How often do you see other sidecars?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by windmill, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    My wife and I rode our rig into Portland a couple of weekends ago.

    While we were eating at McMenamin's on NW 23d two hacks drove by: A Ural and an old BMW airhead with what looked to be a Sputnik or something similar.

    Of course I see Vernon Wade in Hood River occasionally, and once in a while a young chap on a Ural - don't know who he is or if he is just out visiting the area, and one of my wife's co-workers has a Ural.

    Other than that, hack sightings a scarce.

    Duncan
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  2. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

    That's because you didn't come to BURP!
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  3. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    So far I only see them if I call the other owners and schedule a ride.
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  4. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    I never see any unless I ride to a M/C event, even then they are rare.
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  5. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    I have seen a Ural up near Wolverine, MI twice in the last two years, and someone parked a GS/Ural rig on my street a few years ago. I usually see one or two at the Brit bike show in the Detroit area every September.
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  6. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Long timer

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    Rode over to the BURP in the morning, left just after lunch before the storm (Retro riding with the lady on the Can-Am). Spoke to you and your dog (Grayson?) briefly.
    Rarely see sidecars on the road, six that I remember in 6 months other than a planned event. Two of the times it was matching pairs - HD's and a set of Goldwings with Hannigans and they were on the Blue Ridge.
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  7. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Dang, that's right. I totally forgot you popped in on us.

    Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
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  8. Thermos

    Thermos Been here awhile

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    I usually see at least 3-4 per week. I cross paths with a harley hack a couple times a week, and there is a guy with a leaner(with a Japanese bike) that I have seen a couple of times per week also.

    -T
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  9. drbike

    drbike Been here awhile

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    Hey Thermos, you see more in a week than I do in a year. Unless of course I drop into a rally or visit a dealer. I am thinking that things will change in the next little while, I am going to start charging for hauling other peoples stuff in my rig. I even have a real cheap KLR friend asking questions. I can see it now a whole herd of local, loco hack riders.
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  10. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I generaly only see a couple a year, but there were 5 at the Horizons Unlimited meeting in Cambria this weekend. There were 2 Urals(a Sahara Gear Up and a red Tourist), an R100 from Ireland, a Honda 750, and an older Goldwing.
    Then I saw a forrest camo Ural on hwy 1 near Big Sur after leaving yesterday
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  11. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I saw my first one this year this past weekend at the flashing light at the center of Stowe VT. I was so excited I didn't even notice what kind it was!
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  12. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    I see other sidecars every day :wink:
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  13. msblu79

    msblu79 Adventurer

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    Had mine for 2 years now & have not seen any others in my area. It's just me around here defending the front on my Russian war machine. :lol3 :1drink
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  14. Melrone

    Melrone Long timer

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    We have 5 rigs in our club,so they are around..Here in Wisconsin its amazing how many rigs I've seen this year.I think its time to have a gathering here just to see how many there are..Ilike seeing hacks on the road...
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  15. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    Saw a red rig yesterday heading up to Deal's Gap. Can't remember what kind of bike it was but I gave the rider a thumbs up as he passed. :D
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  16. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    There are a couple of rigs here in NoVA that I see every now and then.
    Inmate Chiba is one of them.
    A few Urals, one of them is unmistakeable - metallic blue with a pair of balls hanging from the back...makes me laugh.
    A OD green K bike with The Big Red One on it, lives in Herndon I think...see him on the toll road sometimes.
    I know a few other inmates in the area that have 'em.
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  17. chiba

    chiba FYYFF

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    In the DC area, the only other sidecars I see on the road belong to people I know, and I rarely see them randomly.
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  18. cueman

    cueman Adventurer

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    In my little town of Alliance, Ohio there are 5 sidecar rigs that I know of but, I own 2 of them.:evilcueman
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  19. North"wet"

    North"wet" Born To Meander

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    That would be Bear from Coarsegold and his red Tourist.
    North"wet"
    Fresno

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  20. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Um...Deal's Gap is on the opposite side of the continent
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