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Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sidecarjohn
So, are we ready to organise the inaugural...

So, are we ready to organise the inaugural intercontinental congress ?
Location to be determined, but as a goodwill gesture I'll approach some venture capitalists about funds to supply tea and...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Always happy to seriously consider opening a...

Always happy to seriously consider opening a franchise here in Yorkshire. :rofl
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,215
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Looks sweet, although the sidecar being as high...

Looks sweet, although the sidecar being as high as it is could be an issue that's influencing the overall cntre of gravity. Such things are not always apparent until things are connected.
How much...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 60,592
Posted By Sidecarjohn
More inspirational than any ******* driverless...

More inspirational than any ******* driverless Google car:clap don't you think ?
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,629
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe depends on GT2 arrangement for fittings as...

Maybe depends on GT2 arrangement for fittings as to how complex the project might become. If it was originally mated to an EML bike frame, I.e. an old airhead Beemer, then it might present...
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Fitting rear tyres up front reversed has been...

Fitting rear tyres up front reversed has been around for some time with folk reporting quite acceptable performance in terms of mileage. However, I know of acceptable wear with the tyre "right way"...
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Time moves on and powder coating has become king,...

Time moves on and powder coating has become king, assuming of course no further modifications required (how many sidecar types caught out by that one ?), and crucially preparation.

Funny though...
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe some opportunities for some to create...

Maybe some opportunities for some to create appropriate YouTube instructional videos to clarify their methods. A useful resource to save energy, maybe time, encourage, and perhaps reduce confusion. A...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Claude's insight into the mechanical issues...

Claude's insight into the mechanical issues potentially influencing tyre wear are important and based upon great experience.

As ever withe anything sidecar is to accept the infinite variables...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Each time the important issue of connecting, or...

Each time the important issue of connecting, or seperating, a sidecar and bike comes up I think about the ways that life could be made easier. Reality is that it doesn't arise enough to justify the...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,860
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Two things spring to mind. This is connected to...

Two things spring to mind.
This is connected to the recent come back of the Monty Python team, minus one of course.
Alternatively, a nostalgia trip to reenact one of those crazy things done when...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,473
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Just found this thread and must say how good this...

Just found this thread and must say how good this combination of crotch rocket and sidecar looks. Quite a looker, but guess it confuses the weekend warrior types.
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Oh dear, yet again I feel a sense of personal...

Oh dear, yet again I feel a sense of personal inadequacy creeping up on me.

The outcome looks promising. Question. Was the Camaro "created" by Viperh ?
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,097
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Very impressive bodywork. Is it just me seeing...

Very impressive bodywork. Is it just me seeing potential for a possible passenger capable sidecar design ?

Well done.
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 18,766
Posted By Sidecarjohn
As ever, it's in the detail, and what detail. ...

As ever, it's in the detail, and what detail.
Interesting thought is that mega buck companies have departments, consultants, etc, etc to come up with stuff that isn't so impressive.
As a Brit it...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,097
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Is it OK to download and print this fantastic...

Is it OK to download and print this fantastic image ?
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,097
Posted By Sidecarjohn
So, how many dollars per mile will this consume...

So, how many dollars per mile will this consume ?:huh
Forum: Hacks 05-19-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,074
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Romance is clearly alive and well, eh, mate ? ...

Romance is clearly alive and well, eh, mate ?

In our humble case, tried intercom a couple of times on long rides in the US and impressed. Like others would appreciate some objective, honest views....
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 18,766
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Only thing missing seems to be some indication of...

Only thing missing seems to be some indication of who made the bike !

Only kidding of course, What a result !:clap
Forum: Hacks 05-09-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,097
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe the old adage, "If it looks right, it...

Maybe the old adage, "If it looks right, it probably is" applies here.
No doubt the paint job looks good, but ......
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By Sidecarjohn
MyOhMyOhMy ! Truly superb.

MyOhMyOhMy ! Truly superb.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 18,766
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This build is certainly an education and I'm...

This build is certainly an education and I'm pleased to be a student.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I'd be chuffed with 10% of the talent.

I'd be chuffed with 10% of the talent.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,097
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Yet another WOW ! So much about this outfit...

Yet another WOW !
So much about this outfit intrigues, even with only a couple of images.
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Had an 82 same as this one, albeit with the...

Had an 82 same as this one, albeit with the sidecar on the other side (UK). In 14 years main problems with the bike, predictably transmission and some electrical. As an outfit performed well enough...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,487
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Sidecar insurance in the UK is less straight...

Sidecar insurance in the UK is less straight forward in recent times. The days of a universal 50% reduction of a solo bike premium are long gone. When motorcycles, predominantly British iron, were...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,616
Posted By Sidecarjohn
What an interesting turnout of sidecar outfits....

What an interesting turnout of sidecar outfits. Great images.
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 24,764
Posted By Sidecarjohn
So far this is another of those "Hacks" builds...

So far this is another of those "Hacks" builds that highlights my personal inadequacies. Despite this, and probably like some mainstream addict, I cannot wait for the next fix of seeing quality work.
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Inevitably, there are divergent views on sidecar...

Inevitably, there are divergent views on sidecar seat belts. Some, like several other "differences" amongst the sidecar community, are based upon passed on opinions rather than experience.

We had...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,673
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Impressive. Yet again, a bit of a blow as my...

Impressive.
Yet again, a bit of a blow as my self rating on the "adequate scale" goes down again.
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,874
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Accept that a sidecar brake is very influenced by...

Accept that a sidecar brake is very influenced by the nature of the sidecar rig, considering that they are not predominantly vehicles of a mass produced, computer designed type. With the exception of...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Watsonian Flight I reckon.

Watsonian Flight I reckon.
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,097
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Congratulations to Kev, who started this thread,...

Congratulations to Kev, who started this thread, on reaching 400 pages.
As we know, lengthy threads can be tedious, no names no pack drill, but this ongoing feature of "Hacks" is a joy.
Oh, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,673
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Australia and no dust ? On the other hand, WOW !

Australia and no dust ?
On the other hand, WOW !
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,874
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Veteran and vintage outfits' performance probably...

Veteran and vintage outfits' performance probably dictates the need, or otherwise for a sidecar brake. Equally, it's reasonable to assume that non hydraulic systems can detract from effectiveness and...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,874
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This hardy perennial inevitably raises the usual...

This hardy perennial inevitably raises the usual variations in approach and justification. Three views predominate. One, "don't need, happy with just the bike brakes". Two, sidecar brake operated...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,871
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The outfit was surely destined to be a winner....

The outfit was surely destined to be a winner. Congratulation, Alex.:clap
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Whilst acknowledging it's different stroke for...

Whilst acknowledging it's different stroke for different folks, the electric lean systems available in the USA are certainly a worthwhile addition when considering variable road camber. Personal...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,871
Posted By Sidecarjohn
On behalf of old buggars everywhere, OOH, AHH !

On behalf of old buggars everywhere, OOH, AHH !
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,970
Posted By Sidecarjohn
1. Young solo rider with motorcycle keen wife ...

1. Young solo rider with motorcycle keen wife
2. Solo superbike, or raise a family ? Can stay with motorcycling via sidecar !
3. Raise family and extend horizons, friendships for all of us (we 2...
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