Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #61 by rcmatt007 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:54 am

Here is what I saw with a previous sidecar. With no brake the hack pushes left on a stop. With the sidecar brake tied to the rear it goes straight. Yeah redwood is the speed demon
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #62 by rcmatt007 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:00 am

finally got the sidecar on and the brakes hooked up.... out for a ride and to top off the gas. When I use the rear brake it wants to pull to the right, so I will recheck all the alignment. Also, there was nothing on the sidecar and I usually put about 40 pounds in the trunk... but it is coming along and nearly done
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Re: it's running! rethinking a 1200

Post #63 by robin1731 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:07 pm

Is there a fender for the car?

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Re: it's running! rethinking a 1200

Post #64 by rcmatt007 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:49 pm

yes, I need to redo the wiring. When I test drove it, the rear lid and seat were not there either. Also there is a brookline windshield. Without the weight the sidecar tire locked up a bunch when I used the rear brake. And, as I mentioned I need to recheck the alignment
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Re: it's running! rethinking a 1200

Post #65 by ericheath » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:48 pm

It looks great.
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Post #66 by KYpondman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am

Lookin' good.
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Re: it's running! rethinking a 1200

Post #67 by Brant » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:33 pm

Really looks nice Doc.
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Re: it's running! rethinking a 1200

Post #68 by HOTT » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:43 am

Yep Yep. I like that! Looking sharp. :orange


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Re: Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

Post #69 by rcmatt007 » Thu May 25, 2017 6:47 am

Finally, Road worthy and done! As it turned out the idea of hooking the sidecar brake to the rear master was not a good one. The sidecar brake was too strong and would easily lock up the wheel. Maybe if we had 200# in the car it would work, but neither of us weigh that much. So I used the flexible brake line that was going to the sidecar to loop back to the front and attached it to the front brake.

Ready to rock and roll... and, make Eureka Springs!

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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Re: Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

Post #70 by Sagebrush » Thu May 25, 2017 7:02 am

That's really a nice looking rig Rodger, well done :bravo
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Re: Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

Post #71 by salukispeed » Thu May 25, 2017 12:50 pm

You do nice work. Very good looking ride
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Re: Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

Post #72 by flyin900 » Thu May 25, 2017 3:47 pm

Congratulations on a very nice job; both tasteful and very clean lines.
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Re: Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

Post #73 by 5speed » Thu May 25, 2017 5:53 pm

looks fantastic..
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Re: Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

Post #74 by brianinpa » Thu May 25, 2017 10:56 pm

Very nice Rodger! I really like the black forks and windshield garnish.
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Re: Finished!!!!! rethinking a 1200

Post #75 by wingrider » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:42 pm

Congrats on BOTM!
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