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Old 09-16-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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What's a Sputnik Weigh?

Does anyone know what a Sputnik weighs? I am having some suspension work done .
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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According to Bob Wark's web site, http://www.warkshop.com/sputnik/general.html... 235 lbs.



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Old 09-17-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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The Russians claimed 205 lbs. BTW the photo's on Bobs web site are of my wife's R100 rig that Vernon rode several years ago and is for sale at a car dealer in Portland Oregon. The photo's were taken in our yard at our old house.

Also I am interested in any feed back as to if people are still interested in Sputnik sidecars as I have found a batch of NOS Sputnik sidecars again and am thinking of bringing in another container load.

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Old 09-17-2014, 12:36 PM   #4
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Sputnik 1 weighted 83.6 Kilos( 184 Lbs ) and was launched in Oct 1957
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:47 PM   #5
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sputnik weight

The Russian language booklet that was delivered with the sidecar lists сухая масса прицепа 93kg (dry weight 205lbs),
Грузолодьем Ностб 105kg.(gross load 231 lbs.) None of the drawings show the roll bar so that might add a few pounds.

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Old 09-17-2014, 03:45 PM   #6
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The "roll bar" is not a roll bar. It is the support for the soft top.
It is looking like we will be getting more of these in.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:51 PM   #7
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Will you be getting any of the cargo car set-ups? cueman
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:41 AM   #8
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The "roll bar" is not a roll bar. It is the support for the soft top.
It is looking like we will be getting more of these in.
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Thanks Jay for the clarification on the top tube.

Wow! A soft top. Here I was thinking this creation couldn't get any harder on the eyes. My tub was factory finished with a vivid shade of orange very close to a Kubota tractor mixed with a dab of International orange like a Coast Guard vessel. At least the driver who hits me can't say" I didn't see him"

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Old 09-18-2014, 08:27 AM   #9
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Most were orange, some black and a few blue. We have a few of the tops still, they do not fit well, they look stupid and have no windows but some people like them as a starting point to add windows and improve on their mounting system. BTW the bar to have the top on faces forward. Most people who do put the bars on their sidecars have them facing to the rear as they make good grab handles.
The sidecars I am working on getting will more then likely be all Orange. No cargo sidecars, I doubt there are any left in the world at least new. The few we did bring in were built in 1993. 1993 may have been the last production run for Cargo sidecars. Even if we could get them, we would not. We only imported 10 of the cargo sidecars, the last one sold 3 years after we were sold out of passenger sidecars.
I do not have details on just what we are getting, we have negotiated a price and payment method but have yet to sign contracts so as such no ETA. Once we have an firm ETA we will start taking orders. We plan on selling these for around $2995 and include bike specific NOT universal mounting hardware running "boss and clamp" type lower mounts with 5/8 hiem joints for the lower attachment points. We will not set the price firmly until we see the quality of what we get, If they have not been stored all that well the price could be lower. If we decided that we need to up grade the wheels the price could be a bit higher. There will be no spare parts other then what we still have on hand. The factory does not exist, we are buying the sidecars from some one who received them as part payment when the factory was liquidated.
When I have an ETA I will start a new thread rather then high jacking Vernon's thread in the mean time if any specific questions are asked I will answer them as best I can.
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