MG Sidecar Rig

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by eldomike, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    I saw Dave's Triumph rig in person a couple weeks ago when I picked up the Ural sidecar I bought from him...it is as nice a rig as I've seen, Dave is a great guy too.......the MG/Hedingham rig has a new (better) home in the Chicago area and is being brought back to life as we speak.....


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  2. gairinthepark

    gairinthepark n00b

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    Thanks for the update on the rig. I was beginning to worry when I saw a picture of the rig, looking a bit worn down on an old for sale posting. If you get any pics of the restored rig, please post them. I wonder through any of the transactions after mine, if the old Illinois vanity plate was passed down as well. It was "RED RIG". Fit the bike perfectly.
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  3. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Sorry, there was no plate on the rig when I got....
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  4. eldomike

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  5. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    I got it home yesterday...looking forward to riding it...there are a few things I'll change....not sure I like the fairing....I'm thinking it needs a larger hack wheel....also, rear tire is sidecar but not front ....would that be something I should change? I've never had a rig with a LL front end before....

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  6. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Mike, looks like it should be a great rig. Just ride it a while and see what works for you and what does not.
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  7. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    A classy well made rig, keep them together and clean it up nice, then if you turn it (and don't fall in love with it), it will be worth more.
    Wish I owned it.
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  8. eldomike

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    Fellow ADVer Dave....(Triumphsidehack)...brought his Hedingham/Triumph Rocket 3 rig over today so we could take some pics of them together.....thought you might like to see the pics....his setup is soooo nice....he gave me some good pointers on mine.....:clap

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  9. Steve In Ireland

    Steve In Ireland Been here awhile

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    My Guzzi outfit will be somewhat similar soon.

    This is how it used to look :-
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    Then I acquired this:-
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    Fitted the Oxford onto the BMW to make this :-
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    which I have since sold

    Now in the process of fitting the Hedingham to the Guzzi :-
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    Got to sort out a subframe for the lower mounts
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    planning on using the front engine mount, sidestand mount and mainstand mounting points to mount the subframe
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  10. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Nice rigs Steve....good luck with the Guzzi/Hedingham....gotta love them :clap
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  11. Miggins1

    Miggins1 Adventurer

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    Always nice to see a lump hammer in build pictures! :D
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  12. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    Chris,
    Lump hammer = essential part of sidecar toolkit !
    How else would you make those fine adjustments ?
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  13. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    lump hammer :lol3
    Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

    Winston Churchill

    I love the look of Hedingham sidecars, I'm kicking myself for not buying yours Mike awhile back when it was for sale, you'd never have gotten it back.DB
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  14. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Believe me Dave I know how lucky I am to get it back....
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  15. crash alot

    crash alot Been here awhile

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    Hey mike, here is the off road sidecar I'm attaching to the X country BMW we talk about the other day , it's a copy of the Hedingham off road car from Unit Sidecars , may be a month or so before its up and running , but hey what's a few more months to have a nice little off road rig to hit the back roads and forest service trails with ...........yeeeeehawwww

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    Let me know what you think , you wanna be my monkey out in Nevada this summer :clap :wink: :lol3
    I though the Rocket needed some company in the shed . Should make a nice little brother to the R3 Hedingham XL and hopefully stop the itch I've had for some time now.

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    So from the Hedingham SS to the XL and now to the ETH off road rig , hoo doggies ...........can't wait
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  16. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    That is very cool....great job on the construction....you should have done a separate report about the build....as far as being the Monkey....I'll pass :D

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  17. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    How about some pix of that Rocket rig?:deal
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  18. eldomike

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    check out page 2 of this post...
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  19. warkshop

    warkshop uncbob

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    You have just found a 'keeper'. Congratulations, that is one of the finest sidecars:clap money can buy and the Guzzi is a mighty fine mule. Good for you!
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  20. triumphsidehack

    triumphsidehack Been here awhile

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    Hey Bob , I'm sure Mike appreciates your congrat's re: the Guzzi / Hedingham and lets hope he will get busy dialing the rig in and enjoying such a great setup that has always been a head turner and a inspiration for a lots of folks in the sidecar world . That set up just looks right and it never gets old when you put a eyeball on it.
    Now if we can just get him to hold on to it for a while :D and keep it around the midwest , I think he's really going to enjoy it :clap
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