Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Mark 42

    Mark 42 Foiley

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  2. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    Holy cow...guess that answers my question about taking the kid AND the wife with me...!!! :ricky
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  3. gruby

    gruby Foolish Old Person (FOP)

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    83 920 Yahama Virago with California Friendship 1, 95 1100 Yamaha Virago with Motorvation Formula 1 and 07 Ural Patrol and thier "adventures" may be found here: http://grubygust.com/

    Gust who/whom likes yellow.[​IMG]:wink:
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  4. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    he was a real wealth of information... not only about driving hacks, but also about the builder.



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  5. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    Mark42, that's how SpyderFamily rolls - daughter on pillion, wife and boy in the car :thumb

    They let you take 'em muddin' like that? Mine have no choice, I just sorta break off into it. The trick is to keep the bike moving so nobody can jump off when they see the mud :lol3
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  6. Mark 42

    Mark 42 Foiley

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  7. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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  8. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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  9. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :clap :clap Bravo!

    I keep coming back around to this unit- although I like the Jetson's look of a Steib. I have a feeling this is where I'd end up, though, which is why I keep circling back.
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  10. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    A Gear-Up is like that last slice of pie in the refrigerator...

    You see it in there, and boy does it look good.

    You come back later, it's still there, still looks good.

    Another trip and it's still there, you wonder "Why am I not eating it?".

    Late at night, time for a snack. There's the pie. Perfect. You sit there looking at the pie while you eat it and you think to yourself "Man, this tastes as good as it looks. What the Hell was I waiting for?"

    People are jealous of you the next day when they find out you got the last slice of pie. They look at you, they stare, they wish they were you. They hang cell phones out of their window to take pictures as they go by.

    People ask you 10 million questions about the pie when they see you.

    You will always be known as "The guy with the pie"


    :nod











    you know you want it

    it calls to you

    when you see a picture of one it makes you want to photoshop your head onto the riders body

    you ask yourself "is it really as cool as it looks?" but you secretly know it is

    you are powerless to resist

    resistance is futile
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  11. bvardi

    bvardi Probably not Deciduous

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    Damnit, it wasn't bad enough that I ended up getting a ural after joining this site, now the posts are making me hungry too!

    :lol3

    Of course seeing some of the bike lists on here - you could just as easily use the metaphor "Bikes are like peanuts - you can't have just one"
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  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  13. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    Mr. Cob made a statement a while back about having a well-rounded stable - something to the effect of having more than just a hammer in your toolbox or some such.

    Prolly mean a lot more if I could remember exactly what that codger said but you get the point :lol3

    xXx EDIT xXx

    Found it :D

    "A man can never have too many motorcycles, like any good craftsman you need the proper tool for the job at hand. A man needs more tools than a hammer, the same goes for bikes." ~Mr. Cob~"
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  14. bvardi

    bvardi Probably not Deciduous

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    Shhhh.... you'll ruin the "All you need to fix a ural is a big hammer" mystique.
    :D Quick go tell someone you replaced the tranny with just a rock and duct tape before you blow it for all of us!

    Agreed absolutely though - for me the balance is a ural, quick errand/getting to work or downtown machine where I don't need to carry anything much, and also a cottage bike or two for puttering around up there.

    Urals are a blast but not the best for quick trips or errands (UDF among other things). My 250cc scooter is small, light and great for downtown, but I can't carry much on it or ride it in the winter. And the cottage bike (eventually bikes likely) are up there for the purpose of quick rides without having to be driven back and forth to the city (so they're ugly and cheap - emphasis on cheap.)

    Hmm.... any way we can work in a quote that says we also need more than one kind of pie?

    :lol3
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  15. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Geez, how can you argue with briiliant logic like that! :clap

    My wife doesn't get it though. :huh Bugger!
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  16. Mark 42

    Mark 42 Foiley

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    "A man can never have too many motorcycles, like any good craftsman you need the proper tool for the job at hand. A man needs more tools than a hammer, the same goes for bikes." ~Mr. Cob~"

    That's why in addition to a hammer, you need a BFH and a LDH for fine tuning.
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  17. DirtDOG

    DirtDOG Same Dog, New Tricks

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  18. DirtDOG

    DirtDOG Same Dog, New Tricks

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  19. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    Ouch! That, um . . . headrest on the hack doesn't look very comfortable!!

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  20. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    Here's the hack at our house. Another is on the way very shortly!

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