Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. ReCycled

    ReCycled Been here awhile

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    I have been hoping they would become available in the US for several years... but it's not looking likely :cry
  2. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Hey Chang jiang Monkey what tyres are on your outfit. Talk about chunky.

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  3. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    10 minutes movie from Richard.nl from last weekend at the Tauern Meeting:

    CLICKY
  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    That video ROCKS !!!.That looks like a great time.I really liked the solo with ski's on the outriggers,thats hard core !!!:freaky:freaky
  5. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    fantastic video
    so glad it was linked here.... thank you
  6. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    +1!!!!!!! Fantastic! :clap
  7. Bikenstitches

    Bikenstitches Been here awhile

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    Not me or mine but cool-
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  8. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Finally some snow here in Cloggyland :clap

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    Went to the garage of a friend to work on a car and found my hack like this when I came out of the garage at the end of the afternoon.

    Wiped the snow off of the seat and screen and had some fun driving home ( too bad there were too many cagers driving very slow :(: )
  9. Cossack clown

    Cossack clown ONAIR Art & Design

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    I am a new BMW owner and as it happens a Cossack owner as well. I bought this outfit from a circus clown who used the sidecar in reverse and performed his act on it with locked steering in a reverse circle. Great bike - then I didn't ride it for around ten years - now having bought a new URAL sidecar and loving it as it fits my wheelchair easily I am now also tinkering with a return to the BMW.
    I know nothing of BMW. I have attached some pictures - it had an interesting past - the prev owner replaced the front end with a GSX 1100 front and made up some air filters to suite just off the carbs.
    As in the photos I am wondering what the engine is - K100? what cc is the engine.. if you can tell and what year would it or does it look like. I have just got electrics back on and going although there is no action at all when I turn the key, lights etc work...
    I just need to know what it is - the engine that is. And what kind of air filters I can use in the same style/type.
    Sorry to bombard you but you seem to know allot about these animals - I will attach a photo of my new Ural.
    Cheers,
    Dan.

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    This is the Cossack with BMW motor. Can anyone tell me the model details and CC's? Year of make of engine?

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    I will be working on this from the ground up. It is a great beast and was running well ten years ago. Wasps hey.

    http://cossackclown.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CUSTOM-RIDES-BY-DAN/i-fFTvggC/0/M/IMG1369-M.jpg

    And this is the latest and greatest return to bikes in ten years without. I will be setting up the Cossack/BMW with the same hand control system and it has a similar sized side car so it will fit my wheelchair and my lady quite easily.

    http://cossackclown.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CUSTOM-RIDES-BY-DAN/i-2jvgGkb/0/M/DSCN1116-M.jpg

    If anyone knows of any other wheelchair users who used to ride and have gotten back on or would like to - let me know.
    Thanks in advance. Dan.
  10. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    Good to see you made it, Dan.
    Hope you gain plenty from being here on ADV Hacks.
  11. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    The motorcycle is a Dnepr, not a Ural. The engine is a post '81 R-series engine. Judging by the carburettors i would say an R80, 800cc engine. But there are also R100 bikes with these carburettors.
  12. exhaust_nut

    exhaust_nut Been here awhile

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    Look at the engine number, you can use it to figure out which motor it is.
    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/IDnumbrs.htm
  13. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    Not many people like the look of the R1200CL, but I think a sidecar helps it to make friends!

    Just spent a very chilly morning training the new owner, his first sidecar experience and one that he enjoyed immensely. Another convert! :D

    Yes, it's on the RIGHT side!

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  14. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    No, Agent. It's on the left side. :D



  15. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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  16. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    No, no, no! That's not the right side, that's the wrong side! :D


  17. Dickie

    Dickie Seasoned Sidecarist

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    Nice job there AW. I like it. Easy job to reduce the trail by the looks of it, thats if it needs it?
  18. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    Thanks!

    Yes, it's relatively easy, but the customer was happy as it was. It rides really nicely and steering is not at all heavy.
    With a heavier sidecar, it can be done with a simple adapter.
  19. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    You crafty boy, Drone!
  20. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    Here's the same bike, fitted to suit the Aussies:

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