Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. 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
  2. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i bet it's a BLAST to pilot
    thanks for your reply
    i appreciate it
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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"
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. SideCarGT

    SideCarGT Adventurer

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    Nice one, Nick!
  9. Wingincamera

    Wingincamera Adventurer

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    That's one beautiful rig. I really like those wheels.
  10. 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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    My favorite, Guzzi/Armec
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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.
  11. 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" ?
  12. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    thanks for the pictures
    i wish you had taken them AT FULL RESOLUTION
    you can always "downgrade" your images, later
    as you said above.... use all the "POWER" of your camera by setting it at its highest resolution

    still appreciate you sharing with us
    well done
  13. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure, but i think it was a common 2 valve Beemer. (look at the grab rail at the seat)

    @ ClearwaterBMW, I'm using that camera just for photo's i' would like to publish. I don't see the requirement why i would take large scale photo's and downscaling them every time i'm publishing them. Our Dutch forum takes 640x480 pictures without any efford and shows them at a good scale. But i will experiment with some different scales to see what purpose it can serve.
  14. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Now that you made me really study that picture that butt-ugly mirror on top of the caravan appears :puke1
  15. lawaaimakers

    lawaaimakers n00b

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    It's an EML HW1 with a BM R100/7 engine, the sidecar is a Briggs double-adult (2 adults, 2 children)
  16. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    i want this car because there is no external frame.

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  17. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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  18. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    No THAT has to get EVERYBODIES attention !!!!..LOVE IT !
  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I know that rig. It was hanging around when I had my FJ1200 rig built through Mike.
    I may have a picture or two.
  20. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    And you can have it.

    Beauty MUST be in the eye of the beholder.


    OK, it's a 'classic' for it's time.

    Just must've been an unfortunate time!:rofl