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Forum: Hacks 04-24-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By jaydmc
What Claude said, and some times changing the toe...

What Claude said, and some times changing the toe setting as little as 1/8 of an inch will make a big difference. A flat profile tire on the front can also help, Heidenau offers a flat profile tire...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By jaydmc
I know a bit about these sidecars and currently...

I know a bit about these sidecars and currently own one. There is also a thread on www.sidecar.com (http://www.sidecar.com) about finding parts for California sidecars, We can help with mounts, brake...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By jaydmc
As you are in Oregon, why not show up at the...

As you are in Oregon, why not show up at the Black Dog Enduro. Lots of sidecars run the event and there are often empty seats. I will not be in attendance this year however a couple of my employee's...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By jaydmc
The sidecar you are looking at is very light for...

The sidecar you are looking at is very light for the Jackal, my wife had one on an Eldorado and we ended up adding 180 LBS of ballast under the sidecar body.

For your bike we offer bike specific...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By jaydmc
The photo that Ned posted was a Quota I use to...

The photo that Ned posted was a Quota I use to own and the bike we developed the mounts for. The one thing I did not like about the Quota is that with stock gearing it is geared to high, but there...
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By jaydmc
The sidecar is not a Ural but a Jupiter, the...

The sidecar is not a Ural but a Jupiter, the sidecar its self fixed up is worth what they are asking for the bike. If you are looking for a toy to tinker with you might want this bike, if you are...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,989
Posted By jaydmc
The TDM is a fairly rare bike in the USA, we have...

The TDM is a fairly rare bike in the USA, we have only done one sidecar on a TDM.
It got our first ever Kenna sidecar.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
www.dmcsidecars.com...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,888
Posted By jaydmc
I would go with the K bike, I have never owned a...

I would go with the K bike, I have never owned a K bike, lots of R bikes and we make mounts for all of them as well as leading links for many. The K100 just seems like a more powerful bike, I also...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,664
Posted By jaydmc
I just got back from a 3700 mile road trip with...

I just got back from a 3700 mile road trip with about 500 of it in the dirt, temperatures ranged from 26 degrees on a 9700 foot mountain pass to 96 degrees in Death Valley. Speeds ranged from going...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By jaydmc
We stock the pads, we also make the brake rotors...

We stock the pads, we also make the brake rotors as they are no longer made by any one else. The brake rotor was for the rear of a Citroen GSA from the mid 1980's.
We will need to know if the pads...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By jaydmc
We have had good luck with Apex using our...

We have had good luck with Apex using our products, they seem to know what they are doing.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By jaydmc
The BMW wheel runs a 17mm axle, there is a...

The BMW wheel runs a 17mm axle, there is a bearing swap that can allow it to run a 25mm axle. If we were doing this we would change out the axle to 25mm and change the bearings however we have also...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,653
Posted By jaydmc
We have less then 2% of these sidecars have an...

We have less then 2% of these sidecars have an issue, we suspect but have not way of testing that we received some bad metal, the basic design was used by us for many years before these few issues,...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By jaydmc
This is a very highly modified early California...

This is a very highly modified early California companion. The reason guessing companion over the earlier spirit eagle sidecar is that you have early California mounting hardware.
BTW, the lower...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,774
Posted By jaydmc
The X challenge was built from a bike that had...

The X challenge was built from a bike that had been wreaked which is the reason for the leading links, the last one we did we made new triple tree's moving the stock forks forward with out changing...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By jaydmc
A leading link was / is the traditional way of...

A leading link was / is the traditional way of reducing trail on the front of the bike to lower steering effort as when ever you convert to three wheels as your trail was optimized for 2 wheel use...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,976
Views: 809,648
Posted By jaydmc
The Kenna sidecar was made by a couple of...

The Kenna sidecar was made by a couple of different companies, one of which would sell you just the bodies where you had to make your own chassis so there are a lot of these on home made chassis. My...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By jaydmc
We run both Hagon and Progressive brand while not...

We run both Hagon and Progressive brand while not the absolute best, they offer good value.
I will be in your area with my 2014 R1200GSA / Expedition rig the weekend of the 14th and 15th for a...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,774
Posted By jaydmc
We build about 50 KLR sub frames for every one...

We build about 50 KLR sub frames for every one DR, we also make leading links for the KLR but not the DR as there just is not much demand for DR stuff. I have owned several KLR sidecar rigs (and yes...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By jaydmc
No idea on your laws, I had a chance a while back...

No idea on your laws, I had a chance a while back to ride a GG quad. While these are in the $100K price range they are awesome.
It would seem that a sidecar would be a lot easier to deal with the...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,929
Posted By jaydmc
We have done several of the bikes you mention and...

We have done several of the bikes you mention and offer bike specific mounts for many of the bikes.
You do not see a lot of talk about these bikes as they just are not as popular for sidecar use,...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By jaydmc
Not much sidecar cross in the USA, the one person...

Not much sidecar cross in the USA, the one person I know of who has an EML rig say's that it is so hard to get started that it is not a practical bike.
We have had a few of our sidecars pass...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,156
Posted By jaydmc
Our new lower priced M72B works well on the KLR...

Our new lower priced M72B works well on the KLR many people have ridden the KLR all over the world, it is a proven known entity.
At this time we only offer it in right hand mount. Plans are in a...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By jaydmc
I can only speak to how it would be done with our...

I can only speak to how it would be done with our hardware, On the bike side of things every thing is 100% bolt on. To run the Ural sidecar you must cut off the front lower mount from the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,359
Posted By jaydmc
Taking the class is a good idea, The Black Dog...

Taking the class is a good idea, The Black Dog (june 6-7) is open to sidecars and is a great place to learn more off road riding skills as if you have issues, there are lots of people around to...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,156
Posted By jaydmc
The two photo's the first is one of our Enduro...

The two photo's the first is one of our Enduro sidecars, the second is a sidecar that Ural offered briefly that we sold 4 of and more then likely assembled the rig. The first one has a matching KLR...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By jaydmc
We design it to work with our sidecars however it...

We design it to work with our sidecars however it will also work with any sidecar that uses 5/8 inch hiem joints on the bottom mounts or any sidecar that can be adapted to 5/8 inch heim joints. Here...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,156
Posted By jaydmc
You may find that the GS is not any harder to...

You may find that the GS is not any harder to ride then the Ural, some could argue that it is easier. How large and heavy the bike is when set up properly does not make all that much difference. If...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By jaydmc
While we have not done this combination, we have...

While we have not done this combination, we have sold lots of kits to do so. I do have a lot of experience with the early friendship sidecars. I will assume that it is an early friendship 1 as they...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By jaydmc
The R100R works well as a sidecar bike, If you...

The R100R works well as a sidecar bike, If you are fixing the transmission your self then there are some tricks to getting it apart that you should ask in the air head forum. Not all that hard of a...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,891
Posted By jaydmc
Like Ned say's the bikes back and sidecar are no...

Like Ned say's the bikes back and sidecar are no problem to be the same, we make adapters for this that allows the sidecar and the bike rear wheel to be the exact same wheel and interchange. The...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By jaydmc
One place I like having the clearance with the...

One place I like having the clearance with the sidecar is when running on a rutted road. Often when I am in an off pavement environment inevitably trucks have dug heavy ruts that are spaced wrong for...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,327
Posted By jaydmc
I have been away dealing with medical issues with...

I have been away dealing with medical issues with my wife. I can add that it must really be a sad existence to pretty much live in front of the computer screen rather then being out riding and...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,976
Views: 809,648
Posted By jaydmc
For what it is worth, both of the BMW 650's the...

For what it is worth, both of the BMW 650's the G650C ice cream sidecar and the F650CS we built.
The CS went through a few owners in several states and ended up about 5 miles from our shop. My wife...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By jaydmc
On the front end you want to reduce trail, this...

On the front end you want to reduce trail, this is done by moving the ball joint back and up. We do this with a new from billet mount, there are other ways to do this as well.

The bike mounts...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By jaydmc
What ever bike you go with make sure that the...

What ever bike you go with make sure that the sidecar is strong enough and heavy enough for it. Also make sure that the sidecar is mounting with bike specific NOT universal mounts. On your CB we...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4,976
Views: 809,648
Posted By jaydmc
As they do not have the key, chances are it was...

As they do not have the key, chances are it was totaled and the salvage company is selling it. With the serial number which is the blue tag at the in board front side of the frame we could look it...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By jaydmc
We are a dealer for EZS and just emailed them....

We are a dealer for EZS and just emailed them. All is well, they are working on a new web site.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
jay@dmcsidecars.com
866-638-1793
jay@dmcsidecars.com
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By jaydmc
We tried to use a set of tree's once from Custom...

We tried to use a set of tree's once from Custom Triple tree's. They were for a GL1100, Most tree's are machined in 3D, Custom tree's made theirs 2D out of plate with bolt on parts to make them into...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By jaydmc
Unit is using Hagon shocks, The USA importer Dave...

Unit is using Hagon shocks, The USA importer Dave Quinn is great to work with davequinnmotorcycles.com 203-393-2651
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
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