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Old 02-11-2014, 09:36 AM   #16
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Love to have one on my Vmax... But how is the "getting in/out" ?? Seems a little sporty! I am afraid the dogs will scratch the paint with the urgency they use when they want to ride!

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Old 02-11-2014, 02:13 PM   #17
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Love to have one on my Vmax... But how is the "getting in/out" ?? Seems a little sporty! I am afraid will scratch the paint with the urgency they use when they want to ride!
I covered the fender/entry area with clear protective film to save shoe & dog scuffs. also did the inside rim of the cover to protect from the dogs.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #18
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Farmer1949 found his for $1800. The one I'm considering is listed at 4000! List price with the options would probably be over $5k so I am considering going to look at it and making an offer. The owner said he only put 2000 miles on it and I think he bought it new. I wish it wasn't 600 miles away, but t least it's south of here and it has got to be warmer there than it is here. -17 tonight!!! Dan
$1800 is a steal, $4k is a decent price as equipped. New is close to $7K! Look here.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:31 PM   #19
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Hey Claude .. Is the freedom sidecars Fb page lives Middleburg Pen ..


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Old 02-14-2014, 03:22 PM   #20
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Have a Classic on my 1992 1200 Sportster. Have been told it rides nice. Surprising amount of room in trunk even with tool box down at the bottom.

Only question I would have is why is the zipper opening side window is on the right side of the car, away from the bike? Would be handy to have it on the bike side so passenger could hand things to the driver like toll money.
Hello Ken. I jumped up and down about this window thing also. Guess what? The newer ones do have a zip window on both sides.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:25 PM   #21
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Love to have one on my Vmax... But how is the "getting in/out" ?? Seems a little sporty! I am afraid the dogs will scratch the paint with the urgency they use when they want to ride!
The classic family of Hannigan sidecars are quite easy to get in and out of .
As far as scratching goes at the fender area This not that big of a problem with the classic, classic twin or dual sport models. However we do warn folks about this being an issue with the conte classic.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:27 PM   #22
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Hey Claude .. Is the freedom sidecars Fb page lives Middleburg Pen ..


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Hey to you too :-) Not sure I understand the post. We are Freedom Sidecars on FB. If that is what you mean. :-)
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:40 PM   #23
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Hey to you too :-) Not sure I understand the post. We are Freedom Sidecars on FB. If that is what you mean. :-)
Are you from Middleburg Pen .. As there is a freedom sidecars in Middleburg .....


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Old 02-14-2014, 04:42 PM   #24
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Are you from Middleburg Pen .. As there is a freedom sidecars in Middleburg .....


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That is us yes
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:15 AM   #25
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I bought the Hannigan Classic, Now to find a tug

Well I bought the Hannigan I was looking at. $3400. Electric lean, both top and tonou cover,power outlet, etc. Now I'm looking for the right bike to use as a tug. I'm thinking K1200 GT or RS. I think the riding position of the GT would be better for my 62 year old body,but peg lowering and handlebar raising kits are available for the RS. I like the telelever front suspension on the 1200 a it has some designed in anti-dive. Does anyone make a trail reducing kit for this bike? Older K's 100's and 1100's are an option as well. I spoke to Hannigan about this and surprisingly they have never done either the k100 or 1100 so there would be aditional charges as they would need to design new mounts. another option is the Honda ST 1100/1300. I like the bullet proof reputation of these two, but I am pluged in to the BMW comunity so this would be stepping out of my comfort zone. This will be my first sidecar so my plan is to start out with a baisicly stock bike until I learn to drive it and then if I find I don't like sidecars to sell the rig either together or as separate units. If I decide I like this I would gradually modify the bike to make it a dedicated sidecar tug. Trail reduction, car tires and suspension modifications. I welcome any suggestions. Thanks, Dan
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:04 AM   #26
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You got a good deal on that car.
I went with the LSL superbike handlebar kit from Spiegler on my K12RS, I made alot of difference, much more than you would gain with the GT bar position. Hannigan offers a steerite trail reducer for that series. Look here to see what modifications I have done to my RS. Some pics in that thread, lots more on my photobucket page.
You can't go wrong with a 130 hp tug!
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:36 PM   #27
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Well I bought the Hannigan I was looking at.

...

Now I'm looking for the right bike to use as a tug. I'm thinking K1200 GT or RS....

. another option is the Honda ST 1100/1300. I like the bullet proof reputation of these two, but I am pluged in to the BMW comunity so this would be stepping out of my comfort zone. ...

I welcome any suggestions. Thanks, Dan


I've had an ST1100 with a chair. A very relaxing combination to ride. The frame would rival the Golden Gate bridge. Good fuel range standard and very good mpg with a chair.

If it has a downside, it would be the somewhat tall first gear. If I was to build a highway-forest service road rig it would get the nod over an older K100/1100, no question.


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Old 02-23-2014, 02:42 PM   #28
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Well I bought the Hannigan I was looking at. $3400. Electric lean, both top and tonou cover,power outlet, etc. Now I'm looking for the right bike to use as a tug. I'm thinking K1200 GT or RS. I think the riding position of the GT would be better for my 62 year old body,but peg lowering and handlebar raising kits are available for the RS. I like the telelever front suspension on the 1200 a it has some designed in anti-dive. Does anyone make a trail reducing kit for this bike? Older K's 100's and 1100's are an option as well. I spoke to Hannigan about this and surprisingly they have never done either the k100 or 1100 so there would be aditional charges as they would need to design new mounts. another option is the Honda ST 1100/1300. I like the bullet proof reputation of these two, but I am pluged in to the BMW comunity so this would be stepping out of my comfort zone. This will be my first sidecar so my plan is to start out with a baisicly stock bike until I learn to drive it and then if I find I don't like sidecars to sell the rig either together or as separate units. If I decide I like this I would gradually modify the bike to make it a dedicated sidecar tug. Trail reduction, car tires and suspension modifications. I welcome any suggestions. Thanks, Dan
I would follow Bobs lead in road sidecars the K1200's are plentiful have decent if not exciting power and trail reduction is easy not to mention the original brick is way overbuilt and with reasonable care will work for a long time.DB
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:39 AM   #29
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[/QUOTE]I covered the fender/entry area with clear protective film to save shoe & dog scuffs. also did the inside rim of the cover to protect from the dogs.[/QUOTE]

+1 on the film, we bought some for our Hannigan Super Sport, just way too easy to drag a foot getting in or out and marking up that beautiful black paint job.

$1800 used was an incredible price but ~$4K is probably normal for something in really good condition.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:13 AM   #30
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Speigler Handlebar kit

Bob, Thanks for the info on the handlebar kit This looks like just what I would need. I do have a question about the subframe. Since the engine on the k1200 is rubber mounted and there are no frame members under the engine is the subframe attached to the engine? If this is so it seems that would put undue stress on the rubber mounts, not to mention the effect on handling. I haven't found a bike yet, but there is one at a dealership near Millwaukee that I plan to look at. Too cold for a test ride, so I don't think I'll be making them an offer today. Anything I should look for? What are the weak points on the K12? are you still running the car tire on the stock rear wheel? Thanks, Dan
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