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Old 10-26-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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St1100 as tug?? $$

l LIKE the ezs set up in theory as never owned one. Looking at a carbureted ST1100 with a ezs set up side care .$15000. What are your thoughts. An additional cost of shipping across country.Sure its a good tug on flat land but i live in the the mountains. No sidecar electric lean, no sidecar brake..40 plus years riding never owned a honda.Running a k75 with escort sidecar, great handling,not hwy worthy..Need a HP sidecar for a reasonable price
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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So where's the pic' so we can make a semi informed decision regarding the price ?


Having had an ST11 with a chair, the hills will not worry it.


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Old 10-26-2014, 09:24 PM   #3
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l LIKE the ezs set up in theory as never owned one. Looking at a carbureted ST1100 with a ezs set up side care .$15000. What are your thoughts. An additional cost of shipping across country.Sure its a good tug on flat land but i live in the the mountains. No sidecar electric lean, no sidecar brake..40 plus years riding never owned a honda.Running a k75 with escort sidecar, great handling,not hwy worthy..Need a HP sidecar for a reasonable price
I sidecar is worth whatever the buyer's willing to to pay if your referring to the one on HP sidecars you couldn't build it for 15 but it's old school not really HP but a nice rig and plenty of power, it probably isn't going to sell at that price, but a k1200rs eml centerhub rig like the one on the HP list sold on ebay for 14k or thereabouts.DB
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:37 PM   #4
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:06 AM   #5
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Shameless plug here...

How about a Concours/Hannigan rig for $8k. ECC and ready to to.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=Concours
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:07 AM   #6
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yes that one..15 yr old bike ,no sidecar brake,no electric camber control..
Just trying to justify ..

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Old 10-27-2014, 07:09 AM   #7
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Shameless plug here...

How about a Concours/Hannigan rig for $8k. ECC and ready to to.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=Concours
Moe's right that's a real fair deal on a nice start on good equipment.DB

Have you communicated with EZS owner it woud be hard to believe it didn't have a brake and it probably wouldn't need camber control with the leading link front end and big tires ?
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:28 AM   #8
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yes i have sent a couple emails,plus it would be a fly and drive,or shipping= more $.
I live in the south west,Sound like a very stable ride but have never driven an ezs rig, or a center hub. Want to upgrade to do more touring. My k75 is nice, but small tank,and need to flogged in the mountains. the k bike handles
nice with units forks.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:07 AM   #9
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yes i have sent a couple emails,plus it would be a fly and drive,or shipping= more $.
I live in the south west,Sound like a very stable ride but have never driven an ezs rig, or a center hub. Want to upgrade to do more touring. My k75 is nice, but small tank,and need to flogged in the mountains. the k bike handles
nice with units forks.
I think I know that little rig you bought it in the last 2 yrs very nice but not overpowered, you may want to find someone to let you ride a rig with more power and see what you want to do. Questions are: Do you want interstate speeds, Gravel roads, off pavement jeep trails ? Wider tires generally mean heavier steering, my experience is one can't have enough torque when climbing paved to unpaved with a sidecar rig but that may not make for a good freeway flyer.DB

Find a K100 put sidecar and fork on it but you'll spend some money.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:36 AM   #10
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l LIKE the ezs set up in theory as never owned one. Looking at a carbureted ST1100 with a ezs set up side care .$15000. What are your thoughts. An additional cost of shipping across country.Sure its a good tug on flat land but i live in the the mountains. No sidecar electric lean, no sidecar brake..40 plus years riding never owned a honda.Running a k75 with escort sidecar, great handling,not hwy worthy..Need a HP sidecar for a reasonable price
I have owned an ST1100 EZS RX5 for a bit over two years and love it. Yes it's not centerhub steering but much less hyper in it's performance and handles extremely well in the twisties at any reasonable speed, not full on racing. The outfit you're considering most definitely has a sidecar brake plumbed into the rear brake, as I can see the stainless steel brakeline in the HPS pix. I've never had, on the fly trim control and find I don't seem to need it. These ST1100 EZS outfits eat up the interstates, and utterly destroy higher speed secondary roads hills or not. Wide tires and automobile type wheels are fine on groomed gravel and have never considered taking mine off-road. Them upstart new Honda motorcyles have been around for more than 50 years so that should not be a concern. The custom paint job looks cool too!

Now, buyers usually determine selling price, that's what bargaining is about!
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:01 PM   #11
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Sidewise thanks for the vote of confidence on this setup. Glade for your input.

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Old 10-27-2014, 01:49 PM   #12
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These bikes were all $$$$ when first constructed, due to the price of the EZS kits, the freight to US, Pete Larson's time, and the fact that the ST11 was still a newer bike, and pricey as well. The original owner of mine spent over $17K for the EZS portion, not including the bike.


I have a rig nearly identical to Sidewise's, and agree with his comments 100%. The ST1100 motor is so much nicer than a K100 in terms of vibration and low end torque. I owned a BMW airhead EML for many years, and there is just no comparison.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:44 PM   #13
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Davebig i have thought about getting a k100,as i think i could transfer over the forks,but i,m not enough of a wrench to tackle transferring a sidecar over,
the escort is a fine sidecar,i really need the convertible top to protect the dogs form the NM sun. That is one of the reason this st1100 sidecar perks my interest.And the larger tank. On two wheels i like to eat the miles..
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:36 AM   #14
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I posted 2 ST's in the fleabay thread one quite atractively priced in Calif. but the Hannigan tops are not huge. How big are the dogs ?
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:13 AM   #15
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Dogs are both 80 lbs,and i need the top for keeping the NM sun of there little pink noses.. I will look at the adds ,thank.. Thinking as i drive from 3000ft to 10000 ft in a days ride mabe hold out for a FI rig.. Going to be hard to beat the neutral steering of my K75 setup..
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