How often do you see other sidecars?

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

  1. llirttoc

    llirttoc Ural Life

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    1%er's or maybe 1/2%er's. We need a patch with a sidecar on it that reads "1/2%" I think the 1%er is taken and would not want to use it, that might up set the out law bikers. You know what I'm sayin. It is probably even less than 1/2% of motorcyclist drive sidecar rigs, don't think there is any way to know. :hmmmmm My rig is registured as just a motorcycle.
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  2. North"wet"

    North"wet" Born To Meander

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    I was looking at the Hanford address, oops.
    I've been over Wolf Pen Gap in Georgia many times but haven't made it to Deal's Gap yet.
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  3. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    BTW, "wet"
    I've never seen a rig on the road here in Fresno, except Homer's at a BMW shop ride. Where you hidin out at?
    Did you get it from BMW of Fresno when they were selling them?
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  4. North"wet"

    North"wet" Born To Meander

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    I drive my green Patrol daily for my commute to the downtown Federal building. I bought it last January from Ski at TriQuest Cycles in Santa Clara. It has just over 3000 miles on it.

    If you visit the original Starbucks near Logans Steakhouse on Friday nights you'll see a red Tourist, Bear from Coarsegold.
    I haven't seen any others around except for a small scooter with a sidecar.

    I rode BMWs daily for 15 years but have always been intrigued by Hacks and have looked at Urals since 1996. My wife loves riding in the sidecar so when we knew we were moving to Fresno we decided that the new rig would be a Ural.

    North"wet"

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  5. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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    There'll be a white one on the road in the Fresno/Hanford area around the beginning of the year. :D :thumb Otherwise however, I haven't seen any other three-wheeled bikes down there, just a couple trikes.
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  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I see another rig about once every 2-3 months!!.


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  7. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    We work a little more than a mile from one another, I have seen your rig parked where you work...............yet we haven't met yet, thats just wrong.
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  8. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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    Saw another today while passing through Wesley Chapel, FL. It was a cruiser rig, nice white sidecar but I didn't make out the bike. Hah, I've seen more in the past few weeks than I have in the past few years! :D (I should get out more often lol :deal)
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  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Yes it is,I only ride the rig about 1-2 days a week,the rest of the time I ride the Vstrom..
    I get off around 3:30 everyday,if your around there at that time stop by and say hi...


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  10. ZONKR

    ZONKR Been here awhile

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    On 10/25 I was riding my GS on the Natchez Trace Parkway and saw a Gear Up heading north in the other lane.
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  11. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    perhaps someone can set up one of those maps where you put in your address in if you want to be a part of it, and then anyone can see where you live. That way, if someone was interested in meeting other sidecar-ists in the area, they would know where to look. :mully
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  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Great idea !!!!.


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  13. twintwin

    twintwin Been here awhile

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    We are located in a mile radius, in NY state near the CT border, about 1 hour north of NY city.

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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Seattle Wa here,about 3miles south of downtown.


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  15. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I'm a little pissed at myself. Today (St. Patricks Day) I'm going south on Rt 101 near Yachats Oregon in my cage and here comes a sidecar going north. As it passes me I get enough of a glance to see it's a 1100GS rig! I shoulda pulled a U-y and chased him down! I mean, you hardly ever see sidecar rigs. And certainly not on the 101 in March in Oregon (cold, windy). But then it's a GS rig? What?

    I should chased him down.
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  16. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    We had seventeen or more hacks on the dual sport ride from Bartow to Ochopee,FL last weekend. All Urals except for Kawasaki and a Harley.

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    Great fun in the Florida sand.
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  17. Burgerguy

    Burgerguy n00b

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    I've only seen 2 other Urals in Olympia in the past 8 months. Both going the other way so I didn't get to talk to anyone.
    But if you happen to be between Montesano and Olympia Wa. on most Mondays or Fridays you'll likely see us running down the road or parked at Big Toms for the lunch hour. Bob doesn't do rainy days but I'm almost always on the bike for the ride.
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  18. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    Two in my area, one a really nice slash two with a Steib and the other a surveyor friend of mine who has an 80's era airhead with a Velorex.

    The slash I see on occasion the airhead can be seen almost daily summer or winter.

    I live in a county that is bigger than the state of Rhode Island with a population of just over 20,000 people so all things considered not a bad density factor for sidecars.
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  19. nwbiker

    nwbiker Been here awhile

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    Seattle WA here about 3 miles NORTH of downtown
    (North Ballard, often at Backfire Moto)
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  20. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    One Harley rig , about 3 miles from me . None other than that .
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