Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. 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
  2. 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. :)
  3. Ven Moto

    Ven Moto Been here awhile

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  4. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    That looks like a very "proper" sidecar. And handsome.
  5. 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
  6. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    you dont call wagga wagga wagga
    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?
  7. 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?



  8. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap

    Got it in the mail today !!!

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  9. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I just found the same sidecar body. Do you know who made it?
  10. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Painted my MZ 301 winterhack "army"gray ( well, actually my wife did, she used to be a painter by trade )
    It's a matt grey, just like I wanted it to be:

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    Kept the front of the "lastenseitenwagen" as it was, with the original logo of the DDR electricitycompany where they used it. It will get a clear coat to protect it.

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    Had a template made by a militairy garage down the road for the sidepanels:

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    Should not forget pics of the wife painting the bike :D

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  11. Mechanista

    Mechanista manic depressive

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    :thumbup

    I need to find a little hack for my TS 150!

    I wish I could get my wife to paint...
  12. OMW

    OMW Been here awhile

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    Looks damn good and paint colour likes kind of familiar :-)
  13. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Hahaha OMW, I had been thinking of camo, used to have a Chevy K30 in urban Camo but went for the flat grey this time.

    Looking for a template of a torpedo or something like that to paint them on the side of the sidecar :D
  14. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Mine on the TLH in 2008.. She survived riding 2200 kms in Labrador in Winter and did it at -61C at one point for two days..
    Love this Combo.. Did I mention we left Victoria BC in the dead of winter to make it to Labrador?
    Here she is before the trip
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    and during...
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  15. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Beautiful setup! I really miss my Dakar. Never even thought of hanging a chair from it.

    :cry
  16. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    Still one of my favorite ride reports. That ride report also turned me on to the BV2S, best Winter helmet I have ever used for riding the motorcycle in sub zero temperatures, thanks for both.
  17. altf4

    altf4 playground psychotic

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    update: from this...

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    to this:

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    g max ~:)
  18. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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    That is very very cool, in both incarnations.
  19. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Sure is ! I like it very much !

    When my tires are up for renewal I'll go for knobblies too ( these where bought when I rode it solo )
  20. altf4

    altf4 playground psychotic

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    thanx o)

    the thing is that the mz provides pure and limitless fun...

    just for the record:
    these are 16'' tyres: mitas c-01 3.50-16 (very soft, good for the front) and motoz nhs terrapactor or tractionator or something for the rear end...80/100-16.
    the latter last very well at the rear, quite good in snow, but initially very soapy on the road, until they're 50% down...

    g max ~:)