After many years of lusting after sidecars, last fall I came across this in the flea market and well the rest is history. It is a 2000 Sportster with a Liberty sidecar. Liberty designed the "Sport" just for the Sportster but it never really took off. It's too bad because it is a great combination. The mounts are made specifically for the Sportster and the lines are perfect for the bike. Over the winter I put about 5000 miles on the rig and took it places that well...shall we say...it really wasn't designed to go. Of course it took me lots of places it was designed to go as well. This spring I invaded the Old School Rally and let the folks at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground take it for a spin and put a smile on their faces. The more I rode, the more I wanted a dual sport rig. I thought about having Claude Stanley at http://www.freedomsidecars.com/ build me a sidecar for my Dakar but that posed a couple of problems. I like the Dakar like it is and I am pretty cheap. Building a sidecar from the ground up would be more than I wanted to spend. And then this showed up on E-bay. :eek1 It is a 2006 KLR with a Sputnik Sidecar. It is the perfect mix of out of date Japanese motorcycle technology coupled with an out of business Russian sidecar. Throw in some American ingenuity, camo wrap, 1000 miles between the rig and home, a one way plane ticket and the stage is set for adventure. What could possibly go wrong? Did I mention the owner put the sidecar on the KLR for his wife so she could ride? She rode it one time and experienced some steering head shake and said never again. The bike has 1800 miles and the sidecar 100. If I can't get this sorted it is going to be a loooooooong trip home.