Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. 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

  2. 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
  3. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    How's it handle?:1drink
  4. 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.
  5. STolentino

    STolentino Adventurer

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    any cliff in general, though, given my local geography, she goes faster north and south, than west and west.
    I added three teeth to the back sprocket, and took one from the front. It helps a lot when I have three passengers.
  6. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    :pynd Sounds good! ...here's mine. :freaky
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    Ural tub, Lowell Neff subframe, dual brake pedals (rear/hack) and a unit leading link - otherwise pretty much the same, eh? :webers
  7. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    I'm having fun!


    NICE !
  8. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Nice day to finally get out for a drive.

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  9. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    :wave Hi Nancy! :brow
  10. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/amVQEG58fEWIdjQG5uQic9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aClWw8LgxSE/URfYIg_RhUI/AAAAAAAAE9E/X1R8FyOzpk0/s800/IMG_1524.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tRyxMeQ1Ri0Ty9Wd5_8gItMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eD7mOoAbthc/URfYJ-4vJCI/AAAAAAAAE9E/Qa5VvqOF3Y0/s800/IMG_1525.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a>

    Cape Coral FL Bike Night 2/09/13
  11. 65bellett

    65bellett Adventurer

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    What am I going to read before bed now?? For the past 3 1/2 weeks this thread has been my bed time story and I have to say a big thankyou to every body who has contributed to it.

    Here is a pic of my son and I on a mates Outfit. I never really had an interest in Sidecars but after riding this one I have started building my own!!

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  12. Slade 330

    Slade 330 Adventurer

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    Nice! V7 is it
  13. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    NICE Globe....65bellett
  14. 65bellett

    65bellett Adventurer

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    Cheers Slade. The bike is an 850 Elderado. It is a great bike as a solo and an awesome bike as a Tug. By the way I love your Youtube Videos!!

    I love the Globe Claude. My only complaint about it is a bit low. I live out of town a bit and there a few road surfaces it is not real keen on. On the upside it turns so many heads. Riding it down the road makes you feel like you are in a parade with every body waving.
  15. Jeff 8

    Jeff 8 Adventurer

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    My 1999 Bandit at the 2011 Sidecar and Enthusiasts Rally. John Marshall sidecar, put together by Bob Martin Engineering in 2001, I have done around 100,000 km on it since.

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    Same weekend, on the way home.


    Jeff

    :2guns
  16. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    G'day Jeff,
    about time you jumped in here.:thumb
  17. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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  18. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    FR, nice custom rego plate! :lol3:clap
  19. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Nice pic, kids and sidecars just go together :clap

    Now, post pics of your build. :D
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Hey Dave!!
    Looky what followed me home from the Honda dealer last night!!.
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