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Old 02-16-2014, 07:26 PM   #16
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SWMBO doesn't ride solo.
SWMBO's a fair bit shorter than Strong Bad and says she gets bored staring at the back of my helmet.
SWMBO likes the view much better from the sidecar.
SWMBO happy, Strong Bad happy.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:31 PM   #17
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1. Please see this thread. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740384

2. I needed a more economical vehicle in addition to my F150 and couldn't bring myself to buy another econobox.

3. Yup, dl650 in the garage. Mostly for long solo trips.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:00 AM   #18
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Im 29... merely a baby amongst you guys..
i bought a sidecar because i wanted one. My lads will enjoy it and when i dont want the car attatched... ill have a bike!
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:47 AM   #19
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Have had many BMW's, first was a '76 R90S new. Shortly after (a few years) added, amongst the others, a R60/2 with a Ural hack. Great fun.

In 2010 had Claude build an "adventure" tub for my R1200GS.
Does all I want:

1. Now when camping, I can take everything. I have even carried my
Honda 2000 genet a few times. With a hack you are much more stable
when riding the remote and rough trails/roads.

2. Winter riding is not an issue- Snow, Rain, slick leaves… aint like you're
gonna fall over!

3. I have property in both CA and PA and have blasted across a few times
on just the rig (sometimes I tow it); as for slabing, the rig is fast and
stable. Usually cruise around 70MPH. Have seen a "century" and still
tracks true and stable.

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Old 02-17-2014, 06:58 AM   #20
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Longing for a sidecar rig for years just because I liked the idea, I used a new rescue puppy for an excuse to put the Sportster rig together back in '08 to train the dog to ride.

As for wives/SO's, be careful: Some like 'em well enough they want their own rig within a year -- even if she never had an interest in piloting a two-wheeler:



As for 2-wheels, I sold my R850R street bike as I rarely rode it, preferring travel on the GS/CSM rig. But I keep the KLX250 to explore back roads with my non-sidecaring buddies.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:14 AM   #21
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1. Young solo rider with motorcycle keen wife
2. Solo superbike, or raise a family ? Can stay with motorcycling via sidecar !
3. Raise family and extend horizons, friendships for all of us (we 2 plus 2 offspring).
4. Continue our take on a life as part of motorcycling for 43 unbroken years.
5. 2 sidecar outfits continue to keep the wheels turning.
6. To be continued.......
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #22
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Wow that is a nice looking rig. Love the side louvers. Very clean design

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Have had many BMW's, first was a '76 R90S new. Shortly after (a few years) added, amongst the others, a R60/2 with a Ural hack. Great fun.

In 2010 had Claude build an "adventure" tub for my R1200GS.
Does all I want:

1. Now when camping, I can take everything. I have even carried my
Honda 2000 genet a few times. With a hack you are much more stable
when riding the remote and rough trails/roads.

2. Winter riding is not an issue- Snow, Rain, slick leaves… aint like you're
gonna fall over!

3. I have property in both CA and PA and have blasted across a few times
on just the rig (sometimes I tow it); as for slabing, the rig is fast and
stable. Usually cruise around 70MPH. Have seen a "century" and still
tracks true and stable.



I don't have a rig yet, but am working on one. The wife has ridden her own since she was 16 now is 34. We have 2 kids and all of a sudden she is nervous and doesn't really enjoy riding with a kid on back. So I'm looking at sidecars to haul both kids so the wife can have fun doing something she loves. Then when I want to go out and take the kids I can even if she cannot take off work.

For me I love agressive off-road on a big bike, I'm timid though with my kid. I believe with a hack I can take my kids to some very cool places I have seen with out worry. Places like Black Bear, Imogene, engineer, and stony pass. I love the mountain views and riding them early summer while there is still lots of snow. I just bet the kids will too. I am bumping 40 and want to kids to have fun with pops. By the way my oldest is only 9
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:19 AM   #23
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Um, okay you win for the best "win-over-of-significant-other" !

Interesting that most have chosen to keep their two wheeled steeds as well, I see that for me. I grew up riding and its just who I am.

I have three bikes in my garage now, so the Ural would be my fourth. And ever since I started mentioning getting a sidecar, my motorcycling buddies have attempted to try to talk me out of it. I was sort of surprised. I'm thinking, why didn't they try to talk me out of getting that Ducati!?
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:36 PM   #24
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1- Did your significant other change their mind once you brought home your rig and warm up to the charm?
2- More importantly, what drew you to the three wheeled experience in the first place, the need for more hauling capability, more stability, camping, the charm/social aspect of the sidecar or something else?
3- Do you continue to have a motorcycle and would never give up a bike that leans?
1- Yup. She'd been behind me on 2 wheels for 25 years.

2- I wasn't looking but used to scan CL a few times a day. I saw a nice Ural that was cheap and owned it an hour later. I'd never been on a rig or even sat in a sidecar. Neither of us had idea how many things we do, use it for, or the thousands of miles we'd put on them.

3-YES! I would never consider replacing 2 wheels for three. That is like replacing a bike with a snowmobile. Two very different things.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:38 PM   #25
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1. My wife likes riding in the sidecar, not so much on the back of my bike.
2. Always wanted a sidecar rig so I bought one. I'm turning 72 soon so I can do anything I want.
3. Still have bikes that lean. Gonna keep them too.

Life is short, do it.
Right on... hacks > Goldwingers
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:03 PM   #26
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I'm 58 and have been riding motorcycles most of my life, since I was 15. I'm really smitten with the 2014 Urals, my wife, not so much. She's only been a passenger since we met some 14 years ago and had absolutely no motorcycle experience before that. So she finds she really likes the motorcycle experience along with the "status" that goes with that. From her perspective, riding in the chair, she might as well be in a car.

So I have three questions to the ADVrider (Hack owner) brain trust;
1- Did your significant other change their mind once you brought home your rig and warm up to the charm?
2- More importantly, what drew you to the three wheeled experience in the first place, the need for more hauling capability, more stability, camping, the charm/social aspect of the sidecar or something else?
3- Do you continue to have a motorcycle and would never give up a bike that leans?


Appreciate your thoughts!
Turning 58 myself in a month and will add my 2 cents- a rig is a wonderful couples machine.

There is no comparing the passenger comfort, although a fully farkled Gold Wing might be close, and my wife can see the views, not the back of my helmet.

Different riding experience so having a solo 2 wheel as an alternate is nice, but I rarely use the XT now except off road.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:04 PM   #27
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1- Yup. She'd been behind me on 2 wheels for 25 years..
So, did she have reservations about sitting in the chair or was she open to going side by side?

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2- I wasn't looking but used to scan CL a few times a day. I saw a nice Ural that was cheap and owned it an hour later. I'd never been on a rig or even sat in a sidecar. Neither of us had idea how many things we do, use it for, or the thousands of miles we'd put on them.
Wow, you have my utmost admiration! I wish I was this spontaneous, maybe I just need to follow your example and DO IT!

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3-YES! I would never consider replacing 2 wheels for three. That is like replacing a bike with a snowmobile. Two very different things.
Good answer!
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:06 PM   #28
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SWMBO doesn't ride solo.
SWMBO's a fair bit shorter than Strong Bad and says she gets bored staring at the back of my helmet.
SWMBO likes the view much better from the sidecar.
SWMBO happy, Strong Bad happy.
Yep- happy wifey equals happy lifey!
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:32 PM   #29
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So, did she have reservations about sitting in the chair or was she open to going side by side?


Wow, you have my utmost admiration! I wish I was this spontaneous, maybe I just need to follow your example and DO IT!


Good answer!
1- Surprisingly no. I figured that she would say that I finally went too far. The first Ural was a '96 in Army green with red Russian stars. Maybe it was the two Army trucks ('68 M-37, '68 Mog) that I brought home in years past that broke her into the mindset of never being surprised what shows up.

2- Good deals wait for no man. Being ready to jump into something new can be fun. OTOH my father used to like reading about his next car purchase for years before buying. I like my way better.

3- I am a motorcyclist before a hack pilot.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:59 PM   #30
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Wow that is a nice looking rig. Love the side louvers. Very clean design...

... The wife ... doesn't really enjoy riding with a kid on back. So I'm looking at sidecars to haul both kids so the wife can have fun doing something she loves....

I believe with a hack I can take my kids to some very cool places I have seen with out worry. Places like Black Bear, Imogene, engineer, and stony pass. I love the mountain views and riding them early summer while there is still lots of snow. I just bet the kids will too. I am bumping 40 and want to kids to have fun with pops. By the way my oldest is only 9
Here's a variation of the same theme -- same rig I referenced in the other thread discussing which tug for an adv rig:




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... I am a motorcyclist before a hack pilot.
I've "turned the corner" and have become a hack pilot before a motorcyclist. I really enjoy sidecars, and sidecar enthusiasts are an interesting bunch . As much as I enjoy travel & exploring on our sidecar rigs, don't overlook a Jeep for back-country exploring with children. Don't procrastinate too much - 9 can turn into 19 very quickly. As I was advised once: Go make some memories.
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