How often do you see other sidecars?

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

  1. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    There are several around Kansas City.


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  2. kshansen

    kshansen kshansen

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    Well when I go to the garage in the morning to get on my XS650 ratty outfit there is a Sportster/Hannigan sitting there waiting for warm weather. If I was to go out to the barn there is a XS400/Velorex waiting for me to do a little work maybe on the carbs or what ever is making hard to start, that one also needs to get registered so it is legal to ride on the road. Other than those three maybe once or twice a month while riding.
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  3. biggdan

    biggdan Adventurer

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    I saw one about 3 years ago. Never ever see them. Im in the uk
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  4. toothwater

    toothwater n00b

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    Seen about four in five years and of those, four of um seemed to have something painfully stuck up their arses.......maybe it's me?
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  5. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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    I've seen one in my town, Jacksonville, Fl in the last 5 years. It was a 2WD Ural. Saw him at a traffic light.

    The only exception is when I took an STEP class, then I saw another one. The class was interesting - it had one sidecar, one CanAm, and one Scooter with a two wheel attachment that gave it a total of 4 wheels, which seems like more of a car not a three wheeler.....

    I ride a Suzuki - nothing is up my arse.....

    Generally, when riding mine as a 2 wheeler (when I take the car off) other riders wave and smile. When I'm driving it as a sidecar outfit people in cars wave and the other bikers don't...... weird, but just something I've noticed.
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  6. KansasKawboy

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    I've seen 2 in the last 6 months. The first was KCDakar, we had a nice visit. The second was a weeka go, my dog couldn't take his eyes off it.
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  7. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    KCDAKAR did not offer your dog a ride? Jimmy Dog has ridden in her chair.


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  8. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    If it warms up I could give your dog a ride on Miss Ural?


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  9. ooweel

    ooweel Jobless, Its OK!

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    There has been one Ural running around along with a Left sided rig on a Harley here in the Solvang Ca. area. Never have seen them stopped?

    NOW! I ride in a chair a bunch. I found my Brother a Gear UP. Cant get him off it! He has a new Water Cooled GS That just sits since he bought the GU.

    Gotta get my /2 conversion back on the road.:clap
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  10. DirtThumper

    DirtThumper Bug protein and grit

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    Seen 3 last summer/fall up here in central west NH. One visiting a neighbor just down the street from me. Beautiful rig but could determine the make. The others were on day trips touring just north of me with a dog and the other a human of undetermined nature.

    And then there will be mine once I finish hooking it up to my '81 Silverwing!
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  11. KansasKawboy

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    He wasn't with me when I saw her.
    If I ever get the bathroom remodel from hell done and get some work done I will be able to give him lots of rides. Thanks for the offer.
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  12. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    I see other sidecars all the time. The guy up the road has a older Honda with a California Sidecar, as well as several others also in town including a couple of Urals, and a couple of HDs with sidecars. I also see Doug Bingham and his friends every month or so at a local "Bike Night" event, and tons of them at Doug's annual Griffith Park Sidecar rally.
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