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Old 05-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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New body design from CSM?

These are pics of Watsonian Sidecars we mounted on late model triumphs.




This on is a Steib reproduction we mounted to a BMW CL.



We are really considering doing a CSM body style similar to these soon. The body would be made in 1/8" aluminum. Probably would have a larger trunk area and possibly a lockable glove box. Looking for feedback....Thoughts??
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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Very nice..Its really nice to so though tubs coming back...Go for it..Like they say ...If you build it they will come...Nice job Claude...Bert
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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I like the style. I would have put one on my short list if it was available when I got the Hannigan Classic for my Sportster.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #4
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I've always liked the looks of the nose of Watsonian and Steib tubs. The Steib tub looks like it would be difficult to climb into.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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THE POPULATION IS OLDER. ESPECIALLY SIDECARISTS. WE NEED SOMETHING NOT TOO DIFFICULT TO ENTER AND GET SEATED!
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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Really nice job Claude. Congradulations on a new addition to your designs.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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I really like the looks of the one on the Triumph.
Nice job Claude.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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THE POPULATION IS OLDER. ESPECIALLY SIDECARISTS. WE NEED SOMETHING NOT TOO DIFFICULT TO ENTER AND GET SEATED!
I like the looks of the Watsonian rig, but like the poster above said, it needs to be easy to get in and out of. For my wife that is why we purchased the Escort rig.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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I agree, Claude, it needs to be easy to get in and out...
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:32 AM   #10
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Why make a new egg? Whats wrong with using Watsonian chairs?
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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Why make a new egg? Whats wrong with using Watsonian chairs?
I'm guessing one big advantage is Claude's ability to custom build each one to work best with the tug and the operator. Sometimes it's easier to build from the start with the intended finished product in mind than to take a more or less off the shelf item then modify it to that purpose.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #12
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Love the classic looks, modern conveniences too tempting to pass up. Trunk and glovebox become necessities once you get spoiled.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:15 AM   #13
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Guinea Pig

Well, it looks like I am going to be Claude's guinea pig on his new style of sidecar. He is going to mount it on my 2010 Triumph Bonneville T-100. Hopefully, either Claude or myself will be able to add pictures as the sidecar develops.

Why did I choose to let Claude build one rather than buy a new Watsonian? I suppose it has to do with having a dedicated, master craftsman building a high quality sidecar rather than buying something "off the rack". Not that either one of those cars are inferior, but what a neat experience this could be! I had approached Claude with the idea of adding a Watsonian or Steib type sidecar to my bike, but I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted. He told me that he was thinking about designing a new style based on the Watsonian/Steib look. Wondered if I would be interested? Seemed like a great opportunity for the both of us...

It's pretty cool to be able to talk to the guy who is building your sidecar and having a small part in the design. I am very excited and Claude seems to be pretty excited about it also.

I am open to any questions, comments, suggestions, opinions, rants, jokes and harrassment...

Thanks,

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #14
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Chris, glad to hear that you decided to use your T-100 to attach a sidecar to. Claude is great to work with!
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #15
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Here are some various other sidecars with the same idea on the nose. Prior to the advent of fiberglass bodies becomong popular there were some creative sidecar body shapes done with little to no real compound curves.
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