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Old 07-20-2011, 01:04 PM   #61
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Anyone who has wheelied a sidecar outfit, especially a 1 wheel drive unit, knows it's a scary situation. Makes for turning in parking lots easy though . Without going full computer traction sensor control with adjustable diff's and so on and so on, there is only so far you can go before you have to incorporate a lot of technology to help you out. And who writes transmission programs for 3 wheeled, 2 wheel drive, 1 wheel steered vehicles?? They are a strange breed for sure.

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I have been there (doing a wheelie taking off from the line with my current rig)...
Chopped the throttle very quickly to bring the front end back down to prevent a ground loop!!!
(pulled VERY hard to the left)

I think that a 2wd rig with a limited slip diff. would drive a little bit straighter with the front end light, but don't have any direct evidence to back that up.
For an adventure rig I wouldn't want to rely too much on electronic controls but would rather do things mechanically. Just my personal bias.

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The Triumph rig looks killer!!!
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:57 PM   #62
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Here is a link to a couple sample photos of the Adventurig, there are more to come, after some magazine work.


http://tnlphotography.com/portfolio/...cial-portfolio

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Old 08-25-2011, 11:26 PM   #63
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Thanks Kamloops Harley

http://ontheblacktopwithcam.blogspot...-side-car.html
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:24 AM   #64
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that is one sick machine - I wish it was parked in my garage!
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:43 PM   #65
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Here is a link to a couple sample photos of the Adventurig, there are more to come, after some magazine work.


http://tnlphotography.com/portfolio/...cial-portfolio

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Brock outstanding work as usual, Now that you are done with the poroject do you have any estimations of the amount of hours invested and/or the cost of the completed project

Not like I have the money but will be nice to know.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:19 AM   #66
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hi guys, I could calculate the hours, but that would be no fun. AS with any 'custom' job and having a set standard of build quality, you can never estimate how long it will take, but people still need to know what the costs are going to be. With that said, Hours and design time, research of parts, fabrication, finishing and assembly all take way longer, ask any hot rod shop. I can't build something super nice and thought out for one part and half-assed build another part just to save some time, not how I work. I won't disclose the monies spent by the owner, not cool business etiquette. Over the next little while I may have something to offer for those interested in a special limited production build. There are some cost savings in common builds (not a one off custom each time). Guestimating the cost will be somewhere around the price of a new GS with a loaded sidecar, as far as monies go. Could be more, could be less. We'll see. Bike is already in the shop waiting for me.... to be continued.
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