Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. MeanMoe

    MeanMoe one really mean cat

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    Thanks, Steve. I took the seat off and took a look around and noted that I could see the top of the res, just didn't have the time to dig into it further (gardens were calling my name).
  2. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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    Those are nice rigs. I took a sidecar class and that is exactly what the instructor provided as my steed for the day. Very nice especially since the bike had a car tire on the rear and sidecar, though personally I think they look better with spokes.... He also had raked triple trees.

    Smoooooooooooooooooth !!!
  3. mikejjmay

    mikejjmay Been here awhile

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    mine...

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  4. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Black is good.
  5. Billtr96sn

    Billtr96sn Flange Furtler

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    I am liking what I am seeing, can we see more please?
  6. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Some hacks....

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  7. mikejjmay

    mikejjmay Been here awhile

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    If you want to see a picture (from my previous post), check out kevin's page at scrambler cycle in WI. He set up the car for me, and does great work.
  8. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Getting ready to leave on a 50 mile group ride to lunch with about 40 other rigs at the Chelan Sidecar Ralley..

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    Now where in the hell are we !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. sandsman

    sandsman I ride more than some and less than others.

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    I got a new rig for me to ride, old bike went down for major engine issues.

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  10. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Nice, Mike! I have a Velorex 562 on an '06 KLR650. What are you using for a shock on your Velorex? The stock one is waaay overloaded/undersprung with a 180 lb passenger in the car, and I'm looking for something to replace the stocker.
  11. SideCarGT

    SideCarGT Adventurer

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    Northwest - Your pick reminds me a little of my old 1100GK dresser. I loved those bulletproof Suzuki motors.
  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    They are great motors,I'm going to rebuild a 1100 motor next winter and put it in it !!.


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  13. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    Wow! And I thought my rig was wide! Looking good though.:D
  14. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    Really?! No more Intruder/Motorvation rig?
  15. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    1980 GL1100 with 63K. Early 80's Motorvation Formula II with manual torsion bar lever. Brand new to sidecars and really enjoying it! Won't take my driving test until July so it's strictly solo for now.
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  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I really like that hack,any more pics??


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  17. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Nice sidecar. The old style manual torsion bar levers worked quite well. Note that if you have the old style ball and collet lower mount connections you should keep and eye on them or possibly replace them at some point.
  18. sandsman

    sandsman I ride more than some and less than others.

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    Saddly, looks like the intruder will either be getting a new (ebay) engine or a rebuild and I had a friend who was really wanting the sidecar so his wife would be more comfortable. He picked it up yesterday. I sure hated to see it go, but I didnt need two rigs. I will see it again in a few days, I am going to the ROT Rally in Austin Tx and he will be there and have it installed on his bike.
  19. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    I've noticed that. A lot of Aussie rigs are quite wide, my Strom rig is as wide as a Toyota Landcruiser. Works well on our dirt tracks.
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I built mine to fit into Jeep ruts !!.


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