Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    That's the bias-ply Bridgestone Battlax BT45 130/80-17. 2nd one. First one got torn to bits on a 105 degree day when I hit some very sharp-edged gravel (also destroyed my rear and side car tires!) This one is doing fine. I've recommended this tire to a number of inmates. Fellow inmate szurszewski who is wandering the country on a big K1200LT-Hannigan rig with a trailer (see Bakery Quest) got 21,000 miles from one on his rig.
  2. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    I remember talking to you about this on our ride. It don't remember the reason for bias ply vs radial. Was it only for carcass stiffness or something more? Thanks.
  3. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Stiffness. That's all. Resists lateral deflection much better than radials.
  4. Bootlegger

    Bootlegger n00b

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    Here is the new to me Sidecar rig 2003 with less than 1300 miles
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  5. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Nice looking rig. Congrats
  6. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    RTE today with the COG group. nice road trip for the new sidecar. IMG955705.jpg
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  7. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Out in the middle of Chesapeake Bay - in the wind!

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  8. Gancek

    Gancek Adventurer

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  9. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Ok - that's officially what I want next :)
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  10. Gancek

    Gancek Adventurer

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    I can built for you if you want :)
  11. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Like the two wheel drive.
  12. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Gancek--I can't believe that this box survives!! Hope there is nothing valuable in there. :D

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  13. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Josh, it's really a remarkable rig. Build thread here --

    @Gancek, would you really be willing to build one for somebody in the U.S.?
  14. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    That would be fantastic but I'm going to need to save up for a few years (decades?) first. And that's only going to work if I somehow generate an income to save.

    Would need to save up enough to come pick it up in Poland as well!
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  15. Gancek

    Gancek Adventurer

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    It cost time and money, but yes, I can build another.
    Sending to U.S. is for sure possible, this is as well just question of money.
    This rig is my first, so now with my expirience, second will be better :)
  16. Gancek

    Gancek Adventurer

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    This is tool box. Truth is that it was fixed to low. It survived but I do not use it any more :)
  17. Gancek

    Gancek Adventurer

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    I offer for sale full set of drive or single parts:

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  18. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Makes me wish I had a BMW so I could try these out.
  19. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Don't know how well this works , but , it had first rate construction.

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  20. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Anyone here?

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