Question about a trade?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Boomba, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Boomba

    Boomba Adventurer

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    I am considering tradeing my 1985 Aspencade with Motortrike conversion for a 1985 NightHawk with a Cozy Rocket sidecar. Any insight on this type of setup. Any information would be greatly appreicated
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  2. ruffshod67

    ruffshod67 Been here awhile

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    I had a 84 nighthawk 700 with a velorex.It was a good rig a little light but pretty peppy.
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  3. Boomba

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    Thanks for the info. After everything I seen and read about the bike, I can't wait to finish the deal.
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  4. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    I would check over the mounting of the sidecar. Cozy sidecars come with "universal" type mounting hardware that people can be very creative about figuring out ways to make it work rather then just making proper mounts. You should be able to jump up and down on the bike and shake it hard with out seeing any movment in any of the mounting hardware. Even if you see no movment I would still have it checked out by some one who knows sidecar mounting.
    BTW, we do free saftey inspections as I am sure many other sidecar shops do as well
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  5. Boomba

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    Thanks Jay I will make sure to give the mounts an extra close looking at.
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  6. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    The Nighthawks have a long good history and the sidecar is well known and fairly light weight. As Jay mentioned make sure the mounting is good and safe.

    I do not no the value of your trike set up, but you might be putting yourself in a position to spend some money sorting the sidecar out.
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  7. Boomba

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    I'm going to have to make sure that I do not bite off more than I can chew mechanically speaking . I am looking toward to owning a hack but I know my own mechanical skill and financial limits. That being said I am on pins and needles waiting on a meeting time.
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  8. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Try and post some pictures up here before you decide.
    All mounting points
    bike of bike and sidecar
    front of both
    from the top......
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  9. Boomba

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    Will do. You all will be the second to see it... well third after the wife :D
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  10. Boomba

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    I went and did it! After checking it out and having a mechanically astute friend check it out also, I made the trade. Registered nice and legal. All set to have new tires put on in the morning. Here is the best photo I have so far, when I have her new shoes on I'll post a few better ones. Been around town on a few short hops (running errands and such) but I am looking forward to spending the day out on the road getting to know her.
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  11. Egads1

    Egads1 Been here awhile

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    That doesn't look like a stock Cozy sidecar.
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  12. jaydmc

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    There is nothing on this that is a Cozy rocket. Looks like a home made frame, trailer fender, Velorex wheel, Perhaps a knock off of a Watsonian body or? What does the cap on the front of the sidecar say?
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  13. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    Looks almost better and definitely bigger than a Cozy. Curious too to see what it is....

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  14. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Not a Cozy. Like Jay said it is a velorex wheel. Frame is either home made or a modification of something. You may actually be ahead in the deal from having an actual cozy. Please post more pics when you can.
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  15. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    Like Claude said. This is more then likley a lot better then a Cozy.
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  16. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Jay..that isn't one of your old zeppilin (?) bodies is it? Cool look to it.
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  17. jaydmc

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    It could have been made in our mold but I doubt it as there are many small differences. We only made a handfull of these, Less then 5 all on Sputnik chassis with Sputnik fenders. Then the fiberglass shop we were using as a sub contractor simply disapeared one day, like the owner was hiding, The mold went with him we suspect as we were never able to find him or the mold. So, maybe some one used the mold to make this body. I however doubt this is the case as we lifted the mold off of a highly modified sidecar, that had a home made opening trunk that we further modified such that the back end of the sidecar is different then this one. Our sidecar did not have an opening trunk nor does this one apear to however it does have bumps on the deck lid that the rack is attached to like Watsonian's do. Also we reshaped the area where the seat sits to take a Sputnik seat (still have about 20 sputnik seats in stock that were ordered in for these sidecars)
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  18. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Well..whatever it is it ain't a Cozy and does have a nice appearance overall.
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  19. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    The body looks a lot like this one.

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  20. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    That is a Watsonian. Could be maybe . I think it quite funny if it is because it surely faked us all out being mounted on that other frame etc. What you say Jay?
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