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Old 07-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #16
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Be great in Asia!

Seeing all those scooters and small bikes with sidecar boxes selling all manner of things in Penang means it would work.....in Penang or similar. Not sure it's be great in a place full of impatient people in large cars.
Once followed a BMW outfit in Lesbos (I was in a bus going to Mytilene)...an R25 with the small Steib chair. 250cc punching out about 12-ish horsepower resulted in a very slow outfit. Cute as hell but really walking would have been a more efficient way to travel...
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #17
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I have a 160 cc Vespa with a Cozy - it has 8 bhp. It will tug @ 50, 55 downhill. Go for it and don't listen to the naysayers, you'll have a ball.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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I had a CM400T and it was terrible. Couldn't get out of its own way. And that was without a chair.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #19
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Do it. Look for a used car on http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/ or CL
I might do the same with my Chinese bobber.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #20
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Nothing wrong with a small displacement rig.
Lightweights can take you places heavy weights can't go.

I've had the Greevorex up and running for 4 years now.
Off road beyond the cell phone zone it's great.
47 mph tops but thats wringing it out. It is street legal.




Crosscountry at acceptable highway speed is not gunna happen, I'm building up a Zundapp for that.





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Old 07-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #21
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nice EL model

Your Zundapp is looking just great---
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #22
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I had a CM400T and it was terrible. Couldn't get out of its own way. And that was without a chair.
Hm! Was there something wrong with it?

Since putting decent carbs on my CB400T, I am getting 72-ish mph at redline on the flats with a chair. May have to go back to the stock gearing now...
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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I must say cross country with that tank is gonna take a few fuel stops.

Nice Greeves hack.

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Crosscountry at acceptable highway speed is not gunna happen, I'm building up a Zundapp for that.





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Old 07-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #24
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Little tank keeps me out of trouble. Once around the block...
Here's the road tank...





Got the fenders on...





That's fresh gold over old black. I'm waiting for a new set of floats. Blew my tuning routine, I was working on 10 days of first kick starting when the streetside one sunk.






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Old 07-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #25
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Well if everything comes together it looks like I will be doing a build thread sooner rather than later.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #26
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well?

Is it on the road yet?
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #27
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Well not yet. Payment was sent and now I just have to get shipping set up. It wont get here soon enough for me though, even if I had it tomorrow. I need to make a sub frame and have a general layout in mind. Ill wait until I have the sidecar so I don't have to re-do it 10+ times.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #28
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and I'd bet a month's pay on it.

I had a Twinstar in the early 80s. It would just barely do 55 two-up on a long flat road. There's not a chance it'll do it pushing that much wind.
With substantially lower gearing it would be a fun grocery getter, but more suited to a top end of 40 than 55

I disagree about the the CM200t 's top speed. Alone I could see 70 mph on flat road. Two up I could stay with traffic on the highway.
Now the Cm185t on the other hand, is a totally diff story. that thing was such a bore, compaired to my cm200.

Now, attaching a sidecar to the cm200-- DO IT! You may be the only person who has one. Just get a light weight rig nand take it for a spin....
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:56 AM   #29
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do it

I have just put a inder sidecar on a 1972 CB350 and its shaping up to be fun. Remember its smiles per hour that count not miles per hour
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #30
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Twinstar exhaust

I had two 1980 Twinstars and they respond well to more free flowing exhaust. If you do the sidecar, cut the pipe off at the headers and install some better mufflers and it might go a bit faster (near 50mph?).

It also had a front and rear drum brake and keep that in mind when you start adding a lot of weight. Maybe add a disk brake front end if you are up to it. I suspect the Rebel forks and brake will fit but I can't say for sure.
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