Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here She Is

Well, here the little beast is sitting in front of my house. She is a beast and was a handful to ride home. Patrick really wasn't willing to get involved with fine tuning her to Petunia. So, now I need to go to Home Depot to get a couple of eight foot 2x4s to set the tow in. Everything I have read says it will be trial and error and change after riding until I find the sweet spot. I'll be ready for tomorrow afternoon to get started and hope to have it freeway ready by Saturday morning. There is a trip to Yuma, Arizona to look at the lettuce or something like that.




This unit is the Tracking Increment Leanout Technology. Fancy title for electric lean adjustment. A button on the bars adjusts on the fly to help the unit go down the highway straight.

15 comments :

  1. O.K, that is pretty cool. How quickly and easily does it detach, and reattach???

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  2. Mr. M, after it is all aligned it takes less than 20 minutes to connect or disconnect. The brakes are on a quick disconnect, the electrical is on a 5 block pig tail, and there are four bolts.

    IHG, Thanks and I hope you get to ride soon

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  3. sweet! and the color looks like it would match up with Rosie :)

    -Peace

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  4. Nice! Have fun looking at the lettuce in Yuma! LOL!!

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  5. Wow. You moved fast. I like it. The colors are a surprisingly fair match to my Springer Classic...how much you want for it? ;)

    Lettuce???

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  6. BB, Thanks

    Allen, Sorry, but Rosie will have to get her own

    Ann, Thanks

    Joker, Fast? This has been 4 months in the planning. It won't match the Springer after painting, but there were several for sale over in your part of the world. the

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  7. Keep us posted once in a while? This may be something I have an interest in doing myself down the road.

    Nice series of posts, by the way.

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  8. I remember "honking" in the first one! This one will be hard to see from with the top on! Hahahaha---

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  9. Really cool posts, Paul. I think the little hack looks pretty cool without the paint job. The black accent paint on the buggy blends well, and in my opinion, you could buy some more time before you needed to paint. But it's going to look awesome when you get the whole unit black, too though!

    I've never ridden in one of these, and I think it would be fun! I have two small dogs that I would love to take with us when we go on the bikes. Hmmm. You may have started a trend. I ride an Electra Glide Classic... I wonder if Craig's list has something for me? At least you've got some of us thinking, anyway. Congratulations on finally finding the perfect fit!

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  10. Irondad, Thanks, the posts will continue as I work to align everything and relearn the art of driving the rig.

    Annonymous, That's a special top just for you. anyone else goes topless.

    Lady R, Black? Naw...it has to be color matched to Petunia.

    I'm sure between Craigslist and E-bay you could find something. Craigslist has a sight that you can put in an item and click on a state and it highlights the major cities where one of those items are listed, but I can't find the URL right now. I'll keep looking.

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  11. Just FYI...I was the woman in the red Buick who honked at you yesterday on 67th. (I'm pretty sure it was you...haven't seen this configuration a whole lot!) :) The bike looks GREAT!

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  12. Ann that was me. Next time roll your window down and say hello.

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  13. Our dog Rascal would like to have a word with you...he loves to ride! :)

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