Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Nemo DeNovo

    Nemo DeNovo Banned

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    Sweet Guzzi!!! Kinda makes me wonder how a Ducati Monster 1000 would look w/a sidehack :evil
  2. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    It is up for sale, so I have to post while I still own it!

    2006 Ural Patrol with daughter.

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  3. zenben

    zenben all roads are one

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    Certainly is a handsome rig. Is that an Omar fairing?
  4. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Hi, I’m brandnew here and since I couldn’t find a place to introduce myself, I thought I’d better show some pics of my rig right here. (Hope it works and they're not too big).

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  5. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    STOP! -YOU'RE SCARING ME!

















    what the heck IS that thing, anyway?
  6. RunningBare

    RunningBare Been here awhile

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    RESPECT:clap :clap :clap :clap
  7. kliff

    kliff Retired Ole Phart

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    Looks like a 2wd Beemer hack.....with...ATTITUDE! :D
  8. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    GREAT pictures! Can you identify the front/rear tyre (brand/model/size) and where you bought it?
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  9. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Oh Yeah!!! Get you some.........:clap
  10. TRKTEK

    TRKTEK Been here awhile

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    Holy snappin' batholes arseman....

    There is some engineering going on here....


    Curious mind need to know my friend....:D
  11. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    :huh

    I'd sell my own grandmother for that rig.
  12. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    i'd sell her too!!:lol3
  13. bill_powell

    bill_powell Adventurer

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    Thanks, I appreciate it. The fairing is an old Firth Design Group Piranha; mid 1970s.
  14. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    It&#8217;s a 2002 BMW 1150 GS with a chair of Schöne Linië (Nice Lines) from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>Germany</st1:place></st1:country-region>. Attachments are from Motek. The front swing-arm is a prototype of the single arm leading-link from Mobec with MCC Smart bearings with adaptors and some improvements. It also has the Duo-Drive from Mobec. (two-wheel drive connected with shafts from VW Golf, and a VW Syncro (or Audi) viscous coupling and a wet chain-box). The visco-drive gives 15 - 20% power all the time on the sidecarwheel, but depending on wheelslip and throttle position it can fully lock up tot 100%). Wheels all are 4 J front wheels of the Mercedes MCC Smart. I also had wider rims and tyres, but didn&#8217;t like that. Wheels fit everywhere and therefore I mostly ride with the Conti Wintercontact wintertyres, since they can be fitted in either direction. It&#8217;s really easy to get the snowchains on these very cheap wheels. Furthermore there are some parts from Wunderlich and Touratech on it. Sidecar shocks are from Bilstein. Front Wilbers, Back Technoflex improved Wilbers. Brakes are from the K100S. Other items are home built improvements. Remus exhaust (no kat) and some minor jobs on the engine. I estimate over 50 Hp at the wheel (on both wheels), but that&#8217;s a guess because ofcourse it&#8217;s impossible to measure that. I bought it second-hand two years ago and it was imported from <st1:country-region><st1:place>Germany</st1:place></st1:country-region> into the <st1:country-region><st1:place>Netherlands</st1:place></st1:country-region>. I&#8217;m still improving it. It&#8217;s not a full-speed off-road hack (very heavy) but more like a tractor or a Unimog. It just takes you everywere. Even with a trailer behind it. Certainly in comparison with the other hacks I used to have. Even with a trailer behind it. It&#8217;s pretty heavy, but <st1:metricconverter ProductID="105 Mph">105 Mph</st1:metricconverter> or 170 Kmh fully loaded on the German Autobahn is possible.

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    @ Hogwild, it&#8217;s a recovered tyre, size 155 / 15 (not for highway use) and with the knobs a lot higher than the 145/65-15 winter- and summertyres I have and tyres like these you therefore can get in all sizes and depending on the width of the tyre you have 2 up to 5 rows of knobs. This particular one is pretty soft. Good in deep mud and sand, but you wear them out fast on harder grounds. I got them from a shop nearby, where they build dune buggy type autocross cars. I believe it&#8217;s an imitation of the &#8220;Cross <st1:metricconverter ProductID="1&#8221;">1&#8221;</st1:metricconverter> by Immler tyres from Germany,where the Immler brothers recover and make special tyres, which also were used in the &#8220;Dakar&#8221; as you probably allready know. I can put in some internetlinks, but am not sure if that&#8217;s allowed.

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    That&#8217;s it for now. Excuse me for my probably bad english, but as you have understood by now, I&#8217;m Dutch.

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  15. boottothedoor

    boottothedoor The Muddy

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    No questions...but much admiration. That is an incredible bike.
  16. Johnny Wolvo

    Johnny Wolvo Been here awhile

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    That is one BRILLIANT outfit. Like Hogwilds Harley outfit, that BMW comes top of the shop. I am 72 years old, but I would just love to give your BMW rig a new home. More photographs please. Are those forks made by VMC of Holland, as the pivot plates look like VMC to me.

    Many thanks for some wonderful photographs.

    Johnny Wolverson......UK.
  17. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    VERY VERY NICE RIG!!
    We built a single sided swingarm leading link a while back and it worked well. I was not happy with the pivot bearing setup and removed it from the bike due to that. Hope to get back onto it soon. Sure is a nice feature as far as being able to rotate tires etc etc. Ours used 165r15 tires all around and was more street focused.
  18. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Damn the weak dollar :cry
  19. stankenpankens

    stankenpankens Sushi Mofongo

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    I love that snow shot! Makes me miss Colorado, where I grew up, now stuck in New Jersey....:cry
    I've been looking a bit more at this forum, as I'd love to get a sidecar setup so I could introduce the offspring to the fun.
  20. buddha

    buddha buried in the sand...

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    here's my new (to me) 2006 Gear-Up, bought from inmate kliff last week...

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