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Old 03-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #16
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Claude. Not wanting to go with a high performance rig to start, are there other tubs (other then the terraplane) That are made in the states that you feel would be a good fit for the fjr? The passenger would be on the small side (wife) Something with a some what, sporty look. Is there much of a used market out there? I will look into the contacts you have given me jays name at dauntless motors seems to come up often. Thanks for all the help. I may be calling you, till then be well. sky king.
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:03 PM   #17
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If I remember right, USCA (sidecar.com) has a list of most manufacturers.
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:43 PM   #18
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skyking32, the RDS you like in the pics belongs to my pal Jay. It was put together for him by my other pal Ralph.If you look up Somefear .com there are build photos on the RDS. You'll see right away that the RDS is acomplete package. The bikes front suspension is supported by the sidecar frame.
The bike and SC plus the build cost in the range of 30K. But it is really comparable to a nice sports roadster. Think Mini S convertable or Z-4, but a lot less common.
Car tires make sense because the tread surface is flat and in contact with the road. Bike tires with their rounded profile only put a small area to use. Also bike tire are very expensive by comparison to auto tires.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #19
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Uncle Ernie....Thanks for the site...I'll check it out. bk blkr Baker. 30k is just a wee bit more then I wanted to spend right now!! cool rig tho.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #20
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But WHY would they NEED a a car tire on the front???
One down side of the wider, flat front tire is that expansion joints in the roadway tend to grab the front end and yank you across the expansion joint. It's mostly a problem in construction at highway speed, when you're detoured over to the blacktop shoulder from the concrete roadway. With your single steer tire running near the expansion joint, you can be yanked back and forth.

The added traction of the flat front tire for cornering, plus strength of a leading link or center hub front end go hand in hand as upgrades. I'd never run a car tire on the steer axle without also having a reduced trail front end.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:33 AM   #21
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I agree with the remarks of Claude, bk brkr baker and MikeS (this is most of the times with too wide car tyres – or old type car tyres - and incorrect tyre pressure on bad roads) and bk brkr baker, thanks for the RDS link:

Building pics of the RDS FJR 1300:

http://public.fotki.com/RalphG/sidecar_stuff/fjr1300rdsinstall/

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Old 03-30-2009, 05:52 AM   #22
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I want help too

Hello dear inmates!

I dunnow if i can break up this question with mine...

I allready have a hack (sort of)

I ride a BMW R1200 GS adventure... I've build a home made frame-sidecar a socalled kalahari replica ( the kalahari is a sidecar made by a company in Germany, I found the company on the net and i love the stuff they build!) I lowered the rollbar and chopped the seat.

I've also made a L single arm fork (front). Tarox lightweight 6 pot calipers (2 callipers in the front, 1 back, 1 on the sidecar wheel) two piece discs with alloy bells round. And i don't want to forget the YSS shock absorbers.
Wheels AEZ excite 16".

So far so good...

I want 3 wheel drive so i want to ask: Has anyone expierence with this?

I've got an idea to build a sort of Christini replica to get the front wheel driven and a Ural sort of backpiece to get the sidecar wheel driven!

And to end nicely... I also want a reverse!

I hope to hear from you!
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:13 AM   #23
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If I remember right, USCA (sidecar.com) has a list of most manufacturers.
another listing here:
http://www.hackd.com/home.html
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:43 AM   #24
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Hey Claude- Hack'd is out of business? Are they going to keep an internet thing going? Too much competition from Sidecar Talk?
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:33 AM   #25
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Hey Claude- Hack'd is out of business? Are they going to keep an internet thing going? Too much competition from Sidecar Talk?
Yes, Chris has decided to shut down the magazine. Tough times. We have worked hand in hand with Chris for many years to promote the magazine through SCT but thing sare just getting tight in today's world. Chris plans to keep the website up until November and also will still have the events at her place in May and October.
Really too bad as Hack'd Magazine has been with us all fo so long.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:30 PM   #26
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Sorry to here about hack'd magazine. I enjoyed reading the magazine, I wish chris all the best. sky. (STILL LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT CHAIR FOR MY FJR.) any one ? sky.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #27
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3X3, you got any pics of your rig??

Would like to see it thanks
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:10 AM   #28
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I hope to hear some suggestions!


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Old 03-31-2009, 03:22 PM   #29
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I like that You could build that out of light weight tubing to keep the weight to a reasonable figure.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:06 AM   #30
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Has anyone ideas or suggestions?
@ 3 x 3

If this isn’t an April fools joke, I suggest you copy all you have said before in your own thread.

Gotta go now. Coincendentally, I have to pick up three 8 J x 19 inch Titanium “Hummer” wheels which I bought very cheap on Ebay, just now. They’re for my new three-wheel-drive project, I’ve been working on for the last three years, (it was not so easy as I thought), but I didn’t want to tell anything about it, untill it was completely finished. It only takes the wheels for the final touch. It should have awesome ground clearance. 200 + Hp with Turbo at full revs. Will make some initial pics very late this evening, hopefully, and post. in a new thread.

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