I was chatting with a friend of mine over the weekend who, like me, has a sidecar rig (his is a Ural) and a BMW R12GS. For a long time he's ridden them both pretty much equally, but he's now thinking it might be time to sell his Ural and GS & get a different sidecar rig - and only have the sidecar rig as his m/c transportation. My immediate recommendation was to sell the Ural & hack the GS, which he's now considering. The big thing for him, I gathered, was that he wanted a more highway-worthy sidecar setup. He really likes the Ural, but occasionally, he said, he'd like to get down the road a piece & in a hurry. There are times, after all, when being able to sustain 75 or 80 mph for several consecutive hours is beneficial. This got me thinking - do I really need to have my sidecar rig, which is definitely a road-burner when I want it to be, AND a regular 2-wheel bike? Am I wasting effort, time and money keeping both of these bikes maintained, ridden & insured? Am I simply being greedy and not accepting that I could (maybe) be quite happy with just my sidecar rig? For right now, I enjoy riding both. My wife & daughter prefer the sidecar, but even my wife likes to go places on the GS from time to time - not long distances any more, but around town. One of the justifications I have for keeping the GS is that at one of the places I teach, they very strictly regulate motorcycles; I'm not allowed to park in the faculty lot there and I got a ticket for parking my rig on campus in m/c parking because it took up two m/c spaces - they want me to buy a regular lot permit that costs many hundreds of dollars each year instead of getting by on the m/c permit that is just $60 a semester. (I did ask if I could buy a second m/c permit for the sidecar to allow the 2nd space, but they said no.) My other school I teach at, I have a standard faculty lot permit, so I can park the sidecar on campus with no trouble at all because a space is a space there. I wondered how many of you ADV hackers have both a sidecar rig AND a 2-wheel bike and what your reasons are for keeping both in your life. Please throw your wisdom down upon me.