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Old 08-31-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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2005 R1200GS cost new: around $20K
2010 CSM Sidecar with every option: around $16K


Fun: Priceless!
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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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
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #4
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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
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I must be from a different planet... but bike+side car = crappy car exposed to elements; and all that for $40k?
Call me crazy, but I don't get it. Flame on.

Someone please clue me in...
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:32 AM   #5
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I must be from a different planet... but bike+side car = crappy car exposed to elements; and all that for $40k?
Call me crazy, but I don't get it. Flame on.

Someone please clue me in...
no flaming
but....
what do you mean "crappy car exposed to elements?"
there is NOTHING "CRAPPY" about MY rig

also...
what i spent on my rig is no secret
folks know what these things cost
and people are aware that i hacked a brand-new '11 GS-Adventure
why?
because i wanted to
and because i've worked 100 hours/week for decades to be able to do so
i provide for my wife and daughter... and still could afford to do so
not that i have to justify it to anyone
but, you DID ask
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:20 AM   #6
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no flaming
and because i've worked 100 hours/week for decades to be able to do so





Exactly why I have 5 bikes in the garage. (Including 2 Hacks)




My $5000 ebay rig with 1800 miles on it. (Of course I had to do some roadside repairs to overcome the Russian technology on the way home)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692936



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Old 09-01-2011, 07:10 AM   #7
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I bought this one used for ~$5500. Fast & furious.



This one I bought new for about twice that. It will take me anywhere if there's enough time.



And this one was about 3 times the cost of the 2nd one. Go long & go hard on this one. Had the car shipped to the house & mounted it myself.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:24 AM   #8
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no flaming
why?
because i wanted to
and because i've worked 100 hours/week for decades to be able to do so
i provide for my wife and daughter... and still could afford to do so
not that i have to justify it to anyone
but, you DID ask
Agreed. My schedule was supposed to be 12 on, 12 off, 12 on, 84 off, 12 on, 12 off, 12 on, 60 off. When I decided that I wanted to propose, I was working 9 days straight (24 hrs) with 12 off and then a bunch of days in a row again. did this for a few weeks and paid for the ring cash.

When I started wanting to pour some money into some of the bikes I had at the time, I'd get all the overtime I could get plus picked up a second job.

Now, I'm working regular business hours and with the way the federal budget is, I can't get overtime so I spend what i I can, when I can. That being said, if someone puts forth the effort, earns the money and takes care of their obligations, who cares what they spend on themselves. There's no rhyme or reason, look at the Lamborghini Countach. Total POS, expensive to buy and maintain, yet people lusted after them; again, no rhyme or reason. As anyone who has worked in medicine or emergency services/law enforcement can tell you, there's a lot of stress you take home. Having a healthy release is worth the cost, it sure as hell beats alcohol or drugs.

You obviously don't "get it." I feel sorry for you, you are missing out on a great aspect of motorcycling.

Now, please, move along, your ignorance is starting to upset Greg. You don't want that, just ask the last troll what happened to him when Greg showed up with a goat, some vaseline and a slice of pizza.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:42 AM   #9
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no flaming
but....
what do you mean "crappy car exposed to elements?"
there is NOTHING "CRAPPY" about MY rig
but, you DID ask
Don't worry Greg, I'll let you ride your crappy rig with me. Even if it doesn't leak oil and have things falling off like my wagon queen family truckster.
Love the pic of your dad in the rig. My father was my first passenger after I got the Italy back together.
Awesome thread so far. I am starting to see ideas for this winter's project.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:55 AM   #10
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no flaming
but....
what do you mean "crappy car exposed to elements?"
there is NOTHING "CRAPPY" about MY rig

also...
what i spent on my rig is no secret
folks know what these things cost
and people are aware that i hacked a brand-new '11 GS-Adventure
why?
because i wanted to
and because i've worked 100 hours/week for decades to be able to do so
i provide for my wife and daughter... and still could afford to do so
not that i have to justify it to anyone
but, you DID ask
Thanks for expanding on the logic behind the madness. My intent was not to troll, believe me.

There is nothing crappy about your set up. It is probably one of the best one can dream up. You misunderstood my point - I was calling it a crappy car, not a crappy bike with side car. It no longer rides like a bike (does not lean), but is more of a three wheeled automobile.

Based on the replies of inmates that did not take my comment as a personal attack, I now know more of what this whole side car business is all about. Without trying it, like someone mentioned, I will never fully get it.

My initial post was evident of my surprise to the cost involved in your project. Could not justify spending that much on a side car setup, but I have spent more on other things... that I felt passionate about. But some other options listed in this thread do seem more up my alley, cost wise.

Glad that you are enjoying your purchase. It sure was hard earned.

Carry on
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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priceless indeed Greg...great post.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:09 PM   #12
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priceless indeed Greg...great post.
very kind of you to say
let me not forget my girl, DISCO...

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:49 PM   #13
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Shipped cross country....10K.

Worth every penny.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:59 PM   #14
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You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a really nice rig.

BMW R1200 CLC
Hannigan Classic Sidecar
Bought used with 13K miles

$11,500

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:55 PM   #15
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