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Old 04-12-2014, 07:12 AM   #6031
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BMW with Expedition sidecar,

BMW with Expedition sidecar,
Just got it home Monday.....big learning curve ahead. It’s so much more of everything compared to the Gear-up Ural. Now it’s practice, practice, practice and remembering I don’t have Reverse.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:47 PM   #6032
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:50 PM   #6033
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pretty sweet!

Is that the gel coat or paint?
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:26 PM   #6034
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:09 AM   #6035
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A little rise on the shoulder can help

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BMW with Expedition sidecar,
Just got it home Monday.....big learning curve ahead. It’s so much more of everything compared to the Gear-up Ural. Now it’s practice, practice, practice and remembering I don’t have Reverse.
Here is a little something I found to assist in a turn around w/o using your back for a reverse.
I have been on narrow back dirt rds & needed to turn around (180) on the rd.
Get as far as you can on the low side of the rd, turn hard headed to the other side. Run up the slight incline, clutch it quick & let the machine role back as far as it will w/o getting stuck in a deep ditch. Repeat this little maneuver until you have power & clutched you way back in the desired direction. This practice will be a bit hard on a clutch……but walking may not be an option for some of us.

I learned to do this when riding a r12gs & had to stand along side the beast in front of a locked gate on a narrow steep rd.

I know it will not work on all ''need to turn around'' situations, but it is another little tool to help when you're brave enough to get lost w/o a Ural.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:38 AM   #6036
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I have used that manuever before. It works with your solo bike too, (its just a little trickier to balance).

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Here is a little something I found to assist in a turn around w/o using your back for a reverse.
I have been on narrow back dirt rds & needed to turn around (180) on the rd.
Get as far as you can on the low side of the rd, turn hard headed to the other side. Run up the slight incline, clutch it quick & let the machine role back as far as it will w/o getting stuck in a deep ditch. Repeat this little maneuver until you have power & clutched you way back in the desired direction. This practice will be a bit hard on a clutch……but walking may not be an option for some of us.

I learned to do this when riding a r12gs & had to stand along side the beast in front of a locked gate on a narrow steep rd.

I know it will not work on all ''need to turn around'' situations, but it is another little tool to help when you're brave enough to get lost w/o a Ural.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:40 AM   #6037
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Glad to hear...

Glad to learn other guys are getting all turned around….w/o breaking something
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:43 AM   #6038
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Glad to learn other guys are getting all turned around….w/o breaking something
you can also compress the forks aganst a tree or even the front brake and let them bounce you backwards.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:02 PM   #6039
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you can also compress the forks aganst a tree or even the front brake and let them bounce you backwards.
I tried that ONCE. I know it will work if the rider can touch the mother loven earth beneath the bike.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #6040
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Thanks guys,

Eyeball, the car has been buffed and waxed buy other wise it is just like was when it came out of the mold.

Big Dave gave me a few suggestions on how to add some color to the sidecar, thanks.

Wolfgang, thanks for the reverse riding maneuver, it’s will be one I’ll have to practice.

Since I lost the engine / cylinder guards due to the sidecar mountings I need to find another place to mount my driving lights. I like the light bar that mounts under the beak. Any suggestions, recommendations or other ideas ?

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:44 PM   #6041
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:23 AM   #6042
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Here is mine on its maiden voyage with a passenger. My first sidecar.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:49 AM   #6043
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Here is mine on its maiden voyage with a passenger. My first sidecar.
Lovely looking T3, not sure about the way the rear upper mount is fitted though - would expect to see that upper rear mount heading down to attached to the chassis at a similar angle to the front mount. Did you buy it like that?
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:09 AM   #6044
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Hi Steve, no I fitted it myself. It seems to handle fine the way it is so far, but could easily be moved if it causes any problems.We have been in contact before via the Guzzi Club I think.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:11 AM   #6045
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Beautiful bike and Squire chair. That is a ST2, right? I have a ST2 on my '81 airhead hack. Yours is only the second one I've seen. Different fender though. Very nicely done.

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Here is mine on its maiden voyage with a passenger. My first sidecar.
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