Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    A couple more pics of KillaJoule, the electric sidecar rig built and driven by an engineering student at the University of Denver powered by over 1200 cordless drill batteries. She pushed it up over 200mph at Bonneville on August 28th.

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    YEAH BABY!!
  2. TriplePete

    TriplePete Been here awhile

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  3. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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  4. freestate

    freestate Adventurer

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    Looks fantastic.
  5. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Here's my rig, 2006 KLR650 with a Sputnik sidecar. Custom subframe and connecting hardware from CSM Sidecars. Got a few hundred miles on it since getting everything sorted and adjusted. Have been on some rough rotted-out roads with the wife in the hack and it works really well.

    Just put the stripes on today I ordered from a local sign shop to help "tie in" the car with the bike. I think it looks great!

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    And if you're interested, here's how I attached the Pelican 1500 tailcase with a system that allows easy removal/transfer of the case to another bike: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19646281&postcount=764
  6. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Looks great!

    Winterbiker
  7. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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    Here's some crustiness. I had to scan these in. These are from almost 20 years ago, wow!

    My old BSA WD/M20. Believe it or not, I toured Israel on this thing then shipped it back to the US! Engine seized once. It didn't go very fast, but it sure was a tractor. When I rode into the old city of Acre/Acco and had a bunch of kids jump-in the side car for a ride. The Israel Police were not amused to say the least. I then made the mistake of riding into the wrong neighbourhood in Jerusalem on a Saturday morning. I got yelled at and rocks thrown at me for "desecrating the sabbath".
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    I wanted to buy this one, but somebody from NZ snatched it up if I remember correctly.
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    The resident BSA mechanics. Bizbiz in Tel Aviv...
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    I took off the sidecar once just to get a feel, that's it outside on the left. Inside Bizbiz.
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  8. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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    I'll just add this, not really hack related, but more to the above post. The Brit bikes are all over the MiddleEast (I wonder why?) buried where you wouldn't believe. I would have liked to have found these guys http://www.colston.org/cairobikes.html, but never had the time and I got over my BSA thing. I don't know if cruising around Cairo right now is quite the best thing to be doing for a Westerner at the moment.

    Talk about the original adventure bikes! Grab what you can and go see the world!

    Ps. I was joking around with that "I wonder why" remark. General Allenby left a lasting impression, didn't he. The British Empire extended far and wide, more than I think most people realise, but that is a discussion for another forum...
  9. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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    I was joking around with that "I wonder why" remark. General Allenby left a lasting impression, didn't he. The British Empire extended far and wide, more than I think most people realise, but that is a discussion for another forum...
  10. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Nice job with the stripe! Really pulls it together. Looks like a very capable dual sport rig.
  11. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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    Dang......why didn't I think of that..........???

    Thanks for the concept...........I think I'm going to use it on my Honda/Velorex hack..............:freaky
  12. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Pilfered from Steve's Smugmug.
  13. mleikarnes

    mleikarnes Been here awhile

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    BMW K100 with 1100 engine, all homemade steering, sidecar and everything else!
  14. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    No kidding! That Kawasaki is looking like it could take on the world. Great job!
  15. bigedf150

    bigedf150 biged

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    this is the ultimate adventure bike,especially when you are trying to keep it on the road:rofl

    2wd drive all the time,no head wobble, and will stomp a urals guts out:lol3
    plus it doesnt cost 15 thousand dollars..:eek1

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  16. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    This old (1967?) Austin Healey 3000 MK III has been sitting in the lot where my Dad lives for quite a while. Looks to have been driven straight from the "barn".
    My 96+ year old Dad is still kick'in my ass at cribbage.

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    Nice Fall day in MT. .....supposed to have a chance of snow on wed. night.

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  17. sidecarttotti

    sidecarttotti n00b

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  18. freestate

    freestate Adventurer

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  19. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    The body under construction. This body has a larger tail than many of the American Classic bodies we have done and an opening trunk
    for more storage.
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    About ready for the initial run
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    Some details. Note that the under cowl glove box has become a very popular addition. Quite handy and lockable.
    Windshield is easily removed.
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    Heading home
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  20. fungus

    fungus Jack of all trades

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    My little leaning sidecar project-

    The "HacKayak" :D

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    Does great on and off-road so far. Still have to finish the floor, add some more bracing and possibly add another pivot point. I may cut part of the nose off also, as I won't have people in it. Only my dog and gear. I'm going to add a fog light as well. I ran out of shield gas last night just after I added in the last absolutely necessary gusset. Good timing. :wink: