Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    Tom,
    that is a nice-looking rig
    thanks for posting that picture here
  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I used to work at a Guzzi shop and I always thought that they made GREAT tugs..VERY nice rig !!.
  3. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    Hey, thats how mine started out. Nice:clap
  4. Wingincamera

    Wingincamera Adventurer

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    Hey Tom, that Guzzi is one good looking rig. Thanks for posting.
  5. Grotmeyer

    Grotmeyer Adventurer

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    Cool rig potential here; an unrestored 1966 BMW 250 and an Velorex 560!
  6. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    ooooooo
    questionable "potential"
    because.....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_R27
    18 hp....
    that isn't going to pull any chair... is it?


    Technical data



    R27 engine
    R27
    Engine Numbers 372 001 – 387 566
    Design Single cylinder with driveshaft
    Engine 4-stroke, 2 OHV
    Transmission Four-speed, left foot
    Model years 1960–1966
    Number manufactured 15,364
    Bore 68 mm (2.7 in)
    Stroke 68 mm (2.7 in)
    Capacity 247 cc
    Power 18 hp (13 kW) @ 7400 rpm
    Compression ratio 8.2:1
    Fuel efficiency 60.3 miles per US gallon (3.90 L/100 km; 72.4 mpg-imp) DIN 70030
    Maximum speed 81 mph (130 km/h) / with side car 56 mph (90 km/h)
    Wheelbase 54.3 in (1,379.2 mm)
    Curb weight 357 lb (162 kg)
    GVWR 716 lb (325 kg) / with side car 1,058 lb (480 kg)
    Tires front & rear 3.25 x 18
    Battery 6 volt, 9 Ah.
    Tank capacity 3.96 US gallon (15 liter)
    Engine oil capacity 2.6 US pint (1.2 liter)
    Transmission capacity 650 cc
    Rear drive capacity 125 cc
  7. Wingincamera

    Wingincamera Adventurer

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    Here I sit on Chelan Butte Rd above Lake Chelan in Washington.

    [​IMG]
  8. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    sounds wonderful
  9. Grotmeyer

    Grotmeyer Adventurer

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    Ah, hmmm, well for what this little rig's life purpose will be, I suspect the owner will have miles of smiles. Maybe in the slow lane, but trips to the grocery store just got fun... Some just enjoy stuff I guess.
  10. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    My 2002 Ural retro in its natural setting. LOL

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  11. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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  12. rocky120

    rocky120 n00b

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    me and my ma8 doing local enduro great fun!!

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  13. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    love that last shot
    of Thing 1 and Thing 2
  15. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Thanks Greg!

    I am trying to get them out camping in it one Thing at a time over the next two weekends. But they are not cooperating as they have been under the weather since last weekend. You don't happen to know a good pediatrician, do you?
    :wink
  16. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    ah......
    a GOOD pediatrician
    well.....
    the answer to THAT question would be quite COMPLICATED :D
    i sure hope they feel better soon
    thanks for your reply
  17. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Beautiful response, sir.
  18. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    How old are your kids Boxer??.Here in Washington they have to be atleast 5 years old to ride in the the sidecar,OR on the bike.
  19. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Hi Alan, they are 4 1/2.
  20. SideCarGT

    SideCarGT Adventurer

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    Interesting. I wasn't aware any state had passed a minimum age for riding in a sidecar. Several, including Texas now, have set minmum age for riding on a motorcycle.