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Old 05-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Finally! Hack Owner (Build Thread)

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know I picked up a KLR650 today from our very own inmate DonD in Az. Now I finally have everything to have my very own hack. I'll post some pics of the install and set up. For those running a KLR hack how wide are you running it?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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We try and mount the sidecars to the KLR's as narrow as we can so they fit down a trail better.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #3
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Mine is 50" wide, both to fit well on my trailer and 50" is a typical max width spec for ORV trails.


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Old 05-30-2013, 08:59 AM   #4
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Hey, that's a beautiful outfit you have there.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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Thanks Jay!

@ADW your rig has been my inspiration for a long time. Do you mind taking some pics of the mounts so i have an idea how you have yours set up?

The bike has a steerite setup. Is there anything special i should know when setting it up?

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Thanks Jay!

@ADW your rig has been my inspiration for a long time. Do you mind taking some pics of the mounts so i have an idea how you have yours set up?

The bike has a steerite setup. Is there anything special i should know when setting it up?

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Claude and the boys at CSM (Claude Stanley Motorsports) did all the subframe work to connect the bike and car. It's a complete custom piece. I don't have any advice for you when setting it up other than talk to the experts (Claude or Jay), it's worth it!
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So a few buddies and I got down to installing the sidecar. Wasn't too bad. Still need to adjust the it a little bit more but it rode nice.

I want you guys to take a look at how I have my mounts set up. Hopefully they are in a safe way. I've tried and follow the formula on setting up the sidecar.







Also is this normal for the suspension on a sputnik?
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Also is this normal for the suspension on a sputnik?
i don't know if its correct for the sputnik, but it doesnt look right at all to me.

looks like they welded the shock eye to the frame of the car.
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When I lift the sidecar so the suspension is floating the shock eye moves to the middle...
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Is there a bolt? There should be a metal sleeve inside that bushing I would think, I dunno.

To me, from this angle, it's hard to see, but it looks like the outer shock eye is welded to the sidecar, but if you're saying the eye moves, that bushing has gotta be bad, or missing the sleeve or both.

If you need a sleeve made, let me know and I'll turn one on the lathe if ya give me the dimensions.
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The shock set up is normal. There is a bar that sits in a rubber sleeve, the shock then threads into the sleeve. We do have the rubber parts still, shocks which are not really all that good of quality we have been out of for years. About the only parts we still have for Sputnik sidecars are some rubber parts and brake parts as we have not gotten any parts since 2000 and the factory does not appear to be around any longer. You can buy windshields from www.bikescreen.com
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #12
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Thanks guys!

@Jay i think I'll order some rubber parts from you to keep as back up replacement. Any recommendation for replacement suspension?

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #13
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Took another look at you photo's. The front strut should not be hooked up to the pinch bolts. There is a spot on the frame for it. If you must hook it up this way go to the other pinch bolt as it will be a bit better. Never seen the rear strut done this way. Normally it goes around the frame but I see no reason it can not be done this way. What we do on the shock when the sidecar is in the shop is we cut off the shock mounts, weld new ones in and go with a progressive brand shock.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #14
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Thanks Jay. I think I know the location you are taking about on the frame of the sidecar.

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