Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. JimX

    JimX .. .

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    The other ST1100 EZS RX5!
  2. richardak

    richardak Been here awhile

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    This was my first venture out of the garage on 01-01-13 and I couldn't get up the driveway. Now with studded tires, no problem.

    The sidecar is a Cozy Rocket sidecar that I found locally on CL here in Fairbanks, AK, last October. The tug is my '83 BMW R100RT airhead. Mounting hardware and subframe from DMC. I'm still working out details such as lights and no sidecar brake and no steering mods.

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  3. bESS

    bESS Been here awhile

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    Richard:

    very nice Hack. Looks very nice

    bob
  4. richardak

    richardak Been here awhile

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    Hi Bob,

    Not getting too many miles in right now as I don't want to commute in the dark, on ice, in the fog, etc. until I get more experience in. So now, still stuck to weekends for now....
  5. Sidewise

    Sidewise Been here awhile

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    I'm sure there's more than two. Just the others are all in Holland.
  6. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    that's cool how you two have thesame combo.
  7. JimX

    JimX .. .

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    We'll have to compare notes sometime.....
  8. Dickie

    Dickie Seasoned Sidecarist

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    Theres at least one in England.
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  9. Sidewise

    Sidewise Been here awhile

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    I bet I know someone who is a big fan of the extended oil change interval of synthetic oil.:clap
  10. Sidewise

    Sidewise Been here awhile

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    I was thinking the same thing.
  11. pops

    pops Long timer

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    The wifes new dirt sidecar :1drink

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    Cheers Ian
  12. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Is that the Purple Hoody rig from Seattle?
  13. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Geez Pops, the passenger would get a nose bleed from being so high up:lol3

    3legs
  14. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    :lol3:lol3 That's to stop short arses like snayle getting in. good one Pops:clap
  15. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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  16. JimX

    JimX .. .

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    Yes. Looked at it several weeks ago, decided to skip. Changed my mind a few days later. Not many EML or EZS rigs come up for sale with the right tug. So far, I'm still in the honeymoon phase.
  17. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    Congratulations, I've always liked that bike, even more now. You two have got really good looking, reliable bikes.

    Dependability is paramount, I like working on them, just not before every ride.:D

  18. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    Probably not the right place to say this [should be in 'for sale' maybe ], but bobsbmw has a 2009 candy-red ST1300 + EML 2001GT for sale. No affiliation.

    http://www.bobsbmw.com/wp-content/plugins/WP-online-store-product-images/images/ad.jpg
  19. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    How's it handle?:1drink
  20. richardak

    richardak Been here awhile

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    I only have about 150 miles on it so far but handling is fine. The steering is heavy as you might have guessed but not enough to make me want to change anything. Some had concerns that the car would be too light but with the DMC mounts, the track is pretty wide which may compensate some. With 50 lbs of ballast in the trunk, I can't lift the sidecar wheel at all by yanking on the bars while standing on the left peg. No extra steering stabilizer has been added beyond the stock adjustable one. I'm still learning so I haven't gone above 45 mph. The screw in studs add another variable to the ice and snow covered roads. With snow and ice on our large parking lots, I would start sliding before the sidecar wheel lifts on circles to the right. This was before I added the screw in studs and I haven't tried it since. I'm having fun!

    The sidecar frame was beefed up a bit with a new tubular cross member to fit with the rear DMC mounting hardware and the front solid steel shaft was modified to work with their mounting hardware. None of the Cozy universal mounting parts and pieces were used.