Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak Aussie BM rider, West Oz.

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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.
  2. 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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  3. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I have about 12-14 inches of ground clearence.
  4. 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!
  5. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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

    martinef Been here awhile

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    In our trip going south, Mexico 2011 :evil


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  7. 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 !!.
  8. dypen

    dypen "curious to know"

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    Has run two km on my new purchased Chang Jiang 750 M1S Sidecar 1964 (BMW R71 sidecar 1938 replika)

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  9. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Shiney!!!:wave
  10. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    would you believe how long it took to go through this entire thread.... :huh... yeah you would :lol3

    Some great ideas for my eventual outfit.

    To contribute to this thread, here's a couple of pics from some past rallies.

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    At the TTT, I helped one outfit get up THE hill, another gave up & went back home, he said his gearing was too high.
  11. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    Oh and Ray's on the way to Capital Rally 2009

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  12. 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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  13. 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.
  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    Cleanliness is next to Godliness :freaky:clap:lol3
  15. 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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  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Oh, wow, Sidecar Girl! Oh, wow! Wow!
  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    nice rig, above
    but, that sure looks LIGHT