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post #1 of 11 Old 05-15-2014, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Vee Side Hack

Discovered this Vee side hack in Austin when I was riding by on a pubcrawl.

Talked to the owner. The hack was designed/built in Ohio (IIRC) with much input from owner down here. LOTS of custom work.

Completely rebuild trailing front suspension
2 into 1 custom exhaust
disk brakes on the hack
too much to explain

He says he wants to go "darkside" and I pointed him towards this site and the darkside thread.

Crazy.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-15-2014, 10:00 AM
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Interesting. Looks like they did a lot of other mods to it as well.
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Discovered this Vee side hack in Austin when I was riding by on a pubcrawl.

Talked to the owner. The hack was designed/built in Ohio (IIRC) with much input from owner down here. LOTS of custom work.

Completely rebuild trailing front suspension
2 into 1 custom exhaust
disk brakes on the hack
too much to explain

He says he wants to go "darkside" and I pointed him towards this site and the darkside thread.

Crazy.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE POOR VSTROM this is a custom pile of

some examples of how they should look with side cars done by real pro custom builders.












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The first question that popped into my mind was, "is it finished"? The owner sounds like a talented builder, but there's something lacking in the "fit and finish" department.

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Was still baffled how somebody could decide to tackle their own front suspension and hack suspension design.
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IT LOOKS LIKE THE POOR VSTROM this is a custom pile of

some examples of how they should look with side cars done by real pro custom builders.












Those really are some beautiful setups.

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Your road king would look awesome with a side car !!!

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Your road king would look awesome with a side car !!!
LOL, you should buy it and build one!

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Harley was making side cars for their bikes, still may.
That gob of bits in the first entry makes the Ural chaired rigs look much more elegant.
Dauntless Motors in Seattle area makes a Ural type of sidecar and Jay is very knowledgeable about set-ups.
I had a BMW/Ural rig for 20 years. It's a whole 'nother game.
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I'm thinking that Strom in first picture was in front end collision, so it was rebuilt as a springer. It would explain the look of it.

It's sad to see a bike like that. No more cornering fun. May as well drive a car.
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