Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. gobium

    gobium Been here awhile

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  2. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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  3. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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  4. gobium

    gobium Been here awhile

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  5. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    The worse part to me is the rear mount is on a moving part. The couplers are sketchy on their own , but , having one on a moving part is failure in progress.
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  7. retroone

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  8. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    The hitch on a moving part is something done here in Perth.
    I was surprised the 1st time I saw it but it seems to work ok.
    Some of the riding school instructors here tow a small capacity bike on a trailer behind a larger capacity bike with a standard 50mm tow ball.
    But the hitch is attached to the swingarm.
    Seems all wrong to me but it is a simple solution for about the city.
    May not be so good on rough country roads, but all bikes had ridgid rear ends at one point.
    The load on the towball is what 10% max?
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  9. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Some of my trailer mounts are on moving parts. Been working for me for over twenty years.
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  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    brstar and Bar None , you both miss my point. I'm not even talking about the hitch , that's not the problem.

    The problem is the rear sidecar mount is on the moving part .
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  11. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    OK. Sorry I missed your point!
  12. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Ah yes the pic in my head was incorrect.
  13. jabreu

    jabreu Been here awhile

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    Wow looks great. I want to build a light tear drop.

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  14. jabreu

    jabreu Been here awhile

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    Okay my hack is on. Let's see if I can get a picture

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  15. Mark4931

    Mark4931 Adventurer

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    Does a professional hack count? I found this here, looks like the shop had a Duc laying around and decided to go for the crazy.

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  16. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    Nice rig, too bad about the Bozo the Clown color scheme.
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  17. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Pic by whitham_wannabe of my 1200GSA rig
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  18. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    What are you running up front now? Are you liking it?
  19. numbat

    numbat Been here awhile

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    I don't think it looks round enough to be a Tilbrook, I'll ask him next time I see him.
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  20. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Says Battlax right there on the sidewall - you can't read it? ;)