Sidecarcross

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by RedMenace, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    I wish there was more of this going on over here- I'd love to watch this kind of racing! Why isn't this stuff on television? Way more fun than NASCAR!



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  2. Kural

    Kural Been here awhile

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    I'll second that! I would love to go watch this! WOW!!
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  3. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Who needs television when we have the internet and YouTube. Thanks for the vids!

    Today the SidecarCross World Championship competed in Italy.
    Results and news on the forum at SidecarCross.com.
    Photos from moto 1 already available here: http://www.sidecarcross.at/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=29&catid=135
    From today:
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    And a few other vids, just for fun:
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  4. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    I'm surprised those monkey's balls don't drag on the ground...:eek1

    They gotta be HUGE! :lol3
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  5. The Ragman

    The Ragman Uralist & Bulleteer

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    That looks like a lot of fun - I need to make the Suzuki I covet into something like that.. It is wonderful, you can do anything in your dreams.. but, next year, the Suzy will be in my stable.
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  6. Johnny Wolvo

    Johnny Wolvo Been here awhile

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    Hiya, Yes, sidecar motocross is a brilliant sport, I raced for over 20 years, and my son Marc for a further 20 years, so we were involved in the sport of sidecar motocross both as national and international riders for some 40 odd years. There is a small contingent of very enthusiastic sidecar racers in California USA that race most weekends so I understand, and I am sure they would welcome anyone wishing to take part. I have just helped a guy (Dave) in Seattle with drawings and instruction to construct and fit a sidecar to his 625cc KTM, it is quite similar to a motocross sidecar, so he (Dave) can use it to ride the trails up in the mountains around Seattle. See KTM ENDURO USA on another page on this site to view Daves KTM enduro rig.

    Best regards......Johnny W.....UK.

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  7. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    It would be cool to do a supercross thing with hacks also. A little dirt, a little pavement, and lots of curves!
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  8. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    You must mean SuperMOTO. SuperCROSS is no good for sidecars because the tracks are so tight and full of whoops and huge jumps, the sidecars can't pass or get enough speed up to be interesting. Been there, tried that. SuperMOTO would be fun. We did SuperBikers (Carlsbad), the race that inspired supermoto. That was fun, but it was 25 years ago. I've seen a video or two of some Europeans (or Brits) doing something like supermoto on motocross sidecars. It looked good. Pikes Peak Hillclimb is pretty much a supermoto-like event, though no laps, and a little short on oxygen. Still super fun!

    Here's my dream supermoto sidecar, in two variations:
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  9. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Here's that Sidecar Supermoto video I was thinking of:
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  10. Dirtgrazer

    Dirtgrazer n00b

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    Great video Scott, I came across it sometime back. I love to show this to my solo bike riding buddies.The other Cross vids are good too.:clap Maybe thats' why I have a tough time getting them on my sidecar. We are having a blast learning how to ride the rig. Can't hardly imagine grabbing a handful on your Pikes Peak setup. Hey! That event is coming up here soon isn't it ? I would have to lower mine a bit and get the chair sticking out there a little farther. No not this year. I have a lot of practicing to do.
    All the best, Dave
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  11. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    I wish I could find some sidecarcross guys out here. My riding bud and I are going to convert my KLR and terrorize the our local riding group. I wish we had some outlaw sidecarcross racing here.
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  12. kliff

    kliff Retired Ole Phart

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    I remember seeing a hack racing video, about a year or so back. Took place somewhere in Europe, most likely Russia.
    Bunch of 650 Urals and Dneprs, on a relatively flat dirt track, 1/4 mile or less, about 4-5 left turns, a right hand dog leg, and a right hand hairpin turn. Strictly "outlaw" track, some bikes had lights, and had been ridden in...

    Somehow, I can see that working over here, with KLR650's, DR650's, even if it was combined with some pavement, ala Sumo.... But it's gonna need a starting point. A "Mecca" of sorts, with plenty of the right hacks in the area...maybe someone with access to a large feild, to layout a track. Then maybe the fever will spread....

    Hey.....RED MENACE.....you listenning dude? :lol3

    PS....here 'tis, here 'tis.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e9aJIuPSOg hang in there for a while, the first few minutes a kinda boring, till the nutzkie's freind turns his pet cock on...LOL!
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  13. westy

    westy Adventurer

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  14. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Scott (take a 'T' off if it ain't sposed to be there),
    THAT supermoto deal is it!! Sidear racing the way it shoudl be.
    Back in the seventies when we lived in Florida they had a sidecarcross event at St. Pete at Sunshine Speedway. I suppose the guys were from California but not sure? It was great to watch. It was very hot out and they had a bunch of ambulanes on duty to revive the pasengers after each race. Those guys were beat. Does anyone know of this eastrern tour way back then??
    Sidecar Speedway is also cool but a totally different deal.
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  15. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Claud, yes a bunch from California and some from Ohio/Indiana region did an East coast series. They did it again a year or two later, but didn't go to Florida the second time. My dad and brother raced the second tour, and I was spectating. I think that might have been 1976.
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  16. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Back in the seventies when we lived in Florida they had a sidecarcross event at St. Pete at Sunshine Speedway. I suppose the guys were from California but not sure? It was great to watch. It was very hot out and they had a bunch of ambulances on duty to revive the pasengers after each race. Those guys were beat. Does anyone know of this eastrern tour way back then??

    HogWild wrote:
    Claud, yes a bunch from California and some from Ohio/Indiana region did an East coast series. They did it again a year or two later, but didn't go to Florida the second time. My dad and brother raced the second tour, and I was spectating. I think that might have been 1976.

    Thanks Scott. I thought you would have info on that one. Yes, it may have been '76 although I though it was earlier than that. No matter it was my first chance to see that sport in person.
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  17. Get Back

    Get Back Molesworth 2

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    Fabulous, Westy!

    Takes me back..... (BTW, that's Scottish countryside :D )

    Seems to me I've got an old black'n'white still somewhere of some poor buggers mudding through the Welsh 3-Day in the mid 60s. and a man'n'wife team in ancient motocross.

    Time I looked out some sidecar pics.

    Have to find a volunteer to post 'em
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  18. westy

    westy Adventurer

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  19. rklein1nm

    rklein1nm n00b

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    Hi all

    I am a solo rider with little skill and even less mechanical abilities. Anyway, i recently have my 1981 XL500S running after sitting for 15 years. I want a offroad light weight side hack for it. I have been reading and looking and watching... Where in the world could one find, beg, or steal some sort of hack for this? My monkey friends will not require anything fancy just a little suspension and a rail to hold on to.

    I have thought about building it myself but don't have the skills or tools. Also, i think i could finally win a trophy if i showed up at the local track with vintage dual sport side-hack? Where are all the old side hack race bikes?
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  20. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    Rklein,
    I have an 82 XL500R that I thought about hacking too but I ended up throwing one on the 1150GS instead. Dauntless makes a dualsport hack that would probably work on that 500 real nice but I'm thinking that a subframe is going to be the real problem with it.
    http://www.dauntlessmotors.com/Sidecars/enduro_sidecar.htm
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