Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    HAPPY wife !!.
    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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  2. sandsman

    sandsman Back in the saddle again..............

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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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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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  6. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    Really?! No more Intruder/Motorvation rig?
  8. 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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  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I really like that hack,any more pics??


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  10. 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.
  11. sandsman

    sandsman Back in the saddle again..............

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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.
  12. 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.
  13. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I built mine to fit into Jeep ruts !!.


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  14. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    Here is a link to my thread for the build. Also, I noticed yours is a Suzuki GS. I've had a '80 750 and a '84 550T. Solid bikes.What model is yours?

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788851
  15. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    That''s a shame. Especially after all the work you put into it. I look forward to seeing more pictures of your GL1500 rig though!
  16. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    Thanks Claude. I have no idea what you are talking about,:huh but here's a link to my build which shows just about everything. Maybe you could let me know if I have the above mentioned hardware? I'd appreciate it. :D

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788851
  17. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    :huh

    Does this mean you need to take a test to drive a sidecar for your license ?
  18. karitoki

    karitoki Been here awhile

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    Correct. Here in Washington state you have to get what is called an "endorsement" on your drivers license for both motorcycles (3) and three wheeled vehicles (Y). To start the process of getting my "Y" endorsement I first had to take a 25 question written test. When I passed that, they gave me my learners permit. At that time I also scheduled my drivers test, which won't happen until July. With the learners permit I can drive wherever I want, but I'm prohibited from driving the hack with passengers or at night.
  19. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Ah, thanks for explaining
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Or go take a sidecar class and have it all done in 2.5 days and have a BLAST riding and learning on THERE rigs !!.


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