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Old 10-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #12
YOUNZ OP
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Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Around Pittsburgh
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Originally Posted by Bob Mws View Post
Think about synch'ing 8 carbs and getting 2 motors to pull evenly.....
Actually, I do have a rig. I had a very low mile 78 Honda 400 automatic, good for zipping around all the small towns in the region, but I was wondering if I'd like a sidecar rig that I could use for camping and such. So, on a budget I built a sidecar from scratch last spring, bolted it to the little Honda (changed the front sprocket) for better pull and learned how to drive the thing this summer, so to speak. Now I'd like to move up to a bit larger bike to pull it. Glad I started out with the 400, I almost lost it the first time out. Too hot in to a right hander on the mountain road behind my house and wound up on the soft berm on the opposite side of the road. Luckily no one was coming the other way. No damage done. I did cuss myself out for that one.
I'm thinking around two grand for a tug. Maybe an 850 something, twin cylinder. The sidecar weighs around 180 or so.
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