Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Pilfered from Steve's Smugmug.
  6. mleikarnes

    mleikarnes Been here awhile

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

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    No kidding! That Kawasaki is looking like it could take on the world. Great job!
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. sidecarttotti

    sidecarttotti n00b

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  11. freestate

    freestate Adventurer

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  12. 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
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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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  13. 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:
  14. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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    That is really cool. :beer

    It looks like it does not come off for waterborne sorts of miscreant behavior? I was talking to a kayaking buddy of mine about doing something similar, but with a removable tub that is still river-worthy. :3
  15. fungus

    fungus Jack of all trades

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    Ahh, yes. Unfortunately mine does not do that. However, I thought about possibly building a platform with a curved frame that you could easily strap a kayak into. As for this design, I'll be coming up with a means of strapping my functional kayak and mountainbike to it. :)
  16. Ven Moto

    Ven Moto Been here awhile

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  17. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    That looks like a very "proper" sidecar. And handsome.
  18. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Hi everybody

    out now. Sidecar Traveller Nr. 4,
    Trip around US (Part 1)
    Test: Honda Goldwing with EZS Summit sidecar
    SBW-sidecar for GS 1200
    For Orders from France or french speaking countries: Incl. supplement gratuite 12 page speciale francaise.
    www.gespannfahrer-shop.de

    Have fun

    Winterbiker
  19. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Orange paint + black paint will get you 'that sort of look'.

    How does it go?
    'Wasp' is part of the equation. What is the engine? I first thought Honda, but it appears to have dohc.

    And a chain tensioner!!! What ever happened to them?
    More pointedly - wheredoyagetit?
  20. SideCarGT

    SideCarGT Adventurer

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    Very curious.

    Full time 2WD? Does it have some kind of CV joint or how does it handle the different wheel speeds in turns? Stomp a Ural's guts out how? speed on road? ability off-road? What's a comfortable on road cruise speed?