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Old 01-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #61
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This might be the most wisdom I've heard in a while. Got to use that with the wife!

On the fuel situation, my local Guzzi dealer (Dave Richardson who wrote "Guzziology") told me that it would not take much to obtain a new Stelvio tank and retrofit it to the old Stelvio. Then if you added an aux tank as well you'd have great range.
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The tank sounds interesting Do you know if you need to change the bodywork as well as the tank, that would make it to dear
I will look into this
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #62
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Hi Drone
The tank sounds interesting Do you know if you need to change the bodywork as well as the tank, that would make it to dear
I will look into this
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We're kind of mucking up this thread, so I'll PM you on this. Since you are new here, make sure to check your Control Panel to make sure you can get messages from other members, and turn on Notifications so you'll get a pop-up when new messages come in.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:33 PM   #63
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[QUOTE=Sidecarjohn;20408066][B]Hello,
Have you adapted the Guzzi in any way for sidecar use ?

Started drawing up some forks
Any comments on wheel size,
The dilemma is to stick with the 19" rim and use a Avon SM on lace a rear rim and use the same 175 55 17 as the rear and chair,
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:07 AM   #64
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A consideration I often think about, even if practising it is another matter, is the issue of interchangeability, plus parts that can be easily replaced, or repaired.

I feel that such matters are important if heading off on a lengthy adventure to distant parts where you may be far away from the rescue truck.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:25 AM   #65
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Here at Motopodd, we think the SBW sidecar is really cool.

It's another breath of fresh air for the sidecar industry in the UK, which is really good news.

We love the visual design and despite some of the negative comments, we're sure that SBW have done their research and the sidecar will work perfectly well on the semi-rough.
It is expensive though, there is no getting away from that, but what a lot of you guys in the US do not understand, is the cost of small scale manufacturing in the UK.

However, if anyone likes the idea of a fresh, modern, off road style sidecar and wanted to spend quite a bit less, we make custom (bespoke) off road style sidecars in the UK from around 6500. These are built with proper off roading in mind, long distance over land trips, so we build in provision for additional fuel, spare wheel, lots of waterproof, lockable storage, etc.

Well done SBW and well done HairyJohn for ordering one, I look forward to seeing the completed outfit.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:32 AM   #66
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"It is expensive though, there is no getting away from that, but what a lot of you guys in the US do not understand, is the cost of small scale manufacturing in the UK."

I suspect some reaction..... !
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #67
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SBW have posted another vid on youtube of the outfit on snowy lanes, Looks cool, not sure how to add a link but go to youtube and search "SBW Motorrad Sidecar in the January snow!!" and you will find it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #68
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Embedding for that vid's been disabled. Mostly stills, and some vid of the rig at low speed. Nothing exciting. Also the camera they used had a hard time with stutter so the rig looks kinda like it's lurching down the road, but I'm sure it's just the camera.

Here's the link -- CLICK

Anyway, still looking forward to some real action vids of this rig!
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