Come race sidecars... on the seriously cheap (Posting for a friend)

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Bad Cat Racing, May 29, 2008.

  1. Bad Cat Racing

    Bad Cat Racing F1 Sidecar Racer

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    Since the head jobsworth is now threating me with physical e-violence...

    Here is a neat series of pictures of a bare Formula II sidecar chassis.

    ~ Brakes are Bicknell (Willwood) with bias for chair
    ~ Suspension is Koni front, and rear is adjustable Fox
    ~ Frame is spacious enough for many different motors (had 96' CBR 900RR)
    ~ Adjustable geometry at all three wheels
    ~ Body work is new not painted (rear fender/kneeler still needs finishing)

    If you didn't cache the information, you're SOL. Maybe poke around the SRA-East website.


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  2. The Ragman

    The Ragman Uralist & Bulleteer

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    Riding that machine would be a sensation nearing extasy, I think.. If I had the money, and the engine, I would jump at that, and be enjoying every moment of it. Turning it into a street machine would also be something I would enjoy... :)
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  3. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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  4. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    Let's don't start that shit here. Sidecar racing is fragile and undersupported in North America. Letting us know when a kneeler comes up and encourageing participation is a great thing for all of us who enjoy sidecars. This isn't spam, it is a public service announcement!
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  5. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Yea, it's :spam.

    Bad Cat, why don't you post a thread in the Flea Market and edit out the sale info here. Then put a link to the ad in your sigline. You can leave the pics, they're cool!

    Thanks.
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  6. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    John, I agree in spirit, but I'm with RedMenace on this one.

    The Flea Market isn't sufficiently categorized and has too much churn for obscure items like this one that are of no interest to 99% of Flea Market readers, but certainly of interest to most of us here in Hacks - whether we want to buy them or not.
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  7. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I agree. Us sidecar guys love this stuff, and are happy to see it any way we can. Leave it just as it is, and move a1fa to Jo momma.
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  8. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    I saw a brand new, never-in-a-bike Hayabusa motor for sale on E-bay.
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  9. Bad Cat Racing

    Bad Cat Racing F1 Sidecar Racer

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    There's a 1000cc cutoff for West Coast FII/FI rigs, and on the East Coast they stick to the strict ACU 600cc limit for the FII class. So you're looking at GSXR1000/YamahaR1 engines, or R6/GSXR600... those seem to be the engines of choice right now in the fast rigs. We're the oddballs running a 04 CBR1000RR engine in our CSR.

    And I should mention, a1fa has a prior beef with me since he's permanantly banned from EFNet's #motorcycles IRC channel for being overly annoying.
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  10. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Drama!
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  11. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Drama is right. :rolleyes

    If it doesn't happen on ADVRider, it didn't happen.
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  12. Bad Cat Racing

    Bad Cat Racing F1 Sidecar Racer

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    There we go, it's fixed. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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  13. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Hey Bad Cat, I love sidecar racing of all types. But I'm always on a tight budget, and looking for fixer-uppers. If I wanted to buy something similar to that rig in the photos, what would one expect to pay for something like that? And where might one look to find rigs like that for sale? And where can I find a list of sidecar roadraces in North America?
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  14. Bozola

    Bozola Complete Bastard

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    But the corners are really nice...
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  15. oldmoped

    oldmoped size dont matters...

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    Wellcome to the Estonian, old russian 45cc (YES - 45cc, clutch only, without gearbox) bicycleengine driven sidecar competition!

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  16. Bad Cat Racing

    Bad Cat Racing F1 Sidecar Racer

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    One could look on two of the major SRA sites.

    East ~ http://sidecarracers.com/

    West ~ http://www.sra-west.us/

    Both have fourms, with for sale sections. Rigs pop up all the time, and there are two major turnkey manufacutures right here on the continent.

    CSR Racing ~ http://csrracing.com/

    Becker Motor Works ~ http://seanbakken.us/roadkillracers/id14.html

    If you feel spendy, and want to import over an exotic, there are -many- to be had over at Steve English. The mecca for sidecar racing, where you can rub shoulders with the professionals and World Champions of the sport who hang out in the forums regularly. ~ http://www.steveenglish.com/

    We'll be racing at Road America with AHRMA in two weeks.

    http://www.roadamerica.com/races_bikeweek.htm

    I'll be giving my Dad a taxi ride. :D
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  17. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Oldmoped,thanks for the pics,sidehack moped racing is the NEXT big thing!:clap
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  18. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Thanks! :thumb
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