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  Topic: Jan 2018
jagwillie

Replies: 21
Views: 3103

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:50 pm   Subject: Jan 2018
Has anyone seen or heard from Ralph since he went ice fishing?
Bill (one of the Bills)
  Topic: Jan 2018
jagwillie

Replies: 21
Views: 3103

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:46 pm   Subject: Jan 2018
Ralph,
I'd say give it a little longer; no sense rushing; maybe by summer----
Bill
  Topic: Jan 2018
jagwillie

Replies: 21
Views: 3103

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:42 pm   Subject: Jan 2018
David,
I believe it was -4 here this morning with plenty of wind chill. You and I must be the only ones that didn't freeze solid.
Bill
  Topic: Jan 2018
jagwillie

Replies: 21
Views: 3103

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:19 pm   Subject: Jan 2018
Is anyone still out there? Any plans for any trips? Are any of the western riders still riding?
I wanted to ride mine in to work today, but I was saved by having 8' of snow blown against my garage d ...
  Topic: Riding?
jagwillie

Replies: 14
Views: 7628

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:41 pm   Subject: Riding?
Is anyone out there? Is everyone riding and keeping it to themselves or are you taking your rigs apart or--------
Bill (one of them)
  Topic: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
jagwillie

Replies: 8
Views: 4136

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:36 am   Subject: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
My batteries are sealed. Both bikes act the same. I check it out and get to the bottom of it. I'll post what I find in case it might benefit someone else.
Bill
  Topic: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
jagwillie

Replies: 8
Views: 4136

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:32 pm   Subject: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
i haven't done any checking as yet. As mentioned earlier, I have a spare Bandit that does the same thing; that was what prompted the original question. I do have a heated garage, I'd better get it sor ...
  Topic: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
jagwillie

Replies: 8
Views: 4136

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:42 am   Subject: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
The battery will go dead in a week if I don't keep it hooked up. I'll go thru the testing procedure and see what I come up with. Thanks for the input.
Bill
  Topic: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
jagwillie

Replies: 8
Views: 4136

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:31 pm   Subject: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
Ralph,
The battery is new this season, the prior one acted the same. It does have a clock but it's a digital in the speedo. I didn't think that would draw enough to take the battery down. I need to c ...
  Topic: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
jagwillie

Replies: 8
Views: 4136

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:09 pm   Subject: parasitic drain on the battery, 2005 Bandito
Does anyone else with this bike have this problem? I usually keep it on a tickle charger when not using it, if I forget; it goes dead. I have another Bandit for a doner if needed that does the same th ...
  Topic: Bandito suspension maintenance
jagwillie

Replies: 0
Views: 2503

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:50 pm   Subject: Bandito suspension maintenance
I have a Bandit/Bandito rig, today was change the tire on the sidecar day. While I had the wheel off i thought I'd check the brakes and the wheel bearings. This one does not have cone type wheel beari ...
  Topic: Bandito suspension
jagwillie

Replies: 13
Views: 7158

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:47 am   Subject: Bandito suspension
It isn't necessary to use a spherical bearing. In the center hub steering the only suspension movement is vertical (castor), there is no camber change.
Bill
  Topic: Bandito suspension
jagwillie

Replies: 13
Views: 7158

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:31 am   Subject: Bandito suspension
Ken,
The front shock is a QA1 Proma Star, #DD304, length is 12.65", collapsed length is 9.5", retainers are for a 2.5"id spring, 350 lb rate. It is rebound and compression damping. Get ...
  Topic: Bandito suspension
jagwillie

Replies: 13
Views: 7158

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:10 pm   Subject: Bandito suspension
You're welcome Ken. I took a pic of the shock box end when I did the other pics but it did not come out.
I'll get you the shock info when I go home this aft. Do you have a lathe?
This shock setup wi ...
  Topic: Bandito suspension
jagwillie

Replies: 13
Views: 7158

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:30 pm   Subject: Bandito suspension
Ken,
Was any of this info helpful to you? Do you need more-----?
Bill
 
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