Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. 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.
  2. hzoltaan

    hzoltaan Adventurer

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

    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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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 ?
  4. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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  5. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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

    Winterbiker
  6. 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
  7. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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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.
  8. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Minus 20 degrees Celsius two weeks ago in Bavaria!

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  9. 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 )
  10. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    I'm glad you admitted your'e old.


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  11. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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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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  12. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Yep, can't deny, was looking for heated gloves but when the guy showed me the jacket, had me put it on and plugged it in I immediately asked for a very long extension cord so I could keep it on, walking around the motorshow :D

    In fact my wife decided it was time for my old bones to be kept warm with the low temps of the last couple of weeks ( I didn't object too much of course :D)

    Shut up Halflive :fyyff
  13. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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    Hey, no problemo..........

    Just rig up a backpack with a car battery and you can go all day...........even enough amp hours to run your cigarette lighter..............:1drink
  14. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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    Heated vest association with being old ?

    Bought one about 6 years back and wish I'd done it earlier when reflecting on some of the less comfortable rides over a number of years.

    Observation. Back when in the 60s when slightly wilder, obviously younger, and doing the coffee bar thing, riding mates used to laugh at Pat and I when putting on substantial overtrousers rather than just getting the jeans wet. S'funny, almost all of those guys gave up on bikes and "progressed" to four wheelers. On the other hand, we continued, so maybe there's a message there.
  15. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the support guys :clap:rofl:clap
  16. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    manfromthestix... Great pix :clap
  17. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    Nice one Brendan:clap
  18. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    Thought you might like to see this, mostly completed now.
    This was taken just before taking it to the London International Custom Show, customer is picking it up some time in March. :)

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    I've also started building a mini website for the powered wheelchair sidecar if anyone wants to have a look.
  19. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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    A beautiful outfit Agent Wayward and a true masterpiece in the old meaning of the word. I don't like the exhaust, but it's not my bike so that doesn't matter. If that outfit doesn't bring a lot of bespoke work your way, then their really isn't any justice in this world.
  20. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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