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Old 12-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #61
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I believe Claude also agrees with you about it being a great tug.

As for getting out of tight spots, I am very careful to scope out parking spaces. Just have to avoid backing uphill . On level surface, having a sidecar makes it very easy to push or pull (even with just one hand) to move the rig. I would like to hear from other inmates about their experience moving rigs around (particularly heavy ones).

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Hmmm my step dad has a Rocket III. Never saw the point of it as a solo bike, but as a tug, I'm seeing it.

Might have to "borrow" it for a while.

Though if any bike/tug could use reverse I'm sure this 800 lb monster would be a good candidate (and that's without the sidecar).
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:58 PM   #62
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I wish I ordered them but could not decide how it might work with my wife and daughter combination. Do you just carry your kids?
Hi there, I do carry my kids and wife in the sidecar - seatbelts are adaptable and can also secure a baby chair. As my sun is only 1,5 he's a bit too small for longer rides - my daughter is 3,5 and really enjoys a bit longer rides (couple of hours). Must be possible to source & install such belt yourself - have added a link which I found during a quick google-search. Grtz from Belgium

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:31 PM   #63
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I believe Claude also agrees with you about it being a great tug.
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As for getting out of tight spots, I am very careful to scope out parking spaces. Just have to avoid backing uphill . On level surface, having a sidecar makes it very easy to push or pull (even with just one hand) to move the rig. I would like to hear from other inmates about their experience moving rigs around (particularly heavy ones).


Hi there. Concerning the seatbelts: I can either use them to secure a seat for the children (1,5 and 3,5 years old) of for my wife - theay can be easily adapted. Should not be a big issue to source & install such belts by yourself - have added a link which I found during a quick Google-search.

http://www.google.be/imgres?imgurl=h...ch&um=1&itbs=1

Regarding pushing the rig backwards: does not take an enormous effort ... but would consider installing a reserve gear. Disadvantage that it's rather pricey: 2500 EUR = 3300USD. Other option is to install a 'caravan mover' on the sidecar wheel which is operated by the battery of the rig - some pics on the dutch/belgian 'Motor-Forum' can be found with link below.

http://www.motor-forum.nl/forum/list.../caravan,mover
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:02 PM   #64
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Here's another fairing idea. Arlen Ness makes em mostly for HD's (but this guy stuck one on his Valk, another humongous bike...), but I'm sure it could be modded to fit. They are not real cheap (about $250 on Ebay), but also not the crazy HD stealership prices either. kind of a Bat Wing lite...



It would be nice if someone made different height windshields, so you could change the windscreen to the season. Or use a shorty in town but a 16" on the trip to the USCA Rally in Idaho next year...
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #65
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"Caravan mover" seems interesting. I think I saw one of Claude's rigs with an electric reverse. Not sure how it worked out. I know that the Mobec version is very expensive.

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Regarding pushing the rig backwards: does not take an enormous effort ... but would consider installing a reserve gear. Disadvantage that it's rather pricey: 2500 EUR = 3300USD. Other option is to install a 'caravan mover' on the sidecar wheel which is operated by the battery of the rig - some pics on the dutch/belgian 'Motor-Forum' can be found with link below.

http://www.motor-forum.nl/forum/list.../caravan,mover
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:32 PM   #66
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Hmmm. Even a batwing lite may not work for me. I like being able to look down up front.

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Here's another fairing idea. Arlen Ness makes em mostly for HD's (but this guy stuck one on his Valk, another humongous bike...), but I'm sure it could be modded to fit. They are not real cheap (about $250 on Ebay), but also not the crazy HD stealership prices either. kind of a Bat Wing lite...



It would be nice if someone made different height windshields, so you could change the windscreen to the season. Or use a shorty in town but a 16" on the trip to the USCA Rally in Idaho next year...
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #67
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nice rig, how can i contact you? I am thinking of putting one of these together.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #68
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nice rig, how can i contact you? I am thinking of putting one of these together.
Hover over his icon and click the "send private message" option.

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Old 10-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #69
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^ ditto - PM me.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:24 AM   #70
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If you find the bike a bit lacking in the HP department how about a Carpenter Racing kit that'll give you a clean 240+


http://www.carpenterracing.com/sbp_TRIII.htm



one for sale here as well.

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