Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    a Friend of mine got the sidecar bug from me...I've created a monster....he's drug home 4 different sidecars in the past couple of months. Here's the latest:


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    The "wing" reminds me of the old Jaguar racers...:lol3

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  2. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Sweet. The fender is on the wrong side, correct?


    Don in Nipomo
  3. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I have the same car minus the wing.!!!

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  4. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Ya, I never noticed but it sure looks bass - akwards in the photo. I haven't seen the car in person yet.
    It's a Bingham (English ?) car so someone flopped the fender?
  5. Sidewise

    Sidewise Been here awhile

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    I picked this one up in July '12 after being without a sidecar outfit for about three years. I piloted a sidecar for about 16 years of my 47 years of motorcycling. After I went back to two wheels exclusively realized how much I missed the quirkiness of an outfit.


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  6. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Welcome. That is nice.

    I sometimes miss my st11 outfit , but someone made an offer :lol3.


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  7. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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    It's a Watsonian "Flight" and an early one because of the "fin". The fin was dropped on later models for a standard Watsonian luggage rack (two aluminium castings bolted to the shell.) There should be a makers plate nailed to the woodwork under the seat squab with a serial number and date of manufacture. It would've originally had a 10/12" scooter wheel mounted to the brakehub.
  8. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Ya ...Watsonian Frame # "R604" ....good call. My friend just sent me a photo of the frame stamp. I have another friend with an old "Pop Deyer (?)" sidecar which has a similar fin:


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  9. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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    Probably some truth to that as I believe Swallow (the company that originally made Jaguars) was involved in the design as they knew more about fibreglass than Watsonian who were more coachbuilders.
  10. Ryushin Kan

    Ryushin Kan kancho

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    you'll probably get more about this but Swallow Sidecars was the original firm that started to include cars with coahcbuilt bodies as well as sidecars. They then started building their own cars using Standard engines, various names include 'SS 90' and 'SS 100' - after WW2 the use of 'SS' was a bit controversial to say the least so they changed the name to 'Jaguar Cars' - the sidecar business became Swallow Coachbuilding which packed up in the fifties was taken over by Watsonian in 1956. Early Swallow coachbuilt cars are much sought after.
  11. The Cyclops

    The Cyclops Long timer

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    I'm not in the hack thread....well ever.....but I saw this and if its 205 I apologize, but this was the craziest hack I ever saw.
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  12. dogtiredRAT

    dogtiredRAT Been here awhile

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    My contribution.
    Cosy on a Bonnie.

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    I have been holidaying in the States for 8 months, and my darlin decided to come over and visit for a month or so, hence the hack. Still in the process of sorting it, got it very close to handling right. Not scrubbing tyres, stable, pretty neutral yadda yadda, it is a work in progress.

    For anyone who is interested, I have been touring the States for 8 months on the Bonneville, knocked up 48,000 miles, been through 46 states and 5 provinces before putting the hack on.
  13. Discojon75

    Discojon75 Been here awhile

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    I had some photography of my R100GS hack done yesterday... Here are a couple teasers... More to follow after I get the rest back from the photographer.

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  14. Barnston_biker

    Barnston_biker n00b

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    Just in the process of selling this beauty...so I can buy a R80st :1drink

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    Also, used to own this Guzzi.......

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    And one I should not have sold......an R80gs outfit

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  15. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Barnston_biker, where did you get the wheel for your Watsonian? I would like to get one like yours. Thanks.
  16. exhaust_nut

    exhaust_nut Been here awhile

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    - & what tire is that on the front of the BMW? Love the series LR by the way - Pete
  17. RobDek

    RobDek Been here awhile

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    A few pics of my 2011 Ural Gear-Up. A few subtle modifications including Mr.Cob's world famous all steel skidplate.

    Don't mind the dirt and grit...this ain't no show piece...it's built to work and drive.

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  18. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Don't see any :huh

    You're not talking about the couple of splashes where a bit of dirty water hit the mudflaps do you :D

    Nice hack :clap
  19. RobDek

    RobDek Been here awhile

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    We both know it's clean enough but some people are rather nutty regarding the polish of their rigs.
  20. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Very true.

    I agree on just riding and no polishing ( but not forgetting the servicing it needs )

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