Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. sandsman

    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    Getting an idea of how this is gonna look when mated together. Either I am gonna paint it or put some kind of vinyl wrap on it......just looks too white up against all that black and blue.
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  2. Ryushin Kan

    Ryushin Kan kancho

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    How about a 'Tri-car'? I think that if the front wheel is in line with the rear driving wheel then it's a sidecar, however if both rear wheels are driven (with or without a diff) then it's a trike - or in this case a tri-car, mutch like the Scott Sociable seen somewhere on this forum, can't remember where, what do you think? :wink:
  3. hzoltaan

    hzoltaan Been here awhile

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    NitroMax, did you drive the MZ to the Tauerntreffen from Holland?
    I still need to ride the Jawa enough to gain trust in it.

    How does the MZ deal with the sidecar? Are other drivers patient enough? I have trouble here with the locals rolling along with 60-80km/h...
  4. That Reverend Again

    That Reverend Again Adventurer

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    This should make it as clear as mud for the UK regs..

    http://www.trikeshop.co.uk/trike_law.htm
  5. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    No, didn't go to the Tauerntreffen.

    My MZ ( 300 cc ) copes very well with it's sidecar(platform with plastic case).

    Indeed other drivers are a bit impatient sometimes but I have only driven the MZhack on secundairy roads. It can go up to 95/100 km/h with wind in the back.

    I've just purchased one of those round trucksigns with "80" on it which I will screw to the back of the sidecar so they might understand that that's about topspeed in some cases.

    Since I actually only drive in bad weather like snow or when it's slippery most of the time I'm faster that most cars :D:D
  6. Nickp500

    Nickp500 Adventurer

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  7. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Static display, IMHO.
  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Nickp500,
    Embedded for you.

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aakZQnxe6OY" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

    I hope you don't have a future need to turn left quickly.:eek1
  9. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    It looks quite safe. With pipes llike that what could go wrong?
  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    No. not at all ,
    back in 1979 on my first trip to Bike Week in Daytona I saw Ron riding this around the infield at the racetrack, up and down Main Street in Daytona Beach and out on the sand cruising the beach.

    Incredible workmanship, complicated execution , Triumuph triple power , handlebars halfway down the girder forks , strange brew but it does function. A mind blower, for sure.
  11. hzoltaan

    hzoltaan Been here awhile

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    Great Idea! I'll try to get one too.
  12. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    Mobile work of art, no doubt. Three wheels clearly, but possibly considered as neither trike, nor sidecar outfit.

    Was the artist influenced by Salvador Dali ?
  13. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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  14. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Have a break and take a coffee, where ever you are!

    Winterbiker
  15. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    We live outside of Lexington, Virginia where we had our second snow of the year last weekend. It's been an incredibly warm Winter, plenty of rain, but very little snow. It was 68 degrees yesterday and over 70 today before another cold front moved in tonight. Anyway, when we woke up to snow last weekend my wife and I thought woohoo, get the skis out!

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    Well, as you might imagine, with temps like we've had the snow sucked for skiing; fluffy on top, slush underneath, so we were basically walking around with ice balls stuck to our skis. So, let's get some altitude! We drove up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 25 miles away and about 2000 feet higher than where we live. The ground was so warm up there that most of the snow had melted off, but the BRP was CLOSED to traffic so we just took a long walk. We heard some noise and guess what came driving down the road??

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    We talked to them for a few minutes and found out they are two couples who LOVE their Urals. They had been out all day driving many miles through up to eight inches of snow. Three had two-wheel-drive, but one lady had only one-wheel-drive. She was a little leery of some of the snow, but had knobbies on and wasn't having any trouble at all. They had ridden up to the BRP on some forest service dirt roads and were surprised to find it was closed. We helped them sneak through one of the gates so they could continue their frolicking.

    How cool is that?

    Doug
  16. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    That is cool:thumbWhat's going on with the weather.We've had one of the wettest/mildest summers I can remember over here in Oz.
  17. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Minus 20 degrees Celsius two weeks ago in Bavaria!

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  18. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    I bought myself a heated inner jacket at the Motorshow today.............



    .......................let in snow, let it snow, let it snow ( please :D )
  19. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    I'm glad you admitted your'e old.


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  20. Brendan J

    Brendan J Pfft

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    Just a couple of pics from a recent charity ride we were the only 4 outfits on the ride and lets just say quietly that more than just one Harley got slayed on the ride.

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    From left to right the outfit of Mr Phil Duffy Esquire and Phyllis in the chair, mine , Jen & Bills oufit, and far far on the righthand outer is is Barry's XJR outfilt. Photo courtesy of Phil.

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    Bill guarding all 4 outfits.

    And for those who don't know Phyllis the passenger !!!!

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