Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I'll clear everyone's minds and back to sidecars:D

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  2. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Thanks :D
  3. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    ADVed my Ural.
  4. Matt 82

    Matt 82 Been here awhile

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    Not mine, I should point out. It was at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show.

    It says it's a Velocette Venom on the info card.

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  5. SidehackSigi

    SidehackSigi Adventurer

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    I thougt the winter in my region has already left and the spring was knocking on someoneĀ“s door.

    As you can see I was completely wrong:

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    Greetings from Germany

    S I G I
  6. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    First time I've seen a chair used as a snowplow. :lol3 Beautiful machine sigi.
  7. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Still waiting for the snow here in Bavaria. Nice pic.

    Mrsidecar
  8. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    Weather got spring-ish in the Gorge today - Sunny and temps in the hi 50s. Here's a couple of glamour shots:

    From our deck this morning - that's Mount Hood south of us at sunup; the white stuff in the lower part of the photo is a layer of clouds that is hanging on top of the Columbia River.

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    After lunch I made my first run of the season to the top of Rowena Crest. Here's a picture looking east down the Gorge. The Crest is about 1000' feet above the Columbia. During the Missoula Floods 12,000 years ago it was under water. There were about 100 of the floods - each emptied a lake half the size of Lake Michigan with the water going from Missoula MT to the Pacific via eastern Washington and then the Columbia River.

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    Here's part of the road from river-level to the Crest. Climbs about 1000' in a couple of miles. Lots of fun. Road originally built in the late 1920s.

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    ANy of y'all coming out to the BMW rally in July should set aside a couple of extra days to play in the Cascades We have some really great roads.

    Duncan
  9. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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  10. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    A bunch of us from the Soviet Steeds got together at the sidecar meet at the flea market swap meet yesterday at Bike Week. It was nice meeting the guys and looking at their rigs.

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    It was a little chilly. :rofl

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    There was even a solo owned by a Russian named Ivan. It was brand new and just purchased from Gene at Holopaw
  11. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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  12. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Nice meeting you Vince. That was an interesting group, good folks.
  13. SidehackSigi

    SidehackSigi Adventurer

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  14. Jakhack

    Jakhack Jakhack

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    I have been alternating for my winter riding between the BMW K1200LT/Motorvation Formula II rig on the right and the KLR650/Velorex 562 on the left. The Suzuki GS1100GK in the back with the Friendship sidecar is my son's and in for a paint job on the chair.

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    I went on a short winter ride of about 200 miles on the BMW K1200LT last January, which was relatively mild in Minnesota this year. With the heated grips, heated seat, and great windshield/fairing protection, it is a good winter ride. Except for poor traction with the street tires. But that was remedied by using the black rubber stretchy cords for temporary chains. Someone else suggested using the heavy duty cable ties that are very strong and about 1/2 inch wide. I will try that next.

    But my preferred winter ride is the KLR, which I have modified since the photo last month. I added a Madstad oversize windshield, some Moose
    ATV handlebar muffs and heated grips. The windshield worked great with good coverage and was adjustable till I had no buffeting. The Moose covers worked so well, I usually rode with bare hands on the heated grips, which were toasty warm down to about zero. I used this rig for most of my commuting and errands all winter.

    We had some warm days last week so I thought Spring was springing, but two snows recently, with another on the way next week, means that will probably be delayed until April. In the meantime, I will get some more KLR riding in on the fresh snow.

    Jakhack
  15. Old Kiwi#99

    Old Kiwi#99 Been here awhile

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    Cant see the picture - I have a GS1100GK which i would like to hack and I'm looking for ideas - I also have a KLR650 but that is staying as a olo for now.
  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Here's my hacked GS850g for insperation..
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  17. Jakhack

    Jakhack Jakhack

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    Regarding the GS1100GK, the custom subframe and mounting work was done by Lee Bruns in Watertown, South Dakota. Superb job - handles beautifully with light steering effort. I have had 8+ sidecar rigs in the past and think this is one of the finest. I like the older Suzuki shafties, and found the GS1100GK made a great tug. My son has the bike now (was I inebriated or was it a Xmas gift?). I also had an 1980 850G with a mid size Velorex - I forget the model. I went everywhere with that rig - deer hunting, through blizzards and more. Very reliable and comfortable, with a complete Vetter fairing and lowers. But the GS1100GK is really sweet. I would recommend it.
  18. Bar None

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    Bike Week Sidecar get together at the Flea Market
    15 Urals and one BMW hack in attendance.

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    Oh and one solo ridden by a real Russian named Ivan.:D
  19. Old Kiwi#99

    Old Kiwi#99 Been here awhile

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    I really like your idea of using the leading axle forks from the 850L. Unfortunately the 1100 has larger diameter (41mm) forks than the 850(37mm) so that wouldn't work for me. Even the 1000L had the smaller diameter tubes.
    Honda Magnas had 41mm leading axle forks thats a possibility
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    The leading axle forks made it real easy to stear,and for me it was about a $40 mod !!.


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