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Old 08-23-2008, 03:57 PM   #16
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Sidecar sillyness


I'm sorry but I just can't understand why anyone would want to do that to a two wheel vehicle. To me it defeats the whole purpose of having a motorcycle. Putting a third wheel makes the motorcycle inherently less stable for handling, especially while cornering.
Why not get a little convertible instead?
Much safer and probably as much fun!?
My wife think's the same way too. She sit's on her side and I on mine. In peaceful harmony I ride into the blue yonder.

If you have to ask, you would'nt understand.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:07 PM   #17
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Sure I'm trollin', but I still don't get it. WHY? Because there are Quads and numerous offroad capable two wheelers. I see no sense in sidecars whatsoever and no I will not be on one EVER
Good for you.

I honestly don't give a shit what you like or don't like...I'm not you. It's what I like, dumbass...!!!

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Old 08-24-2008, 12:37 PM   #18
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Now now -here is a guy who needs love. You may spend the occasional eveniing wondering why you're eating a TV dinner by yourself, huh?

Sidecars, tank-shifting, quads, thumpers, Harleys- heck, even motorcycles in general- a lot of people don't get it. Many riders don't like sidecars. I had one guy who was curious just leave my rig in a field and walk back.

Run what ya brung. Just don't become a politician and outlaw them.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:49 PM   #19
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Sidecar sillyness



I'm sorry but I just can't understand why anyone would want to do that to a two wheel vehicle. To me it defeats the whole purpose of having a motorcycle. Putting a third wheel makes the motorcycle inherently less stable for handling, especially while cornering.
Why not get a little convertible instead?
Much safer and probably as much fun!?
If it was legal for me to ride ON the hood of a convertible AND be in control of it at the same time, then maybe....just maybe I might consider a convertible instead of a hack. But riding ON the hood of a convertible AND being in control of it at the same time is NOT going to be made legal anytime soon....in ANY country. At any rate, it still wouldn't look as cool. Key words here are "RIDING ON". HACKS RULE
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:20 PM   #20
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Gee, these Hack guys are a little Testy-- or is it they Have little Testes?
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:33 PM   #21
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Gee, these Hack guys are a little Testy-- or is it they Have little Testes?


Funny!
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:43 AM   #22
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Drumrunner wrote:
>>Putting a third wheel makes the motorcycle inherently less stable for handling, especially while cornering.<<

Oh really...maybe and maybe not it depends on the circumstances.
Click here:
http://members.aol.com/sidebike01/Page40.html

Also, I have been where you are but still enjoy solo bikes. Many here will probably say the same. You have not been where we are as far as sidecars go so how can you know what's going on?

As far as saying this about a sidecar rig:
"To me it defeats the whole purpose of having a motorcycle."
You are totally correct. A sidecar rig is no longer a motorcycle it is a sidecar rig plain and simple. A sidecar rig is really one of the dumbest vehicles ever created by a human. But...sidecars are a ton of fun, are a challnge and quite addictive actually.

So, mr troll, you have proved no point and actually there is no point to prove either way. I like sidecars and I solo bikes both. You like solo bikes but have never had an experience with a sidecar rig. So...nothing much to say really.

Oh, I like chocolate ice cream....you may not but that is your call. At least in that case if you don't like chocolate you had probably at least tried it to form your opinion.

If you are ever in Pa. look me up and we can let you see if you might like sidecars or maybe really show you why u don't. No biggie.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:27 AM   #23
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"A sidecar rig is really one of the dumbest vehicles ever created by a human. "
No. I don't agree with that at all, only that their Time has come and gone I think.
and Yeah, that speed rig and rider competing against motorcycles in Belgium is very impressive indeed!

It's good to see that there are some mavericks out there who can take a joke, laugh at themselves and don't feel too badly slighted when others poke fun at their unique foibles!
Ride On!

P.S. Thanks Claude for the offer, but I don't see headin' to Penn. any time soon.
P.P.S. Foible: a weakness,or a failing

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Old 08-25-2008, 10:21 AM   #24
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Silly me.

I bought am 07 F650GS this past fall, renewing motorcycling after a 30 yr hiatus, and then found a brand new 1997 Sputnick this spring to bolt on said F650. I am in the process of painting the Sputnik and hope to have it ready for the Fall/Winter season.

As a re-noob biker and noob hacker, I don't regret it. So join us--resistance is futile.

BTW: If anyone is looking for the F650 ST frame kit, I have it available as I cannot use it on my 07. Its from Dauntless.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:24 AM   #25
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"A sidecar rig is really one of the dumbest vehicles ever created by a human. "
No. I don't agree with that at all, only that there Time has come and gone I think.
and Yeah, that speed rig and rider competing against motorcycles in Belgium is very impressive indeed!

It's good to see that there are some mavericks out there who can take a joke, laugh at themselves and don't feel too badly slighted when others poke fun at their unique foibles!
Ride On!

P.S. Thanks Claude for the offer, but I don't see headin' to Penn. any time soon.
I dunno what a foible is but learned long ago If I can't laugh at myself it is my loss.
Actually I have been a sidecar addict for over twenty years and after building them , mounting them etc etc for quite a while I began to do this stuff full time a few years ago. Now if for one minute you really think that those who ride sidecars are nuts just think about the guys who try and make a living dealing with sidecars. But..we are having fun and like to think that what we do makes others happy as well.
I see you have bene trolling at other sites too. Oh well have fun.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:53 PM   #26
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"To err is human---but to ride a side-car is stupidly Fun!?"
Moi.

O.K. O.K. I'm done already!
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:08 PM   #27
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"To err is human---but to ride a side-car is stupidly Fun!?" Moi.

O.K. O.K. I'm done already!
You are a master(baiter)



We really do need to duct tape you into a sidecar and express our appreciation for this thread...
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:17 PM   #28
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Sidecar sillyness

I'm sorry but I just can't understand why anyone would want to do that to a two wheel vehicle. To me it defeats the whole purpose of having a motorcycle. Putting a third wheel makes the motorcycle inherently less stable for handling, especially while cornering.
Why not get a little convertible instead?
Much safer and probably as much fun!?
It's an excellent question. A proof that the world is not rational? I grew up around sidecars. I have ridden one. I know a little convertible would be more sensible, on road or off-road. But I don't know why I still fancy about building a sidecar.

Why people ride classic bikes? Or why bother with bikes at all. In a cage you would stay dry and be safer. Why you would want to have a burger? Veal is better, you know what's inside.

It's like choosing between vanilla and chocolate ice cream. You don't need both of them, but it's still nice to have a choice.
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:28 PM   #29
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You are a master(baiter)

You are a master(baiter)

Yeah, but i was once a lowly apprentice

We really do need to duct tape you into a sidecar and express our appreciation for this thread...
'Sorry not into Sado-Masochism At all!
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:39 PM   #30
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'Sorry not into Sado-Masochism At all!
That wasn't an invitation- you hear the sound of duct tape being spooled off a roll an' you'd better run, boy!
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