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Worroll 08-31-2011 11:14 AM

Picture and total build cost
Day dreaming of a side car setup. Please post a picture of your setup, with initial cost of bike plus cost to add/build side car. Curious how cheap (or expensive) a decent sidecar setup can be? Don't need stories or heavy details.

KHJPHOTO 08-31-2011 03:51 PM

2005 R1200GS cost new: around $20K
2010 CSM Sidecar with every option: around $16K

Fun: Priceless!

ClearwaterBMW 08-31-2011 04:12 PM

2011 GS-Adventure: 21K + 5K of Farkles = 26K
DMC-created sidecar: 13.5K
shipping 3,200 miles (each way) to and from DMC: 1.8K

taking my 81 year old dad for a ride this past father's day


Hogan's Hero 08-31-2011 05:45 PM

priceless indeed Greg...great post.

Hogan's Hero 08-31-2011 05:49 PM

Shipped cross country....10K.

Worth every penny.

Unstable Rider 08-31-2011 05:55 PM


cool thread!


Abenteuerfahrer 08-31-2011 05:56 PM

BMW 2005GS(used)....$ 11, 250

>= $21,822

DMC M72d(new)..........$ 10,572

Not included: self spray painting, modifications, farkelization....lost track:eek1.... $$$ ??

DirtDabber 08-31-2011 05:59 PM

You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a really nice rig.

Hannigan Classic Sidecar
Bought used with 13K miles


ClearwaterBMW 08-31-2011 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by Hogan's Hero (Post 16757364)
priceless indeed Greg...great post.

very kind of you to say
let me not forget my girl, DISCO...

matman1972 08-31-2011 07:10 PM

OK, you said decent, so this won't really apply, :rofl

Cost of non-running rig with locked up motor and burnt wires, 1500

parts, tires, lots of cans of Krylon, etc....

About 6-7 hundred.

Yes.... I get my bikes off the clearance rack.

NortwestRider 08-31-2011 07:13 PM

2007 Vstrom,bought new in 2008 for $8,000 out the door.
2011 Home built sidecar,cost to build about $1,200 AND over 100 hours of my time,and still counting !! ( they are never really done !! ).

tytek 08-31-2011 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by ClearwaterBMW (Post 16756732)
2011 GS-Adventure: 21K + 5K of Farkles = 26K
DMC-created sidecar: 13.5K
shipping 3,200 miles (each way) to and from DMC: 1.8K

I must be from a different planet... but bike+side car = crappy car exposed to elements; and all that for $40k? :eek1
Call me crazy, but I don't get it. Flame on. :amazon

Someone please clue me in...

matman1972 08-31-2011 07:41 PM

Soooo, what did you think people on this forum do? It is called hacks for a reason.
Why would anyone try to explain their purchases to you? if you're not into them, you're not.

NortwestRider 08-31-2011 08:02 PM

Ride a properly set up rig for MORE than 1 hour ( a week or two should do ) and you will understand OUR madness !!!.

matman1972 08-31-2011 08:09 PM

I still don't understand my madness.......
I am drooling over these GS rigs, but the RPOC fits my budget and the past 8500km have been a blast!

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