Sidecars- Lets see em.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by England-Kev, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    This sidecar outfit made a little girl very happy. Jim, her grandfather, is shown doing the final touches on it before Christmas at the CSM Shop.
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  2. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    Outstanding! :clap
  3. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    East La Jolla... it's just Clairemont!!
    So much cooler than a Big Wheel or run of the mill tricycle!

    Hip, hip, hooray! You... are The Man!
  4. BakerCat

    BakerCat n00b

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    To Kamikaziozzy and Bucho

    Unfortunately for you I am in Wales, part of the UK! My sidecar has an integral chassis made by a chap called Kevin Hollister (hence KHR - Kevin Hollister Racing) with leading links forks and extended swing arm.

    I will take some pics of it close up so you can see how it is made. The engine is a 2003 XR 650 Honda with the obsolete Baja Designs electric start and a 2 stage cam to give it more torque. It does about 85mph.

    It is very stable and it is surprising where you can take it off road.

    Marianne
  5. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    Nice one Claude, a shame there ain't no pic of the little (undoubtedly) proud owner. :thumb



    Though it's not a sidecar, but a tricycle (but I've seen more coming through here :wink:) I'll post a pic of a project in the same range: A tricycle we built for a handicapped kid some years back.


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    Parts like the donorbike, rims, fenders, mirrors, (even the shopping basket from the local store) and bearings were happily donated by several people and the rest we fabricated ourselves. The icing on the cake were probably the wave discs with the kids name cut out :D

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    More pics of the build process for those interested: Brian's trike
  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Grear work!!

    And Brian looks well happy.
  7. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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    My and my brothers outfit.

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    Now with his LT on the side.
    For you northerners, it is on the right side, which is the left side.:deal:rofl
  8. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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  9. exhaust_nut

    exhaust_nut Been here awhile

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    Did you need do anything to reinforce the sheet metal were you mounted those amo boxes?
  10. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Well said Sir! :clap
  11. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    I used big flat washers inside the tub and boot - I think they're about 1-1/2" or so. Both cans are offset from the bike by rubber bushings about 1/2" thick by maybe 1" diameter - this is especially important on the nose ammo can to take into consideration the curve of the car. I made no modifications to the car itself.

    I've flipped this bike on it's back and neither can budged (nose can got a ding) so I reckon I did something right :lol3
  12. mlnptr

    mlnptr Adventurer

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    Hello, my name is Peter and I write from Italy.
    This is my sidecar.
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  13. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    Hi Peter,

    Welcome to this asylum. How about resizing your pics a bit please? I know BMW's are huge, but even my 24"screen has got trouble with this :wink:
  14. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    Nice rig, smaller picture.
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  15. mlnptr

    mlnptr Adventurer

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    Sorry, :shog now is ok
  16. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    :thumb

    Nice outfit. Must be rare in Italy. When I was with my outfit in Italy I seemed to be only one riding such a contraption. At the tollway they didn't even know how to charge it (for just being sure they mostly charged the car-rate I guess :ddog )
  17. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    The sidecar is a great match to the bike! Looks good for sure.
  18. mlnptr

    mlnptr Adventurer

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    Actually circulating in Italy a few sidecar because it is difficult to get approval from the "Motorizzazione" (DMV?).
    Currently there are only three installers.
    The toll is charged according to the height of the vehicle and the number of axes.
    Hello
  19. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    :D

    Funny mistake :thumb :clap

    Meaning this one would be expensive at the toll:

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    Just kidding MLNPT, not taking the piss ;)
  20. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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    "The toll is charged according to the height of the vehicle and the number of axes."

    From an English point of view no "funny error" here.

    Axes is the plural of axis, so all is correct.
    :clap