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Old 04-10-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Sidecar riders (Sidecarists) in Brisbane

Have been toying with the idea of buying a Ural, but after sitting on one today, I have decided the best option for me would be to put a Ural sidecar on my R1100GS.

What I was wanting to know is, are the any sidecarists in Brisbane, who I can talk to about learning to ride a sidecar, "hacking" my GS and who would be prepared to take my wife for a short ride and let me have a short ride (around the block) to see if it really is for us, before I commit to spending the money.

Also

Dave Kellett (Kellett Engineering - Slacks Creek) and RHD in Townsville were recommended to me as people who could manufacture a subframe and set it all up for me. Any one had any dealings with them in relation to sidecars?

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Old 04-11-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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If your prepared to do a bit of travel I can highly recommend someone here in Victoria who would do a fantastic job. I can't speak for the quality of either Kellett's or RHD cause I haven't seen any of their workmanship, but Phyllis's work is outstanding.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:03 PM   #3
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There is this, pricey on first glance but will answer all your questions,except for the manufacturing bits.
Been thinking of taking the wife for a try myself,it's New England it qualifies as a romantic weekend doesn't it?
Just in case you don't know of this option.http://uralofoz.com.au/pb/wp_8443f4fa/wp_8443f4fa.html
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:09 PM   #4
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Dave Kellets the man, drop in to see him and have a chat and you will see for yourself his knowledge & love of chairs &motorcycles in general.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:33 AM   #5
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Saw a chair and bike for sale this arvo up near Wamuran, one of the Royal Enfields.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:19 AM   #6
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See Bruce at RHD Townsville. Good bloke and sidecars are what he does.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:55 AM   #7
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I had a Chang Jiang sidecar fitted to my 1100gs by Phil Duffy near Creswick (Vic).
I am very happy with the end result.

This link will give you an idea of how it went:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806998

I think the intro ride at Ural Aust would be money well spent, to see if you both enjoy it.

Happy to chat further if you wish to pm me.
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