Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. sidecar girl

    sidecar girl Adventurer

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    Here's my former rig - A 2003 Honda VTX 1800 with a Motivation sidecar.
    I also had the following rigs:
    2003 Yamaha VStar 650 with a Motivation sidecar
    BMW 650GS with a Ural sidecar

    Now I have my favoirte dream bike a 2008 Kawasaki Concours with a Hannigan sidecar.

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  2. Neptune03

    Neptune03 Adventurer

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    Sidecar Girl. Your Honda VTX looks great (beautiful color) but we want to see a larger picture of your current "Dream Bike" - your Concours with Hannigan sidecar.
  3. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    Cleanliness is next to Godliness :freaky:clap:lol3
  4. sidecar girl

    sidecar girl Adventurer

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    Per your request Neptune03...Here's my current bike, my favorite one so far. I have 16,500 miles on it and am getting it ready to take my first long solo trip.

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  5. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Thats a work of art,it looks like is going 180mph standing still !!
  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Oh, wow, Sidecar Girl! Oh, wow! Wow!
  7. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    that is one awesome rig
    well done
    hope that you'll be an active member around here, posting many more pictures... and a ride report or 2

    thanks for sharing
  8. 69husky400

    69husky400 Adventurer

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    This guy (the owner/builder of this sidecar rig) operates it much better than I do. I almost crashed it into a motorhome when the chair went up causing the bike to go left instead of right like I intended... LOL

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  9. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    nice rig, above
    but, that sure looks LIGHT
  10. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Well Hello Julia! At first I wasn't sure who you could be, until you mentioned the motorhome... (which incidentally was hers)! I had no idea you were into Husqvarna also, I've got a 72 450.

    Talk about pissing off the Greeves Owners, I'd be hesitant to bring one to a gathering. I pissed Frank off enough with the sidecar- such blasphemy!
    He did give me his blessings in the end, maybe next year I can shuttle him from section to section.

    Yes Clearwater it is light. The 1960 Greeves was just over 200lbs and more than 20 of that is flywheel. The uber rare 560 Utility tub probably keeps the whole rig around 350lb. Power to weight ratio, horsepower to pounds. It gets pretty light in the loose stuff, slicing and dicing like a swift battle axe. Sometimes I feel like I'm Dave Bickers... on three wheels! :1drink

    Don in Nipomo
  11. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i bet it's a BLAST to pilot
    thanks for your reply
    i appreciate it
  12. ianreiddc

    ianreiddc Adventurer

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    These bikes are wonderful! I would love to buy a older black bike with side car, if anyone would be willing to part with theirs.
  13. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    I got to run that rig around the block last Saturday.

    It's a hoot. Big GS rig & one of those. That's all I need.
  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    john (jpalamar) and i are ALREADY talking about a SECOND RIG... a MUCH LIGHTER one, such as this

    we are in FULL agreement with you
    glad you got some time in the saddle
    i'm sure it was a "hoot"
  15. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    Coat of fresh paint and CA registration in process, no plates yet.....but the Chinese plates have so far not gotten any Police attention.

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  16. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    cool rig, nick
    love those wheels
    great color, as well
    good luck with the registration process
    can't wait to see more of this hack soon
  17. SideCarGT

    SideCarGT Adventurer

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    Nice one, Nick!
  18. Wingincamera

    Wingincamera Adventurer

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    That's one beautiful rig. I really like those wheels.
  19. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    Today was the Beatrixrun. The first of many sidecar outings with mentally challenged people. Done a nice route of approx 100 miles through the "bollenstreek" A region where flower bulbs are grown. Due to the dry hot spring we haven't seen any flowers. But we Where with over 100 sidecars, and i have made some pictures.

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    The crowd, every orange flag represents a sidecar which arrived on time, The have less than 100 flags :huh
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    I noticed that i have to improve my camera settings, 640x480 is very convenient, but not so sharp.
  20. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    I really like the black R with Steib sidecar and the white R with the Stoye sidecar !!

    What's on the other side of the "caravan" ?