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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Bobbie75, Feb 1, 2018.
GRACIAS to every hacker here who helped me find the a dual-sport sidehack rig!
WTF you haven't noticed the
FS, Fleabay, & CL stuff goes here! thread at the top of the page almost every sidecar for sale in the country is in there someplace !
Dave, Dave, Dave, Relax and grab another cup of coffee. He's a noob, cut him just a little slack.
He's at least asking questions. And that is more than some of us do! LOL
With Luke on hiatus someone has to add bitter cynicism !
Dave it's very thoughtful and caring of you to be thinking of Luke at this time of his respite from ADV/Hack . But please be gentle with the with any noob/comers as I am trying too reach out to ( Bobbie75 and others ) who may be interested in there first hack/tug ( bike only ) in selling my R1100R D/S thing'y .
That style of sidecar I bet would be a good fit for the O.P. I know you've posted pics of it before, but can you remind me, was this a home build or did you get it made?
When will be seeing an add for that one ? Or what would you like to get for it ?
Mostly home built and my design , with some tube bending ( Acey engineering ) and welding . Refinement by Frtichley Group. Installation and fitment by me and Gracie dog with overseeing duties of Pumpkin boy " Luke has Bear , I'm stuck with the orange melon menace.
Bike only " for sale , tub will be moved over to newer bike with a little more Umph / hp .......
As for what I'm willing to sell bike only for ............ what ever the market will bear or what ever someone is willing to give. it's not on the market yet, just putting out feelers to those who are looking to get started in the wack'o mania world of hacks.
I like the r1100r for small light sidecars, geared pretty nice, lots of support makes for a nice little rig if one uses an aero sidecar and doesn't try to do an around the world expedition. 2011 DMC M72D Sidecar - $3000 http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2011-dmc-m72d-sidecar-3000.1278340/
With that a spoked wheel and some pinstripes it would make a modern classic but not a freeway flyer
Yup, I checked out the last 10 pages of those postings before I posted my inquiry. But figured I'd rather purchase from a fellow member.
Thanks Norton(Kel), I figured better to just ask and be thought fool than bull on ahead and remove all doubt. BTW - A fellow member hinted that YOU are considering selling your KLR-based rig. Any fact to that rumor?
Are you thinking about selling the whole rig or just the tub?
From just what I can see from the pic you posted I gotta say that your d-s sidecar is exactly the sort of tub I'm interested it. I take it you take the rig off-pavement? 90% of what I'd use it for would be what is laughingly called "well-maintained dirt roads" here in the Great SW. So fire-roads and the like 90% of the time but of course it'd need to be fast enough be able to "get out of its own way" so I can @ need take the major highways need to access most of said fire-roads.
I can be your huckleberry in that department though I'm trying to cut way back. LOL
OK I think the only real question is do you want highway speeds 65 + ? Bigger heavier rigs are easier to ride and can generate pretty good speed even on shitty secondary roads but a single with a enduro sidecar maybe easier to live with. I'd think DR650 but there is lots of KLR based outfits around.DB
Around here one usually has to venture onto 65 mph+ primary highways for at least 20-40 miles or more in order to get to "the good stuff". My concern with DR650 and KLR650 based rigs is that I'd find myself back at a Ural-like level of speed. A WeeStrom based D-S rig might be sufficient as would a KLR with a Versys engine in it. And while I'm wishing for the Moon let me add a BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar Airhead with a D-S tub like the ones Claude @ CSM or Jay @ DMC make attached.
It seems you have this figured out pretty sensibly 2014 Kawasaki Versys 650 with Velorex sidecar http://sidecar.com/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=15312&posts=2&start=1
You could consider upgrading the axle and wheel on the Velorex and you may be able to get a small auto tire on the back of the tug.
Sand roads ?
Well , here you go . You'll be needing some big , wide tires and tons 'o horses . Like this.
Thanks davebig, I'll check it out.
Yeeee haaaaaaa! Well that certainly works great on a smooth sand/dirt road. Wonder how it does on more broken terrain?