was a 1980 CB900C with a Hitchhiker sidecar that I mated up myself. The carbs...
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 2,169,248
Posted By hdgypsyman
Nice Rig WTW!

Welcome to the madhouse! Very nice rig. Please tell us more about it. Is that a Dnepr sidecar?
I am presently working on mating a Dnepr sidecar to a 2005 R1200GS.

By the way, I own a "Stitch"...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 37,636
Posted By hdgypsyman
Switched to All Grain

I just bottled my first all grain batch, a clone of the New Belgium beer Snow Day from Austin Home Brewing. OG was 1.060, FG was 1.014.

I have another New Belgium clone, Blue Paddle, in the...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,588
Posted By hdgypsyman
57

I'll be 58 in May, I put together my first rig about 5 years ago, a CB900 Honda and a Hitchhiker sidecar. I never really road it too much cause the Honda was a cold blooded beast that took forever...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By hdgypsyman
Those on the West coast are so fortunate

You folks on the West coast are so lucky to have available sidecar training of such a caliber so close to you. I know Claude has introduced a training program for the East coast also. I am in the...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,630
Posted By hdgypsyman
KLR's do just fine

I have a 1999 KLR650 with a Sputnik sidecar. It will run 60 to 65 MPH all day long with a stock rear sprocket and a 14 tooth front sprocket on it. That is, until you hit a strong head wind. Then I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-19-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,840
Posted By hdgypsyman
Yesterday was a good riding day!

My friend and I put on 95 miles on back gravel roads yesterday. The gravel roads were in great shape for riding and the temps were in the 40's. Great weather for southern Minnesota right before...
Forum: Hack Vendors 11-28-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,384
Posted By hdgypsyman
Will it fit on an R1200GS?

So will a 195/45 R17 or anything else fit the back of an R1200GS? It sure would be great to use the stock rear rim and find a car tire to fit. The rear tire spec on the Yamaha looks like 180/55...
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