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Old 09-15-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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Total noob question on sidecars.

I have a Vstrom 1000 and a dr 650, can you use a sidecar part time? You know take it on and off, is there a quick disconnect or anything? How much would be left on the bike when not in use? Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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Yes, this can be done. The V Stroms need a subframe but that can stay on the bike if you wish to run it solo.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:38 AM   #3
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Cool2 just my two cents

But hack one and leave the other solo... you can always sell it when you get tired of the solo growin' dust in the garage.

No, really - my outfit was set-up to be separated easily, but after driving it awhile I quickly realized it's easier/better to have both a rig and a solo in the garage. The hacked bike handles differently than the solo, but is just as quick. Only reason I can (now) think of for separating the tub-n-tug is for maintenance purposes.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:48 AM   #4
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Unless you're talking about using the SC mostly off road, you may be apalled at how fast a DP tire wears out on pavement with the extra weight of a SC.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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Uncle Ernie,
How bad is the tire wear? Is it worse than other sidecar rigs? What tire was being run?
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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Tony da tiger wrote:
>>But hack one and leave the other solo... you can always sell it when you get tired of the solo growin' dust in the garage. <<

THAT is good advice. Some do switch the bike back and forth from solo to sidecar rug but getting a sidecar mounted and working toward a more dedicated sidecar rig is a lot better road to travel.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:51 PM   #7
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Cool2 guess I'll find out soon enuff

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Unless you're talking about using the SC mostly off road, you may be apalled at how fast a DP tire wears out on pavement with the extra weight of a SC.
...as I just picked up two new rear tires (got two wheels, so...) one is a Metzler Block K for street'n - which I plan to use most of the time; the other is a TKC-80 for SNOWCAMP ( claude) and playin' in the woods.



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Old 09-20-2008, 08:04 AM   #8
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Claude, anything with knobs is going to go fast. Have you not seen people's dual sports with (former) knobbies that are smooth as a babies butt in the middle yet have practically new knobs on the sides?

Although- he does have 2 bikes...
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Claude, anything with knobs is going to go fast. Have you not seen people's dual sports with (former) knobbies that are smooth as a babies butt in the middle yet have practically new knobs on the sides?

Although- he does have 2 bikes...
Understood Unc, My brain was not in gear.
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