Dixies Hack!


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PedroTQ
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Dixies Hack!

Post by PedroTQ » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:21 am



G'day to Everyone!

well I finally found an acceptable chair to fit to my 88 and spent the past few weeks fitting it, I have named it "Dixies Hack" as my new love in life is Dixie, an 18 month old Staffy X Shar-Pei. She loves riding in the chair (sorry no pics yet :( ).

I now need to acquire a leading link front end and a colour change for the bike.

The hack is a HRD 1.5, the outfit handles great above say 70 kmh, but under that she is a handful (the wobbles!)

Apparently the fuel tank (under the boot) holds 38 Litres, but I will find out on a refill, the fuel pump is shot so another is on its way to me.

I removed the hand brake (god knows why as I am going to re-fit it), I am also going to fit a hydraulic calliper to the chair and connect it to the rear brake master, the front callipers will both be connected to the hand brake lever (Valkyrie fittings).

Happy and Safe Riding to Everyone :D

Peter.
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Dixie and me.
Dixie and me.


Front mounting sub bracket.
Front mounting sub bracket.


New brake light to make it legal.
New brake light to make it legal.


Roo bar with spot lights (has to be a small Roo)
Roo bar with spot lights (has to be a small Roo)


Fitted :-)
Fitted :-)


Rear brake disc (and hub)
Rear brake disc (and hub)


Sub frame temp fitted.
Sub frame temp fitted.


Tupperware on.
Tupperware on.


Ditto!
Ditto!


The boat.
The boat.



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#2 - 1976 GL-1000 - sidecar
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - Soon to have sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE Soon to be Flagship

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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by PedroTQ » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:23 am

The complete outfit :D
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#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 - sidecar
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - Soon to have sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE Soon to be Flagship

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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by thrasherg » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:36 am

That looks very nice, as you stated the wing needs a new coat of paint to match the chair.. :)

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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by Mag » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:01 pm

Now that looks cool.....and always a work in progress (paint matching, etc). Would be neat if bike was the candy apple red that really shows in the sunlight (just my honest opinion of course, lol).

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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by PedroTQ » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:22 am

I finally snapped a pic of Dixie sitting still enough in the chair :D

Leading link on order from Wasp, then a paintjob, the last quote I got was $3400, so it might be a while until I can amass enough penny's for it.
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#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 - sidecar
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - Soon to have sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE Soon to be Flagship

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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:35 am

Does she like it? And more importantly, does she stay in it?

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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by PedroTQ » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:35 pm

Well she seems to like it, anything over 70kmh and she curls up on the seat and goes to sleep (well she curls up anyway), I guess the air is still cold this time of year (early spring).
I fitted a seatbelt extension under the seat that just pokes out under, then I click the Doggie restraint lead in, attach Dixie on the other end and that's it, she stays in :D
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#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 - sidecar
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - Soon to have sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE Soon to be Flagship

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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by Spook1800 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:15 pm

Mate, I used to have a pekinese who rode on the pillion seat of my GL1500. I hope Dixie and yourself have a great time riding.
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Re: Dixies Hack!

Post by bentleyss » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:30 am

Very "Sweet" looking ride there, Enjoy!!!



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