Hacks that steer bike?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Clodhopper55, May 29, 2012.

  1. Clodhopper55

    Clodhopper55 Can you say ALFALFA?

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    First post in Hacks for me. My curiosity is getting the better of me....

    Last year at Sturgis on a road in the middle of nowhere, this hack is coming right at me and there wasn't a rider on the bike, a guy was just sitting in the sidecar. There was a wheel chair strapped on the back. Is this a normal thing for hacks or was this a specially made rig? Thanks in advance AND I tried a search first but couldn't come up with any posts. Thanks!!! If it is normal, please list the manufacturer so I can get smarter on this subject.
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  2. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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  3. isaac-wombat

    isaac-wombat Adventurer

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  4. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    So, was 55 your popping out year?

    I have driven mine from the chair, but all my controls are on the bikes bars.
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  5. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Sorry, no link but in case anyone is looking for one, I just saw a 80s Yamaha Venture set up like that at Arkport Cycles in NY. It is between their used bikes with no price listed. Looked a bit rough.
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  6. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    We have built a few of these, They are always one off. We are working on one at this time with power steering and power brakes. We also have an old Tomco sidecar for a CB750A here that is very crude and is free to any one with a real need for it.
    Jay G
    DMC sidecars
    www.dmcsidecars.com
    866-638-1793
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  7. Clodhopper55

    Clodhopper55 Can you say ALFALFA?

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    Yep! About that age where sidecars start looking REALLY COOL! Ha
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  8. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    If you make the handlebars long enough --- the steering can become a communal affair.

    "So, Mikhale is steering?"
    "Yep!"
    "Who's on the gear-change?"
    "Yep!"
    "What?"
    "No - not What, he's on the brake. Whos on the gear-change and we're in First Gear. So Whos on First."
    '
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