Picture and total build cost

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Worroll, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    Day dreaming of a side car setup. Please post a picture of your setup, with initial cost of bike plus cost to add/build side car. Curious how cheap (or expensive) a decent sidecar setup can be? Don't need stories or heavy details.
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  2. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    2005 R1200GS cost new: around $20K
    2010 CSM Sidecar with every option: around $16K


    Fun: Priceless!
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  3. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    2011 GS-Adventure: 21K + 5K of Farkles = 26K
    DMC-created sidecar: 13.5K
    shipping 3,200 miles (each way) to and from DMC: 1.8K
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    taking my 81 year old dad for a ride this past father's day

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    PRICELESS
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  4. Hogan's Hero

    Hogan's Hero Been here awhile

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    priceless indeed Greg...great post.
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  5. Hogan's Hero

    Hogan's Hero Been here awhile

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    Shipped cross country....10K.

    Worth every penny.
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  6. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    cool thread!

    :lurk
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  7. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    BMW 2005GS(used)....$ 11, 250

    >= $21,822

    DMC M72d(new)..........$ 10,572

    Not included: self spray painting, modifications, farkelization....lost track:eek1.... $$$ ??

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  8. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a really nice rig.

    BMW R1200 CLC
    Hannigan Classic Sidecar
    Bought used with 13K miles

    $11,500

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  9. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    very kind of you to say
    let me not forget my girl, DISCO...

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  10. matman1972

    matman1972 Lost in the woods.

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    OK, you said decent, so this won't really apply, :rofl

    Cost of non-running rig with locked up motor and burnt wires, 1500
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    parts, tires, lots of cans of Krylon, etc....

    About 6-7 hundred.

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    Yes.... I get my bikes off the clearance rack.
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  11. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    2011 Home built sidecar,cost to build about $1,200 AND over 100 hours of my time,and still counting !! ( they are never really done !! ).

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  12. tytek

    tytek Adventurer

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    I must be from a different planet... but bike+side car = crappy car exposed to elements; and all that for $40k? :eek1
    Call me crazy, but I don't get it. Flame on. :amazon

    Someone please clue me in...
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  13. matman1972

    matman1972 Lost in the woods.

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    Soooo, what did you think people on this forum do? It is called hacks for a reason.
    Why would anyone try to explain their purchases to you? if you're not into them, you're not.
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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Ride a properly set up rig for MORE than 1 hour ( a week or two should do ) and you will understand OUR madness !!!.
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  15. matman1972

    matman1972 Lost in the woods.

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    I still don't understand my madness.......
    I am drooling over these GS rigs, but the RPOC fits my budget and the past 8500km have been a blast!
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  16. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen MORE COWBELL!!!

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    No need to feed the troll, hackies.

    Some people have deeper pockets than others, some people like different set-ups. It's what makes the motorcycling world wonderful. I will never hold a rider's choice of bike/combo/equipment/attire/money spent against them (short of flip-flops and shorts on a motorcycle).

    Some people like to detest and ridicule what they don't understand; I believe the term is "ignorance."

    Let's get back to our hacks!

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    <steps off soap box>
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  17. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    2007 DL1000 $8500.00, Built from scratch sidecar chassis including single sided swing arm $2500.00, camper sidecar body $1000.00, assorted accessories hmmm.....aaaah.... sheeet I have no idea. :confused

    Cost to finish? no idea, not even close yet :D

    As every sidecarist will understand.

    Those who don't ride 3 wheels or don't get it.....go home.
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  18. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    2007 Triumph Bonneville = $7,800
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    Paint, misc fittings, farkles = $700


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  19. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    That is a nice looking Bonnie.
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  20. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    no flaming
    but....
    what do you mean "crappy car exposed to elements?"
    there is NOTHING "CRAPPY" about MY rig

    also...
    what i spent on my rig is no secret
    folks know what these things cost
    and people are aware that i hacked a brand-new '11 GS-Adventure
    why?
    because i wanted to
    and because i've worked 100 hours/week for decades to be able to do so
    i provide for my wife and daughter... and still could afford to do so
    not that i have to justify it to anyone
    but, you DID ask
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