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Old 03-27-2011, 07:06 PM   #121
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IT WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.I got it together and RODE IT !!!.It needs ALOT of sorting and it also needs different sidecar suspension..BUT I RODE IT !!!.The cars suspension is WAY TO STIFF and the bike is WAY TO SOFT .It handles OK,I only got up to 35mph and found out NOT to grab a handfull of throttle !!!!!!,If you do it does a sidecar wheelie !!.Any way I still need to paint the tub and wire up the lights,and make a windshield but thats the easy stuff,sorting the suspensions is NOT going to be easy OR fun !!.

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #122
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Another veiw,also I need to mount the diamond plate skid plate and step.As far as how much the tub weighs I would guess about 80 lbs.

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:11 PM   #123
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And 1 more..can you tell I'm a proud papa ??.

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:15 PM   #124
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Ah what the hell,how bout 1 more,it's my thead !!!..hehehehe

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:19 PM   #125
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Ah what the hell,how bout 1 more,it's my thead !!!..hehehehe


Lookin' good...get it sorted and start exploring!
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:06 PM   #126
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Glad to see it coming together!

Thanks for the guestimate on the tub weight.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:53 PM   #127
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Nobody ever accused the DL1000 of being underpowered, but I'm concerned that you were able to lift the front wheel so easily. When I had my DL1000, I could lift the front wheel, but you had to be trying to make it happen. Possibly the sidecar weight distribution is too heavily biased towards the rear wheel of the Strom? Did you have any dead weight in the car during the trial run?

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Old 03-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #128
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And 1 more..can you tell I'm a proud papa ??.

Well done Papa!!! Now for the sorting.
Dave will have some pics up soon. And yes mine is way different. Wonder if it will work
Cheers Bruce.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:44 PM   #129
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Alan, that thing looks great. I love all the clearance. Can't wait to see it in person. Won't make the April tech day, but I'm sure we'll get together again soon. Well done. I hope everything gets sorted out easily enough.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #130
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Alan, well done!


Now, get out there and ride it!!!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:23 AM   #131
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It's official. Yours was on the road before mine. First beer is on me at Chelan.
I'm still a few weeks out.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:34 AM   #132
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That looks great and the Oriental eyes on both blend together well.

By the way mine done great with a 200 something monkey while riding around the race track going out and back from flagging a corner for AHMRA road racing. My monkey said it was a smooth ride.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:12 AM   #133
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Nobody ever accused the DL1000 of being underpowered, but I'm concerned that you were able to lift the front wheel so easily. When I had my DL1000, I could lift the front wheel, but you had to be trying to make it happen. Possibly the sidecar weight distribution is too heavily biased towards the rear wheel of the Strom? Did you have any dead weight in the car during the trial run?

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I think he is saying that when he grabs a handful of throttle he flies the chair wheel, not the front wheel.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #134
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I think he is saying that when he grabs a handful of throttle he flies the chair wheel, not the front wheel.
OH! OK, then everything sounds good!

Just have to powdercoat the car wheel black and paint the tub blue and away you go.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:23 PM   #135
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Ya,the chair wheel came up and the whole kit and kaboddle went HARD RIGHT !!.I have all the parts for the new sidecar suspension and I'm taking Wed off from work to get it done.I will take you up on that beer in Chelan !!
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