Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Nice outfit. It just looks brand new and hardly used. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Don’t want to frighten you, but these specific EML wheels seem to have a metal-fatigue problem, when they get older as 25 years. Carefully inspect the rims and the weldings between spokes and rims, especially when changing tires. I’ve seen that 3 times now. If you want to, I probably can find some pics. Welding them is no problem. Especially look at the rear wheel and the sidecar-wheel. Just a nice-to-know-thing.
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  2. outfit

    outfit Been here awhile

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    That is so true. My rear wheel suffered a bad attack of rust coming from the inside of the rim, outward's. Onlly noticed it when paint started peeling off. Caught it just in time (there were 5 serious split's in the rim). My remedy was to weld a Citroen 2 CV rim onto existing hub/spoke's. Keep an eye on the rim's.
    Safe riding Karl.
  3. MikeS

    MikeS For sure let's do it

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    I replaced the drive wheel on the mule two years ago with a wheel from HT Wheels, here in the States. Metal fatigue from miles, and welding the spokes made it out of round. The other two wheels don't show fatigue. I bought the outfit at 85k and have 120k on it now. It has been painted twice now, so it looks pretty good for it's age.

    The EML parts are the biggest issue, especially wheels and brakes. The Honda parts are fairly cheap in the used department, and very available. I like the outfit a lot. It is easy to travel long and far, or hit the twisty roads and have fun.
  4. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Are Germans really that tall, I wonder :wink: : ​

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    Richard-NL :bmwrider
  5. ronb

    ronb Adventurer

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    1996 ST1100 w/ Hannigan Sprint.

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  6. Dakota XT

    Dakota XT Adventurer

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    Spotted in Spain. It was in mint condition.
  7. muschelschubser

    muschelschubser Been here awhile

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    Thats true, those CJ loose ntheir blink quite fast!
  8. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    :lol3
  9. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Wow, mint condition? That rig's gotta be what, two, maybe even three years old.

    Amazing :lol3
  10. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  11. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns

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  12. ChangoGS

    ChangoGS Banned

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    Nice machines on this thread.

    Any one have pics of Moto Guzzi Eldorado With Ural sidecar.
  13. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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  14. bill_powell

    bill_powell Adventurer

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  15. zenben

    zenben all roads are one

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    Nice Eldo rig, but the chair looks uncomfortably close to the bike.
    With a heavier machine like the Guzzi, I'd think a wider track might serve better.

    BTW; Those Metzler K-blocks are pretty worthless. Cool for doing parking lot skids or LH donuts,
    but they don't hook up when you actually need the traction. To be fair; Maybe mine were old stock.
    Then again; Maybe they all are... Sidecar duty probably isn't a big seller.
    I'm running a K-block on the side, but our tug wears Avons.
  16. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    It does look a little cramped there on the right :lol3 aesthetically a great match, though.
  17. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Personally I like this one.

    I'm not really familiar with the name "Eldorado" but if you mean the V700:

    Richard-NL :bmwrider
  18. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    STOP right there-

    What the heck is that sidecar?! Got more pictures?
  19. dr_sean

    dr_sean Been here awhile

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    "Eldorado" and 850GT are pretty much the same.
  20. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    The wife's KLR is in danger. Can you tell me who makes this hack?