Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. muschelschubser

    muschelschubser Been here awhile

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    The Virgin on the virgin ride:
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    I picked up that device in Irbit and rode it home, almost. At the Polish German border it needed a new cam shaft. Luckily I was carrying another engine with me.

    Muschelschubser
  2. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    At least you had a nice clean dry place to 'replace the engine on side of road'...
  3. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Hmmm... looks familiar :lol3

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  4. kahlgryndiger

    kahlgryndiger Been here awhile

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    Muschelschubser is a very demanding mechanic regarding the place he used to work ...

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  5. Tony Graf

    Tony Graf Been here awhile

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    This is my TN rig:norton

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  6. Tony Graf

    Tony Graf Been here awhile

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    One more pic...:norton

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  7. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Great-looking rig :thumb

    You're not afraid of those bumper lights getting snagged on something? I have yet to mount mine, but I think I might do it above out of concern for that...
  8. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Nice outfit Tony, always liked the gspd airheads.

    Any specific reason why you have the front brakes underneath the LL? Haven't seen that for a while. Here most of them are built quite similar to this idea:

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    In wintertime you can see a lot of GSPD with winterequipment like yours over here.:evil Have done some testrides and I liked it.

    If you wonder how a snow chain fits on this one, there's a spacer on it.

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    Richard-NL :bmwrider
  9. Tony Graf

    Tony Graf Been here awhile

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    A gentleman...in Texas named Lowell Neff built it. The frontend lifts instead of dives when braking. It takes a while to get used to it...and under "hard braking" the shocks will TOP out instead of bottom out and that will cause the front wheel to hop. I am sure I could control that with better front (shocks) suspension. I WANT A SET OF THOSE CHAINS!:D
  10. Tony Graf

    Tony Graf Been here awhile

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    I forgot to mention the lights on the bumper...they cost me $15 U.S. so I bought 4 sets for that possibility. I have snagged them but the brush pushed them back against the sidecar body I just adjusted them back out
  11. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Won't any leading-link lift instead of diving on braking? The Ural certainly does, and so did our old Polish 'Osa' scooter (the only scooter to ever finish Paris-Dakar!)
  12. teamgrizzly

    teamgrizzly Even more advanced n00b!

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    I wonder what the plan with this is? Solo unsupported trip around the world trip without stopping? Hope the rider doesn't get stuck because I doubt its getting unstuck without a winch, come-along, jack-all, cable, tow strap, snatch blocks, shovel...

    But it is nicely made, it's a quality peice of ugly. :) Have fun riding it!

    Mike

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  13. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    ВЬЮГА




    Seen the new limited edition 2008 / 2009 Ural Wjuga yet?

    (Wjuga = north east snowstorm in the steppe of South Russia)

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    Includes heated handgrips, but I cannot figure out why they removed the spare wheel.


    Richard-NL :bmwrider




  14. kahlgryndiger

    kahlgryndiger Been here awhile

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    I'm sure you'll find that wheel on a seperate spare part list :D
    I like the design of this bike.

    Andreas
  15. Threewheelbonnie

    Threewheelbonnie Long timer

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    Yep, the spare wheel is on the same list as the stuff to convert the front back to a drum so you can use the spare on all three wheels!

    Andy
  16. muschelschubser

    muschelschubser Been here awhile

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    Another reason could be the disc brake. The spare whell only fits in two positions.
    But your reason is quite reasonable. Even the car people did that a while ago.
  17. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Tony,
    The reason the thing lifts is the brakes are mounted to the swingarm. The one Richard NL pictured appears to have floating calipers which can alleviate the lift.
    My R100R has fixed calipers which we may change over to floating at some time in the future.
    What shocks did Lowell use?
    Anyone have pros or cons to mounting the fender high or low? Swingram or downtubes? I know about clearance for mud buildup and also on the downtubes instead of swingarm it woudl seem to be less apt to be as affected by movement of the swingarm which could cause mount failure etc... Any other comments?
  18. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    That’s exactly what I meant.



    I mounted my fenders even higher, because otherwise my offroad tyres wouldn’t fit. At the same time this made is much easier to mount snowchains on the snowtyres. Simple story: the more space you have, the easier you can work and the need of changing wheels or mounting snowchains is most of the times at difficult places or in bad weather, when you don’t want to kneel too long.



    I prefer as little "unfeathered weight" (don’t know how you call that) as possible. Moreover the risk of broken mounts is smaller.

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    Richard-NL :bmwrider
  19. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    FWIW the spare drum wheel works just fine on the disc front for a spare if you are in a hurry, you just don't have a front brake. And for those who would say you have to remove the caliper you don't, just put the drum wheel spare with the drum on the port side.
  20. kahlgryndiger

    kahlgryndiger Been here awhile

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    And even some peoples says that there is no difference if you have an old drumbrake in front or not. I try to remember my old Dnepr ... only the rear brake was working well :D

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    Andreas