Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    Cool jack you have there.
    What do you do when you have to lift the rear tire on the bike?
  2. nicktulloh

    nicktulloh n00b

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    Motorvation Spyder
    Ex-AHRMA Thruxton Cup Series bike
    Unit Sidecars leading link front end

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  3. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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    Sweet ride !!!!!!!!! :clap
  4. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    What side care is this? Very nice! Thx g-
  5. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    Can somebody explain to me why alternate front suspension is used on many of the sidecar arrangements here? Thanks, g-
  6. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    The pivot point of the tire is moved to be more inline with the angle of the triple tree and make the rig easier to steer. This is accomplished by having a custom built triple tree or by having a leading link front suspension.
  7. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Ride an outfit with standard teleforks, then jump on one with links, hub-centre or trail reducer.

    Got an outfit, or just thinking out loud?

    One may struggle with the geometry but you wont have any confusion when it comes to the practice.

    One objective is to reduce the trail. From something like 100mm on a standard telefork bike to, um. I don't care what it is, just that it works. Being bespoke, there is opportunity to build in a facility to alter the trail, in an effort to optimise it for your combination in the situations you ride.

    There are also issues of strength and stability of the front end, amongst others.
  8. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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  9. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    would love to have that magazine
    but.... please excuse me for being MISinformed...
    that isn't printed in ENGLISH... is it?
  10. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Hi Clearwater,

    first issue is completely in german, but second and all following ones are bilanguage english/german. The important stories/test are in english AND german.

    It´s published for sidecarists all over the world. (Any input is welcome).

    Thanks for your interest.

    Winterbiker
  11. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    I just ordered an "Einzellheft", Winterfahrer # 1 ( although they appear to be out of stock ?? ) and a "Winterfahrer" badge :D

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    received a friendly email from Heidi Franitza, telling me the magazine will be out in Januari and they'll send it together with the badge when it arrives from the printer!

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  12. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    G, that's a DMC sidecar.
  13. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    You should come to the EGT with us next summer so you can buy the stuff live from Martin and Heidi. Also a great opportunity to see the bikes from the magazine in real live.
  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    at a holiday parade, in my hometown... this evening
    in the staging area:

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  15. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Aaaaaah, my eyes, my eyes :eek1

    :bmwrider , sunglasses, that's better :D

    @ Halflive: not ready for the big trips yet ( I think :shog )
  16. chairhead

    chairhead HAIRY

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    Wow Greg,
    that suit is...um ......very yellow:brow,be safe be seen right?,

    anyway,nice to put a face to the name to the outfit,

    Hmmm,maybe there's an idea for a new thread,.....Name,face,outfit?

    love what you've done with the Christmas lights,well done mate:D:clap
  17. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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  18. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i could barely breathe after zipping it up :eek1...:D
  19. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    thanks for your kind words...
    yeah, that outfit is kind of a joke
    i can say that because i BOUGHT IT ON SALE... after it sat hanging in the corner at my dealer (unwanted) for a long, long time :D

    here are 2 pictures of the rig where you can see the lights better:

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  20. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Come on Greg, these are "old" pics, show us the ones from the parade :clap