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Old 10-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by leejosepho View Post
My 2006 Yamaha XVS650 Cruiser with twin carbs got a little over 50mpg on two wheels, then I opened things up to let it breath a little better -- loud pipes save lives, ya know -- re-jetted the carbs and added a sidecar ... and now I get about 38mpg unless I am running hard into a strong headwind. I would guess my total weight to be around 750 lbs. plus me and my wife who might never ride again if I ever called her a monkey! ;)

I was thinking of a rig something like yours someday. Perhaps 2 old Honda 750 automatics controlled from one side. Interesting, but off topic. In Pa., a sidecar is considered the same as any accessory, from a legal stand point. No different than a side mirror or saddle bag, according to the insurance agent. But, don't let that fool you, it will cost you a fortune to get a well constructed home built simple M/C trailer titled and tagged in Pa.
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