Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    Was that Mike Braverman's rig?
  2. pdeanery

    pdeanery Adventurer

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    That's right, this outfit used to belong to Mike Braverman.

    I bought it from him about 3 years ago but it had a bad charging system and i parked it while i got on with other projects.

    New stator and coils and all seems well, plus the usual carb cleaning, brakes and filters.I'll be able to tell better on Thursday when i take it out for a ride.

    Mike used the bike to race the Barstow to Vegas and also the Adelanto GP, two races that i know of. I'm sure there were plenty more.

    If you know more about the history of the bike i would be very interested to hear it, or see any photos that may be out there.

    Thanks, Chef
  3. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    To me thats what sidecars are all about !!.
  4. Steve In Ireland

    Steve In Ireland Been here awhile

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    Nice CBX outfit I saw yesterday on a local charity run. Didn't manage to catch up with the owner but it looked very well sorted.
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  5. nulla

    nulla n00b

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    i am new here and doing my research on the side car i am either gonna buy, get build or partially build myself hopefully by this summer. my question, can this set up from Mobec get imported to the USA, can i get just the duo drive and the frame, do you know if it will attached to a bmw r100gs? how much?

    are there other duo drive available other than Mobec?

    this is a great thread for a newby like me ........... thanks:clap

  6. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    1. mobec doesn't export to the US
    2. mobec pricing.... $50,000.00 USD minimum NOT INCLUDING THE BIKE
    so....
    for all practical purposes
    "UNOBTAINIUM"

    BY THE WAY.....
    we've ALL lusted over MOBEC's products...
    they are incredible
    wish i could see them in person
  7. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Buzzkill, Greg. :lol3

    edit: Welcome to the Asylum, nulla. :wave
  8. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    LOL
    i've had a few "damp" dreams where i was riding the hell out of my MOBEC HACK at STELVIO... :nod:jack:oscar
  9. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Very, very, very, very tasty combo :clap:clap
  10. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Not sure how much of a n00b you are, but of course Ural makes a "duo drive". (This may fall into the "Duh!" category.) In fact, most of the Ural guys on here have one model or another of the two-wheel drive Ural.
  11. nulla

    nulla n00b

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    sorry yes i did know about the dnepr and the ural.

  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Here is a recent pic of my rig with some new mods.

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  13. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    I like it. How much ground clearance does it have? The skid plate makes the car look like a rocket waiting to launch.
  14. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Outback Australia

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    I was rolling well as long as I kept the momentum up. I came around the corner to see my mate had lost his front end in the sand. I stopped and then had trouble getting moving again.
    We got weight over the rear which helped the drive wheel bite through the sand but I skewed sideways on the track. We pushed it backwards off track enough for me to get a run across the track and through the scrub on the other side.
    That got me around the 50 metres of deep sand.

    The outfit went well that weekend. A lot of the country was similar to the pictures. I didn't drop tyre pressures (rear car tyre 32 psi and front and chair tyres were on 34 psi) and this was the only time I had an issue.
  15. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    A very nice looking sidecar on a camping trip last weekend.

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    The outfit belonged to a young lady fairly new to sidecars. The dog was ok too.
    Great spot on the Murray River, sometimes the site of the Victorian sidecar rally.

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  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I have about 12-14 inches of ground clearence.
  17. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Should go really well when the pressures are dropped. S'pose you can get A/T and M/T for that fat Suzuki arse too!
  18. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    It looks like the front forks are collapsed quite a bit?
  19. martinef

    martinef Been here awhile

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    In our trip going south, Mexico 2011 :evil


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  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    They are !!.I have new front AND rear springs in the mail !!.I lost over 1/2 of my suspension travel by just bolting the car on !!.Vstroms have AWFUL suspension,solo it wasn't to bad but with a car it's REALLY bad !!.