Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    beauty eh
  2. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Long timer

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    looks to along the same lines as the early kawasaki uni-track or Suzuki full floater....



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  3. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

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    Speak for yourself

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  4. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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  5. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Kawasaki Z-1 , 2 good sized blokes , that's a lot of weight landing on the skinny end.
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    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Twistgrip Adventurer

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    Ken Jones,driver/Steve Wheeler,passenger. British 1000cc sidecar Grasstrack racing
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    Twistgrip Adventurer

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    Jeff Measor/Dave Pope. British 1000cc sidecar Grasstrack racing. Jeff,now 68 is still racing,in fact,he won a sidecar final only yesterday.
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  12. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    Me at the garbage dump doing the "Honey, take out the garbage " thing. Great day for a ride here in the mountains. Had to go back home via a Dragon run.
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  13. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    So on the open cockpit tubs like the DMC, Ural, Freedom rigs how do you keep sun and rain off the monkey? I've seen a few flimsy Bimini-looking things that probably don't handle 90mph desert crossings well nor keep the inside dry in a driving rain. I don't like the Munstermobile look of my Hannigan ragtop but it sure has held up well to years of abuse!


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  14. BigFatAl

    BigFatAl Been here awhile

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    They deal with weather just like the rider does !!!.


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  15. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    Sounds like a formula for your monkey losing their enthusiasm.
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  16. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    The problem with that is simply the sitting IN a sidecar is not the same as sitting ON a motorcycle. You get - generally - less airflow when it's hot and more water pooling when it's coming down. I don't know what's commercially available, but it would be certainly possible to build both a Bimini and full enclosed top that would hold up to anything you could ride a motorcycle through.

    The biggest challenge would be making a full top that was weather and wind tight but still easy to enter/exit, and - if you wanted- easy to fold up when it wasn't needed.
  17. BigFatAl

    BigFatAl Been here awhile

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    My wife deals with it just like when she rides her own bike.
    She wears the right gear for the weather and has a waterproof 12v heated blanket she puts over her lap for long cold rides.


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  18. FLYING EYEBALL

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    Chaco's setup seems pretty cool

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  19. ErictheBiking

    ErictheBiking Been here awhile

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    My passenger dresses for the rain and also pulls the tonneau cover up and around as much as possible.
    Quite snug and cosy.
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  20. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    I seem to recall some one had a tonneau cover similar to what kayakers use........ ( $5 says Luke has it bookmarked! :ear)
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