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Offline Moto Guzzi

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2018, 08:05:03 PM »
Very nice.  I like that green.  What size is your trailer?  I only had a 5x8 utility trailer when I bought mine.  Had to borrow my brother's 6x14 to bring it home from Florida.  I've since sold the 5x8 and bought a 6x12.

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Offline 2372ighost

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2018, 08:06:44 PM »
The rig was a beast to handle!! This is the reason why. Side car wants to turn left.


Tug wants to turn right.




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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2018, 08:13:24 PM »
Moto Guzzi, I have a 6x10.
This is the first adjustment on the hack. Picture crooked


Tug


What an amazing difference. Did a 1 mile straight road with left turns at either end. 40mph, 3rd gear 3500rpm.
I think I can do this!! With practice
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Offline 2372ighost

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2018, 08:18:33 PM »
This is how off it was up front after leveling and lean out.


The bolt on the left is what belongs in the rear tug support.
The one on the right is what was there.



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Offline Scooter

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2018, 08:51:19 PM »
2372ighost you are well on the way of being "bite" by the bug. In just a few hours you have already corrected numerous issues and made needed improvements. It's only gets better from here. The rig looks great. Actually it almost new. Both of y'all rigs look great.

Moto Guzzi, I am assuming by your name you have a guzzi. I had a 1975 850T, that I cafe'd and added the second disk to make it a T3. That was many years ago, but will most likely go down as the most reliable motorcycle I ever owned. I bought it as a basket case and spent a lot of time and dollars on it, but also put many, many happy miles on it without ever having an issue. Not even a light bulb. Totally bulletproof...
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2018, 09:05:46 PM »
Also, just in case you guys might be interested, there is a good sidecar rally the last weekend of April in Stecoah NC at the Iron Horse Resort. Called Sidecars in the Smokies. I attended two years ago and had a blast and met numerous, really knowledgable folks. Several Urals there and also several high dollar, high horsepower rigs too. Probably 50 plus rigs there. There is also one in Georgia, that is put in by the Georgia sidecar club. I'll see if I can find the date for it. To my knowledge, there is nothing in Alabama, but come spring, I'd love to ride up ya'lls way for a meet up..
Until then, enjoy your rigs. My love for sidecar rigs only grows each time I get it out to play.
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Offline Moto Guzzi

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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2018, 09:17:31 PM »
I had a 1975 850 T3 that I got back on the road after it sat in a barn for 30 years.  Like yours, bought as a non-running, non-moving (calipers were frozen) basket case.  Also spent a fair amount of $$$ and lots of time getting it back on the road.  Put 20,000 miles on it then sold it to a friend who had wanted it from the day it was road-ready.  Only Guzzi I currently have is a Robin moped lol.  I do like the look of the new V85TT quite a bit.  I hope to get another Guzzi soon for sure.  Like a sidecar, they get in your blood.

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2018, 09:19:27 PM »
2372ighost good job on getting the set up sorted.  Key to a good handling rig.

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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2018, 09:28:27 PM »
Sidecars in the smokies sounds like a doable trip. By April, I should be comfortable on a trip that far.
A group contingent from AL. Would be fun.
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Offline Moto Guzzi

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2018, 10:34:28 AM »
A Rally trip sounds good!  The Tin Shed Pow Wow in Fayetteville TN was in October this year, if it repeats next year that would a good one to keep in mind too. 

Besides my friend in Gardendale there are a few other Ural riders around in Alabama, one up in Hartselle ( he is active on the Soviet Steeds site) and another who lives near Birmingham.  Haven't heard from him since February but as far as I know he still has his Ural. 

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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2018, 12:52:18 PM »
Any of them Sounds like fun! We just gotta make it happen next yr. and the more the better.
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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2018, 09:01:06 AM »
Picked up the rig today.





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Offline polarissalesman

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2018, 01:20:00 PM »
I’m thinking about putting my toe in the world of Hacks. I’m going to look at a Ural.
Besides Scooter, are there any other members that drive a sidecar rig? I don’t want to be the Lone Ranger.
Ural, Dnepr, CJ, or customs?

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Offline 2372ighost

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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2018, 10:12:37 PM »
Waiting on filter and Orings. Going to mod a air oil separator for the crankcase. Ordered rear brake switch. Changed all fluids. Adjusted tire pressures. Adjusted clutch engagement. Replaced tail light bulb. Saturday I’ll polish the wheels. When I run out of “to do’s” , I’ll have to drive it😄
I’m blessed with the fact that the rig has been in a garage it’s whole life and not been ridden off-road.
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Offline Scooter

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Re: Hacks (sidecars)
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2018, 03:08:33 PM »
Sounds like a plan that is coming together nicely! Keep us informed as you complete the tasks to a roadworthy rig...
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