Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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    Good to see you made it, Dan.
    Hope you gain plenty from being here on ADV Hacks.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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



  6. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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  7. 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


  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    You crafty boy, Drone!
  11. 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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  12. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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  13. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    That Hack body looks good on the cruiser. Looks good connected to a sporty machine too.
  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Thanks for the smiles on that aussie pic,I had a hard day !!.:rofl:rofl
  15. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Desert and asphalt nomads.

    Winterbiker
  16. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    I laughed out loud as well, causing the wife to come and check what I was looking at ;)




    Someone on another forum asked for some pics of the MZ with the new Dombo-ears I made from plastic boxlids, might as well post them here.

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    They provide great protection from the cold wind up to my shoulders and even keep the wind from my knees :clap

    You must of course understand that is due to the careful calculations for the angle and width of the lids, made in CAD on a computer and only after several designs they came out this perfect

    Okay, okay only a couple of minutes with a burner to bend the plastic and 3 screws per side :D
  17. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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    Did you get the little allen key from IKEA when fitting your flatpack fairing components ?
  18. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    :rofl:clap Indeed they are from the "Slugis"boxes :clap

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    :D
  19. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Had to try out the new "K-Block" tires last weekend.....man, we haul way too much crap....


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    Pretty good winds. Managed to get about 23.5 mpg.

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    I think the navigator was having a good time...bought her a GPS to play with.:freaky

    Wandering off on a 7 - 10 camping ride next week.... Death Valley then who knows where.
  20. sandsman

    sandsman I ride more than some and less than others.

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    Finally picked up my hack.....I am gonna get it on once the weather gets a bit nicer.
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    So the tug is gonna be my 2001 Intruder 1500...... 1st time sidecar for me.....