Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Fullbore

    Fullbore subterranean adv

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    Hey Folks,

    I made a post about a new project in Day trippn however a friend recommended I repost something here to the Hack audience. I recently started a project to explore the Central Coast of California (for now) mostly by sidecar and plan to keep a collection of images and videos on a dedicated facebook page. A Facebook account is not required to view only to post a comment. So, please stop on by and take a look and "like" the page if you would like to keep informed about updates.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sidetrakn/259500834117670

    Also, I just finished a little teaser video of the a local ride if your interested, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgke3axvzWU

    Thanks, See you out there somewhere.

    Fullbore
  2. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Hi Fullbore,
    Nice to see you here. I'm the guy who stumbled onto your youtube video a couple days ago. Keep them coming.
    In keeping with this thread, here's a picture of my last Ural. It was 1996. I'll ge picking up my Gobi in about 2 months.
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  3. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Fullbore, niiiice! :thumb
  4. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Let me know if you'd like to hit some lesser known stuff in SLO north county.
  5. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Isn't that what the UK outfits look like to us?

    Or is that just how they appear to the Vogons as they approach?
  6. Billtr96sn

    Billtr96sn Flange Furtler

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    Don't get me started on those damn Vogons!
  7. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    :roflHitchhiker Guide on TV next week, gonna watch it again :D
  8. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    My latest creation !!

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  9. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Looking great! How's it drive?
  10. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I'm still working on it,but what little time I have on it,it rides not to bad.I'm tearing it apart and rebuilding the sidecar frame,it sits to high for this bike.
  11. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Here's a question to ponder.
    This vehicle has the front wheel in line with one of the rear. I does not have any wheel lead on the wheel that's not inline with the front. The motor is in the area that would be the cargo area if it was a sidecar.
    So trike or sidecar ?

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  12. sandsman

    sandsman I ride more than some and less than others.

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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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  13. 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:
  14. hzoltaan

    hzoltaan Adventurer

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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...
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Nickp500

    Nickp500 Adventurer

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  18. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Static display, IMHO.
  19. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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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
  20. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    It looks quite safe. With pipes llike that what could go wrong?