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Old 09-01-2011, 08:16 AM   #31
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'08 Triumph Scrambler, 562C Velorex tub, Steerite triple clamps, custom subframe and improved sidecar struts and mounts: right around $10,000 over three years.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:30 AM   #32
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Trek 4300 non-disc= $349
Chariot Sidecarrier Sidecar= $499
Riding on the beach on a hack without worrying about final drive failures, oil leaks, rockers breaking, alternators grenading=priceless.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:14 AM   #33
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:29 AM   #34
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Agreed. My schedule was supposed to be 12 on, 12 off, 12 on, 84 off, 12 on, 12 off, 12 on, 60 off. When I decided that I wanted to propose, I was working 9 days straight (24 hrs) with 12 off and then a bunch of days in a row again. did this for a few weeks and paid for the ring cash.

When I started wanting to pour some money into some of the bikes I had at the time, I'd get all the overtime I could get plus picked up a second job.

Now, I'm working regular business hours and with the way the federal budget is, I can't get overtime so I spend what i I can, when I can. That being said, if someone puts forth the effort, earns the money and takes care of their obligations, who cares what they spend on themselves. There's no rhyme or reason, look at the Lamborghini Countach. Total POS, expensive to buy and maintain, yet people lusted after them; again, no rhyme or reason. As anyone who has worked in medicine or emergency services/law enforcement can tell you, there's a lot of stress you take home. Having a healthy release is worth the cost, it sure as hell beats alcohol or drugs.

You obviously don't "get it." I feel sorry for you, you are missing out on a great aspect of motorcycling.

Now, please, move along, your ignorance is starting to upset Greg. You don't want that, just ask the last troll what happened to him when Greg showed up with a goat, some vaseline and a slice of pizza.
i love this post.....
every single word.....
thanks for making my day
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #35
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Don't worry Greg, I'll let you ride your crappy rig with me. Even if it doesn't leak oil and have things falling off like my wagon queen family truckster.
Love the pic of your dad in the rig. My father was my first passenger after I got the Italy back together.
Awesome thread so far. I am starting to see ideas for this winter's project.
1. i LOVE the family truckster


2. your rig isn't crappy
i never said that because mine cost more it was better
i'd be HONORED to be your monkey (no comments, please.... )
i surely don't even believe that
it's just what i wanted
and the fact that i freely admit i have little to no mechanical knowledge necessitated jay and barry and all the nice folks at DMC making one for me even though they are 3,200 miles from my door

glad about your dad going for a ride as well
that is 100% wonderful
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:32 AM   #36
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Trek 4300 non-disc= $349
Chariot Sidecarrier Sidecar= $499
Riding on the beach on a hack without worrying about final drive failures, oil leaks, rockers breaking, alternators grenading=priceless.
great post
wonderful pictures
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:33 AM   #37
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Exactly why I have 5 bikes in the garage. (Including 2 Hacks)




My $5000 ebay rig with 1800 miles on it. (Of course I had to do some roadside repairs to overcome the Russian technology on the way home)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692936



love that thread
appreciate your words, as well
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:46 AM   #38
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Why do cats like to pee in sidecars?

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Your dog is too chilled out and more interested in the BBQ stuff,beer in the cooler and the chance of a swim in the sea, or is that just me?

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:55 AM   #39
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[QUOTE=Ogre_fl;16761531]Why do cats like to pee in sidecars?

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They lack opposable thumbs to open and hold the snapple bottle? With the exception of Jinxy cat, I'm sure.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #40
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paint, seat cover, new chain and sprockets - $400
Total, less than $1500. Great for running errands etc.



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Old 09-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #41
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1. i LOVE the family truckster


2. your rig isn't crappy
i never said that because mine cost more it was better
i'd be HONORED to be your monkey (no comments, please.... )
i surely don't even believe that
it's just what i wanted
and the fact that i freely admit i have little to no mechanical knowledge necessitated jay and barry and all the nice folks at DMC making one for me even though they are 3,200 miles from my door

glad about your dad going for a ride as well
that is 100% wonderful
Oh, I can't imagine you ever snubbing a rig or it's builder due to the cost of your own. I have always appreciated your positive comments as I am sure have other posters here. And yes, mine is definitely a Russian piece of Crap, but I say that with all the love of an owner who has no plans to ever get rid of it.

This thread has me searching Craigslist for Vstroms again!
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:28 PM   #42
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78 Honda 750K - $450
2000 Velorex 562 hack - $600
paint, seat cover, new chain and sprockets - $400
Total, less than $1500. Great for running errands etc.




beautiful!! Not trying to hit on your monkey, but that is an awsome looking setup. I have a spoft spot for personalized UJM's .
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #43
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Oh, I can't imagine you ever snubbing a rig or it's builder due to the cost of your own. I have always appreciated your positive comments as I am sure have other posters here. And yes, mine is definitely a Russian piece of Crap, but I say that with all the love of an owner who has no plans to ever get rid of it.

This thread has me searching Craigslist for Vstroms again!
i greatly appreciate your kind words... thank you

yours is no piece of crap
here's the thing
when you are riding it.... do you have a smile upon your face that cannot be removed?
then.....
it's as great as mine
money invested has NOTHING to do with the "VALUE" of any hack
we ALL know that
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #44
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I posted the price of mine as a piece of information...and I'm sure others did as well.

I don't care how much anybody else has in theirs. There are people who are incredibly lucky and get deals. There are people who are incredibly lucky and can afford to buy whatever they want....[please read hard work too]

The bottom line is that ALL hack lovers are incredibly lucky..to be riding on three wheels.

I think the really kewl thing is that if you are interested in driving a rig, you can find one in about any price range..and lust for something better..even if there isn't something better.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:35 PM   #45
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I think the really kewl thing is that if you are interested in driving a rig, you can find one in about any price range..and lust for something better..even if there isn't something better.
very well put
i DO feel lucky to be riding on 3 wheels....
and, quite frankly, a bit SAD, because i didn't discover the THRILL OF OWNING A HACK a lot sooner in my life
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